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Apr 15, 2024

Out late and sounding great with ‘3 A.M.’

Out late and sounding great with 3 A.M.

by Darius Davila | Staff Writer

A local San Antonio band known as 3 A.M. played at The House Of Living Bread Church located off of 281 and Redland Road on Sunday October 23. The ambitious Christian band plans to continuing playing churches and colleges as it continues to grow in notoriety and popularity.

“We usually play at churches, but we will play wherever the doors are open. We have been invited to play at a college, so that’s giving us an opportunity to spread our music even further” vocalist Matt Gamez said.

The band has been together for 5 years.

“3 A.M. started back in 2006, and our primary goal right now is to finish and release our debut album,” lead guitarist Michael Garcia said.

During the performance, the band played a total of five songs, varying from fast-paced rock rhythms to slow, ambient song at the finish. On several occasions, songs were extended with instantaneous improvisational instrumental parts, in which the whole band harmonized together in an elegant segue.

“I think musically our performance went okay, I mean, we had a few mess-ups, but that was really it. 75% of our songs were about love, and I didn’t even realize it until after the show. I think our message for this show was love, and how true love is unconditional,” Gamez said.

Fans of 3A.M don’t consider the band another ‘typical Christian’ band, noting its unique sound as evidence.

“I think 3 A.M is different from other Christian bands, because they don’t only play original songs that they wrote, but they cover songs as well, and they really relate with their audience through their music. Also, 3 A.M has a very ambient-alternative rock sound to their music that is just great to listen to” Chris Gonzalez said.

3A.M realizes that, although their tune is important, the message they give through their music is even more so.

“3A.M’s message is that there’s more to life than your schedule or everyday activities, and just that God wants to be with you and wants to have a relationship with you,” Gamez said. “We as a band play music, not only because we love to do it, but because I know- now more than ever- that this generation needs examples, good authentic examples that are steady and don’t change. There’s just so much bad examples now, especially in entertainment ,and we want to change that.”

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Out late and sounding great with ‘3 A.M.’