A Good Fight
| Sean Merriott
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
The City Could Be Ours by Morning, A Good Fight
Pop rock, Power pop, Alternative rock
A Good Fight (commonly abbreviated to AGF) is an American Rock Band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. The current members are Eddie Love, Rizz, Jon Woods, Christian Sanchez, and Eddie "Dump Truck" Mekelburg. The band's first album, "The City Could Be Ours By Morning", was released in February 2008. Their second album, "A Good Fight", was released May 1, 2010. The band is currently in the studio, recording their third release (their second full-length album), "The Kids Keep Asking for More".
A Good Fight was named "Best New Band" at the 2007 Northwest Arkansas Music Awards. At the 2012 Northwest Arkansas Music Awards, they won the "Best Rock Band" category. Alternative Press magazine described the band as having "mature, punk-infused vocals and catchy choral arrangements balance between genres—but that's part of what gives the band personality".
The band was also named "Best Band of the Year" in 2007 by Celebrate Magazine. The Fayetteville Free Weekly predicted that A Good Fight will be "the first Northwest Arkansas band to land on MTV"."The Arkansas, USA based band A GOOD FIGHT already has had fifteen minutes of fame on MTV with some of their material and while listening to their first full-length CD, it becomes clear that this is a high quality band. What they are doing is very impressive and deadly catchy at times. A GOOD FIGHT is playing modern day American Melodic Pop-rock, a few steps away from bands like Bowling For Soup, Weezer, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, The Click Five and such, but somehow with a wink to the 1980s in the guitar riff department, such as the glam metalHair Metal riff in the song “Rips Like A Motor”. However, the music is American High School catchy day catchy Melodic Pop-rock, short but sweet and....quite good. The band also released a mini-CD, but with this [self] titled full-length CD they show they are ready for the major labels, because also the sound/production is of a high level, despite this is an independent release. Check out this band at: www.agoodfight.net" - STRUTTERZINE MAGAZINE - HOLLAND
“Arkansas pop-rockers have a buoyant Strokes-ish energy, propelled by deftly arranged group vocals a la Taking Back Sunday. Frontman Eddie Love shines, especially on the ballad “Ordinary,” proving the group is multi-dimensional. “Kill Me, What A Love” has an All American Rejects feel, which is not to say the band lacks an altogether distinctive profile. In fact, this expertly rendered production, together with the photogenic frontman’s star quality, go beyond the band’s influences and should have major labels starving for A Good Fight. “ - MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE - OCTOBER 2010 ISSUE
Within just months of their first concert, the band won a nationwide MTV contest in which 4000 bands competed to have their music played during an MTV reality show. Over a half a million votes were cast and A Good Fight received an overwhelming number of them for the music video for their debut single "The Drama". The video appeared during the season finale of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila and several episodes of Made. Their music video for "The Drama" was also featured on MTV and an after party was held minutes after they were announced the winners of the contest.Eddie Love – lead vocals
Rizz – lead guitar, vocals
Jon Woods – bass guitar
Christian Sanchez – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Eddie "Dump Truck" Mekelburg rhythm guitar, backing vocals
2008: "The City Could be Ours by Morning"
2010: "A Good Fight"
- "Dejavu In A Suitcase"
- "The Drama"
- "White Flag"
- "Waiting Room"
Winner - "I Want My Music on MTV"
Winner - ROCKNATION magazine GRAND PRIZE
Winner - AMP Magazine "Unsigned Band Contest - Part Duex"
NAMA (Northwest Arkansas Music Awards) - Best New Band
Celebrate Magazine - Best Band of the Year
- "The Captain"
- "Kill Me, What a Love"
- "Rips Like a Motor"
- "Every Other Moment" featuring Amyh Hart from Fayetteville, AR band, Dreamfast
- "Someone to Call"
- "Because of the Times"
- "The Only One"
- "Sparks Were Flying"
- "I'll Take it From Here"
- "All Day, All Night" featuring Colin Hardaway, "Organic Hip-Hop"
Someone To CallA Good Fight · 2010A Good Fight Wikipedia
Kill Me - What A LoveA Good Fight · 2010
The DramaThe City Could Be Ours by Morning · 2008