Authority Zero

Authority Zero

The Supervillains, The Sleights, Sorry Sweetheart, Jon Gazi

Fri Sep 08 2017

7:00 pm

$5.00 - $16.00

This event is all ages

Authority Zero
Authority Zero
Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty Authority Zero has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium's legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK's Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, Authority Zero continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.

Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.

The new album is set to be released on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment-US/Canada/Japan, Concrete Jungle-Europe/UK and 3wise Records-Australia and will be followed by a heavy touring schedule around the globe. Lead Singer and Front Man, Jason DeVore says "The excitement and anticipation for the new album The Tipping Point that I have is unparalleled,” says vocalist Jason DeVore. “The closest thing I can think of is how I felt when we first released A Passage In Time so many years ago. You feel you're really doing something right when you and the members of your band are rocking out to it like it's their new favorite album that just came out. That's how it should feel. The energy, the intensity, and collaborative sounds along with a new realm of production working with Cameron Webb has made it extremely intense. It's a taste of the old school and slingshots into new areas and veins of music we have yet to tap into. We've also incorporated some surprise elements. It's an album based on the idea of tipping the scales, unity, causing a ruckus while forging on, and the history and future of all who have been involved and will be for years to come. We're fired up."

Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors.

At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe.
The Supervillains
The Supervillains
The Florida-bred swamp reggae rockers have been bending genres, partying hard, touring the world, and leaving tales of joy and destruction in their wake.
The Sleights
The Sleights
The Sleights is a punk rock band hailing from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in early 2014 the four piece has released three EPs and begun playing shows along the front range of Colorado, including a midwest tour in summer of 2016 and a west coats tour in early 2017. Pulling from its strong punk rock and rock and roll roots, the band keeps the music short and simple, and the live shows fast and fun. The band is comprised of former members of: The NOBODYS, Hostile Encounter, Disguise the Spy, Murder Hat, Anchor Point, Red Stinger, The Proper Villains, The Sleights recorded their second EP in January, which was released late summer of 2015. The band is preparing for its third EP release, which will happen early June 2017. The Sleights will be heading back to the studio in summer of 2017 to completed their 1st full length .
Sorry Sweetheart
Sorry Sweetheart
Assembled in the spring of 2015, and featuring former and current members of bands such as Flagship, Kult of Skaro, Arise the Lie, Party Boys of the Century, Denver Port Authority, and The A-Ok's, powerhouse "Sorry Sweetheart" plays hard hitting fourth wave skacore with a pop-punk sense of humor that is not to be missed.
Jon Gazi
Singer and songwriter of Caribbean Rockalypso pioneers, West Lindy, from the Virgin Islands.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/