Aug 1, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM

Day: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $20
Day Of Show Price: $22
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Pop Evil and Escape the Fate
Melodic post-grunge outfit Pop Evil formed in Grand Rapids, MI, in November 2001 with a sound that took cues from the likes of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, aptly putting the quartet right in line with popular modern rock acts such as Crossfade, Shinedown and Puddle Of Mud. Including former members of various area bands (such as TenFive), Pop Evil is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Leigh Kakaty -- who also raps under the name Kakaty (aka The Harem King), releasing the 2003 album A Balla Story-- guitarist Dave Garcia, bassist/vocalist Jamie Nummer, and drummer/vocalist Dylan Allison. The guys released an album and EP (War Of The Roses and Ready Or Not respectively), eventually hunkering down with producer Al Sutton (Kid Rock) to work on new material. As the video for that album's first single, "Somebody Like You," began making its rounds in late 2006, Pop Evil further had their song "Ready or Not" featured on an episode of the MTV television show Made.

Make sure to check out Escape the Fate's offical website!

Drowning Pool
Drowning PoolDrowning Pool turned the world into believers with their breakthrough single "Bodies" in 2001. Ten years and four albums later, they gave fans a new reason to believe. "Feel Like I Do," the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio release [Eleven Seven Music, 2010], became the band's biggest radio hit to date, reaching No. 2 at Active Rock Radio, and remaining in the Top 5 for 12-weeks. With 2009's "37 Stitches" off of Full Circle reaching #4 at Active Rock and "Feel Like I Do," the band had 2 consecutive Top 5 Active Rock smashes and cemented their place as one of the top hard rock acts today. The band's sophomore album, Desensitized with second singer Jason Jones spawned a Top 10 hit with "Step Up." Recent successes have paved the way for unique opportunities such as presenting the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform to then-senator Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, performing for our troops all over the world and partnering with organizations like The Wounded Warrior Project and the G.I. Film Festival.

In an exclusive interview in the September 2012 issue of Guitar World magazine, Drowning Pool announced that fellow Texan Jasen Moreno is their new lead singer. The band's fifth album and their first with Moreno is due out early 2013. The band teamed up with producer Kato Khandwalla at House of Loud Studios in New Jersey as well as John Feldmann earlier this year, and will be finishing the album in Dallas.

Gemini Syndrome
Gemini SyndromeAlternative Hard Rock

ERA 9Montreal, Canada/ New York, NY - May, 2013 - French Canadian rockers ERA 9 have released their debut single, “Oxygen” from their sophomore EP Turn Day. The six-song collection showcases the band’s ability to weave aggressive hard rock with poignant lyrics. Lead singer, Phil Paolino says, “The band wrote the EP together… it focuses on the simplicity of progression and ascension.”

ERA 9’s recent victory at Sirius XM’s “Rock the Grey Cup” contest led to a high-profile performance at the 100th annual Grey Cup Festival which is Canada’s equivalent of the Super Bowl. The live performance was a major stepping-stone for ERA 9 and led to their tour with veteran rockers Trapt this summer. 

The first single, “Oxygen” is a radio-ready song that features classical string arrangements. Paolino explains, “a power ballad with messages of gratitude; we compare help to oxygen because asking for help is a necessity to live just like oxygen.” Paolino adds, “You can’t progress in life without realizing that sometimes you need help. When emotions explode… the weight is lifted… and you can breathe again.”

The title track, “Turn Day” is a testament to the hurdles and challenges the band has overcome. Lead guitarist, Jona Dhe Paganon sums it up and says, “The song speaks to the band’s journey and is reflective of struggle with heavy guitars and juxtaposed drums. It hits the melody and the alluring chord progressions follow. I think it demonstrates our versatility as a group.”

With a genre-bending mix of influences, ERA 9 is one of Canada’s 2013 breakout bands! Their guitar-focused sound unifies a hard-edged foundation while accents of subtle sensitivities of alternative rock lie underneath. ERA 9’s affinity for succinct storytelling and solid hooks makes this band at once intriguing and familiar.

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