Smile Empty Soul, Romantic Rebel, Beitthemeans, The Everyday Losers
Friday, July 15
Doors @ 6:30 PM MDT
Show @ 7:00 PM MDT
Price: $15.00 – $20.00
Smile Empty Soul
Smile Empty Soul is a heavy alternative trio formed while its three members were still in Santa Clarita, California high schools. After honing their sound with numerous hometown gigs, Smile Empty Soul began venturing to the Sunset Strip, and eventually passed a demo to Todd Parker of the Los Angeles indie ThroBack. That exposure led to a deal with Jason Flom’s Lava imprint, which was expanding in the wake of early signee Kid Rock’s white-hot success. The trio hooked up with producer John Lewis Parker, who was at the helm for their self-titled debut, issued by Lava in May 2003. With its screeching guitars and Danielson’s rage-filled vocals, the album was indebted to the alternative sounds of the early ’90s. Vultures, Smile Empty Soul’s third record (the band’s sophomore outing, Anxiety, was scheduled for release in 2005, but a split with Lava kept the album from seeing the light of day until the band released it through their own MRAfia Records label in 2009) hit the streets in 2006, and was followed by the aforementioned Anxiety. Their fourth full-length, Consciousness, arrived in 2009, followed by 3’s in 2012. A new EP/DVD is due out in Spring 2016.
Romantic Rebel started off in 2012 as a project between siblings KT and Alex and quickly became a full time venture in six very short months. The Chicago, IL based duo immediately began writing a catalog of original material siting influences such as Van Halen and Aerosmith. The band tapped former Smashing Pumpkins touring drummer Matt Walker and entered the studio to record a four song demo at world renowned CRC Studios (Chicago, IL) in September of 2012. Becoming a promotion machine, the group immediately started booking shows, passing out demos, and filmed a video for the lead track “Dirty Love Song”. Front woman KT started using social media tactics to get their music in the hands of many industry people, as well as, many well known hard rock bands. One such person was Tim King, bassist for the heavy Rock band SOiL and Director of A&R at Pavement Entertainment. Tim immediately brought the project to Pavement President Mark Nawara. “I told Mark there was something special in this band and we should develop them” states King. “I knew with some hard work we could have the next successful female fronted rock act on our hands”. Pavement quickly snatched up the band and re-entered CRC Studios to re-work the track “Dirty Love Song”. “The experience was awesome” says guitarist Alex Vincent. “Dirty Love song came to life in a whole new way”. Vocalist KT chimes in: “The experience of taking our music to new heights was an exciting process and taught us a great deal about the songwriting process” Romantic Rebel will begin booking dates around the midwest and branching out to other areas of the country. The lead track “Dirty Love Song” will be made available as a special digital release via Pavement Entertainment mid 2013. Cherri Bomb Bio: Half Bettie Page, half Joan Jett. Although she has been pinup modeling for a little over a year, Cherri Bomb has loved music all of her life. Now, she’s combining her two worlds and bringing red lipstick and fishnets to rock and roll. She’s a pint-sized pinup with a whole lot of attitude and a killer voice to boot. Alex Vincent Bio: Romantic Rebel’s secret weapon. Not only is Alex the band’s guitarist, he is also responsible for writing every riff and note on the album. He is the modern Mozart; hearing the music in his head and transposing it beautifully to the band’s E.P. Music is Alex’s passion. His motto is, “I don’t play to live, I live to play.” Dan Daniels Bio: Upon joining Romantic Rebel, the classically trained musician has added bass to his repertoire of musical skills. Dan’s raw style of bass playing compliments Alex’s guitar perfectly. Having knowledge of both contemporary and modern music composition, Dan is able to provide a unique twist to Romantic Rebel. Max Shreffler Bio: Max is a classically trained percussionist with great chops. He brings a diverse range of experience in rock, blues and punk that complements Alex and Dan’s musical prowess and Cherri Bomb’s amazing vocals.
Just when you thought Southern rock was said and done, along comes Beitthemeans, swaggering out from a dark shed somewhere deep in the pines of Sylacauga, Alabama. The name is fitting for a power trio that is all about boot straps, whether it’s pulling them up or using them to beat their way out of a smoldering genre that could benefit from a whipping or two. With swelling riffs, bluesy throwbacks and a lead singer with a screech that must be part owl, BITM certainly cracks the whip on Southern rock. Bassist Casey Wilson, drummer Nathan Kelley and singer/guitarist Josh Jones partnered with Birmingham’s Ol Elegante studios and producer Lester Nuby for the band’s latest effort, Head Held High. It’s a natural pairing, considering Nuby’s roots in alternative Southern rock. He currently plays in a Birmingham-based band called Vulture Whale, was a founding member of the band Verbena and has worked extensively with folks like Amy Ray and Dave Grohl. “They’re Southern rock, no doubt, but with a hint of the occult,” Nuby says. “And, lyrically it’s completely truthfulâ€¦singing songs about salvation and sin, about getting by in crazy, small-town Alabama.” It doesn’t hurt either, that Jones’ startling scream is a full-on invocation to the dirty ghosts of rock and roll’s past, present and future. The band challenges all that has been and is to come of Southern rock and roll, making Head Held High a revival of sorts. Instead of resting on the laurels of the music royalty they admire: Son House, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Soundgarden, Nirvana, BITM left inspiration at the shed door and emerged on their own time, only after capturing a hell-bent sound they could claim as their own. And that’s what rebel punks should do.
the everyday losers
The Everyday Losers are a hard rock band from southern Indiana consisting of brothers Dylan and Tyler Seidel, Danny Norton, and Damian Baker. They have recorded with Phil Taylor of Future Leaders of the World in New Orleans at Revolver Studio and John Lecompt of Evanescence and We Are the Fallen in Arkansas at The Red Room. Combining their love for heavy hard rock and 90â€™s alternative, the band began writing original music and independently released their debut EP â€œSongs for Us Allâ€ in June 2011 and their second EP â€œSocial Paradiseâ€ in January 2012. The band released their debut album “Revel in the Chaos” in June 2014 with 2 singles released so far. The band has released two official music videos for the songs â€œYou’ve got War” and “Outta My Head.â€ A third single for â€œScreamâ€ will be released in 2015. The Everyday Losers have toured nationally with Saliva and Future Leaders of the world towards the end of the year in 2014. They have also shared the stage with Jackyl, Smile Empty Soul, and Black Stone Cherry and performed at Rockapalooza with national acts Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. In 2015 alone, the band has received airplay on over 20 stations in the US, Brazil, Spain, Germany, and the UK. The band has also been featured on blogs, zines, and major music website Alternative Nation. The Everyday Losers currently have sponsorships and endorsements with InTune guitar picks, Black Diamond Strings, Clayton Custom Guitar Picks, Dirtbag Clothing, and Coldcock Whiskey.