20 Quality Northeast Tattoo Artists Going Head To Head in style Competitions. Three straight days of flesh beautification, BEASTMODE Style!!! Come get tattooed, check out the bands, have a cocktail or four and we also have our best Body Paint Contests each day too.
Tattoo'd Lifestyle Magazine will be there, special guest judges & Rhode Islands Tattooing OG The Nudest Tattooist Mr. Sailor Ron himself (RESPECT)
If you're looking to get tattooed or shopping for your next artist, be sure to come by The Anchors of Hope Tattoo & Body Art Expo! We will have 20 of the top Northeast Tattoo Artists ranging from NY to VT. Come see them in action and view their portfolios. We will also have body painting, tattoo contests and live music. Schedule is as follows:
Doors open at 2:00 PM
Tattoo judging at 9:00 PM
Awards by 10:00 PM
Music starts in the front room after awards.
Lineup as follows:
Forever A Vendetta
Doors open 11:00 AM
Tattoo judging at 9:00 PM
Awards by 10:00 PM
Music starts in the front room after awards.
Lineup as follows:
Essence Of Pain
Doors open at 11:00 AM
Tattoo judging at 7:00 PM
Awards by 8:00 PM
No after party but volunteers welcome for breakdown.
Face to Face is a punk rock band from Victorville, California formed in 1991 by front man Trever Keith, bassist Matt Riddle and drummer Rob Kurth. The band rose to fame with their 1994 album Big Choice, featuring the radio hit "Disconnected" that was first played by KROQ and appeared in the movies Tank Girl and National Lampoon's Senior Trip.
Face to Face officially split up in September 2004, allowing the band members time to focus on other projects. During that time all the band members played in a number of post-Face to Face projects including Legion of Doom, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Offspring and Saves the Day. In April 2008, after a four year hiatus, Face to Face performed together for the first time at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California. Since then, the band has continued to perform and has released two more studio albums.
BURNING STREETS is a high energy, hard-working punk rock band from Boston, MA. Founded in late 2007 current members include brothers Andrew & Mike Juliano, Steve Zarba, Dave D’Elia and Thanos P. Burning Streets have leveraged their passion for music and commitment to friendship to keep the flame burning. Perhaps this flame will help them carry the torch of East Coast punk rock.
Since the day they turned the key to start an old, yellow GMC van they have learned to cultivate the passions and attitudes that are synonymous with this lifestyle. Burning Streets has spent the last few years motoring across the country, North, South, East and West. Their music has given them the power to penetrate the borders of Canada and Europe.
The band has released two full lengths to date, “Is it in Black and White?”-2009 and “Sit Still”-2011 were released on Sailors Grave Records (US)/I Hate People Records (EU). The band is currently working on their third full length record with plans to have it released in early 2015.
Silver Screams is a punk rock and roll band from Boston, MA. Like it nihilistic? How about three aging punkers playing the best music they know how to nobody, with no career aspirations, zero street cred, and no greater point whatsoever. It’s a power trio screaming into a void before they die, because they’re not dead yet. They have jobs and families and the whole thing is very nearly a complete waste of time.
Whatever. Every single one of us is going to die and Silver Screams is going to play some killer sets before it all goes down in flames.
The music draws from all the nowhere punks who sang to them in the cradle. The energy is a raised middle finger to everything they ever didn’t like and a cheer for everything they did. And the fact is, they’re pretty fucking good at what they do.
Matches Announced For Beyond Wrestling: The Real Thing
*The KILLogy: Part III*
Samoa Joe vs. Chris Dickinson
Crusade For Change (Darius Carter & TJ Marconi), dany only, M1nute Men (Tommy Trainwreck & Devin Blaze) vs.
Garden State Gods (Eric Corvis & Myke Quest), Dave Cole, The Symbiote (Rickey Shane Page & Davey Vega)
*Philly vs. NYC*
Nick Gage vs. Jaka
*CLL World Title Match*
Shynron (c) vs. ???
*The Fucking Tag Team Match*
Matt Tremont & Stockade vs. The Hooligans (Devin Cutter & Mason Cutter)
*The OTHER Fucking Tag Team Match*
Da Hit Squad (Mafia & Monsta Mack) vs. EYFBO (Mike Draztik & Angel Ortiz)
Scheduled To Compete:
-Da Hoodz (Davey Cash & Kris Pyro)
-Death By Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn)
-Team TREMENDOUS (Dan Barry & Bill Carr)
-The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven)
STORMBRINGER was formed by members of leading tribute bands and professional performing/recording artists with the goal to re-create the powerful musical experience of early Deep Purple material. This band carries an energy and unique style that roots from many years of experience playing Deep Purple material from the early years.
Losing September is a group of modern day Pirates with tires and gas in place of mast and wind. Taking haven in the great port of Muncie, IN when off tour.
The Rise Of The Loser Creed:
I am a loser, but I am not a failure. I learn with every loss and become stronger by every obstacle. I cherish my defeats as well as my victories, for knowing what not to do, is just as important as knowing what to do. I will not look down or demean others, and will strive to be a positive and empowering force to help others learn from lessons they don’t yet understand.
Downfall is a five piece Metal outfit hailing from Massachusetts. Putting out their first full length and an EP shortly after in the year of 2013, the band made it's mark in Central Mass and has been expanding ever since. The band's original goal music wise was to create a hard hitting mix of Metal, Hardcore, and Alternative. The band has now taken a turn to expand our talents and take a step forward in writing. Taking a more progressive approach, Downfall is currently working on their second full length record that will be out sometime this spring. Get ready for some serious new grooves and a powerful message to come with each new track. For fans of Affiance, Protest The Hero, TesseracT, Periphery, Stick To Your Guns, Opeth, Revocation, System Of A Down, etc.
One With the Storm was established in September 2013 and has very unique attributes. Besides the band being composed of 3 brothers, band members’ ages range from 15 to 25. Although some of the members are young, they are a tight, talented crew with over 25 years of collaborative experience. And they are on a fast track. In a short time, the band has produced and individually released 5 tracks to a rapidly growing social media fan base.
Call it what you will: Melodic Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Space-Punk or Progressive Rock... Overwith has a very distinct sound. Evident from the haunting bipolar sounding vocals of Paco, and air tight live drums of Bryan, Overwith is not a predictable band. String-men Steve holds down furious and atypical grooves, meshing together an audio landscape of different sounds; and the low end progressive rhythms provided by Kyle cement the style. Rounded out by a high energy live show, a new type of breed has emerged from Providence, Rhode Island.
Inspecter 7 was formed in New Brunswick, New Jersey ,U.S.A. in 1992. Originally dubbed "Agent 86", the band had their debut performance at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, New Jersey. At the tail end of 1993, inspired by an irritating inspection tag found in a pair of frontman and founding member Giuseppe Mancini’s Levi jeans, the band was renamed Inspecter 7.
In 1994, Inspecter 7 kicked in the door of the NYC Ska scene with their appearance at the 2 night sold-out underground music festival known as "Oi!/Skampilation", which was recorded for a compilation CD released later that year. From then on they formed relationships with NYC and NJ’s hard working Oi, Punk, Hardcore and Ska bands playing for and with the Skinhead & Punk underground when most other Ska bands were abandoning it. Inspecter 7 continued playing for and with the people who supported them from the start, even as Ska began to mainstream in the mid 1990s.
After releasing a 7-inch record on Moon Ska NYC and appearing on several compilation CD and vinyl works, Inspecter 7 released their first full length CD entitled "The Infamous" in 1997. Inspecter 7 toured nationally numerous times in support of "The Infamous" CD as well as in support of their second full length CD "Banished To Bogeyland" which was released in 1999. As the Ska flame began to flutter towards the beginning of the new millennium and the main stream crowd lost it’s interest in the underground flavor-of-the-decade, Inspecter 7 continued playing, albeit with far less frequency and span than they were accustomed to. They continued on a subdued live schedule through the 2000's but also slowly began piecing together another full length album which was completed in 2012. In 2013, on the heels of completing and releasing their 3rd full length CD, "Escapes And Illusions", on I7 Records / Little Dickman Records, and with a fresh new line up, they returned full force and full time to bring their own unique brand of Ska to the world.
Born In Hartford,CT. in 1980. Like a true New Englander,Riki lived all over the East Coast throughout his youth from Connecticut to Maine & Boston to Miami. He now resides in Boston,MA where he still performs. A hard worker,a dedicated skinhead and an even tougher man with a reckoning in life! Known to many already in Boston, New York, and Miami as a skilled songwriter and street musician, Riki Rocksteady and his band are quickly broadening their appeal. First noticed nationally with the successful college radio airplay of his song "Crazy Dave" from the Spit Shine Records' compilation Leisure Riddims (2002), he has continued to gain recognition with "Going Home Dub" off of the Dubshine Compilation (2003) and caught the ear of European radio stations and Internet sites. Boston's Spit Shine International record label recognized his talent, signed him, and has released his first full-length album at the tale end of 2004. Entitled, "Your Official Introduction" the album of 12 original tracks enlists some guest appearances by seasoned Boston ska/reggae artists of Bim Skala Bim, The Allstonians, and The Harmonics.
A Minor Revolution's sound is derived from years of influence listening to NOFX, Mischief Brew, The Clash, and Hi-fi and the Road Burners -the four favorite bands of AMR's 4 members; Ryan, Zack, AJ, and Luthor. A house party of genres including punk, reggae, hip-hop, and good old fashioned rock n roll are what drive the band and are very apparent in both of the band's current albums.
DIY from the start, AMR has written, produced, and distributed our own work, and have booked/promoted our own shows & tours with the help of Ocelot Records and some other great friends.
We have been honored to play such amazing bands as Far From Finished (MA, Flix Records), Michale Graves (NJ, Hydraulic Entertainment), Stray Bullets (MA), Paranoid Social Club (ME, ON Entertainment), The Down and Outs (RI, Epitaph), The Atom Age (CA, Asian Man Records), Badfish, Not Since The Accident (UK, Renegade Sounds), and Burning Streets (MA, Sailor’s Grave Records), not to mention all the amazing local heroes from the New England scene such as Lenny Lashley (Darkbuster) and Geoff Palmer (The Queers and The Guts).
New Hampshire Punk Rock at it's finest! Live Free and Die!
Electric Six is a six-piece band from Detroit, Michigan. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of "Garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal." The band met recognition in 2003 with the singles "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar", and subsequently recorded ten full-length albums: Fire, Señor Smoke, Switzerland, I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master, Flashy, KILL, Zodiac, Heartbeats and Brainwaves, Mustang and Human Zoo. They have also released a rarities album, Sexy Trash, and a live album entitled Absolute Pleasure. A live DVD, funded via Kickstarter, called Absolute Treasure was released for download in February 2014. Dick Valentine also announced on the Mustang tour that a new album was in the works.
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to millions upon millions of YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. He’s been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours which has traveled the world over.
With his influence continuing to grow, in 2012 Andy was personally asked by progressive metal icons Dream Theater to open their Asian tour followed by living-legend Prince – yes PRINCE, who found him on YouTube! – to join his band for a series of shows in Australia. Andy now looks to challenge himself even further with more surprise collaborations, diverse music releases, development of new instrument products (including Ernie Ball’s Aluminum Bronze strings) and ceaseless international touring including new markets such as India, Russia, the Middle East and Greece. In addition, Andy launched a record label titled Mythmaker Records in 2014 whose focus is on gathering and developing the world's most creative and unique musicians in one place.
Widely regarded as one of the most respected fingerstyle guitarists of his generation, Stephen Bennett is also an acknowledged master of the harp guitar, a challenging teacher, a gifted composer, and a performer of great sensitivity. The Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association referred to him as “the Jedi Master of Fingerstyle Guitar”.
Stephen has traveled the world and performed with the best. From California to Maine, Texas to Tennessee, around Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan, Stephen has played all sorts of venues and events. He has released many recordings of music, along with DVDs, books and other instructional materials – and is always working on something new.
None other than Tommy Emmanuel, arguably the most well-known solo guitarist in the world today, includes one of Stephen’s recordings (Ten) in his list of 10 Essential Acoustic Guitar Albums.
Listening to Stephen’s music, it’s clear that his work is the product of both mind and heart, intellectually challenging and emotionally satisfying. It is deeply personal, even as it is universal. Listeners often have a feeling that they have stepped into the world of the musician, and for a short moment in time, there are only the two of them there. Says one reviewer: “With his ear near the body of the harp guitar, Mr. Bennett gave the impression of a father cradling a newborn baby . . . His performance was imbued with heart and grace.”
34 year old Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known colloquially among the best guitar players in the world as a musician’s musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that reflect ambient and progressive music that transcends global cultures and languages. That he does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style has endeared him to a broad spectrum of fans of popular music.
Via his six albums of original material released to critical acclaim, two live performance DVDs, 6 years of global touring and more than 50 million cumulative views on YouTube, Antoine Dufour has emerged as a young star of fingerstyle acoustic guitar, building a worldwide reputation for innovation and creativity. 2014 will showcase his abilities as he tours global markets including Canada, Germany, USA, China, UK, France Netherlands, and many others. He has recorded a new album of material that is slated for a fall 2014 release.
Antoine’s records of accomplishment include winning First place at the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championships, Third place at the ultra-prestigious international guitar championships at Winfield, recording for the leading Instrumental music record label Candyrat, plus touring and playing with luminary guitar players such as Andy McKee and Don Ross.
Through his active schedule of post show meet and greets with every fan after gigs, holding seminars, workshops and masterclasses as part of his tour schedule he truly loves engaging fans on a one-to-one level – however, it is via social media that he has connected with millions of fans spread out all over the globe. His fans have recorded countless covers of his music on YouTube and his fan base is as loyal and ravenous to see him perform as any artist out there today.
Clearly, fans are attracted to his technical prowess in the progressive Acoustic Guitarist as trail-blazed by such geniuses as Michael Hedges and Preston Reed; yet, it is a solid reflection of his ability and persona that he is simultaneously hailed by reviewers and critics alike.
The groundwork for what has become the relentlessly-touring sonic assault known as The Koffin Kats was laid near Detroit, Michigan when Vic Victor (Lead Vocalist, Upright Bass) joined forces with long-time friend Tommy Koffin (Guitar). After adding Damian Detroit (Drums) the band kicked off in June 2003, stopping for nothing. Now, with over ten years of touring internationally and over two thousand live shows, the touring trio’s current home is out on the open road.
The Koffin Kats began by putting together songs with such subjects as dealing with the horrors of the real world, as well as Science Fiction. The band started in small local bars playing for beer, hoping for gas money, and eventually made their way out of the Midwest. The next couple of years contained positives including numerous North American tours, and negatives concerning changes at the drumming position. During this time they released their first three albums: Koffin Kats (2003), Inhumane (2005), and Straying From The Pack (2006).
The three album releases and their supporting tours gained attention for The Koffin Kats and helped get the band noticed in the wide world of punk and psychobilly. In 2007 Vic and Tommy connected with drummer Eric “E-Ball” Walls to record the band’s fourth studio album, Drunk In The Daylight (2008), and catalyzed what the band is now known for: love for their fans and the road, and playing everywhere for everyone willing to watch and listen.
In the years following the release of Drunk In The Daylight, The Koffin Kats have established their name performing in Europe, and have also been included on tours with some of the tops acts in psychobilly, including, but not limited to, Mad Sin, Nekromantix, and The Meteors. In 2009 the trio released their fifth studio album, Forever For Hire, and Tommy departed at the year’s end to pursue a normal life. Shortly thereafter, “EZ” Ian Jarrell took over the guitarist position and joined the band on tour. While on the road they worked on the material that would become featured on their split album with fellow psychobilly act 12 Step Rebels, From Our Hands To Yours (2011).
The Koffin Kats signed with Sailor’s Grave Records in late 2011, and released Our Way & The Highway in January 2012. The trio supported their sixth studio album’s release with non-stop international touring, finally ending in summer of 2013. In autumn of the same year, they released another full-length album with Sailor’s Grave Records, Born Of The Motor. Sales and reviews have proven Born Of The Motor, the band’s seventh studio album, to be their most successful release to date.
Early 2014 brought another change to The Koffin Kats’ member roster; Ian Jarrell left the band to handle personal business at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not wanting to bring someone too far removed from The Koffin Kats family into the fold, Vic and Eric enlisted John Kay (Guitar). John was the engineer on numerous recording sessions for the group, and producer of both Drunk In The Daylight and Born Of The Motor. The Koffin Kats now move forward doing what they do best: keeping live music . . . ALIVE!
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Note: General Admission is standing room only. VIP includes Meet and Greet: Arrive 1 hour early to meet the performers, have one item signed, get a photo op, and have access to crowd-free merch shopping. VIP guests receive a VIP laminate lanyard and first access to the venue.
It’s widely known that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert at anything. Andy Grammer logged his 10,000 hours of practice on the streets of Los Angeles. With his car battery powered amplifier and acoustic guitar in tow, Grammer managed to sing his way from the streets to the center of the music industry.
One listen to Grammer’s self-titled S-Curve Records debut and it is clear that this young man became an expert. From the buoyant Top 10 hit, “Keep Your Head Up” to the breezy “Fine By Me,” jubilant, horn-laced “The Pocket,” and emotionally-charged “You Should Know Better,” his irresistible pop songs blend heartfelt, compelling lyrics with instantly unforgettable melodies. Think the relaxed vibe of Jason Mraz crossed with the rock soul of Maroon 5.
Even though he knew music would be his path, Grammer never assumed it would be an easy road or that he could take any success for granted. He played any corner that would have him—using every experience to hone not only his songwriting craft but to learn how to understand his audience. His desire to be heard led him to the streets, “I didn’t know what else to do. So I just went out there and started playing.”
Named one of Billboard’s 2011 Artists to Watch, the singer recorded the album in New York and Los Angeles with a collection of top producers, including Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5), S*A*M & Sluggo (Train, Neon Trees) and Barrett Yeretsian (Christina Perri). “Basically, it was show up somewhere, really dig in with someone who’s going to help you get your creative vision across and then go somewhere else and do it again,” he says. “We got some really great stuff that I wouldn’t have gotten if I just worked with one producer.”
Every song that Grammer wrote on the album had one goal in mind: “I’m just trying to track down the truth,” says Grammer, who was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New York. “My favorite thing is to pop up above everybody and write from a bird’s eye view. It may be about a break-up, it may be about a good relationship, it may be what we’re doing on this planet here. I like to be far enough away to see the whole scope of what’s occurring.”
While much of his music is upbeat, Grammer is quick to add he’s hardly “pink and fluffy. I’m not intentionally trying to be positive, I’m just trying to be real.”
In fact, Grammer wrote “Keep Your Head Up” as a letter of encouragement to himself after he’d spent an exhausting day street performing and had little to money to show for it. The video, which features groundbreaking interactive technology in a partnership between VEVO, Interlude and S-Curve, won an MTV O Award for Most Innovative Video, topping entries from Arcade Fire, Robyn and OK Go! “The most challenging part about the video was the sheer amount of times we’d have to tape each cut so people can go through the video thousands of different ways,” Grammer says. “It was crazy.” The clip stars “The Office’s” Rainn Wilson. “He’s such a gracious, amazing guy,” says Grammer, who met Wilson through a former roommate. “He gave me tips on how to look in the camera. The video has gotten so much more exposure because of him coming and hanging out.”
Grammer grew up in a musical household. His father, Red Grammer, is a Grammy-nominated children’s performer who gladly indulged his son’s desire to get on stage...to a point. “My dad would bring me up to sing with him. I’d just have a couple of lines,” Grammer remembers. “Afterwards, I’d say, ‘Dad, I think I’m going to need a bigger part in your show because I nailed that. Seriously, it was intense. I can see it in their eyes, they want more of me.’ I was six or seven and he just laughed and laughed.”
His dad gave Grammer an insider’s insight into what happens off stage as well. “The most important thing I learned from my father about being a musician was the work ethic,” Grammer says. “He worked really hard, he traveled all across the country. I saw his respect for his audience, respect for himself. I saw him take days off where he wouldn’t talk to rest his voice. I saw the work it takes to cultivate an artist’s career.”
In 9th grade, Grammer picked up his dad’s guitar and taught himself to write songs. “I knew one chord, so I was like, ‘I’m going to write the coolest song with one chord ever’,” Grammer laughs. His first band, Out of the Blue, got off to an auspicious start after playing some covers and Grammer’s first original song, “Doorstep,” at a battle of bands contest. “We did not win...at all,” Grammer says. “I thought it was going to be a big concert moment. It was fun, but it was like, ‘This is really hard and we suck’.”
Around the same time, Grammer had a musical epiphany when he heard Lauryn Hill’s seminal solo album, 1998’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” “It felt like it was shifting things inside of me and I loved it,” he says. Other artists who helped him influence his sound include Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Coldplay and Common. “For me, it’s always been about about a mix of hip-hop, acoustic singer/songwriters and piano rock,” he says. “I pull all those together. Each song may lean more heavily on one than the other, but they all have all three pieces.”
So that’s what he did. Now based in Los Angeles, Grammer began playing everywhere he could, including gigs at more than 100 colleges and universities, as well as birthday parties and high school dance classes. “I’d send my music to a choreographer and she would choreograph a dance, then I would come in and play while 100 high school students would dance to my music,” he says. “They’d know all my music and come to my shows. It was all really fun. Any time you make the transfer of ‘I’ve created something and I’m giving it to you and I hope it makes you happy,’ that’s good.”
Performing live remains a communal experience for Grammer, who’s toured with the Plain White Ts, Josh Kelley and Natasha Bedingfield, among others. “As an artist, you have an opportunity to get in and move things around in people. It’s one of the only times during the day where they say, ‘I’m going to open up to some other stuff here,’ and you have that hour to get in and move stuff around and put it all back together. Those are the best gigs, where you can see that the whole room has moved somewhere together.”
The chance to unleash your giddy side comes just once a year. So dress the fuck up and prom the fuck out while you can, my friend. Sequins? Yes. Denim and high tops? Yes. Vintage? Hells yes. You’re a grownass adult, for fucksake... Just wear what you want and kick your angst to the curb.
SHAKE IT, BABY
If you came last year, you know: our DJ plays the stank outta dance music you can’t hold still to. 70s. 80s. 90s... And not the typical stuff. What, you’re no fucking Rubberband Man? Come hang anyway, cuz this time we own the whole fucking house — ballroom AND lounge. Last prom brought couples of all descriptions, entourages, singles. Just fucking show up and the rest is cake! Or bacon... maybe it’s bacon. Whatever you fucking like.
BRING YOUR OH FACE
Surprises? Just fucking expect them. We recommend you come early so you don’t wonder where the hell you were when it all went down.
We love the way Girls Rock! RI empowers girls and women through music, and want to help them expand their program as much as we can. That’s why Grownass proceeds are going to Girls Rock! RI — every penny above and beyond what it costs to throw this fucking boss bash is theirs.
VOGUE IT UP
Pictures! It’s not the fucking prom without them. Strike a pose for our photog and we’ll post all the glam for you after the fucking party. Gratis, natch.
GET COMFORTABLY NOM
Mijos Tacos and Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ will be outside with late-night nosh — bring cash. Inside, Sin and Ellie’s Bakery will seduce your Grownass sweet toof for free. Fete’s multiple cash bars will keep your moves smoove. Don’t drink? Cuppa joe.
WIN GROWNASS SWAG
Know what’s fucking awesome? Providence. Just look at some of the A-list names bringing the goods for our Girls Rock raffle: The Dean Hotel, The Grange, Campus Fine Wines and Julian’s, for starters. More coming soon! Bring a few extra dollars.
Valet parking: $5. Coat check: $2.
STAY THE FUCK TUNED
How will we make this the best fucking prom you never had? We’ll keep adding details right up to prom time, that’s how.
“It’s okay to be who you are, dance hard even when everyone is looking at you, and fuck the haters,” exclaimed Holiday Mountain’s 23 year old front woman Laura Patino to a packed club during SXSW 2014. Those words perfectly encompass the energy that radiates from the Austin, TX based psych-dub trio. Holiday Mountain is a vibrant celebration of individuality, movement, sweat, glitter, and community. Patino formed the group in 2011 while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston with fellow alumnus bassist/synth player Bradley Will and drummer Zander Kagle. Brought together by a common desire to push musical boundaries, they skillfully mix unconventional melodies with danceable grooves and beats that are only enhanced by Patino's wild yet ethereal vocals.
For the forth coming You Be You Holiday Mountain collaborated with Grammy nominated producer CJ Eiriksson to help blend genres and create a completely unique sound. “We wanted to make a record that doesn’t sound like anything we’ve ever heard before” says Patino “Unconventional in all the right ways.”
We are an Indie Rock group, previously from the Angles, reformed to New 52 then to the current EMPIRE. We love playing and writting, and are working on building our fan support and getting into the studio to record our newest music. Look forward to more from us!
Rock and Roll may not be dead, but it does seem like there’s a priest leaning over its bed, reciting the last rites. However, if The Silks have anything to do with it, the body will soon be out of bed, bopping around the room.
What makes their debut disc, Last American Band, so special is this Rhode Island trio not only rocks but also rolls. While longhaired singer-guitarist, Tyler-James Kelly belts it out like early Paul Rodgers, bassist Jonas Parmelee and drummer Matthew Donnelly, keep the beat swinging. One listen to these guys and you’ll remember this music is for the body as well as the mind. The minute you hear The Silks you can’t sit down.
Small Victories invites you to party into the night, like never before, on the Friday of Spring Weekend. Join us at our biggest production yet, split into two stages, featuring live bands Clyde Lawrence and Butter, DJ A2Z, Alexander Norocea, S.A.S.H.A. and a very special headliner, Anna Lunoe.
As a DJ Anna continued to support the ideas of crossover dancefloors by spinning sets where rap was blended into Baltimore Club and future bass was mixed with house. She looks to rule-breaker DJs like Jackmaster, Diplo and Para One for inspiration and guidance. As a songwriter, she looks to the emotive personas behind danceable acts like Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Sampha, Tom Vek, Romanthony and The Rapture. She cites Outkast, Beck, Spank Rock and French electro-rap group TTC as examples of genre innovation.
Alex Norocea, known as "Roach" to most, started Small Victories in the spring of 2011 and has helped facilitate its progress from small events to big productions at the most iconic venues in Providence. After representing Brown in a local Red Bull DJ competition in the spring of 2012, Alex continued to bring his high energy style to the Providence music scene. Having opened for the likes of Blau, Grandtheft, Kevin Drew, Vinny Vibe and Alex Young, his diverse sets can seamlessly flow from electro, dutch, G and fidget house to trap and hip-hop.
Aaron Zhang joined the Small Victories team in the spring of 2014, and has quickly become an integral part of the organization. Although only a sophomore, he has become a prevalent part of the Brown University music scene. Appealing to a diverse, eclectic audience and sharing his passion for thumping bass and deeper house in a variety of contexts, A2Z always finds a way to toe the line between precise technicality and wide appeal.
Sasha has been with Small Victories since fall of 2014. Having studied at Scratch Academy in NYC, his mixing style encompasses a broad range of genres--deep house, hip/hop, reggae, trap, disco, to name a few-- and he prides himself on being able to explore and weave different genres together into one cohesive narrative.
The Clyde Lawrence Band is a soul-pop group based in New York City and Providence, Rhode Island, led by sibling duo Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. Influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse, the Clyde Lawrence Band mixes new and old to create a distinctively vintage yet modern sound. Armed with an arsenal of original material and many wide-ranging covers, they creatively interpret numerous genres like rock, soul, funk, R&B, blues, and alternative.
Fourscore and seven centuries ago, a forgetful friend accidentally left out the milk in some long-forgotten, nary-traveled cave. Over the hours, days, and months, this milk developed a stanky, mind-numbing funk. And quite the historic funk it grew to be. Turns out this is the story of cheese, but something similar probably happened with butter, because damn, Butter brings the funk.
Seryn is a 6 piece band who now calls Nashvile, TN their home. When listening to the well layered textures of guitars, ukulele, accordion, bass, violin, banjo and various percussion, it's hard to imagine This Is Where We Are is the band's debut effort. The band's strength resides in their vast musical talent and understanding of dynamics. Their beauty is gracefully displayed through chilling harmonies. Each member and their voice carry the same importance. One is not complete without the other.
"Beautiful arrangements (both in instrumentation and in vocal harmonies) and an epic, "big sky" sound that, at times, seems more fitting washing over dilapidated wooden pews in an old church than the usual torn-up couches, vinyl booths and barstools of area venues." - Dallas Observer. Check them out on Facebook
Great Caesar aims for the heart with a vulnerable blend of brass, voice, and indie-rock, drawing from acts like Arcade Fire and Beirut to create music that confronts the things that really matter: love, legacy, and the complexity of human relationships.
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