Rocklahoma Launch Party! with HESSLER
Black Actress, Wildstreet, Diemonds, Stone Cold Outlaw, DJ Erik
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
HËSSLER is a Chicago based female fronted heavy metal band boasting a deadly twin guitar attack. A musical and visual roller-coaster created to ignite your soul and seduce your mind. Word and sightings of their explosive live performances are quickly establishing their place in today's music.
In April 2011 HËSSLER released "Bad Blood", their first EP, and have since put out three music videos.
A new full length album "Comes With the Territory" was recorded in the fall of 2012 by Chuck Macak at Electrowerks Music Production; a December 2012 Southwest tour is in effect in support of a late November 27 release.
HËSSLER has shared the stage with: W.A.S.P., Cinderella, Steel Panther, U.F.O., Loudness, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Skid Row, Warrant, Lizzy Borden, Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses), Sister Sin, The Last Vegas, All That Remains, Otep, Obsession (featuring Mike Vescera), Bang Tango, Enuff Z Nuff, Trixter and performed at SXSW 2012, Rocklahoma 2012, playing right before Slash, as well as Summerfest 2012 in Milwaukee (the biggest music festival in the world).
Formed in the sptring of 2008, Black Actress delivers an authentic, high energy rock and roll insemination: bringing an action packed live show and bombastic recordings to new fans and friends all over the country. Having shared steages with the likes of Electric Frankenstein, New Bomb Turks, Red Fang, The Adicts, Nashiville Pussy, L.A. Guns and many more. The heroes and pirates of the music history we know and love shine in this Chicago explosive.
Armed with big choruses, blazing guitar solos, and powerful melodies, WILDSTREET is a sex-fueled rock n' roll explosion beckoning the glory days of '80s arena rock. With their debut EP in tow and fans lining up worldwide, WILDSTREET has developed a balls-out, fist-pumping stage show that erupts in intensity, showmanship, and musicianship; which is exactly what today's rock scene has been waiting for...
Toronto is the setting for the most molten rock and metal scene in the western hemisphere. Meet Diemonds: the city’s hungriest band, clawing their way out of the underground with their saccharine-and-daggers hard rock. Fronted by rock’s most dangerous deity Priya Panda, the band shines on stage, commanding an audience all night long. Diemonds aren’t through until every single crowd member has had a real rock n’ roll experience.
With “In the Rough,” a CD/cassette release that’s already in the hands of every headbanger in the know, buzz on the upcoming release is at a fever pitch. On the cusp of releasing the hotly anticipated ‘The Bad Pack,” Diemonds will take their mean, tough and infectious sound on the road in 2012. You can expect big things from the young band who have a music video in rotation across Canada called “Take on the Night, and already toured extensively in the US, Canada and India, without the backing of a record label.
Having gained local recognition and sponsorship from heavyweights like Jagermeister and Pabst Blue Ribbon for their bombastic live performances, Diemonds have been fortunate enough to play opening slots for hard rock heroes like Slash, LA Guns, Michael Monroe, Teenage Head, and many more. They’ve had headlining spots at the Halifax Pop Explosion, CMW and North by Northeast.
Meanwhile, history was made in when Diemonds toured northeast India, becoming the first female-fronted act ever to play the city of Shillong, India’s rock capital.
Last summer, the band even made a special appearance at the prestigious Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, OK playing four sets in three days alongside bands like Motley Crue, Staind, Whitesnake, Seether, & Papa Roach. They have been asked to make a return visit in 2012 with a month-long stint in the US to follow.
If the response to In the Rough is any indication, Diemonds is in for one hell of a ride. Accolades for the album spanned the globe, earning the headbangers Best Album of 2009 from Classic Rock Magazine (UK), BlogsnRoses.com, and Kelv Hellrazer of Los Angeles’ 100.1 The Edge radio.
It has been said that Diemonds keep one boot in the gutter — and the other in your teeth. With The Bad Pack they do something else, too: they take a huge step forward.
Stone Cold Outlaw
Stone Cold Outlaw is a hard rock band from Chicago who are driven to be the best and are dedicated to conquer the scene. Like a runaway train, they are a powerful force that will not be stopped by anyone or anything!
The band started with Paul Widner and a few other undisclosed musicians. Each of whom have since left the band or were asked to leave for various reasons. Finally Paul hooked up with lead singer, Karina Sunqueen, an experienced and talented singer who hails from Poland. Her rebellious rock n' roll attitude and soaring vocals were just what the doctor ordered.
The bands sound comes from a variety of influences but it mostly comes from 80s to 90s rock/metal. You got your straight up, in your face rock. You got your blues inspired riffs. Theres even a little bit of a dark, Alice in Chains-esque fix in there. Mix that with the fact each member looks like they came from different eras of rock, you can't lose!
Basically, this band is ready to melt your faces, bash your ear drums, and blow the roof off of anyplace they play. The name Stone Cold Outlaw says it all. Love them or hate them, they don't care......cause you'll never forget them.
"Ah just act the way ah feel. Elvis Presley"
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