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Namesake, Love Out Loud, The People Say Fox
425 S. Lake Ave.
Duluth, MN, 55802
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM (event ends at 11:59 pm)
This event is all ages
In an era where the music industry is seeing an indescribable amount of new talent being met with an ever-shrinking amount of artist development, Quietdrive is consistently creating and distributing their music to those that matter most…the fans. Having been on a roller coaster that took Quietdrive charging up the Top 40 radio charts to their first independent release, the humble boys from Minneapolis, Minnesota have stood unwavering with their message: Get. Our Fans. Music. Having started off finding success in the pop/punk world, Quietdrive has longed to be appreciated for what they truly are: a timeless rock band. Their latest effort accomplishes that feat with exemplary marks. After more than 1400 shows, 3 vans and 3 records, Quietdrive is focusing on doing just that. On December 14th, fans can find Quietdrive's new self-titled album both online anywhere and in Best Buy stores across the country.This record is one that has struck a very sincere chord with the band. "This is the most honest story I have ever told since I started recording music," stated lead singer, Kevin Truckenmiller. Look for Quietdrive on tour in the Midwest after they come back from playing for the troops in Iraq/Afghanistan a 2nd time this winter.
It's not often that a group of still-teenaged gentlemen form a band and all bear their father's name. But that's exactly the case with the appropriately titled Atlanta, Georgia group, Namesake. Comprised of vocalist Will Crafton, guitarists Brad Wagner and Troy Harmon, and drummer Kevin Nordeste, in addition to their "name" connection, all share a knack for penning hard-edged, highly melodic pop tunes, as evidenced by their debut album, 'Borders & Fences,' and such song as "Worlds Away" (the album's first single), "Saturday," "A Million Good Reasons," and the title track - Border & Fences.
"The group formed in our last year in high school," explains Crafton.. With the addition of Troy Harmon and Seth Van Dusen [the latter is the group's new bassist] we were able to complete the team and set forward into the world."
In 2010, the group signed with Imagen Records. "Namesake really caught our attention over at Imagen," says Imagen Records President Bob Winegard. "They had great things going and a talent that's rare to find in kids their age. We knew we would be able to do great things together.Renowned producer James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath, and New Found Glory) was brought in to create the debut full-length. "I got his number from his production website and was lucky enough to talk to him personally," recalls Crafton. "We talked for a while and I sent him an acoustic demo of a song that would later be one of the songs chosen to record on our album titled 'Saturday.' He loved the track and was eager to get started immediately. We had a great chemistry the whole time we were working together."
Recently, Namesake filmed a video for "Worlds Away," and Crafton recalls it as an amazing experience. "It was the first time any of us had shot a music video. The whole thing was done with a green screen as well. We had no idea what to expect, but we got to work with the legendary Scott Hansen, and he helped put it all together. We spent a good twelve hours straight shooting it, and were very pleased with the outcome. We may be one of the very first bands to play in space!"
And as fans who have caught the group's live show already know, Namesake is a must-see concert act. "Packed full of energy," is how Crafton describes their shows. "We bring to the table what any fan would expect to see. Killer vocals and harmonies, guitar solos, head banging like it was going out of style. We definitely like to have fun and get the fans involved, because that is what it's all about."
And lastly, what does Crafton see in Namesake's future? "We want to get to the status to where if you walk into a room packed with people and someone yells 'Namesake,' at least one person will recognize the name. Well...that and world domination. But that can wait!" As evidenced by 'Borders & Fences,' Namesake is well on their way to obtaining the latter.
Love Out Loud
Love Out Loud is an American Pop band from Minneapolis MN. The band was founded in 2009 by current front man and guitarist Dillon Jones and begin as Pop/Dance project. This musical venture quickly turned into a national touring act shortly after Jones was joined by fellow musicians: Erik Bear (Drums), Jake Johnson (Keys), Josh Clutter (Guitar), and later Austin Schwichtenberg (Bass Guitar). Love Out Loud quickly developed a buzz across the country with their energetic live performance, and catchy vocal melodies. You may have seen Love Out Loud sharing the stage with such acts as: Switchfoot, Family Force 5, The Almost, and Super Chick. Major Performances also include: Mainstage Lifelight Festival, Mainstage Sonshine Festival (2x), Performances on all 11 days of Milwaukee’s Summerfest (world’s largest music festival), and the Underground Stage at Cornerstone Festival. With the success of their last EP “A Story Worth Telling” (Produced by Pat Brown of Sing It Loud), Love Out Loud sold over 4,000 units within the first 6 months as a self-managed unsigned band. Love Out Loud has painted quite a bright future for themselves after their 1st place finish in the nationally credited Club 3Degrees Music Tournament, and recent work with producer Ben Kasica of Skillet. The band has released their brand new EP entitled “Catch Me If You Can” and will be driving their way into the national Pop scene with their outstanding work ethic, guerilla promotional techniques, and high standards in the months to come. Love Out Loud is continually looking forward to the new opportunities they will have to experience in music and life alike. All the while, remembering why they have made it this far, and where they came from.
The People Say Fox
Some fun facts:
- Formed in March of 2008 as a 3-piece nerdy folk band known as "Erth"
- Erth became The People Say Fox upon the release of our debut album of the same name in September of 2009.
We are a mystical rock group hailing from the frostbitten hills of Duluth, MN. We play music that we truly love, and we hope you'll enjoy it too.
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