Entertainment Trading Company Presents
Fuel w/ Brett Scallions, 5 Bands $15.00 **ALL AGES SHOW **
The Bomb, Silent Fury
2014 Genesee Street
Utica, NY, 13501
Doors 5:30PM / Show 6:00PM (event ends at 11:00 pm)
This event is all ages
Fuel has nothing to prove. The band has sold over 3.5 million albums in the U.S. and scored a trio of top 5 singles, "Shimmer," "Innocent" and "Hemorrhage (In My Hands"), the latter of which remained at #1 for 12 weeks. In addition, Fuel have sold out tours all over the world, headlining venues and opening for bands including Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Creed and 3 Doors Down. Fuel are primed to pick up where they left off with their latest release, Angels And Devils, with new band members in tow to help add to an already formidable list of achievements.
BAD AXIS - (bad-ax-is) n. - 1. The illogical, irrational, necessary pattern of living one must endure to succeed.
Life on the road is all too familiar for BAD AXIS frontman, Drew Molleur. Cutting his teeth with Los Angeles' MIDNIGHT TO TWELVE and Jacksonville's COLD, Molleur found out the hard way exactly what it takes if you want to rock for a living. "There has been and will continue to be plenty of blood, sweat and tears for the four of us but we all consider ourselves blessed beyond measure to be able to tour the world and share our music."
Joining forces with MIDNIGHT TO TWELVE drummer, Mike Snyder, Benjamin Dmitruk (guitar) and Brandon Onstad (bass), Molleur and Nashville-based BAD AXIS would call upon Brett Hestla (Dark New Day, Virgos Merlot, Creed) to produce the record that had been in the making in the minds of these four rockers for over a decade.
"COME ALIVE" (available 5.15.11), the band's debut release, boasts a "no skip button necessary" policy. "We put everything we had into this record and could not be more proud of every single track," says Dmitruk. "There is something for everyone." Whether you are a fan of rock or not, you'll find yourself bobbing your head to the infectious groove of "LET THIS GO" or the super-charged rock smash "UP TO SPEED." BAD AXIS showcases their well-rounded style with the smash-singles "LIKE A GHOST," "BOUND TO BREAK" and "TERRIFIED."
BAD AXIS finds their home on the stage and pavement and will be touring heavily to support the release of "COME ALIVE". "We are ecstatic about getting to tour this new record and look forward to seeing our amazing fans and making many more in the process." Look for BAD AXIS soon in a city near you!
At the age of 55, the man known as Venrez decided to walk away from a successful career in movie production choosing to dedicate his life to rock 'n' roll! A dream that started nearly four decades ago when as a teen, Venrez fronted his first ever band playing the latest Bowie hits. His garage band dreams were shattered when he found none of his band mate's aspirations or focus matched his own.
Fast forward 37 full years to 2009 when Venrez was building a Tiki Lounge on the balcony of his LA condo. He enlisted the aid and drinking pallets of his many muso buddies. It was only a matter of time before the informal gathering of friends should turn into a band once drinking sessions turned into jam sessions.
This group of musical warriors, in a three week creative orgy, wrote enough material for two LPs and immediately began gigging. In less than a year, they have played and sold out literally every prestigious Hollywood venue. Not surprising when you realize the band features some of the most sought after and talented of L.A. musicians whose CV includes names like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Juliette Lewis. After months of refining the band's sound, Venrez entered the studio to record it's debut album, Witches Brew. This LP inhabits the nearly unimaginable landscape where the Counting Crows and The Doors co-mingle, even flirting with Dickies style punk and the psychedelia of Pink Floyd.
What would drive a man to start his first ever rock band at 54 years old? "For me rock and roll has always been a cathartic release from my high pressure jobs," the singer states. "Finally I get to do this full time. With the way things are now, "I'll get to it" is not an option. I have to do this! And I never do anything half-assed!"
We now know once and for all, you never are too old to rock and roll!
Mick Fury - Vocals, Guitar
Joe Nasty - Bass, Vocals
Ryan Calabrese - Drums