Pirate Radio Presents:
Three Rings Over Denver feat. Hemlock
Machinery Cell, MF RUCKUS, Grace's Period, Dissonance In Design
3263 South Broadway
Englewood, CO, 80113-2425
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 16 and over
Flickering strobe lights fade to black, thumping bass guitar strings test the darkness, and a thousand fists punch the air to the chanting of the massive crowd: "Hem-lock! Hem-lock! Hem-lock!" With an ear-crushing first note, the men of Hemlock pound the stage and instantly win the diehard devotion of the music lovers there. But Hemlock, made up of Chad Smith (24, bass and lead vocals), brother Brian Smith (26, drums), Mike Johns (27, guitar and backing vocals), and D.J. Kinsley (22, guitar and backing vocals), are more than simple "rock stars"-they are as fiercely dedicated to their music and fans as their audiences are to them.
For every show that Hemlock performs, the members, friends, family and street team of Hemlock promote for weeks in advance, hanging up posters and signs, and passing out fliers by hand to thousands of people. Hemlock also has free email and standard mailing lists with thousands of names of fans who have signed up at the shows and on the band's official website, hemlockworld.com, which has gotten over 50,000 hits in only a few months.
After Hemlock draws in the crowds, selling out countless venues, these gifted musicians creatively keep the concert-goers happy and entertained. Two legendary Hemlock concert events that everyone eagerly anticipates are the "All Girl Pit" for the song Sour and the "Split the Pit" of Conniption Fit, both of which have video footage fans can download from Hemlock's website hemlockworld.com. Unique merchandise created by the band are Hemlock mousepads, wallets, antennae balls that look like Hemlock members, snowglobes, panties, visors and trucker hats, backpacks, lunchboxes, purses, belts, and even Hemlock perfume and cologne, plus there's the typical CDs, hoodies, windbreakers, and other goodies Hemlock has to offer. And as always, after the show, Hemlock holds a "Meet and Greet" so fans can have the chance to visit with them and get autographs and photos with the group.
Hemlock is not just a passing craze-they've been together since 1993 and have recorded five albums: Hard Pressed, Controlance, Return of the Clunkinator, Shut Down, and their most recent Pigeonholed, produced by Mikey Doling of Soulfly and Snot fame. Based in Las Vegas, NV, Hemlock has toured throughout the Western U.S. and as far East as Louisiana with bands such as Hatebreed, Chimaira (with plans to tour the East Coast with them later this year), Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, Soulfly, System of a Down, Hed Pe, Papa Roach, Machinehead, and many more. Hemlock wins contests and earns regular rotation slots on radio stations like KUPD in Phoenix, KZGL in Flagstaff, KDOT of the Reno/Lake Tahoe area, Las Vegas's 107.5 X-treme Radio and KOMP 92.3, XM Radio, The X of the Inland Empire of California, and dozens of college radio stations in the Western U.S.
More tours, radio airplay, and CD recordings are in the works for Hemlock, but the growing fame these bring doesn't go to their heads. Hemlock will always stay loyal to their fans, signing autographs or just saying hello and visiting for a few minutes at a restaurant or mall, and their music will always be true, because as Chad says in his intro to Kill Your Children, "This one's about me. This one's about you. This one's about all of us…" It's not just a band, an audience, and music-Hemlock is a way of life.
Deciding to finally put the music in his head out in the world, Jesse “Drummer” Robinson released a solo project, Cordyceps, in 2009. A year later, he started writing another album. Perhaps a spin-off of Cordyceps, Drummer recruited a permanent singer and renamed the band. A bit more advanced than his initial material in guitar riffs and vocals, the band began playing what they call Wrong Note metal.
The band is entirely about spreading their music; it's not about money. It's about doing what they have to do to stay sane and hoping that other people get something from it, too. Machinery Cell released “Against Our Better Judgement” in August of 2010 and found more success from it than they anticipated. They began playing live sets, mixing material from both Cordyceps and the new album, and then began writing a follow-up album that better met their own expectations of themselves.
Machinery Cell will release their sophomore album, “Question Everything”, in late spring of 2012.
If you think you've heard it all—every sound every band has to offer—and seen it all—one live set blending into another—and you've begun to wonder if seeing another band is worth the bother, just wait 'til MF Ruckus takes the stage. When that first chord hits, you'll remember why you got obsessed with music in the first place.
MF Ruckus has only been kicking musical ass for a short time, but their relentless writing and touring has earned them a reputation as one of the best bands around. They consistently redefine the melodies and moods of classic American rock music, and while they have been influenced and inspired by music from all across the spectrum, they defy comparison to any particular band or style. But, with over 150 road dates a year, it is their live set that truly sets MF Ruckus above the competition. The boys have evergy in spades. They leave the guys in the crowd on their feet pleading for more, and the ladies—whom the band attracts like magnets attract iron filings—ready to behave exactly like their fathers wish they would not.
Their audience cuts a wide swath: punkers & metal-heads, sk8ers & hipsters, rock-a-billies & soul daddie crowded side-by-side with hellions, scoundrels, professors and barflies. Check your PC nonsense with the doorman. Get ready to have some fun.
If you've heard them before, do it again—like sand dunes, their live show changes with the wind. And if you've never had the pleasure, get off your ass. Bear witness: MF Ruckus is in the house.
We turn your favorite classic rock/pop songs from the 50's - 90's into high energy modern rock/punk/metal masterpieces that melts faces and turns poo to liquid.
We play gigs and make it hurt.. thats it.
Dissonance In Design
Zac Patuto - Drums
Sam Johnson - Vocals
Harrison Patuto - Guitar/Vocals
Cutting their respective Metal teeth at the not-so-tender ages of 12 and
14, DISSONANCE in DESIGN's (formerly Morbus Deus) core members re-invented themselves and evolved into a progressive/melodic/technical Metal wrecking ball. The band recently added accomplished front-man Sam Johnson (ex-Sunday Massacre) who brings energy and emotion to their already concussive attack.
Siphoning inspiration from such artists as Veil of Maya, The Faceless,
Protest the Hero, Between the Buried and Me, Within the Ruins, Animals as Leaders, and many others, DISSONANCE in DESIGN offers up an uncompromising amalgam of singular riffs and hypnotic grooves that will appeal to even the most discerning Metal palates.
Even those not-so-familiar with the Metal genre will find the music accessible, and infectious.
These young men employ an unrivaled strategy when creating their melodic mayhem: write songs that are far beyond their physical talents and capabilties, and practice/play them until they become an integral part of the DiD sonic arsenal. Technically precise execution, combined with visceral musical themes/lyrics translate to a commanding stage presence that leaves audiences transfixed... and wanting more.
Some intrinsic subject matter includes disdain for the government, self-introspection/healing, meaningful personal experiences, and the bane of worldwide religion. Some have gone so far as to label DISSONANCE in DESIGN as "Inspirational Metal"...
Ultimately, it's all about the music itself...so there will be no acquiescing to the mundane and contrived. Expect the unique...and the unexpected...
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