We The Kings
Cute Is What We Aim For, Plaid Brixx, Astro Lasso, Light It Up
31 Webster St.
Hartford, CT, 06114
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
We The Kings
For pop-rock quartet We The Kings, it's all about staying connected – with each other, with their hometown roots, and especially with their fans. Named for hometown Bradenton, Florida's King Middle School where they first made music together, the band – Travis Clark (lead vocals, guitar), Hunter Thomsen (guitar, backing vocals), Drew Thomsen (bass) and Danny Duncan (drums) – has grown into one of the most engaging and exciting acts on the pop-rock circuit. Talent, ambition, and hard work have all played a part, but for We The Kings, nurturing the bonds between the band and their fans is what makes it all happen.
Their self-titled debut album hit #1 on Billboard's New Alternative Album sales chart and spawned the Billboard-charting tracks "Secret Valentine" and "Check Yes Juliet," which is nearing Platinum status.
Their music has been licensed for the CW, MTV, Rock Band, and more, and they were nominated for a 2008 mtvU College Radio Woodie Award. Appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and MTV's TRL and Spring Break 2008 have further boosted the band's visibility. Constantly on the road, in 2009 they headlined their own tours as well as the 2009 Vans Warped Tour.
Since Warped wrapped up, the band has been in the studio recording their sophomore disc, produced by S*A*M & Sluggo (Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, Metro Station) which will be released December 8. The infectious first single, "Heaven Can Wait," is gaining nationwide airplay, climbing the Billboard Singles chart, and has already reached the Top 10 on the Alternative Singles chart.
The title of the new release, Smile Kid (S-Curve), sums up the band's attitude. As Clark explains, "we are all about living life as happy as possible, and when you seem down, just remember to Smile Kid :)" Infectious high spirits and camaraderie energize their on-the-road videos and live performances. The joy they take in being on stage is palpable at every show; having fun and sharing that feeling with the audience is what it's all about. "It's always been based on friendship," says Clark, "which is why I think we get along so well together and why we're able to tour eleven months out of the year without wanting to kill each other."
Cute Is What We Aim For
Special 10 Year Anniversary Tour for their album The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch!
PLAID BRIXX is a Columbus, Ohio indie pop band formed in 2014 by its frontman, Chris Duggan. Chris is joined by Mark LeRose on drums and Jared Sawaya on bass. Their first EP, Chemistry, was well received and was nominated for an Independent Music Award in the 2014 Best Rock EP category. The band has performed across the country at SXSW, CMJ, Indie Week Canada, Fashion Meets Music Festival, Columbus Arts Festival, Sailfest, Musikfest and performed with acts such as B0RNS, Matt & Kim, Cute Is What We Aim For, Metrostation, Dreamers, DJ Khaled and Smash Mouth.
Their top three songs have a combined 1.3 million online spins. In addition, 'The Greener Side' has over 2.5 million audio impressions on musical.ly.
BUZZFEED: "One of the bands I'm most excited about at CMJ"
Poparazzi: "It's only a matter of time before PLAID BRIXX strikes the right chord and shows the world why their music should be on your playlist with all the other alternative pop that's on the web."
The band's single 'The Greener Side' was featured on Spotify's New Music Friday (Canada) playlist with other artists such as ZAYN, Kiiara, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo, Elliphant, and more!
'The Greener Side' was also featured on the iTunes Pop Store in the U.S. & Canada.
An electronic, Indie, pop band from PA. Jordan Davis and Tristan Martin make up the brand new project ASTRO LASSO. The sound is a fresh mix of melodic song writing and cutting electric samples and beats. The mix of the two make for a new sound that has grown from Davis and Martin's original band Kingsfoil. They put on a high energy two person live show with a full band sound.