The Invisible Children Tour w/The Rocketboys & Bearcat
Highway Headline, The Longshot
6691 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63130
This event is all ages
On their previous recordings, "20,000 Ghosts" and "Wellwisher," The
Rocketboys perfectly married themes of unity and brotherhood with rich, soaring rock, lifting the band to national critical acclaim. The band
supported its releases with lengthy tours and multiple festival appearances but inevitably the rigors of the road took their toll, eventually rupturing the band's momentum in the winter of 2010-11. Three members of the sextet of college friends from Abilene, Texas left to focus on other endeavors, and the split nearly ended the band.
The resulting hiatus did have its upside, allowing frontman Brandon
Kinder a window both to release a solo EP (under the name "The Wealthy West") and to pen the theme song for The Discovery Channel's hit show "Bering Sea Gold." However, in the end, the three remaining members (Kinder, keyboardist Justin Wiseman, and bassist Josh Campbell) agreed they weren't at peace letting The Rocketboys cease to exist.
The initial hurdles of rebuilding, though difficult and disheartening, began to give way to newfound inspiration. Though the song-writing process drastically changed as a result of the reduced lineup, with less cooks in the kitchen, a more broad, dynamic range of ideas and visions fermented and flourished. The end result is their new album "Build Anyway".
Recorded in their home studio and mixed by CJ Eiriksson (U2, Live, Phish), the album chronicles the emotions that surface through the brokenness in abandonment to the search for peace and closure, both personally and musically.
The band also just released their first ever official music video. Shot on their recent West Coast tour, the video for “The Best” captures some of the band’s intense live energy and anthemic style.
The Rocketboys are on tour this fall in support of Invisible Children.
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Throughout her life, Renee Yohe has always believed in the value of telling her story. The platforms have changed from social media, to books, to public speaking engagements, and most recently, a film based on her life starring Kat Dennings and Chad Michael Murray (due in 2012). Renee first entered the public spotlight with To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit organization that aims to present hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and thoughts of suicide. In December 2011, TWLOHA was awarded a $1 million grant from Chase at the first-ever American Giving Awards on NBC. By sharing her own personal struggles, Renee and the organization have helped millions.
Through everything, music has always played a crucial and stabilizing role in Renee's life. Her favorite bands helped her through some of her darkest times. Later on, TWLOHA would find it's biggest initial support and exposure from bands who would wear the organization's t-shirts. When the opportunity came to form her own band, the transition just felt natural.
Renee's eclectic talents and triumphant experiences create a compellingly notable project with BEARCAT. With a new album, a spring tour and a film due out in 2012, this is set be their year.
Highway Headline is a Mid-Western four-piece who is chasing down the adventure of a lifetime. Mike, Aaron, Scott, and Jonny know that when you fill a room, big or small, with people singing at the top of their lungs, something amazing happens. Everyone comes into the room as total strangers but leaves as friends with a shared experience they'll never forget. Highway Headline is setting out to fulfill the dream of doing just that night after night. In March of 2012 "HH" will release their self-titled EP that is just the first chapter of a book that can only be written with your help! Want to come along for the ride?
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