The Rocket Summer
Mike Mains & The Branches, John Allred
577 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
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The Rocket Summer
From the moment Bryce Avary, better known as The Rocket Summer, exploded onto the scene as a teenager in the early 2000s at the forefront of a wave of indie pop he has been a musical force. Charging out of Texas and onto the international stage he has never been in short supply of ear-worm hooks and effortless charm. Fans have flocked to Avary’s optimistic and exuberant songcraft and the community it inspires for years. Now, with a new album, Sweet Shivers, Avary’s musical evolution and the breadth of his songwriting is on full display.
The album is stunningly expansive, with hallmarks of Avary’s familiar songwriting style in lyrics that manage to be both extremely personal and universally applicable. “Writing is where I feel most normal, it's where I come alive” he reflects. As with previous records, Avary’s musical virtuosity is apparent. He wrote, produced, recorded, mixed, and performed every instrument on the album. Seven albums into his career, Avary is just hitting his stride and leaving his mark as one of the most reliable songwriters and multi instrumentalists in rock music.
Mike Mains & The Branches
Indie rock band from Michigan USA.
With influences ranging from Tom Petty to Jimmy Eat World, John Allred has been making music under the moniker "Allred" since 2004. Originally from West Hartford, Connecticut, John found a new audience in Provo, Utah. A prolific songwriter with 7 full length records under his belt. In 2014 John added a new lineup of musicians to complete his new sound. They became Forest Eyes. Over 100,000 records sold independently worldwide and surpassing 500,000 song streams. Touring extensively throughout the US and internationally as far as China.
Opening for such notable acts as:
Augustana, Ben Folds, Blink 182, Collective Soul, Dashboard Confessional, Imagine Dragons, Jason Reeves, Matt Nathanson, Neon Trees, Parachute, The Rocket Summer, Relient K, Secondhand Serenade, Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind, and Yellowcard.
"None of this would have been possible without an incredibly supportive fan base. People truly make a difference when they share the videos, come to shows, listen on Spotify and download from an artist on iTunes.
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