Rock with a Purpose Presents
FAMILY FORCE 5 with Special Guests
TheRuinCity, ELIM, The August Exchange, Among The Silent
4501 North Pershing Dr.
Arlington, VA, 22203
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Family Force 5
Family Force 5 is a Party Rock/Dance/Pop Band from Atlanta, Georgia. They have performed on the Vans Warped Tour a whopping 6 times, including performing at the first ever Warped Tour UK last year. The band has toured with Breathe Carolina, Cobra Starship, Secondhand Serenade, 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jacks Mannequin, Relient k, Hellogoodbye, and MercyMe. They have released numerous hit songs including the surging hit single "Cray Button (feat. Lecrae)" which will be on their upcoming re-release of "III". Other hits include "Love Addict", "Earthquake", "Zombie", and the dance party anthem "Wobble". They've also headlined festivals like Creation, Awakening, Purple Door, Sonshine, Uprise, and many, many more! The band has millions of hits all across Youtube.
Soul Glow (Solomon Olds), Crouton (Jacob Olds), Phatty (Joshua Olds), Nadaddy (Nathan Currin), Chap Stique (Derek Mount) continue to evolve and create music that take their fans on a journey. FAMILY FORCE 5's latest studio album, III, marks a dynamic shift and takes the group back to their rock roots, resurrecting the heavy guitars and bombastic beats of their debut. Unadulterated energy ties the band's unstoppable genre hopping as FAMILY FORCE 5.
FAMILY FORCE 5 have earned a loyal following culled from their endless touring and chart-topping albums. The group's previous album, 08's Dance or Die, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #30 and the Modern Rock chart at #8 with 13,000 copies sold in the first week. An Alternative Press magazine cover story followed and the group co-headlined the completely sold-out "Alternative Press Fall Tour." FAMILY FORCE 5 will be performing on "The Vans Warped Tour" as it will be making its first stop in the UK in 13 years of the tour at London's Alexandra Palace November 10, 2012.
TheRuinCity is a five-piece pop rock band from the Washington DC area. TheRuinCity prides themselves in creating music with a unique upbeat style and sound, influenced by bands such as Augustana, Copeland, Switchfoot and The Fray. The band was founded in 2010 by frontman and piano player Mike Daknis, along with lead and rhythm guitar players Josh and David Hoppel. The band later added drummer Dillon Knighton, and bass player Kyle O'Keefe.
In 2011 the world was introduced to the heart pounding, synth laden, hip hop infused sound created by none other than ELIM.
The unstoppable duo, comprised of two brothers, has carved out a niche that is all their own in the music industry. Their ability to create an atmosphere that gets the party started and keep it rockin' all night is a gift unlike any other. The tandem's irresistible sound draws crowds in, and their high energy performance keeps them coming back for more.
ELIM's frontmen boast skills that few others are blessed with, and a never ending drive for success to accompany it. The duo's hard work rewards listeners with exactly what they want- driving bass, catchy hooks, and lyrics with purpose as well as style.
Their sexy sound is sure to be igniting dance floors globally in the very near future, and that fits perfectly into ELIM's plans of sonic domination via radio airwaves as well as in the club.
The August Exchange
The August Exchange started in 2009 as Adonia. Since then, they've played over 100 shows together up and down the East Coast. From the start, they knew that they wanted their music to be more than just a catchy melody or a good beat. They strive to write music with messages of hope and redemption that will inspire people not to give up, but to change for the better.
Among The Silent
Jordan, Brian, and Colin have shared a unique bond ever since their days as young, adventurous lads growing up in an orphanage in Siberia. It was there, in the orphanage, in the village of Yeniseysk, that they met a handsome, bearded buccaneer named Jake. Together, the four adventurers escaped from the village of Yeniseysk (in Siberia) aboard a dogsled pulled by snow leopards stolen from the village chieftain. Upon arriving in Scandinavia they encountered Jake's long lost accomplice Drew. However, since unemployment was excessively high in Scandinavia at the time, the five were faced with utter desolation from lack of mastication (in other words, they were starving to death). So, to stave off their demise, the five intrepid lads decided to form a band. And thus Among the Silent was born!
Many moons have passed since Among the Silent's birth, and many things have changed for this rocking band. Jake has since lain down his sword and instead taken up a scalpel, deciding to devote his excessive brains, good looks, and beardedness towards the betterment of mankind. Drew... Well, Drew's adventures must remain secret at this time. But never fear, you can expect to hear about great things directly related to or resulting from this young man. (Hint: he will be wearing a cape and tights.)
Unfortunately for Among the Silent, when Jake and Drew moved on to bigger and better things, the poor band was left with a hole in it's heart...and a vacant seat behind the drum set. However, quite fortunately for Among the Silent, there was Stephen.
And so, with Jordan's melodious vocal wizardry (and fantastic hair), Brian's thundering bass (and rippling muscles), Colin's lightening fast guitar licks (and ravishing good looks), and Stephen's drumming, Among the Silent carries on... Ever onward...