Hit Makers Music & E/C Presents: - Matinee
Red Velvet Crush "Record Release show"
I Am Nation, Fight The Quiet, The Amends, Root & Stem
1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Red Velvet Crush
Pushing the limits, beyond the highest expectations and a passion for turning dreams into reality. Red Velvet Crush tells the chapters of courage, motivation and of making choices to make a change, for the better. Realizing what you know and what you dream to create the life you desire, the person you aspire to be; Red Velvet Crush is living the story through songs and stages.
I Am Nation
"Our goal is just to be able to play as a band and make enough income to label it as a career so we're not stuck doing something we don't love for the rest of our lives," says I Am Nation front-woman Liz Greub. Short and sweet, this sentiment just about sums up what I Am Nation is all about. Money and fame? You can have it. All this Midwestern quartet really cares about is making music they love. "None of us can really see ourselves doing something other than playing music for others."
Formed a little over three years ago, lead singer/guitarist Greub, and lead guitarist Megan Gladbach met bassist Wyatt Lemmon and drummer David Gonzales during their freshman year of high school and jelled instantly. Since then, I Am Nation has worked tirelessly honing and perfecting their sound – a combination of catchy pop-punk rock hooks and expert lyricism – and playing local shows, including two "Battle of the Bands" competitions in which the band took 1st and 2nd.
Fight The Quiet
Fight The Quiet is an American Rock band formed in Flagstaff, AZ, one of many historic stops on Route 66. On March 2nd, 2010, the band independently released their first nationally acclaimed EP, Let Me In. Thanks to their highly marketable sound, Fight The Quiet has been able to secure song placements on various TV shows such as MTV's Real World and VH1's Sonic Ranch. Following the release of their single, "Won't Let Go," Fight The Quiet was named FUSE TV's Unsigned Artist of the month and Clear Channel's Artist to Watch alongside radio favorites Mumford and Son's and Neon Trees.
From Chicago to LA, Seattle to NYC, and way more than two thousand miles, the band traveled and performed while building a passionate fan base across the United States. Fight The Quiet played 250 shows in support of Let Me In, and graduated from dive bars to venues that host mainstream contenders such as Theory of a Deadman, Built to Spill, and Young The Giant.
After months of relentless work, the band is getting ready to release their next album, The City Below. Working with producer J Hall in Nashville, Fight The Quiet cut a record that is not only a worthy follow-up, but also an evolution and progression within their marketable sound.
For more information, please visit www.fightthequiet.com
The Amends are a Boulder/Denver, Colorado-based indie rock band, formed in January of 2010. We've been playing some of the best venues in the Denver area since December ' 10, including multiple shows at Meadowlark, Lion's Lair, Larimer Lounge, Herman's Hideaway, Catacombs, and many others. Members are Drew Weikart (vocals, lead guitar), Tyler Taylor (keys, vocals, rhythm guitar), Chris Childress (bass), and Shay Byington (drums).
We're first and foremost a rock and roll band. Our influences are varied-- indie, alternative, blues-- but our focus is writing and playing good old-fashioned melodic, foot-stomping, rock n roll. Our songs are driven by guitars and piano and anchored by an incredible rhythm section. Main songwriters Tyler and Drew bring together different backgrounds and influences (Drew's a blues-loving guitar shredder while Tyler thinks of himself as the bastard child of Dylan and indie rock)-- to form something exciting and new, but anchored in the best traditions of rock.
Root & Stem
Rocking Kansas City and we're doing it pretty.
We've been getting hammered and playing music together since we were little kids.