LOUNGE: Fubar Presents:
Stitched up Heart, Better Left Unsaid, Manifest, Blind Fusion
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Stitched up Heart
The new single, "Grave" is on iTunes http://www.itunes.com/stitchedupheart
and is currently in rotation on over 45 internet radio stations. Revolver magazine also premiered the video for "Grave": http://www.revolvermag.com/news/stitched-up-heart-premiere-new-music-video-grave.html
Mixi has been featured and interviewed in Revolver Magazine's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock two years in row (#18 in 2011, #11 in 2012). There is also a recent interview in the March 2013 issue of Alternative Press magazine.
Tours in 2013 will support release of a new e.p., currently being produced by Clayton Ryan (Davey Suicide, Natural Born Killers). With Warped Tour, SXSW and other festival performances and a 10 state US tour under their belt, the aggressive drive behind this band is tantamount to their ultimate goal of universal conquest. A violent cacophony of fiery charged emotions makes this a dangerously volatile maniacal machine that commands your attention.
Stitched Up Heart's passion explodes in an uproar of crunchy guitars, haunting melodies, driving rhythms and anthemic songs. Furious and ultimately rapturous performances led by singer extraordinaire, Mixi, have captivated fans across the nation and around the world. Baron Reventón even christened the band: 'attention deficit gratification'.
Stitched Up Heart, making other bands suck since 2010.
Better Left Unsaid
Determination. Dedication. Drive. Strong words, but none fit better to describe the level of commitment Modesto, CA's Better Left Unsaid apply to their music. Active since 2003, BLU combine influences ranging from the thrash of Testament, the grooves of Pantera and the sheer attack of Machine Head into a modern metal whole that stands tall beside the likes of Threat Signal, Soilwork and Meshuggah.
In 2008, Better Left Unsaid released their national debut, The Fight Within, on Stillborn Records. The album benefitted from critical acclaim as well as coverage on MTV's Headbangers Ball for the video single “Testify”. Sophomore album Only the Dead to Witness followed in 2010, and established the rhythmic pummeling sprinkled with melody that now defines the band's sound.
BLU are entering ProView Studios this Spring with engineer/producer Adam Ruppel at the dials. The band's highly-anticipated third album is set for release Summer 2012 and will be followed by extensive touring.
Better Left Unsaid have proven themselves to be a workhorse band with a steadfast DIY attitude. Be it through their seven US tours, averaging 150 dates per year since 2008, or onstage alongside the likes of Killswitch Engage, Devildriver, 3 Inches Of Blood, Daath, Mushroomhead, Hed P.E. and Hatebreed, these guys undeniably get things done, and have their sights set even higher for 2012.
Manifest started back in 2009 with lead vocalist and songwriter Mellisa Zaccaria and well known independent singer/songwriter Jaime Redden. The two collaborated and began writing music and performing acoustically at local venues in the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Long time friend and drummer, Jonathan Morse, joined forces with the band, and shortly after, introduced Steve Duff on bass guitar. Then in March 2011, Berkley grad, Dave Lorden, came on board as the band's lead guitarist bringing along with him Garth Retallack on trombone.
Manifest encompasses a plethora of styles and would be short changed by being characterized as alternative rock, independent rock or pop music. Even though the band utilizes these elements, it's fair to say that this group of musicians have made a name for themselves and create music with superb musicianship and an energy that grabs audiences every time.
Manifest is fund raising to help cover the costs of producing their first Mastered EP and also mass producing copies. They also are in need of promotional stickers and t-shirts, a web page, and they are currently playing with an ancient PA system.
Recently, Manifest has been selected to record an EP with former Live Music Coordinator at Emerson College Radio Station 88.9FM, WERS, Michael Davidson. Davidson owns and operates his own self titled recording studio in Brighton Ma. and has recorded national acts such as Regina Spektor, The Slip, Mieka Pauly and Ryan Montbleau. Manifest is very excited about the opportunity to record with such a well-known and experienced recording artist.
Manifest plays popular venues in the Boston area such as Hard Rock Cafe, TT The Bears, Oliver's at Cask n' Flagon, and The Middle East Night Club.
Blind Fusion already has a fairly interesting story, even though it was technically just founded recently. To go back to the absolute beggining it started with Zack Zerna and Tory Riley. They grew up living in the same area and were close friends for a number of years. They started playing music together at a very early age. Tory got his first bass shortly before Zack got his first guitar and since then they have been jamming and writing awesome music! This dinamic duo of sorts ran into a drummer by the name of Chip James and a couple of other guitar players in they're senior year of highschool. This started a project that was eventually called Mellowtap. Due to several things and a lot of weird dramma this group pretty much destroyed itself. There were a couple of years that went by without a tune and then Zack started talking with Mr. Jeremy Bates. A guitar player that went to the same highschool as Zack, Tory, and Chip. Zack and Jeremy did quite a bit of collaborating and writing and jamming and whatnot and then Zack finally reached out to Tory once again to ask for his hand and bass. Tory agreed and then the search for a drummer was on. Chip was of course one of the first names brought to the table, however for quite some time he had a lot going on in his personal life and he just couldn't do it. But after a lot presistance he finally agreed to give it a shot. And since then this band has been gelling and cooperating very well. They have been creating and fine tuning a most unique sound that is bound to make a lot of people very happy.