Bands 4 Bands Entertainment & Casselman's Present:
SKID ROW online box office closed, tickets available at the door
LOLA BLACK, Lost Point, Pressure Point Usa, Grace's Period, Sarin Aid
2620 Walnut Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
"Skid Row were one of the very last hair metal bands to hit the mainstream before grunge took over in the early '90s. While the band's self-titled debut employed standard pop-metal riffs and generic lyrics (albeit to great commercial success), 1991's Slave to the Grind and 1995's Subhuman Race broke away from the pop-metal mold with uncharacteristically hard, thrashy guitars and unique songwriting techniques. Though personal differences and changing trends would eventually tear the core lineup apart by 1996, Skid Row showed tremendous promise during their short time in the spotlight.
Based in New Jersey, Skid Row were formed in 1986 by bassist Rachel Bolan and former Bon Jovi guitarist Dave "The Snake" Sabo. The pair added guitarist Scott Hill, drummer Rob Affuso, and a larger than life vocalist named Sebastian Bach to the lineup by early 1987, and the band spent the next year and a half playing a series of local clubs in the eastern U.S. Having remained in contact with Jon Bon Jovi, Sabo convinced the established rock star to land Skid Row a record deal with Atlantic Records. In 1989, the band released its first album, Skid Row, which went multi-platinum on the strength of the Top 40 singles "18 and Life" and "I Remember You." Success came with a backlash, however -- the bandmembers had naïvely signed away much of their royalties, and Sebastian Bach's wild, often childlike behavior landed the group in additional trouble. During the subsequent tour, Bach garnered harsh criticism for a T-shirt he publicly sported displaying the message "AIDS KILLS FAGS DEAD." Suits were also filed against Bach after a concert during the supporting tour, where the singer allegedly threw a glass bottle into the crowd and injured a young female fan.
Nonetheless, Skid Row's muscular songcraft retained a devoted audience. Released in 1991, Slave to the Grind debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, an unprecedented accomplishment for a metal band. While the album did not chart any real radio hits, Grind received stronger critical praise and eventually reached platinum status. However, like so many of their peers, Skid Row lost much of their fan base during the grunge invasion of the '90s. As Nirvana stormed the scene in 1992, Skid Row took a hiatus, waiting out the grunge period and pondering breakups (ironically, Nirvana had once gone under the name Skid Row in the '80s). Skid Row returned in 1995 with Subhuman Race, which surprisingly charted in the Top 40 but otherwise did not attract any real attention.
During the supporting tour, tensions between the group members ran high and Skid Row disbanded shortly afterward. Bach went on to form the Last Hard Men with Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, but the group broke up after recording a cover of Alice Cooper's "School's Out" for the Scream soundtrack in 1996. Plans to record new songs for the Skid Row greatest-hits album, 1998's Forty Seasons, fell through, and Bach went on to form a solo project and portray the title role in the Broadway musical Jeckyll and Hyde. In mid-2000, Skid Row re-formed with new singer Johnny Solinger and toured as the opening band for Kiss' farewell tour. They released Thickskin with Solinger in 2003, followed by Revolutions Per Minute in 2006. Meanwhile, Sebastian Bach enjoyed a surge in popularity when he appeared in a VH1 reality show opposite Ted Nugent and Scott Ian." - Barry Weber, AllMusicGuide
Lola Black will kick your ass! Fronted by Ms. Lola B. herself Lola Black is comprised of some of the best talent to come out of the Colorado Punk and Metal scenes.
Along with Lola the band members include Crispy from blister66, Paige O from blister and Eight Bux, Mathew Hale, Annie Mac, and James Rock. Lola Black combines a punk, and metal, with a female vocal for a sound that is actually unique to what is out there in music today. Lola has enough edge to make you want to smash things and is catchy enough to keep you singing after you are done breaking shit.
Since the debut in Aug. of 2008 Lola Black has risen to the top of the Colorado Music Scene. Lola regularly headlines all of the rock venues in town including the hot spots, 3kings tavern, Bender's, and The Gothic Theatre! Lola has graced the cover of Colorado Music Buzz, gotten a feature profile article in Westword Magazine, had mentions the The Denver Post, and has repeatedly been on 106.7 KBPI with Uncle Nasty and Matt Need. The end of 2009 brought release of the debut E.P. 'Plastic Dashboard Jesus' which pulled in an amazing 700 people to
the Gothic Theater!!!!
In 2010 Lola Black won the the WESTWORD MUSIC AWARDS for best "Punk" band and got it's first dose of national exposer with an album review in Hollywood Music
Magazine. Miss Lola B. herself is also featured in the "Gentlemens Issue" for
303 magazine Aug 2010! This band continues it's rise to the top with a take no
shit attitude and will be huge in the very near future! Love Lola or Hate Lola
you can't ignore Lola, Lola WILL kick your ass!!!!
Lost Point, is a band with unique style, power and strength. Finding success with the title of Clear Channel's Best Band in Denver was just the beginning. After the release of their freshman album," All Dressed Up", success was a sure fire prelude. To headlining multiple sell-out shows, receiving national radio market testing, and full local radio play on Clear Channel stations, being hand-picked by Kevin Lyman for the Vans Warped Tour. After finding so much success, there was no other option than to follow-up their freshman release with a sophomore album that is stellar in every aspect. Taking a year off to focus exclusively on the creation of "Scars From Her", Lost Point is ready to bring forth the hardest hitting, gut-punching and lyrically geared product possible. Currently, the band has been focusing their time behind closed doors on incorporating multiple influences from electrifying beats, alternative fusion, teeth-grinding metal, impulsive rock and unequivocal lyrical persuasion into a streamline balance of a sound that is all their own. Preparing for an Uprising in the National Music Scene is the path that is ahead of this steadfast band. With major tours, national sponsorships and leading label interest within the future of this band in 2011, Lost Point will surely find a permanent home in the National Music Scene. Keep your eyes open and ears ready for what's to come…Lost Point will be back for the Regeneration starting 2011…and even though the name of the band is Lost Point, these boys know exactly where they are going.
Pressure Point Usa
The original Denver born Rock Band singing for our Liberty and Freedom! Inspired from the Founding Forefathers visions during the inception of this Great Nation to pursue the American Dream of Liberty, Justice.....and of course a life of ROCK & ROLL! Making our original music to bring a message of Peace to our world. Trying to initiate free thinking outside the box through our lyrics, stage performance and sound. Come join Cap, The Mean G, and Machine Gun Kelly, Big Sergz and Johnny Blaze ....it is time to awaken so let us play, sing and dance our message to the masses. It's all about the PEACE, The LOVE and OUR FREEDOM!!!
We turn your favorite classic rock/pop songs from the 50's - 90's into high energy modern rock/punk/metal masterpieces that melts faces and turns poo to liquid.
We play gigs and make it hurt.. thats it.
Eric & Adam Linnebur and Ryan Burbank, "The Brothers Bur" take pride in their ability to judge character. In the many years of growing and learning, there have been many faces come and go, and also come and stay. Together with too many names to mention, music was always on the forefront of our interests. Adam, and our honorary Bass who is serving in the Army at the moment, Jess Jeffers, started playing a rock night fairly regularly. Interest set fire and now after multiple transformations and many years we have come to enlighten you with our own version of "piece of mind." Since those days we have added a lead guitarist who was an easy choice as our man Ryan Burbank shreds the frets in musical madness. Mike Thornwall has been part of our music since we were still playing on mom and dads old stereo with cassette tapes. He continues our tradition by bringing his vocal talents to our collective ideas. Eric Quintana has been around for years, but we are only now becoming aware of his drumming talents and he was an immediate fit in this "band of brothers". When our powers combine we are SarinAid and do what we can to help to enlighten the populace.