Warner Drive, A Memory Down (Original Line-up), Stay Awake, Immortal Dominion, No More Excuses
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Lola… Black… on the streets, Lola means strong woman usually of Spanish decent. From the alleys, and stages of Denver Colorado , Lola Black is an alchemist of punk, metal, melodic riffs, and attitude! The instant Lola walks out on stage you begin to understand that sugar, spice and everything nice were never things she was made of. Her 5’4” Spanish frame is all tits, tats and everything Black. An undeniable presence on stage that leaves most men quoting the last few lines of an erectile dysfunction ad, and most women questioning which band member of the 5 they’d rather go home with!
This blend of focused chaos was formed in August of 2008. Since their arrival upon the Denver music scene, Lola Black has become THE band in Colorado . Numerous features, and write ups in Colorado Music Buzz, Westword, Denver Post and Reviews in national publications like Hollywood Music Magazine. Winner of “Best punk Band” in 2010, Lola and company are now exploring a darker shade of black with the Release of DIA DE LOS BORRACHOS’. The release of this cd in Jan 2012 had one of the country’s signature Active Rock Stations (106.7 KBPI) add Borracho into regular rotation! Something national acts struggle to accomplish over months, a local band did in weeks! Lola Black closed out 2012 by capturing the title for 106.7 KBPI’s Best Band in Denver for 2013 and being labeled as one of Denver’s Top 5 Break out acts by CBS Denver. Make No Mistake about Lola Black, this is a band about to erupt. The bottled fury called Black has a bold raw sound, filled with seasoned lyrics of passion, life, pursuit of a party and take no shit attitude! LOVE HER or HATE THEM, Lola Black is a band you will NEVER forget.
WARNER DRIVE is an original rock based outfit from Hollywood, CA that features catchy riffs, a rock/punk edge, and an incredibly energetic performance. The group has built a reputation as one of the country's most relentless touring acts, playing 200-250 shows each year for the past three years running. Their completely independent debut album, produced by Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Megadeath, etc.) and James Michael (Alanis Morissette, The Deftones, SIXX:AM, Saliva, etc), sold a very impressive 10,000 physical copies through extensive touring. The self-financed follow up album, 2011's "K-GO!", is outpacing the debut, enabling the band to bypass record companies, publishers, and other middlemen as they bring their music directly to the people, unchained and unrestricted. Warner Drive was hailed as highlight of this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival where they tore up the Roxy stage for a sold out house. Finally, bringing the year to a grand finale, Warner Drive co-headlined The Roxy Theatre with world renown "Semi Precious Weapons" on New Years Eve 2012!! At this year's South By Southwest in Austin TX, Warner Drive took the festival by storm with 6 different showcases and packed venues every time that teamed with energy when Warner Drive hit the stage. A personal highlight for the band this year was their performance in their home town at one of LA'smost prestigious venues, Club Nokia, with Sebastian Bach. As the band arrives back in the states after a self funded European Summer Tour which took them to 8 different countries and more than 20 shows (many of them festival plays), Warner Drive's momentum is taking them on a fast and furious ride down a road that is destined for international recognition and success.
Sponsors: Jagermeister, Ernie Ball, Coffin Case, Evans, Etnies Apparel, Badcock Apparel, Zoo York, JewelMint, DVS Shoes, Bogner, Splawn Amplification, and Vic Firth.
A Memory Down (Original Line-up)
A Memory Down is a hard rock sensation skyrocketing out of the Colorado music community to share their message of pain, redemption and humanity with the world. The sound can be described as a mix between hard rock, nu metal and southern rock, including a frenzy of melodic vocals, hard hitting yet mellow guitars and great story lines. A MEMORY DOWN is; Phil LeBlanc (lead vocals), David Leon (lead guitar), Ben Kelln (bass/accoustic) and Ryan Wagner (rhythm guitar/keys) and Vaios Papastergiou aka Yuli (drums). For 4 years the group cut their teeth on bars, theaters and festivals within their home state growing stronger while developing a core fan base. In 2012 the band finished recording their debut album “Man Apart” and it wasn’t long before they were being courted. In July of 2012 A Memory Down signed to Turkey Vulture Records distributed by Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution and began the long trek toward touring success. The reception has been epic.
• They have shared the stage with several national acts including Saliva, Parabelle, Gemini Syndrome, Motograter, Red Jump Suit Apparatus, Surrender the Fall, Throw the Fight, Straight-line Stitch and many more.
• Distributed via Universal Music Group.
• Co Headlined with Screaming for Silence on the Screaming for A Memory National Tour (2013). Along with several other US tours throughout 2013-2014
• Showcased at several festivals including Rocky Mountain Localpalooza 2009, 2010, 2012 and are sharing the stage at Rockapalooza 2013 with Candlebox, Mushroomhead, Saliva and many, many more.
• “Peace Be Yours” available on Rock Band Summer 2013.
• Draw up to 500 in their hometown of Denver, CO.
• Spun on many fm and internet radio stations around the world
Stay Awake was founded in September of 2011, formed by Nick Ross, Spencer Anderson, and Joe Marrero, the 3-piece set out to create an aggressive, unique sound all their own.
Playing shows throughout 2011 and releasing their first demo, they began to spread their name across the Colorado music scene.
In November of 2012, Destin Harper was added to the line-up. This started a new wave for Stay Awake. Traditionally a 3-piece, Destin came in as the new drummer as Spencer moved to the Bass.
In February of 2013, Stay Awake introduced Andrew Oakley as a new Guitar player for the group. This put Nick primarily on Vocals, while Joe and Andrew picked up the string work.
Looking towards the future, Stay Awake has many plans ahead. The band's first full length album is currently scheduled to be out in Autumn of 2013. Keep an eye out for this 5-piece headed your way straight out of Colorado.
Immortal Dominion (I.D.) is a powerhouse of heavy, driving metal. Often amazing new listeners with their unique and catchy rhythms, I.D. has an appeal that crosses genres and audiences. Established over a decade ago in Ft. Collins, Colorado, they reinvented the local scene, paving the way for many bands to follow. They have played in CA, WY, UT, IN, MO, and Kansas opening for national acts such as: Macabre, Fear Factory, Vader, Cephalic Carnage, Adema, Darkest Hour, Trust Co., Neurosis, Malevolent Creation, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Today is the Day, Living Sacrifice, and Napalm Death.
With a loyal fan base, I.D. has drawn audiences over 300 for their larger shows. The key has been their intense and energetic live performances full of chugging grooves, thrashing riffs, and a strong connection to the audience. Their unique approach is accentuated by the use of three vocals blending screams, growls and melodies, creatively and harmonically. Their music has been called addictive and they have been crowned as, "one of Colorado's top death-thrash bands with a strong live following!" by SSMT -- www.ssmt-reviews.com .
Immortal Dominion's members are: Ray Smith -- Guitars/Lead Vocals; Brian Villers -- Guitars/Vocals; Gabe Romero -- Bass; and Ben Huntwork -- Drums/Vocals.
The current project "Awakening -- the Revelation" is scheduled for release in May of 2005. It follows the album "Endure" and the EP "Birth". Having sold several thousand of their previous CDs, I.D. has high expectations for the release of "Awakening" that will be orchestrated through Alliance Entertainment via partnership with Hapiskratch Entertainment for world-wide distribution. Look for "Awakening" downloads this summer @ iTunes.com, emusic.com, buy.com and MTV Europe (MTV France, MTV DE) or visit I.D. at www.immortaldomion.com to buy direct go to www.fistmusic.com
No More Excuses
Formed in the fall of '09 No More Excuses set out on a journey of Epic proportions. They decided to start with facebook. "Rock n roll lost its edge, its supposed to scare your parents and make you wanna take ur pants off! We wanna bring that back."