Psyko Steve Presents
HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN
AWAKE AND ALERT, TWIN PONIES, FAIRLINE
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN
Happy Body Slow Brain is a Progressive R&B/Rock band that features Matthew Fazzi (ex-Taking Back Sunday, Facing New York) and Isaac Bolivar (ex-Taking Back Sunday touring guitarist) with Eduardo Torres on drums.
AWAKE AND ALERT
Awake & Alert was formed in January 2004 from members who have all dabbled in some past musical projects (Fightshy, October's First Hero, Transistor Lament, El Oso Negro, Strickland). Maya Peart known locally for her soulful vocals and warm, rich solo acoustic set has ventured into the more experimental and rock driven instrumentation of Tony Reed (drums), Blake Kimball (guitars), and Spencer Reed (bass), adding a dimension of vocal melodies they had long been searching for. Achieving a unique sound all to their own, Awake&Alert quickly created a buzz with their live set.
In January 2005 A&A self released the "Weight" EP. receiving praise reviews, it was named by Get Out Magazine as "The Best Local Rock Release" of 2005
"On their debut EP, Awake & Alert creates a lovely, dreamy atmosphere, boosted by surprisingly complicated arrangements and lead singer Maya Peart's lush vocals. The group skillfully tows the line between irresistible pop rock and more challenging motifs, arriving at a quasi-electronica that doesn't get stale. From tracks like rocking opener "Halos" to the emotional, titular closer, the band displays a depth and range that leaves the listener eager for a full-length. The top-notch production from local hit maker Bob Hoag gives the disc a rich sound and texture that gives extra weight (pun not entirely intended) to already heavy numbers such as "Wool and Water." Certain overindulgences are present, such as the minute worth of feedback at the end of "Exequias," but youthful indiscretions are excusable when the music is this good. In just six songs, Awake & Alert have done something extremely difficult for any band, local or otherwise - craft a sound all their own. A-"
-by Albert Ching, Get Out
A&A has also been featured on the Americopa Mantle Vol. 1 compilation featuring great local acts such as Before Braille, The Go Reflex, Sweet Bleeders, Blackfeet, etc.
A&A re-entered the recording studio for another go with record producer Bob Hoag and release their debut full length "Devil in a Lambskin Suit" that was released with Five One, Inc.
Life soon got in the way, and Awake & Alert parted ways as a band in 2008.
Twin Ponies is a progressive rock band composed of members of the defunct Tempe indie-alternative band, Tugboat. The band was formed by Wayne Jones, Phillip Hanna, and Jordan Tompkins in 2013. Eventually adding Jacob Lauxman’s melodic guitar styling, the group solidified their line-up. Twin Ponies looks to take the grunge influenced sound of their former group and expand it into a new direction.