American Battle Live
Colorphase, One Last Run, Catch Kid, Sexy Ester, The Blue Olives, WheelHouse, The Picture Perfect
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
This event is 18 and over
American Battle Live
American Battle is a nation wide battle of the bands competition featuring up and coming local artists of all genres trying to make it big! Every show is being filmed for the new reality tv series American Talent Hunters.
“Come out and support your cities local artists as they compete for BIG cash and a chance at a record deal. They will be competing in the largest nationwide Battle of the Bands competition “American Battle.” Every show is being filmed for the new TV series “American Talent Hunters” so get yourself “dolled” up, come be on TV and party with us! All bands will be performing in front of real talent scouts and NEED your support!”
Colorphase is an up and coming rock group straight from the underground college scene. Having built a loyal fan base from basement shows and house parties, their rock n’ roll-soul music is starting to make some serious noise in the regional scene. Colorphase has played with nationally touring acts such as Shinobi Ninja, The Melismatics, Natty Nation and Mr. Gnome. They have been featured on a numb
er of radio shows, and their song “Deathstar” has maintained a spot as one of the top five most requested songs on a popular college public radio station featuring unsigned bands. Local Madison alternative newspaper The Isthmus said, “Colorphase knows how to put on a show; they bring a raw energy to their live performance that is refreshing and exciting."
One Last Run
A relative newcomer to the Madison music scene, One Last Run was born out of jams between guitarists Christian Westleigh and Alex Librie, and vocalist Morgan Boland. Influenced on one side by biting alternative rock like Taking Back Sunday and Silverstein, and on the other by heavy metal standards Iron Maiden and Coheed & Cambria, the trio were soon writing songs. When good friend Zach Brommerich joined on bass, the band embarked on a months-long search for a drummer. After some careful consideration, Green Bay native Henry Seroogy was invited into the fold, adding a crucial dimension to the songwriting process.
Catch Kid is an up and coming alternative-rock trio residing in the beautiful foothills of the Midwest. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, the band spends its days practicing in an abandoned dairy factory – a large refrigerator door serves as the entrance to their converted studio space. To them, the practice facility is known as “The Fridge”, and the band truly believes that the musical ideas marinate there.
“Their songs are big enough for the masses, built upon strong melodic backbones and solid songwriting. And while the DNA of Catch Kid is very much the same from their debut EP, Geronimo, it’s clear that they have taken a big step forward with the release of Build a Fire with Me.
Keep an eye on these guys – we think they’re just getting revved up.” - Goodbye Babylon
The piano fueled songs display a knack for music theory and the front mans unique vocal tone produces an original sound. Rusch says “I consider myself a risk taker when frying up bacon in the morning without a shirt on”. This shows in his songwriting style that he will take any risks possible to develop the best songs he can.
Lead guitarist Jeremy Van Mill is one of the most talented guitarists in Madison, and his skill translates anthemically on stage. He brings the full sound and depth to Catch Kids songs, and remains completely in control and humble while doing so.
The fellow handling the beat responsibilities (Luke Osiecki) emerges from the snow drifts of northern Wisconsin. His uncanny ability to produce fresh, tasty beats forces the audience to shake a leg. “I am more than just a timekeeper. Every time I write my parts, my intentions are to improve the feel and vibe of the song, not just the tempo. If I get listeners to tap their foot, mission accomplished”.
With a mix of Something Corporate’s up-beat vibe, and U2’s melodic tendencies, they’re sure to leave the crowd satisfied.
Madison, WI based, Sexy Ester, is infused with so much John Hughesian charm a movie soundtrack couldn't contain it all. Sharp, smart, and deadly accurate with their hook laden Post-Modern Power Pop they're ready to take the US by force. Fronted by honey voiced Lyndsay Evans, who controls the stage like the Divas of old and ably backed by Adam Edar on guitar, Paul Kennedy on drums, Brad Schubert on bass, and Roscoe Evans on keyboards, Sexy Ester is no flash in the pan. They've already payed a lot of dues slugging it out in the smaller clubs and dives all over the Midwest. Their newest CD, "Sequins, Sin, & Appetite", is fast becoming a staple of college radio and the venues are getting bigger and bigger. The band swept the Alternative category at this year's Madison Area Music Awards taking home Performer, Song, and Album of the Year. Lead Singer, Lyndsay Evans, was honored with the Female Vocalist of the Year award.
The Blue Olives
Regular artists at such venues as House of Blues- Chicago and Hard Rock Cafe, The Blue Olives (based out of Madison, WI) have performed over 3200 shows in 10 states and currently play 120+ shows a year. Sassy horns, 4 lead vocalists (male & female), killer harmonies, searing guitar and funky bass & rhythm sections are the cornerstones of this powerhouse band. Known as one of the fiercest jam bands around, with over 400 songs in repertoire and 4 albums released, this group easily goes from playing formal corporate events to large venue rock concert atmospheres!
WheelHouse is a nationally touring Texas country and bluegrass band hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. As a full-time working band they perform over 220 shows per year and have garnered attention from national labels. Featuring three and four part harmonies, fiddle and guitar leads, and driving rhythm of the upright bass WheelHouse brings an energy and attitude unique to themselves.
WheelHouse also owns their own brand of whiskey appropriately named WheelHouse Whiskey, which can be found in southwestern Wisconsin at over 125 locations.
The Picture Perfect
Originally formed as an additional side project by acoustic pop artist Kyle Featherstone in the summer of 2010, The Picture Perfect was merely a musical output for Featherstone (primarily a pianist) to write more piano-driven music. Quickly taking flight in the late fall of the same year, The Picture Perfect grew to the full-band sound that it is known for today with the addition of long time childhood friend Colin Huntington and mutual confidant Justin Hallman. Although not your typical sound, influences of The Rocket Summer, Sing It Loud, Jack's Mannequin, and A Rocket to the Moon can be heard in the skillful collaboration of catchy piano driven melodies fused with powerful driving choruses. Known for their goofy antics and positive attitudes, the boys from The Picture Perfect really know how to create a welcoming atmosphere and put on a good show, or your money back! Huntington and Feathersotne, both Wisconsin natives, will be releasing their debut Album "Dreaming In Color" on May 3rd 2011. Keep an ear out for these upcoming guys, grab your own copy of the album, and don't forget to make it out to a show near you; it's guaranteed to be a great time!