The Vanguard and Brother's Houligan present
All About A Bubble, At Long Last, Sleep Walking Home
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS broke out of Dayton, OH, with 2004's platinum debut, The Silence in Black, on the heels of MTV and VH1 airplay for the single, "Ohio is for Lovers." The 2006 gold follow-up, If Only You Were Lonely, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album charts, producing the Top 10 Modern Rock smash, "Saying Sorry" in addition to secure a Billboard #1Independent album chart slot. In 2008 the band went on to release "Fragile Future" which debuted on the Billboard 200 at #23. In 2010 Hawthorne Heights joined Wind Up Records, releasing Skeletons,in June of 2010 to great expectation by all those involved and to great reception by those that heard it debuting at #50 on the Billboard Album chart..
Currently the band has signed a new deal under SONY/RED with Bob Frank's new label Red River Entertainment and is in the studio with veteran producer Brian Virtue (30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle, Auidoslave). The band's new record will be released worldwide in the summer of 2013 in addition to already being confirmed as one of this years headline acts for the entire 2013 Vans Warped Tour
All About A Bubble
All About A Bubble is a band that knows what it wants. With undeniable hooks and driving melodies the five-piece from Tulsa, OK has a sound that grabs you by the face and demands that you listen. The group has toured the nation, playing for crowds of thousands and has won fan voted accolades for "Song Of The Year" and "Best Indie Rock Band" at the Absolute Best Of Tulsa Awards at 2013. They also won the International 2014 Breakout Artist music competition out of over 11,000 submissions worldwide voted by top industry judges including Grammy winners and record label A&R. Most recently the band won a competition to play at The Hop Jam music festival with Hanson as well as the Center of the Universe Festival with Panic! at The Disco and American Authors. Soon fans across the nation will know what fans in Oklahoma already know: that All About A Bubble will continue to create a fresh rock sound that will capture the attention of music fans for years to come.
At Long Last
“Making music is our mission, performing is our passion and getting fans is our blessing.” Four Deer Creek high school students from Edmond, Oklahoma, Jordan Lindley (vocals & guitar), Caden Castelli (lead guitar), Carson Hawkins (drums) and Cole Verble (bass guitar) formed the band At Long Last in 2008 at the ages of 11 & 12 in a school classroom.
“Four guys in a band and in the same class in school since we formed the band in 2008. It is now 2013 and we are writing our story right along with some of the most amazing songs you will ever hear! Our forte' is our unique sound and songwriting ability. Jordan writes our songs with collaboration from all the guys on various tracks. We all write our own musical interpretations of our instruments to the songs. We hope you love the result. We have been compared to many different artists but in the end we are just 4 guys in a band going to high school and living the life you live too. You make our success possible and we love each and every one of you for it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” JCCC
Jordan started writing music at the age of ten. His songwriting has been described as “way beyond his years.” In 2012, the song Smile, This Song Is About You was one of 35 winners nationwide when it took an Honorable Mention in the Rock/Alternative Category for the USA (International) Songwriting Contest.
Their band name, At Long Last, came from a Coldplay article in the Oklahoma Gazette. “Yeah, we were eating out one night, talking about coming up with a name for the band and Caden’s sister Madison was looking at The Gazette to get some ideas. Coldplay had cancelled their concert here in OKC months early and were finally returning. On the cover it read COLDPLAY, At Long Last! We thought wouldn’t it be great if our name was At Long Last? That would mean we were opening for Coldplay...obvious history.”
Musical influences include Mayday Parade, Go Radio, All Time Low, Green Day and many many more. In the past few years, they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Interscope Recording Artist, Greyson Chance, Go Radio, Allstar Weekend, and many more! In December of 2012 they played KJ 103’s Jingle Jam with All-American Rejects and Shiny Toy Guns. Fulfilling a dream to tour was finally a reality in the summer of 2012 when the band joined Forever The Sickest Kids, Paradise Fears and Ashland HIGH (Trace Cyrus) on The One Direction Tour across the East Coast and Canada.
Since their inception ALL has performed over 100 shows for crowds of up to 1500. At Long Last won “Crowd Favorite” at the Battle of the Bands contest in 2011 and were also the VIP band at Extreme Pyrotechnics July 4th LibertyFest. In 2010 they were the Winner of the FENDER Music Contest for their local Guitar Center. In the past 5 years they have performed at parades, festivals, fairs, private concerts and large-scale productions.
In summer of 2013 At Long Last released the single I'll Take My Chances and Nothing But Time (Learn To Let Go) along with the EP One More Year.
AT LONG LAST has two songs “San Francisco Dreams” and “Time Goes On” off their first 10 track album, Let’s Get To The Point, featured in the upcoming Oklahoma film Just Crazy Enough starring Chris Kattan (from Saturday Night Live).
Sleep Walking Home
With a barrage of adjectives and hyperbole, musicians describe themselves and seek to impress those unfamiliar with their work. Flowery expressions illustrate how their music transcends definition. This all, of course, is wasted space as ten seconds of a song can tell you more about a band than paragraphs will ever say.
Pretense aside, let us speak of Sleepwalking Home. A quintet from Tulsa, OK. The band consists of vocalist Michelle Ameen, guitarist Kenny Matthews, guitarist Justin Huggins, bassist Trey Landis and drummer/vocalist Nick Barton. Sleepwalking Home blends elements of Hardcore, Progressive and Pop to ride a balance between the aggressive and beautiful.
“To me it is all about showing the heavy and melodic.” Says Matthews, “I mean, there is no formula when we write a song, but somehow both sides are present when it is finished.”
There is an intelligence to the songwriting, while still maintaining unfettered energy and pop sensibility.
When asked to describe the music Ameen answered, “Our music, in a multitude of ways, sparks incredible emotion deep beneath our hard surfaces and lyrically it gives everybody something to relate to.”
Sleepwalking Home is a group of people who genuinely enjoy each other’s company and value each other’s opinion. The bi-product of which seems to be really good music.
There we have it. Sleepwalking Home. A few paragraphs of, almost, exaggeration free information, but you know the drill. Take a listen and see what you think. I am betting you will like what you hear.