Mickey Avalon "Loaded"

Mickey Avalon's life story plays out like an episode of VH1's 'Behind The Music," marred by personal tragedy, triumphs and immense pain. Using his life experiences as fuel for his intense rhymes, Mickey Avalon is now inviting listeners to step into his world of debauchery with the release of his sophomore studio album, Loaded, on April 24th, 2012.

Avalon's back-story begins on the streets of Hollywood, California. Raised by his heroin-addicted father, he began selling pot at a young age, a trade he acquired from his mother. In an attempt to clean up his act, Mickey converted to Orthodox Judaism in his late teens, an effort that didn't last due to constant family tragedy, such as his father's death in a tragic drunk driving accident.

By his early 20s, Mickey had married, had a daughter, and moved out of California, relocating to Portland, Oregon. The serine surroundings of the Pacific Northwest couldn't hide Mickey from his past for long, as his drug addled Hollywood lifestyle caught up with him in the form of an uncontrollable heroin addiction. As his life neared rock bottom, Mickey found himself broke, divorced, and turning to prostitution, just to support his smack habit. With a desire to once again get his life back on track, Avalon moved in with his sister, and the pair set out on the road to recovery. Tragedy struck again when his sister relapsed, and died from a heroin overdose.

After the deaths of both his father and sister, Mickey decided that he wanted more out of life, moved back to Los Angeles, and chose to make one final attempt to clean up his act. Shortly after his return, Mickey was befriended by ex-MTV VJ Simon Rex (aka Dirt Nasty), who encouraged Avalon to pursue his passion of hip-hop and even collaborated with him on some tracks. At the time, Avalon was staying in a sober living facility and had a strict curfew, so Dirt Nasty began passing out Mickey's demo at Hollywood clubs, which helped Mickey develop a following among fans of the Los Angeles nightclub scene.

As Mickey's popularity grew, he began to sell out clubs throughout California with his legendary live show. Soon after Interscope Records took notice of the guerilla promotions tactics and signed Avalon to the label in 2005. Through Interscope, Avalon released his now classic self-titled debut album, which showcased his unique rhyming style and indulgent lyrics. Inspired by his experiences on the streets with drugs and prostitution, the raw honesty of his songs immediately resonated with audiences. Fan favorites "Jane Fonda," "Mr. Right" and "My Dick" quickly spread across the internet and mainstream radio, turning Mickey Avalon into a household name. Avalon quickly took to the road and was performing sold-out shows alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Travis Barker and DJ AM, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Marley and Slightly Stoopid.



Mickey's contagious demeanor and unique writing style has made him a hot commodity in the music industry as hip-hop artist Young Jeezy and producer Jermaine Dupri jumped at the chance to collaborate with him for a Boost Mobile commercial. Avalon then joined forces with rock acts the Happy Mondays, and Unwritten Law, with whom he co-wrote the radio hit "Shoulda Known Better". His music has been featured in countless movies and television series including the HBO's series Hung, the animated series American Dad, the Duke Nukem Forever video game, "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" and most recently in the trailers for the Cameron Diaz film "Bad Teacher."

Free after years of industry red tape, Mickey Avalon has returned with a brand new album Loaded, which takes fans on a journey through the seedy streets of Hollywood. Mickey immediately launches into his salacious exploits with "Rock Bottom" an anthem for his riotous self-destructing behavior, and continues the depravity alongside Unwritten Law's Scott Russo on the album's lead single "Girlfriend", an ode to having friends with benefits. Avalon's diversity allows him to slip into sleek electro-synth beats ("I'm Hot"), playfully spit intricate rhymes over a classic hip-hop beat ("More Junk"), and rock out while letting it all hang out ("Tight Blue Jeans").

Loaded is the soundtrack to one the most debauched tales of rock 'n' roll. Filled with excess and exploding with sexual energy, Avalon's music embraces decadence and celebrates its hedonistic glory. Mickey Avalon simply appeals to voyeuristic side of all of us that want to indulge, let loose and get Loaded.

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Growing up around music, it was inevitable that Futuristic would follow the path of his elders. Father Joe Beck was constantly consumed with his drumming skills, leading bands and competing in national drumming competitions while still running his greatly respected local DJ service. Future's brothers Jason, Joseph, Quintin and Brandon are also musicians and participate in a wide variety of genres including Heavy Metal, Acoustic Guitar, Hip-Hop, Production, and Engineering. The youngest of this bunch of talented artists, Futuristic moved away from his family in Illinois and began to create a buzz of his own in Arizona opening up for acts such as Willy Northpole, Sean Kingston, E-40, Afroman, Machine Gun Kelly, Yung Berg, Yelawolf, The New Boyz, YG, and Snoop Dogg. Accumulating fans across the country, Futuristic unloads an array of lyrical genius on his first major album named after his trademark phrase "I HAD TO DO IT". Since then he has dropped 3 mixtapes another album and got over 200,000 views from his music videos! Now he is working on his most intense, emotional, lyrical project yet called "Dream Big" which drops early February 19th 2012!

Death by Chocolate

Take a helping of guitar music, mix it with a little Hammond and Synthesizer sounds, a good shot of Rock'n'Roll and there you have "Death by Chocolate". The guys strike in the middle of your soul. With every note they play. With every line they sing.
Yes, nowadays music can be raw and uncut. Yes, even today a band can galvanize you and tear you out of the indifferent elevator music world. "Death by Chocolate" proved it – with their debut EP "My Portable Love" and with about 140 gigs. Besides playing some important Swiss open-air they could also be the opening act for Bon Jovi and fire 40'000 people up. They could also already gather some tour-experience in playing ten shows in Germany. But that's nowhere near enough. "Death by Chocolate" wants more. Now they have more: Their debut album "From Birthdays to Funerals".
"From Birthdays to Funerals" is an album full of life. You can feel the experience of the successful swiss producers (Philippe Laffer and Thomas Rechberger). But most of all you'll feel the iron will to rock. A record that strikes across the boarders into everyone's soul.

$15.00 - $40.00

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Please note that headliners will not go on until after midnight. YG has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Mickey Avalon is now the headliner.

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Mickey Avalon with Futuristic, Death by Chocolate

Saturday, July 27 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at Revolution Concert House and Event Center