Chris Chaos Productions & 1069 Rocks Presents - Early Show
NONPOINT w/ Surrender The Fall & Nothing More REAL Rock Party!
The Lion Empire, Triple Threat
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
It's one thing to be prolific. It's another thing to not only kick maximum ass with every album, but constantly challenge yourself and your audience in the process. In a modern rock landscape littered with lowest common denominator dreck, Nonpoint have risen above the pack with grace and thunder time and time again. And the seventh time's yet another charm for the Fort Lauderdale outfit, as latest full-length Miracle fuses searing hard rock brutality with disarming honesty and introspection.
Together since 1997, Nonpoint still boast three of their four original members: frontman Elias Soriano, bassist Ken 'BASTARD' MacMillan and drummer Robb Rivera. Axeman Zach Broderick makes an auspicious debut on Miracle, dropping ferocious leads at will to offset hammering rhythms and complement Soriano's distinctive narrative voice. (Quips the frontman, "We've been doing this for 10 years, so Zach joining the band was like that new pair of running shoes: they're nice and they're comfortable and they make you feel like you can run a mile longer than you used to be able to.") Most critically, the quartet enlisted longtime Mudvayne pals Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett to produce. Gray appears in the rollicking call-and-response showdown of the title track (the more-than-worthy first single), which recalls the intense propulsion of previous Nonpoint hits "Bullet With a Name" and "Rabia." Not only that, but he inspired Soriano to take album centerpiece "Frontlines"—an originally metaphoric slow-burner anchored by the refrain "on the frontlines, fighting for my life"—to an inspiring new level.
According to Soriano, "Chad said, 'You have family in the military—we all have friends and family in the military. I see these guys out there struggling and they don't get a lot of help when they come back home.' He painted this picture, then said 'Do you think you might wanna define it even more towards being an appreciative song for those soldiers who are dying for us every day?' and I thought, 'Absolutely.' It's the most evolved Nonpoint song we've ever written—some of the softest parts of my voice to the most aggressive parts, and some of the most intricate guitar lines to some of the simplest. And then the message puts the nail in the coffin."
From revelatory acoustic EP predecessor Cut the Cord to deluges of explosive new material and rousing covers of Pantera, Black Sabbath and Phil Collins—"In the Air Tonight" was a breakout hit from Michael Mann's Miami Vice—Nonpoint always seem to be a step ahead of the competition. The only bummer is that "Iron" Mike Tyson sorta reclaimed the latter with his memorable a cappella rendition in The Hangover. For his part, Soriano is magnanimous about the champ's version.
"I felt like 'Iron' was feeling it more than I was," he deadpans. "I never made anybody shut up for the drum fill part. Yeah… I'm gonna throw the baton over to Mike. I mean, come on—you know you feel it when you love it so much it causes you to perform acts of violence."
Surrender The Fall
Savage, Straight-Forward, Dirty, Sexy, Intense, Rock & Roll Wreckage!!! The Debut STF Record, "BURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT!!!" - 13 Tracks about the LOVE, the HATE, the PAIN & EVERYTHING in between! From songs such as "LOVE/HATE MASQUERADE" & "DEEPER INSIDE" to "SOME KIND OF PERFECT" & "40 & 12", get ready to be polarized by LOUD, SAVAGE, GUITAR-DRIVEN riffs-HIGH ENERGY drums & FIST PUMPING Anthems abo
ut Never Giving Up to the Dirty, Sexy Soundtracks of those Intoxicated Nights of Debauchery: So, Get Your MIDDLE FINGERS UP & CRANK THE AMPS TO 11!!!! SURRENDER THE FALL IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT THEM TO BE!!
"We weren't playing around with this record or this band! We wanted to be straight up, honest & in your face with our lives, the record & the rest of the world...and I think we've done just that.", says Cole, the frontman for the 5 piece rock & roll band that's based out of Memphis, TN.
With the same struggles that every band faces; from grinding city to city & paying "the dues" to member changes and style adjustments...The guys in STF continued to "push the outside of the envelope", says Cole (a memorable concept from the old film, "The Right Stuff") in order to create a sound, stage show performance & an overall reputation all their own.
After years of playing shows, DIY touring and being a self-motivated machine, STF joined efforts with Luis Bacardi & the RUMBUM team to push the band to the next level. Soon after showcasing in front of the label for the Official Lollapalooza Afterparty in Chicago, IL,(@ Hard Rock Hotel Chicago) plans were being made for the long awaited, full length STF debut.
STF headed to SONIC RANCH STUDIOS for 5 1/2 weeks to immortalize the album material that would later be titled "BURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT", meaning "get to the place you've always wanted to be in life (your personal spotlight) and fight to stay there!" They teamed up with John Galt Entertainment's Jeffery Pringle (producer) artist/producer Lennon Murphy (of the bands Lennon & Devils Gift) Scotty Smith (producer) & Frank Shooflar (producer) & began production on the record. "Between the strong lyric & vocal melodies and the solid overall work ethic that these guys have, the chemistry was just what we needed to make this record what it has become," says Lennon Murphy, Co-Producer.
This record encompasses everything that we have lived and learned throughout the years. We wanted to capture the intensity of the live show and give you guys "our spin" on life and what it's like to win, lose, love, hate, fuck, fight and feel. It's only our interpretation so feel free to love it or hate it!! For those of you that love it, WE LOVE YOU!!! And those that hate it...plug your ears...we aren't going anywhere for a while!
Energy, entertainment, and rock are the elements that define one of the region's most eclectic acts...Nothing More. Having segments that mirror "Blue Man Group" and "Stomp", a catalogue of songs that overflow with passion, and a show that anyone can enjoy, Nothing More breaks the barriers that define a typical "Rock Band". They have formed a unique fusion of progressive rock and eclectic stage entertainment, which makes them stand out in the crowd of mainstream, cookie-cutter entertainment. In 2007 they were selected out of 15,000 bands to be featured on Fox's "The Next Great American Band", as well as being chosen out of 13,000 bands to take home the grand prize of the Warped Tour/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands.
Touring extensively for years throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma has sparked a buzz that extends beyond the South and Southwest. Being one of the regions strongest acts, Nothing More has been given the opportunity to share the stage with some of the hottest national artists that move through the region, including 30 Seconds to Mars, Hinder, The Used, Coheed and Cambria, Yellowcard, and more. The energy, dedication and sincerity of Nothing More promises a long and successful future. Take it from Frank Pain, Program Director of Rock108, "You DO NOT want to miss this!!"
The Lion Empire
TripleThreaT brings all of your 80s metal favorites to life. Their high energy shows cover everything from Warrant to Slayer. Coming out of Atlanta, they've had the opportunity to share the stage with bands like Rehab, Guns n Roses' Steven Adler, Colt Ford, Trapt, Nonpoint, Bobaflex, and Jesse James Dupree just to name a few. TTT has received airplay most notably on 106.9 REALLY ROCKS in Columbus Ga with the singles "Stuck in a Rut" and "What Lies Behind." Other stations include FUN 101.1 in Thomaston Ga and 107.9 in Dublin Ga. If you dig 80s metal, TripleThreaT is your band.