Vayden, Warner Drive
Frequis, Baton Rouge Morgue, Nomada, Central Divides
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201
This event is all ages
Vayden by definition is knowledge. The knowledge that the art of life is play. We don't play for product or pay. We don't play for notoriety or fame. We don't play to achieve an end result. We play because life is a game. There are only two things you can do with a game, let it sit and collect dust, or play it. It is our philosophy to play the game we love well and to always remember those who love us for it.
Vayden formed in Phoenix AZ in 2005, a city who's name is synonymous with rebirth. We have since shared stages with many amazing artists, been on national and international tours, received extensive radio play and have played festivals for thousands of people. We now reside in Los Angeles California where we have just wrapped up our third record, "The Maria Magdalena Session", a live acoustic CD/DVD recorded in a 100 year old church in Marne Germany, set for release March 16, 2012. Previous works include our debut album "Children of Our Mistakes" and a self titled EP, released in late 2011. Vayden could be categorized as a rock band but our influences span many generations and include everything from The Beatles to Patsy Cline, from Frank Zappa to Tool, from Tom Petty to Led Zeppelin and if you mix in some motown, a touch of classical and maybe a little jazz you now have a portion of the raw material that makes up Vayden.
The members of Vayden are: Curtis Casey, Armin Peterson, Jeffrey Covey and Bruce Weitz. We are four guys with common interests and philosophies and it is our intention to share the discoveries we make in the art of life and music with everyone who cares to listen.
Enjoy the game.
WARNER DRIVE is an original rock based outfit from Hollywood, CA that features catchy riffs, a rock/punk edge, and an incredibly energetic performance. The group has built a reputation as one of the country's most relentless touring acts, playing 200-250 shows each year for the past three years running. Their completely independent debut album, produced by Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Megadeath, etc.) and James Michael (Alanis Morissette, The Deftones, SIXX:AM, Saliva, etc), sold a very impressive 10,000 physical copies through extensive touring. The self-financed follow up album, 2011's "K-GO!", is outpacing the debut, enabling the band to bypass record companies, publishers, and other middlemen as they bring their music directly to the people, unchained and unrestricted. Warner Drive was hailed as highlight of this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival where they tore up the Roxy stage for a sold out house. Finally, bringing the year to a grand finale, Warner Drive co-headlined The Roxy Theatre with world renown "Semi Precious Weapons" on New Years Eve 2012!! At this year's South By Southwest in Austin TX, Warner Drive took the festival by storm with 6 different showcases and packed venues every time that teamed with energy when Warner Drive hit the stage. A personal highlight for the band this year was their performance in their home town at one of LA'smost prestigious venues, Club Nokia, with Sebastian Bach. As the band arrives back in the states after a self funded European Summer Tour which took them to 8 different countries and more than 20 shows (many of them festival plays), Warner Drive's momentum is taking them on a fast and furious ride down a road that is destined for international recognition and success.
Sponsors: Jagermeister, Ernie Ball, Coffin Case, Evans, Etnies Apparel, Badcock Apparel, Zoo York, JewelMint, DVS Shoes, Bogner, Splawn Amplification, and Vic Firth.
Frequis is a five piece rock band from Phoenix, AZ. Their
dark and sludgy sounds are reminiscent of grunge, metal and progressive rock, but the distinctive Frequis sound comes to life thru the use of noise, a powerful voice, a relentlessly driving rhythm section, dynamic guitar solos, and high octane live performances. Frequis has influences ranging from 90's grunge such as Alice and Chains, Sou...ndgarden and Nirvana to more progressive bands such as Dream Theater and Pink Floyd. The result is a bold new sound unlike anything you have heard before: dynamic songwriting containing soulful yet catchy melodies while still maintaing the fierceness and power of metal. Providing the fresh new face and voice to the band is singer/lyricist Cassie Aguiar, who fuses her operatically refined vocal prowess with a surge of post-metal screaming to command and captivate her audiences. The sound is complemented by the melodic, bluesy, yet tastefully technical lead guitar work of Chris Nastri. Brian Morris completes the Frequis sound with his clean, responsive playing and excellent sense of music and progression. Jared Johnson adds exciting melodic bass lines that bring skillful bass playing back to rock music, and underneath it all is Pete Czapiga's creative drum style which combines technical progressive drum beats with tribal melodic rhythms. Frequis hopes to bring creativity and risk back to the stale commercial rock scene that still lingers on.
Nomada is a three piece band who promises an entertaining show. You're guaranteed to have a good time every time you see them live, as they mix rock, alternative,reggae, cumbia and a touch of metal. They are always thriving to become better at their craft, as musicians, performers, promoters of their events and work to bring you the best musical experience possible.