Fubar Lounge Presents:
Stolas, Strawberry Girls(Ex-DGD), Sparrows(Broken Heart Records), the Blackout Summer, Witherton
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Watch & Listen
We are Stolas [stoh-less] from Las Vegas, NV. We have an EP titled "Losing Wings" that is now available under our Music tab. http://stolas.bandcamp.com/
In early 2010, Zachary Garren parted ways with his previous band, Dance Gavin Dance. While pursuing his solo project, Good Health, he crossed paths with drummer, Ben Rosett, who was playing with a local band called The Trees. Ben, who was interested in starting a new project, asked Zac if he wanted to jam, just to see if anything cool would happen. Fortunately, everything clicked and Strawberry Girls was formed in April 2011.
After their first performance as a duo, Ben's friend and previous band-mate, Ian Jennings, excitedly wanted to be a part of the project. Ben and Zac, wanting to take the project to the next level, brought Ian on board to play bass for Strawberry Girls.
During the writing process for their first album, a few demo tracks were released on Bandcamp titled, "Demo 2011", containing 5 live studio tracks. Months later, Ben, Zac, and Ian brought these tracks to life, producing the album at Ben's home studio. "Italian Ghosts" was released in August 2011 as their first official EP.
Soon after that, another demo was released titled, "Do Peace (EP)", comprised of two tracks "Do Peace" and "Fight Club". Those two tracks were recorded live in Ben's home studio as well, and were intended to hold fans over until their upcoming full-length album French Ghetto.
The long awaited full-length album, French Ghetto, was released on April 20th, 2013. The album was self-recorded and produced by Ben Rosett, who, along with being a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, has been a recording engineer/producer for about 10 years. Having recently moved into a professional recording facility, Ben Rosett finally moved away from the "home studio" thing. With drummer Ben Rosett and bassist Ian Jennings, both of Strawberry Girls, becoming the owners of Spirit Vision Studios, this allowed for the new Strawberry Girls album to be recorded way better than it would have if it were recorded in a home studio.
With the release of French Ghetto, Strawberry Girls was able to attract the attention of Tommy LaCombe, owner of Tragic Hero Records (A Skylit Drive, Alesana, He Is Legend). After a month of dealing with contracts and promotion content, we have officially signed with Tragic Hero Records. We are very happy to be a part of the Tragic Hero family and we all feel it is the perfect home for us.
Sparrows(Broken Heart Records)
the Blackout Summer
Blackout Summer began as a Craig's List meeting between Gianni Vitale, MU student, and Steven Reifsteck, Columbia local, at a Subway in downtown Columbia. After hearing two demos Vitale had tracked on his independently with Evan Cottrel, Reifsteck decided to put his folk project on hold to return to his roots in pop-punk. The name Blackout Summer was created by combining previous member Grant Peters' suggestion of Summer Heat and Vitale's suggestion of Last Night's Blackout, with the naming process transforming the act from Vitale's autocratic solo project to a democratic band instead. Since then, three new members have been added: Mike Klein, longtime friends with Reifsteck; Dean Wilsbacher, MU student who was also discovered on Craig's List; and Rob Kaltenbach, a.k.a. DJ M3ow Mix. The group has created a cult following with Columbia natives as well as locals in Saint Louis. Currently, they look to expand their library of original tunes, track a full EP, and save money for the Winter tour, all while juggling school, work, and an assload of debts. Though very busy, Blackout Summer is never discouraged, and with good friends and fans alike, it is not hard to believe they will be going places in the near future.
$8.00 - $10.00