Mike Judy Presents
Dance Gavin Dance, Reason 2 Rebel, For All I Am
401 Monsanto Avenue
Sauget, IL, 62201
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Finch will be reuniting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of What It Is To Burn on Feb 1st, 2013 at the Glasshouse in Pomona CA. We are excited to play What It Is To Burn from front to back in it's entirety. We'll see you at the show!
Nate Barcalow, Randy Strohmeyer, Alex Linares, Daniel Wonacott and Alex Pappas
Dance Gavin Dance
Dance Gavin Dance is a six-member post-hardcore/experimental band from Sacramento, California. They were formed out of the dissolution of several other bands including Farewell Unknown, Ghost Runner on Third and Atherton. Jonny Craig and Sean O'Sullivan joined in 2005 and early 2006 to complete the line-up.
They self-released their first EP, "Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean," during the summer of 2006. Shortly afterwards, they were approached and then signed by Rise Records and the EP was re-released with the Rise and Victory labels on November 14th, 2006. Their full length CD, titled "Downtown Battle Mountain," is due on May 15th.
Dance Gavin Dance will be touring starting in May with Alesana, Drop Dead Gorgeous and A Day to Remember as well as The Devil Wears Prada and At the Throne of Judgment. Most recently, guitar player Sean O'Sullivan has left the band for personal reasons as listed on their myspace. He was replaced by the merch guy.
For All I Am
Most people these days are scared to truly live because of what others say, but we believe in individuality and just being yourself,” states For All I Am frontman Aria Yavarinejad. “For All I Am is about being strong, not letting others put you down for any reason, and holding onto what you believe in for yourself.”
Not wasting anytime in sharing their positive message and showing the world what they’re capable of, the freshly formed Chicago, IL based quintet has already self-released their debut EP Lone Wolf. The five-track album was released on November 1st, 2011 – the same day that the band announced their signing to Albany, NY-based indie label, Equal Vision Records.
Lone Wolf was recorded with up and coming producer Nicholas Scott at NS Studio in Muskegon, MI and highlights For All I Am’s incredible ability to flawlessly juxtapose and intertwine the dynamic, bonecrushing explosions of Yavarinejad’s screams with the haunting melodies of guitarist/clean vocalist Chase Wagster.
The EP carries listeners through a powerful, passionate journey of broken friendships, life-changing events and the loss of a loved one, and the band’s dominant stance against the injustices and apathy present in society today.
“The shaken minds of our learning experiences through our society led us to the creation of [the song] “Injustice”, Yavarinejad explains. “It became evident at a young age that the future is dissimulating; we took the time to show our perspective in relation to our experiences…it’s a calling to our generation about the new direction that we are heading.” He continues, “…our generation is in jeopardy because of peer pressure and blindness. We want to show the world that you can be yourself and accomplish anything your heart desires if you put the work into it.”
For All I Am has implemented their beliefs on a personal level, by stepping out of the mold of what it means to be a band today and putting aside any barriers between the band and fans. Living by their words and putting their ideals to practice, the band encourages constant communication with fans and consistently utilizes creative collaborations that allow their fans’ voices to be heard.
Prior to entering NS Studios, For All I Am shared song demos directly with fans, allowing them a chance to be directly involved in the writing process by writing reviews on their thoughts and suggestions for final recordings. The band quickly received thousands of constructive comments – far surpassing their expectations of the project – and took the input into consideration in the studio while recording Lone Wolf.
Fans again showed their relentless support of For All I Am, by raising over $7000 in just 46 days for them through the Kickstarter platform, allowing the band to purchase a van and trailer to kick off their touring career. In exchange for the donations, For All I Am showed their immeasurable gratitude by offering backers a wide variety of items including free music downloads, exclusive merchandise, personalized ‘thank yous’ in the Lone Wolf CD booklet, guest list to all upcoming shows (for life) and much more.
Taken aback by the overwhelming amount of support fans have shown so early on in their career, For All I Am is charged up and ready to prove themselves on the road. And that they will do - on their first full-US tour, supporting labelmates and hardcore heavyweights We Came As Romans, on the Take A Picture It Will Last Longer Tour, along with Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, and Attila.
Yavarinejad expounds,“We want to show the world that you can be yourself and accomplish anything your heart desires if you put the work into it. Everything we deal with in our lives gets expressed through our music. Every song has a meaning or a struggle that our band can share and hopefully the fans can share.