Desert Uprising Battle of the Bands

The Living Breathing

YouTube is an amazing place! A plethora of videos of all kinds, viral, musical, instructional and people just wanting to express themselves. For these four musicians, it was a place where a connection was made, and a musical chemistry was born.

Brothers Matt & Mason Haley have been writing music together for years. In high school, they cut their teeth playing gigs in bars & clubs with various projects. They moved to Arizona in 2009 and soon began the process of finding someone to jam with.

Steven Natale & Joey Moraga have been writing and performing music together for 16 years. Most of their years were spent with the band Tongue Dried Sun. After that, Steven built his own home studio called Studio 7 Productions and continued to produce and record for various projects. Steven came across a YouTube video of Matt & Mason performing an acoustic song. He in turn called Joey and they became interested in meeting with Matt & Mason. The four got together, played a few songs, and found a common vision for a project. With great support from family and friends, along with countless hours of writing and recording, they were able to put together a six song EP at Steven's studio. The self titled EP was released for free online and at shows. It was used as a promotional tool more than anything.

After the release of their EP, The Living Breathing started practicing so that they could eventually play shows. They started to realize after a few rehearsals that the 4 piece (with Mason on Vocals/Guitar) wasn't as strong as it could be. So, Steven and Joey asked their good friend and former bandmate Wyatt Bills if he wanted to jam with them. He gladly said yes. Mason moved to vocals and Wyatt took over on guitar. They haven't looked back since.

Last Empire Cartel

Last Empire Cartel hailing out of Phoenix, Arizona, is the newest Rap / Metal sensation to hit the scene.
This five-piece group has combined edgy hip-hip lyricism with infectious vocal melodies, raw metal riffs,
and hints of reggae and punk rock.

The group recorded their EP "The Uprising" with Larry Elyea of Mind's Eye Digital Recording Studios.
After production, Elyea said, "The combination works well; fresh and impressive."

While their recent studio accomplishment, "The Uprising", is gaining attention from hip-hop and rock
fans alike, their live shows have given the Phoenix music scene something to talk about.

LEC partnering with DJ Quick Draw of the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals wrote and
recorded "We Go Into It", one of the official Coyotes game songs.

Look to LEC finishing a full length album by Dec 2012; keep following on Twitter @LastMpir3carteL and
share the music. MUSIC is the LAST EMPIRE that we can overthrow and LEC is the CARTEL that intends to


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Desert Uprising Battle of the Bands with The Living Breathing, Dawn Awaits, Oxford Coma, Last Empire Cartel, Ethan 103

Friday, August 23 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Pub Rock

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