LOUNGE: Taco Presents:
Count To Four, the Blackout Summer, Lankford, Static Life
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Count To Four
Count to Four is an aggressive pop-punk band from South Jersey /
Philadelphia in the vein of The Wonder Years. With a strong focus on musicianship, Count to Four delivers unrepetitive, complex and catchy guitar riffs. Combined with unforgettable, singalong lyrics and melodic vocals, the band creates a mature, yet altogether familiar sound to the pop-punk genre.
Check out the band's first full-length album titled "Between Two Cities"; produced/recorded at 37 Studios by Matt Dalton (I See Stars, For the Fallen Dreams, Craig Owens, Chiodos etc) You can download both of their previous EP's for FREE from http://counttofour.bandcamp.com/
"Pop Punk is all about growing up, and we try to capture all the emotions, positive and negative, that go along with it. I think that's what makes it relatable...In the end, it's music, it's expression. We do this because we love it, and none of us would want to be doing anything else."
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.
Pop-punk, beers, fun people...thanksgiving dinners...