First Fleet Concerts Presents
Her Bright Skies, Modern Day Escape, Oh No Fiasco
212 4th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Doors 4:30 PM / Show 5:00 PM
This event is all ages
Her Bright Skies
Her Bright Skies have developed a distinctly modern sound, with piercing melodies, emotive vocals and an ever-rising tidal wave of fans - all on their own terms. "Causing A Scene" displays a band which has purified its sacred mission to carry your ass into a world where music is first and foremost a party – not psychoanalysis. With both feet firmly entrenched in the American tradition of melodic punk, pop and metal, Her Bright Skies have developed a way to lift themselves out of small town boredom all the while creating their own niche: energetic rock conveyed with a touch of that indefinable, Nordic sound. The cockiness and the musical language is American, but the accent is perfectly Swedish.
Modern Day Escape
The band was originated when members nXe, and Shep traveled coast to coast, from California to Florida, to meet up with singer James Vegas. Though it almost all ended before even getting started, as Bass player Shep was forced to abandon his dreams and return home for personal reasons.
Forming the band "Avenging Addison", JV and nXe continued to rise through the local music ranks. Going through multiple members trying to find the right line up, the boys continued searching for a group of guys with the same spark that they held. Carrying on with the path and heart of the group, they managed to scoop up current guitarist, Marti Rubels in 2007.
After getting together with Rubels, they decided to tear apart "Avenging Addison" and start from scratch. Without hesitating, they began working, even though they were still short a complete band. After what became an entire year spent hiding away from the music scene, writing and rewriting, everything seemed to come together in 2008.
When the time felt right, despite the fact MDE still lacked a final lineup; they began playing any show they could get a hold of. Through high energy performances where nothing is held back, the band began landing Florida's most important venues within a month. Around this time, in a type of twist only found in books, one of the biggest and best surprises came with the return of Shep from California.
Everything had finally fallen into place for the Modern Day Escape bass player, and it seemed the same could be said for the group. So they took off, throwing caution to the wind and touring coast to coast. The road seemed to throw every obstacle possible at them, finally stranding them in California; but what seemed like a curse was really a blessing. As random as every other member had come into the group, within weeks of breaking down in Hollywood, they met drummer Tony. The group caught him only a month before he planned leaving his temporary home in LA, to return to his home in the UK.
Now, with bigger and better shows in the upcoming months, the band continues churning out a cohesive musical addiction; a sound that can still deliver melodic verses, catchy choruses, and a guttural break down punch…while never falling into the genre of "just noise".
Clicking immediately with the lineup Modern Day Escape had always been waiting for, the boys are taking full advantage of their downtime in the city of angels. Sharing the stage with some of their idols, playing legendary venues, releasing the music video for "March of the Dead", having their CD hit the shelves in Hot Topic & Smartpunk, and setting on multiple upcoming tours yet to be announced!, Modern Day Escape breaks through all obstacles and borders. And is taking the world by storm this year!
Oh No Fiasco
With their eclectic sound of dance rock and and a stage show that will make every hair on your body stand on end, Oh No Fiasco is an emerging light of the new sounds to come.
After an extensive touring throughout 2010 from Florida to Michigan touring and playing with the likes of Finger 11, Train, Owl City, Sevendust, 10 years, Red, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Framing Hanley, and Saliva among many others, Oh No Fiasco has emerged stronger than ever with a new name and bringing on brand new tour dates for 2011.
Fueled by the quick success of their first single, "Where You Used To Be," the band is on the verge of releasing their debut album this spring. Formed by vocalist Lindsey Stamey, guitarist Seth Rowlette, bassist Thomas Boyd, and brothers Colin and Kamryn Cunningham, drummer and keyboardist–Oh No Fiasco, formerly known as The Few, have created one of the biggest surprise efforts to come out of Knoxville, Tennessee.
"This is the most powerful project that I've ever been a part of," Stamey explains, adding that the band is an evolution of their past experiences and their desire for new ones. And with new experiences comes an entirely new enticing sound that leaves dancers, head bangers, and wallflowers alike salivating. Drawing influences from bands like Muse, Mew, Circa Survive, Massive Attack, and Of Montreal, Oh No Fiasco create an intimate yet energy charged experience for listeners.
"Their music is a refreshing blend of two unbelievable bands. The music this band produces in the future will be worth looking out for." – Metro Pulse Knoxville, TN
Never lacking in explosive live shows, Oh No Fiasco has plans to make 2011 a fiasco.