The Story So Far
Stick To Your Guns, Such Gold, Rotting Out, Souvineers
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
The Story So Far
The Story So Far are the West Coast's brightest star in pop punk. Based in San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay the band has developed a rabid following, routinely running up and down the coast.
Under Soil And Dirtis the band's debut full length. It follows up two highly acclaimed EPs, the most recent of which being a 7 inch split with Maker. While it'd be easy to lump TSSF in with some of the other pop punk bands making waves, Under Soil And Dirt pushes the band out of the conventional box.
While the album is catchy and full of melody it often tows the line between hardcore and hard rock all while clearly making a statement about the band's punk rock leanings. The songs are honest, sincere, and emotional and the music behind the lyrics is as heavy as it is accessible. This is absolutely a definitive release for TSSF, the record just speaks for itself.
Stick To Your Guns
We currently live in an age of angst and depression from a longterm economic recession that has seemed to affect everyone to some degree. However, fortunately there are those few individuals that always keep a positive outlook while trying to show the world that there are plenty of things they should be thankful for outside of the material goods they deem so important. STICK TO YOUR GUNS is more than a band, they have evolved into a movement that focuses on individual self expression, the desire to create a better life for yourself and an emphasis on the importance of family and treating others with respect.
Bursting at the seams with a vibrant energy and overall positivity comes this Orange County sensation, who provide a message of hope and that could serve as the soundtrack to the new hardcore/punk revolution. Visionary Jesse Barnett (vocals) was originally inspired to form a band that would provide him with a medium to project his view points and reflect his musical influences and he continues to do just that to this very day bringing a stable of accomplished musicians on board. STYG blends melody, heaviness, and sincerity into one solid sound that will cater to fans of Comeback Kid, Ignite and Rise Against.
After four full-length albums, a number of worldwide tours and legions of diehard followers the band has come full circle and in 2012 delivers the most important effort of their already stellar career. The much anticipated new album, Diamond, encompasses what STYG is all about and sees their songwriting develop and mature to ultimately craft their definitive release, which ultimately delivers a message of inspiration that anyone can relate to.
Barnett states: "The new album, Diamond, is an insight to the way we view the world through our eyes. All the good and all the bad. This is an amazing place we live in. There is so much mystery about our existence and it fascinates the hell out of us. The pain people go through, the good that people do and the gods that people are willing to kill and die for. It's all who we are as a whole and its important for us to understand this. What's inside of you is what is happening outside in the world. How we can look at everything thats going on around us and think that we are at a complete disconnect from it, is beyond me.
"We also try to live the words we speak. It's become more and more important to me as we have moved forward through this band's life, that we do the things we are saying. We try to give back any moment we can. This band has become more than just a band for me. I very much try to be the words that I write. I'm not a perfect. I am far from it, but what helps me more than anything is when a kid comes to me and says 'hey man my life was a wreck and I was in a downward spiral and this bands music has picked me up'. This is what helps me because I know what thats like and I have bands that have done the same things for me so to be that band for someone else is an honor.
"I feel like this band has progressed through its life like I have through mine. Every person on this earth is searching for things trying to find out who they are, where they belong and ways that they can express themselves. With the new album, not to sound to generic, we really took inventory of our music and for me at least I took inventory of my life, my flaws and mental vices. This is me trying to let it all go and find whats truly important to me and that is my friends, family and all of humanity. Society interests me in ways that I previously never knew. The things that people endure and the stuff people bounce back from and the ways we progress through science and technology amazes me. I love this world even though here are absolutely shitty things about it. I'm trying very hard to change my view and always trying to find ways to give back as much as possible."
In 2012, STICK TO YOUR GUNS gives to the world a diamond that shines bright and exudes a proclamation of hope and inspiration that could even impact the most cynical.
Such Gold is about sing-a-longs/gang chants, DIY house shows, pile-ons, rad friends, fast-beats, touring, and having good times with good people.
Come share a garbage plate and a Genny with us.
Lots of bands call Los Angeles their home, but few truly represent the city like ROTTING OUT. With members hailing from some of the more notorious parts of the storied streets everyone thinks of when they hear "LA," it's no wonder their music expresses that grit so rarely captured this perfectly. Raised on the sounds of local heroes Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise, yet fully indebted to the thriving Southern California hardcore scene, ROTTING OUT have continually created some of the most energetic and captivating punk / hardcore being played today. This is the soundtrack to skating and mayhem, hanging with friends and getting into trouble. Grab your deck and come along for the adventure or make sure to stay out of the way.
$16 in advance / $18 at the door