Drusky Entertainment Presents
Young London / Goldhouse
The Balcony Scene, DJ 404 Error
1306 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
Young London is the power-duo of electronic wizard Matt Rhoades and sassy songstress Sarah Graziani. The musicians met in 2010, and immediately realized that their songwriting styles clicked. They penned their first songs together in Boston, and made their live debut at South by Southwest 2011. The success of the group’s debut led them to record their first full-length album with producer Mark Maxwell (Blake Lewis, Boys Like Girls). The self-titled record was released in 2012, and lauded by Substream Magazine as “…a whirlwind of positive lyrics and dance party styled beats…fans will love Young London for giving them a reason to get up and dance like nobody’s watching.” Several songs off the record were picked up commercially, and can be heard in fitness centers, shopping malls, and other retail locations worldwide. Matt and Sarah kept busy in the studio after their successful album release, putting their own spin on the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star”. The cover earned the group recognition on MTV Buzzworthy, and was featured for two weeks in the “New and Noteworthy” section of iTunes. Young London set out on their first major tour in the summer of 2012, when they joined the likes of Breathe Carolina, All Time Low, and The Used on the Vans Warped Tour. Upon returning, Matt and Sarah jumped back into the studio to record their newest single, “Call My Name (Tonight)”. When asked about the new song, Matt replied: “This track shows that Young London is evolving musically. We really are addicted to writing music.”
Hailing from Lake County, Illinois, Grant Harris formed electro-pop outfit Goldhouse in 2008 and has since released 2 EP’s with the third titled Lovestruck recently released on June 15th, 2010. Since forming, the band has sold over 100,000 single downloads on itunes and thousands more physical copies sold independently through touring, online retailers including Smartpunk.com, and Hot Topic locations across the country.
After gaining momentum, Goldhouse would have the opportunity to play alongside bands such as Neon Trees, Travie McCoy, The All American Rejects, and Never Shout Never to name a few, transforming each show into a non-stop dance party.
The buzz spread and national tours followed with such acts such as The Ready Set (Warner), Stephen Jerzak (Universal Republic), and Jonny Craig (Rise). Breathe Electric would soon be offered the entire 2010 Vans Warped Tour and continue touring straight through the end of 2010 on a full US tour.
Goldhouse has been featured in various magazines, most recently being featured in Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2010” article. The band has also garnered recognition in Substream magazine, and on top music web sites including Absolutepunk.net, Purevolume.com, Crazed Hits, and Kings of A&R to name a few. Their unique brand of infectious pop has even caught the attention of music supervisors at MTV who have licensed songs for some of their most watched shows including The Real World and The City
The Balcony Scene
On a warm fuzzy summer's day, Blake Trevino and James Goodnight got together and played guitar. It was good, but they couldn't keep time, so in September 2009 they put up an ad on Craigslist for a drummer. Tristan Garwood, being the creeper that he is quickly replied. When they were supposed to have their first practice Blake found out he had to go to Las Cruces till the next year because he couldn't pay for college in Albuquerque. Using Guitar Pro the band mates still learned songs and practiced here and there. Over Christmas break they really started practicing together every day. They booked their first show at the Launchpad which was a battle of the bands, but they needed a bassist. They asked Tristan's good friend Jordan Simon to stand in. The band had a photo shoot shortly thereafter and got booked for their actual first show at Warehouse 508. They played that show and it went amazing and they went on to win the battle of the bands and sell all 100 tickets they were given. Blake's brother then stood in as the bassist, and since then, in only a couple of short months, they are taking Albuquerque's music scene by storm.