The Vanguard and Brother's Houligan present
FALL POP PUNK MARATHON (All Ages), Aria
Strangers to Wolves, Veara, On My Honor, Stonecrow, Paper Planets, Project Cole Patterson
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
ARIA is a band that is rooted in hard work and overcoming obstacles. Over the past few years I have been lucky enough to watch them go through a number of challenges; moving across two countries, losing a friend and band member and much more. There's nothing that fit's our family more then a band who is willing to work hard and stay focused on what they want to achieve.
Since the bands inception in 2009, ARIA has released two albums and toured in the United States and Canada. Aria possesses a sound that incorporates strong, poppy vocal melodies and dance-y drum beats all the while fusing them harmoniously with edgy, intricate guitar leads and driving rhythms.
The band will be working on their first release with Leakmob in early spring of 2013. Visit them on facebook or spotify to have a listen
Strangers to Wolves
Rock N' Roll or die trying.
Pop-punk newcomers Veara have announced plans to release their new album, What We Left Behind, on May 25 via Epitaph Records in partnership with Running Man Records. Starting today, fans can listen to the brand new track "My B-Side Life" on their MySpace page and pre-order the new album here.
The quirky foursome from Augusta, GA, made up of Bradley Wyrosdick (Vocals), Patrick Bambrick (Vocals/Guitar), Bryan Kerr (Vocals/Bass) and Brittany Harrell (Drums), has officially arrived on the scene with their highly energetic new album, What We Left Behind. Co-produced by A Day To Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon and master of the boards Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Our Last Night), Veara's sophomore release draws influence from genre groundbreakers like New Found Glory and Blink 182, while boasting a sharp contemporary edginess that will rapidly elevate them within the scene.
Veara has a lot to prove with the release of What We Left Behind, a title which the band says is about leaving behind doubt and naysayers, and a theme that can be found throughout the album. After years of fighting a revolving door of band members, ceaseless doubt and small town narrow-mindedness, Veara respond with a bold new album.
"We have been through a lot of turmoil as a band," says drummer Brittany Harrell. "Whether it be people doubting us, saying you can't do this, members quitting, people lying, etc. The songs on this record have to do with everything that we were going through within that year. It pretty much means all those topics are being left behind because we can do this and we will do this no matter what."
"It's not just for us though," adds vocalist Bradley Wyrosdick. "It's for everyone that has a dream and has people telling them they can't do what they want to do with their life. It's your life and you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to, and that's what we did with What We Left Behind."
And the proof is in the music. Bouncy choruses, ripping riffs and terrorizing drums rule on What We Left Behind. Featuring tracks like the fiery opener, "We Have a Body Count," the newly released sing-along "My B-Side Life" and the mosh-popper "Head For The Hills," What We Left Behind is an honest take of the band's life experiences over the past several years, set to a musical score of anthemic pop-punk.
On My Honor
ON MY HONOR is a pop-punk band from Knoxville, TN signed to Little Heart Records. The band's sound revolves around making honest music with an emphasis on personal lyrics, intricate guitars, and high energy songs that focus on topics other than breaking up with your girlfriend, while straying away from the typical "verse-chorus-breakdown" formula. Since late 2007 they have done 16 U.S. tours, played over 350 shows, built a draw of 400 plus in their hometown, logged iTunes and online sales on four (4) continents, received press across the world from press outlets like Alternative Press, Amp, Lights Out UK, Absolute Punk, Punktastic, and Property of Zack. The band also played The Vans Warped Tour in 2009. After touring almost constantly since summer 2011, the band released their new EP entitled "Nature & Nurture" September 6th and the record debuted in the top 100 globally on Interpunk. The band plans on touring as much as possible in support of the record anywhere in the world they can get in 2012. On My Honor believes "Nature & Nurture" is a big step and everyone else seems to agree so far:
"Nature & Nurture is undoubtedly a record where too often words fall short. I can only hope that more artists, and listeners, see this as an exemplary display of musicianship, where the real justice is done when listened to first-hand" –xeasycorex.net
"Right from the opening line "what if these are the last words I ever get to say?" -Its an EP crammed full of fist in the air, heart on the sleeve, sing-a-longs. They've delivered a fast-paced, anthemic punk-rock record steeped in sincerity and with a little bit more nurturing, ON MY HONOR could become one of your favorite bands" -Punktastic
We are Stonecrow from South Coffyville Oklahoma. Our style is a mixure of arena rock power, the speed of metal, inner turmoil of grung, and the musicianship of the classical masters. Subject matters range from chemical dependency, freedom from government, and morally unbidden sex.
Project Cole Patterson
To Be Announced Soon!