S.A.W Events Presents a Full Electric, Main Stage, CD Release Show with
Smile Empty Soul
Acidic, First Decree, None Taken, Shadows Inc.
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Smile Empty Soul
Similar to: Saliva, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace
Smile Empty Soul was a heavy alternative trio formed while its three members were still in Santa Clarita, California high schools in 1998. Led by singer/guitarist Sean Danielson, the band also included drummer Derek Gledhill and bassist Ryan Martin. After honing their sound with numerous hometown gigs, Smile Empty Soul began venturing to the Sunset Strip, and eventually passed a demo to Todd Parker of the LA indie ThroBack. That exposure led to a deal with Jason Flom’s Lava imprint, which was expanding in the wake of early signee Kid Rock’s white-hot success. The trio hooked up with producer John Lewis Parker, who was at the helm for their self-titled debut, issued by Lava in May 2003. With its screeching guitars and Danielson’s rage-filled vocals, the album was indebted to the alternative sounds of early 90’s. Their latest release in September of this year is “False Alarm” a single from their upcoming album “Chemicals”, it’s been described as a rock n roll lullaby worth the listen.
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie
Similar to: Modern Echo, Blacklite District, Brookroyal
ACIDIC specializes in a high-powered fusion of insanity-based, radio-friendly, organic, carnivorous rock n’ roll! Explosive live show, hot new CD and a ridiculously hilarious new video with almost 200K views of Youtube. Touring nationally, going out a second time with Hinder in mid-June. "Brain-sticky" original songs. Lead singer Michael Gossard: “Copper Man sounds like Green Day and Jane’s Addiction had a baby…and Of Monsters and Men was the milkman!" Nikki Sixx: “As soon as I heard this, I loved it!” (named it his "Sixx Pick of the Week"!) Alternative Press: “Rocks like Funeral Party, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant."
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Metal
Similar to: Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Creed
Three brothers, Dane DeMar, Falco, and Zach E. Lee make up the instrumental section while Maurice sings lead vocals and rhythm guitar. All of their influences combined culminate into a melodic heavy rock. They hail from the Capital City of Wyoming and bring a new revival to the rock scene. They pride themselves on their electrifying live show and will captivate crowds with their catchy lyrics and hard rock vibe.
None Taken is a hard rock band based out of central Illinois. The band originally formed in 2001 and played heavily through 2007. In 2013 None Taken resurrected itself after a nearly six year hiatus and immediately began working in the local and regional music scene. The band works hard to create a sound perched on the edge of melody and violence while using lyrical content that explores the most painful and beautiful moments of life. The music they write is an autobiography of the band’s members. Every note and every word is heartfelt, real and above all else…honest. None Taken is currently writing new music and developing a sound they feel reflects exactly who and what the band has become.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Formed in the summer of 2007 through fate and faith, these four young men often found themselves in the Yager attic sharing riffs, memories and moments, creating the music they share with you today. Shadows Inc. has had the privilege of opening for and or sharing the stage with many fine acts including: My Darkest Days, It's Alive, 36 Crazyfists, Marc Rizzo, Powerman 5000,Cold, Nonpoint, The Ernie Ball stage at the Music as a Weapon Tour Peoria Civic Center, The Leo Project, Bobaflex, Rascal Flatts and Ron White both interrupted their set once for a quick comedy set followed by an hour long country rock jam.
$12.00 - $14.00