The No Place Tour with A Lot Like Birds
HRVRD, Night Verses, My Iron Lung, Fighting The Villain
1667 Botelho Drive
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is all ages
A Lot Like Birds
A Lot Like Birds is a post-hardcore band from Sacramento, CA, known for their tendency to flawlessly blend a wide array of genres; from ambient soundscapes to aggressive punk-fueled anthems to unpredictable prog-rock freakouts.
The band was initially the brainchild of guitarist Michael Franzino. Franzino invited a couple Sacramento-based musicians and friends to perform with him, the result being Plan B, the band's debut album. After solidifying a consistent lineup, the band started to pick up buzz in the Sacramento scene, with their dynamic and energetic live shows getting rave reviews.
In early 2011, the band announced that Kurt Travis (formally of Dance Gavin Dance) would be joining the band as a second vocalist. Soon after, they signed to Doghouse Records (All American Rejects, Say Anything, The Get Up Kids) and acquired The Artery Foundation (Asking Alexandria, Dance Gavin Dance, Alesana) as management.
After signing both deals, they entered Interlace Audio Recording Studio with producer / engineer Kris Crummet (Closure In Moscow, Fear Before, Dance Gavin Dance) to record their second full length, Conversation Piece.
After it's release in the fall of 2011, Conversation Piece received praise and they were called "one of post-hardcore's most important new bands and one of the few capable of saving the scene." (-MindEqualsBlown.net).
A Lot Like Birds will spend all of 2012 on the road, taking their new album and frenzied live antics to the masses.
Forming in 2012, Night Verses have enjoyed a break-out year including the release of the Kris Crummett produced "Out of the Sky" EP, the debut of the Dannel Escallon directed video for "Be Happy With Yourself, I'm Staying Here In Hell", and a run of concert dates on both U.S. coasts and across the U.K. Their virtuosic attention to detail and progressive approach to groove are being universally lauded as a fresh new sound, paying homage to decades of influences while managing to retool their roots into bold originality. Rock Sound's Andy Ritchie described the new comers as already displaying as much "dynamism and energy as most bands put into their entire careers."
Defined by a disciplined work ethic that makes them truly prolific, vocalist Douglas Robinson, guitarist Nick DePirro, bassist Reilly Herrera, and drummer Aric Improta are currently composing music for a 2013 release to be followed by extensive touring. Only choosing to record that which they can recreate live, any listener starving for authenticity will appreciate the visceral intricacy of their aesthetic. Night Verses' sophisticated and deliberate approach assumes a level of intellectuality of the listener, while at the same time begging the listener to simply let go and share a moment in time together. Hungry and emboldened Night Verses are creating a body of work simply not to be ignored.
My Iron Lung
Fighting The Villain
Fighting the Villain is a female fronted Progressive Rock band hailing from Hayward, CA. Produced by Erik Ron (Panic! at the Disco, Saosin, Four Year Strong, D.R.U.G.S.), FTV instantly grabs a wide spectrum of listeners with pop-infused vocals, progressive instrumentation, harmonies, and odd meters. The bands creative influences and breathtaking live demeanor have gained a strong "cult" following nationally as well as internationally.
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