Venue: The Beard Presents:
Modern Day Escape, A Promise To Burn, Not Penny's Boat, Six Gun Charade, Us From Outside, Unknown Faces
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
This event is all ages
Modern Day Escape
The band was originated when members nXe, and Shep traveled coast to coast, from California to Florida, to meet up with singer James Vegas. Though it almost all ended before even getting started, as Bass player Shep was forced to abandon his dreams and return home for personal reasons.
Forming the band "Avenging Addison", JV and nXe continued to rise through the local music ranks. Going through multiple members trying to find the right line up, the boys continued searching for a group of guys with the same spark that they held. Carrying on with the path and heart of the group, they managed to scoop up current guitarist, Marti Rubels in 2007.
After getting together with Rubels, they decided to tear apart "Avenging Addison" and start from scratch. Without hesitating, they began working, even though they were still short a complete band. After what became an entire year spent hiding away from the music scene, writing and rewriting, everything seemed to come together in 2008.
When the time felt right, despite the fact MDE still lacked a final lineup; they began playing any show they could get a hold of. Through high energy performances where nothing is held back, the band began landing Florida's most important venues within a month. Around this time, in a type of twist only found in books, one of the biggest and best surprises came with the return of Shep from California.
Everything had finally fallen into place for the Modern Day Escape bass player, and it seemed the same could be said for the group. So they took off, throwing caution to the wind and touring coast to coast. The road seemed to throw every obstacle possible at them, finally stranding them in California; but what seemed like a curse was really a blessing. As random as every other member had come into the group, within weeks of breaking down in Hollywood, they met drummer Tony. The group caught him only a month before he planned leaving his temporary home in LA, to return to his home in the UK.
Now, with bigger and better shows in the upcoming months, the band continues churning out a cohesive musical addiction; a sound that can still deliver melodic verses, catchy choruses, and a guttural break down punch…while never falling into the genre of "just noise".
Clicking immediately with the lineup Modern Day Escape had always been waiting for, the boys are taking full advantage of their downtime in the city of angels. Sharing the stage with some of their idols, playing legendary venues, releasing the music video for "March of the Dead", having their CD hit the shelves in Hot Topic & Smartpunk, and setting on multiple upcoming tours yet to be announced!, Modern Day Escape breaks through all obstacles and borders. And is taking the world by storm this year!
A Promise To Burn
Originating from a small-town in Sparta, Illinois, A Promise To Burn makes an ever-lasting impression on those who witness their live shows.
Being one of the typical post-hardcore bands in the scene right now, A Promise To Burn stands out at shows. They bring an energy that feeds their fans, making shows an experience you'll never forget.
The five piece post-hardcore band has been compared to bands such as; Like Moths To Flames, Secrets, Asking Alexandria, and Miss May I, but promises to be one of the better unsigned/local acts to leave an impression that will help them make their way to the top of the ladder.
Us From Outside
US, FROM OUTSIDE hit the ground running in December 2011, with their sophomore release aptly named "Revived" courtesy of Tragic Hero Records. After a few line-up changes, the New Jersey quintet is hitting harder and delivering like nothing before. Produced by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane), "Revived" delivers with incredulous, swooping vocal melodies, brutal atypical rhythms, soaring guitar leads and unforgettable, contagious hooks. The new record "Revived" was written with the intent of coming out anew and hard.
US, FROM OUTSIDE already has an extensive touring history, having hit the road with artists such as I See Stars, In This Moment, Abandon All Ships, Close Your Eyes, and Memphis May Fire. The band delivers during every single performance with an intense stage show that features the bands propensity for back breaking, acrobatic moves that constantly keeps fans and concertgoers engaged with every note and every movement.
US, FROM OUTSIDE features vocalist Johnny Galivan, vocalist and bassist Kenny Davis, guitarists Steve Novoa and Derek Williams and drummer Luke Genocide. For a young and aspiring band, US, FROM OUTSIDE thinks big and has huge plans in store for the near future.
Being "revived" as a completely new band, US, FROM OUTSIDE breaks not only the mold, but the expectations that have been laid upon them.