Asteria, She's Alive
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is all ages
The marriage between hard rock style and "NU' flare. Established in 2006 by a couple of high school friends, trainwreck symphony has always prided themselves on playing what they like, and enjoying the fact that they are not bound by the specifics of the genre. Pulling from all of their influences to create what they've branded "Nu Hard Rock" or "Modern Metal". Delivering heart pounding rhythms, bone rattling bass lines, jaw dropping solos, and emotionally raw vocals coupled with an over the top high energy live show, these boys strive to leave every ounce of them on stage. Hard…Fast…Slow and Easy; if it rocks they do it
Music listeners, enthusiasts, and professionals around the world have asked what is left of this “Pop Rock/Powerpop” scene? Is anything left? Have we completely moved forward and on to “the next big thing?” The genre we speak of being so lifeless in 2011 was the genre once tagged on Crown Point, IN’s own Asteria. A band that has gained extreme respect in the industry over the past 6 years as being a self-functioning, business savvy group of passionate musicians who have opted over the years to pass on professional industry help and chose to put the fate of their music career completely in their own hands. Recording, producing, album artwork, promotional campaigns, music videos, websites, tours, and everything else most musicians dream of getting professional help with have all been jobs executed by the members themselves. Turning a typical group of 5 twenty-some-odd year old bandmates hoping to be in the right place at the right time ... into perfectionists, dream chasers, and experienced young men who have seen the triumphs and tragedies of the industry, together as a family.
With previous success on their 2007 Broken English/Warner full length debut SLIP INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE, to their most recent 2008 self produced and released self titled EP, both bridged gaps between uber pop and and edgy funk style proven to be their own. Now in 2011 the band’s most recent LP titled MOMENTUM proves that the “Pop Rock” heart that so many of us have suspected to be beatless, hasn’t flatlined just yet. A new album that has the power to singlehandedly reverse this cardiac arrest of which we speak dropped in September 2010. What most would call a step in the right direction, MOMENTUM’s 13 tracks are a collection of songs compiled by Asteria over the previous 2 years, displaying the utmost diverse collaborations between these Midwestern road worn rock and roll renegades. Salty and sweet, hot and cold, yes, maybe, and no have all come out to play and no card is left unturned when you hear MOMENTUM and its large spectrum of feelings and vibes.
She's Alive was formed in the fall of 2011 by Aaron Tolbert, Matt Smith, Ben Fleishman, and JBazan. All veteran's of the Chicago independent music scene, the foursome set out with the simple goal of creating the best music of their careers. They settled down in a studio in Chicago and started writing. They also began what would become an epic quest in search for a singer. They searched high and low, near and far, propositioning talent from as far away as Minnesota and New Jersey. Just when all hope seemed lost, in the 11th hour, the band found young Alex Rogers to be a perfect complement to the songs they had been writing and their plans for the future. The now complete She's Alive has been working tirelessly in their attempts to bring people music that is interesting and accessible as well as exploring new ways to engage and really get to know their fans. They are extraordinarily excited for their debut and look forward to seeing you at a show!