Blue Moose Tap House Presents
Smile Empty Soul
Acidic, First Decree, From Hated to Heroes
211 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA, 52242
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
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.
From Hated to Heroes