THE ORPHEUM PRESENTS:
Stonegrey, Not Tonight Josephine, Avacyn, Hang 'Em high, Artificial Heart Beat
1915 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33605
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
This event is all ages
Black Tide come out of the gate with all guns blazing. Their Interscope Records debut, Light from Above, is a loaded salvo of fret-burning, hyper-charged riffs. The Florida quartet churns out fist-pumping, fast-paced metallic anthems with no remorse. Their sound channels the forefathers of heavy metal, but with a dose of 21st century attitude.
Cuts like "Shockwave," "Warriors of Time" and "Show Me The Way" pack enough explosive energy to ignite any crowd.
In the end, Black Tide are ready for anything. Gabriel's excited for what the future holds. "The band is so united now. We've never been together like this before. Black Tide's stronger than ever." That strength will only lead to bigger and better things. Zakk concludes, "The kids want more, and I want more out of us everyday. We're like that arena rock band who just hasn't made it to the arenas, yet." It's only a matter of time until they do.
Not Tonight Josephine
Since the release of their debut EP, This Orphan Heart, and being named "Tampa, FL's Most Buzz-worthy Rock Band" by Creative Loafing in the fall of 2009, Not Tonight Josephine have quickly been raising their status in rock's up-and-coming scene. 2010 saw the band selected for a main stage performance at the Florida Music Festival in April, shooting a series of webisodes for Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream festival in September, and nailing down a much-coveted slot on 97X's annual Next Big Thing concert in December. The band has performed with acts such as Anberlin, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sick Puppies, Framing Hanley, A Day to Remember, Drowning Pool and American Bang and worked with producer Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day, Framing Hanley) in the studio for both their EP and their forthcoming full-length album. The new record, which builds upon the EP's pop-informed modern rock with more mature songwriting and a slightly darker bent, was recorded over the summer of 2010 and is tentatively scheduled to see a Spring 2011 release date. With their new single "Carousel" and it's "Dexter"-inspired video now leaving fans bloodthirsty for more music, Not Tonight Josephine will certainly be climbing the rock ladder ever higher in 2011.