LISTENER, HOTEL BOOKS, SIENNA SKIES, HEAVY THINGS
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Emo-punk band from Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Formed in 2001 aSometimes the things you love give you HOPE. Sometimes you HATE the things you love the most. But, often times the things you love can make you HURT.
Hawthorne Heights return to form with Hurt, the long awaited third EP in their Hate/Hope/Hurt trilogy. Hurt not only shines with elements rooted in their classic sound, but also showcases a maturity and level of confidence that can only be honed after twelve years of being a band. After spending the better part of a year on the road celebrating the ten year anniversary of their debut album The Silence in Black and White, the band returned home to Ohio to begin writing for Hurt. Feeling newly inspired and clearly invigorated, what resulted was a collection of eight songs that celebrate looking back while boldly pushing forward. "Everything that ends will soon become new again." Vocalist/Lyricist JT Woodruff says: "Sometimes the past haunts you like a ghost, but we weren't afraid to become the ghosts of what we used to be. There is still some life and hope left in these bones, and we will continue to suck the marrow out of life."
s A Day In The Life, the band soon went through some changes in lineup and musical direction, which led also to a name change.
They released their debut album, "The Silence In Black And White", in 2004 on Victory Records.
On November 24th, 2007, Casey Calvert died in his sleep while being on tour with the band.
Casey Calvert (deceased) - guitar, backing vocals
Chris "Poppy" Popadak - drums
Mark McMillon - vocals, guitar
Matt Ridenour - bass
JT Woodruff - vocals, guitar
Listener is a band/project founded by Dan Smith in the early 21st century. With Dan Smith as a permanent fixture, other musicians have become part of the line-up such as composer Chris Nelson who joined in 2005 and drummer Kris Rochelle in 2011 onwards.
"Hotel Books is an expression of spirit conveyed through spoken-word poetry and ambient music."
Hotel Books is based out of Porterville, CA and lead by singer-songwriter Cam Smith who started the band in 2012. In early 2014 they signed to InVogue Records.
Sienna Skies are a six-piece post-hardcore act from the city of Sydney, Australia.