The Vanguard and SFS Presents...
Summer Fest 2018 Music Showcase
Unwritten Rulz, Kovalent, Radio X, Let Slip The Dogs, Edge of Zephyr
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
Searching for Sanity
Searching for sanity is a 4 piece band from Coweta, Ok. Formed in 2009 after Joey Barrows returned from war. Charlie Ledford and Joey Barrows, which grew up together. Started scouting for more members for the band. We recorded on June 26th 2010 our first EP titled “DARK X” with Hank Charles at Valcour Sound. We continued to play many shows locally, including a food drive for our home town. We recorded our second CD “RETURN FROM EXILE” June 2011. In January of 2012 Jeff Orr and Tommy Spears joined Searching For Sanity. Back in the studio May 2012 recorded “THEARPY“(not release yet). We have since continued playing local and out of state venues.
Shows we have played
Black Gold Music run/Camp Debauchery at Rocklahoma 2011/ The Marquee/ Cain’s Ballroom/ Live on Z104.5 The Edge/ and several local venues.
Nominated for Best live performance and Best Metal/Hard Rock Band at the 2011 and 2012 A.B.O.T. music awards.
CD’s Dark X, Return from Exile, Therapy.
Bands we have shared the stage with.
Texas Hippie Coalition
Unwritten Rulz is a 5-piece American rock band from the Kansas City Metro area. Originally formed in 2005, the band started out playing rock covers in small bars and clubs. They eventually started writing their own music, using all of their backgrounds and influences. The band has evolved into playing original gigs, along with dropping their debut CD “Filter Thru the Static” to rave reviews. The band has finished it’s sophomore CD, “Life of the Party” which was released at the first of June 2014 and is catching everyone’s attention.
Unwritten Rulz has shared the stage with National Acts such as – Hinder, Drowning Pool, Saving Abel, Adreneline Mob, Nothing More, Red Line Chemistry, Saliva, John Corabi, LA Guns, Bang Tango, Lita Ford and Adler’s Appetite. They have also played at Rocklahoma in 2012 and 2013…which included heavy hitters Guns N Roses, Alice in Chains, Korn, Rob Zombie, Volbeat, Slash, Black Stone Cherry, Jackyl, and many more.
The band is currently playing on many radio stations, both domestically and globally consisting of Internet and FM stations. They can be found on most digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, MediaNet, eMusic, Zune, Rhapsody, MixRadio, iHeartRadio, VerveLife, Amazon on Demand, Simfy, Google+, Sony Music Unlimited, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, JB Hi-FI, Slacker, Boom, Beats, Guvera, KKBox, Akazoo, Anghami, Revibe, Spinlet, Neurotic Media, Yandex, TargetMusic, Claro Musica, YouTube Music Key and Deezer. Unwritten Rulz is licensed with BMI and listed with Sound Exchange.
Kovalent is a progressive rock band from Muskogee Ok. The band was formed by bassist Travis Cates and Vocalist Tim Moore of the Tulsa based heavy metal band, No Void in 2016 as an acoustic duo playing rock and metal cover tunes with an acoustic twist. After some success playing the local club scene, John Paul Cates joined the band on percussion and the trio began writing songs. As the music started to flow, the band quickly realized the direction was changing from an acoustic project to a full band production and in early 2017, Ralph Ayers was added to the line-up on lead guitar. Immediately, work began on their first studio recording, a six track EP called Legends. Legends was released online August 15th and has quickly gained traction. The album has been picked up by numerous online radio stations and was reviewed by UK music magazine, “Fireworks”. Recently, Kovalent was nominated for a Tulsa local music award in the category of best home away from home group. Currently the band is playing the local circuit in Tulsa and plans are being made for a small tour in support of their album.
Radio X, one of Oklahoma’s hottest new rock cover bands, began in June of 2012 with the idea of two brothers wanting to jam. Sam and Mikey Schaper, jamming a couple of acoustics in the basement of their parents house, had the crazy idea of bringing familiar high energy party tunes to the people of Northeast Oklahoma. Sam and Mikey drew on the experience of Jay Wilson on drums, Gary Key on bass, and Kenny Pocock on keyboards to solidify the line-up, and are currently booking shows at a club near you. What can you expect from a Radio X show?... High energy, great musicianship, great harmonies, professionalism, and a party you’ll never forget!!
Let Slip The Dogs
A new chapter is beginning and a band has come together, hell-bent on shattering everything you know about Oklahoma metal. Let Slip the Dogs draws from each member's decades of musical experiences and influences from across the musical spectrum and forges it into their own vision of heavy music. All three members are heavily rooted in the Oklahoma music scene with 20+ years of live experience each. Guitarist/Vocalist - Bryan Parker (formerly of Bait and David Castro Band), Bassist/Vocalist - Travis Inselman (13 Cent Kill and David Castro Band), and Drummer/Vocalist – Kenny VanWinkle (formerly of Badroot and The Kevorkian’s) take a “nothing is off limits” approach to their songwriting, calling on elements of jazz, fusion, improvisation, and more in order to create their unique metal sound.
Recently “unleashed” on the live scene, Let Slip the Dogs is coming soon to a venue near you!
Some of the band's influences include Black Sabbath, Clutch, Tool, Alice In Chains, Deftones, King's X, Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend Project, Pink Floyd, and Lionize.
Edge of Zephyr
5 musicians create the progressive sound of Edge of Zephyr with influences as varied as Iron Maiden, Devin Townsend, RUSH, Dream Theater, and 3DD.