Almost Kings

Vinyl Music Hall Presents

Almost Kings

The Helvetica Effect, Paracosm, A Sunday Fire

Fri, February 16, 2018

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- If Any Seating Is Available, It Will Be On A Strictoy First Come-First Serve Basis * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open * No Re-Entry

Almost Kings
Almost Kings
It’s been nearly a decade-long road for Almost Kings, and the band continues to persevere, put out new music, and bring their energetic live show from city to city. Hailing from the dirty south rock clubs of Atlanta, GA, Almost Kings hit the road in 2008 and never looked back. Supporting groups like Rehab, Framing Hanley, and Sevendust through their early releases (“Filthy Nice”, 2009 & “Club Rock”, 2011), AK managed to build a loyal underground following throughout the southeast, up the eastern seaboard, and beyond.

In February 2012, Almost Kings found themselves performing as part of The Grammys in Los Angeles – due to a fan submitting the band into a fan voting-based, CBS-sponsored contest. AK humbly finished the contest on top of 916 acts from around the U.S., and became the first unsigned band to perform as part of the Grammy’s event. Upon their return to Atlanta, the band performed a hometown show to a nearly 3,000-person crowd - numbers not seen often by an unsigned act with minimal radio play.

Almost Kings continued to play 200+ shows each year in 2012, 2013, and 2014, opening for acts ranging from Avenged Sevenfold to Yelawolf to Machine Gun Kelly to Periphery. AK performed at festivals such as Rock USA (2013, 2014), Florida Music Festival (2011, 2012, 2014), Common Ground (2014), Bayfest (2011), Uproar (select 2012 dates), and many more.

“Hear Me Out” was released in summer 2013 and was received extremely well by the fans. Singles like “Shadows” and “Hold On Me” received high view numbers on YouTube and caught occasional radio play. In summer 2014, Almost Kings found themselves at the top of yet another national fan voting-based contest, this time sponsored by ESPN, and the band performed at the X-Games in Austin, TX with Kanye West, Bad Religion, Slightly Stoopid, and Mac Miller. 2014 came to a close with a nearly sold out nationwide House Of Blues tour supporting Bone Thugs n Harmony.

In 2015, Almost Kings hit the studio with Grammy nominated producers Willie Baker and Pete Woodruff, cranking out four tracks to kickstart a new album. Throughout the year, the band finished the album with producer Adam Palka between Atlanta and Detroit. “The Reintroduction” was released on January 26, 2016, and is receiving extremely positive feedback from longtime fans as well as new ones. It is being recognized as AK’s “most mature release to date”, as well as “brutally honest & relatable, lyrically.”

Almost Kings is not signed to a record label, and continues to grind independently. Says guitarist Ryan Yunker, “We are not opposed to getting signed. If the right opportunity comes along that makes sense, we’re open to it. However, until it does, we can and will continue to keep our train rolling forward.” Almost Kings has an undeniable deep resume full of accomplishments, memories, near-death experiences, stories, and more. And they don’t plan on quitting.
The Helvetica Effect
The Helvetica Effect
When you think of the term 'a sense of urgency,' what comes to mind? A message that just begs and needs to be heard? Purpose-driven people? A need to connect with others at all costs? If you fit the bill for all of these qualities and look for no less than that in your hard rock music, then look no further than Florida's own - The Helvetica Effect.
With an uncompromising blend of infectious energy and melodic atmosphere, Paracosm's live shows have been met with rave reviews from those in attendance.
Formed in December, 2012, Paracosm started out playing a formidable list of cover songs that would become the catalyst for their own material, and have since shed most of those covers in order to focus more on writing and growing as an all-original band. Although, a few kick ass covers might slip out from time to time onstage.
Paracosm's music is melodic, aggressive, straight forward rock and roll with a heavy emphasis on songwriting. Their original material is a blend of many genres from the easy, southern groove to the heavy attack of modern hard rock. Melody is a driving factor, and a huge element of their solid sound.
Combine the grooves, fills and energy of Troy Alsaker ; the destructive, whiskey-soaked thunder emanating from bassist Don Gregory's Thunderbird; and the haunting dichotomy of James Tangman's sturdy, serene voice and heavy-handed guitar playing; you have Paracosm. A rock band on a warpath through the Gulf Coast.
Paracosm's fans, audience and supporting venues come first. If you happen to find yourself at or near a Paracosm show, you will become part of it...that's a promise.
Any and all are invited for the ride of a lifetime.

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202