Alien Ant Farm Presents The ANTarchy in the USA Tour

Alien Ant Farm Presents The ANTarchy in the USA Tour

Kaleido, H2NY

Tue, September 2, 2014

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Ticket Info

Alien Ant Farm
Alien Ant Farm
The SoCal alt-metal foursome Alien Ant Farm formed in 1996 with the raging singer/songwriter Dryden Mitchell, guitarist Terry Corso, bassist Tye Zamora, and drummer Mike Cosgrove. All were bored with their day jobs and sought something else to break them from corporate norms. Music allowed them to freely express themselves, and a friendship was born. They independently released their quirky debut, Greatest Hits, toward the end of the '90s and soon enough noise surrounded the band. It won the award for Best Independent Album at the 1999 L.A. Music Awards and Alien Ant Farm found themselves striking a deal with Papa Roach's New Noize, which is partners with DreamWorks.

Two years later they made their major-label introduction with ANThology, issued in March 2001. Debut single "Smooth Criminal" was a funky metal mix of Michael Jackson's original song, and pop kids of the TRL generation loved it. The song hit number one on the modern rock charts, and the album eventually went platinum. A year later, between tours of Europe, the band was back in the studio recording new music. Their new song "Bug Bites" was featured in the Tobey Maguire flick Spiderman in May 2002. But while traveling in Spain to a gig in Portugal that same month, the band's bus collided with a truck, killing their driver, Christopher Holland. The band and crew members suffered various injuries as well, most seriously Mitchell, who fractured his C2 vertebra. Thankfully, he came out of surgery able to walk, though suffered some nerve damage and a slight loss of motion.

Committed to getting back to work and pushing the incident aside, Alien Ant Farm hit the studio to record their follow-up record. truANT was issued in May 2003, right as Dreamworks was dissolving as a label. As a result, the album barely made a splash on the U.S. charts, though the single "These Days" managed to crack the Top 30. Guitarist Corso subsequently exited the group and was replaced by Joe Hill. Zamora next left for college after recording of the band's fourth effort wrapped. Up in the Attic appeared in July 2006 on New Door Records, as hardcore vet Alex Barreto (Chain of Strength, Inside Out) entered on bass. Alien Ant Farm simultaneously released the DVD BUSted, which included music videos, live footage, and a candid documentary. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide
Kaleido
Kaleido
Kaleido surfaced in Detroit in 2011 as a powerhouse four piece rock/pop band. Created by Christina Chriss and Joey Fava, who met in 2010 at a show their previous bands were playing together, the two decided to start writing with each other. They recorded their first song 'This Far', and immediately knew they had found something very special. Combining Christina's fierceness, powerful vocals, lyric
s, and melodies; with Joey's thunderous drums and multi-instrumental songwriting ability, they wrote and recorded a handful of songs, shaping their sound.

In May 2011, Christina was invited to perform at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, while still working on putting the band together. Christina chose longtime friend and previous bandmate Cody Morales to play bass, and Ronnie Rosolino, who went to high school with Christina, to play guitar. They were a perfect fit. After only a handful of practices, the brand new, currently unnamed band, flew cross country to play what would be their very first show together. The reaction in LA was incredible and shortly upon returning home, Christina decided to name the band Kaleido.

After playing as a four piece for the first six months, the group decided to add a second guitarist to expand their sound and live show. Christina and Joey asked a talented friend, Jamie Burnham, making the band a furious five piece. Throwing him into the fire after only a few practices, Kaleido embarked on their first tour, including two stops on the Van's Warped Tour.

Currently in the studio finishing their first record, Kaleido has become a force to be reckoned with. Possessing enough torque to change the game and rescue rock & roll, Kaleido is familiar, yet rare. The group fuses heavy hitting rock with fresh, melodically driven pop elements. A Molotov cocktail of larger than life personality, passion, real life lyrics, tight musicianship, and an earth shaking live show, Kaleido has kickstarted their rise to the top. Their first record release is scheduled for November 30th at The Magic Stick, Detroit.
H2NY
H2NY
H2NY is a rock band from London. 2012 was breakthrough year for the band. After releasing their debut EP, Treading Water, they embarked on their first UK Tour and had an eventful summer playing HARD ROCK CALLING in Hyde Park and headlining TRAFALGAR SQUARE as part of the Closing Paralympic Celebrations. This year the guys have been working on their debut album which is likely to be released in 2014.

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
http://vinylmusichall.com/