Candy Hearts (Violently Happy Records/Bridge Nine Records)
Driver Friendly (Hopeless Records)
Our Wrecked Machine
The Diamond State
Monday August 11th, 2014 Doors: 6:00pm
This event is ALL AGES!!! $12 in advance $14 at the door Tickets go on sale Wednesday June 11th at 10:00am
Accent Live 5810 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19808 ___________________________________________________
::STICKUP KID:: (Adeline Records/ San Jose, Ca)
Stickup Kid is a pop-punk band from San Jose, CA formed in 2009. Founded by members Tony Geravesh (vocals) and Bo McDowell (Guitar), they recruited friends Jonathan McMaster (Bass) and Cameron MacBain (Drums). In mid 2011, Curtis Wallace joined as a second guitarist after the completion of their Nothing About Me EP on Adeline Records.
Billy Jo Armstrong's Adeline Records picked up the option on their second full length, and Stickup Kid subsequently wrote Future Fire, released in 2013. Future Fire is undoubtedly the most polished and notable release to date for Stickup Kid, featuring songs that keep the band's punk core dynamics in place (listen to "The Depths of Me"), songs that scream for a late 90's revival (listen to "What's Missing"), coupled with brutally honest lyrics from a vocalist in Tony Geravesh who is starting to grow into his voice.
::SEAWAY:: (Mutant League Records/Ontario, Canada)
Canadian pop-punk upstarts, Seaway, do not care what you think of them, frankly. All they care about is being themselves and, hopefully, finding fans who can relate to their music. Sure, that does not sound entirely like an original recipe for success, specifically when considering the genre they wade through, but it is an honest one. And honesty is Seaway's only policy.
Hailing from Oakville, Ontario, Seaway have been turning the heads of the pop-punk scene for a few years now. Beginning with the release of their debut, self-titled EP, Seaway have been setting their sights on bigger marketsand they haven't let anyone stop them...
Be sure to check out their full length: "Hoser" out now on Mutant League Records.
::CANDY HEARTS:: (Violently Happy Records, Bridge Nine Records/ NJ,NY)
Bands like Candy Hearts are a rare breed these days. We're talking about earnest pop-punk acts that pair personal lyrics with upbeat instrumentation without playing into the pretension and posturing of today's rockstar culture. Now after spending most of the year on the road honing their craft, Candy Hearts have teamed up with New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert to release their new EP The Best Ways To Disappearand if you're a fan of pop-punk, this collection of songs just might make your year.
When Driver Friendly first met in high school in North Houston, Texas their friendship quickly turned from hanging out after school to writing songs in a garage and playing shows around their hometown. As the band gained momentum and a loyal fan base around the area, they took a huge step and moved to Austin, TX- the live music capital of the world- to continue pursuing their dream.
Composed of lead vocalist Tyler Welsh, guitarist and vocalist Andy Lane, bass guitarist Chris Walker, drummer Jeremi Mattern, and trumpet player Juan Lopez, Driver Friendly is ready to share their melodic, high energy songs with the world! The band's fast paced anthems "Ghosts" and "Mesidonna" are just a small taste of what's to come.
OWM started as a group of good friends who just wanted to write and play the style of music they grew up on. Influenced by bands like New Found Glory, Saves The Day, Fairweather, The Movielife, The Ataris, they set out to write pop punk they way they remembered. The band recently released their EP 'Nostalgia, or Something Like It'
Five dudes in their late twenties broin' down and playing pop punk. The Diamond State was started in 2011 as a writing outlet for Justin Shaw. Two years and three drummers later the band is finally ready to share their work.
With influences ranging from The Early November to Eminem to The Smiths, Trout are five dudes with the same desire to express their opinions and experiences of life in the only form that they feel comfortable doing so.......via music. It only takes a few moments of experiencing their sincerity and passion before you begin to wonder why you traded your own passion and aspirations for the dishonestly promised hope of an America dream...