NOW BOOKING LOCAL BANDS TO PERFORM AT THE GASLAMP-LONG BEACH WITH AGENT ORANGE, AMERIKAN MADE, WHITE KAPS and SURPRISE BAND!!! JULY 7, 2013!!!FOR MORE INFO: JASON@WARFEST.COM
Warfest is pleased to announce our Independence Punk Rock Festival will be held at The Gaslamp-Long Beach July 7 featuring Legendary Surf Punk Band Agent Orange along with Amerikan Made, The White Kaps and a surprise special guest. The original Agent Orange lineup was Mike Palm on guitar and vocals, Steve Soto on bass, and Scott Miller on drums. Soto played on the original "Bloodstains"; the Living in Darkness version of the song later appeared in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. Soto later left the band to form The Adolescents. With James Levesque on bass, the group recorded the Living In Darkness LP with Brian Elliot, best known for composing Madonna's hit "Papa Don't Preach." The record was released by Posh Boy Records in November 1981. In 1988, Brent Liles replaced James Levesque on bass. Later that year, the band recorded Living In Total Darkness, a re-recording of the original album with a few new songs. In 1989, Derek O'Brien replaced Scott Miller on drums. In 1990, Agent Orange recorded Real Live Sound, the only Agent Orange recording to feature the Palm/Liles/O'Brien lineup.
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THE SMEARS and A PRETTY MESS UK TOUR
JUNE 1ST NOTTINGHAM, The Maze (Cherry Bomb Weekend Day 1)
This is a 'Ticket-Only' event (www.headcheckmusic.co.uk/tickets)
JUNE 2ND LONDON, Nambucca (Cherry Bomb Weekend Day 2)
This is a 'Ticket-Only' event (www.headcheckmusic.co.uk/tickets)
JUNE 3RD BIRMINGHAM, Scruffy Murphy's
Advance tickets £4 from www.headcheckmusic.co.uk/tickets
JUNE 4TH SHEFFIELD, Nelson Rock Bar - A Pretty Mess only, with special guests The Fuckwits
JUNE 5TH LEEDS, The Library
Advance tickets £4 from www.headcheckmusic.co.uk/tickets
JUNE 6TH MANCHESTER, The Star and Garter
STP Records show
JUNE 7TH SUTTON BRIDGE, The Gathering Rock Pub-Cafe A PRETTY MESS (only) with support band tbc
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This is a show you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!!!
THE OPAQUE @ Malones bar and grill in Santa Ana, CA
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:00pm
Sunday April 28, 2013 @ The Gaslamp-Long Beach
6251 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA
Coming Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3pm, WARFEST presents The Music Workshop (3pm-10pm-all ages) featuring TAPROOT, BOY HITS CAR, XFACTOR1 AND SUNFLOWER DEAD at The Gaslamp in Long Beach, CA. The Music Workshop will also feature local greats CORE 10, STAR OFF MACHINE and EQUINOXX showcasing their music live. This is a great lineup from beginning to end so get there at 3pm. Tickets available at the door for $12. Presale tickets are available from the local bands for a discounted price. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 4 more info.
Formation (From Wikepedia)
In 1997, Taproot sent their demo to Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst. Impressed with their material, he offered to get them a recording contract through Interscope Records. However, after extended negotiations, Taproot looked elsewhere, where they finally landed a lucrative record deal with Atlantic Records. Durst heavily cursed the band on vocalist Stephen Richards' answering machine. He also put some blame on System of a Down, who assisted Taproot in securing the Atlantic deal. In retaliation, Durst also kicked System of a Down off the 1999 Family Values Tour. Taproot later went on to independently release three albums: ...Something More Than Nothing (1998), Mentobe (1998) and Upon Us (1999). The band released their debut album Gift on June 27, 2000. With the album's lead single "Again & Again" gaining heavy exposure through MTV2, the band's mainstream rise gained momentum. With the help of Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack, Taproot landed a spot on the second stage of the 2000 and 2001 Ozzfest tour.
After spending seven months in Los Angeles, the band released their second album Welcome on October 15, 2002. Considered to be a more melodic effort, the album debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200, selling over 51,000 copies in its first week of release. Much of this was due to the success of the album's first single, "Poem", which shot to No. 5 on the Mainstream Rock charts. The album's second single, "Mine", followed with more moderate success. Welcome is Taproot's most successful album to date, almost achieving gold status, with approximately 475,000 copies sold.
After touring across the country on Disturbed's Music as a Weapon Tour, as well as a European tour, the band took a two-year break. On April 28 at The Gaslamp Long Beach, Taproot will be performing their debut album Gift in its entirety.
BOY HITS CAR
The band was formed in 1993. After releasing their first album, My Animal, independently in 1998, they went on the Sno-Core Tour and recorded their next album, Boy Hits Car, on Wind-up Records. Their song "Love Fury Passion Energy" was used as a theme song for then WWE Diva Lita and was distributed on the WWF Forceable Entry album in 2002. A third album was self released in 2005 called The Passage. In 2006 the band re-released the album in July after signing with Rock Ridge Music as their distributor.
Warfest was created through the evolution of the music industry to create the ultimate online resource for musicians, fans of music and music business employees to make money and promote their music. Warfest has been compared to other major social networking sites due to the ability of musicians to post their videos, music, events and chart their fan votes. However, WARFEST has several distinct differences. Warfest puts on live music festivals about once a month, has an active worldwide music competition with cash prizes and is the first social networking site to pay commission for merchandise and ticket sales in your network. For a limited time only Warfest is inviting musicians to join our annual music competition with cash prizes for FREE!! Musicians or fans will be able to set up a free profile to enter the competition at the event.
WARFEST SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSIC
Warfest supports local music by assisting musicians set up a free profile on warfest.com and then features their videos, songs, merchandise, photos and events right on the front page generating hits and views immediately. For musicians performing on our events, the results are even greater with featured event promotion!!! Warfest also allows local musicians to preform on big events with international bands. By allowing numerous bands from different markets to grow their fan base in other areas a band can generate a buzz in a region instead of just one city. Warfest simply asks for hard work and promotion from each and every band member. Additionally, Warfest believes in supporting local music by having affordable door and presale pricing so that everyone can come and support their favorite bands.
THE GASLAMP-LONG BEACH
The Gaslamp-Long Beach is a great concert venue and restaurant with a 700 capacity. The venue owner is a musician himself and is dedicated to providing a fun environment for musicians and comedians to perform live on a large stage and quality sound system, eat good food and for the guests to dance to their favorite music on a large dance floor. Great musicians such as Pato Banton, DI, The Skeletones, Dave Lombardo from Slayer, Tesla members, Seedless, Starpool and Stranger have performed recently at the venue. The venue is located in a great location on Pacific Coast Highway where thousands of cars and bikes pass by every day close to major freeways and Long Beach State.
SUNFLOWER DEAD COMES OFF HELL REMAINS TOUR FEATURING ALL THAT REMAINS, HELLYEAH and NONPOINT TO PERFORM 4/28 IN LONG BEACHSunflower Dead join an already strong lineup of great metal bands TAPROOT, BOY HITS CAR and XFACTOR1 Along with local greats CORE 10, STAR OFF MACHINE and EQUINOXX at The Gaslamp Long Beach April 28 at 3pm.
SUNFLOWER DEAD hail from the LONG BEACH, California Metal/Hard Rock scene and are no strangers to having their brand of music draw attention. The band is a rebirth of sorts. Three-fifths of the band rise from the ashes of former nationally recognized touring acts DROID and Two Hit Creeper. They are rounded out by additional band members who have toured internationally with Buckethead and In This Moment. Their former bands have earned national recognition by touring alongside Korn, Linkin Park and the Vans Warped Tour. SUNFLOWER DEAD are no strangers to the commitment needed or drive required to win over fans with their own brand of hard rock
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It is clear that not all bands are created equal. Tonight at the Wicked Music Festival, held at the Key Club in West Hollywood, it is this reporters opinion that Anaurac was a full cut above the competition. Loud and brash, this band combines searing lead guitar performed energetically by Austin Caruana, driving bass pumped out by Sean McKenzie, and beats amazingly laid down by the young drum virtuoso Aaron Caruana. Featuring original songs like Truth Be told, Amnesia, and the anthem, Replica, they weave tales of teenage angst and rebellion balanced by a healthy dose of pure fun. Influenced by bands like Blink 182, Foo Fighters, and Green Day, they held down the tradition of fast paced Garage/Surf Rock that will surely propel them into the lime light any day now. If you missed the show, you can hear some of their future hits at;
Run don't walk to one of their next shows also listed on the site.
MW: Please introduce yourself or the band?
Austin: Our band is ANAURAC; consisting of me, Austin Caruana, on lead vocals and guitar, Sean McKenzie on the bass, and Aaron Caruana on the drums.
MW: Tell me about your band?
Sean: We play fast to mid-tempo surf/garage rock or anything that sounds good to us.
MW: How young is each member?
Austin: Sean and I are both 18 while Aaron, my little brother, is 14.
MW: How did you get started in music?
Austin: Well Sean introduced me into bands like Green Day, My Chemical Romance, and Nirvana. Ever since then we've wanted to have a band together; since about 4th grade. We've had a couple different bands growing up, but once we threw Aaron on the drums we knew we found something strong. Aaron's style and tastes basically mirrored my own.
MW: How long has the band been together?
Aaron: We've been a band now actually for one year this November.
MW: Have you recorded any original songs yet?
Aaron: We have a demo of our most dominant song, "Replica” on our Facebook page. We are currently in the pre-production stages of recording our 2 Part E.P. "Dumbstruck”. We hope to release it by mid-next year!
MW: Where can they be listened to?
Sean: You can find our music on our Facebook or Reverbnation pages.
MW: Where is the band from?
Austin: We are all born and raised in Mission Viejo, CA.
MW: Do you all get to play out much?
Austin: If I understand the question correctly, yes. We all have fair chances for solos, fills, riffs, etc…
MW: How is the music seen where you live?
Sean: Music in Orange County is typically Ska, Indie, Metal, or Folk. There aren't many garage, punk, or rock bands around here.
MW: Do you have merchandise for sale? Where can fans buy it?
Austin: Yes we do. Fans can purchase any merchandise from our Reverbnation Store at: http://www.reverbnation.com/store/index/artist_2134589
MW: Tell me about School Jam?
Sean: School Jam is a competition for teen bands to have a chance to perform at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim. The top 8 bands voted get to perform on the NAMM stage and the best band wins a bunch of prizes.
MW: What is the link for fans to vote for your band?
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
Austin: Only that we are a serious band and we hope people out there can see what our initial intent is for making music and of course, thank you for having us!
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Austin: We are a surf/punk band from Mission Viejo, CA. Sean McKenzie and I had been playing music together since the 5th grade. It wasn't until 2011 when Aaron, my brother, joined the band as our drummer. The name is derived from Aaron and mine's last name, Caruana. We simply spelled it backwards and the name Anaurac was born.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
Aaron: We are currently in the pre-production stages of our two part EP that we plan to release sometime in the spring or early summer. We want to keep it as far from polished as possible. We love all the raw sounds that a lot of producers tend to remove. It keeps it natural. We also intend to have a Vlog running parallel to the EP's progress as well as scattered shows around Orange County.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Austin: Replica is a surfy-pop punk song that's about this girl we used to know. She was very accident prone and at times it seemed like she wanted to get herself into shit. It's a fast energetic song that we always have fun playing.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Sean: I truly believe that our songs are more organic sounding than most. Austin writes guitar riffs and solos that come straight out of what his fingers tell him to do and that creates such a raw and energetic atmosphere that makes for some truly great songs. We also make music that sounds great live as well as on an iPod. Our music is written so it can be replicated with as much passion and energy on a stage as it had when it was written in Austin's notebook.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Sean: Most major labels today are imploding and it is leveling the playing field for indie bands and Top 40 bands alike. It is a beautiful landscape for making music, but it is also challenging to find a voice that is completely unique to your band with the thousands of bands that are all intent on capturing the crown.
What was one of the biggest setbacks in your career and how did you bounce back?
Aaron: Any band that is just starting out knows the term "pay to play.” Our first show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim cost us about $150 to cover the pre-sale tickets. Of course at that time, no one knew who the hell we were and that made it all the more difficult. Still, we cut our losses and kept playing and improving.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Austin: Artists need to be careful with not sounding like their inspirations, especially if their inspiration is in the same genre as them. You want to take all of the artists you listen to and love, and reform a sound that doesn't have a rehashed flavor in it.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Austin: If you are a band that is just beginning, chances are that you are pretty naive and a lot of people see that. It's essential to be vigilant on who wants you for your music and who wants you for your wallet. Also, try and book shows with other local bands in your area. Yes, it's competition, but that doesn't mean you can't be friends with them! It's always more fun to play with a bunch of bands you know and are friends with rather than complete strangers.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Aaron: We don't really have a strategy to promoting ourselves. We'll make fliers and post them around the local shops, centers, and schools. We usually just tell all of our friends and make events on Facebook. If people like the shows, hopefully they'll come back with their friends and they'll come back with their friend's friends and so on so forth.
Where can people visit you?
Aaron: You can find us on Facebook, YouTube, and Reverbnation. Contact us! And visit our site at: www.facebook.com/anaurac.
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