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Authority Zero, Counterpunch, Rubedo & Abandon The Midwest @ West End Trading Co.
July 30, 2015 · 8:00 pm
West End Trading Co.
$10 Advance ticket
$13 Day of Show
+$3 under 21 at door

Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty AUTHORITY ZERO has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium’s legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK’s Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, AUTHORITY ZERO continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.

Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.

The new album is set to be released on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment-US/Canada/Japan, Concrete Jungle-Europe/UK and 3wise Records-Australia and will be followed by a heavy touring schedule around the globe. Lead Singer and Front Man, Jason DeVore says “The excitement and anticipation for the new album The Tipping Point that I have is unparalleled,” says vocalist Jason DeVore. “The closest thing I can think of is how I felt when we first released A Passage In Time so many years ago. You feel you’re really doing something right when you and the members of your band are rocking out to it like it’s their new favorite album that just came out. That’s how it should feel. The energy, the intensity, and collaborative sounds along with a new realm of production working with Cameron Webb has made it extremely intense. It’s a taste of the old school and slingshots into new areas and veins of music we have yet to tap into. We’ve also incorporated some surprise elements. It’s an album based on the idea of tipping the scales, unity, causing a ruckus while forging on, and the history and future of all who have been involved and will be for years to come. We’re fired up.”

Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors.

At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe.
Tomorrow
August
Field Gray,Chlover & more @ West End Trading Co.
August 13, 2015 · 8:00 pm
West End Trading Co.
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 8:30pm
Price: TBA

Field Gray, a metalcore band from Cornwall NY, was founded by two friends, Johnny-Lu and Walter Moran in 2011. The two had decided to make a side project away from their current band, Second Vision. They wanted to make music to inspire and help people. They want to represent them and give the people a voice. The name was discovered in the library. The night before, Walter had a dream of cheating on his current girlfriend and he felt terrible about it. He met up with John and everywhere they went they ran into the girl. John can see that Walter was upset so he recommended to go to the library to figure out the band name. They enter the library excited to see what they can find. They entered the first isle and there was the last name of the girl they been seeing. Walter had enough, but then wonders if it was a sign for the band name. He grabbed the first book and Field Gray was born. A couple weeks later they started auditions. Neo Patterson responded and tried out for the vocals. Neo blew expectations away! The two piece was now a three piece. They then went on the search for guitarists and a bassist. The band went through a few guitarist but they didn’t stick. John finally convinces his best friend Dean Terrizzi to play guitar, and Neo got Kayte Skyer to join. All that was left was a bass player. John message Austin Weinberg of Second Floor Love Story and he said yes. The band was finally complete. It was time to record! The band went to 502 Recording owned by Anthony Tansosch. They then released three singles, Defeat the cycle, Leverage, and Conscience. The band went Strong for a year until problems emerged. Walter was the first to leave. They replaced their keyboard player with Ethan Levy. It was a plus for the band due to the fact that he could sing and now John could focus on drums. The band wasn’t connecting with each other and just fighting with one another. This lead to the band’s break up in 2013. A year went by when Neo decided to contact John to jam. John agreed to jam and met Kevin Lynch of Beneath The Void. The Three couldn’t even believe how amazing they sounded. The connection between each other was like if they had been playing for years with one another. They decided to go straight to 502 Recordings and record an EP. They started writing. They contacted Adam Sitar from Adesta to record bass for them. They finished and sent it to Mike Doyle of 4:30 Recording for mixing and mastering. The EP was done but the band was left nameless. Thanks to Adam calling them Field Gray from the start, they contemplated and ponder the thought of reviving Field Gray. The next thing you know the revival was a go! They once again went on prowl for members. Two months past and they couldn’t find a Drummer or a bassist. The answer was right under Kevin nose. Kevin then realize who can contact the called the old Beneath The Void members Ian De Groat and Adam Corbin. Field Gray was officially revived. The band was ready to do whatever it takes to spread their music everywhere! On January 18th 2015 the band released their single “Machine Hearts and Machine Minds”. They are getting great reactions from the song and now excited to release the full EP. Field Gray plans to inspire and tour the country after the release of their EP. We are Field Gray and we are here to represent you!
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