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Denver’s premier live music and entertainment venue for over a decade, located in the heart of lower downtown. With an award-winning sound system, friendly and professional staff, and top national and local bands performing nightly, Summit Music Hall is your stop for live music and entertainment. The venue holds up to 1,000 people with an open and flexible floor plan and can accommodate any event.

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  • Phone: 303-292-2829
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  • Blocks to CCC: 13
  • Miles to CCC: 1.3 Miles
  • Miles to airport: 24.6 Miles
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  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 1200
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm.

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  • Total Sq. Ft. 12500
  • Reception Capacity 1100
  • Space Notes Event Contact: Geoff Brent, (303) 487-0111, geoff@sodajerkpresents.com. Allows full buyouts. Open weekends and evenings for events.
  • Type of Venue Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 650
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 650
Summit Music Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 12500
  • Classroom Capacity: 650
  • Banquet Capacity: 650
  • Reception Capacity: 1100

Events

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Mayday Parade’s debut album ‘A Lesson In Romantics’ is turning 10 in 2017! In support of their best selling album, including over 1,000,000 singles and over 200,000 albums sold, the band is taking it on the road. Supporting bands include Knuckle Puck...

A Lesson in Romantics - 10 Anniversary Tour <p>Mayday Parade’s debut album ‘A Lesson In Romantics’ is turning 10 in 2017! In support of their best selling album, including over 1,000,000 singles and over 200,000 albums sold, the band is taking it on the road. Supporting bands include Knuckle Puck and Milestones.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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CHANNEL 93.3 PRESENTS The Maine - Lovely, Little, Lonely World Tour live with The Mowglis, Beach Weather The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona. In their eight years together, The Maine has released four full-length albums, including...

The Maine - Lovely, Little, Lonely World Tour <p>CHANNEL 93.3 PRESENTS The Maine - Lovely, Little, Lonely World Tour live with The Mowglis, Beach Weather</p> <p> </p> <p>The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona. In their eight years together, The Maine has released four full-length albums, including their major label debut "Black &amp; White" in 2010. The band expanded their musical realm into production which resulted in their fourth EP, the self-recorded and produced "Imaginary Numbers" (2013). Over the years, they have toured across the globe as well as extensively on home soil in the US; both as headliners and in support roles. The Maine has shared the stage with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin, A Rocket To The Moon, Augustana, and many more. The band has made numerous festival appearances including the Vans Warped Tour, Bamboozle, and South by Southwest. The Maine is recognized within the industry for the close relationships they build and maintain with their fans -- many of whom are now college age and have grown up alongside the band. The Maine is John O'Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, Garrett Nickelsen, and Jared Monaco.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Senses Fail
Mar 31, 2017

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CHANNEL 93.3'S COMPLETE CONTROL PRESENTS Senses Fail live with Counterparts, Movements and Like Pacific Listening to a new Senses Fail album is a lot like reconnecting with an old friend—although there's a comforting, indefinable familiarity within...

Senses Fail <p>CHANNEL 93.3'S COMPLETE CONTROL PRESENTS Senses Fail live with Counterparts, Movements and Like Pacific</p> <p> </p> <p>Listening to a new Senses Fail album is a lot like reconnecting with an old friend—although there's a comforting, indefinable familiarity within all of the New Jersey-based post-hardcore quintet's records, each new creation is a fleeting snapshot of the lives of its makers, indelibly capturing the things that meant the most during your mutual time apart. The band's third full-length release, Life ...Is Not A Waiting Room, is no exception. Having the unenviable task of following 2006's crushing Still Searching, the album showcases the face-melting musicianship and soul-baring lyricism that define Senses Fail. Once again produced by helmsman Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive) and recorded in Baltimore, MD, at his Salad Days studio, Life boasts a towering sound akin to a roundhouse kick to the skull. "This is the most fun we've ever had as a band," says singer James "Buddy" Nielsen. "I think we were feeling a lot less pressure this time around, but you've always got to do your best." The New Jersey-based group formed six years ago and released their debut EP, From the Depths of Dreams, in 2002. 2004's Let It Enfold You—their first full-length—was followed by Still Searching, which debuted at 15 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. To date, Senses Fail have performed multiple worldwide tours and their catalog sales have reached over 850,000, yet the band continue to evolve. Although in many ways Life picks up seamlessly where Searching left off, the new album has very distinct, unique qualities, most notably its lyrical content. While Searching wrestled with issues regarding religion and depression, Life is centered squarely on a crumbling relationship, and the desire to see meaningful change. "A lot of this record is written about the recent break up I had with a long-time girlfriend, the first person I have ever been in love with, and someone I spent a lot of time and shared my transition from kid to adult," explains Nielsen. "The other elements of the record consist of regrets and how they can leave a burning hole in your soul; how the past is something you can't change….There are also bright moments where I find myself coming to terms with those very facts, and in knowing the problem you can then be proactive and change." Life also marks the addition of new bassist Jason Black (formerly of Hot Water Music), who replaces the departed Mike Glita. Meanwhile, guitarists Garrett Zablocki and Heath Saraceno (formerly of Midtown) have grown into one of the most scorching six-string tandems around; Life features more of the nimble harmonies showcased on Searching, but this time the duo took it one step further, with some truly shred-a-riffic leads, such as those heard on "Lungs Like Gallows" and "Garden State." Another rocker, "Wolves At The Door," was so intense that it even garnered a coveted spot within the soundtrack for the best-selling Madden NFL '09 video game. Kicking off with the rich, moody "Fireworks At Dawn," Life roars and pummels its way through the album's 12 tracks without the slightest pause for filler, delivering an absolute haymaker just four tracks in with "Family Tradition," which features the band's signature blend of dark and melodic. Nielsen's words are as insightful as they are meaningful. "I find myself at times doing things to live up to other peoples' expectations, or cutting myself down because I assume that will make me look more humble to the world," says Nielsen. "So this song is one part a reaction to that, and also about following the footsteps of a family member you don't really know, but who has had a huge influence on you." Perhaps the most heart-wrenching moments of all come via the two-part song cycle of "Yellow Angels" and "Four Years," which were inspired by a terminally ill fan named Marcel, who befriended Nielsen at an SF show in Dallas, TX. Nielsen remained in contact with the 18-year-old, who was stricken with cancer of the soft tissue of his face, and endured many painful surgeries and treatments in order to attempt to fend off tumors that were growing in vital areas such as his eyes, nose and throat. When Marcel's mother notified Nielsen of her son's worsening condition, the singer flew to Texas, where he spent a great deal of time with this incredibly courageous young man, during the final days of his tragically short life. "It was one of the most intense and stirring times in my life. The sheer pain this 18-year-old boy was in was mind blowing, yet his optimistic outlook and sense of humor was steadfast," Nielsen recalls. "This kid changed my life and although he is no longer with us, he lives on everyday in the pictures I took with him, to remind myself that life is never as bad as you think it is. So 'Yellow Angels' is my reaction to meeting Marcel and how I needed to live in the moment and love myself and life. 'Four Years,' on the other hand, is about being influenced by such a life-changing [experience] and having to make new decisions about my relationship and what it really was." The album's title is a succinct, encapsulating statement as to its thematic thrust. Life Is Not A Waiting Room is just as much revelation as it is reflection; the sum total of every ounce of pain, fear, hope and joy that the record exudes. "I felt I had been living as if I was waiting for something to happen, but I know that is the wrong way to live—it just doesn't promote any sort of happiness," Nielsen concludes. "The title sums up the direction I want to go in, and what I want to get away from, and it's a cry to everyone else to stop living like I have." Just like the rest of us, Nielsen's struggle is far from over. But one thing is certain: SF have once again delivered their message with both passion and fury. All one has to do is listen with their ears and heart open—just as an old friend would.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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LIVE NATION AND SODA JERK PRESENT NF - Therapy Session Tour 2017 live! "I'm back - did anyone miss me?/They say the second record can be tricky…" - NF, "Intro 2" "I like to be a little mysterious, so the music tells my story," explains Nathan...

NF - Therapy Session Tour 2017 <p>LIVE NATION AND SODA JERK PRESENT NF - Therapy Session Tour 2017 live! </p> <p> </p> <p>"I'm back - did anyone miss me?/They say the second record can be tricky…"<br />- NF, "Intro 2"<br /><br />"I like to be a little mysterious, so the music tells my story," explains Nathan Feuerstein, better known by his initials, NF - the name under which he's become known as one of the most exciting new rap/alternative artists working today. The story that NF captures in his music proves deeply personal and compelling; that's why he titled his second album Therapy Session, released on April 22, 2016 by Capitol Music Group. <br /><br />Following on the success of NF's 2015 Capitol debut Mansion, Therapy Session has taken the 25-year-old Michigan-raised MC to new heights. Mansion would go on to exceed 53 million streams thanks to singles like "Wake Up"; its powerful anthem "Intro" would also feature in the season finale promo campaign of Empire. In its first week of release, Therapy Session, however, would enter the Billboard album charts at number 12, cementing that NF was an artist to be reckoned with - on his way to superstar status of his own making. The furious, complex flow and gritty revelations of epic album opener "Intro 2" ("You call it music - I call her my therapist/She keep on tellin' I have been carrying way too much baggage/I need to take care of it/I know she's right, but man it's embarrassing/Music has raised me more than my parents did") reveal NF's lyrical origins. "I came listening to battle rap," he explains. "I studied the Smack DVDs obsessively." But elsewhere - from the acoustic guitars and sung hooks of "Oh Lord" to the moving, soulful melodies permeating songs like "I Just Wanna Know" and "How Could You Leave Us" - Therapy Session reveals NF's growing musical maturity. "When I was younger, all I listened to was hip-hop," he explains. "Now I listen to everything from Ed Sheeran and Adele to film soundtracks. Wherever the beat comes from, it pulls out whatever's inside of me."<br /><br />NF has come a long way from his humble origins filled with small-town tragedy. Hailing from Gladwin, Michigan - "a town with three lights and no city" he notes on "Intro 2" - NF grew up in a home broken by drugs and violence. His mother addicted to pills, her boyfriend physically abusive, young Nathan found solace in music at twelve years old. Sitting in his parents' van, he'd write songs for hours, recording freestyle raps on a karaoke machine. Just as Nas inspired the young Marshall Mathers' style, NF was first inspired by the music of Eminem. He identified with him instantly: like him, Eminem was a Caucasian MC and hip-hop fanatic from his home state, with rhymes that ruthlessly explored his troubled family relationships. "Eminem made me feel something I couldn't describe," he explains. "He created a lane of honesty that was so intense, so vulgar, so compelling, saying things I'd never said or thought before. I had a lot of anger, and through him, I learned to express myself." From there, NF pushed himself to explore different rap styles (he cites Kendrick, Kanye, Drake, Royce da 5'9" and Slaughtahouse among his current favorites), driving him to find his own voice. "I'd been so heavily influenced by Em," NF says, "But artists that don't grow out of that don't go anywhere. Ultimately, I came to understand that what Eminem stood for above all else was 'be yourself.'"<br /><br />NF threw himself into a music career. However, having signed a dead-end deal to a small label that was going nowhere and barely supporting himself as an electrician, things changed in 2014 when he found himself in the studio with Grand Rapids, Michigan-based producer Tommee Profitt (who, along with David Garcia, would go on to produce all of NF's major-label releases). That session produced the emotional, gripping track "Wake Up": it was the song that provided the artistic breakthrough NF had been waiting for, and drew the attention of Capitol Records, leading to a recording contract. "'Wake Up' was the start of where I'm at now," he explains. After signing with Capitol, NF turned again Garcia and Profitt to create Mansion. "The title is a metaphor," he says. "Each song is a different room in my mind - and then it goes downstairs to a dark place even I was surprised I could talk about." <br /><br />The success of that album pushed NF's ambition: he began recording Therapy Session just a week after Mansion's release. "Therapy Session was literally like a book, bringing together the chapters of where my life was at," he says. "It was me maturing, asking 'Why did this happen?' The album was the answer to those questions." True to its title, Therapy Session found NF fearlessly exploring his trust issues, unhealthy relationships, and his uneasy relationship to success. Its core, however, lay in the pain NF felt in the wake of learning his mother had died of a drug overdose. "Songs like 'How Could You Leave Us' deal with my mother's death very honestly and specifically," he says. "When that happened, all these feelings starting coming out in the rhymes. It was emotional, but in a different way."<br /><br />Therapy Session also found NF taking his lyrical gifts to their fullest extent - sometimes creating six different flow patterns in the same song. It also clearly defined who he was as an artist: in the title track, he states "this isn't music for people who sit in the pews and pray in churches." Before Therapy Session, NF had been pigeonholed as a Christian music artist. "I'm a Christian, but I don't make Christian music," he says. "You're not going to reach everyone with just one point of view." Like, say, Rakim's open embrace of Islam, or Drake's Jewish background, NF claims his faith is just one part of his complex identity. "I write about things I'm actually dealing with," NF says. "You don't have to be Christian to relate to them."<br /><br />"There's something about music that's believable," he continues. "Feeling those emotions in music what inspired me to do this - to try to be an artist and make this my life. I have a real passion for this; I'm not satisfied just being okay. I like to challenge people because I like to be challenged. Put me in a room with any rapper, and I'll hold my own and just be myself. I'm here."</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The Noise presents: The Decibel Magazine 2017 Tour with Kreator, Orbituary, Midnight and Horrendous live at Summit Music Hall

The Decibel Magazine 2017 Tour <p>The Noise presents: The Decibel Magazine 2017 Tour with Kreator, Orbituary, Midnight and Horrendous live at Summit Music Hall</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Simple Plan
Apr 9, 2017

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LIVE NATION AND SODA JERK PRESENT Simple Plan - NPNHJB 15 Anniv Tour live with Set it Off and Seaway Hands up, who's sick of debating what is or isn't "punk"? If you're reading this, chances are you've already made up your mind about Simple Plan. But...

Simple Plan <p>LIVE NATION AND SODA JERK PRESENT Simple Plan - NPNHJB 15 Anniv Tour live with Set it Off and Seaway</p> <p> </p> <p>Hands up, who's sick of debating what is or isn't "punk"? If you're reading this, chances are you've already made up your mind about Simple Plan. But maybe it's time to forget what you know, because Simple Plan couldn't care less about people's opinions of them. Simple Plan have spent the last year channeling their energy, positivity and, yes, sometimes frustration, into their music. And no matter how you want to label their music, the 11 songs on the band's highley anticipated second album, Still Not Getting Any… proves that SP are not a punk band, a pop band, a rock band or whatever label you can come up with… they are just a great band… a band that strives to write great songs and put on a hell of a show!<br /><br />Admittedly, a lot has happened since the Montreal, Canada band--vocalist Pierre Bouvier, drummer Chuck Comeau, bassist David Desrosiers and guitarists Sebastien Lefebvre and Jeff Stinco--released No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls… in the spring of 2002. Aside from selling a couple of million albums, the group have shared the stage with everyone from Rancid to Aerosmith; made appearances on the Vans Warped Tour for three years running (two as Headliners), and been nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards--not bad for five kids who used to tour in their parents' station wagon.<br /><br />"Songs about cars and partying do nothing for me," explains Comeau. "I like songs where I listen and it makes me shiver." That said, you may want to don a parka while listening to Still Not Getting Any…, because it's packed with shiver-worthy moments: "Crazy," chronicles the insecurities each of us go through on a daily basis (yes, even if you're a rock star), while "Perfect World," struggles to make sense out of loss. However, for a while, it looked like these songs would never come together.<br /><br />"For us songwriting is a craft we really have to work hard at," admits Comeau. After the band wrapped their first U.S. headlining tour with MxPx last February, Comeau and Bouvier spent three months in Vancouver writing every single day for the new album, throwing away more ideas than they came away with. "At first we had trouble coming up with stuff we loved, so we just kept writing and writing… never giving up. After months of doing this and pushing each other, it just came together," Bouvier explains. 'Perfect World' was one of the first good songs that we got, and from there the songs just started coming out of us like a waterfall."<br /><br />When it came time to record, the band enlisted famed producer Bob Rock (the man behind some of Metallica's, Mötley Crüe's and Bon Jovi's biggest records). The vision behind Still Not Getting Any… was simple… the band would not restrict themselves to the punk genre, which ironically seems to have more rules than one can keep track of these days.<br /><br />"I think on the first record we just wanted to write a pure pop-punk record, and on this one we didn't care--we just wanted to write good songs," explains Comeau. Bouvier has a fitting analogy for the band's approach: "As an artist, why limit yourself to just doing certain things?" he asks aloud. "It's like being a painter; do you decide to only use seven or eight colors, or blend the colors together and make the most beautiful painting possible. From the deeply personal story behind the album's lead single "Welcome To My Life" to the insanely exhilarating guitar solo on "Promise", this illustrates the band's approach to songwriting.<br /><br />Granted, Still Not Getting Any… isn't going to be in the trip-hop section of any record store, but there are some surprises, be it the subtle but powerful interludes in "Shut Up", the cool and yet intricate drum loop on "Perfect World", the beautiful string section and touching lyrics you can hear on "Untitled", or the epic string arrangement on "One." "Thank You" recalls the early 90's melodic punk bands who influenced Comeau and Bouvier's old hardcore band, Reset.<br /><br />The record is a bit different from the first one, but it's still us," Lefebvre is quick to point out. However, although Simple Plan are open to experimenting with the formula that made them famous, their biggest concern is not letting down their fans, because, that's who this album is for. "The connection between us and our fans is the most important thing we have," explains Desrosiers. "They'll ultimately be the ones who make or break our album, not some music critic who's already made his or her mind up about us," Stinco adds. "Without them, I would probably be working a nine-to-five job that I hate."<br /><br />In the end, the band speak best though their lyrics, and during "Shut Up" when Bouvier sings, "Nothing you say today will ever bring me down," it's not calculated rebellion--it's the truth. So, whose side are you on?</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Katatonia - Fallen Hearts of NA live with Caspian Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly known as Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström (formerly known as Blakkheim). The early Katatonia albums, along with...

Katatonia - Fallen Hearts of NA <p>Katatonia - Fallen Hearts of NA live with Caspian</p> <p> </p> <p>Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly known as Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström (formerly known as Blakkheim). The early Katatonia albums, along with albums by bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost, are sometimes considered forerunners of the death/doom genre.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Modern Baseball
Apr 13, 2017

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See Modern Baseball live with Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise and The Obsessives.

Modern Baseball <p>See Modern Baseball live with Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise and The Obsessives.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

State Champs
Apr 14, 2017

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State Champs live with Against The Current, With Confidence and Don Broco Genre: Alternative, Pop Punk Similar to: Major Leagues, Handguns, Real Friends State Champs are a "DIY Pop Punk" band from Albany, NY. They released their debut 7″ titled...

State Champs <p>State Champs live with Against The Current, With Confidence and Don Broco</p> <p>Genre: Alternative, Pop Punk<br />Similar to: Major Leagues, Handguns, Real Friends<br /><br />State Champs are a "DIY Pop Punk" band from Albany, NY. They released their debut 7″ titled Overslept on September 11th 2012 on 7″/Digital. Overslept was engineered by Jay Maas at Getaway Recordings. They have a new album about to drop this October titled The Finer Things. Ourzone Magazine reviews it as, "Pinned as one of the greatest Pop Punk releases this year, State Champs are more than living up to the hype with this refreshingly exciting album co-produced by New Found Glory's Steve Klein. Opener 'Elevated' instantly sets the bar very high for the rest of the record, both musically and lyrically strong, with plenty of opportunities for a raucous live sing-a-long. The rest of the record more than lives up to this high standard, each track being a stand-alone song in its own right."</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Live Nation, Soda Jerk and Channel 93.3 Presents The Damned - 40th Anniversary U.S. Tour All Ages VIP Package does not include ticket to the show.

The Damned 40th Anniversary U.S. Tour <p>Live Nation, Soda Jerk and Channel 93.3 Presents The Damned - 40th Anniversary U.S. Tour</p> <p>All Ages <br />VIP Package does not include ticket to the show.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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This event is 18 and over SUICIDEGIRLS IS BRINGING THE SEXIEST SHOW ON THE PLANET BACK TO DENVER! The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve ever seen, filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie...

SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque <p>This event is 18 and over<br />SUICIDEGIRLS IS BRINGING THE SEXIEST SHOW ON THE PLANET BACK TO DENVER!<br /><br /> <br /><br />The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve ever seen, filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease that will make your inner nerd explode with glee. Join us for our geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more!<br /><br /> <br /><br />VIP Doors at 7PM / Regular Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM<br /><br /> <br /><br />Please note that this event is 18 and over ONLY. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted Tour live with Ice Nine Kills, Gideon and Enterprise Earth A Chelsea Grin in soccer hooligan terminology is the act of cutting a rivals mouth with either a credit card or blade and then kicking them in the crotch so...

Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted Tour <p>Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted Tour live with Ice Nine Kills, Gideon and Enterprise Earth</p> <p> </p> <p>A Chelsea Grin in soccer hooligan terminology is the act of cutting a rivals mouth with either a credit card or blade and then kicking them in the crotch so their mouth muscles split into a bloody grimace. Chelsea Grin, the band from Utah armed with THREE guitarists use a foundation of hardcore grit combined with death metal technicality and grind speed to produce as much aural harm as the back alley jaw split. The band is the premiere artist on Artery Recordings, a new imprint of Razor &amp; Tie Entertainment, and are releasing their debut full-length Desolation Of Eden this February. The album will hit in the midst of the band's two month run with The Red Chord and My Children My Bride (dates on following page). Artery Recordings is the recording arm of The Artery Foundation who are the management team responsible for jumpstarting the careers of Whitechapel, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Attack Attack! and Impending Doom. Speaking on why Chelsea Grin get the Artery seal of approval, Eric Rushing, President of the company says "The first time I saw this band I was completely blown away and the crowd interaction was just as intense, it reminded me of the first time I saw Whitechapel. This band is very young and the kids are already loving them coast to coast. Very excited about their debut!"<br /><br />Desolation Of Eden was tracked at Lambesis Studios owned by Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying and bares the hallmarks of Chelsea Grin's devastating live show. Songs like the title track and Sonnet Of The Wretched utilize the double bass drumming, three guitar attack, ultra low bass frequencies and wraith-like vocals into a wall of sound to devastating effect. Brutatlity aside what separates the band from many of their contemporaries according to Jaek (guitar) is "obviously our age, we are a very young band being mostly 18 and 19. I know a lot of people have an impression on metal bands is that they are big, burly dudes with beards and not very approachable. We pretty much are the opposite of that, we are always hanging out with the fans at shows because we are them! Teenagers that like heavy music and hanging out." <br /><br />Age aside Chelsea Grin is made up of Alex (vocals), Michael (guitar), Andrew (drums), Dan (guitar), David (bass) and Jaek, and have completed feats that bands existing twice as long have not. Forming from the ashes of Ahaziah, Chelsea Grin got active in March 2008. "Right after we formed we recorded our first EP made up of five songs and started playing local shows. Soon after we signed to a small indie called Statik Factory and released a single called Recreant and did a small west coast tour in June of that year. The following month Statik Factory released our EP. Very quickly after that our Myspace page was getting hits from around the country and we found ourselves not only being established in Utah but kids all over were writing us and listening to us."<br /><br />Speaking on the obvious development between the earlier songs and the audio crushing output of Desolation Of Eden Jaek comments "Lyrically we have matured quite a bit, when we wrote the EP a lot of our early lyrics dealt with betrayal by females that we didn't think very fondly of. A lot of younger males could relate those lyrics to ex-girlfriends, friends whatever. However after our experiences of freedom within this band, I find a lot of our songs are about breaking away from voices of authority and ultimately living life the way you want to live it. We also re-recorded our older songs Recreant and Cheyne Stokes so the brutal songs will still be there (laughs)." <br />Chelsea Grin has completed tours with Arsonists Get All The Girls, A Plea For Purging, American Me, Dr.Acula, Attila and Within The Ruins and shared stages with Suicide Silence, Parkway Drive, My Children My Bride.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Say Anything and Bayside play live with Reggie and the Full Effect at Summit Music Hall.

Bayside & Say Anything <p>Say Anything and Bayside play live with Reggie and the Full Effect at Summit Music Hall.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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95.7 THE PARTY, LIVE NATION AND SODA JERK and Ones To Watch Presents gnash - the sleepover tour

Gnash - the sleepover tour <p>95.7 THE PARTY, LIVE NATION AND SODA JERK and Ones To Watch Presents gnash - the sleepover tour</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Real Friends
May 4, 2017

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Real Friends live with Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy, Broadside and nothing, nowhere. You could say Real Friends' second full-length album, The Home Inside My Head [Fearless Records], is a coming-of-age story. It's about the common realization that...

Real Friends <p>Real Friends live with Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy, Broadside and nothing, nowhere.</p> <p> </p> <p>You could say Real Friends' second full-length album, The Home Inside My Head [Fearless Records], is a coming-of-age story. <br />It's about the common realization that things won't be the same as they were during childhood, and that's okay. It's a timeless tale we've seen everywhere from Catcher in the Rye to Dazed and Confused, but it's something everybody goes through. So the Tinley Park, IL quintet—Brian Blake [drums], Kyle Fasel [bass guitar], Dave Knox [guitar], Dan Lambton [vocals], and Eric Haines [guitar]—chose to put this journey on tape. <br />As always, their honesty drove the music.<br />"When you're younger, you have a picture perfect vision in your head about the future," says Kyle. "As I grow older, I find that not to be true. I dug so much deeper lyrically this time around. I found inspiration through my family. My parents turned out to a little different than I had imagined when I was a kid. There are several mentions of that. It's really about the battles in my head every day and worrying about how others feel around me a little too much. Regardless of any sad and negative events in my life that fueled lyrics, they all turn to positives when they give me something to write about. It's an outlet for me."<br />Colored by brushstrokes of punk, pop, and emo, this outlet is a big reason why the group became one of 2014's biggest breakout acts following the release of their debut, Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing. It bowed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 10,300 copies first-week and garnered a nomination for "Album of the Year" at the inaugural "Alternative Press Music Awards," while "I Don't Love You Anymore" vied for Best Song and Kyle received a nod for "Best Bassist." Rock Sound pegged it at #10 on their "Top 50 Albums of the Year," and Alternative Press named "Loose Ends" one of "The 18 Best sing along moments of 2014." Moreover, it attracted praise from Fuse TV, Ultimate Guitar, and more as the band embarked on the Vans Warped Tour and numerous headline runs. Along the way, they collectively focused on what would become their next offering.<br />"For nearly two years, we would demo songs, take a break, and go back on the road," says Kyle. "We never did that before, and it was nice because we had a bank of ideas to draw from. There was also no pressure, since we were just writing together when it felt right. This was a very cool, laidback writing process."<br />In late 2015, the boys treaded new territory once more by recording in California for the first time. Tapping the talents of two producers, they cut three songs with Mike Green [Pierce The Veil, All Time Low] and nine with Steve Evetts [The Wonder Years, Dillinger Escape Plan] in Huntington Beach. As they expanded the sonic palette, the lyrical vision also grew. Another first, Dan would split writing duties with Kyle, penning lyrics to four songs. <br />"I had a surge where I had been writing lyrics," recalls Dan. "I was feeling creative. I thought it would help vary the perspectives in the music to have two people looking at certain situations."<br />"It was really great to have Dan's help with lyrics," adds Kyle. "I was impressed with a lot of his work. I think it blends well with my lyrics. I felt less pressure this time around."<br />The first single "Colder Quicker" highlights Dan's perspective. Driven by a kinetic riff, rhythmic shuffle, and spirited hook, it sees the frontman ponder death.<br />"There was a point in my life where I went to three wakes and a funeral over a short period of time," he sighs. "My grandmother was one of the people who passed away. She actually bought my first guitar for me. For so long, I thought she'd be around forever. It's the idea everybody is human. Nobody's invincible. We all deal with that."<br />The airy guitar and stark vocal pairing of "Mokena" proves hauntingly gorgeous as Dan gutturally croons, "I'm fucking up and getting over it."<br />"It's a different kind of ballad," explains Kyle. "It blends a lot of past vibes into one song. The beginning is a timeline of my life. I mention one of my earliest memories lying on my front lawn hanging out. There are mentions of singing songs and hitting all the wrong notes when I sang in my high school band. Then, there's my graduation. It's growing up. I'm admitting I'm over this stuff from the past. The song defines the place we're at."<br />"Stay In One Place" stands at the crossroads of a propulsive beat and six-string gallop, while "Empty Picture Frames," with its vibrant recollections and distorted hum, spawns the title phrase, Home Inside My Head.<br />Most importantly, it becomes what Kyle dubs as "therapy." It's a safe haven to deal with stress, anxiety, thinking too much, and worrying about everything around you. It's a chance to be free from that. It's something everybody can identify with.<br />"No matter what the subject is, there's always emotion in our songs," Dan leaves off. "I just hope people can connect to it."<br />"For our fans, the main message is to relate to the music and get something out of it," agrees Kyle. "When we started the band, that was the coolest thing—seeing how people react. Anytime we get a letter from a fan, a drawing, or anything like that, it's the best feeling in the world. That means it's connecting."</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Testament live with Sepultura and Prong The forbearers of thrash resemble a Lovecraftian brotherhood. They're the elder gods who set everything in motion for generations to imitate, while still ruling the roost from on high. TESTAMENT stand proudly...

106.7 KBPI Presents: Testament <p>Testament live with Sepultura and Prong</p> <p> </p> <p>The forbearers of thrash resemble a Lovecraftian brotherhood. They're the elder gods who set everything in motion for generations to imitate, while still ruling the roost from on high.<br /><br />TESTAMENT stand proudly among the same vanguard that boasted "The Big 4" and beyond.<br /><br />For over three decades, the Bay Area quintet - Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitars),<br /><br />Alex Skolnick (guitars), Steve DiGiorgio (bass), and Gene Hoglan (drums) - has consistently delivered unadulterated, unbridled, and unbreakable metal in its purest form without<br />compromise or any signs of slowing down. Over the course of seminal releases ranging from »The Legacy« and »Practice What You Preach« to »The Gathering« and »The Formation Of<br />Damnation«, which won "Best Album" at Metal Hammer's 2008 Golden Gods Awards, the group's sales exceeded 14 million worldwide with 2 million in the U.S. alone. Most recently, 2012's critically praised »Dark Roots Of Earth« assaulted the charts, moving over 20,000 first-week copies and seizing #12 on the Billboard Top 200, the band's highest U.S. chart bow ever. However, in 2016, TESTAMENT return with more teeth than ever on »Brotherhood Of The Snake« (Nuclear Blast).<br /><br />"The first record is always classic because you form the band, you're totally into it, you go through the club scene, find yourself, and write your initial album over multiple years," explains Eric. "Then, you get signed and end up in a cycle. We took some time to do »Brotherhood Of The Snake«, and it shows. Different influences came in. Normally, there are a few straight ahead thrash songs. We haven't had this many thrash tracks since »The Legacy«.<br /><br />It's a new era."</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Hanson
Oct 14, 2017

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Live Nation and Soda Jerk Present Hanson 25th Anniversary - Middle of Everywhere Tour live at Summit Music Hall!

Hanson <p>Live Nation and Soda Jerk Present<br />Hanson 25th Anniversary - Middle of Everywhere Tour live at Summit Music Hall!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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