Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Evolove, Cylinder, & Blameshift @ The Blue Lagoon Friday January 27th

Friday January 27th 2012

Pop Core/ Rock
Los Angeles
ENERGY + HONESTY + PASSION = EVOLOVE

In the course of one year, the Los Angeles-based rock group known as Evolove, have made quite a name for themselves. Fronted by the charismatic Lucy Levinsohn with Billy Berman (bass), Colby Jensen (guitar), and Dave C (guitar). The group works hard writing songs and giving it their all at shows, all for the groups dedication to the music.

Last summer, Evolove was thrust in the public spotlight, as Top 4 finalists on the FreeCreditScore.com national band search. The national commercial made its debut during the MLB All-Star game to over 12 million viewers and was followed by an aggressive 2 month campaign and several television appearances on MTV News and a live performance on KTLA News.

Evolove's debut EP: 2012: Countdown to the End was released in October of 2009. The EP was mixed by Brian Virtue of Audioslave, 30 Seconds to Mars, and the Deftones. The EP and gained critical acclaim with HollywoodMusicMagazine.com stating, “Pop inspired guitar riffs and personal yet direct lyrics are what make this album a gem,” (Hollywoodmusicmagazine, October 2009).

Shortly after the release of 2012, the band signed a music licensing agreement with MTV, which featured Evolove’s music on Made, True Life, and Teen Mom. In the summer of 2010 the band placed three songs off the 2012 EP on ABC’s top-rated teen drama Pretty Little Liars. This introduced Evolove to audiences on an international level with 7,000+ digital downloads and counting on sites such as Cdbaby and iTunes.

Evolove’s stage presence and passion are easy to see to concert goers. The band have played some of Los Angeles' most prestigious clubs and stages such as Universal City Walk’s Main Stage, Hard Rock Café, Viper Room, Roxy Theatre, Whisky-A-Go-Go and House of Blues. After playing Hot Topic’s “Shop Till You Rock” tour the band was offered in a distribution deal with Hot Topic and currently have music in over 30 So Cal locations. The band is currently expanding their distribution deal with Hot Topic to go Nation wide and soon will have their new music and merchandise available in every Hot Topic and Torrid store through their Kiosk and websites.

In March the band set sail on the Abolitionist Tour To SXSW and performed all along CA, AZ, NV, and TX. During SXSW the band performed for MusicGorilla Festival and Texas Rockfest. This August Evolove will embark on their first 6 week National Tour (Breaking Heartstrings Tour).

Always moving, Evolove just finished recording their five-song Sophomore EP, Breaking Heartstrings, with producer Michael Eisenstein (Letters To Cleo). The EP is being released through Levinsohn's new endeavor Heartchord Records. The first single, "Wake Up Call" will be paired with a music video produced by up-and-coming Swedish director Iggi Ogard. Evolove’s new EP, Breaking Heartstrings is to be released in July 2011 and the band will embark on The Breaking Heartstrings Tour.

Evolove is sponsored by Audix Microphones, Orange Amps, Line 6, Daisy Rock Guitars, Schecter Guitars, ESP Guitars, Pork Pie Percussion, Rock Me Makeup, and Pip Printing.

Management: Heartchord • heartchord@gmail.com • Lucy Levinsohn

Cylinder
Rock
Santa Cruz

Gimmicks don’t excite us anymore. Trends swell and crest and wash away. Great bands possess power in the intangible space between competing forces—it’s there that Cylinder will take you and leave you for dead--a place where somber tones contrast with an uplifting power. Where raw aggression clashes with technical proficiency and gives rise to a massive sound. A place where lyrics avowing heart come from a voice that is simultaneously willing to tear yours out. In short, Cylinder’s music represents what we need: a complex soul and uncaged spirit....“We’re straight up, no bullshit, hard rock,” says Nick Boyd, guitarist for Cylinder. The Santa Cruz based band, rounded out by vocalist Shane Geslin, bassist Mike King and drummer Will Allen aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel, but rather take modern rock to its most dangerous edges— deeper, darker, more defiant. ....

Like fighters in the ring, rock n’ roll bands make their names on stage and Cylinder’s elevating live show has been known to leave audiences punch-drunk and staggering. With fists in the air, heads banging and not an inch of stage wasted, it’s as visually powerful as it is musically. These frenzied performances have drawn a large fan-base, critical praise and awards. Cylinder has been on the rise sharing the stage with bands such as Skillet, Eagles of Death Metal, Taproot, Onesidezero and more in the last year. In July 2010 Cylinder was hand selected by Rob Halford of Judas Priest in a world wide search to open his latest Tour at the San Francisco Regency Ballroom.Their song "Innocence" was also recently featured on Fuel TV's "Nitro Circus Greatest Hits" DVD starring Travis Pastrana. In 2008, they won Northern California’s largest live battle of the bands competition, The "Your Music Olympics" (spanning San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Monterey and Santa Cruz), earning Cylinder the title “Nor-Cal’s Platinum Band.”

In January 2011 Cylinder Returned from the studio with a new 3 track EP from Producer Larry Elyea (Adelitas Way, Sevendust, Digital Summer) Featuring their new single "Yesterdaze" which recently finished 9th out of over 6,000 songs in Guitar Centers "Your Next Record with Travis Barker" Competition. 2010 marked the release of their debut album "Fueled by Fire" Produced by Tim Narducci, former frontman of the Hard Rock band Systematic (Elektra Records) which can be found on Itunes, Napster, Cd Baby and most major online music Retailers. Cylinder's Unwieldy drums, grinding bass, sinuous guitar riffs and an honest, yet aggressive baritone voice come together in a powerful declaration of the band member’s working class lifestyles. These are songs about life, written by men who have earned their living through blood, sweat and tears.

Rock/Alternative/Hard Rock
Long Island, NY

The four members of Blameshift have been blazing their independent path across the nation over the better part of 5 years, logging well over 150,000 miles of touring terrain. During that time the band could easily have taught a collegiate level course on band survival. With a high powered list of sponsors, their music as a full time job and a tour bus, (a literal bus), powered by vegetable oil, the band headed across the country to Los Angles in the late summer 2010 to record with Erik Ron, (VersaEmerge, Good Charlotte, Panic at the Disco). What resulted was the full commercially driven sound that Blameshift has been envisioning since their inception.

The album, The Black Rose, was fully funded by the bands loyal fans through a site called kickstarter.com. In early FEB 2011 the band decided to return the favor with a free EP download in exchange for a facebook "like." Over 75 related music media outlets supported the bands giveaway, landing them thousands of new facebook "likes" and spreading the music further than they thought possible.

Soon after the release the band shot a music video with director Jay Sansone for their single "Ghost" off the Black Rose. As timing would have it Hot Topic coined the band Unsigned Band of the Month for August 2011 along with premiering the new music video. Within a very short time the band had over 50,000 hits as channels like BlankTV began pushing it as well. As "Ghost" became ever so popular it began climbing the charts into the top 10 at both alternative addiction radio & Ourstage.com Rock charts. MTV featured two of the bands songs on MTV's "The Real World soon after their music video started making waves. To top it all, the youtube gaming world began using “Ghost” in montages for the game Call of Duty, 1.5 million views and climbing. 

The band heads back out January 6 on a career changing journey to the west coast. Highlights include playing the biggest industry event of the year – The Annual Schecter Party at NAMM, a tour spanning the westcoast, 3 weeks in Hollywood, CA recording a new album and dates at 2012’s SXSW.

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Show at 9:00
21+
$5

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