Friday, May 11, 2012

My Stupid Brother, Solwave, Alwa Gordon, The Redlight District, & Giant @ The Blue Lagoon Friday 6/1/12

My Stupid Brother
Santa Cruz, CA

“My Stupid Brother never fails to entertain, with catchy rock songs, wise-ass humor and tight, upbeat performances." -Your Music Magazine
Hailing from the tiny mountain town of Ben Lomond just outside of Santa Cruz, CA, the members of MY STUPID BROTHER have been cutting their rock star teeth since 2002, before their voices had even changed. Since then, the power trio has matured into a force to be reckoned with. Charged by the friendly sibling rivalry of brothers George and Henry Chadwick (ages 23 and 21, respectively), along with drummer Tyler Raynes (age 21), MY STUPID BROTHER cuts loose on stage, with high-energy, guitar-smashing rock shows that keep audiences engaged and entertained. Their songs are catchy in the vein of Green Day, Weezer, and Blink 182, but have an edge with lyrics and melodies that evoke Kurt Cobain and John Lennon.
MY STUPID BROTHER has created a buzz within the Santa Cruz club scene, where the band has turned the heads of top industry professionals. MY STUPID BROTHER took first place out of over fifty bands in the Your Music Magazine's 2009 “Your Music Olympicks” Battle Of The Bands. They were voted the Best Band of Santa Cruz County.
Their second CD, What You Need, featured guest producers
and Tony Sales (bass guitarist/backing vocals from Iggy Pop's Lust for Life and David Bowie's Tin Machine.)
This band's drive and motivation is key to their success thus far. As the sons of multi gold and platinum audio engineer and producer Daren Chadwick, who worked with recording artists that include Paul McCartney, Chicago, Motley Crüe and The Dead Kennedys, George (guitar/vocals) and Henry (bass/lead vocals) were raised in a studio environment, while prodigy drummer Tyler Raynes grew up in a musical family and has literally been drumming since he could walk. Both George and Henry are acting as producers and engineers on the 2009 Release, What You Need.
MSB is currently working on their 3rd CD title TBA, which will be released in 2012.
MY STUPID BROTHER has maintained a rigorous rehearsal schedule and is stage-ready for shows of all sizes.

Electronic Groove Rock
San Francisco, CA

Solwave crafts energetic, electronic groove rock, with a surprisingly deep and so(u)lful edge. After nearly seven years of playing together, the band, comprised of brothers Danny and Tommy Ferdon, drummer Moses Seri, and front man Joe Collins formed in San Francisco in 2009. Taking a cue from genre-blending artists like Muse and The Killers, Solwave fuses elements of pop, funk, rock and electronica to create complex and transient songs. According to Collins, the band’s conception came out of a “pull to be at peace…a strong impulse to find some kind of enlightenment, and the music acts as a chronicle of that search, or glimpses of that journey.” All of the songs on the band’s debut EP, Real Tales of San Francisco provides a genuine and unapologetically soulful view into the ups and downs that have driven Collins and the rest of the band to create their music. Above all else, what seperates Solwave, from many of the Bay Area’s emerging artists, is an aim to create trend-free music, each with equal parts meticulous focus and inspiration as well as their outstanding live performances. Though Solwave is a relatively young act, their popularity has begun to catch on, with appearances on 107.3 FCCFree Radio's The Unbound Sound Show,and live shows in the bay area at venues such as Elbo Room, El Rio The Hotel Utah, Hemlock Tavern, and many more.
"Solwave has got to been one of the very few bands that just sounds different in every song that you can’t really categorize them as old school rock, electronic, or pop. They definitely have a great mash-up of different genres in their music which makes them unique." - Indie-Inc Music Blog

Alwa Gordon
Rap, Pop,Rnb, Hip Hop, Underground
Santa Cruz, CA

The Redlight District
Rock and Roll
Santa Cruz, CA

Hip Hop / Rap
Santa Cruz, CA
923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


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