BROKEN TO BRAVE
ROCK FROM ROCKDALE, TX
It all started in a small shed, out in a small Texas country side. Four local musicians get together to just jam and bounce ideas off of each other. The small gathering of like minded musicians blossomed into a monster that would bleed creativity, angst, with passion.... Broken to Brave.
With vision and focus on everyday issues, real world reality, Broken to Brave stand for the weak and the weary, the troubled and tormented. Lyrics and music with real life expression, and raw emotion bleed through the music. With front man Bobby Buchanan pouring out melodic, raw nerve emotion, as well as combustable rhythm guitar, complemented with Guy Hall III on lead guitar, only to be held down buy the foundation of the thunder bass of Chris Rubio, and animalistic drumming of Mike Zapata Jr., the band broods with music that tells a story that many can relate with.
Broken to Brave will be in an area near you, look for dates and booking.
Rock and roil from Corpus Christi, TX
Jordan Miller and the Dead Lights
Rock from Evansville,IN
Jordan Miller has always had something to say. A self-proclaimed poet first, musician second, Miller decided in the winter months of 2017 his voice needed to be heard. What once was an originally a solo acoustic act, Jordan quickly realized a full band was needed to cultivate the pathos behind his lyrics. The Dead Lights (a.k.a. “JMDL”) quickly formed thereafter through coworkers and a series of open mic night relationships; ultimately solidifying as a full band in the summer of 2018. This young band from Evansville, IN tends to write lyrics that come from authentic sources such as heartaches, self-growth, and deep love for another. They certainly insert their antics into a setlist with songs about vixens, smoke shows, and even werewolves. Combine these catchy, meaningful lyrics with hard rock melodies and the blueprint for JMDL’s musical style starts to become apparent. “Great, original, emotional songs that tend to be heavy yet melodic,” as one Facebook fan puts it. It is hard to put JMDL into one particular sub-genre due to each member’s wide array of influences and truly collaborative songwriting. You may call it grunge, call it funk, even dare to call it emo rock and frankly you’d be right. The versatility of JMDL is truly their defining characteristic because there is a song for every type of fan. When asked about the new album “Late Nights with JMDL” (2019) from News4u’s reporter Tommy Ellis, Miller stated “We wanted to show our diversity- that was the biggest thing. We don’t need to tie ourselves into a specific genre.”
SINGER - SONGWRITER from San Antonio, TX
Carrie Asher is a feisty singer-songwriter from SATX. Her humble music beginnings started off with her being a band nerd (played trombone) all through school. She adored music & was super shy about her singing. So much so, she would learn how to sing harmonies along to The B-52"s & Bad Religion in quiet areas. When she got to college she slowly started picking up guitar. Still taking music classes, she used what knowledge she had & began to teach herself chords & began dabbling with songwriting. Carrie always had a mad love of writing, poetry, & literature. She excelled at writing all through school & started using it as a way to get her own thoughts out to the world. Her musical tastes are all over the map & it has highly influenced her writing. Growing up in a town that all about their hard rock & country, she knows she doesn't quite fit in & she's definitely okay with it. Carrie purposely writes to keep you entertained & herself on her toes. She doesn't want to be bored on stage & doesn't want you to be either. Her personality definitely comes through when she's onstage- even her dorky side. Easy going but not a pushover, her music speaks for itself.
SINGER - SONGWRITER FROM GRAND JUNCTION, CO
F.C. Westcott is a Colorado native and Austin, TX transplant who belts out straight forward heartfelt Americana. His honest songs and clever hooks will make you smile and break your heart.
Whether performing as a singer/songwriter or with his band “The Aficionados”, F.C. will not let you down. A 2 time Texas Indie Fest selection (2019,2020) and the 2017 Music Mafia Radio Artist of the year, Westcott has the chops to always deliver a professional performance that oozes passion.
The mad Dabbers
reggae-rock from Dover, Delaware
The Mad Dabbers are a five piece reggae-rock band from Dover, Delaware. The band is fronted by Dave “Daveon Nickle Bag” Nickolson. Dave had always wanted to start a reggae-rock band along the lines of Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, and Fortunate Youth. With his other obligations and successful singer-songwriter career, he was never able to find the time. When his hard rock band Sporadic Static broke up, he finally saw the opening he had been waiting for. Around the same time, Delaware indie rockers Surreal Nation played their last show.
Surreal Nation keyboardist, Paul “White Paul” Surowiec had been jamming with Dave for a few months prior to their bands breaking up. Dave and former Sporadic Static drummer George “Jorge Mota” Achey asked Paul to play keys in a new project called The Mad Dabbers. Paul immediately agreed and recruited former Surreal Nation bassist Kevin “Rub-A-Dub Shorty” Curry into the group. The Mad Dabbers were born! A few months later the guys added some extra sound by bringing in former Chrome Frogs (one of Dave’s earliest projects) drummer Aaron “Slap Stick Masta” Mast on percussion.
The Mad Dabbers sound differs from other groups in the reggae-rock genre as they have a heavy grunge-rock influence. Where other bands of their genre “break-down” into punk and ska rhythms, the Dabbers lean towards a heavier grunge rock sound. It is a sound that complements Nickolson’s gritty voice and darker, yet authentic, vocals. Fans of artists such as Sublime, Pepper, Bumpin Uglies, Nirvana, and Soundgarden will enjoy what The Mad Dabbers have to offer. The band has had early success with their live shows having recently shared bills with The Dollyrots, Wildermiss, Bumping Uglies, and Bret Bollinger.
The Mad Dabbers are: Dave Nickolson-Lead Vocals and Guitar
George Achey- Drums
Paul Surowiec- Keys/Synth
Kevin Curry- Bass
Aaron Mast- Percussion
Montana’s own anthemic-alternative act.
Make no mistake, Montana-based Shellshock Lullaby is here on business. They deliver a polished alternative sound and have a damn good time doing it. They believe in what they do and continually push the boundaries, and the fans are what fuels this relentless drive. The band consists of seasoned musicians Russell Nelson [vox/guitar], Hannah Skiles [bass/vox], and Andrew Ellmaker [percussion], who have the kind of die-hard work ethic that has gained them the reputation of a must-see live act.
Their most recent release, "Static Noise", has solidified Shellshock Lullaby's place as one of Montana's most premiere bands. "Static Noise" explores the darker side of Shellshock's psyche and digs into how sometimes, things aren't ok, and that is ok. Shellshock Lullaby has shared the stage with touring national acts, as well as extensively touring the Pacific Northwest. Catch them live and discover what others already know!
5000 The Band
Rock from Denver, CO
5000's founding members are Meghann Jordan and Matt Youngblood. Meghann grew up in the rich music scene of Athens, GA, playing in local bands such as Magic Missile and Cafeteria. Magic Missile recorded their first full-length album “I’ll Careful” with David Barbe of Chase Park Transductions. Matt spent the 2000's in Minneapolis fronting his three-piece rock band, Chunky Jackson. Meghann and Matt met in Denver and they have been gigging as a 4-piece rock band (and sometimes a duo) for the past 3 years locally in Colorado, as well as nationally. Their music sounds like Minneapolis-meets-Athens Alterna-Punk with a strong 90's influence. Over the last year, they have been working on a full-length album with Todd Divel of Silo Sound set to release in early 2020. 5000’s line-up includes Mia Dugas on bass and Clay Crawford on drums.