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We had an awesome time at The Birthday Massacre show earlier this week at the Ace of Spades. So many great bands performed including one of of our local favorites, Awoken Shadows and two spectacular sets by The Red Paintings and New Years Day. Another highlight of the night was catching the energetic set of Snow White Smile. They have a very refreshing sound that blends industrial and alternative edge to rock. Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

This was the last show of 2014 for Snow White Smile but stay tuned because 2015 is going to be a great year for them. They also have available their debut album as well as their remix album for sale on their official webstore: http://snowwhitesmileband.com/store.html. Pick up a couple and give the gift of Snow White Smile to the music lovers in your life.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

Snow White Smile is:

  • David Wright – Vocals/Guitar
  • Zach Tole – Drums
  • Kyle Vorst – Bass
  • Stephanie Michelle – Guitar/Backup Vocals|

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We have had the great pleasure of seeing New Years Day nearly half a dozen times in just the last couple years and on Wednesday we saw them once again as they returned to the Ace of Spades as they are out on tour with The Birthday Massacre.  New Years Day have the knack of putting on a whole of a performance every time and this time, I believe they outdid themselves. They were absolutely on point the entire night with energy abound and truly reaching a peak of perfection with their music.

Ash Costello is truly an amazing vocalist and artist, her stage presence captivates the crowd and she invites them to join in her in singing the songs. The audience was fully engaged from start to finish. Anthony is a madman on bass and you he has great powerful backing vocals. Nikki Misery is absolutely stellar in his fierce guitar shredding as he is bouncing around the stage with leaps and jumps that will have your eyes wide open.

Nick Rossi unleashes his adrenaline as he turns into beast mode on the drums, delivering precision drumming with every beat. With the addition of Tyler Burgess on guitar, he appears to be the perfect match for the energy that this band brings out. He was wild on stage and together they created an intense level of excitement that I haven’t seen in a while. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

 

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We had the opportunity to chat with New Years Day shortly before their set and we will be bringing that interview to you later this weekend. For now, make sure to check the remaining dates of the tour and don’t miss them when they are coming to a venue near you.  If you don’t already have it, I would strongly encourage you to pick up their latest EP, EPIDEMIC. The EP really displays the great musicianship of this band and how they have evolved through their sound. They really bring out the passion in their songs as well as when they perform live. This is a band that speaks volumes of truth in their music and give you a good dose of hard ROCK at the same time.

  • DEC 05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
  • DEC 06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
  • DEC 09 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre
  • DEC 10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
  • DEC  13 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
  • DEC 14 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
  • DEC 16 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
  • DEC 17 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
  • DEC 18 Toronto, CAN – Mod Club Theatre

We loved it when they came to Slim’s in San Francisco on the We Love Tour featuring Combichrist and William Control. They delivered a high energy intense set that had the crowd in awe. I think they set a record for crowd surfing during a set at Slim’s which rarely tolerates. It was probably the most energetic crowd that I have witnessed at their performances, full on mosh pit, crowd participation and infectious passion raging through the crowd. Check out the slideshow of photographs by our Rockin Ryan from their SF show:

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I will leave you with a video from their set at Ace of Spades performing Death of the Party: 

Make sure you head over to Itunes to pick up EPIDEMIC and crank it up loud!  Also, make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news from them.

~ Marisol

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SnoCore Tour have announced their coast to coast itinerary and we are excited to see that there is a scheduled date right here in Sacramento at the Ace of Spades on March 11th. The lineup for the tour  will feature Flyleaf as headliner and direct support from Adelita’s Way, Framing Hanley and Fit for Rivals. The tour is set to begin on February 3, 2015 in Charlotte, NC at Amos Southend.  The on-sale goes live on Saturday, December 6 at Noon via www.snocore.com. Check the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

Confirmed SNOCORE Tour appearances include these markets with additional dates to be announced shortly:

  • 2/03     Charlotte, NC                                                 Amos South End
  • 2/04     Baltimore, MD                                                Rams Head
  • 2/06     Clifton Park, NY                                            Upstate Concert Hall
  • 2/07     Manchester, NH                                              Jewel
  • 2/08     Lancaster, PA                                                 Chameleon Club
  • 2/13     Syracuse, NY                                                  Lost Horizon
  • 2/14     Buffalo, NY                                                    Rapids Theatre
  • 2/15     Pittsburgh, PA                                                Altar Bar
  • 2/17     Louisville, KY                                                Expo Five
  • 2.18     Columbus, OH                                                A&R Music Bar
  • 2/20     South Bend, IN                                              Club Fever
  • 2/21     Flint, MI                                                          Machine Shop
  • 2/22     Joliet, IL                                                          Mojoes
  • 2/24     Libertyville, IL                                                Austins
  • 2/25     Minneapolis, MN                                            POVS
  • 2/27     Denver, CO                                                     Summit Music Hall
  • 2/28     Grand Junction, CO                                        Mesa Theatre
  • 3/03     Salt Lake City, UT                                          Hanger 18
  • 3/04     Missoula, MT                                                  The Wilma
  • 3/06     Spokane, WA                                                  Knitting Factory
  • 3/07     Seattle, WA                                                    Studio Seven
  • 3/10     Reno, NV                                                        Knitting Factory
  • 3/11     Sacramento, CA                                              Ace of Spades

 

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Flyleaf bassist Pat Seals shares, “We are thrilled to be headlining SnoCore this Winter. Joining the tour back in 2006 as a support act was such a formative experience for Flyleaf, and we’re looking forward to bringing it back to our fans in 2015.”

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Adelita’s Way

Adelita’s Way founder and vocalist Rick DeJesus offers, “We are very excited to be a part of SnoCore with Flyleaf.  This tour will be the most energetic, and exciting tour that will be out this winter. It will be a show no one should miss.”

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Framing Hanley singer Kenneth Nixon states, “It’s an honor to be a part of this SnoCore lineup.  SnoCore is a tour that I grew up always wanting to check out, but Nashville, TN isn’t particularly snowy, so I missed out on a lot of great tours. We are absolutely stoked to be hitting the road with Flyleaf, Adelita’s Way, & Fit For Rivals.”

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Fit For Rivals Renee Phoenix adds, “We’re excited to be out with Flyleaf because personally, they’re a band I’ve been listening to since I was younger.  I remember picking up their debut album in 2005 and becoming a fan myself.  We also did a run with Framing Hanley a few years back and it’ll be nice to share the stage with them once again!

So make sure to stay tuned for tour dates and additional information.

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What an amazing night for music at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento it was yesterday. We will be bringing you our full coverage of all the bands from the night but let’s start it off with our feature on The Birthday Massacre. Hailing from Canada, this hybrid new wave, gothic rock and electronic infused band really made an impression on Sacramento!

It was a stormy day that left the roads flooded in some parts of Sacramento but that didn’t stop the dedicated fans from coming out to the show. After braving the 3 1/2 hour drive in rain and dodging the lightning storm, we were glad to finish off the night with a stellar set from The Birthday Massacre. Their music is as if they gave a refreshing vibrant makeover to the 90’s new wave synth dates, without feeling dated. Their energy was infectious as they each have a cinematic stage presence. We were treated to many of their songs from their recently released album, Superstition and each one had you wanting more. I was hoping to pick up the new album but unfortunately (well, fortunate for them) they had sold out of them! You can head over to iTunes here and pick it up online. With spotlight songs like Divide, Superstition and Surrender you are going to love it.

Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

There are still several dates left on the tour, so if they are coming to a venue near you, do your best to try and make it out to a show!

  • DEC 05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
  • DEC 06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
  • DEC 09 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre
  • DEC 10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
  • DEC  13 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
  • DEC 14 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
  • DEC 16 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
  • DEC 17 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
  • DEC 18 Toronto, CAN – Mod Club Theatre

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Farewell, My Love have just posted a teaser. It is awesome and just from the short video, it will have you excited for December 9th! Check it out here:

The snippet features a stripped down acoustic track with emotionally driven heartfelt lyrics and passionate vocals. We really look forward to the new music from Farewell, My Love which features Chad Kowal on vocals, Robby Creasey on guitar and Charlee Conley on bass.

Make sure to visit their social media sites to stay up to date on their latest news. Mark your calendars for December 9th!

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I am so excited to announce the new band, Budderside from one of our favorite vocalists, Patrick Stone. Patrick caught our eye when we saw him perform with Steven Adler’s Adlers Appetite at The Red Devil Lounge in SF a couple years back. He really grabbed our attention with his powerful vocals and a stage presence that made him the ideal frontman.

His new band, Budderside will feature Patrick Stone,  Rich Sacco, and Michael Stone. It is still in the early stages but check out the video teaser which will get you ready to rock! I can’t wait to hear more and one thing is for sure, it is going to fuckin ROCK!

So make sure to visit his Facebook page so you can stay up to date on the latest Budderside news. I am hoping their will be some shows coming up here to Northern California soon!

~ Marisol

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/budderside

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Chelsea Grin are out on Asking Alexandria’s Moving On Tour and we had the chance to catch them as they made a stop in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom.  As always, they came out and took over the crowd with intense energy. This was one amazing crowd that literally crowd surfed all night. It was awesome to hear them perform some of their new songs off their album, Ashes To Ashes which was released earlier this year on Razor & Tie Records.

Check out the photos from their set by our Rockin Ryan:

There are still more dates on the Moving On Tour so make sure to catch a show:

  • THU 12/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • FRI 12/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
  • SAT 12/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Briens
  • SUN 12/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
  • WED 12/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
  • THU 12/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
  • FRI 12/12 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
  • SAT 12/13 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
  • SUN 12/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • TUE 12/16 – Watertown, NY @ Exhibition Hall
  • WED 12/17 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
  • FRI 12/19 – Norfold, VA @ The Norva
  • SAT 12/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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