In This Moment

with New Years Day

Doors open at 7:30 PM.

Born of a chance meeting and the innate musical rapport established between vocalist Maria Brink and lead guitarist Chris Howorth, In This Moment quickly grew from local cult favorites performing in Los Angeles clubs to a MySpace phenomenon before landing a deal with Century Media. Along the way, the group was fleshed out by rhythm guitarist Blake Bunzel, bassist Jesse Landry, and drummer Jeff Fabb; embarked on several U.S. tours with the likes of Diecast and 36 Crazyfists; and gradually honed its melodic metalcore songwriting for the recording of the 2007 debut album Beautiful Tragedy, which was supported via the band’s inclusion in the Hot Chicks of Metal Tour, featuring Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation, among others. Debuting at the number 37 slot on the Billboard Top 200, The Dream arrived in 2008, followed by A Star-Crossed Wasteland in 2010 and the electro-charged Blood in 2012. The group’s fifth studio long-player, 2014’s Atlantic-issued Black Widow, marked In This Moment’s major-label debut. In June 2017, the band dropped the single “Roots” in anticipation of the release of its sixth full-length, Ritual, which arrived the following month.

Kurt Vile & The Violators

with The Sadies.

Doors open at 7PM.

Philadelphia songwriter Kurt Vile was already recording himself at home by age 14, shortly after his bluegrass-loving father purchased him a banjo to encourage his youthful creativity.
By age 17, Vile was self-releasing cassettes of his home recordings, which in the earliest days were strongly influenced by the raw slacker pop of the Drag City roster. He would continue to record prolifically, releasing cassettes and CD-Rs of his solo material while holding down a day job as a forklift operator.
After a brief move to Boston, Vile returned to Philadelphia in 2003 and began collaborating with singer/guitarist Adam Granduciel, and by 2005 their duo the War on Drugs was morphing from its nebulous beginnings into a fully realized band, growing to include more members, release albums, and tour to critical acclaim and larger audience. By 2008 Vile was splitting his time between the War on Drugs and his solo material, with his album Constant Hitmaker seeing release around the same time as tWoD’s breakthrough full-length, Wagonwheel Blues. As tWoD’s fame grew, Vile decided to leave the band, predicting their increased profile and expansive touring schedule would ultimately waylay his solo career.
Amicably parting with the band, but often still sharing members as backup musicians for his own shows, Vile concentrated on his own thing and released a steady stream of strong and increasingly more adoringly received albums. A 2009 reissue of Constant Hitmaker on the tastemaking Woodsist label got the ball rolling, and was followed shortly by God Is Saying This to You…, a collection of older tracks from CD-Rs as well as various EP releases. Childish Prodigy arrived in 2009 and marked Vile’s most produced work to date. The lo-fi production and jagged drum-machine rhythms of his earlier self-released fare were replaced in part by fuzzy live instrumentation and songwriting that leaned both on his Drag City-emulating roots as well as the influence of Dinosaur Jr.’s guitar tone wizardry and Bruce Springsteen’s blue-collar rock sentiments. The record drew favorable press and respectable sales, and buzz grew for Vile as he continued to tour.
By 2011 he had signed to Matador for the release of his more subdued fourth full-length, Smoke Ring for My Halo. This was Vile’s best-received work yet, charting on Billboard and meeting with across-the-board critical praise. Ever prolific, Vile released the So Outta Reach companion EP; appeared as a guest on his former band the War on Drugs’ second album, Slave Ambient; and toured ceaselessly in the wake of his ever-growing success. A fifth album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, was released in 2013. Shortly following this relatively polished and well-produced release, the Jamaica Plain EP surfaced, a vinyl-only 10″ release of early-2000s collaborative recordings by Vile and Sore Eros. Wakin on a Pretty Daze turned into a breakthrough for Vile, with its strong reviews and positive word of mouth helping to turn the album into a steady seller; it wound up peaking at 47 on Billboard’s Top 200 and 41 in the U.K. Vile returned in the fall of 2015 with the hotly anticipated B’lieve I’m Goin Down…. That same year saw Vile and New York-based guitarist and songwriter Steve Gunn collaborate on the three-song Gunn Vile for the Three Lobed Recordings Parallelogram series. In 2017, Vile paired up with Courtney Barnett for the album Lotta Sea Lice. After releasing the album in October, they embarked on a brief American tour.

Atreyu

with Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills, and Sleep Signals

Doors: 6PM.

Everyone leaves a legacy behind. No matter how big or small, our words and actions echo forever and make a lasting imprint.
Two decades since their 1999 formation in Southern California, that truth weighed heavy on the members of gold-selling metal mavericks Atreyu—Alex Varkatzas [vocals], Brandon Saller [drums/vocals], “BIG” Dan Jacobs [guitar], Travis Miguel [guitar], and Porter McKnight [bass].
Of course, their musical legacy speaks for itself. 2002’s Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses established them as an influential force, while 2004 follow-up The Curse sold 450,000-plus copies as the group rose to global renown. A Deathgrip on Yesterday and 2007’s Lead Sails Paper Anchor both bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 with the latter garnering a gold certification from the RIAA—a highly rare accomplishment for a 21st century rock band.
Following a hiatus post-Congregation of the Damned in 2009, the musicians returned firing on all cylinders with Long Live during 2015. It crashed the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim from Revolver, Loudwire, AXS, and Kerrang! who dubbed it “a hell of a return.” Along the way, the boys sold out countless headline shows in addition to sharing the stage with everyone from Slipknot and Linkin Park to Chris Cornell and Avenged Sevenfold.
As they commenced writing for their seventh full-length, In Our Wake [Spinefarm], the band posed an important question…
“What are you going to leave behind?”, asks Brandon. “We named the album In Our Wake, because a lot of the concepts address this question. There are lyrics about dealing with your own personal demons and darkness. Some of it is about our children, which his who we live directly in our wake. Others are about the general public and the outpouring of hate and fear—especially in our country. We created something of a concept record without even trying.”
“Everything we do causes a ripple or a wake,” adds Alex. “It can be positive and good, or it can be fucked up and horrible. However, we are the masters of our own destiny. We want to leave something good behind.”
Following a two-year tour cycle for Long Live, Atreyu regrouped in Southern California and started sharing ideas for what would become offering number seven. Ceremoniously, they all agreed it would be the right time to reunite with producer John Feldmann who famously helmed Lead Sails and Paper Anchor.
“Long Live was really heavy and reminiscent of our early material,” continues Brandon. “While we were on the road, fans kept asking to hear more from Lead Sails and Paper Anchor. It made us revisit that era of the band. It was a fun, experimental, and explorative time for us, which is so fun. We wanted to give ourselves and the landscape of heavy music a jolt, so we reached out to Feldmann.”
The band recorded in two chunks bookended by Brandon’s touring obligations for Hell Or Highwater. Working out of Feldmann’s Los Angeles studio, they embraced this new approach as the producer still made them “wonderfully uncomfortable and willing to push harder,” according to Alex.
“Every song with the exception of two was fully written in the studio,” says Brandon. “We’d split off into groups and crank out two ideas per day. We’d never written a fresh idea from scratch every day. Spontaneity makes things flow so much better though. We also never spread an album out like this either. We laid the foundation with five recordings, sat with them, and finished with a better picture of where we wanted to go.”
As a result, the record sees Atreyu once again evolve. The first single and title track “In Our Wake” hinges on a slow burning, but bombastic percussive buildup before charging ahead with an undeniable chant and fiery fretwork.
“It’s a deep one,” admits Alex. “We looked up to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, and their deaths were fresh during the writing process. It made us think of what we’ll leave in our wake. We have a choice to change the lives of others for the better.”
A ticking clock gives way to a stadium-size chant on follow-up single “The Time Is Now.” It seesaws between a robust beat and scorching call-and-response by Alex and Brandon as they carry the carpe diem chorus.
“It’s all about just grabbing life by the balls, picking yourself up by your bootstraps, and realizing you only have one shot at this,” Brandon goes on. “That was very reminiscent and reflective of this album. In our heads, there’s no time to fuck around or just do what we’ve always done. We have to really fucking go for it. Tomorrow isn’t promised, so we went for it.”
Meanwhile, “Terrified” swings from a hypnotic refrain into an acoustic bridge, illuminating the diversity at the heart of In Our Wake. Closer “Super Hero” [feat. M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold & Aaron Gillespie of Underoath] conjures visions of “Atreyu meets Queen meets Disneyland meets E.L.O.” with its cinematic orchestration, horns, flutes, and grandiose production.
“It’s about being your kid’s superhero, so we invited other singers who are fathers to join us,” Brandon explains. “Everyone wrote his own respective part and gave perspective on what fatherhood meant to him. I wanted it to feel like the music from the Soaring Over California ride at Disney’s California Adventure park. It ends on such a huge note and offers a breath of fresh air.”
In the end, In Our Wake doesn’t just reaffirm Atreyu’s legacy, it expands it like never before.
“We want to give listeners an experience,” Alex concludes. “Every track functions as its own moment. There’s something that you can hopefully come back and listen to again and again.”
“I feel like this is the record that people will remember our band by,” Brandon states. “I’m saying that because the best parts of Atreyu happened on it. We’re continuing something we began a long time ago. This band means everything to me. We’ve been through incredible highs and incredible lows. We’ve loved each other, and we’ve wanted to kill each other. Somehow, twenty years later ,it’s reached a whole new level. I feel like we’re alive, and Atreyu has never been more on fire than we are now.” – Rick Florino, July 2018

The Stranger – A Tribute to Billy Joel

Doors: 7PM

With over 150 million records sold worldwide in a career spanning nearly 50 years, singer, songwriter, composer & performer BILLY JOEL is one of the world’s most beloved musical artists of the past 100 years. So naturally, paying tribute to that level of talent and doing it justice is something not easily achieved…
THE STRANGER is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the world’s most beloved performers, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this 6 piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy’s timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes listening to a Billy Joel song so special.
Out front on piano & lead vocals is founder & frontman Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown like Joel himself, Mike not only looks and talks a lot like Billy, but has the piano chops, vocal prowess and stage presence of the Piano Man – so much so that you will soon forget you are watching a tribute show. The STRANGER gives you the Billy Joel experience with the sound of his original band in its prime… energetic, interactive and often unpredictable. Its live entertainment at its best!
From his radio hits to classic b-sides, sprinkled with great songs from similar artists such as Elton John, Paul McCartney and many others, it’s everything you’ll ever want in an evening out of great music.

KYLE

with Marc E Bassy and Tobi Lou.

Doors: 7PM

 

Multi-platinum, chart topping rapper and actor KYLE has become one of music’s hottest breakout stars. His 4X-platinum smash single, “iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty),” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs, #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, while going on to become one of the most streamed songs of 2017. The song’s Colin Tilley-directed companion visual was nominated at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Visual Effects. The Ventura, CA native – who has collaborated with the likes of Chance The Rapper, G-Eazy, Logic, Kehlani, Charlie Puth, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, Madeintyo, DJ Carnage and more – was named a part of XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class, gracing the publication’s esteemed annual cover, while also being featured in a wide array of publications ranging from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard to PAPER, NYLON and The FADER. He’s taken his energetic live show to national television stages with performances on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the Teen Choice Awards 2017. In November 2017, KYLE teamed up with UGG to become the ambassador for the brand’s Fall/Winter 2017 partnership with FootAction, as well as the serving as the face of ESPN’s College Basketball campaign.

On the heels of his show stopping main stage performance at this year’s Coachella Festival, KYLE released his debut album LIGHT OF MINE on May 18th, the same day as his 25th birthday. The album was heralded by the song-of-summer earworm, “Playinwitme feat. Kehlani.” He followed up the album’s release by joining longtime friend and previous collaborator, Logic’s North American “The Bobby Tarantino vs Everybody Tour,” who he also appeared in Sprite’s “Fresh Faces Series” Summer campaign with. Later this Summer, KYLE will make his acting debut in the lead role in Netflix’s original hip-hop comedy “The After Party.”

Night of the Dead ft. Dark Star Orchestra

NIGHT OF THE DEAD

with Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic, and Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio

Gates open at 3:00 PM.

Fort Lauderdale is turning Day to Night on November 3rd with a brand new festival featuring Dark Star Orchestra (two sets!), Galactic, and Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio – plus an authentic Dia De Muertos experience including mariachi performers, calavera puppets, family-friendly art activities, and more at this Revolution Street Party! ☠️🌹 Honor the tradition of DOTD while celebrating the positive energy of the Grateful Dead, sharing music with fans young & old.

VIP Packages available for $85 (plus applicable fees!)

 

Official Night of the Dead After Party featuring Crazy Fingers begins after the show at Midnight, inside Revolution Live!

The Ripple Effect

A showcase of South Florida’s most promising up & coming artists – presented by Sounds By Wednesday and Unlawful Citizenz.

Featured artist: WEDNESDAY

Also performing:

Alvararri

Jeff Stones

Gtzton

Chuck D

Myke Nation

Michael Joel

Isolated Tune

Big Aux

Mopstick

& More TBA!

 

PRETTYMUCH

AUSTIN PORTER, BRANDON ARREAGA, EDWIN HONORET, NICK MARA and ZION KUWONU were all making music in their respective home towns before SYCO Music founder and entertainment mogul Simon Cowell discovered and invited them to a music showcase in New York.
There, the band bonded and PRETTYMUCH was born. Since last year, they have been sharing a Los Angeles home where the vocal group writes, records, and produces their music – with dance skills to match.
PRETTYMUCH has attracted some of the biggest hitmakers in the business. Collaborators include Steve Mac (“Shape of You”), Ilya (“Bad Blood”), Babyface, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan (“Story of My Life”), as well as Ed Sheeran, who has written a song specifically for the band. This summer, the released their debut single “Would You Mind”, produced by Savan Kotecha who has worked with some of the world’s biggest artists including One Direction, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding.

Emmure & Stick To Your Guns

with Wage War & Sanction.

American deathcore metal quintet Emmure specialize in an emotionally brutal blend of blistering
hardcore and punishing thrash. They have taken no prisoners and risen to the top of the metal scene. They channeled their collective angst into their music to create a propulsive blend of unabashed aggression and intensity that the youth across the world embrace with open arms. They keep it simple and straight-forward. It is this straightforwardness that creates a connection to fans on a level that few other bands can accomplish. Emmure has gained the loyalty of the metal community and legions of rabid fans, but make no mistake- if you disrespect them, you will be left sleeping with the fishes.
Influential melodic-hardcore band Stick To Your Guns are known for their aggressive musical style and positive lyrics. The band’s lyrics address subjects ranging from self-reflection to political and social statements. Stick to Your Guns identifies with the straight edge subculture and drummer George Schmitz once described them as “a secret straight edge band” because they have focused on several other topics throughout their career rather than only this movement.

Atmosphere

with Dem Atlas, The Lioness, and DJ Keezy

Hip-hop outfit and Rhymesayers label heads Atmosphere represent the Twin Cities with introspective rhymes, inventive storytelling, and classic production, building a devoted grassroots following with prolific output, collaborations, and consistent touring.
They debuted as a trio on 1997’s Overcast! before continuing into the 2000s as the core duo of rapper Slug and producer Ant. Steadily rising on the charts with each release, the pair hit a peak in 2008 with fifth full-length, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, which landed at number five upon release. 2014’s Southsiders continued their success in the U.S., while marking Atmosphere’s debut on the U.K. charts. In 2016, they issued their eighth album, Fishing Blues, their second to top the U.S. indie chart. As co-founders of Rhymesayers, they are also affiliated with a roster of like-minded hip-hop acts and curators of the annual Minneapolis music festival, Soundset.
Over the majority of the duo’s career, Atmosphere centered around rapper Slug (born Sean Daley) and Ant (born Anthony Davis). As a teenager, Slug became entranced with hip-hop, graffiti, and breakdancing, forming the Rhymesayers label and collective (originally known as Headshots) with two high-school friends Siddiq Ali (Stress) and Derek Turner (Spawn). After some early gigs as Urban Atmosphere — where Slug DJ’ed behind Spawn’s rhyming — the pair hooked up with producer Ant, as well as like-minded locals such as MC Musab, Mr. Gene Poole, and the Abstract Pack, forming an underground hip-hop clique dedicated to freestyling and clever lyricism. In 1997, Atmosphere released their debut album, Overcast!, which quickly became regarded as an underground hip-hop classic thanks to Slug’s deeply personal, poetic musings, as well as Ant’s bare-bones — but inventive — production.
Following Atmosphere’s involvement with supergroup the Dynospectrum (who released a self-titled album on Rhymesayers in 1998) and Slug’s participation in another supergroup, Anticon’s Deep Puddle Dynamics (whose full-length The Taste of Rain…Why Kneel appeared in 1999), the next Atmosphere album was a 1999 cassette called Headshots: Se7en. The group also began a series of limited releases (often sold exclusively on tour) titled Sad Clown Bad Dub, beginning with an extremely scarce 1999 cassette. A year later, Atmosphere (now down to the duo of Slug and Ant) released the Ford One and Ford Two EPs, followed by the Lucy EP in 2001. Collected as the 2001 full-length Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs, the three EPs were built around the theme of Slug’s complicated relationship with his ex-girlfriend, the lost love of his life. As Atmosphere’s following increased beyond underground hip-hop circles, they toured consistently, both at home and overseas; while Ant usually didn’t accompany the group on the road, Mr. Dibbs of the group 1200 Hobos often joined in behind the turntables while Slug was assisted on the mike by young rappers like the teenaged Eyedea. In June 2002, Atmosphere unleashed God Loves Ugly, an 18-track effort that returned to previous themes (“F*@k You Lucy”), but also contained the group’s most pop-friendly single to date, “Modern Man’s Hustle.”
By this time indie rap superstars, Atmosphere returned with their fourth album, Seven’s Travels, in 2003, followed two years later by You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having. Following the album’s success, Ant began regularly touring with the group. They continued to put music out during the next couple of years, including the free download Strictly Leakage in late 2007, a near-party album that they followed up with When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold in April 2008. The record featured plenty of live instrumentation and guest background vocal spots from Tom Waits and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe; it was also their highest-charting album, hitting number five on the Billboard 200. The “double EP” To All My Friends: Blood Makes the Blade Holy appeared in 2010, with the full-length album The Family Sign following in 2011. In 2014 the group released the album Southsiders, which featured the single “Bitter.” The following year, Atmosphere celebrated the ten-year anniversary of You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having by reissuing the album as a four-LP set (including instrumental versions of all the album’s songs), in addition to The Fun EP, a picture-disc vinyl issue of an EP of You Can’t Imagine outtakes that was originally released as a promo CD in 2006. In 2016 they returned with Fishing Blues, an album that featured the single “Ringo” along with guest appearances from MF Doom, Kool Keith, and Aesop Rock. While the set peaked just outside the Top 20 on the Billboard 200, it became their second album to top the U.S. indie chart.

Mayday Parade

with This Wild Life, William Ryan Key, and Oh, Weatherly.

American rock band Mayday Parade made their debut in the mid-aughts with the gold-certified A Lesson in Romantics, which featured a passionate emo-punk sound similar to contemporaries like Yellowcard, Plain White T’s, and All Time Low.
Into the 2010s, they incorporated a harder rock edge that fleshed out their punchy roots on releases like the Top 10 Monsters in the Closet (2013) and Black Lines (2015).
The outfit arose from the merger of two popular Tallahassee local bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment, whose combination helped the unit amass a quick buzz around its hometown scene. The sextet was initially comprised of vocalist Derek Sanders, vocalist/guitarist Jason Lancaster, bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, drummer Jake Bundrick, and guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts. After playing shows on the 2005 Warped Tour, along with sporadic gigs alongside bands like Armor for Sleep, the Rocket Summer, the Starting Line, and Emery, the band issued its debut EP, Tales Told by Dead Friends, signing with Fearless Records a month later. Their first full-length, A Lesson in Romantics, was completed in January 2007, but by the time it was released that summer, the band would be one singer short after founding vocalist/guitarist Lancaster parted ways with the group in March 2007 (Lancaster would go on to form a new band, Go Radio).
Mayday Parade signed with Atlantic Records in early 2009 and issued their first album without Lancaster, Anywhere But Here, later that year. In 2011, the group issued a pair of efforts, starting with the Valdosta EP in March and their Fearless-issued, eponymous third long-player in October. Mayday Parade peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200, their highest-charting effort to date. The Zack Odom- and Kenneth Mount-produced Monsters in the Closet followed in early 2013 (along with a deluxe edition the following year), besting their self-titled album’s placement with a Top Ten debut on the Billboard chart.
In 2015, the band released its fifth album, Black Lines. Landing just outside the Top 20, the set was the last of their albums for Fearless. After the 2017 release of the tenth anniversary reissue of their debut EP, the band repackaged the gold-certified A Lesson in Romantics as well, complete with demos and commentary. They signed with Rise Records and returned in 2018 with sixth album Sunnyland.