Hailing from the gritty sonic proving grounds of Spokane, WA, power-trio Dawn of Life seamlessly bridge the divide between the classic rock greats and the modern legends. Since their inception in 2012, Dawn of Life has carved their unique niche in the Spokane music scene with live shows known for their high energy performances and larger than life sound. Referencing artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Jack White, Dawn of Life has a style that is unapologetically original and impossible to pigeon hole into a single niche or genre.
Formed in 2012 as a rock duo by brothers Stephen and Sam Shoemaker ( guitar / vocals and drums respectively), Dawn of Life expanded in 2015 with the addition of bassist G Train to become the powerhouse trio they are today. The band's sound has evolved along with their popularity in the local and regional scene. Dawn of Life has performed extensively throughout the region, including amongst others support sets for national acts Zoso- The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute, The Young Dubliners, and international touring artist The Marcus King Band at Spokane's top tier Knitting Factory Concert House.
Dawn of Life is currently wrapping up work on their first full length album, the as-yet untitled work recorded at the band's own Infinity Studios in Spokane. In the true spirit of rock 'n roll, the band worked hard to capture in their recording the spontaneous energy that defines Dawn of Life's live performances. As guitarist Stephen Shoemaker explains of their decision to record basic tracks live in the studio, " Sam and I played so much off each other - we feed off each other playing live and we went into the studio with that mindset." The resulting album, with an expected early-mid 2018 release date, is sure to be a rock tour-de-force.
Dawn of Life's 2018 tour plans include expanding to venues regionally throughout the NW in support of the new album - and the band is eagerly anticipating the experience of playing new cities and meeting new fans. A Dawn of Life show is a universal musical experience certain to be well received by almost any audience, and perhaps best defined by drummer Sam Shoemaker: " we're groove music; we're all about good music and fun times and just being able to connect."
Alden and the Ambiance: The Ambiance (Surrealist Hip Hop Funk) is Alden's latest and greatest contribution to the music scene in the Northwest. He considers it a culmination of his performing career thus far. Each member of the Ambiance is heavily involved in multiple projects and offers a unique voice musically. Alden acts as composer, director, and bassist of the Ambiance, coordinating anywhere from four to nine musicians on stage for an unforgettable performance.
The Heavy Hustle: What started as a musical project has evolved into a project of projects.
The Heavy Hustle is a band bringing you a punk funk pop prog soundsplosion that'll coat your audible tastebuds in aural honey, but also a project seeking to build a community of people who are actively seeking to better themselves, and their surroundings. Focusing now on those in the music industry, in any capacity, the brand is seeking to be an icon representing ideals of personal and community growth and improvement.
M. Crane is an alternative indie rock group based in Tucson, Arizona. It's current lineup was formed in 2017 by Nick Maskill. Their music has darkly colored tones and lyrics that are honest about pain and beauty and has been compared to Jeff Buckley, Muse, and The Mars Volta. The band's current lineup is working on its debut release.
After releasing his debut EP--full of soulful R&B, smooth songwriting and pop hooks--earlier this year and wrapping up a spring tour, Salvatore Manalo is focused on consistently creating new music. His upcoming single "She" will be the first of many that are performed, produced and recorded entirely by Salvatore. This is just the beginning of a path of uninhibited creativity.
One Gun Shy Formed in 2011 with drive and determination to do something different on a musical note. One Gun Shy immediately started work on their debut album entitled, "After the Rain" which is out now under the Lime & Dime Records Label. The members of One Gun Shy come from varied and unique backgrounds, but share a common goal and vision for music. Having carved their sound around Seattle, surrounding areas and touring for the past several years thus proving that fans do enjoy what they have created and the two releases have been more than expected. The future is going to be full of surprises! Currently the band is in production for their third release entitled "Zombie", slated for release soon.
Set In Stone is a Pacific Northwest hard rock band that was formed in 2008 in St. Helens, Oregon (suburb of Portland, Oregon) and consists of five band members that have all resided in Columbia County for most of their lives. Their unique heavy-rock sound has been referred to the likes of Seether, Breaking Benjamin and Alter Bridge. Set in Stone offers a wide-range of styles and music diversity, which is the foundation of their unmistakably unique and all-original sound. Their deep guitar crunches, solid riffs, ground pounding bass, heavy-handed rhythmic drums and mesmerizing vocals are all reasons Set in Stone has quickly attracted the attention from all over the Pacific Northwest. Set in Stone released their first self-titled album in April 2009. Their first professional album 'Open Doors' debuted in May 2011. The album consists of 11 professionally recorded, mixed and mastered tracks recorded by Black Diamond Studios in Portland. This album can be streamed or downloaded for free on our Reverbnation website. www.reverbnation.com/setinstonerocks. In 2017, they released their second professionally recorded album "What Remains." Also recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Jefferson of Black Diamond Studios. Both albums can be found on most widely-used music platforms.
The original live karaoke band, rocking in Portland for 23 years and counting. Come see us every Monday at Dante's!
Once upon a time, CKY burned it all down, with a raucous, anarchic, hard rock sound soaked in the skate-punk culture that birthed them and a hard-partying lifestyle onstage and off that decimated relationships and reputations in its wake. Now, CKY rises from the ashes of the aftermath with The Phoenix, a bold mission statement that hoists the flag high for big, raw, authentic, earth shaking rock n' roll, liberated from useless pretense.
CKY's sonic rebirth sounds as incendiary, expansive, and groovy as the Joshua Tree desert where it was made, and as decadent and funky as the strip-club adjacent rehearsal room where the songs were jammed out into submission. Each song is a forceful meditation on what makes CKY so killer.
CKY - Meet & Greet Package Package price: $95 (includes ticket face; fees on top)
- One general admission ticket
- VIP early entry into the venue
- Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with CKY
- Personal photograph with CKY
- Q&A with CKY Collectible CKY drumhead autographed by the band
- Autographed set list
- Specially designed CKY tour shirt (exclusive to meet & greet package only)
- Commemorative CKY pin set
- CKY cinch bag
- Official meet & greet laminate
- Limited availability
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