The Orange, Big Story, Dark Avenue
Sat, February 20, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmTrees
On June 26, 2015, after 11 years apart, Dallas Alt-rock juggernaut Jibe secretly entered a Texas studio to begin pre-production for the follow up to 2003's epic release, Uprising.
The people have spoken: On Friday, July 17, Jibe sold out their upcoming September 25, 2015, Dallas reunion show in just 10 hours. Joe, Toby, Ben & Corey are grateful and excited with the overwhelming response to their long, over-due return. The guy's are currently preparing for a full comeback that will surely please all of those die-hard fans in need.
"Yesterday's gone. Tomorrow never knows. Today will never be the same again."
– Jibe, "Yesterday's Gone", Uprising
Funny how these simple perceptive words can impact a listener with such devastation that it can forever alter their mindset. This brutal truth coupled with the band's passionate live display made Jibe standout in Dallas' music scene, and elevated the artists, along with their relentless touring schedule, to a national presence.
The releasing and unleashing of instinctual energy is what a live Jibe experience is all about. The band's dynamic, adrenaline-fueled performance motions the crowd to become lost in the thrill of the moment. Spontaneous shifts and bursts inspire both the band and fans actions as front man Joe Grah often joins the two by blindly leaping into the arms of the audience. Chaotic and intense, each live Jibe show, much like their album Uprising, exudes a feeling of elation.
Uprising captures twelve dynamic rock tracks exploring Jibe's reckless, melodic artistry. Defined as four unique entities moving together on a parallel path to achieve harmony and accord, Uprising specifically explains the curious unicity of Jibe's remarkable sound.
The men of Jibe crossed paths in Dallas, TX after originating in four different parts of the country. Joe Grah (vocals), Toby Bittenbender (guitar), Ben Jeffries (drums) and Corey Tatro (bass) have performed over 2,500 shows as a band and successfully built a brotherhood alongside a flourishing audible sensation. Exercising their thirst for sweat and fan interaction Jibe has taken to countless stages from West Hollywood (Viper Room, Roxy) to New York (C.B.G.B.'s). The band has toured with the Toadies, Marilyn Manson, Kings Of Leon, Nickelback, Staind, Sevendust, Godsmack, Suicidal Tendencies, Damage Plan, Seether, Drowning Pool, Saliva, Jerry Cantrell, Shinedown, Our Lady Peace, Lit, Sammy Hagar, Oleander, Billygoat, Creed, Fastball, Ours, David Lee Roth & countless other bands from around the world.
Jibe received radio success from Uprising's first single "Yesterday's Gone" and watched it climb the charts and playlists of several rock, alternative, and active rock radio stations.
#71 Rock Track in the U.S. (Top 100 Rock Tracks of 2003 Radio & Records)
#26 National Rock charts (Peaked Radio & Records)
#1 KDGE Dallas
#1 KEGL Dallas
#1 KEGL Dallas (Rock 20 Countdown 4 weeks straight)
#1 KTUX Shreveport
#5 KATT Oklahoma City
#5 KMOD Tulsa
#5 KLAQ El Paso
plus top 20 on over a dozen other stations
In 2008 THE ORANGE recorded a six song EP featuring the single "Nip/Tuck" with Dallas based producer Jim King. The album, "A Sonic Collection of Short Stories from La La Land", is currently available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon.com, and other online distributors. In support of the EP release, the band toured the east coast of the United States to an incredibly receptive crowd and received decent airplay in Texas. Various appearances on radio shows, high fashion advertisements and in landmark venues such as The W Hotel Ghost Bar and The House of Blues have made THE ORANGE one of the most high profile bands in Dallas. Frequent appearances in Austin's internationally known SXSW Music Conference as well as sharing tour dates with national acts such as The Toadies, Bowling For Soup, and Orgy have pushed the band into the national spotlight.
The group is currently working on their first full length album with the Grammy winning producer Eric Delegard. THE ORANGE's first full length album is due to release in 2013. The future holds nothing but greatness for this amazing band.
When describing their sound, Big Story states:
"We're into capturing the impulsive and innovative, while keeping a thoughtful and timeless approach to writing songs.
Basically, we like to music."
Big Story's next performance is Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at Trees Dallas for their debut album release show.
Formed in 2014, Dark Avenue is comprised of guitarists Barry Lorberbaum and Andrew Lewthwaite, bassist Alan Sauls, drummer Jeff Hathcock and vocalist Mario Cadena. The band’s first recording was Seasons Change, a five-song EP whose title track was the catalyst that ignited regional interest. It spurred a showcase during SXSW/Austin Music Week and a development deal with Breakout Artist Management, who fostered their growth and transcended them beyond the Dallas scene.
“The scene in Dallas is super vibrant,” explains Lorberbaum. “But there wasn’t anyone bridging the gap between heavy bands and the lighter bands. The heavy music crowds stuck to their bands, and the alterative/hard rock fans stuck to theirs. You did not see any crossover fans. That gap is bridged with our music. The metal fans get their heavy, and the alt-rock fans get their more mainstream sound, and all get songs they can relate and sing along to.”
That middle ground between heavy and light is where the nexus of creativity lies for Illusions. In the center of a Killswitch Engage/Imagine Dragons Venn diagram, the first single “Outside” is colossal and robust, yet driven by dynamic and melodic vocals. Perhaps that’s why it’s been featured on several nationally televised MMA events. Then there’s the song "Una Vez Mas," the group’s first single in Spanish. Its overwhelming response prompted the band to track Spanish versions of their songs for a future deluxe release of Illusions. And let’s not forget the crowd favorite “Maybe Tomorrow.” It won Video of The Year at the 2016 Krave Music Awards and helped them take home the grand prize: Artist of The Year.
“I want people to leave listening to the album like they were right there with us,” says Cadena, “feeling what we were feeling, seeing what we were seeing, as if they were part of it.”
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