Stabbing Westward

Stabbing Westward

Rivethead, Secret of Boris, Because Of You

Fri, April 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

ADV $18.50

This event is all ages

Stabbing Westward
Stabbing Westward
The group first formed in 1985 when Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus, former students at Western Illinois University, moved from a small Southern Illinois town to Chicago. Their response to the area's exploding music scene was to form Stabbing Westward (with Hall on bass and Flakus on keyboards). Hall switched to guitar when Jim Sellers -- whose alternative Goth band was playing with Stabbing Westward in the clubs of Chicago -- joined as bass player.

In 1990, after developing a strong following, the band released a 4-song EP. Hall took a brief "respite" touring with Die Warzau as that group's percussionist and the break convinced him that Stabbing Westward had something special and worthy of major attention. Columbia Records agreed.

With drummer David Suycott and guitarist Stuart Zechman (formerly with Filter) in place, the band flew to London in 1993 to record Ungod with producer John Fryer (NIN, Love & Rockets). After extensive touring behind Ungod, Stabbing Westward parted ways with Suycott and Zechman and recruited Andy Kubiszewski (an accomplished drummer/programmer/keyboardist who was a founding member of the Exotic Birds and who'd toured with The The and Crowded House). Now a foursome with guitar duties shared, the band entered the studio with Fryer to record 1996's Wither Blister Burn + Peel. After flying in guitarists from across the country to their rehearsal space outside Chicago, the four Stabbing Westward members were impressed by a local guy, Mark Eliopulos. Eliopulos was made the fifth member of Stabbing Westward.

For their next album, Stabbing Westward enlisted the talents of producer Dave Jerden, best known for his work with Jane's Addiction and Alice in Chains. Recording during the Summer of 1997 in a Los Angeles-area studio, Jerden used his keen ear to obtain the live sound. Though Darkest Days was completed a year-to-the-month after Stabbing Westward concluded their global tour in support of 1996's RIAA certified-gold Wither Blister Burn + Peel, the new album has been, in a sense, 10 years in the making. With two major-label, full-length records, an early EP, and more than decade's-worth of touring under their belts, the quintet has ignored preconceived notions and over-used labels to create a fully-realized sonic document of Stabbing Westward '98.
Rivethead
Rivethead
Rivethead were a punk rock band from Minneapolis. Members have gone on to play with Off With Their Heads, Dear Landlord, Banner Pilot, The Gateway District, and The Pyongyang Metro.
Prior to their break-up they released two EPs, "The City Sound Number Five" and "The Cheap Wine of Youth." - last.fm
Secret of Boris
Secret of Boris
Secret Of Boris has emerged from the Dallas, TX music scene with a uniquely heavy yet hauntingly beautiful hard-rock sound. Their debut record Your Ghost was produced by Harder Beat 2009 Producer of the Year, Alex Gerst (Seasons After, Fair To Midland, Slow Roosevelt). "An infectious blend of catchy hooks, snappy rhythms and aggressive riffage… heavy music's weighty crunch and even sugary 80's pop...one of Dallas' most promising talents," says Jerry Rutherford of LIT Monthly. Melodic, progressive, Indie, mainstream, metal, pop – it's like being turned on to the best stuff you've never heard with the comfortable familiarity of the stuff you've heard a million times" says Robert Miguel of Robert Miguel Presents.
Having gained a rabid following throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Secret Of Boris is currently touring surrounding cities and states throughout the southwest, increasing their army of loyal fans. On their way to world domination, Secret Of Boris has shared the stage with Black Light Burns, Hed(pe), F5, Underoath, Ugly Mustard, Fair To Midland, Anberlin, God Forbid, Boondox, and Hopesfall.
Because Of You
Because Of You
Because Of You, aka B.O.Y, is a Dallas based alternative rock band formed by the lead singer Leslie Ann Bass in 2015. Jonathan Fair is guitarist is well as Kitty on drums.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/