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Tuesday August 6 2013
 9:00PM -- doors at 8:30PM ••• ALL AGES
Dead Serious‎
 Alternative Prog Punk
Bob Nick & SUTRO 
 LP record release
 hard rock metal
Black Belt Karate
 Progressive Punk Rock

Dead Serious 
Brian Alcala (bass) Ilya Kravchenko (keyboard), Jake Kissner (drums) and Matt Scheinman (guitar and lead vocals)
Ever since meeting in Freshman year in 2009, Dead Serious have been creating their own fusion of alternative rock, punk sensibilities, and old school metal logic. Starting out as a bluesy alternative rock band, the band had to make several musical discoveries, with many different members before finding their current sound and ethics. They have played numerous gigs at the DNA Lounge, the Devil's Lounge, St. James Gate, and at other private events. They are currently recording their debut album, featuring songs like Drop Out, Follow the Herd, and Faith Inquisition.
Our sound does not fit neatly into any current genre. We take the very best out of 80's era punk, melodic metal, folk music of other cultures, Prog Rock, and Alternative Rock and turn it into our own blend of music. It sounds like Rise Against (alt rock and elements of punk) met up with King Crimson and Iron Maiden (circa Seventh Son) and started one band.

Bob Nick & SUTRO
Bob Nick : Vocals, Lead Guitar
Brad Towne : Bass, Backing Vocals
Andy Barrett : Rhythm Guitar
Todd Collins : Drums

Bob Nick wrote, produced and performed all instruments and vocals on this dynamite new collection

Black Belt Karate
Ryan Hanifl - vocals 
Jason Achilles Mezilis - guitar
Harry Ostrem - bass
Ryan Brown ("R&B") - drums

Black Belt KARATE formed in summer 2012 after one-time bandmates Mezilis (also in the L.A. hard rock band Owl, with Chris Wyse of The Cult) and vocalist Ryan Hanifl reconnected after playing together in indie rock band Your Horrible Smile. The quartet is rounded out by bassist Harry Anthony Ostrem and drummer Ryan Brown – both veterans of countless stage, film and studio work who have recently collaborated with members of Guns N’ Roses, Rush and David Bowie.
"New LA-based rock band Black Belt KARATE has embraced the new music market by forsaking traditional album-release with an inventive new strategy of independent single release and corresponding music videos, beginning with their debut release "Servant" as a featured iTunes single on Aug 14, 2012 - and now their follow up "Kaleidoscope" on Oct 30, 2012. Both feature conceptual-driven visualizations from director Tyler Jackson, chosen in part for his highly-stylized visual approach with artists including Korn, Papa Roach, NIN, etc. The band's marriage of traditional and cutting edge modern business ethic is also reflected in their once driving & tight melodic So-Cal desert rock and progressive vocal arrangements, but fueled with an old-school east coast frenetic punk energy, attitude, and grit." - Organic Audio, 2012

We recently issued our debut 5-song EP Volume 1 via Organic Audio / BFM Digital, and kicked off our West Coast tour on April 24th at The Satellite in Silver Lake, CA with My Sad Robot. Volume 1 was produced, recorded and mixed by our guitarist Jason Achilles Mezilis at Organic Audio Recorders.