8123 FEST : CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE MAINE

8123 & Psyko Steve Present:

8123 FEST : CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE MAINE

THE SUMMER SET, THE TECHNICOLORS, BEACH WEATHER, THIS CENTURY, GORGEOUS WAR, BRIGHTEN

Sat, January 21, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

$25.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

**The indoor portion of this event is 21+

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THE MAINE
THE MAINE
The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona formed in January of 2007. Their firstfull length, Can't Stop Won't Stop was released July 8th, 2008 to critical acclaim. Reachingnumber 4 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums, The Maine quickly became a household name.Their sophomore album, Black and White, saw the beginning of the band's departure from thesteadfast pop heard on their first release, and showcased a more cohesive rock sound. Theirmajor label debut peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Top 200 which led to their first headliningtour in 2010. Following a world tour in 2011, The Maine announced the release of their thirdalbum, Pioneer, which was released independently and self­funded after their decision to partways with Warner Bros. Records. With Pioneer debuting at number 11 on the Billboard TopAlternative chart, The Maine solidified their position as an indie rock band to be reckoned with.The Maine's success has lead to tours with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory,Good Charlotte and a co­headline tour with Augustana, as well as extensive dates on the VansWarped Tour.On June 4th of this year, The Maine is set to release their fourth full­length album, ForeverHalloween. The record will be released independently in the US in partnership with theirmanagement team, Eighty One Twenty Three, and will be released via Rude Records in Europe,UK, Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan. The album, produced by Brendan Benson of TheRaconteurs, will be the band's second consecutive self­funded release following their major label departure.The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniqueswhich have become the standard in modern recordings. This gave the album an energy thatcannot be captured any other way than 5 people performing in a room together. "The tapemachine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room" saysfrontman John O'Callaghan on the experience. "We were all meeting her for the first time, butshe already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental,but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn't allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now bettermen for meeting that woman."In support of their new album, the band will embark on a US tour from June to July. The Mainewill take the stage headlining the first ever "The 8123 Tour". Look for Forever Halloween June 4th and check out www.wearethemaine.net for more information.The Maine is John O'Callaghan, Garrett Nickelsen, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, and JaredMonaco.For all press inquiries please contact Tim@EightyOneTwentyThree.com.
THE SUMMER SET
THE SUMMER SET
Pairing their infectious brand of pop rock with catchy driven choruses, The Summer Set are on a mission to win the hearts of audiences worldwide. Led by singer Brian Dales, the band's fourth full-length Stories For Monday delivers 11 of their most well-crafted songs, throwing punch after punch of sun-drenched nostalgia, reckless love, and Dales' most honest lyrics to date. The Phoenix, AZ quintet quickly became a phenomenon through the independent music scene since their formation and have continued to hone their irresistible brand of feel-good pop through major television syncs and new album Legendary (2013). The band have come off an incredible string of success that includes a full summer on the Main Stage of the Vans Warped Tour 2014, winning the 2013 iHeartRadio Rising Star Competition, appearing in Macy's "Back To School" TV, online and radio ad campaign, performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, broadcasted on the CW, as well as TeenNick's Top 10 with Nick Canon. The band also performed the single "Lightning In A Bottle" as part of the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Led by poignant single "Figure Me Out" and the infectious "Missin' You", new album Stories For Monday is positioned to be The Summer Set's most powerful release to date.
THE TECHNICOLORS
THE TECHNICOLORS
Brennan Smiley – (vocals / guitar)
Kevin Prociw - (drums)
Mike "Nico" Nicolette - (bass)
Mikey Fanizza – (guitar)

The Technicolors are a musically sophisticated young rock band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, who blendgrand gestures of rock-n-roll with elements of classic acoustic rock. Their ambitious new album Listener is set for release on June 19th, 2012.

The album was produced by 22-year-old lead singer, Brennan Smiley. Smiley grew up playing on records his father produced and had plans to move to Nashville to join the elite as a session musican, but fate had a different plan.

Listener was recorded over a span of ten days in January at a new studio in Phoenix called Studio at the Farm. Fresh off the road, The Technicolors had found a new energy and were anxious to make their debut album as a band. Although Listener is technically the second album under the band name The Technicolors (The much lighter Who Are Youwas released in 2010), it is the first album with band members Mike "Nico" Nicolette (bass), Mikey Fanizza(guitar) an Kevin Prociw (drums).

"The first record was not meant to be a band record," states Smiley. "I had recorded it before the band had really formed. I was getting ready to promote it and had no band, so I called some buddies to come play with me. After that first show together, everything clicked and that's when it all really began."

The Technicolors spent 2011 hitting it hard, tirelessly touring the nation and finding their sound as a band. With driving electric guitar riffs and a flair for the dramatic, the band started gaining a reputation of being loud...in a good way.

"We would show up to these tiny bars with a lot of gear and get really loud. We love big songs," says Smiley.

Soon they were selling out small clubs in their hometown of Phoenix and packing out shows at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and their showcase at SXSW was over capacity as a group of fans was forced to watch from outside the venue.

Citing influences like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, and the Travelling Wilburys, The Technicolors focused on creating a dynamic album of expansive songs that can be musically complex and artistic and still reach a vast amount of people. Listener weaves ambient electric guitar beds with searing solos punctuated with Smiley's ernest vocals reminiscent of Oasis andWolfmother.

"Even though we focus on keeping our musical integrity, we don't want to take ourselves too seriously. We wanted to create an album that mirrored the dynamics of our live shows."

The result is a mature collection of effervescent rock songs that echo late night summer drives as a young vagabond who doesn't focus on the destination rather choosing to enjoy the journey at hand.

"Touring needs to be a lifestyle if you're going to keep up in this business", says Smiley. "And during the time that we're not touring, we'll be making records. It's just the minimum of what's expected this day and age, and we wouldn't have it any other way."
BEACH WEATHER
Beach Weather is a three piece American band formed in 2015 out of the ashes of the band
member's old projects. Self­described as their own genre of "fuzzy pop", the band's debut EP
What A Drag dropped late last summer. Drawing comparisons to the likes of The 1975 and
Talking Heads, the EP served as a strong sonic representation of the new three­piece. Hot on
the heels of What A Drag, the band quickly started to gain recognition for their energetic live
performance out on the road which included tours across the US and internationally as support
for the likes of Sleeping With Sirens (Epitaph), Pvris (Rise Records), Cruisr, and Lydia to name
a few. The band will be touring across the UK and Europe this fall with Against The Current
(Fueled By Ramen). Fans discovered the group, and the media took notice ­ Beach Weather
has been covered by various media outlets ­ including music magazines Rock Sound and
Alternative Press. Now, Beach Weather is gearing up for their next musical release ­ their
second ever EP, Chit Chat. The EP has been developing slowly ­ since before their first ever
show last year ­ and in doing so, carries a natural growth in its sound. In its creation, the band
returned to the studio to record the six song EP with the Silverman brothers; Alex and Sean.
The first music video off the new EP is for the track of the same name, "Chit Chat". Visually, the
video supports the aesthetic of the band's fruit themed art in a video brought to life by director
Alexa San Roman. Roman also directed the band's first ever music video for single "New Skin" ­
which garnered well over 150,000 views. Chit Chat is scheduled to drop on October 14th 2016
self released in partnership with 8123. Beach Weather is Nick Santino, Austin Scates, and
Reeve Powers.
THIS CENTURY
THIS CENTURY
This Century is a pop rock band from Tempe, Arizona. The members are Joel Kanitz (vocals), Alex Silverman (bass), Sean Silverman (guitar) and Ryan Gose (drums)
BRIGHTEN
BRIGHTEN
Brighten is an up and coming band with a lot of potential. They've got catchy lyrics and without a label they've been doing pretty well on their own. There is not only one way to interpret Brighten and who they are. Take Jimmy Eat World and stir in a little James Taylor, add a little Get Up Kids and top with a pinch of Phil Collins and out comes Brighten. They are rock and roll boys that you can take home to mom. They also perform amazingly.
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