I See Stars, ECHOS w/ Victory Heights

I See Stars, ECHOS w/ Victory Heights

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, CO

$15 Advance / $18 Day Of Show

Off Sale

I See Stars
I See Stars
I SEE STARS captured the hearts of America's youth in 2010 on Warped Tour and a highly acclaimed run with A Day To Remember, but refusing to rest of their laurels the band quickly went back into the studio to start tracking the long awaited follow-up to their groundbreaking 3D release. That album strayed away from all the musical cliches blending all musical genres to set the bar for a new unique sound. Since there has been a surplus of "electronica/hardcore" music as of late, the pages will be turned once again, and new eyes will be opened, to bands and fans alike. The much anticipated new effort, The End of The World Party, is going to be one of 2011's most talked about albums within the rock genre and perfectly demonstrates the band's impressive depth, maturity and originality.

3D is currently over 30,000 units sold in North America mainly as a direct result of the band's relentless touring that also supported Attack Attack, Forever The Sickest Kids, We The Kids and Emarosa. The group's first headliner with We Came As Romans as direct support selling 500 - 1000 tickets in many markets. I SEE STARS also continues to be one of the top selling bands at retail in Hot Topic.

I SEE STARS is a band made up of lifelong friends and it's that exact dynamic that makes them so entertaining. All members; Devin Oliver (vocals), Andrew Oliver (drums), Brent Allen (guitars) and Jeff Valentine (bass) lived in the same neighborhood as kids. The friendship goes back as far as elementary school. Zach Johnson (keyboards, screaming vocals) later joined in middle school to help the band evolve adding in synth and samples. Jimmy Gregerson (guitars) then completed the six piece group taking Devin off guitar and making him the permanent lead vocalist. Over time as the album 3D was being created people all over the map were already starting to become familiar with the band. Sumerian Records quickly signed the band and released the debut album, 3D, on April 14th, 2009 to rave reviews.

I SEE STARS will be doing their first overseas tour in 2011 with We The Kings in the UK and will also be stopping in Indonesia before performing at the Soundwave Festival in Australia with such genre titans as 30 Seconds To Mars, Iron Maiden, Queens Of The Stone Age and Bring Me The Horizon. Their sophomore record, The End Of The World Party, could possibly be the heaviest pop album yet. This new offering has lots of substance and is very theatric in scope. There is literally something for everyone. The culmination of all this hard work pays off in the spring of 2011 as the band is featured on the Alternative Press tour with Black Veil Bride, D.R.U.G.S and Verse Emerge.

I SEE STARS states: "We are taking I SEE STARS to the next level. This new chapter is bringing mainstream pop to hardcore music alongside build ups that spawn from the core of techno/dub-step/electro music. Catchy and melodic vocals that illustrate a concept that we feel raises the bar. You're going to dance way more, you're going to want to throw your fists way more. When you put those two together, you have a whole different game. We didn't limit ourselves, and teaming up with 3D producer, our buddy Cameron Mizell and a balls to the wall producer like Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack, Asking Alexandria), further proved that the sky is the limit to what we can do. The wait is over, and the end is near"

In 2011, I SEE STARS further cemented their status as visionaries of the genre and gain legions of new diehard followers.
ECHOS
Portland based production / DJ duo, Echos, are all about following the right path; whether it be following their heart, following the music or following their gut - they have both followed the necessary path that lead them together, giving them a sense of direction for their musical movement. Echos members, Tal Richards and Lexi Norton, paths first converged together after a brief history of musical success, now aiming for nothing short of forward-thinking and unique electronically influenced indie music.

However, defining Echos based on genre would do them a disservice, as the two have crafted a completely independent sound of their own. With a cement-footed standpoint on where electronic music was going, the two have since been actively striving for a movement that is less about EDM and more about the emotions that are forgotten about within it (a post-EDM if you will).

Working together with collaborators such as Crywolf and Illenium, it's apparent that Echos are headed for an emotionally heavy - yet melodic and accessible path into the music scene. With that being said, their recent success with covers of Dawn Golden's 'All I Want', and The Weeknd's popular 'The Hills', Tal and Lexi have shown no falter in understanding whom they are.
Victory Heights
Victory Heights
Victory Heights has made their name as one of the most anticipated, up and coming unsigned American post-hardcore acts of 2012. The band has set out to steal hearts all around the world. Their charisma and personality, combined with their catchy yet honest and hard hitting music has made their goal a reality. They make a point of representing themselves as a positive and fun group of people. The quintet is characterized by a critically acclaimed an energetically unmatched live show. They have found their musical niche on the fine line between hard hitting metal core and bouncy, fun pop music. It is no mystery that the music industry is one of the toughest to succeed in. However, one thing is clear to anyone who has seen the band perform or listened to their music: Victory Heights is here to stay. Victory Heights is more than a band; it is more than five dudes on stage playing music; it is more than CD's and shows; Victory Heights is a movement. Expect big things from these boys.
Description
It's not very often a group of five guys can sit elbow to elbow in a small van on the road for months at a time, and still come back home better friends than when they left. It is also unlikely that these same five guys can spend countless hours working, writing complex music, booking tours, promoting, even living together, and still want to spend time together at the end of the night. The music industry is unlike anything else. It is brutal, heart-crushing, and very difficult to succeed in. It takes a life-time of constant dedication to reach the top, and no matter how far you go, there is always someone standing right next to you, waiting for you make a mistake and take your place. But even though it may be hard, the music industry has its perks. If musicians work hard and hold onto constant motivation and perseverance, the rewards are amazing; A lifestyle unlike anything else, getting to experience things and see places very few people could even dream of; Meeting other musicians and fans that are inspired and motivated by you, some whom may say their life was saved by your music, though, the most incredible of all: that feeling you get, walking into the spotlight, in front of an ocean of people, all waiting to see a mere 30 minutes of what you've perfected to do best, what you have worked your entire life towards, what you are dedicated to and are most proud of. It is this exact feeling that keeps us all going, what keeps us working through thick and thin, and why the five of us won't stop, even when we reach the top. This is who we are, and where we have come thus far. We are Victory Heights.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.hodishalfnote.com/