Baltimore Events

DC101 Kerfuffle

Sunday

Jul 22, 2018 – 1:30 PM

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044 Map

  • Fall Out Boy
  • Rise Against
  • Robert DeLong
  • AJR
  • Awolnation

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with Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, Awolnation, AJR, Robert DeLong, Mt. Joy, L.I.F.T.
$55.00 - $95.00
Fall Out Boy: One of the most influential American pop punk bands of the new millennium is Fall Out Boy. The group achieved mainstream success with their 2005 album, From Under the Cork Tree, which was followed by some of the most popular tour dates in recentyears. Fall Out Boy continued their rise to fame with singles like "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," "Dance, Dance," and "Thnks fr th Mmrs." There are no tour dates in 2011 for Fall Out Boy, ever since the band went on hiatus in 2009; but fans are anxiously awaiting the announcement of a reunion in the near future.

The secret origins of Fall Out Boy began at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, where Pete Wentz and Joe Trohman went to school. Trohman met drummer Patrick Stump at a Borders Books after Stump heard him talking about the band Neurosis, and Stump was invited to join as the lead singer. T. J. Kunasch was hired to play rhythm guitar and Mike Pareskuwicz was brought on to play drums, thus completing the band's initial lineup. Utilizing their collective punk influences, the band began playing concert dates around Chicago. Fall Out Boy released a demo and quickly followed it up with a split EP with Project Rocket in 2002. Fall Out Boy also released a short debut LP, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, in 2003.

After the debut album's release, Kunasch and Pareskuwicz left the band; Stump took on the guitar in addition to vocal duties and Project Rocket drummer Andy Hurley joined the group. Fall Out Boy also signed to Fueled by Ramen, which released Take This To Your Grave two months after their previous album and sent the new line-up on many a tour date. The record was the first to gain Fall Out Boy commercial and critical success, with most of the reviews being very positive. Any success Fall Out Boy had achieved prior to 2005 would increase exponentially after the release of From Under the Cork Tree, which has gone platinum twice since its release. The album was supported by a number of hugely popular singles, including "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "Dance, Dance," as well as headlining tour dates around the world. The group followed up their successful album with Infinity on High in 2007. The album showcased an evolution from pop punk to an edgier rock style and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

Fall Out Boy's latest studio release is the 2008 album Folie à Deux. The album was well received by critics and featured a number of special guest vocalists, including Debbie Harry, Elvis Costello, and Brendon Urie. Despite even more musical experimentation and the favoring of an alt-rock sound, the album went gold in just over a month and the single "I Don't Care" received heavy airplay. In late 2009, the members of Fall Out Boy announced that they needed some time off and were going on an indefinite hiatus. While comments from the band's members have left the band's future vague, fans can expect no new albums or tour dates in 2011.

Rise Against: Fans who are planning to attend their first Rise Against tour date in 2011 might be surprised to find how deeply the band's roots are planted in punk culture. Before the current incarnation of the band: Tim McIlrath was with punk band Baxter, bassist Joe Principe was originally with 88 Fingers Louie, and Dan Lumley of Screeching Weasel filled in on drums for a short while. Rise Against even signed with LA punk icon Fat Mike's record label Fat Wreck Chords in their early days, before they hit the mainstream with Siren Song of the Counter Culture. While the album broke into the Billboard 200, it marked a move from the traditional punk that had launched McIlrath and Principe's careers towards a more "melodic" hardcore sound. It is this signature sound that has already sold out several tour dates in 2011.

Rise Against used the popularity of their breakout album to embark on a rigorous concert schedule in 2005, including the Taste of Chaos tour, The Leeds Festival, and the Warped Tour. Even with such a hectic concert schedule the band was able to release The Sufferer & the Witness, which brought Rise Against back to their punk roots. By 2006 the success of the album had made the band headliner of Warped Tour concert dates that year, and they shared some of that fame by opening for My Chemical Romance at the onset of their concert schedule. It was also around this time that Chris Chasse left the band due to the innumerable tour dates, and was replaced by Zach Blair.

Immediately after the replacement, Rise Against once again went on tour dates until Appeal to Reason was released in 2008. The album received mixed reviews, with critics now claiming it was too mainstream and strayed from their punk roots once again. Fans of the album attributed the change to the ever-present pop influence in society, and that the songs themselves were strong and well-written.

Rise Against's new album, Endgame, is a blending of their melodic riffs and screeching guitars, which should please fans on both sides. While McIlrath claims the album is not a concept album, many of the songs deal with serious worldwide events such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Rise Against has been promoting the album on a South American and European concert tour, but will return to the US with tour dates starting on April 5 before heading back to Europe. Many tour dates are already sold out, including the Long Beach show which will feature popular punk band Descendents; their first time playing in fourteen years. Rise Against will be joined by Bad Religion and Four Year Strong on the remainder of the tour, so fans are advised to buy tickets soon.

Robert DeLong: Robert C. E. DeLong is truly this generation's "whatever guy," and writes music that can be succinctly characterized as "whatever."

Go here to download his FREE songs of the month: www.robertdelong.net

AJR: Adam, Jack and Ryan are young brothers from NYC. Growing up in Manhattan enabled them to pursue many creative avenues. Talented in art, dance, acting and singing, this trio has been performing most of their lives.

Adam – 20 years old – is a student at Columbia University, a dancer / dance teacher and most of all, a singer. His classes are noted in dance circles and he has choreographed performances at prominent venues.

Jack – 13 years old – is the little brother and actor of note. He has appeared in many commercials and in the movie, The Pink Panther 2. His stage presence and attitude inject a tremendous energy into AJR's music.

Ryan – 16 years old – is a multi-talented creative mind. Writing, arranging and engineering most of the music, creating the album art and the overall look of AJR's releases, Ryan is an artist operating in a manner well beyond his years.

The trio quickly moved out of the living room and burst onto the music scene. Starting with street performing around the city – Central Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square – they amassed a huge following and played to enormous crowds. Lately AJR's music has spread across the country and around the world! Engaging music lovers on Facebook, Twitter and Myspace, they really get to know their fans and get a lot of feedback on their music. As brothers, AJR's blended harmonies with intelligent pop music, ballads and iconic covers make their performances a fun experience for audiences of all ages. They live, breath and exist music – and love working together as brothers.

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