White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Capture The Crown, Palisades, Bleach Blonde, Alive In The Lights

Apr 23

Apr 23

Doors open at 5:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $16 GA

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"The Acceptance Speech Tour"
with special guests:
Capture the Crown
Palisades
Bleach Blonde
Alive In The Lights

Doors: 5:00

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The Korova - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: The Browning, Adestria, Phinehas, Dayseeker

Apr 23

Apr 23

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $11 GA

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Upon This Dawning
with special guests:
The Browning
Adestria
Phinehas
Dayseeker

The Korova - San Antonio, TX

(of Soulfly) with special guest: Ol Mikey, Remanon

Apr 25

Apr 25

Doors open at 8:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $11 GA

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with special guests
Navene K
Ol Mikey
Remanon
Jake Castillo Trio
Doors: 7:00


At 27, Marc Rizzo was already a household name among metal fans before finishing “Colossal Myopia”, his first solo record. A shredder’s shredder, Marc was a founding member of the immensely successful metal act “Ill Nino” with whom he recorded and toured. After leaving Ill Nino, he joined Soulfly in 2003 and played guitar on their fourth record “Prophecy” and every release since then. Rizzo also recorded and toured with Cavalera Conspiracy (a reunion of Sepultura's Max & Igor Cavalera) and launched his own Death Metal project, INPSYCHOBLEEDIA. Marc Rizzo is one of the new breed of young guitarists in contemporary bands who has stepped out recently with solo projects that reveal a phenomenal command of the guitar. His latest solo record, “LEGIONNAIRE” reveals Rizzo to be a master musician with deep musical roots in metal, classical and flamenco guitar and is a much needed breath of fresh air to the instrumental rock genre.

Guitar sales have been up and young musicians have been looking for younger, contemporary players to learn from. Marc Rizzo proves again on his solo records why he stands out from the rest, with an arsenal of staggering guitar chops that are bound to start a large groundswell in the guitar community, as guitar records of this skill and intensity are in short supply.


Marc has built quite a substantial following through his years of touring and recording with Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and INPSYCHOBLEEDIA. The Shrapnel Label group has long been an indy leader and is known for recording superior musicians and their phenomenal guitar records featuring guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Marty Friedman, Vinnie Moore, Jake E Lee, Michael Schenker etc. Marc Rizzo is paving the way for a new generation of guitar oriented recordings.

White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Emarosa, Our Last Night, '68

Apr 30

Apr 30

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $17 GA

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with special guests:
Emarosa
Our Last Night
68

Check out their NEW Music Video Here

Towards the end of their fourth album, the members of Chiodos bring their voices together to declare, "Look at us now, we're right back where we left off, It's our time to really do things right." 'Nuf said, in a way.

DEVIL is Chiodos exactly the way the band, its frantically devoted fans and a legion of supporters and admirers within the music industry want to hear it. The 13-track set finds founding frontman Craig Owens back in the fold after a painful -- but, for both parties, productive -- three-year schism. It also marks drummer Derrick Frost's return to the band and the recorded debut of lead guitarist Thomas Erak, both of whom make significant impacts on DEVIL's dizzying sound collage. And in Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Stone Sour), Chiodos found a kindred spirit visionary who drove the group to even greater and more adventures sonic heights. Just listen to DEVIL -- and put a GPS on your face so you can find it after it's been blown off.

"We're trying to do things right, now," says Owens. "We had a lot of work to do, and what's different now is the way we communicate. Every once in awhile we catch ourselves getting into old habits, but we know how to deal with that now. We're more mature and know how to listen to one another and communicate. We're different people now, and that makes our experiences together different and working together different -- for the better."

And what's the same? "What's the same is the feeling that we get when we play music together," Owens explains. "The music is what always felt the same, what we were always good at. That's what held us together for years -- and what brought us back together." Adds keyboardist Bradley Bell, "When Craig and I got together and wrote a couple songs on the acoustic guitar, we felt the chemistry again. We knew this was stuff we should show the band so we could do this again."

Chiodos had, of course, built a strong enough foundation to return to -- and beyond -- form. Assembled in Davison, Michigan (near Flint) while the band members (including guitarist Pat McManaman and bassist Matt Goddard) were still in high school, the sextet quickly drew attention for its ambitious, out-of-the-box songcraft and inventive arranging skills, creating aural three-ring circus songs rich in nuance and detail and driven by pulverizing, aggressive dynamics. ALL'S WELL THAT TENDS WELL hit No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in 2004, while Chiodos burned up the road on Alternative Press' Sub Invisible Sideshow tour, the Sub City Take Action outing and the Vans Warped Tour. Its dizzy, dazzling shows built an audience that was salivating for the arrival of 2007's BONE PALACE BALLET, making it an instant modern rock classic that debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Alternative Albums, Hard Rock Albums, Independent Albums and Rock Albums chart upon release.

That mindset is determinedly intact for DEVIL. Following their separate creative explorations -- the band with a third album, ILLUMINAUDIO, Owens with the all-star band D.R.U.G.S. -- Chiodos righted its ship during April of 2012, playing a few weekend stands to reacclimate with each other and assure the future direction of the band. The singer shares, "I'd say when we played in New York at Irving Plaza and sold it out, it just felt right." Bell, meanwhile, was pleased to see the reunion expand beyond his initial hopes. "I wanted to just make sure that if it was the end of the story we put a period on it. Everyone was feeling it again, and we knew that if we were going to continue our music efforts that this was the way it should go."

Both agree that having Frost back and Erak in the lineup provided a little extra octane to the regrouped Chiodos. "He takes me out of the box, which is frustrating but pretty important if you want to improve as a musician," Bell acknowledges. "You wouldn't think so if you listen to our music, but I'm very rules-based and I like things to make sense a lot of the time. But people like Craig and Thomas don't care about rules, and Thomas definitely doesn't care about them. He'll try to explain to me why the things he wants to do make sense, and even if it still doesn't make sense to me I sit back and let it go and let the parts develop, and it works."

DEVIL is filled with brash, bold and defiantly rule-breaking music. "We're Talking About Practice" is a blast-furnace rocker that gets more done in it's three minutes and 12 seconds than some bands achieve on an entire album. "Ole Fishlips is Dead Now," "Why the Munsters Matter," "Sunny Days & Handgrenades," "Duct Tape" and "Expensive Conversations" (which was previewed during the 2013 Warped Tour) marry theatrical song structures and whiplash, blink-and-you'll-miss 'em changes -- "Stop and check your pulse," Owens advises during "Behvis Bullock" -- while the closing "I Am Everything Normal" is a nine-minute-plus epic that rolls from anthemic majesty into spacey, psychedelic ambience.

"The mission was to go somewhere new creatively but to also make sure that we didn't lose the old Chiodos in the process," Erak explains. At the same time, however, DEVIL features some of Chiodos' most direct and straightforward material, including the groove leaden "3 AM," the acoustic-leaning "I've Been Looking For a Tornado" and melodically stout "I'm Awkward and Unusual" and "Under Your Halo." "I think we're just confident in our skills at this point, and comfortable with them," says Owens, who fills the album with lyrical ruminations about relationships both good and bad, resilience and the never-ending quest for a better future. "We wanted to be able to show people that, 'Hey, we can write abstract, crazy, weird things, but we know how to write a song, too.' We know what we want to hear, and through all of our experiences we know how to get there."

These songs are deeply personal to the band collectively, and of course specific selections are especially poignant to band members individually. For Bell, "'I'm everything that's normal' embodies the fact that we are all back together and moving forward together again, and that message is important to us as a unit. 'Why the Munsters Matter' was the first song that we wrote all together again, and the first song with the help of Thomas on guitar. For me personally, it got me so excited to write music again." The track "Duct Tape" is cited by both Owens and Frost. Chiodos' front man reveals, "Ever wake up and wish you were someone else? Ever wish it so bad, that you tried fitting into shoes that just weren't made for you? I think we all have at one point or another. That's what this song is about. This is my journey through finding out who I am, who I was, and who I want to be.. and anyone that has felt that before knows, it's scary as hell." For Frost, he reflects, "The song displays a new and unique level of creativity for me personally. Never in my life have I gone about recording or creating a song this way. On all the Chiodos tracks, drums were recorded first but, with 'Duct Tape' the entire song was completed before the drums had been laid down. The challenges the song presented in the beginning were frustrating at times but, the outcome couldn't be any more satisfying." For Goddard, "3 AM" is a track that, "represents the broad spectrum of Chiodos. It has this playful aspect that brings me back to when I was 19, and didn't have a care in the world but still represents the maturity of being in this band for over 10 years. The best way to put it is it's a snapshot of what Chiodos has done and has become, I'm super proud of this song."

Owens is a front man with a deeply rooted sense of self. He has few inhibitions in speaking openly about his past, and the impact it has had on him becoming the man he is today. His lyrics are a piece of his heart. They reveal pain alongside triumph, and inevitably breathe optimism at times. His lyrics for "3AM" share a yearning for love in his own life sharing, "We all have a dream of what we wanted to be growing up, and this was mine. Love has always been what I wanted most in my life. Unfortunately, I got caught up in some things that I am not proud of, and have to live with the memories of it every day. These things never gave me a chance to love, and stopped anyone from truly loving me. This song describes my fight for the freedom that comes with loving yourself first, and battling with the temptations on the other side." The title of the album itself reflects Owens, and inevitably the band's daily struggle to stay the course in living a productive life amidst the adversities of each day. The singer offers, "Devil isn't something I thought long and hard about. It is something that hit me, and hard. I asked myself if I was brave enough to stand behind such a strong, emotionally evoking word.. and I knew right then, that was it. This title is not to be confused with the muscled, red horned man surrounded by fire. This is about the temptations of everyday life; the things that become regrets; the moments where you are forced to make a choice that will determine how it is that you look at yourself for the rest of your life. This album is my definition of Devil." Guitarist McManaman weighs in sharing, "I like the simplicity and elegance of the title DEVIL because it can be taken so many different ways. It's however it applies to you."

With DEVIL, Chiodos returns with a new partner via the band's own imprint at Razor & Tie. Frost states, "One thing remains constant over the years when it comes to Chiodos and that is upholding integrity. Wherever we travel, we are the ambassadors of our brand. Expanding and growing is a collective effort with which we have teamed with R&T to do. While there is a limit to what you can foresee in the future, I have no doubts about the hard work and effort that this band and the people that work with us will make. While baby steps seems to be the cautious choice, I'd like to think we prefer the alternative, giant strides. It is overwhelming exciting to have our own imprint drk/lght records being released via Razor and Tie. This is one step closer to being in complete control of everything we do." Owens adds, "My hope is that it helps my & our creative outlets come across in a much more efficient, and focused manner. I don't ever want to stop making music, and I don't plan on it. When I am 60 years old, I want to be in my basement making records, and drk/lght gives me an opportunity to do that in a much more consistent fashion." Additionally as McManaman reveals, "I'm really excited to have the new imprint in partnership with Razor & Tie because it allows us to release albums from band we find and like."

Assisting on the journey was producer Bottrill, somebody whose previous credits put him on Chiodos' short list. "We really liked a lot of the albums he'd made, and he worked with a lot of awesome bands that we really looked up to and shape us as musicians in the first place," Bell adds, "Working with both Botrill and Wilbur who mixed the album was a blessing. Going into it I was a huge fan of their past work, and the sacrifices they made to work with us showed their dedication and true passion. When asked if interested, Wilbur told our A&R that he felt he was right for the job and nobody was going to care about it as much as him. That's the type of things you love to hear when looking for musical partnerships. With Botrill, we have a lot of personalities and things that conflict, but he's an incredibly intelligent and very kind person and was able to deal with it all. He put himself in the song with you and drew some songs out of us and really helped it all make sense. He was really the leader of the ship."

Select tracks on the album display the band member's keen acumen in integrating string arrangements in to a traditional rock song. Bell offers, "When getting this lineup back together, we felt it was very important to keep the theatrical vibe that we had with BONE PALACE BALLET. So, we were able to get the same orchestration team to work on this album as well. They know exactly what we're going for when we send them our ideas and replicate them perfectly. Most often better than we would imagine. The strings always breathe a new life into our music and make it a well-rounded beautiful listening experience."

With DEVIL ready to descend upon a music community that's been waiting for Chiodos' return, the group's sights are now set in the road -- a natural habitat where it brings the music to light in a different way than it can in the studio. That's what brings us together," Bell says. "I think touring is definitely what drives us, and with this (new) music we're very excited again." And, Owens notes, the road "is where we really get to embellish what it is that we do. That's where we get to enjoy ourselves and have fun and be ourselves and just be honest and passionate and let the songs live for ourselves and for the audience. I'm looking forward to sharing these songs with people and having them sing them back to me."

Tequila Room at Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: STRUCTURES, Myka,Relocate, Elitist, All Who Defy

Apr 30

Apr 30

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $13 GA

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with special guests:
Texas in July
Structures
Myka Relocate
Elitist
All Who Defy


Texas in July

Myka, Relocate

Limelight - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Laura Marie

May 1

May 1

Doors open at 8:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $11 GA

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with special guests
Laura Marie
The New Vagabonds

"Banjo punk soaked in a picture book, from minute one to seven in richer party liquor"

Old Man Markley is an seven piece punk bluegrass band.

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White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Sirens and Sailors, Kublai Khan, A Tragic Setback, At My Signal

May 9

May 9

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $13 GA

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with special guests:

Sirens and Sailor
Kubali Kahn
A Tragic Setback
At My Signal

There is a common phrase amongst sportscasters that certain athletes “play the game the right way” – their fundamentals are so sound, their skill set so honed that they could be considered a case study in the most proper way to approach the sport they represent.

Tyler, Texas based newcomers FIT FOR A KING just might represent how that metaphor applies to a band. By forging ahead on their own path, making music well beyond their years, making it from the heart, and laying nwaste to their peers in the process, FIT FOR A KING have created a thing to marvel at – an impressive independent campaign that exemplifies the way “the game” should be played by an upstart band.

The hotly tipped metalcore band has been elbowing its way onto the national scene as a full-time touring outfit, cultivating fans at an alarming clip with a crushingly heavy, artful take on the genre that gives subtle tips of the hat to bands as diverse as THE ACACIA STRAIN, CIRCA SURVIVE and LINKIN PARK. The band’s passionate music, coupled with an explosive live show, has made FIT FOR A KING a sensation in the independent music scene.

Following several years of relentless DIY touring and a well-received, independently released album (2011’s Descendents), FIT FOR A KING are reaping the benefits of their hard work. Last July the industrious group was signed by Solid State Records, who quickly ushered the band into the studio to record their label debut Creation/Destruction, and take their already surging career to new heights.

Recorded with esteemed producer Andreas Magnusson (OH, SLEEPER, HASTE THE DAY, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), Creation/Destruction is at once the fulfillment of a longtime dream for FIT FOR A KING, and just the first step in what is sure to sure to be an incredible journey for a band with massive potential. “Words cannot even express how excited we are to join the Solid State family,” vocalist Ryan Kirby says. “We grew up listening to Solid State bands and for us to actually be on this label is the best feeling we’ve had as a band. We’d been waiting and holding off on labels for so long until we felt we had the right one, and we absolutely do.”

“We can definitely feel the momentum starting to build. Our fans were super excited for us and we have seen a big increase in the growth of our fan base in the past six months,” Kirby continues. “Longtime fans can expect a more energetic, hard hitting album with the same passionate lyrics that we like to bring to the table. And what some fans may not expect is just how heavy and dark this album gets lyrically and musically.”

Like a future-star athlete ready to prove his worth after a high draft position, FIT FOR A KING are ready to deliver with the release of Creation/Destruction . Sports metaphors notwithstanding – this is a band that knows how to play the game the right way and one that will be converting fans nightly.

Start filling out those Rookie of the Year ballots now.

White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Glass Cloud, I The Mighty

May 14

May 14

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $13 GA

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with special guests:
Glass Cloud
I The Mighty

Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX

with touring support to be announced

May 19

May 19

Doors open at 7:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $23 GA

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with special guests:
To Be Announced

Doors 7:00

Fan Presale starts Thurs March 27 10am, visit one of our social networks to find the passcode!

Public Onsale starts Fri March 28 10am!

Jimmy Eat World’s new album “Damage” out now

Check out the video for the single “I Will Steal You Back”

Korova - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Adventures, Foxing

May 28

May 28

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $11 GA

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with special guests:
Adventures
Foxing

Doors 6:00

Listen to them here!

Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Conquering Dystopia (feat. Jeff Loomis / Keith Merrow), CHON

May 31

May 31

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

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with special guests:
Animals As Leaders
Conquering Dystopia (feat. Jeff Loomis / Keith Merrow)
CHON

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the JOY of MOTION - OUT NOW
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White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX

with special guests: Slaves, Miss Fortune, Alive Like Me

Jun 1

Jun 1

Doors open at 6:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $14.50 GA

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with special guests:
Slaves
Miss Fortune
Alive Like Me
Donella Drive

Doors: 6:00

*$0.50 cents from each ticket sold will be donated to Keep a Breast in an effort to help eradicate breast cancer for future generations!*

Listen to Hands Like Houses' "Introduced Species"

House of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX

with Special Guests: whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation, Rivers of Nihil, Fit For An Autopsy

Jun 21

Jun 21

Doors open at 5:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $1 GA

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with special guests:
White Chapel
Carnifex
Revocation
Rivers of Nihil
Fit for an Autopsy

Doors: 5:00

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Limelight - San Antonio, TX

A Live Solo Acoustic Set with Special Guests: To Be Announced

Jul 28

Jul 28

Doors open at 8:00 pmAges 10+ Only

Price: $13 GA

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A Live Solo Acoustic Set
with special guests:
Jeff Pinkus

Doors: 8:00

Listen to King Buzzo's Solo Album HERE!
Listen to Melvins The Talking Horse HERE!

Roger "Buzz" Osborne, also known as King Buzzo (born March 25, 1964) is the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and technically the only remaining founding member of the Melvins. (Drummer Dale Crover is often regarded as a founding member, but he joined after the band was formed, though before they had yet recorded an album.) Osborne is also a founding member/guitarist for both Fantômas and Venomous Concept. He was also a high school friend of Kurt Cobain and the bassist for Cobain's first band, Fecal Matter, in 1986.

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