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Psychostick & Slaves On Dope

S.A.W. Events Presents

Psychostick & Slaves On Dope

ADEMA, Oedipus, Downtown Brown, The Blushing Gun

Thu, August 9, 2012

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Psychostick
Psychostick
A breath of fresh air has come for those who need a break from the standard angry rock or metal band. While many fans love the rush of loud and heavy music, it usually comes bundled with negative lyrics and attitudes.

Psychostick's notoriously entertaining and energetic live show, in conjunction with their full length album "We Couldn't Think Of a Title" originally released in 2003, quickly made Psychostick a Phoenix local legend. Loyal fans continually came back to shows in order to "get their 'Stick fix" (something commonly said on local music websites).

In June of 2005, Psychostick's song "Beer" became a hit on XM Radio's Squizz 48, where it competed with other bands such as Staind and System of a Down, beating them out for the position of #1 for 7 consecutive weeks. "Beer" remained in the top 10, and "Two Ton Paperweight" was added to regular rotation as well. Many other radio stations from all over the US have been picking up the "Beer" song, and as a result Psychostick had sold over 1,600 cds, mostly sold through the internet.

Originating in Texas in 1998 and then moving to Phoenix in 2000, Psychostick has come from being a simple local band to a national hit. Psychostick has been steadily climbing higher and higher in the industry. They have captured the attention of many who are curious how far this independent band will go, as well as accumulated a die-hard fanbase that grows more every day.

With songs being about anything from frustration with a bad car to faking their deaths in order to achieve fame, "the hook" lies not just in catchy choruses, but in hilarious and memorable moments sprinkled throughout every song.

"It's refreshing to see people coming back to our site and quoting our lyrics because it brings out their lighter side," says Rob, the singer.

Psychostick has found a way to break the mold from a genre that often takes itself way too seriously. Combining well-written heavy riffs and grooves with tongue-in-cheek slapstick-comedy song themes, Psychostick has created a style that will either have crowds mosh-pitting one second, or doubled over laughing in another.
Slaves On Dope
Slaves On Dope
Slaves on Dope, originally from Montreal, Canada, are primed and ready to infiltrate today's metal scene with their new brand of heavy and melodic metal, which is derived from influences ranging from Faith No More and Quicksand to Seal and Sting
ADEMA
ADEMA
Adema is a hard rock band from the endless oil fields and working-class streets of Bakersfield, California. Core members Kris Kohls, Dave DeRoo, and Tim Fluckey formed the group in 2000 and have added touring guitarist Marc DeLeon (from the legendary punk band The Mentors) to round out the line-up. Since then, Adema has released four full-length albums and one EP featuring the hit songs Giving In, The Way You Like It and Unstable that have sold 2 million copies worldwide. Adema has appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has been on countless television, movie and video-game soundtracks, including Madden NFL. Adema has toured across the globe with the likes of Linkin Park and Staind as well as the main stage of Ozzfest, The Music as a Weapon Tour, and headlined the SnoCore Festival. Adema is also proud to be the first rock band to entertain our service men and women in Kuwait and Iraq. Adema's energy-filled performances of their brand of power groove and melody have set them apart and earned them legions of fans and supporters the world over. For more information on Adema go to http://www.reverbnation.com/ademaofficial or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/officialadema
Oedipus
Oedipus
Oedipus seems pre-destined to kill convention and marry progressive heavy rock with an artistic twist that most certainly makes their sound rise high above the dull roar of mainstream modern rock.
We're a three-piece progressive rock band much like Primus and Muse. We take our influence from Tool, early Incubus, and Clutch, with an emphasis on the collaboration between Music and the Visual Arts. Drop us some comments so your voice can be heard by those yet to know of Oedipus.
Downtown Brown
Downtown Brown
"Sounds like The Red Hot Chili Peppers with a Mr. Bungle Enema...this shit is hilarious..." - Metal Maniacs Magazine
The Blushing Gun
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/