Sevendust

Doc Roc Presents

Sevendust

Gemini Syndrome, Sidewise, Monks of Mellonwah

Tue Aug 19

Doors: 6:00 pm

Cain's Ballroom

Tulsa, OK

$22.00 - $37.00

This event is all ages


Show :: 6:30pm (times subject to change)

Advance $22 | Day of $25 | Door $25 | Mezzanine $37

There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office.

No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!

Oklahoma Joe’s will be serving their full menu from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

Sevendust
Sevendust
A truly meaningful song will always stand the test of time. It won't ever age, and its impact will only grow stronger as the years go by. Moreover, its melody will spark the same kind of emotion regardless of the era. That sentiment holds true for Sevendust's tenth offering, Time Travelers & Bonfires [7Bros. Records/ADA Label Services].

For the album, the gold-selling hard rock stalwarts re-recorded six classic tracks acoustically and cut another six new acoustic numbers. Despite inception at different moments over nearly two decades, all twelve tracks converge upon one distinct journey.

It's a ride that the Atlanta outfit—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—invited fans along for as well. Those same supporters have been urging Sevendust to cut an acoustic album since 2004's live CD/DVD, Southside Acoustic Double-Wide.

"For the last ten years, people have been talking about it," smiles Witherspoon. "They kept asking us to do a full record like that. So, we had to do something unique and very special for them."

For the first time, they engaged their diehards via PledgeMusic. In the midst of supporting their ninth effort, 2013's Black Out the Sun, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Hard Music Albums chart and #18 of the Top 200 Albums chart, the boys initiated a PledgeMusic campaign to fund what would eventually become Time Travelers & Bonfires. The response proved overwhelming, to say the least.
Within 60 days of a planned 130-day campaign, the band exceeded 155% percent of its goal, offering incentives ranging from dinner with the members to a jam session at a pledger's home. The idea initially spawned from Connolly and Hornsby's experience utilizing the platform to successfully fund the 2012 debut from their side project, Projected.

"That was the first time I got familiar with the whole idea of fan-funding," recalls Connolly. "It worked out so well that it felt obvious to try for Sevendust. People get to buy in on the front end, and they get some killer exclusives in return. We were floored by the amount of support we received. At the end of the day, it's about the fans. This gives them more power. They make us. We cut out all of the middle men and went right to crowd."

"We're a people's band," adds Lowery. "We're very accessible. We've toured these same cities for almost twenty years, and we've become family with everyone who comes out to the shows. They have a tremendous amount of loyalty to us, and we wanted to bring them into the process of making the record."

Rose says, "We got to see firsthand how much the people who support us really care. We've never taken them for granted. It was amazing to be able to do this record together with them. This is their record."

The audience actually had the opportunity to choose which songs Sevendust would re-record via a poll on Facebook. As a result, they chose the six "classics" from the catalog that would appear acoustically when they hit Architekt Music Studios in Butler, New Jersey last December. Among those, their signature anthem and the set's first single,"Black," takes on a whole new life. Preserving the original's intensity, the group transposes it into a hypnotic and haunting gem.

"That was literally the first song I ever wrote in 1993," Connolly says. "It was demo number one before we were even Sevendust. It's amazing that everyone wanted to hear it in this form. As far as we've gone and as many things as we've done, that one is the epitome of what Sevendust is. That's the embryo and the nucleus. We built this from zero, and it's incredible to revisit where everything began."

Hornsby goes on, "It's probably the song we've played the most out of our catalog. To do it acoustically shows the longevity and strength of it."

Elsewhere on the record, "Come Down" begins with an ominous guitar before building into a soulful and soaring refrain from Witherspoon. The singer explains, "Everything came together easily. This one felt so natural. It's dedicated to those people we've seen past. We want to see them again. It says, 'Come on back until we're all done, and then we'll go back up together.' Experience and live what we're going through now."

There's also an extremely heartfelt tribute to Connolly's recently deceased father within "The Wait." It's a song that speaks loudly to all of the members and anybody else who's ever lost someone.

"I was thinking about my dad a lot," he sighs. "I decided I would just write, and whatever comes out comes out. I wanted to channel him without trying. I initially wanted to sing it, but I couldn't make it through. I showed it to the guys without telling them who it was about. They immediately loved it. Then, I told them the story after the fact. Lajon started crying when I said it was my dad's song. It's extremely personal, and my brothers hooked me up on it."

"It's such a heavy song," agrees Lowery. "My father had passed too, and John and I shared that. It means a lot to both of us. There's a therapeutic release that we shared."

"That one gives me chills," Rose adds. "I have a hard time listening to it. It reminds me of my own Nana. I think it's the deepest and most emotional song we've ever written."

The album title itself reflects its two halves, with the Time Travelers being the old songs and the Bonfires representing the new ones. Witherspoon explains, "When you play those old songs, it puts you back in that time and place mentally. They're like Time Travelers. The Bonfires have that fresh and new fire. It's a great juxtaposition."

"We're bringing the old songs into a new format," claims Hornsby. "It's like time traveling and breathing fresh life into something we've spent so much time with. Also, after all these years together, we are time travelers."

Ultimately though, this is for that "family" who have been with Sevendust since day one. They gave the group three consecutive gold records starting with their self-titled 1997 debut and followed by 1999's Home and 2001's Animosity. They've packed sold-out shows around the globe, and they elevated the likes of their eighth offering Cold Day Memory in 2010 to a career-high chart position of #12 on the Billboard Top 200. Still, there's more road to travel.

"We're blessed to still be doing this," Witherspoon leaves off. "We wanted to give everybody something to hold on to. I hope they enjoy it. It feels like a magical experience to me, and I just want to say, 'Thank you.'"

— Rick Florino, March 2014
Gemini Syndrome
Gemini Syndrome
Bursting on the scene, comes Gemini Syndrome from Los Angeles. And by bursting that is no understatement. Although only officially a band since January 2010, they are poised to become the next big thing happening in music. Their spectacular live show, brilliant musicianship accompanied by Aaron Nordstrom's melodic voice that still retains that metal edge, have raised the bar in the Los Angeles rock scene.

Rich Juzwick (Guitar) - Gemini Syndrome was borne out of Rich's great riffs with an ear for arrangements and the development of the music.

Aaron Nordstrom (Vox) - His melodic harmonies prefacing clear legible growls are fantastic, and his tone, timing, and lyrics are what make him a truly talented vocalist.

Brian Steele Medina (Drums) - Incredible backbone and clean beats, that aren't over bearing. A very visual drummer with great stage presence.

Mike Salerno (Guitar) - Brilliant guitar player whose rhythms set the tone for the harmonic flow of the music, and backing vocals that make the live show sonically full.

Alessandro "A.P." Paveri (Bass) - Talented italian born bass player that lends not only exceptional bass lines to the rhythm, but his unique bass style is also vitally important to the bands sound.

Gemini Syndrome is one of those perfect storms that come along in music every now and then, to create a package that works wonders. By no means is this is "local" band trying to make it in the scene. Produced by Mikey Doling (Snot/Soulfly/InVitro), even their live show lends credence to the fact that this is a polished product, ready to conquer. Their songs are hook after hook and are radio friendly tunes that connect with listeners, regardless of what genre they follow. That is the key; this is not a metal band or pop band or any one thing. They incorporate many influences to develop their own sound that crosses over musical genres. As well produced as they are, their live performance is every bit of what is on their recordings and so much more.


Bursting on the scene, comes Gemini Syndrome from Los Angeles. And by bursting that is no understatement. Although only officially a band since January 2010, they are poised to become the next big thing happening in music. Their spectacular live show, brilliant musicianship accompanied by Aaron Nordstrom's melodic voice that still retains that metal edge, have raised the bar in the Los Angeles rock scene.
Sidewise
Sidewise
Fueled by the fire to push the boundaries of modern rock music, SIDEWISE invokes the innermost raw emotions of their listeners, pushing and pulling at all ends of the acoustic spectrum while flowing seamlessly from polished and infatuating hooks to bone crushing riffs and heart pounding beats.


With an energetic and captivating live performance that is unmatched in the the midwest, this 5 piece powerhouse has successfully conquered over 600 captivating live performances since their formation in 2001. SIDEWISE has shared the stage with the likes of Slipknot, Hinder, Hatebreed, Anthrax, Taproot, Saving Abel, Fall Out Boy, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust, Shinedown, 36 CrazyFists, Powerman 5000, Flaw, Les Claypool, Unearth, As I Lay Dying, Bobaflex, Cold, Machine Head and Life of Agony.


In a completely self-sufficient fashion, SIDEWISE has released 3 full length albums and 2 DVD/EP's, which have won numerous regional rock awards. Their latest release, "CHAPTERS", dropped in February of 2012. SIDEWISE is continuing to reach new professional levels, welcoming any new opportunities on the horizon with an unparalleled passion and energetic enthusiasm. All signs are clearly pointing towards a prosperous 2012 for this dominating, up and coming band.
Monks of Mellonwah
Monks of Mellonwah
Formed in October 2009, Monks of Mellonwah (MOM) are an award winning, four-piece Alternative Rock band based in Sydney, Australia. Since conception MOM have catapulted quickly to success on a global scale that has seen them touring nationally and internationally, receiving multiple syncs to popular TV shows as well as winning awards for ‘International Rock Band Of The Year’ (LA Music Awards 2012) and ‘Best Indie Rock Band’(AIM Awards 2012).

Consisting of lead vocalist Vikram, guitarist Joseph de la Hoyde, drummer Joshua Baissari and bassist John de la Hoyde, MOM represent a creative collision of musical personalities, creating a timeless and inimitable fusion of alternative, indie and film inspired rock.

Since its release, Turn The People has been critically acclaimed, leading to worldwide radio play, as well as over 100 press reviews in both print and online media, including The Huffington Post, Music Connectiona Magazine, Pop Matters, Technorati and I Am Entertainment Magazine. First single’Ghost Stories’ has received ongoing support from commercial mainstream rock stations in the USA and is currently charting at 60 and 65 on BDS Mainstream and Mediabase Active Rock Charts respectively. The album has also enjoyed growing support through US college and taste-maker radio such as Sat Bisla’s show ‘Passport Approved’ With national and international tours already under their belt including performances at iconic venues such as The Avalon Theatre, Whiskey A Go Go, Mercury Lounge in the U.S.A, Oxford Art Factory, The Metro and Factory Theatres in Australia as well as showcases at Music Matters in Singapore, MOM are currently gearing up for extensive touring through the USA in the summer of 2014. This will include a 2 week commercial radio sponsored US Radio Tour of California as a part of the ‘Passport Approved Live Tour’ before traveling to all parts of the USA over a 2-3 month period.
Venue Information:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St.
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.cainsballroom.com