813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
Doors: 7:00pm • Show: 8:00pm
Warehouse Live Presents
Mayday Parade & The Maine
with The Postelles
Doors: 7:00pm • Show: 8:00pm
Similar Artists: Go Radio | Every Avenue | The Maine | All Time Low | You Me At Six
Why get up in the morning to work at Taco Bell when you could be traveling the continental US pushing your band's fresh new sound to people near and far? Precisely the philosophy of five guys from Tallahassee, FL. Derek, Jeremy, Alex, Brooks and Jake, thinking outside the bun, decided to all quit their jobs and perform in a parade. Mayday Parade was born in 2005 when two popular Tallahassee bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment, decided to merge and form one group. Both bands had been friends for a long time but they each seemed to have different kind of holdups. They pooled their resources, booted out the undedicated members and decided to take the good from each band and move forward. Armed with a dynamic lead singer Derek Sanders of Defining Moment, Mayday Parade explodes with energy and personality. Fans of both bands came together in support of the Parade and it wasn't long until thousands of other new fans got into the action. Mayday Parade knew they'd have to start at the grassroots level and began to work themselves to the top. Through their catchy tunes and fun attitude, they have hooked fans at their shows and online with an interactive MySpace selling 10,000 EPs without label support. With the work hard, play hard, do whatever it takes to spread your music philosophy that most young bands need to have these days, the band took to the road and started winning over kids not just in Florida, but across the country. Mayday Parade was consistently in the top 30 unsigned artists on MySpace. They've consolidated over 50,000 friends and growing and have totaled over 2.4 Million plays. With labels hot on their tail, Mayday Parade decided that Fearless Records was the one for them and signed at the end of the summer 2006. They then released their first professional record, A Lesson In Romantics, in 2007. Shortly after, one of the lead singers/vocalist Jason Lancaster ( lead guitarist/vocalist of Kid Named Chicago) left the band over a songwriting dispute. He then started his own band, Go Radio. There are no hard feelings between the two bands, although Lancaster later commented, "I wish it could have gone down differently." In 2009, the band released their second album and first without Lancaster, Anywhere But Here. Mayday Parade's live show also conveys their personality by assuring that they are intensely full of life. The band knows how to put on an engaging show with five energetic members. There's no escaping the energy that Mayday Parade brings. They're all over the stage, making sure the audience goes home happy and wanting more. They love to get the crowd engaged! In 2011, the band released their third, self titled album.
Similar Artists: This Century | Austin Gibbs | A Rocket To The Moon | All Time Low | The Summer Set
Graduating from high school early is nothing for a band when you have already graduated from the school of rock with honors. The Maine have taken no classes, were given no grades, and had no teachers. Hailing from Tempe, AZ, all they had was a gut feeling that the music they were playing rocked and inspired kids nationwide. The Maine released their first label EP, The Way We Talk on December 11, 2007. The Maine formed in January of 2007. After junior year, when most students look forward to slacking off as seniors, The Maine asked two members to graduate early so that they could share their music with the rest of the world. You see, seven periods a day is just seven periods too long for The Maine, who can't wait to get home and write more tunes. Bassist Garrett Nickelsen stated honestly, "School has never really been number one for me, I have always tried to focus on the band so I'm ready to really get this band going." Now, already juggling music video shoots, recording sessions, and concerts, The Maine actually had the ink dry on their record contract before it dries on their diploma. The Maine started when Pat and Garrett were sick of jumping from garage band to garage band and wanted to take their unique vision of what music should be to the big time. John, Kennedy and Jared all had similar ideas and the band knew they had the final line up as the hits and lyrics kept writing themselves. The Maine didn't want to continue in the screamo trend that they felt was swallowing their local music scene. They wanted to create a new sound and began drawing influences from 90's radio alternative bands. Meshing styles like indie, pop and rock can sound forced, often imitating other bands without a hint of originality, but for The Maine mixing a wide variety of genres just sounds natural. Every Maine song begs for an immediate repeat. After gathering a huge following through MySpace, The Maine played their first show in front of over 600 fans, acquired solely through word of mouth and this social networking site. Scouts from almost every major and indie record label were present waiting in line to sign them after their jaw dropping performance. Jared loves every minute on stage, "Playing live is the reason we exist. The energy that we feel on stage is usually a result of what we are feeling from our fans. It's just us conveying our experiences and feelings through our presence, and thriving off of the response we get. Garrett adds to our performance, he has a strong way of communicating with the crowd. When we see Garret going crazy it reminds us all of why we love what we do." The Maine's amazing live performances caught the eye of Fearless Records (Plain White T's, Sugarcult, Mayday Parade) and booking agent Matt Galle (My Chemical Romance, Boys Like Girls and HelloGoodbye.) They spent the Summer of 2008 as the opening band on the Soundtrack of Your Summer, tour alongside co-headliners Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte, and Metro Station. The band spent time from September 13 to September 21 on tour with The Academy Is... and We The Kings in the UK. The Maine released their debut music video with the single "Everything I Ask For" on November 13, 2008 on MTVU. The Maine released their Christmas EP "...And A Happy New Year" on December 9, 2008. Songs on the EP include a cover of WHAM!'s Last Christmas and a newly recorded version of the song "Ho Ho Hopefully", which, on first release featured Brighten, and the new version was recorded with Eisley and backup vocals of Lights. The music video for "Ho Ho Hopefully" features Justin Richards of Brighten. They performed on "The Secret Valentine" tour with We The Kings, The Cab, There For Tomorrow, and VersaEmerge from February 6, 2009 to March 4, 2009. The Maine was on the "Alternative Press Tour" (more commonly known as the AP Tour) and co-headlined with 3OH!3 and Family Force 5. The two opening acts were Hit The Lights and A Rocket To The Moon, and they toured from March 20, 2009 to May 9, 2009. The Maine has released three full-length albums to date, "Can't Stop Won't Stop", on July 8th, 2008, "Black & White", released on July 13th, 2010, and "Pioneer", released on December 6th 2011.
Similar Artists: Locksley | Steel Train | The Weeks | The Static Jacks | Miniature Tigers
The Postelles are part of an ideological bloodline that connects The Velvet Underground to the Ramones to Blondie and Television to the Walkmen, artists with unique and varied sensibilities, certainly, but who have in common an allegiance to the unabashedly unadorned rock song. In fact, it was during the late 90s, when New York had no unified sound to speak of and the members of The Postelles were just kids poring over their parents' record collections, that the seeds of the band's sound were sown. They were all reared on 50s and early 60s rock and roll – Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles – these were the bands they heard as kids, these were the bands they aspired to be, and these were the bands that initially brought them together. Citing influences from Motown to Woody Allen, The Postelles serve up a hopelessly catchy head-bopping rock 'n roll groove. Imagine a more modern take on the soundtrack to a 1950s prom with a New York edge thrown in for good measure. The young retro-rock quartet has played such festivals as All Points West, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Iceland Airwaves and Camden Crawl, and with bands such as Vampire Weekend, Fanfarlo, The Kills, The Wombats, and Jack Penate. Visit The Postelles OFFICIAL SITE with exclusive content, news, products, and offers including music from their EP and forthcoming album produced by Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes on Astralwerks / Capitol Records.