Spring Fling IV feat. Mayday Parade "A Lesson In Romantics"

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Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Free Throw, Broadside, nothing nowhere, Heart Attack Man, Light Years, Modern Chemistry, Milestones, Chase Huglin, Jetty Bones

Sat · April 29, 2017

3:00 pm

$35.00 - $38.00

This event is all ages

Mayday Parade
Mayday Parade
Since forming in 2005, Mayday Parade have amassed one of the most loyal, rabid fan bases around thanks to energizing concerts and four studio albums full of heart-on-sleeve lyrics. With the release of their arresting fifth record, the Mike Sapone-produced 'Black Lines,' the members of the Florida pop-rock quintet -- vocalist Derek Sanders, guitarists Brooks Betts and Alex Garcia, bassist Jeremy Lenzo and drummer Jake Bundrick -- are taking a giant leap forward as musicians and songwriters.

"It's time to switch things up a little bit," Sanders says.

That's evident from 'Black Lines'' ferocious opening song, "One Of Them Will Destroy The Other," which features slashing guitars, throat-shredding vocals and a guest appearance from Real Friends' Dan Lambton. The sizzling, grungy "Hollow" and the tornadic, teeth-baring "Let's Be Honest" also boast aggressive riffs and a propulsive rhythmic backbone.

"We noticed some of the songs were heavier than we've ever done, that there were a lot of guitar riffs we had never really had before," Bundrick says. "We tried to make those parts more distinct."

Yet like other Mayday Parade albums, 'Black Lines' is certainly dynamic -- for example, the tension-filled, simmering choruses on "Underneath The Tide" explode into soaring, noisy verses -- and has undeniable variety: "Just Out Of Reach" ends with a plaintive piano coda and lonely vocals, while the '90s alt-rock-reminiscent "Letting Go" is driven by rich acoustic guitar and Sanders' delicate singing.

The sonic evolution was a natural progression for Mayday Parade, which is comprised of childhood friends who cut their teeth in the Tallahassee, Florida, music scene. The group famously self-released 2006's 'Tales Told by Dead Friends' EP and followed Warped Tour around selling the CD to kids waiting in line -- which eventually led to a record deal and several official stints performing on Warped Tour, as well as tours with bands ranging from the Pierce The Veil, to All Time Low, and PVRIS.

On 'Black Lines,' Mayday Parade wanted a rawer sound that more accurately reflected their magnetic live performances. But the band also wanted to convey greater emotional complexity and sophistication: Songs focus less on heartbreak and more on mature, grown-up topics -- navigating the nuances of adult relationships and friendships, when there's more at stake and things aren't so black and white. "We're people in happy relationships with good things going on in our lives, so we didn't want to keep writing songs about all these sad topics," Sanders says. "Of course, there is some of that in the record for sure -- but we tried to focus a little more on other things, just life and growing up."

Long-time fans shouldn't worry, however: Mayday Parade's core creative process, which is steeped in collaboration and democratic decision-making, remains firmly intact. "We all bring in ideas, and they could change drastically once everybody puts in their input," Sanders says. "It wouldn't be a Mayday Parade record if we didn't all five work on the songs together like that." In fact, 'Black Lines' was even more of a group effort -- which is not only a representation of how each band member has improved musically, but also an indication of their innate, ever-evolving chemistry. Ten years into their career, the members of Mayday Parade are more creatively charged than ever.
Real Friends
Real Friends
we live for this. pop punk from the suburbs of chicago.
Knuckle Puck
Knuckle Puck
We like music, so we play music.
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties
Have Mercy
Have Mercy
Have Mercy is a four member, independent rock band from Baltimore, MD. Formed in 2011 when the various members returned to the Rust Belt post-college, they self-released their debut EP "My Oldest Friend" in March 2012. Several DIY tours have followed and the band released their debut full length, "The Earth Pushed Back" on May 21, 2013 via Topshelf Records.
Tiny Moving Parts
Tiny Moving Parts
Free Throw
Free Throw
Five dudes in van trying to play shows, drink beer, and make friends.
Nashville,TN
Broadside
Broadside
RVA POP PUNK
nothing nowhere
Heart Attack Man
Heart Attack Man
Light Years
Light Years
Light Years is a pop punk band from the cleveland and North East Ohio area. Influenced by Blink 182, The Get Up Kids, and (old) Saves the Day. They just signed to Paper & Plastick Records, which will be releasing their debut full length LP June 16th.
Modern Chemistry
Modern Chemistry
Modern Chemistry formed in and around Rutgers University in June of 2012. After putting out a few songs, the foursome recorded a full EP, We'll Grow Out Of This, and started playing shows around their hometowns in NJ. Their textured heavier alt-rock sound and frenetic live shows led to opening slots with bigger acts like Waaves, Kris Roe and Taking Back Sunday. Their new EP, Self Help Guide for Being Alone, was released on Aug 9 and they look forward to touring relentlessly in 2015.
Milestones
Chase Huglin
Chase Huglin
When I first started playing music, I started off in a few bands with friends. After a few years I started writing songs that slowly turned into my solo project. At first it wasn't anything too serious until the summer of 2014. I started playing out more and recording and doing physical releases and realized this is what I wanted to continue doing. I went into the studio to record " Glow " with Mat Kerekes of Citizen a couple of months ago and as soon as we we're finished with it I couldn't wait to get a song back. As soon as I did I sent it to Nick over at InVogue Records and thats when things started picking up. He was interested and so was I, so I shot a music video for " Shae " and went to sign my contract and here we are. " Glow " will be released on April 28th, 2015 on InVogue Records and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Jetty Bones
Venue Information:
The Agora Theater
5000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44103
http://www.agoracleveland.com/