Knitting Factory Presents

I Prevail, Wage War, Assuming We Survive, Villain Of The Story, Free The Jester

Event Info:

Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane
Spokane , WA
Sunday Mar 05, 2017
Show: 7:00 PM
Doors: 6:00 PM
All Ages
$16.00

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All Ages
I Prevail
(Metalcore)
Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there’s no turning back. I Prevail—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], and Lee Runestad [drums]—explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records]. I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the quartet’s 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 60,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock ...
Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there’s no turning back. I Prevail—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], and Lee Runestad [drums]—explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records]. I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the quartet’s 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 60,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock ...
Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there’s no turning back. I Prevail—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], and Lee Runestad [drums]—explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records]. I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the quartet’s 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 60,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock Radio, and generated over 22 million views on YouTube and 17 million-plus Spotify streams (consistently remaining in the Top 10 of the platform’s Viral Chart). The band would be nominated for “Breakthrough Band” at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and garner features from Billboard, Detroit Free Press, AXS, Loudwire, and many more. Everything has aligned and set the stage perfectly their debut full-length, Lifelines. In early 2016, the boys retreated to Wall of Sound Studios in the small and secluded town of Riley, Michigan to work with trusted producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler. With nearly two years on the road under their collective belt, the group had fully realized their style, merging entrancing hooks and a powerful and pummeling sonic backdrop. Ultimately, Lifelines sees I Prevail take another big collective life step.

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Wage War
(Music)
Briton Bond (Vocals), Cody Quistad (Guitar, Vocals), Seth Blake (Guitar), Chris Gaylord (Bass), Stephen Kluesener (Drums) ­ With over five years of unmatched determination, the culmination of five Florida musicians' effort is ready to be unleashed. Guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad and guitarist Seth Blake met in high school when they discovered that they shared musical interests, and started jamming soon thereafter. In 2013, the duo encountered vocalist Briton Bond and, shortly after, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener were incorporated into the mix. The line-up alone of Ocala, Florida's Wage War sheds a more-than-welcome light on the importance of a solid foundation built upon evolving musicianship. Wage War ...
Briton Bond (Vocals), Cody Quistad (Guitar, Vocals), Seth Blake (Guitar), Chris Gaylord (Bass), Stephen Kluesener (Drums) ­ With over five years of unmatched determination, the culmination of five Florida musicians' effort is ready to be unleashed. Guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad and guitarist Seth Blake met in high school when they discovered that they shared musical interests, and started jamming soon thereafter. In 2013, the duo encountered vocalist Briton Bond and, shortly after, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener were incorporated into the mix. The line-up alone of Ocala, Florida's Wage War sheds a more-than-welcome light on the importance of a solid foundation built upon evolving musicianship. Wage War ...
Briton Bond (Vocals), Cody Quistad (Guitar, Vocals), Seth Blake (Guitar), Chris Gaylord (Bass), Stephen Kluesener (Drums) ­ With over five years of unmatched determination, the culmination of five Florida musicians' effort is ready to be unleashed. Guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad and guitarist Seth Blake met in high school when they discovered that they shared musical interests, and started jamming soon thereafter. In 2013, the duo encountered vocalist Briton Bond and, shortly after, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener were incorporated into the mix. The line-up alone of Ocala, Florida's Wage War sheds a more-than-welcome light on the importance of a solid foundation built upon evolving musicianship. Wage War marks their territory with from-the-heart lyrics and thrashing beats that transcend to a community who understands the trials and tribulations of growing up all too well. In fact, Wage War IS that community, as Quistad explains, "A lot of the themes in our songs are about growing up to be a productive person, and dealing with the real things that can happen in life and coping with circumstances that could be problematic,"says Quested. "The first single we're releasing, 'Alive,' is an anthem to all the naysayers out there that are always talking about our generation being a bunch of losers." Blueprints, the band's debut album co-produced by A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon along with Andrew Wade, resounds with all of the tension and ingenuity of its creation. The band delivers 11 tracks of uncompromising multi-dimensional metalcore, filled with high-intensity rhythms, battering drums and blazing guitars, tempered with tuneful vocal passages. Crushing breakdowns alongside a combination of roaring and melodic vocals prove powerful enough to level a small village. Yet, Wage War aren't focused solely on destruction. "The goal of Blueprints was to establish a foundation," Quistad says. "It';s our first record and our first chance to show people what we're about. So we really went all out to deliver the best songs we could possibly write and play them to the best of our ability. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised."

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Assuming We Survive
(Alternative Rock)
Assuming We Survive is taking the world by storm, using raw passion and good old hard work has them becoming the new face of pop punk. Their roots run deep, rising up through the ranks from the local scene to national tours with big names such as Atreyu, Falling In Reverse, Attila, and many more. AWS was founded in 2007 by front-man Adrian Estrella and drummer Kris Pasos. The lineup is rounded out by bassist Joe Lawson with guitarists Phil Adams and Johnny Silva. By the time the band released their second EP “Get Busy Living”, they had already booked themselves on two Western United States tours; defining their ability to work hard and willingness to sacrifice for their craft. These tours built a massive following both local and ...
Assuming We Survive is taking the world by storm, using raw passion and good old hard work has them becoming the new face of pop punk. Their roots run deep, rising up through the ranks from the local scene to national tours with big names such as Atreyu, Falling In Reverse, Attila, and many more. AWS was founded in 2007 by front-man Adrian Estrella and drummer Kris Pasos. The lineup is rounded out by bassist Joe Lawson with guitarists Phil Adams and Johnny Silva. By the time the band released their second EP “Get Busy Living”, they had already booked themselves on two Western United States tours; defining their ability to work hard and willingness to sacrifice for their craft. These tours built a massive following both local and ...
Assuming We Survive is taking the world by storm, using raw passion and good old hard work has them becoming the new face of pop punk. Their roots run deep, rising up through the ranks from the local scene to national tours with big names such as Atreyu, Falling In Reverse, Attila, and many more. AWS was founded in 2007 by front-man Adrian Estrella and drummer Kris Pasos. The lineup is rounded out by bassist Joe Lawson with guitarists Phil Adams and Johnny Silva. By the time the band released their second EP “Get Busy Living”, they had already booked themselves on two Western United States tours; defining their ability to work hard and willingness to sacrifice for their craft. These tours built a massive following both local and abroad, earning them enough recognition to be invited onto “A Day To Remember’s” Self Help Fest in 2015. On top of these festivals, they have also played several Warped Tour dates in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 2015 and the 2013 Aftershock Festival. As well as getting invited on the Super Villains Tour with Falling In Reverse, Attila, and Metro Station as well as the Christmas Vacation Tour with Falling In Reverse and Atreyu.  With the stage set for 2016, Assuming We Survive is poised to unleash a full length record that will take no prisoners as well as a March tour that will pave the way for their performances at both SXSW and the South By So What festival in Austin, Texas. On top of all of these big things happening for the band this year, there is still more they have yet to unveil such as playing the Journey’s stage on all of Warped Tour 2016.

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Villain Of The Story
(Metalcore)
Villain of the Story is a 5 piece band based out of Minnesota that was put together from the minds of Sam Fassler (ex We are the Blog! / Insomniac) and Andrew Bart (ex Out Came the Wolves). They hand picked Christian Grey (vocals), Logan Bartholomew (vocals/bass), and Cody Pauly (guitar) to form the band.  ...
Villain of the Story is a 5 piece band based out of Minnesota that was put together from the minds of Sam Fassler (ex We are the Blog! / Insomniac) and Andrew Bart (ex Out Came the Wolves). They hand picked Christian Grey (vocals), Logan Bartholomew (vocals/bass), and Cody Pauly (guitar) to form the band.  ...
Villain of the Story is a 5 piece band based out of Minnesota that was put together from the minds of Sam Fassler (ex We are the Blog! / Insomniac) and Andrew Bart (ex Out Came the Wolves). They hand picked Christian Grey (vocals), Logan Bartholomew (vocals/bass), and Cody Pauly (guitar) to form the band.  The then incomplete band went into the studio with Johnny Franck (ex Attack Attack!) in October of 2013, to record 2 singles. When they returned home they added Sam "Bonnie" Bonati on drums. Villain of the Story had their debut show opening for Alesana on the MN date of "The Decade Tour", March 29th, 2014.  After receiving some positive feedback off the 2 singles, VOTS decided to go back into the studio in early April 2014 to record an EP. While recording the EP, they recorded a cover of NSYNC's "Pop", which debuted on Johnny Franck's personal YouTube channel June 18th.  On May 11th, the band opened for the likes of Dance Gavin Dance and Capture the Crown as part of the MN date of "The Acceptance Speech Tour".  After their second show, Sean Wayne was added on bass in order for Logan to move to vocals. The new VOTS landed a spot on the MN date of "The Allstars Tour 2014" opening for bands such as I See Stars, The Acacia Strain, and Like Moths to Flames. Bonnie left the band in early August due to personal and musical differences, before the band shot their first music video. The video was done by Jeremy Tremp for their next single "A Life Worth Living". The song premiered on September 14th, 2014. Villain of the Story began working with FIVEONETHREE / Bobby Kalton in early 2015, and were booked to open for Suicide Silence on the "Stronger Than Faith Tour", March 1st in Minnesota. Cody Pauly left the band for personal reasons prior to the band's debut EP release, and was replaced by Michael Ivers before opening for Suicide Silence.   VOTS officially released their long awaited debut EP "The Prologue" on March 3rd, 2015, while making physical copies available to those who attended the Suicide Silence show days prior. The band then opened the MN date of the "Zombie 5 Tour" with The Devil Wears Prada, Sleepwave, and Secrets on May 8th, 2015. In July 2015, VOTS landed a spot on the Minnesota date of Van's Warped Tour after winning the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Competition, and were estimated to have pulled the largest attendance for the Ernie Ball stage that day. On October 7th, 2015 the band released their music video for "The Phantom", off "The Prologue" EP. After returning to the studio and recording 3 new songs, the band released "Break the Chains" on January 4th, 2016 as it's own release. In March 2016 the band hit the studio with Johnny Franck once again to record their first full length album. The first single from the album, "Dragon Sickness", premiered on August 1st 2016. In September 2016 Villain of the Story signed with Stay Sick Recordings, and released the second single off their record, "Promise Me." Following the signing led to the announcement of the band's first ever tour dates with fellow SSR artist Vesta Collide, for December 2016.

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Free The Jester
(Alternative Rock)
Founded in the spring of 2014, Free The Jester has quickly become one of the most recognized independent young bands in the Pacific Northwest. Armed with an eclectic sound mixture of rock, punk, pop, metal, and hip hop, FTJ is known for bringing the party to any stage they step on providing high energy and long lasting memories for all. FTJ has had the privilege of sharing the stage with; Steel Panther, Bowling For Soup, Afroman, Marianas Trench, Saving Abel, Guttermouth, The Nixon Rodeo & more.  ...
Founded in the spring of 2014, Free The Jester has quickly become one of the most recognized independent young bands in the Pacific Northwest. Armed with an eclectic sound mixture of rock, punk, pop, metal, and hip hop, FTJ is known for bringing the party to any stage they step on providing high energy and long lasting memories for all. FTJ has had the privilege of sharing the stage with; Steel Panther, Bowling For Soup, Afroman, Marianas Trench, Saving Abel, Guttermouth, The Nixon Rodeo & more.  ...
Founded in the spring of 2014, Free The Jester has quickly become one of the most recognized independent young bands in the Pacific Northwest. Armed with an eclectic sound mixture of rock, punk, pop, metal, and hip hop, FTJ is known for bringing the party to any stage they step on providing high energy and long lasting memories for all. FTJ has had the privilege of sharing the stage with; Steel Panther, Bowling For Soup, Afroman, Marianas Trench, Saving Abel, Guttermouth, The Nixon Rodeo & more.  After wrapping up the summer of 2016 by filming a music video during Seattle Hempfest with CaviGold records, and hosting their 3rd annual Green Fest music festival, Free The Jester finds themselves this winter in the premier, PNW studio Amplified Wax, working with award winning producer/engineer James Hill on their debut album. Set for release in spring of 2017, the inaugural LP, titled “Thanks 4 Partyn”, looks to put the fun times back into rock music while turning a cold shoulder to the social mess our planet has become. FTJ ended 2016 by releasing 2 singles, the first is the title track off the album “Thanks4Partyn” along with a supporting music video (filmed by CaviGold Records). With the 2nd single “The Setup” was released on November 23rd, when FTJ headlined the 2nd annual Thanksgiving ThrowDown at the Spokane Knitting Factory.  With a 2017 calendar quickly filling up and plenty of momentum going into the new year, it looks as tho party punk band Free The Jester wont be slowing down any time soon.  We are going to be CRAZY, were going to PARTY HARD, its going to be ALL FUN with NO APOLOGIES. 

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