Authority Zero

Authority Zero

HEY SMITH, Allout Helter, Wake The Bat, Short Bus Rejects

Thu, February 23, 2017

7:00 pm

$13 - $15

This event is all ages

Authority Zero
Authority Zero
Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty Authority Zero has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium's legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK's Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, Authority Zero continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.

Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.

The new album is set to be released on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment-US/Canada/Japan, Concrete Jungle-Europe/UK and 3wise Records-Australia and will be followed by a heavy touring schedule around the globe. Lead Singer and Front Man, Jason DeVore says "The excitement and anticipation for the new album The Tipping Point that I have is unparalleled,” says vocalist Jason DeVore. “The closest thing I can think of is how I felt when we first released A Passage In Time so many years ago. You feel you're really doing something right when you and the members of your band are rocking out to it like it's their new favorite album that just came out. That's how it should feel. The energy, the intensity, and collaborative sounds along with a new realm of production working with Cameron Webb has made it extremely intense. It's a taste of the old school and slingshots into new areas and veins of music we have yet to tap into. We've also incorporated some surprise elements. It's an album based on the idea of tipping the scales, unity, causing a ruckus while forging on, and the history and future of all who have been involved and will be for years to come. We're fired up."

Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors.

At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe.
HEY SMITH
(Gt./Vo.) 猪狩
SHUHEI IGARI

(T-Sax.) 満
MITSURU SADO

(Dr.) Task-n
TASUKU IKEGAWA

(Bass.) YUJI
YUJI FUSISITA

(Tb.) かなす
SUMIE KANAZAWA

(Tp.) イイカワケン
KEN IIKAWA
Allout Helter
Allout Helter
After countless sweaty club shows and a couple well-received EPs, Allout Helter began production on their debut full length, 'Sinking, We Regress,' in the spring of 2012 their studio, "The Helter Shelter." Released on Dang!Records in May of 2013, this long-awaited collection of nine bombastic songs showcases Allout Helter's finest work to date. With finishing touches applied to the album by Chris Fogal at Black in Bluhm Music, the result is a raw and powerful exploratory criticism of modern society laid over the fast, aggressive melodic-hardcore and technical punk that the band is known for.

Along with this seminal release, Allout Helter is always busy dominating whatever stage they're on, one audience member at a time, with their intense and engaging live show. With nods from the Westword as one of Denver's top punk acts, shows within the burgeoning Denver punk scene and alongside lauded and soon-to-be legendary touring acts from all over the country, and slots on festivals like the Underground Music Showcase, Way Out West Fest and the Summergrind Music Festival, Allout Helter continually prove why they are one of the most sought after bands in Denver.
Wake The Bat
Alec Hudson, Quinn Hudson & Sam Stearman
Short Bus Rejects
Lead Vocals - Mark "Squid" Oxford
Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals - Alex Morales
Bass - Tyler Ganze
Drums - Aidan Brown
Sax - Jabril Jeylani
Venue Information:
Summit Music Hall
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80208
http://thesummitmusichall.com/