Thousand Foot Krutch

13th Floor Entertainment Presents Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch

Adelita's Way, Smashing Satellites, 3 Pill Morning, Interfate, Throw Logic

Thu, August 11, 2016

6:00 pm

Club Red

Mesa, AZ

$23.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Thousand Foot Krutch
Thousand Foot Krutch
A popular 1966 poem, "Please Hear What I'm Not Saying," begs the reader, Don't be fooled by the face I wear, for I wear a mask... I tell you everything that's really nothing, and nothing of what's everything, of what's crying within me.

In 2009, Thousand Foot Krutch takes a hard rock hammer to this universal matter of hidden emotions - confronting what lies beneath us and, in turn, burning off some major tension on its fifth Tooth & Nail album, Welcome to the Masquerade.

Take off your masks, and let's let it all out. Release what's undercover 'til the truth comes out, spits front man Trevor McNevan on a title track that surges with action film adrenaline before cresting to a blunt spiritual admission: I'm not okay.

"We all wear masks," says McNevan, setting the stage for his band's theatrical new work. "We hide what we don't want people to know we're thinking or feeling. And that's easy to get away with when life is so busy. A lot of times, we have no idea what's really going on in the life of the person right beside us."

In fact, Welcome to the Masquerade reveals what Thousand Foot Krutch continues to learn from its growing legion of fans. Since the Toronto act's worldwide launch in 2003, otherwise introverted listeners have felt surprisingly comfortable pouring their hearts out to McNevan, drummer Steve Augustine, and bassist Joel Bruyere. Their unique approach to music - often as heady as it is heavy - creates a space where it's safe to go deep one moment and just cut loose the next.

"We'll meet kids who feel so bottled up," explains McNevan. "They've tried to relay their personal struggles or family issues to someone, but keep getting that generic 'It'll be okay, just look the other way' pat on the back. There has to be a way of getting that stuff off your chest."

Through these songs for the broken and brokenhearted, Thousand Foot Krutch provides that crucial outlet to a widespread audience.

Welcome to the world of no one's listening - I just want to break out and escape this prison, seethes McNevan on "Bring Me to Life," where an icy piano part melts into the fiery assault of guitars. With as much aggression but a more thumping groove, "Scream" portrays someone whose turmoil is like a mask that I don't want to wear anymore. But soon enough a flicker of promise emerges: I'd give everything I am just to feel something.

With hope comes levity, and Welcome to the Masquerade will be heralded for its rave-ups just as much as its darker depths. An early Thousand Foot Krutch hit ("Rawkfist") earned airplay on ESPN's SportsCenter and throughout the professional sports world, and in that vein, the new "Smackdown" pays perfect stomp-clap homage to Queen's "We Will Rock You." There's also "Fire It Up," an in-your-face anthem with an irresistibly simple hook.

"We were trying to capture all of what we love best about rock music," McNevan explains. "I enjoy the fusion of music with sports and movies - things TFK is blessed to have been a part of before. Now, sometimes I'll go to a football game or catch a great action or superhero film just to get that rush of excitement."

Named after an old X-Men comic from the 1960s, "E for Extinction" showcases a pure hybrid of the band's dynamic and maturing creative talents. Tapping back into the album's theme of insecurities and the need for transformation, the track mixes a sweetly melodic, stripped- down verse with a ferocious chorus marked by lyrics about how we camouflage ourselves.

Such sensitivity is further explored on Masquerade through a handful of tunes more aligned to pop radio, a direction TFK explored with great success on 2007's The Flame in All of Us.

"Watching Over Me" is musical poetry, a soul-searching ballad where McNevan sings, Take my broken glass, and help me make a window, so I can see your face. "Look Away" is equally powerful yet more ragged and rocking; a key song based on e-mails and letters McNevan has received from fans over the last few years with lyrics that plead, Take all these cuts, and make them shine, and all this pain I've held inside, so I can find my way home again.

First single "Forward Motion" is a swirling and soaring call for the entire world to find its way home again - a timely plea given the state of many nations.

"Between the economy and everything else, this is as good a time as has ever been to drop our stereotypes - all the stuff that separates us - and get down to the black and white of loving people as God intended it to be," McNevan suggests.

Welcome to the Masquerade was recorded in Seattle, Nashville, and Canada, produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost) and Trevor McNevan with additional production by Thousand Foot Krutch, and mixed by Randy Staub (Nickelback, Metallica). Concerts promoting the album will be elaborately staged (the cover art provides a hint), but the music itself was purposefully arranged with raw public performance in mind.

"We don't like to record anything we can't pull off live," concludes McNevan.

In a world of masqueraders, Thousand Foot Krutch welcomes you to the ball.
Adelita's Way
Adelita's Way
New Album "Getaway" in Best buy stores now!
Bad Reputation is out now on iTunes
Smashing Satellites
Sal Costa fulfilled his dream of playing arenas in a rock band, but that band wasn't his, so now he's going full-force as lead singer, songwriter, co-producer and guitarist of Toronto alternative-rock band Smashing Satellites.

The band — comprised of childhood friend, guitarist-keyboardist Mick Valentyne; drummer Mykey Thomas; and Vancouver transplant, guitarist-keyboardist Devon Lougheed is off to a good start. The first official single, the electro-drama "Waterfall," hit the top 50 on the U.S. Mediabase alternative chart and top 40 in Canada.

"Coming from a straight up rock band, I wanted people to know that that wasn't the only place where my heart lies," says Sal. Smashing Satellites is a quirky alternative rock band with a throwback to to all the greats of many genres and eras that influenced me growing up. This is who I am and this is what I'm going to do in the future."

Before Sal joined a signed band as its guitarist and toured all over North America and the U.K. opening for some of the world's biggest rock acts, he was fronting an indie band that was about to start meeting with major labels. But then this once-in-a-life time opportunity came up to learn more about the industry, to play big stages, to do media, sign autographs and all the things that come with a record deal and hits. So he took it.

He lasted four years and two albums.

"I left to pursue what I'm best at, which is writing quirky alternative-rock songs," says Sal. "I wanted my band to sound like a throwback to all the artists I listened to growing up, Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, STP, the Bee Gees, Nirvana, Placebo, The Eagles, Prince, and I can't forget about Queen. They were the ultimate band for me because they were pop, but had hooks and amazing musicianship and vocals. I wanted to make a combination of all my favourite artists, but my interpretation of them."

Heading to Los Angeles with a head full of song ideas, he started working every day with producer/songwriter Bob Marlette (Alice Cooper, Tracy Chapman, Shinedown) at his state-of-the-art studio, and later with producer/songwriter Dave Bassett (Fitz and the Tantrums, Serena Ryder's ""Little Bit of Red"). Sal co-wrote and co-produced every track.

"We were totally on the same page. We had a rule — you can't say 'No' to anything," says Sal. "We were going to experiment with whatever idea we had. I had access to everything — live trumpet players, percussionists, 30 to 40 guitars; vintage keyboards and amplifiers, and also new world production like sampling and creating beats. It was an extremely creative environment."

When he returned to Toronto, he put together the live band and began touring and playing shows. He began honing in on everything to do with the live band. Developing the fire and chemistry between the members and just living the music every day to reach their highest level of potential.

"Smashing Satellites is a baby I want to grow into a giant. I want to bring back rock music into the mainstream and make it more relevant than ever. This is my goal as an artist. I would rather die trying to do something great than exist in mediocrity."
3 Pill Morning
3 Pill Morning
3 Pill Morning isn't just another rock band and they'll leave you with anything but a musical hangover.


Forged in the hard rock proving grounds of Minneapolis, MN in 2004, 3 Pill Morning could be described as trial by fire. Simply put, music was never a question for lead vocalist Jeff Stebbins and failure was never an option. While other musicians were moving from project to project and band to band, Stebbins took a different path, consistently growing and evolving 3 Pill Morning from a rap-rock act, into an anthemic rock band no one can deny.

It took the better part of 5 years, over 500 shows, and a hand full of member changes to finally click. Nothing would stop the evolution of 3 Pill Morning. Early on, Stebbins found a natural chemistry with guitarist Ryan Walch and he quickly became a key member of the band's core. As the pieces fell into place, the final line up came into focus with the addition of bassist Ryan Lee and drummer Trent Laugerman. The band forged on, hitting the road, solidifying their sound, and cementing their spot as a national touring act sharing the stage with the likes of Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, In This Moment and Trapt. Through 3 Pill Morning's consistent mile grinding and road warrior focus, the band has built an inspiring fan base with die hard supporters nationwide.

After a chance introduction in a city better known for honky-tonks and banjos than gut-wrenching riffs, the band found a creative match with Nashville based producer Jon King (Augustana, Throwing Gravity, Future Leaders of the World) . They quickly went to work writing, recording, and re-vamping songs and ideas to take that next sonic step. In 2012 the band signed a recording contract with King's Page 2 Music and New York based A2Z Entertainment. "We were really intentional with everything this time around," comments Stebbins, "as a band we had a specific vision for what we wanted to do and that really set the tone for everything from the writing process down to the artwork and suits we wear live."

Two months of all night recording sessions later, the band emerged from the studio with a renewed vigor and a slick concoction of fist pumping riffs, infectious melodies and an energy that can only be described as relentless. 3 Pill Morning's label debut 'Black Tie Love Affair' pegs all the dials and pulls no punches. The band's lead single 'Rain' immediately raced into the top 100 Active Rock songs, the album hit #62 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart and their sleek video capturing the underdog story 'Skin' has lit up YouTube viewers world wide. All signs are positive that this band's determination and fan-centric demeanor will keep them on the radar for years to come.
Interfate
Fates intertwine…

As fate would have it, four high school friends united to form what became Interfate. Since then Interfate has evolved, bringing in new members each with different musical histories, leading to an intuitive take on the rock scene of today. Interfate is an ensemble influenced by the ragged yet melodic sounds of 90’s grunge along with the polish of early 2000’s Nü Metal. Their dynamic live performances have been honed on the Arizona circuit along with tours across the southwest. Interfate is privileged to have shared the stage with acts such as Nonpoint, Puddle of Mudd, Wayne Static, In This Moment, Taproot, Otep, Tantric, Fuel, Smile Empty Soul and The Ataris. Their EP “Shedding Skin”, engineered and produced by Jeremy Parker (Evanescence, Godsmack, Disturbed, Mudvayne) and Mike Oliver, was released December 2014. A single, "Tremble", was released January 2016.
Throw Logic
As with the legend associated with their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona; Throw Logic is a band reborn in September of 2012 from the ashes of other successful regional acts. Regenerated from their predecessors and influenced by such hard rock greats as 311, Fear Factory, Sevendust, U2, the Police and Tool; Throw Logic pushes the boundaries of rock and metal to create an energetic and audibly enticing style fueled by melody, scattered with aggression and infused with the art of groove.

Great music has laid the foundation but the true test of a rock act is their ability to duplicate that success live and in front of a rapidly increasing and loyal fan base. Countless performances all over the country with some of the best in the business; including Saving Abel, Hoobastank, Taproot, Karnivool, Red Line Chemistry and Burn Halo have allowed Throw Logic to hone their craft and present a visually stimulating live show topped with raw energy that leaves fans craving for what's next.

What's next is their debut single and video "Counterfeit"; out right now; followed by their first EP; "Breaking December" coming in July of 2013 and supported by a live audio assault headed across the U.S. later this summer. Check out all the exciting Throw Logic news and find out how you can witness the next regeneration of rock by visiting www.throwlogic.com.
Venue Information:
Club Red
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201
http://www.clubredrocks.com/