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PUDDLE OF MUDD - 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COME CLEAN

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PUDDLE OF MUDD - 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COME CLEAN

Nonpoint, September Mourning, Strange Daze, Sin City Escape

Fri, July 28, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$25.00 - $75.00

This event is 18 and over

Puddle Of Mudd
Puddle Of Mudd
Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991. To date, the band has sold over Seven Million Albums and has had a string of No. 1 Mainstream Rock Singles in the United States. Their major-label debut album titled "Come Clean" went Triple Platinum, selling more than 5 Million Copies. The Award Winning and Grammy Nominated Album produced numerous hits including "Blurry", "She Hates Me", "Drift & Die", and "Control". The band followed Come Clean with the release of their sophomore album titled "Life on Display", which was Certified Gold and is known for hits "Away From Me", "Heel Over Head", and "Spin You Around". Puddle of Mudd has gone on to have more than a dozen radio hits, headlined by the Gold Selling Single "Psycho". Other Hits Include: "Famous", "We Don't Have to Look Back Now", "Livin' on Borrowed Time", "Spaceship", "Stoned", and "Gimme Shelter", off their latest album release "re:(disc)overed" in 2011.

One of the first acts signed to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's label, Flawless Records, was the alt-metal quartet Puddle of Mudd -- consisting of Wesley Scantlin (guitar and vocals), Paul Phillips (guitar), Douglas Ardito (bass), and Greg Upchurch (drums). While their songs expectedly contain the rage of such contemporaries as Korn and Rage Against the Machine, Scantlin's voice at times is eerily similar to Nirvana's late, great frontman, Kurt Cobain, containing unmistakable elements of traditional hard rock (unlike the other aforementioned band's penchant for rap). August 2001 saw the release of their major-label debut, Come Clean (which was preceded by the independent release Abrasive), as they embarked on a European tour with Godsmack a month later, before touring the U.S. as part of the Family Values 2001 tour, alongside Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, and Staind. The band subsequently remained somewhat busy, releasing Life on Display in 2003 and Famous in 2007. Two years later, Puddle of Mudd went back into the studio with producer Brian Howes and recorded their fourth studio effort, Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate.
Nonpoint
Nonpoint
It's one thing to be prolific. It's another thing to not only kick maximum ass with every album, but constantly challenge yourself and your audience in the process. In a modern rock landscape littered with lowest common denominator dreck, Nonpoint have risen above the pack with grace and thunder time and time again. And the seventh time's yet another charm for the Fort Lauderdale outfit, as latest full-length Miracle fuses searing hard rock brutality with disarming honesty and introspection.

Together since 1997, Nonpoint still boast three of their four original members: frontman Elias Soriano, bassist Ken 'BASTARD' MacMillan and drummer Robb Rivera. Axeman Zach Broderick makes an auspicious debut on Miracle, dropping ferocious leads at will to offset hammering rhythms and complement Soriano's distinctive narrative voice. (Quips the frontman, "We've been doing this for 10 years, so Zach joining the band was like that new pair of running shoes: they're nice and they're comfortable and they make you feel like you can run a mile longer than you used to be able to.") Most critically, the quartet enlisted longtime Mudvayne pals Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett to produce. Gray appears in the rollicking call-and-response showdown of the title track (the more-than-worthy first single), which recalls the intense propulsion of previous Nonpoint hits "Bullet With a Name" and "Rabia." Not only that, but he inspired Soriano to take album centerpiece "Frontlines"—an originally metaphoric slow-burner anchored by the refrain "on the frontlines, fighting for my life"—to an inspiring new level.

According to Soriano, "Chad said, 'You have family in the military—we all have friends and family in the military. I see these guys out there struggling and they don't get a lot of help when they come back home.' He painted this picture, then said 'Do you think you might wanna define it even more towards being an appreciative song for those soldiers who are dying for us every day?' and I thought, 'Absolutely.' It's the most evolved Nonpoint song we've ever written—some of the softest parts of my voice to the most aggressive parts, and some of the most intricate guitar lines to some of the simplest. And then the message puts the nail in the coffin."

From revelatory acoustic EP predecessor Cut the Cord to deluges of explosive new material and rousing covers of Pantera, Black Sabbath and Phil Collins—"In the Air Tonight" was a breakout hit from Michael Mann's Miami Vice—Nonpoint always seem to be a step ahead of the competition. The only bummer is that "Iron" Mike Tyson sorta reclaimed the latter with his memorable a cappella rendition in The Hangover. For his part, Soriano is magnanimous about the champ's version.

"I felt like 'Iron' was feeling it more than I was," he deadpans. "I never made anybody shut up for the drum fill part. Yeah… I'm gonna throw the baton over to Mike. I mean, come on—you know you feel it when you love it so much it causes you to perform acts of violence."
September Mourning
September Mourning
September Mourning revives the concept of rock star meets superhero. If Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga had a kid, it would be September Mourning, who also cites influences as varied as David Bowie, Motionless in White, KISS, Paramore and My Chemical Romance.

"For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece," September explains. "Music is a piece of the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole. Music taps into your innermost being. There's something very intimate and personal about it."

The character of September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate. To expound on this narrative, September is working with iconic comic book artist Marc Silvestri, who started out on the original X-Men comics and went on to form both Image and Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness). Together, they are putting together the story of September Mourning in graphic novel form, to accompany, and enhance the storyline and musical message.

September Mourning carries positive passions into its music, which is often operatic, but also completely rock 'n' roll in all its majestic glory.

Having toured with Marilyn Manson, September Mourning has already built up an impressive fan base, which she calls her "Children of Fate," constantly encouraging them to have "the courage to embrace their passion… to allow yourself to follow your heart and not be a slave to your fears. To know that the only boundaries that exist in our lives are the ones we allow."
Strange Daze
Picture being in a band and playing a cover of one of 3 Doors Down's hits to a sweaty and packed club of rowdy rock fans. Now picture being in that same band, but being in the studio eye-to-eye with 3 Door Down's guitarist producing an album of your original music. For Minneapolis, MN's modern rock band Strange Daze that fairy tale has come true—only it took a a little bit of time. On November 12th, Strange Daze releases, Shine Through (Rock Ridge Music), an anthemic album of modern rock forged in fiery emotional urgency.

Strange Daze has gigged extensively throughout Minnesota and the Midwest, averaging 100-plus shows a year. Coming up, the quartet did heavy lifting through covering a broad array of modern pop— everything from Prince to Tom Petty to 3 Doors Down to Pearl Jam—electrifying club goers with top-notch versions of their favorite tunes while slowly integrating original music. This savvy approach helped Strange Daze win over a devoted and diverse fan base, and it also boldly tested Strange Daze's songwriting prowess by placing the band's originals side-by-side with pop classics.

It's been a trial-by-fire that's yielded impressive results. Strange Daze sold out of its first two CDs, exceeding 10,000 in sales with no label support or formal distribution outlet. This show of support afforded the band the opportunity to concentrate on its own powerful and well-crafted songs. The band is now enjoying accolades and acclaim based on its distinct musicality. The quartet reached #9 on CMJ's Top 200, beating out superstar artists like No Doubt and OutKast. Additionally, Strange Daze has charted on 30-plus stations. The band has been played on more than 250 stations in nationwide.

Strange Daze is Eric Moudry (guitars/vocals/primary songwriter), Scott Knudson (vocals/co-lyricist), Chad Armstrong (bass/vocals), and Mike Berg (drums). The band's fateful career moment came when engineer/producer Brian Johnson—who helmed the sessions for the band's first two albums—passed along a CD to 38 Special keyboardist Bobby Capps. Impressed, Capps shared it with 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson, his partner in Nashville, TN-based Rivergate Studios. Capps immediately signed on to produce Strange Daze with Henderson's and Johnson's help.

The resulting record, Shine Through, is a powerful blend of soaring modern rock radio hooks with moving life story sincerity. "We want to touch people and connect with them," Moudry says. "Our songs are about real life—our ups and downs—we lay it all out there to share with our fans."

The standout "Beautiful" mixes sweet introspection with a transcendently uplifting chorus. Its message of unconditional love has made it a popular wedding song. Here, with vulnerable authority, vocalist Scott Knudson sings goose bump-inducing lines like: You make every day worthwhile/You're the air that keeps me breathing/ And I will stand by you...forever/Cuz' you're my everything.

The brawny "Satellite Soul" combines burly blues-rock riffs with lush, oceanic textures, building up colossal dynamics until climaxing into guitar solo bliss. "That song is about following your dreams, reaching for the sky," Moudry reveals. The breathtaking ballad "Home" exudes a centered poise with stately strings and glistening clean guitars. "Scott and I wrote that about finding peace within yourself after going through intense depression," Moudry explains.

The album has a crisp and punchy production aesthetic, highlighting the group's expansive dynamic range. "The biggest thing I loved about the producers is that they gave their opinion, but they never forced their hand on who we are. They just made our music come alive," Moudry says. Kirk Kelsey, best known for co-producing/engineering landmark albums for Creed and 3 Doors Down, stokes the album's burning potency with his richly dimensional mix engineering.

"It's been surreal," Moudry says, surveying the band's history. "We started out as a couple of high school buddies who grew up in a town of 2,600 people. I never dreamed we'd be in this position. We're so thankful to get a chance to spread our wings."
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.cabooze.com