Apr 18, 2013
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Day: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
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Eclecticism has been a hallmark of Richard Patrick's career in Filter, and it's administered with crushing efficiency on The Trouble With Angels. Fans weaned on the industrial outbursts and corrosive beats of 1995's Short Bus and 1999's Title of Record will be ecstatic to hear Patrick's unmistakable scream and unflinching honesty dominating the new album.

The prolific multi-instrumentalist couches intensely personal narratives in throwback industrial crushers subject to multiple interpretations. On the surface, leadoff single "The Inevitable Relapse" details a shattered man succumbing to addiction, but can be read as a study of love lost, consumption or obsession, depending on your perspective. Not to mention its isolated bass line and thudding chord collapse both conjure and modernize Filter's breakthrough smash, "Hey Man, Nice Shot."

The guessing game continues down Angels' track list. Is the hammering "Absentee Father" about the man upstairs or an unreliable blood relation? Does the fist-pumping "No Love" take a nation addicted to warfare to task, or is it a flagellation of the narrator's own selfishness? Patrick prefers ambiguity, but one thing is obvious: The Trouble With Angels boasts his strongest, most aggressive songwriting yet. "I've heard people say, 'Well, Richard is mellowing with age...' and I was like, really?" he exclaims with characteristic intensity. "Mellow?! You know what? I've been looking for an excuse to tear people's heads off again!"

"The first three songs [on the new record] are for people who are super-pissed and want Short Bus, and then everything after that, it's like what we did with Title and [2002's] Amalgamut," Patrick continues. "There's one song that's maybe as soft as [Title's crossover hit] 'Take a Picture.' [But] I truly believe to this day my audience should be as eclectic as I am. If they can listen to Radiohead, then Pantera, they should be able to listen to that within the same band."

Lyrically and musically, Patrick's taken it to the next level. Employing the talents of collaborators new and old (drummer Mika Fineo and original right-hand man Brian Liesegang, who contributes sound design to the lush "Fades Like a Photograph"), he unleashes serrated riffs that recall old-school pit-starters like "Dose," "Under" and "Welcome to the Fold." Sometimes they even have to be dragged into the world kicking and screaming. "The solo in 'Absentee Father,' it's like total disregard," Patrick laughs. "A complete and utter fuck you-ism solo that doesn't follow any rules whatsoever; completely avant-garde, and it's the third song on the record. It's the ultimate [example of] At-this-moment-I-have-absolutely-no-regard-for-the-rules-of-music-whatsoever-and-it's-time-to-break-them-to-make-this-thing-say-what-I-need-to-say."

For an album of closed fists and open ends, the title track can't possibly be misinterpreted. Patrick confronts the scientifically-challenged tenets of fundamentalist proselytizers, assuring, "When you take a better second look, miracles fade." On the other side of the coin, he remains unafraid to explore his own failings and make honest music out of them. Take "Drug Boy": "When we were kids, we'd trip out on whatever and just walk around graveyards in Cleveland. Somebody would inevitably stumble across a mausoleum, palm a skull and take off with it. '12 hours of acid, let's dig up a casket,'" he laughs, quoting the lyrics.

Patrick is quick to give credit to producer Bob Marlette for not only putting the perfect corrosive "finishing touches" on the record, but encouraging his brutally candid lyrical approach. Ultimately, though, provocative his Angels are, the frontman insists, "I don't want to come off as if I've got an agenda on this record - I really don't. I want to tell the truth inside of me and relate it to the folks who are going through these lives we lead."


Red Line Chemistry
Red Line ChemistryThe band name, Red Line Chemistry, is open to individual interpretation. Singer Brett Ditgen offers, "For us it defines our intent in pushing it to the limit, while staying true to one another. It defines the way we work together, pushing each other as hard as we can, while still trying to get along." As they continue this quest to escape the environs of the Midwest, only time will tell how far this journey takes them. of "Dumb Luck" on stations across the country, odds are it will be far.

Girl On Fire
Girl On FireFrom Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain to Presidents Of The United States Of America and Sir Mix A Lot, the Jet City has a musical history as rich and storied as it is vast - now Seattle rockers Girl On Fire are emerging to write a chapter all their own.

After just one listen to "The Takedown" - the lead single from the band's debut album Not Broken [September 3, 2013 - Century Media Records] - one is transported from the overcast and down-tuned landscape of the Pacific Northwest to a place where energy and enthusiasm explode at every corner. Girl On Fire aren't inspired by what gets them down, they're driven by what gets them through - and that is the battle cry of Not Broken, an album that prides itself in inspired lyrics, infectious hooks, rattling breakdowns and overpowering intensity. 

Produced and mixed by Jay Baumgardner [Papa Roach, Evanescence, Sevendust] and mastered by Howie Weinberg [Nirvana, Aerosmith, The White Stripes], Not Broken is a combustible combination of crisp riffs and body-shaking rhythms, a guitar-driven thrill ride primed to take radio by storm and leave the world rocking in its wake. The band are proud of their influences, and wear their love of superstar acts like Linkin Park and Foo Fighters on their sleeve... with their own interpretation, of course. 

"Working with Jay was amazing, it was a huge learning experience," says frontman Austin Held of the band's six weeks spent recording at NRG Studios with the legendary Baumgardner. "It was an honor to work with someone who's played such a huge part on so many of our favorite records, and it was also a lot of work - because his name is on so many of the albums that we grew up listening to, he made sure our album was uniquely ours." 

Tracks like "Reminds Me Of You" and "Break These Chains" resonate with the depth that characterizes Not Broken, the first a heartfelt and passionate look at the stain that lingers from a past relationship, and the latter a racing rocker that is already a staple in the band's live shows, a powder keg of pure release and unbridled freedom. "Losing My Identity" is an anthem for anyone who's ever felt lost, "Ready To Fight" is the adrenaline rush that follows when one finds that missing sense of direction and purpose, and "Run" offers a jarring acoustic finale to the album - all three tracks embracing the reoccurring spirit that flows through Not Broken. 

"Everyone experiences ups and downs life, but the ups and downs are what make life worth living," says Held. "We have all looked broken, and we have all felt broken - but we are not broken."

Formed in the summer of 2007, Girl On Fire founding members Austin Held, guitarist Nick McMahon, bassist Josh Mouser and drummer Harry MacDonald have made good use of their time together, developing a sound and spirit all their own and a live chemistry that is undeniable. Repeat winners of local Ernie Ball battles of unsigned bands, the band's first taste of the big stage came on a Seattle Warped Tour stop - and they haven't stopped since, capturing early tours with the likes of Burn Halo, Hell Or Highwater and Get Scared on the legs of a 5-track Revenge EP. 

Setting up Not Broken, 2013 has already seen the band on runs with live powerhouses including Buckcherry, Filter and Halestorm, and also on the Aftershock, Welcome To Rockville and Fort Rock festivals. In July 2013, touring guitarist Nicholas Wiggins (formerly of Aiden) was officially added as a full-time member of the band, giving Girl On Fire a dual-guitar attack and helping take their already high-octane shows to greater heights