BIG NIGHT OUT feat: FUEL

98 Rock and Fat Harry Presents...

BIG NIGHT OUT feat: FUEL

Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm, Local H

Sun, August 18, 2013

Doors: 11:30 am / Show: 11:30 am (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Vinoy Park

St. Petersburg, FL

$0.98 - $29.98

This event is all ages

Fuel
Fuel
Fuel has nothing to prove. The band has sold over 3.5 million albums in the U.S. and scored a trio of top 5 singles, "Shimmer," "Innocent" and "Hemorrhage (In My Hands"), the latter of which remained at #1 for 12 weeks. In addition, Fuel have sold out tours all over the world, headlining venues and opening for bands including Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Creed and 3 Doors Down. Fuel are primed to pick up where they left off with their latest release, Angels And Devils, with new band members in tow to help add to an already formidable list of achievements.
Hoobastank
Hoobastank
Hoobastank is an American rock band, best known for their hits "Crawling in the Dark", "Running Away", and "The Reason". They formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, with singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen. They are signed to Island Records and have released four albums and one extended play to date. Their fourth and most recent studio album, For(N)ever, was released in January 2009. They have sold 10 million albums worldwide.
Alien Ant Farm
Alien Ant Farm
The SoCal alt-metal foursome Alien Ant Farm formed in 1996 with the raging singer/songwriter Dryden Mitchell, guitarist Terry Corso, bassist Tye Zamora, and drummer Mike Cosgrove. All were bored with their day jobs and sought something else to break them from corporate norms. Music allowed them to freely express themselves, and a friendship was born. They independently released their quirky debut, Greatest Hits, toward the end of the '90s and soon enough noise surrounded the band. It won the award for Best Independent Album at the 1999 L.A. Music Awards and Alien Ant Farm found themselves striking a deal with Papa Roach's New Noize, which is partners with DreamWorks.

Two years later they made their major-label introduction with ANThology, issued in March 2001. Debut single "Smooth Criminal" was a funky metal mix of Michael Jackson's original song, and pop kids of the TRL generation loved it. The song hit number one on the modern rock charts, and the album eventually went platinum. A year later, between tours of Europe, the band was back in the studio recording new music. Their new song "Bug Bites" was featured in the Tobey Maguire flick Spiderman in May 2002. But while traveling in Spain to a gig in Portugal that same month, the band's bus collided with a truck, killing their driver, Christopher Holland. The band and crew members suffered various injuries as well, most seriously Mitchell, who fractured his C2 vertebra. Thankfully, he came out of surgery able to walk, though suffered some nerve damage and a slight loss of motion.

Committed to getting back to work and pushing the incident aside, Alien Ant Farm hit the studio to record their follow-up record. truANT was issued in May 2003, right as Dreamworks was dissolving as a label. As a result, the album barely made a splash on the U.S. charts, though the single "These Days" managed to crack the Top 30. Guitarist Corso subsequently exited the group and was replaced by Joe Hill. Zamora next left for college after recording of the band's fourth effort wrapped. Up in the Attic appeared in July 2006 on New Door Records, as hardcore vet Alex Barreto (Chain of Strength, Inside Out) entered on bass. Alien Ant Farm simultaneously released the DVD BUSted, which included music videos, live footage, and a candid documentary. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide
Local H
Local H
Local H will release their seventh studio album, titled Hallelujah! I'm a Bum on September 18th through Slimstyle Records. The 17-track, double-album was produced by Chicago metal guru Sanford Parker (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Pelican) and showcases the pioneering, two-man band rocking harder than ever. The album will be available digitally, on CD and on limited-edition double-vinyl. The first leg of Local H's U.S. tour begins on release day with a hometown gig at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago. Full itinerary below.
Video of Local H in the studio with Sanford Parker at Engine Studios, set to a track from the new album - "Night Flight to Paris" -- can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlMemzaOZyA

Hallelujah! I'm a Bum is an epic concept record that sees frontman Scott Lucas setting his sights on the deeply divided political climate that exists in the U.S. and around the world, using the Windy City as a backdrop to sardonically comment on how this polarization personally impacts people. From the El-train inspired "Blue Line," in which Lucas sings "It's getting hard to realize / A sense of self in other eyes / It's us and them" to "Another February," which uses the city's brutal winters to paint a picture of anxious desperation within a family to the Peter Gun-riff of "Paddy Considine," a song that mocks the middle-aged Travis Bickles and the hotheaded "conspiracy of toughs" roaming the streets of his hometown's neighborhoods, the album examines how the national political discord affects people within their communities, their neighborhoods and even within their relationships.

"The last couple of records I've been involved with have been pretty inward-looking and navel gaze-y," Lucas confesses. "And with so much going on around us - to keep making records like that is not only kind of embarrassing, but borderline irresponsible. On the other hand it's still rock and roll - and no one wants to hear a bullshit polemic from me. The trick was to make the global as personal as possible and make it something everyone could relate to - regardless of who you vote for. We're on the same side we've always been on - the people's. Fuck - I don't think a band can get much more blue collar than us…..unfortunately."

Lucas often uses hot and cold to illustrate the divide. "Feed A Fever" skewers FOX News specifically and irresponsible media in general, while "Cold Manor," the album's first single, addresses giving in to cynicism and "checking out" politically, while the ruling class uses that apathy to push through its agenda.

A dog theme runs throughout the album, making it a fitting companion to the band's widely praised 1998 concept album Pack Up the Cats, which earned a spot in SPIN magazine's top 20 albums of that year. Hallelujah! I'm a Bum is Local H's first album of new material since 2008's critically acclaimed 12 Angry Months, for which the Chicago Tribune named them "Chicagoans of the Year," more than a decade after their breakthrough hit "Bound for the Floor" ruled the Modern Rock charts.

Despite a four-year hiatus from recording, Local H has kept busy with two releases in the interim -- Local H: The Island Years (a quasi-greatest hits that is part of Universal Music's ICON series) and Local H's Awesome Mix-Tape #1, an EP of covers. And, they've continued to bring their gut-quaking live show to audiences all over the country. In 2010, they put together the "6 Angry Records Tour," during which the duo -- Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pick up in his guitar while drummer Brian St. Clair pounds out the rest of the sound -- allowed a fan to blindly select the name of one of their six studio albums from a hat at the start of the show and then played the album chosen on the spot that night. To complement that, they embarked on "The Singles Tour: All the Hits All Night" in 2011, playing only songs they had released as singles, a contrarian move to the "play a classic album in its entirety" fad that was just heating up. Lucas has also spent time performing and recording country-ish, alt-rock for people who like metal with his seven-piece solo band, Scott Lucas & the Married Men, who guest on this album on the country-western sounding track "Look Who's Walking on Four Legs Again."
Venue Information:
Vinoy Park
701 Bayshore Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/vinoy-park.html