Live in The Atrium
The Unlikely Candidates
Cemetery Sun, The Fame Riot
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
The Unlikely Candidates
Based out of Fort Worth, Texas, the Unlikely Candidates are an indie rock band initially formed as an acoustic duo by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male in 2008. Eventually expanding the lineup to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek, and drummer Kevin Goddard, the band was also able to expand its sound in bigger, more sweeping directions. In 2013 the band signed on with major-label Atlantic Records and released their debut EP Follow My Feet.
Just as a bright light can pierce the darkness, the penetrating tones of alt-pop quartet, Cemetery Sun illuminate with an electric, contemporary sound that is shaking up the West Coast.
Influenced by alternative rock, pop, and R&B, the project began when Northern California natives Josh Doty (singer), Austen Butler (drummer), Elliot Polokoff (guitarist/producer) and Jesse Mancillas (lead guitarist) met in the studio. "The vibe was there. From the first playback, to the final mix, we knew we had crafted something truly memorable," writes Elliot. "The rest of it followed suit. We grew at a rate none of us could have ever imagined." The band finds its center around the idea of overcoming life's self-imposed obstacles, learning to love what surrounds them, and ultimately discovering who they are and how to pave the way for others. It is a sound that seeks clarity.
Cemetery Sun's debut EP culminates the collective effort of a year's worth of writing. The band composed over 30 songs before heading into the studio to record. Their rhythmic and visceral single, "(Hard Drugs) Fake Love" has been geared up for national release. "It's a song that defines the façades you witness going out-- people who are jaded, lost in feelings of lust, selfishness, or vice-related highs. The song serves as a constant reminder of how easy it is to find yourself alone in that scene-- a state where you can so quickly forget who your real friends are and what truly makes you happy."
Their debut self titled EP, Cemetery Sun, is slated for an early 2016 release.
The Fame Riot
THE FAME RIOT is not a band; it's a religion. The pair of brothers is at the forefront of a shift in musical style and culture, drawing influence from the last 4 decades of rock, pop, electronica, disco, and everything in-between. You don't have to follow the crowd to the bar...now you can go to THE FAME RIOT..
THE FAME RIOT has shared the stage with the likes of:
Chromeo, GROUPLOVE, Mickey Avalon, DJ Shadow, The Joy Formidable, WALLPAPER., Con Bro Chill, Adam LaClave, and many more..