Otherwise

98 KUPD Presents

Otherwise

Islander, 9Electric, Monaghans Dixon

Thu, September 11, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Pub Rock

Scottsdale, AZ

$13

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Otherwise
Otherwise
Peace comes through struggle. It’s a reward that’s earned rather than simply given. It’s the product of tireless work and an unbreakable spirit against all odds and opposition. OTHERWISE are no strangers to that struggle, rising up to become rock ‘n’ roll contenders in the face of a tumultuous musical climate and a series of personal hardships. The Las Vegas hard alternative rock quintet—Adrian Patrick [vocals], Ryan Patrick [guitar/vocals], Corky Gainsford [drums/vocals], Vassilios Metropoulos [bass], & Andrew Pugh [guitar/vocals]—catalog the next chapter of this journey on their second full-length album, Peace At All Costs [Century Media Records].
The ride starts with that very title. Adrian explains, “Our grandmother used to always say it. Peace At All Costs is a double entendre. We interpret the phrase as, ‘Give us peace, or we’ll take it from you.’ The whole point of us being on this musical odyssey is our search for peace. We want to do something impactful in the world, and we’re not going to stop. We’re starting with ourselves first. It’s about finding inner peace and restoring equilibrium within yourself. Music allows us to do that.”
Their music has given countless fans worldwide the same outlet. By 2014, the band’s debut True Love Never Dies moved nearly 60,000 copies and spawned close to 300,000 single sales of the hits “Soldiers,” “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures),” and “Die For You.” The group toured alongside heavy hitters such as Stone Sour, Papa Roach and Three Days Grace, and gave rousing performances at high-profile festivals including Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, and Welcome To Rockville. However, Peace At All Costs raises the stakes across the board for the Vegas outfit.
In order to convey their message palpably and potently, OTHERWISE teamed up with iconic producer David Bottrill [Tool, Muse, Staind, Stone Sour]. Holing up in Vegas View Studios, the boys pushed themselves immensely with Bottrill’s wisdom and encouragement.
“He really did contribute to the vibe of the album,” Adrian goes on. “Whether it was changing the tempo from section to section or altering the key, David brought these new ideas to the fold, and you can hear them in each and every song. From top to bottom, the album has a lot of personality because of his contributions.”
The musicians also had the chance to experience the other side of their hometown while recording. Vegas View Studios sits on the edge of the Las Vegas Valley, offering a stunning panorama of the wilderness surrounding the city. “It was the most beautiful view,” affirms the singer. “Most recording studios are like casinos. There are no windows. You go in, and you have no idea what time it is. We had a beautiful vista of our hometown, and it lent to inspiration every night we were working.” That lush expanse carries over into the first single “Darker Side of the Moon.” Building from a thick distorted guitar into a robust melody, the song blasts off on a hypnotic and hard-hitting hook, opening up the doorway into Peace At All Costs.
“I’ve always been fascinated with the moon ever since I was a kid,” affirms Adrian. “I’m still drawn to it as a grown-up. I find myself lost in it without even knowing what I’m doing sometimes. We’ve faced a lot of tragedies and dark times, and that song represents us. We’re always going to try and look for the light in the darkness. We’ll thrive there if we have to. There’s a whole dark side of the moon we don’t know about, and we’re going to explore it. That’s what’s happening musically on this album."
That experimentation hits a high note during “Never Say.” With its massive stadium-size refrain and rapturous instrumentation, the track brandishes undeniable universality. “It’s one of two songs blatantly about romantic relationships on the album,” says the vocalist. “My parents have been together for over thirty years. No matter what they go through, they refuse to walk away from each other. We completely admire our mom and dad and that loyalty. My brother and I have brought that into our own relationships. I have someone in my life who has helped pull me out of the emotional abyss I was in. She’s shown me what it’s like to be happy again. I don’t want to be the one to say goodbye.”
At the same time, the album still delivers a distinct wallop on the pummeling, riff-driven opener “Love & War,” co-written with songwriters Julien Jorgensen and Matty McCloskey. Seesawing between a guillotine-sharp guitar and a distinct groove, it explodes on impact. “The guitar was just nasty,” smiles Adrian. “The melody came right out. I was arguing with my girlfriend at the time, and it shaped the lyrics and subject matter of the song.”
Ultimately, OTHERWISE do achieve Peace At All Costs, and they hope you will too. He concludes, “Our main goal is for people to feel hope. We attempted to do that on True Love Never Dies. We want to continue that fight on this and subsequent albums. There are so many emotions in life. You’re not just always angry, happy, or sad. When the dark moments come, you just have to stay strong within yourself and you can make it through. We need to stay hopeful together. That’s the point.”
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Islander
Islander
It has been quite a journey for ISLANDER, who, in just over a year, have gone from obscurity to a band in constant radio rotation. Fueled with a combination of emotionally capturing songs and audience grabbing live shows, ISLANDER continue to lead at the forefront of their peers.

ISLANDER have stayed busy, constantly touring with bands such as Korn, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Suicide Silence, Seether, Nothing More and many others. Catch their energetic live show in a city near you!

"These guys just might be the new force in heavy rock"
- Alternative Press



“New school band with old school soul and passion. Keep your eyes and ears open for these guys!” – Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D

“Creativity gets an A+.” – H.R. of BAD BRAINS
9Electric
9Electric
9E colors their soundscape with cutting edge dance/electronic influences like Skrillex, Nero, Pendulum and The Prodigy, blending the digital mayhem with industrial-rock grooves reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, and Static-X. In February of 2011, the Hollywood based quartet unveiled this new sound in their premiere show at The Roxy Theatre. In their short career, 9ELECTRIC has developed a manic, high energy performance style accompanied by go-go dancers, custom lighting, and synched video projections. It's a dance party that rocks! 9E recently brought their live show on tour with Island Records recording artists American Head Charge, gaining legions of fans who have taken to the internet and spread 9ELECTRIC's songs and videos like a virus. As of April 2012, 9E videos have been viewed over 800,000 times on YouTube, and 9E have over 10,000 fans on Facebook. In April, 2012, 9E released their first single DESTROY AS YOU GO - featuring guest vocals by Wayne Static (Static-X) – to online retailers including iTunes. The single was also added to radio stations across the US including some national satellite stations.
Monaghans Dixon
Monaghans Dixon
Monaghans Dixon formed in August of 2012 consisting of Cody Kellogg and Max Smith. The idea was to create a sound that would set them apart from the rest, while bringing a wealth of originality to the rock genre, which is moderately difficult to accomplish these days. The band went through a few internal adjustments before finalizing its lineup to date: Cody Kellogg, Max Smith, Andrew Dame, Clayton Birtcher, and Corey Goldman. MD found Andrew through a good friend in the summer of 2013, and Clayton through an online website for musicians looking for bands. As of April 2015, Monaghans Dixon added a fifth member to the band; bassist, Corey Goldman, a mutual friend of Cody's through a guitar class at ASU. The talent, passion, dedication, and creativity that exists between the members of the band not only showcases their individual abilities as musicians, but also brings a new sound and ideas to heightened levels as a single unit.
Venue Information:
Pub Rock
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
http://www.pubrocklive.com/