Four Year Strong
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Hawthorne Theatre 503-233-7100
1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland, OR
6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). All Ages.
$17.00 advance tix from Cascade Tickets.
$20.00 at the door.
ABOUT FOUR YEAR STRONG--
Four Year Strong rose to the occasion with their 2007 debut Rise or Die Trying. They explained it all in 2009 with Explains It All, an album of influential 90s cover songs. In 2010, Four Year Strong have released their most powerful release to date: Enemy of the World. Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar), Dan O'Conner (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Weiss (Bass), Josh Lyford (Synth), and Jake Massucco (Drums) are Four Year Strong. The band has long since graduated from their closet venue and community center background, selling out 2000-capacity headlining shows across America with their perfected formula of unrelenting spirit, gut-wrenchingly good music, and no flashy gimmicks. Their unique blend of brutal breakdowns and soaring choruses incites a riot like nothing seen before, leaving live crowds and CD listeners alike fired up and eager for more.
Their debut, Rise or Die Trying, caught the ears of Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and in February 2008, the band was proud to announce its partnership with Decaydance Records, joining the ranks of bands like Panic! At The Disco and Gym Class Heroes. With the support of both Decaydance and Universal Motown, Four Year Strong are building themselves to the top with an indestructible foundation.
Their influences range from Lifetime to Saves the Day, Gorilla Biscuits to New Found Glory. «We just play exactly what we want to hear,» describes Dan, explaining their combination of hardcore and pop-punk. The five guys of Four Year Strong have already headlined multiple tours and shared the stage with Paramore, AFI, and pop-punk legends New Found Glory, as well as touring across Japan, Australia, Europe and the UK.
Four Year Strong have graced the covers of Alternative Press, Kerrang, AMP and Outburn Magazines, not to mention a spot as one of Rolling Stone's «40 Bands You Need To Know». Frequenting the iTunes Top Alternative charts, Smartpunk Top 10 sales and Purevolume's «most played» charts, the band has garnered over 19 million plays on MySpace by simply making music the way they want it to be made.
Four Year Strong combine equal parts melody and mayhem; however, their true talent lies in the ability to use these parts to create one exciting, infectious whole. «We wanted to put out a great record and not just a bunch of great songs.» Four Year Strong continue to move up and up until they've taken the world by storm and their new album, Enemy of the World, is a powerhouse testament to hard work and good music. Enemy of the World arrived March 9th, 2010 at number #45 on the Billboard Top 200. With an upcoming headlining Tonight We Feel Alive tour, there is only one way to prepare for the power will follow in the coming months:
Canada's Seaway is a five-member band that makes exuberant punk-pop and emo-rock. Formed in Oakville, Ontario in 2011, Seaway originally featured the talents of vocalist Ryan Locke, vocalist/guitarist Patrick Carleton, guitarist Andrew Eichinger, bassist Adam Shoji, and drummer Ken Taylor. Following the recording of several EPs, the group made its full-length album debut with 2013's Hoser. In 2015, Seaway returned with their sophomore album, Colour Blind, featuring the singles «Freak» and «Best Mistake.»
ABOUT LIKE PACIFIC--
That's the calling card of Toronto pop punk group Like Pacific. Since 2010, the band has been developing its own unique space amongst its peers in pop punk's newest wave, channeling anger and frustration in lieu of sadness and defeatism. The lyrical sentiments are met by the band's sound, borrowing from early 2000's emo-drenched pop punk but with their own twist of hardcore ferocity.
Now, with the release of their self-titled EP on New Damage Records and Pure Noise Records, the Toronto five-piece plans to bring their angst-filled, anthemic songs to anyone who will hear them. Like Pacific has already gotten off to a fierce start in 2015, including tours with the likes of Vanna, A Loss For Words, Pentimento, and a festival appearance at Southeast Best. All this to be done before the year is even half over.
The band's tireless work ethic and unique spot in a crowded genre take centre stage in watching their growth, with their debut full length record on the horizon.»
ABOUT LIFE LESSONS--
Oklahoma Pop Punk
Blending pure, raw emotion with elements of alternative rock and punk roots, Grayscale has spent the past four years crafting their own unique loud and catchy sound. Delving into their deepest personal thoughts and experiences, lyricists Collin Walsh and Dallas Molster call it as they see it, no matter how brutally honest. The band's bouncy rhythms and memorable hooks will stick in your head on first listen, and their relatable lyrics and stories will have you singing and screaming along in no time.
Emerging quickly from the thriving Philadelphia punk scene, Grayscale have been at it since late 2011 building a strong reputation and gaining steam among fans and music lovers. Coming off of their successful «Change EP» release in April 2015, the band is now preparing to unveil its latest and most complete collection of songs to date in their Anchor Eighty Four full-length debut: «What We're Missing.» With stronger hooks, more intricate instrumentation, and well-narrated stories, WWM is sizing up to be the band's next big step in today's music scene.