KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS

Adelitas Way, Letters From The Fire, The Black Moods, Manafest, Breakdown Boulevard

Event Info:

Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise
Boise , ID
Tuesday Mar 07, 2017
Show: 8:00 PM
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages
$14.00 - $35.00

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ALL AGES
Adelitas Way
(Heavy Metal)
Edgy Las Vegas-based hard rock outfit Adelitas Way broke into the mainstream in 2009 with the song "Invincible," which appeared on numerous television spots for CSI Miami and served as the theme song for the weekly World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars show. Formed in the late 2000s by lead vocalist Rick DeJesus and lead guitarist Chris Iorio, the band (which also included rhythm guitarist Keith Wallen, bassist Derek Johnston, and drummer Trevor Stafford) released its eponymous debut on Virgin Records in July 2009. The band's sophomore effort, Home School Valedictorian, arrived in summer 2011 and featured new lead guitarist Robert Zakaryan after Iorio left the group within five months of their debut's release. At the ...
Edgy Las Vegas-based hard rock outfit Adelitas Way broke into the mainstream in 2009 with the song "Invincible," which appeared on numerous television spots for CSI Miami and served as the theme song for the weekly World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars show. Formed in the late 2000s by lead vocalist Rick DeJesus and lead guitarist Chris Iorio, the band (which also included rhythm guitarist Keith Wallen, bassist Derek Johnston, and drummer Trevor Stafford) released its eponymous debut on Virgin Records in July 2009. The band's sophomore effort, Home School Valedictorian, arrived in summer 2011 and featured new lead guitarist Robert Zakaryan after Iorio left the group within five months of their debut's release. At the ...
Edgy Las Vegas-based hard rock outfit Adelitas Way broke into the mainstream in 2009 with the song "Invincible," which appeared on numerous television spots for CSI Miami and served as the theme song for the weekly World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars show. Formed in the late 2000s by lead vocalist Rick DeJesus and lead guitarist Chris Iorio, the band (which also included rhythm guitarist Keith Wallen, bassist Derek Johnston, and drummer Trevor Stafford) released its eponymous debut on Virgin Records in July 2009. The band's sophomore effort, Home School Valedictorian, arrived in summer 2011 and featured new lead guitarist Robert Zakaryan after Iorio left the group within five months of their debut's release. At the end of 2012, writing began for the band's third album, while only six months later, Keith Wallen announced that he was leaving. In July 2013 the group entered the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz to record Stuck, which was released the following year. ~ James Christopher Monger & Rich Wilson, Rovi

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Letters From The Fire
(Hard Rock)
“These are our stories our trials and tribulations. This is who we are.”That’s Mike Keller, the guitarist/founder behind the Bay Area rock powerhouse Letters From the Fire, explaining his band’s moniker. Ostensibly lifted from an old lyric, the phrase now serves as both a reminder of the band’s sometimes turbulent origin—as well as a rallying cry as the group moves forward and (re)introduces themselves to the music world. While Letters From the Fire has existed for a bit, the group only recently solidified a lineup that best represents Keller’s original vision (the band is rounded out by Alexa Kabazie, Cameron Stucky, Clayton Wages and Brian Sumwalt). The band found a modicum of early success doing ...
“These are our stories our trials and tribulations. This is who we are.”That’s Mike Keller, the guitarist/founder behind the Bay Area rock powerhouse Letters From the Fire, explaining his band’s moniker. Ostensibly lifted from an old lyric, the phrase now serves as both a reminder of the band’s sometimes turbulent origin—as well as a rallying cry as the group moves forward and (re)introduces themselves to the music world. While Letters From the Fire has existed for a bit, the group only recently solidified a lineup that best represents Keller’s original vision (the band is rounded out by Alexa Kabazie, Cameron Stucky, Clayton Wages and Brian Sumwalt). The band found a modicum of early success doing ...
“These are our stories our trials and tribulations. This is who we are.”That’s Mike Keller, the guitarist/founder behind the Bay Area rock powerhouse Letters From the Fire, explaining his band’s moniker. Ostensibly lifted from an old lyric, the phrase now serves as both a reminder of the band’s sometimes turbulent origin—as well as a rallying cry as the group moves forward and (re)introduces themselves to the music world. While Letters From the Fire has existed for a bit, the group only recently solidified a lineup that best represents Keller’s original vision (the band is rounded out by Alexa Kabazie, Cameron Stucky, Clayton Wages and Brian Sumwalt). The band found a modicum of early success doing national tours with the likes of Fuel, Trapt, Non Point and Pop Evil, recording with former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody and scoring a few rock radio hits (“Zombies in the Sun,” a cover of “Eleanor Rigby”). But singer changes abounded... until they met Alexa Kabazie. “We heard about this singer from Kile Odell, this producer we were working with,” says Keller. “She was killing it on the demos we heard. We had to fly to North Carolina just to see if she could do it in person. She nailed the audition literally on the first try. Two weeks later, we already had seven songs ready to go. She’s a star in the making.” With Kabazie now helping out on melody and lyrics, the band shifted gears. “She was all over the heavy stuff,” says Keller. “We actually scratched a lot of stuff and wrote around her voice. It’s interesting what she brings, because we’re not really like In This Moment or Halestorm or anything you’re hearing in rock right now.” You can hear the band’s new focus on Worth the Pain, 13 new songs that offer a beguiling mix of melody and heaviness. Along the way, the album offers twists and turns: The slow piano build of “At War” gives way to the harsher realm of “Control,” while the heavy groove of “Last December” co-exists near the perfect mix of pop and aggression in “Mother Misery.” Throughout, Kabazie sounds both defiant and reflective, stating “I’ve been a soldier in every battle except my own” and, in the title track, simply stating “Thank you for walking away.” There are wounds here. “The record is full of stories,” says Keller. “And this is the first time I really felt something lyrically when we were writing the record. Alexa actually says what she means. Her songs actually have helped me get through a lot of my own personal shit.” The first single, “Give In to Me,” a pummeling mix of electronics and heavy guitar, centers around a person who has an addiction that gives into their dark side. To compliment the song, the video features a mysterious stranger torturing a prisoner, who (Fight Club-esque spoiler alert) ends up being themselves. After the video and album release, the band plans to hit the road for the foreseeable future, concentrating on the now. “We’re just going to play the new stuff,” says Keller. “Shed the past, let this stand on its own.” Expect the album’s title track to be a highlight. Like the band’s name, it seems to summarize the group’s early struggles and present triumphs. “With everything we’ve gone through, we kept fighting,” says Keller. “There were times we were so close to giving up and moving on. At the end of the day, it’s been worth the struggle and the fight to do this.”

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The Black Moods
(Music)
The Black Moods are a 3-piece rock outfit hailing from Tempe, Arizona, by way of the Missouri Ozarks. This band is bringing a new level of heat out of the Sonora desert. Led by one of the most electric front men/guitarists in music today. The Black Moods bring to the world what rock music has been missing for quite some time - PURE, EFFORTLESS TALENT. The band's self-titled debut album is packed with a healthy dose of guitar driven power houses such as "Can't Sleep at Night" & "Like A Wave," to compelling sing-along anthems like "Hey You" & "Don't Let Them Get You Down." Comprised of Josh Kennedy (lead guitarist/vocalist), Johannes Lar (bassist), and Danny "Chico" Diaz (drums), ...
The Black Moods are a 3-piece rock outfit hailing from Tempe, Arizona, by way of the Missouri Ozarks. This band is bringing a new level of heat out of the Sonora desert. Led by one of the most electric front men/guitarists in music today. The Black Moods bring to the world what rock music has been missing for quite some time - PURE, EFFORTLESS TALENT. The band's self-titled debut album is packed with a healthy dose of guitar driven power houses such as "Can't Sleep at Night" & "Like A Wave," to compelling sing-along anthems like "Hey You" & "Don't Let Them Get You Down." Comprised of Josh Kennedy (lead guitarist/vocalist), Johannes Lar (bassist), and Danny "Chico" Diaz (drums), ...
The Black Moods are a 3-piece rock outfit hailing from Tempe, Arizona, by way of the Missouri Ozarks. This band is bringing a new level of heat out of the Sonora desert. Led by one of the most electric front men/guitarists in music today. The Black Moods bring to the world what rock music has been missing for quite some time - PURE, EFFORTLESS TALENT. The band's self-titled debut album is packed with a healthy dose of guitar driven power houses such as "Can't Sleep at Night" & "Like A Wave," to compelling sing-along anthems like "Hey You" & "Don't Let Them Get You Down." Comprised of Josh Kennedy (lead guitarist/vocalist), Johannes Lar (bassist), and Danny "Chico" Diaz (drums), the trio blends various Rock & Roll styles that span from the past 4 decades to form their own signature sound that resembles what would be the musical offspring of Bad Company and the Foo Fighters. The band's live show is filled with high energy, infectious guitar solos and attitude that can keep the crowds' attention for hours. Having received acclaimed praise from fans and critics alike as equal parts natural talent and live performance superstars, the group delivers powerful guitar riffs, melodic bass and drum beats that make your heart pound like a kick drum. Fresh out of the studio with producers Kenny Carkeet (AWOLNATION) and Jim Kaufman (Helmet, Opiate for the Masses), The Black Moods have been touring since their debut album was released in April 2012. Don't miss your chance to see this band live and get your own personal glimpse of rock & roll history in the making.

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Manafest
(Urban)
In a world where conformity is king and sticking with the status quo is often a well-honed survival instinct, four-time Dove Award nominee Manafest has always found contentment in doing his own thing.  ...
In a world where conformity is king and sticking with the status quo is often a well-honed survival instinct, four-time Dove Award nominee Manafest has always found contentment in doing his own thing.  ...
In a world where conformity is king and sticking with the status quo is often a well-honed survival instinct, four-time Dove Award nominee Manafest has always found contentment in doing his own thing.  And refusing to be anyone but himself has clearly served him—and his artistry well. Even on the heels of his wildly popular, bestselling album Fighter, Manafest (real name: Chris Greenwood) refused to settle into a familiar, if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it mentality when making the follow-up, The Moment. If anything, the Canadian born and California-based artist and author was even more compelled to dig deeper both lyrically and creatively.  The result is easily Manafest’s most innovative and personal project yet. Centering around the importance is being present in all of life’s moments, whether big or small, Manafest also shook things up sonically by teaming up with three producers, Thousand Foot Krutch’s Joel Bruyere (10 tracks), frequent collaborator Adam Messinger (“Edge of My Life” and Joshua O’Haire (“Light”). Giving listeners a transparent look behind the curtain of his thoughts, beliefs and outlook on life, The Moment also showcases Manafest’s unique abilities as a rapper, rhymer and vocalist.  With the album’s first single “Edge of My Life,” Manafest’s passionate approach to song craft is immediately evident. A declarative, hopeful ode to surviving and thriving in life’s most challenging seasons, Manafest definitely sings with the conviction of someone who’s been there. One of those special moments that every artist hopes for—and aspires to— when making an album, the track’s memorable, melodic structure is definitely easy on the ears as well. For the album’s title track, Manafest successfully merges style and substance and issues a stirring clarion call against compromise and selling out for money, while “My Way” and “Cage” are inspiring personal pleas for being independent and pursuing your specific passions despite what the masses may think. “A lot of people will try and force you into a box, but it’s crucial to find your own path,” Manafest shares. “I’ve learned you’ve got to lean on your dreams, and that dream has to be so big that you’re not willing to back down on it. With my music, I know I only have three to four minutes to say something, and with some songs, I just want people to rock out. With others, I want people to be inspired to go change the world.” As someone who has always used his platform to share what God has done in his life, Manafest always wants to meet listeners where they are. On “Diamonds,” which he co-wrote with Thousand Foot Krutch’s frontman Trevor McNevan, he tackles the timely issue of addiction.  “When we were working on the beat, I couldn’t stop thinking about someone struggling with addiction and turning to drugs,” Manafest remembers. “I remember reading Brian ‘Head’ Welch’s book, Save Me From Myself, and how he took a picture of what he didn’t want to have power over him. After giving up drugs, he found some while cleaning his house. Before he flushed them down the toilet, he took a picture of them, a reminder of ‘Hey, you don’t have power over me.’ That imagery was on my mind as I was writing ‘Diamonds.’” Providing contrast to the album’s more serious moments, “Paradise” and “Thrill of it All” are joyful ruminations from the other side of struggle. Whether celebrating the sacrifices that he and his wife made to pursue God’s calling in “Paradise” or happily reflecting on the magical moments found in everyday realities in “Thrill of It All,” Manafest offers a full picture of God’s grace in the ordinary and extraordinary. And as a first-time father to a daughter, London, he says her arrival has made everything in life so much bigger and more awesome. “All of the songs were written before she was born, but knowing I was going to have a kid made me reach deeper. It made me realize that the decisions I was making weren’t just affecting me anymore,” Manafest reflects. “All my songs are part of my legacy that I’m going to be leaving behind, and I want to make sure I don’t take that lightly.”

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Breakdown Boulevard
(Alternative Rock)
Breakdown Boulevard is a three piece grunge/rock trio that formed in the early summer of 2013. They combine their love for rock, grunge, and pop music to create an eclectic array of catchy hooks and rocking riffs.