100.3 The X & Knitting Factory Presents:
FREE X SHOW: RED
Over the last decade, RED has emerged as a career artist. Their honesty and transparency about who they are as human beings, what motivates and inspires them, and what they aim to accomplish with each step forward has established an army of loyal fans.
The band's success emerged through a pure emotional connection with their audience, the power of their live performances, and most importantly, the passionate, honest dedication of band members Michael Barnes, Anthony Armstrong, and Randy Armstrong. Michael offers, "There is a certain ache in the melody and passion of our music. I feel it can reach emotionally into the soul of the listener and open up places in their heart they didn't know existed. We wear our emotions on our sleeves, and are OK with who we are and telling others about the struggles we are facing." Anthony adds, "We deliver our music and message aggressively using themes of theatricality and delving into the darkest parts of our lives in order to bring out the good. We are relentless and will stop at nothing to deliver great music that will inspire and bring the best we've got in our performances.
The band's new album of Beauty and Rage is "about suffering and finding the beauty in that,” says vocalist Michael. “No one in this world likes to suffer, myself included, but we only become the strong individuals we are today from the trials and hardships we faced in the past. I remember meeting a teenager on Winter Jam 2013 who had terminal cancer. He wanted to meet us because we were his favorite band. In a sense, you might consider this a tragedy since his life was going to be taken away from him at such an early age. What I saw was beauty in the way that he handled his illness. The teen was full of hope and spirit, and even in his last days he was encouraging others and wanting to give of himself to make a difference in this world. To me that is a testament of the Beauty that can be found in the Rage of life."
As RED looks forward, Michael shares, "2015 will be a building year for us. I am feeling very confident in the music and hope the emotions in the songs will be realized and connect well with our audience and new listeners. My hopes for beyond would be that we would be able to show this record, in live set design, to its full capacity. We would love to maximize the world that we have created between the music, graphic novel, and bring it to the live stage. We want to put on a show that is unexpected and people will be talking about for years to come." Randy offers, "My hopes for 2015 and beyond are just to continue to make music that people will appreciate their whole life – music we can always be proud of because we were real."
After more than a decade of playing, recording, and touring with different successful Boise based bands, Fred Fischer (Midline), Jim McCrostie (Half The World), Cliff Miller (Abrupt Edge) and Alfred de Varona (Xex, Calderra) spent most of 2013 creating a new band called Cure For The Fall. This band pulls together elements from all their previous bands successes and molds them into a ferocious rock and roll machine. The music of Cure For The Fall is filled with what you would expect from this gathering of talented musicians...Crushing Guitars, Powerful and Hook Filled Vocals, and a truly Bruising Rhythm Section. We look forward to bringing you new music in 2013 and hope to see and meet you all at the shows.
From melodic and harmonious piano tracks to hard hitting dominant guitars, AsFireFalls is definitely a band you want to listen to and don't want to miss live. Although the band has been around since 2011, it was re-formed in late 2013 in Boise, Idaho and quickly became a hard-hitting, energetic, unstoppable metal machine and they definitely know how to show it on stage.
Original music is described by fans as Metal or Electronic/Post Hardcore. When AFF is not playing shows or working on new music, the band enjoys hanging out together as friends, but as soon as they step on a stage and stop being four people and become one band, it quickly becomes apparent that their performance is their true outlet and haven.
AsFireFalls’ single “World In Grey" has appeared in the TOP 30 Christian Rock Charts on Billboard, gaining them quick popularity in the Christian Rock and Secular Rock scene. Recently, their radio single "Branson The Bear" entered the charts at number 6 in the Billboard TOP 30 for Christian Rock and is currently still there after 4 weeks.
AsFireFalls enjoys big festivals, touring and has a lot of experience on bigger stages. A running list of bands they have shared the stage with include Marianas Trench, Shamans Harvest, The Nixon Rodeo, Project 86, Emery, Family Force 5, Thousand Foot Krutch, Switchfoot, Falling Up, Everyday Sunday, Nine Lashes, Seventh Day Slumber, Ilia, Hawk Nelson, Audio Adrenaline and many more! Some of the larger shows AsFireFalls has played includes Warped Tour 2015, the Idaho State Fair 2010/2011/2012, Treasure Valley God & Country Festival at the Ford Idaho Center, Boise Music Festival, KTSY Parktacular 2010/2011/2012/2014, Nuart Block Party, and the Air1 main stage at JoshuaFest 2014 and 2015 and Creation Fest 2015, along with many other shows in the West.
In addition to their unique sound and positive message, AsFireFalls is known for its energetic fresh performance and crowd interaction. It doesn't matter what size the stage is, AsFireFalls keeps the energy high and fills the stage with not only great music but an amazing performance as well.
Fans love how “real” the band is on and off the stage and how they actually enjoy hanging out and interacting with them.
AsFireFalls is currently unsigned and playing as often as possible, building their fan base and fulfilling their calling along the way.
Think of us as a syndicate. As a group of people who believe in promoting freedom of expression, thought, and creativity. We support the common interest of the human race and want to drive forward the beginning of global peace and prosperity. We bow to no one, but we will stand for everyone.
Our music exposes the evil in this world, empowers the powerless, and embodies the dedication to obtain a higher collective intelligence in the next chapter of humanity. That chapter starts now. That chapter is Chapter Black