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»Red

March 29, 2015 7:00 PM

Nashville-based rock outfit RED comprises Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar) Randy Armstrong (bass) and Joe Rickard (drums).Together, its three prior albums -- End of Silence (2006), Innocence & Instinct (2009), and Until We Have Faces (2011) -- have sold nearly 1 million units, garnering two GRAMMY nominations, five GMA Dove Awards, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and 10 consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio.Most recently, RED's Until We Have Faces (Feb. 1, 2011) was the highest national debut at No. 2 on the coveted Billboard Top 200. Additionally, the project topped the following Nielsen SoundScan charts: Current Hard Music, Current Rock Music, Current Alternative, Christian Rock, Current Contemporary Christian Album and Record Label Independent charts. Also its debut week, two of the album's songs were spotlighted on national TV, with TBS' "Conan" featuring "Faceless" and NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" highlighting "Not Alone."In addition, RED is known for its relentless touring, performing alongside notable rock names such as Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowing Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Staind, Third Day, Switchfoot, Skillet and others. Rave reviews for the band's live shows and albums have been featured in top media outlets including Billboard, USA Today, Modern Drummer Magazine, Rolling Stone and Guitar World.ABOUT RELEASE THE PANICWhatever you thought you knew about Essential Records rock band Red, think again. In fact, that's exactly what the four-man alternative rock band wants you to do with every track on its fourth project Release The Panic...think again. Think past your first blush take on Red's lyrical ideas, think beyond the signature aggressive paint-peeling riffs and new-found evocative grooves, and think through the universality of struggle, pain and ultimately hope living in these new songs. Teaming with legendary producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Skillet and many more) and mixed by both Howard Benson and Mike Plotnikoff, Red has uncovered a potent set of standout songs -- including "Perfect Life," "Die For You," "Same Disease" and the title track -- sure to get fans talking, rocking and yes, thinking.The band -- vocalist Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, bassist Randy Armstrong and drummer Joe Rickard -- took the unusual step (for them, at least) of clearing the calendar and coming off the road in the first quarter of 2012. While previous Red projects had coalesced amidst the band's hectic touring schedule, for Release The Panic the band decamped to Los Angeles and Benson's brand-new West Valley Studios. While in L.A., the band lived, breathed, ate, slept and worked, constantly crafting these new tracks, an experience new and invigorating for all members."One of the things Howard stressed was that if he had heard it before, he didn't want to hear it on this record," says Rickard, "so that's why we were really striving to make this as original as we could."At the same time, the band refused to stray away from its pull-no-punches brand of storytelling, with emotive lyrics dealing with mortality, abandonment, paths to redemption and the demands of a pop culture-obsessed society, as found on the initial single, "Perfect Life." "As we recorded in Los Angeles, the inspiration for that song was all around us, all the time," Anthony Armstrong says. "So many people have themselves convinced they're living the sweet life, the good life, and some have worked really hard to get there, but it's the people who are trying, clawing their way to live this kind of life that's troubling." Still, that quest for sonic originality led to some expansion of what Red has become known for: heavy, dark, driving and expansive, with Barnes' gravelly, guttural, from-a-croon-to-a-scream approach solidifying his stand among rock's top vocalists. Release The Panic keeps all that, but meshes in beats, loops, layered vocals and -- dare we say it? -- pop elements. The result is instantly identifiable as Red, but with a freshness that could help define the state of rock ‘n' roll today."The thing I like about this record is that they're very forward-thinking songs for a rock band," Benson says. "These guys are sitting on a powder keg, frankly, and I just can't wait for the rest of the world to hear it."Fans will get a chance to hear songs from Release The Panic when the band jumps on the Winter Jam tour starting in January, followed by a spring headlining tour and select festival dates to be announced.Release The Panic will be available in both Deluxe and Standard editions on February 5. The Deluxe edition includes five additional songs; two brand new and three remixes of "Death of Me," "Hymn for the Missing" and "Breathe Into Me."

5477 South 7th Street
Abilene, TX 79605

»William Clark Green

April 04, 2015 8:00 PM

With two critically esteemed album releases already under his belt, William Clark Green is back and this time it is getting personal. Give Green a pen and paper and he is a lyrical force to be reckoned with. On his critically acclaimed third release, Rose Queen, he is puts it all on the line and makes absolutely no apologies. "Songwriting is reality. People are scared to put reality on paper, but this is 10 times more reality than my past work," he explains bluntly. The past few years have been consumed with Green touring heavily in the booming Texas scene and persistently writing a plethora of songs that are pulled from true to life experiences. Green has adamantly pushed his boundaries as a writer revealing, "Songwriting is exactly what is in your heart, in my opinion, it is not about writing a hit. It is about revealing your heart and your feelings on the paper." The music on Rose Queen ranges from the familiar Cajan flare he is known for on "Let's Go" to the highly reflective and introspective "Welcome to the Family." In the candidly honest lead single, "It's About Time," Will tackles the harsh reality that a significant relationship must end. He explains, "I think the new record will connect with a certain demographic of people who have been effected by something in their lives and therefore can identify with my stories." Not only has Green raised the bar with his seasoned writing and musicianship, he also enlisted a team of powerhouses to mold his full package of artistry. Music industry veteran Rachel Loy was recruited to undertake producing the new record. Green declares, "I was sold on her in just 30 minutes. She installs confidence and challenges me to be better." Also, in the last year he signed with new management, 415 Entertainment, as well as landed a booking deal with Nashville's Paradigm Agency. For the first time, Green embraced the nature of co-writing and included 4 tracks of co-writes on the new album. William Clark Green is definitely no stranger to the music scene; he knew at the ripe age of 13 that he would embrace his passion and work vigorously in order to make a name for himself. As a 7th grader with substantial ambition, he began receiving guitar lessons and spending free time with his cousin writing music and bouncing ideas off of one another. Green draws inspiration from his personal musical hero Willis Allan Ramsey, as well as his father who Green has fond memories of with a guitar in hand. While attending college at Texas Tech University, Green played for a live audience whenever he could and steadily gained notoriety on the Texas music scene. He credits the Blue Light in Lubbock as his unofficial home, where he spent many nights honing on his craft and gaining a loyal army of followers.Rose Queen has already marked a number of milestones for the young storyteller. The debut single, "It's About Time", was welcomed at radio with open arms and earned William's first Top Ten song on Texas Radio. The momentum did not stop there as his follow up single, "She Likes The Beatles," recently scored the #1 position on both the Texas Music Chart (TMC) and the Texas Regional Radio Report (TRRR) in seemingly the blink of an eye. At this rate, the sky is the limit as everyone waits to see what William Clark Green has up his sleeve next. The full album released on April 30, 2013.

5477 South 7th Street
Abilene, TX 79605

»A Hotel On Marvin Gardens

April 09, 2015 7:30 PM

A comedy by Nagle Jackson*Contains strong language.

1642 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697

»A Hotel On Marvin Gardens

April 10, 2015 7:30 PM

A comedy by Nagle Jackson*Contains strong language.

1642 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697

»Los Huracanes

April 10, 2015 7:00 PM

Con una de las carreras más sólidas del ambiente grupero, LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE, se ha convertido en la institución musical más importante en su género. Con 37 años de fructífera carrera, la agrupación ha mantenido su característico estilo norteño, mismo que los ha llevado a ser reconocidos internacionalmente. Dividiendo su tiempo entre Estados Unidos y México, pero multiplicando su talento, en sus más de tres décadas de trayectoria LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE, quienes desde 1972 llevan este nombre, han grabado más de 50 discos y han sido nominados en repetidas ocasiones al Grammy Latino, además de haber sido honrados con las llaves de la ciudad de Cicero, Illinois y Dallas, Tx. Viviendo su música al ritmo del tiempo actual, pero con la experiencia y madurez que les da el ser ya un leyenda de la música norteña, LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE trabajan manteniendo el feliz y armónico encuentro de dos generaciones. Una de ellas está representada por los más adultos, los cuatro hermanos García, Heraclio ‘Rocky", Francisco ‘Pancho', Guadalupe ‘Lupillo' y Jesús ‘Chuy', que iniciaron el grupo hace más de 30 años. La otra corresponde a la renovada fuerza que aportan tres jóvenes talentos veinteañeros: Antonio ‘El Güero', Heraclio ‘Rocky Jr.', ambos hijos de Heraclio; y José Luis Mejía ‘El Chapete', buen amigo y prácticamente hijo adoptivo de toda la familia. Muchas son las características comunes que hermanan a sus siete integrantes. Desde compartir la misma pasión por la música, el canto y la adrenalina del escenario, hasta vivir de manera humilde el gran éxito que les ha traido el cariño y aplauso del público. Heraclio "Rocky" García, es el fundador y líder de LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE, y aunque ser ‘el jefe' "tiene su trabajo", él reflexiona comentando: "Cuando se cuenta con una familia como la mía, trabajar al lado de mis hermanos no es nada difícil. Hay respeto, que es fundamental. Me toleran los errores. Me los han aceptado. Así cualquiera puede ser jefe". El amor y desamor, es tema de la mayoría de sus canciones, sin embargo es el corrido, el género que los ha llenado de satisfacciones y reconocimiento y aunque su estilo sigue siendo el mismo, han tratado de incorporar nuevos elementos musicales, acordes a los cambios que actualmente se dan en la corriente musical lo cual demuestran en cada una de sus producciones. LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE… Son "MI COMPLEMENTO" Creadores de un estilo musical que los ha colocado entre los grupos más importantes de México LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE siguen trabajando duro y lanzan su álbum número 60 titulado "MI COMPLEMENTO". El disco estará a la venta los primeros días de abril de 2009, cuyo primer sencillo de este álbum se titula "La Higuera", un tema de la inspiración del recordado Tito Guízar que ya se ha mandado a las estaciones de radio de México, Estados Unidos y Centroamérica. "MI COMPLEMENTO" es el primer CD para el sello DISA, empresa para la cual LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE firmaron contrato a finales de 2008 y con la que esperan no sólo mantener el éxito en su género sino incrementarlo gracias al trabajo profesional y entregado del equipo de su nueva disquera. En este nuevo álbum, Heraclio, Chuy, Pancho, Lupillo, Antonio, José Luis y Rocky Jr. han plasmado el estilo que por tantos años ha caracterizado a LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE, aunque también se nota su afán de renovarse musicalmente para estar acordes a las exigencias del público juvenil. En "MI COMPLEMENTO" encontraremos desde los corridos hasta las canciones románticas pasando por las chuscas que nunca faltan en sus producciones y como punta de lanza un tema divertido y pegajoso, "La higuera" que sin duda será del gusto popular. De "La higuera" también fue grabado un videoclip fuera de serie que ya ha sido estrenado en las televisoras y que ha sido recibido favorablemente por el público. La idea y producción de este video estuvo a cargo de Lupillo García. LOS HURACANES DEL NORTE combinarán sus presentaciones por México, Estados Unidos y Centroamérica con el trabajo de promoción de este nuevo álbum el cual no puede faltar en la colección musical de todos sus admiradores.

5477 South 7th Street
Abilene, TX 79605

»Mayor's 5/10k

April 11, 2015 8:00 PM

1100 North 6th Street
Abilene, TX 79601

»A Hotel On Marvin Gardens

April 11, 2015 7:30 PM

A comedy by Nagle Jackson*Contains strong language.

1642 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697

»A Hotel On Marvin Gardens

April 16, 2015 7:30 PM

A comedy by Nagle Jackson*Contains strong language.

1642 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697

»A Hotel On Marvin Gardens

April 17, 2015 7:30 PM

A comedy by Nagle Jackson*Contains strong language.

1642 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697

»A Hotel On Marvin Gardens

April 18, 2015 7:30 PM

A comedy by Nagle Jackson*Contains strong language.

1642 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697

»Hinder

April 21, 2015

Hinder is an alternative rock band from Oklahoma City that rose to become one of the country's leading alt rock acts following the release of its debut album Extreme Behavior in 2005. The LP, which earned platinum status many times over in the US, Canada and Australia, served to transform the backwater band into a commercial powerhouse that went on to release several subsequent singles that would be featured on US mainstream music charts on at least 10 occasions. Touring with the likes of alt rock megastars such as Nickelback and Rev Theory throughout the first decade of the 2000s, Hinder is showing no signs of slowing down, and if public exposure and commercial success can be seen as the measure of a band's worth, then this Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee is truly worth its weight in gold.

1700 Highway 36
Abilene, TX 79602

»Taste Of Abilene

April 30, 2015 6:00 PM

1100 North 6th Street
Abilene, TX 79601
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