Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Column for May 6, 2009

Tomorrow, May 7, Amperage, Audacious and Redline open for the Trust Company at The Icon, an all-ages venue on Main Street in Pocatello. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $10.

Redline is an Idaho-based hard rock/metal band, known for playing the full range of rock genres. Listen for “Fight,” “Breathe,” or “No Excuse,” heavy songs that appeal to metal fans, “Control,” a modern rock radio friendly song, or slower songs like “Gone Away.” A recent live performance of “Gone Away” on KBER received a great response.

Redline is fronted by lead singer Todd Page, who also plays rhythm and acoustic guitars, with guitarist Glen Petty, bassist Jack Wininger and Bill Page on drums.

Pocatello rock fans may remember that Redline played the first Pokapalooza. Since that time, the band has played all over the west, including the famous Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, CA. Wininger said, “we love the fans in Pocatello, and the music scene is great. There are so many very talented bands from Pocatello and Idaho Falls areas. We love to play with the bands from these areas; it’s always a good time.” Find out more about Redline at

The Trust Company, from Alabama, is an alternative rock group formed in 1997 and is perhaps best known for the 2002 single, "Downfall." The generating album on Geffen Records, “The Lonely Position of Neutral,” went Gold that year with over 500,000 record sales. Find out more at

Also at The Icon this weekend, We Shot The Moon headlines with Camera Can't Lie, Madison Lights, Anodyne Red and Greyhouse Effect on Friday, May 8. Tickets are $8.

On Saturday, May 9, I Am The Ocean from Salt Lake headlines a third show-in-a-row at The Icon, with Loom, Abrupt Edge, At Dreams End and Death Upon Notice. Tickets are $10.

At Dreams End is an experimental post-industrial band out of Idaho Falls, ID, with only two full time members, Jade Davis and Dirty. They write full band compositions, combining all of their talents and styles to create a cohesive song. Davis and Dirty are creating a sound and style completely different from anything in their musical backgrounds, developing something independent and new. It's industrial; it's dance; it's post-hardcore; it's acoustic.

Davis said, “so far our best received song has been a cover we did of Roxette's ‘The Look,’ which can be downloaded for free at”

Formed just this past year, At Dream’s End is a new band. “Just because we're a new band to the area doesn't mean we're new to the music scene. Dirty has been apart of some Folk acts up in Montana, and I have done many national tours, including The Warped Tour,” Davis said.

Davis further commented, “after being signed twice myself, I have a great appreciation for any band that can stay together and ‘Make It.’ As far as our local music scene goes, I would like to see a greater unity form between all the bands in the area. The harder we all work together the better the scene will be for all of us.”

Davis feels that having the internet has really opened up a lot of doors for the unsigned artists out there. “So I'd have to say that is the best way to get your band heard is with Myspace, Facebook, Purevolume, Reverb Nation, ... the list goes on and on. You will get out just as much as you put in.”

At Dreams end is currently working on an album, “The Nightmare Begins," with plans to release mid- to late summer. Find out more at

I Am The Ocean is a 5-piece post hardcore progressive rock band, currently touring the mountain region. Find them online at

Also on Saturday, The Lucas Cates Band from Madison, WI, is back for a repeat performance at the First National Bar, W. Center St., 9:30 p.m, with Lucas Cates on guitar and vocals, Kenny Leiser on guitars and violin, bassist Mark Noxon and drummer Jesse Warmka.

Formed two years ago, the Lucas Cates band was in Pocatello last year with a rousing and successful performance at the Jensen Hall on the ISU campus. Cates told me they sold 85 CD’s when they were here last, and he hopes to see old fans and meet new ones. They have two full-length albums for sale with enough music for a third to be released in 2010. Find out more at

Find a complete local live music schedule at

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