Alien Ant Farm - Mantras Launch Tour

Mon Apr 29 2024

7:00 PM Doors

Black Sheep

2106 E. Platte Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909

$25.00

All Ages

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X103.9 Presents
Alien Ant Farm - Mantras Launch Tour

  • Alien Ant Farm

    Alien Ant Farm

    Alternative Rock

    The SoCal alt-metal foursome Alien Ant Farm formed in 1996 with the raging singer/songwriter Dryden Mitchell, guitarist Terry Corso, bassist Tye Zamora, and drummer Mike Cosgrove. All were bored with their day jobs and sought something else to break them from corporate norms. Music allowed them to freely express themselves, and a friendship was born. They independently released their quirky debut, Greatest Hits, toward the end of the '90s and soon enough noise surrounded the band. It won the award for Best Independent Album at the 1999 L.A. Music Awards and Alien Ant Farm found themselves striking a deal with Papa Roach's New Noize, which is partners with DreamWorks.

    Two years later they made their major-label introduction with ANThology, issued in March 2001. Debut single "Smooth Criminal" was a funky metal mix of Michael Jackson's original song, and pop kids of the TRL generation loved it. The song hit number one on the modern rock charts, and the album eventually went platinum. A year later, between tours of Europe, the band was back in the studio recording new music. Their new song "Bug Bites" was featured in the Tobey Maguire flick Spiderman in May 2002. But while traveling in Spain to a gig in Portugal that same month, the band's bus collided with a truck, killing their driver, Christopher Holland. The band and crew members suffered various injuries as well, most seriously Mitchell, who fractured his C2 vertebra. Thankfully, he came out of surgery able to walk, though suffered some nerve damage and a slight loss of motion.

    Committed to getting back to work and pushing the incident aside, Alien Ant Farm hit the studio to record their follow-up record. truANT was issued in May 2003, right as DreamWorks was dissolving as a label. As a result, the album barely made a splash on the U.S. charts, though the single "These Days" managed to crack the Top 30. Guitarist Corso subsequently exited the group and was replaced by Joe Hill. Zamora next left for college after recording of the band's fourth effort wrapped. Up in the Attic appeared in July 2006 on New Door Records, as hardcore vet Alex Barreto (Chain Of Strength, Inside Out) entered on bass. Alien Ant Farm simultaneously released the DVD BUSted, which included music videos, live footage, and a candid documentary.

    Up In The Attic didn't perform especially well and the group entered a period of uncertainty. Bassist Tye Zamora departed to attend college--he was replaced by Alex Barreto--but he came back along with Terry Corso in 2008. However, progress was not linear for AAF: there were sideprojects abound until they started to play shows in 2009 (the same year as their first live album, Alien Ant Farm: Live in Germany). The original lineup reunited in 2010 and played shows with regularity over the next three years. As they started recording a new album, Zamora left once again. He was replaced by Tim Peugh and with the new bassist aboard, they set out to record a new album. Called Always And Forever, the record came out in February 2015. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

  • Ipecac

    Ipecac

    Alternative Rock

    As a hard working, hard rocking band on the rise, Ipecac released their debut EP on Denver's time honored independent record label, Sailor Records and signed with Austin's boutique rock management company, Dead Rose Management. Sailor Records describes the band as “solid rock with a soul feel and a glam flair". The lyrics convey a message of hope, but in an emphatic "don’t mess with me" kind of way. Their newest self-titled EP promises an amazing rock 'n' roll experience that begs to be replayed time and time again.
     
    Gathering awards from all over the metro, Westword Denver recently gave Ipecac their Editor's Choice award for Best Rock Band and the Denver fan's voted them The Best Rock Band in Westword Denver's "Best Of Denver '' poll.  Denver’s Indie 102.3’s voted Ipecac Best Local Band of 2023. With an insanely entertaining rock show, the band has played the Denver's Underground Music Showcase for the last three years, as well as the Westword Music Showcase and FOCOMX, and was Indie 102.3's featured performance artist for July 2023. Always inclusive in their support of everyone in the Denver scene, Ipecac has donated shows for Haseya Advocacy Program, Celebration of Pride, Marshall Fire Relief and Milestones for Maxwell to name a few.
  • Ozonic

    Ozonic

    Rock

    Ozonic is the combination of genres that each member grew up with, such as pop punk, classical, electronica, and several other that culminates in something truly unique. The project began as an idea that lead vocalist Colin Bovberg had in 2015. Colin was the man behind the solo project known as The Epic Weatherman, through which he performed gigs and released music from 2008 to 2016. Around 2015 he decided he wanted to collaborate with other musicians to expand his vision and elevate The Epic Weatherman to a new level. At this time the project was renamed Weathervein, in honor of the original moniker. Between 2015-2016, Weathervein performed re-imaginings of tracks by The Epic Weatherman, as well as their own original music.
     
      During this time, the band realized that the music they had started creating began to differ significantly from The Epic Weatherman songs. This led to a rebirth of the group, and the name was changed to Ozonic, in order to better convey the fresh sound they were creating. Ozonic released their debut EP “Take Me For A Ride” on April 10th, 2017, and their sophomore Self-Titled EP on July 17th, 2021. This was followed up by their single Neon Weekend on September 16th, 2022. Their newest single, Cirque, is streaming everywhere NOW!

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Alien Ant Farm - Mantras Launch Tour

Mon Apr 29 2024 7:00 PM Doors

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Alien Ant Farm - Mantras Launch Tour

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