Dream Eternal Bliss, Dynamite Orchestra, Drive The Bus, Allure

Wed Apr 27 2016

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Debonair Music Hall

1409 Queen Anne Road Teaneck, NJ 07666

All Ages

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Mexicali Live presents
Dream Eternal Bliss / Dynamite Orchestra / Drive The Bus / Allure

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  • Dream Eternal Bliss

    Dream Eternal Bliss

    Rock & Roll

    It’s not every day that a couple of respected progressive rock musicians decide to abandon their love of the long-format concept record and pursue something more commercially appealing, but that’s precisely what happened when Days Before Tomorrow founder, Scott Kahn, got together with DBT bandmate Derek Davodowich to plot the next chapter of their musical journey.

    In many ways this was a full-circle type of journey, as Kahn (keyboards) was inspired to become a musician thanks to his love of British artists such as Gary Numan and Duran Duran, and Davodowich (guitar) came from the world of bands like Toto and Giant. Pop was in their DNA; they just didn’t realize how much so until they began developing material for their new project. 

    “We came at this thinking about classic pop bands with great musicianship that we have always loved,” Kahn explains. “Roxette, Berlin, Duran Duran. These were great European artists that were never afraid to feature guitars alongside big keyboards.” Davodowich shares, “We also love modern bands such as Chvrches and Keane. So for us, the new band was about combining our love of classic and modern Euro-pop with our need to create meaningful music that has depth, intricacies, and a broad stylistic appeal.” 

    The as-yet unnamed group began songwriting with another prog rock stalwart—Kahn’s collaborator in Beyond Tomorrow, bassist Pete Blomstrom (of the classic prog band, Generator, and the immensely well-known Rush tribute act, Hemispheres). Although Blomstrom’s tenure was only meant to be a temporary one to aid in the initial songwriting and recording, his wicked bass grooves were an essential element that led to the making of the band’s debut EP.

    The search for a vocalist took a bit more time as Kahn and Davodowich needed to find just the right kind of singer that would bring their unique musical vision to life. They spent time auditioning numerous talented, young women with varying levels of stage and studio experience who sang in a wide range of styles. Eventually, they took a chance on Carrie Edwards, the least experienced from a rock band perspective (she had more of a theater background). “We picked the singer we felt was the best raw, undeveloped talent,” explains Kahn. “While other vocalists might have had a bit more polish and finish, they were all kind of similar to each other—and to what’s on the radio today, which isn’t so exciting. But Carrie had the ‘It’ factor for us. She has a unique voice that brought just the right character and attitude to the band, and her talent for developing lyrics and melodies was more in line with our modern rock vibe than anyone else demonstrated.” 

    “I was really excited to work with Scott and Derek,” explained Edwards. “They allowed me to live out a childhood dream, and if their ridiculous musical talents weren't enough to be inspirational, their faith in me was such great encouragement. I can't exactly understand it myself, being a bit of a rookie, but I know that's why we've been able to create music really well together.”

    Drummer Byron Barbieri (Empire Hydeous) had shared New York City stages many years prior with Kahn, and it was their mutual friend and former alternative rock bandmate, Dave Sempier (Five Star Dive/Untitled Art) who knew that these two would make a perfect musical fit. 

    Together, the band became DreamEternalBliss, or, simply, DEB, a name that ideally suites the dreamy, synth-pop element of the band’s sound. Combining the vibe of classic New Wave with modern rock attitude and a touch of prog rock grandeur, DreamEternalBliss deliver a fresh, new sound that innovates; not emulates.

  • Dynamite Orchestra

    Dynamite Orchestra

    Pop

    Dynamite Orchestra is a three-piece rock/pop group from North Jersey consisting of drums, bass, guitar and vocals. The band successfully blends Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Folk and more together along with the storyteller writing styles of Tom Waits, Springsteen and Lou Reed. Each songs brings you into their world of heart break, lust, love and dreams. Artists people relate the band to include Foo Fighters, Black Keys and Fall Out Boy. 

  • Drive The Bus

    Drive The Bus

    Rock & Roll

    ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING THINGS ABOUT NEW JERSEY’S DRIVE THE BUS IS THAT THEY DEFY THE CONFINES OF TRADITIONAL GENRES. WHILE ONE SONG CAN BE AN ODE TO ‘70S PUNK ROCK, THE NEXT HAS A BLUESY-ROCK FEEL THAT CAN’T BE DENIED. IT’S NO WONDER THEY’VE DRAWN COMPARISONS TO ACTS AS DIVERSE AS THE WHO, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, AND THE RAMONES. ON TOP OF THAT, THEY HOLD A KIND OF OLD SCHOOL FEROCITY THAT SIMPLY DOESN’T EXIST WITH EMERGING BANDS TODAY. THEIR RELENTLESS TENACITY IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH, AND IN A SOCIETY THAT VALUES FACEBOOK NUMBERS OVER TALENT, DTB THROWS OUT SOCIAL NORMS TO MAKE MUSIC THEY LOVE FIRST AND FOREMOST. NO RULES, NO RESTRICTIONS, JUST A LOVE OF MUSIC AND A DESIRE TO SHOW THE WORLD EVERYTHING THEY’VE GOT. JUST FIVE GUYS WHO LOVE MUSIC, SURFING, AND FAMILY. IN FACT, IT WAS A FAMILY EVENT, THE PASSING OF MICHAEL’S WIFE JUDY, THAT INSPIRED THE BAND’S INCEPTION. 

    “WHILE SHE WAS STILL WITH US, I SPOKE TO JUDY AND SAID THAT IF ANYTHING WERE TO HAPPEN TO HER, I WOULD SELL THE FAMILY BUSINESS AND SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE SURFING AND MAKING MUSIC.” MICHAEL LAGANA (GUITAR/VOCALS) EXPLAINS. TODAY, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE DOES. AS RESIDENT “OLD GUY” OF THE BAND, MICHAEL, 53, ALONG WITH THE HELP OF HIS SON AND FELLOW BANDMATES, SAM (DRUMS/PERCUSSION/VOCALS), DEAN DUNLEVY (BASS/VOCALS), DAN SENICO (GUITAR/VOCALS), AND CAMERON FRIEDMAN (KEYS/VOCALS), ALL RANGING FROM 17-19 YEARS OLD, MAKE UP THE BAND. THIS IS A BAND THAT FULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THEY’RE STILL GROWING—YET THAT’S WHAT MAKES THE PROCESS SO MUCH FUN. 

    “IT’S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE RIDE, WRITING AND MAKING MUSIC WITH ALL THESE VERY TALENTED YOUNG GUYS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THIS IS A JOURNEY, AND ARE CONSTANTLY REMINDING OURSELVES TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN ALONG THE WAY. WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO CREATE A CLEARLY DISTINCTIVE DRIVE THE BUS SOUND.” SAYS MICHAEL LAGANA.

    DTB IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, “HEAD OF THE CLASS,” WHICH IS SET FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE SPRING OF 2016, WITH A SEPTEMBER FOLLOW UP. (WE TOLD YOU THEY WERE AMBITIOUS, DIDN’T WE?)

  • Allure

    Allure

    Rock & Roll

    ALLÜRE was an idea that came about after Ryan's old band, The Journey Starts here unfortunately came to an end. After taking some time off from writing music and working on new material, ALLÜRE came into the picture. The music is generally more up-tempo, and more aggressive. In the long run, we hope we can reach people with our music and vice versa.

Mexicali Live presents

Dream Eternal Bliss / Dynamite Orchestra / Drive The Bus / Allure

Wed Apr 27 2016 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Debonair Music Hall Teaneck NJ
Dream Eternal Bliss, Dynamite Orchestra, Drive The Bus, Allure
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All Ages

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DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
For dinner reservations: Email us at reservation@MexiCaliLive.com or call 201-833-0011


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