Twenty One Pilots, NoNoNo, Hunter Hunted

Tue May 13 2014

7:30 PM - 11:55 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno

211 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501

All Ages

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    In its purest form music acts as a conduit of self-expression that's free from the
    conventions of society and that spirit of fearlessness lies at the core of twenty one
    pilots, a group whose musical vision is completely their own. Over the past few years
    the duo of frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun have built a hardcore
    following that seems primed to reach a fever pitch with the release of their Fueled By
    Ramen debut Vessel.
    "The first song I ever played on the piano was my own. I never took any lessons,"
    Joseph responds when asked about his musical background. "I looked at the piano and
    realized that music was a way of being able to say something; the phrase I always use
    is that 'music is a vessel' and that's where the album title comes from." Before long
    Joseph was writing and recording his own demos in his basement and twenty | one |
    pilots was born.
    The Columbus, Ohio-based band started out like most acts but instead of aimlessly
    touring they concentrated on their hometown base and before long they were selling out
    huge local venues like Newport Music Hall despite the fact they only had two selfrecorded
    releases available. "Every show we play our hearts out because where we
    come from you have to grab people's attention and make sure that they never forget
    you," Joseph says. "In our case we were able to build up a fanbase - one that walked
    with us to grab the attention of the music industry outside of our hometown eventually
    opening up the doors that have led to so many opportunities to take our music around
    the world on what is an amazing journey".
    The duo's ability to build up this local base was confirmed when the band sold out the
    2,300-capacity LC Pavilion last April to announce that they were signing to Fueled By
    Ramen, after being courted by over a dozen labels. That's right, there was no fancy
    marketing or gimmickry that lead to twenty one pilots' rise, it was based solely on the
    organic relationship they cultivated with their fans via their music, live performances and
    online content. "To our fans we say we never got our big break, you created our big
    break. Thank you," Joseph says.
    For Vessel the band entered a real studio for the first time ever with Grammy nominated
    producer Greg Wells (Weezer, Adele) to craft an album which merges elements of hiphop,
    indie rock and punk in a way that's so seamless that you'll be rapping along one
    minute and caught up in a lush orchestral line on a song like "Car Radio " in the next
    minute. “We're not trying to consciously do something different but we've just never
    emulated any other bands" Joseph explains. "We've never fit into any particular scene
    so we figured we would just make our own."
    From the impossibly catchy groove of "Semi-Automatic" to the high-energy hip-hop of
    "Holding On To You" and the ambient electronic experimentation of "Trees," Vessel is a
    complex collection of songs that shows why twenty one pilots are the latest addition to
    Fueled By Ramen's extremely selective roster. "'Ode To Sleep' is a song I'm really
    proud of because it's really odd when it comes to structure; it challenges the listener,"
    Joseph explains. "Ultimately I think those are the types of moments that make our fans
    really connect to our music."
    Sounding so unique was never an obstacle for twenty one pilots early on, in fact it has
    been a trait that has endeared them to their fans. "I don't think there are a lot of bands
    that can play a hardcore show one night or a hip-hop show the next night and know that
    it will work," Dun explains, adding that the band's live performances have always been
    integral to the act. "We want our fans to leave all of their problems at the door and
    immerse themselves in the music, the moment, when we perform live," he adds. "In the
    end it's a giant release for everybody."
    "We went from not having a glimmer of hope to all of the sudden having the opportunity
    to leave Columbus and make a record and that's something that we're never going to
    take for granted," Joseph summarizes. "The songs on Vessel represent who we are and
    now we get to take this collection of songs, this body of work, to the world," he
    continues. "It is not a short term thing for us, we're planning on being around for a long
    time."

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KRZQ & KNITTING FACTORY PRESENT

Twenty One Pilots, NoNoNo, Hunter Hunted

Tue May 13 2014 7:30 PM - 11:55 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno Reno NV
Twenty One Pilots, NoNoNo, Hunter Hunted
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