Heartsick

Alfonso's Birthday Party!

Heartsick

State of Mine, Past Tense, Handsome Pete, Greywalker, The Amber Tide

Sat, December 9, 2017

7:00 pm

Free

This event is 16 and over

Heartsick
Heartsick
Heartsick is regarded as one of the hardest working bands in the Midwest metal scene with a rapidly growing fan base all across the United States and thousands of diehard fans in the Midwest they are quickly becoming the band to look out for in 2015. Ever since they formed in Lansing, they have graduated from local hometown shows to a touring force to be reckoned with and participating on major festivals across the US playing over 1,500 shows since the band's start in 2000.

Heartsick has made their presence known the old fashioned way blood, sweat, and a work ethic matched by few in the industry. Treating every show as if it was their last and every fan as if it was their first. After years of touring and playing under the name Know Lyfe the band has evolved still keeping its core sound and member vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Nico Killips, and bassist Waylon Fox.

With a new name and a new highly anticipated follow up record to 2011 "Empire Of Wolves," Heartsick is poised to explode beyond the borders of the Midwest and has already begun a new legendary chapter in their already legendary career.
State of Mine
State of Mine
State of Mine’s Devil in Disguise EP starts with the buzzsaw guitar riffs and pounding drums of the blistering alt-metal rager “Curtain Call.” That sets a bruising tone; then “Stones” chugs with a devilish energy as vocalist Steven Jodway seethes like a gritty demon, while “Undertow” starts dramatic and clean but explodes into walls of distortion. A cover of Katy Perry’s “Rise” features soft, melancholy atmospheres that bolster and magnify its massive choruses.
Past Tense
Past Tense
Formerly a thrash/power metal tribute band, Past Tense began forging a new path for themselves with the addition of veteran vocalist Shannon Strobel. Gone were covers by their metal heroes, replaced by original songs steeped in classic metal tradition with a modern edge.

Led by Strobel's blistering vocal delivery, Past Tense goes right for the nether regions with the thundering rhythm section of Matt Noe (drums) and Banzai Ryan (BASS!). Rounding out the aural assault are Stony Garza and Rich Bates on guitar, whose melodic interplay evoke comparisons to powerhouse guitar duos like Tipton/Downing and Mustaine/Friedman. Past Tense has made a big impression on Lansing's metal scene.
Handsome Pete
Handsome Pete
Handsome Pete is a five piece Rock/Alternative band arising from Lansing, MI.HP formed in early 2015, primarily learning covers and shortly gigging as a cover band a few months after. With great feedback from audiences, we decided to begin the writing process, and here we are in 2016! And we still do cover gigs, so you can book us for your next event!! We play everything from alternative 90's to classic rock, 80's, and current radio hits!

Taking upbeat acoustic guitar songs Aaron wrote, strife with catchy lyrical content, Adam electrified the music with heavy guitar riffs, solos, and implementing bar chords, while Kirk and Eleu energized a tight rhythm section with obvious metal influences. Justin Deason agreed to work with the band after watching a performance and an invite to jam. Contextualizing an alternative sound with a heavy rock vibe, Handsome Pete is a true homage to the genre of Rock - N - Roll.
Greywalker
Greywalker
Greywalker is an american melodic death metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. In early 2015 they recorded a new album titled "Beyond All Mortal" with Matt Very at Very Tight Recordings and self-released it June 30th 2015.

"Beyond All Mortal" is currently available on both digital and physical formats through iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, BigCartel, Spotify, Google Play, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, Beats/MediaNet, and Apple Music.

Greywalker are currently playing shows in support of "Beyond All Mortal" and working on new material for 2016.

Keep on headbanging.
The Amber Tide
The Amber Tide
The Amber Tide started in the summer of 2016 and after several months of writing, began playing shows in January of 2017. The band released its first single "Garden", in early January of 2017 and continues to write, perform, and grow.
Venue Information:
The Loft.
414 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI, 48933
http://theloftlansing.com/