Handsome Pete CD Release

The Loft Presents

Handsome Pete CD Release

Off The Ledge, Revolution In Progress, Damned by Dawn, Overdrive Orchestra

Fri, July 13, 2018

7:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

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.
Off The Ledge
Off The Ledge
“Good times call for great music.” Off The Ledge current lineup came together in early 2015 with diverse musical backgrounds, and quickly morphed into a cohesive unit, creating a signature sound to their mix of funky, folky, blues influenced, alterna-rock jazziness. Personally, the guys don’t take themselves too seriously and at the onset, their biggest ambition was making each other laugh. Don’t be fooled by that, the musical complexity, instrumentation and each member’s proficiency quickly grabs your attention and speaks volumes about who they really are.

Live performances incorporate an electric mix of original music and covers that showcase their affable personalities and many influences, ranging from Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, CCR, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Albert King, & Muddy Waters. The band are experts at intelligently engrossing the crowd with “catchy” tunes with a broad appeal, making for active crowd participation, and an inclusive, “feel good” show. Matt Shannon (lead vocals, guitar), Tab Wakley (lead guitar), Luke Dahlstrom (bass), and Eric Brandes (drums) comprise the band.
Revolution In Progress
Revolution In Progress
A mix of alternative hard rock, funk, and blues rock, and high energy performances.
Damned by Dawn
Damned by Dawn
Damned by Dawn, a 6 piece rock group hailing from Evart, Michigan combines the sounds of modern rock with the feel and attitude of hard rock. The harmonizing sounds of the guitars, by Levi Elder, Chris Martin and David Armentrout, pave the way for the thumping groove of the rhythm section of both Ameer Pore' on bass and Mike Sylvester on drums followed by the attention grabbing voice of Justin Miscikoski. DbD captivates their listeners to feel the power of their creative writing, their high energy stage show, and the driven musicianship exuded by each member of the band.​

In just over 2 years Damned by Dawn has supported national acts such as Nonpoint, P.O.D., Saving Abel, Texas Hippie Coalition, Quiet Riot, HedPe, The Lacs, Bobaflex and soon to be with Powerman 5000 on June 16th, 2019. Damned by Dawn has performed on the big stages of Streeters Event Center, The Soaring Eagle Casino Main Stage, The Stache, Nikki’s, The Music Factory and the Easy Rider Rodeo Main Stage. The band continues to grow along with the fan base at an exponential rate.

Damned by Dawn's song roster includes the politically charged 'Crowns', a depiction of the current political structure as dictated by today's society, in addition to the "gonna get mine" anthems 'Our Time' and 'My Promise'. The band bolsters a host of other tunes as well as cover songs during live shows. Songwriting is a team effort within the band which facilitates the band's multi-faceted presence and genre crossing feel, however, when it boils down to it, the main pulse of DBD is straight forward rock and roll that appeals to any audience, anywhere.

On Nov. 16, Damned by Dawn from Evart, Mich., performed onstage at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, beating out more than 80 bands in the area to become Z93’s finalist in Cumulus Media’s national neXt2rock competition. Damned by Dawn had the opportunity to compete at the national level with the 46 other bands that were chosen from more than 1,800 competing bands vying for a record deal.
Overdrive Orchestra
Overdrive Orchestra
Venue Information:
The Loft.
414 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI, 48933
http://theloftlansing.com/