Showcase Tour 2012
The Gotham Rocks Showcase Tour June 2012.
ATTENTION: BANDS THAT WANT TO SUBMIT TO PLAY THESE SHOWS SHOULD CLICK HERE:
OR email Gotham Rocks at gothamrocks at tech9music dot com
Gotham Rocks is looking for the best unsigned bands across 10 states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, so it can bring them back to NYC and showcase for industry and sponsors in July. 5-10 Bands will be selected to showcase for Gotham Rocks across the country. These shows will act as an audition for the Gotham Rocks NYC Showcase in July 2012 which will award instrument endorsements from Spector Basses and DR Strings, features on Reverbnation.com and Gothamrocks.net, marketing prizes from Musicsubmit.com and more prizes TBA.
Bands that are selected to perform in NYC in July, prizes will include:
-Spector Grand Prize: ReBop5DLX black cherry 5 string bass list $2399.99 along with artist endorsement.
-Spector awards to all bands selected for the NYC showcase: Artist Pricing Endorsements
-DR Strings Grand Prize: Endorsement of at least one band (details of endorsement to be determined by DR Strings representative)
-DR Strings awards to all bands selected for the NYC showcase to be determined.
-Musicsubmit Grand Prize: 1000 submission package, or tour support promotions for 8 days – $400 value.
-Musicsubmit 2nd and 3rd place awards: 400 submission package $100, 100 submission package $35.
-Reverbnation award: At least one band will be featured on the Reverbnation home page.
-Rockin’ In The New World will award one copy of the book to each of the bands selected for the NYC showcase.
-Gotham Rocks awards: All Bands selected to play the NYC showcase will be featured on www.gothamrocks.net
-Gotham Rocks will also consider all bands to play NYC based shows and the next leg of the showcase tour later in 2012.
-More Prizes TBA
Stay tuned for more info on the final list of Sponsors and prizes that bands will be competing for.
Friday 6/1/2012 Maximum Capacity – MA, Chicopee
Saturday 6/2/2012 The Room – CT, Brookfield
Sunday 6/3/2012 Milly’s Tavern – NH, Manchester
Monday 6/4/2012 Cats at KC’s Tap – RI, Pawtucket
Tuesday 6/5/2012 Bogies – NY, Albany
Wednesday 6/6/2012 Mulcahy’s – NY, Wantagh
Thursday 6/7/2012 Sullivan Hall – NY, New York
Friday 6/8/2012 Brighton Bar – NJ, Long Branch
Saturday 6/9/2012 Fat Daddy’s, PA, York
Friday 6/22/2012 TBA,
Saturday 6/23/2012 TBA
Monday 6/25/2012 The Globe Theater – MI, Kalamazoo
Tuesday 6/26/2012 Woodlands Tavern – OH, Columbus
Wednesday 6/27/2012 Birdy’s Bar and Grill – IN, Indianapolis
Thursday 6/28/2012 Blondies – MI, Detroit
Friday 6/29/2012 The Loft – MI, Lansing
Saturday 6/30/2012 TBA
More tour dates coming soon…
To get an idea of what Gotham Rocks has been doing in New York City in the past couple of years, check out this video:
Lineups will vary at each show:
Eye Empire www.eyeempire.com
The origin of Eye Empire began in 2007 when Corey Lowery (ex. Stuck Mojo/Stereomud/Dark New Day) and B.C. Kochmit (ex. Switched) started to construct what would eventually, and unknowingly, become the foundation of an empire. The two would get together once or twice per month to write and record as many songs as possible.
After two years of writing and searching for the right vocalist to stamp his mark on this new music, Donald Carpenter (ex. Submersed) joined the group in October of 2009. followed by former Texas Hippie Coalition member Ryan Bennett on drums. The band’s debut album: Moment of Impact will be released in June via Bad Puppy Records / Bulldog Productions.
Eye Empire’s live show is nothing short of awesome and must be seen to be believed.
The August Infinity www.theaugustinfinity.com
The August Infinity is an American four-piece rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. The genesis of The August Infinity came when drummer Ian Pierce unearthed raw charisma in the most unexpected of places, discovering singer Joshua Hawksley at the 42nd street subway stop. The band has since honed a catchy hard rock sound playing off the added talents of bassist Chris Moss and guitarist Peter Strzelecki.
The August Infinity’s self-produced debut album ‘Voices of a Generation’ received radio play on Sirius XM’s most listened to active rock station Octane courtesy of an impressed DJ Kayla Riley. In support of the album the band toured the Northeast, with gigs ranging from headlining performances at New York City’s Highline Ballroom and Gramercy Theater, to multiple shows and in-house promotions at Best Buy, Hot Topic and Six Flags, including an invitation to headline the 19th annual Fright Fest Halloween Party at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. The band shared the stage with a number of national acts including the platinum selling band Hawthorne Heights; they were also invited to perform on Fox’s Fearless Music.
CHARETTA (pronounced “sha-RET-uh”) is a female-fronted modern rock band based out of New York City. Formed in 2007, the band’s sound has hard rock elements similar to artists such as Breaking Benjamin and RED, while layering angst-filled, yet melodic, female vocals. One fan accurately summarized Charetta’s sound by stating, “it sounds like Alanis Morissette punching Chevelle in the face.”
In July of 2011, CHARETTA releasted their newest EP “A Nation Distracted,” which was recorded at Vudu Studios and produced by Mike Watts (Story of the Year, Theory of a Deadman) and Steven Haigler (Fuel, Brand New). “Great grooves, monster riffs, and killer vocals,” says Watts. The EP release show was the bands most memorable to date, as they performed for a SOLD OUT crowd at New York City’s legendary Irving Plaza.
In 2012, CHARETTA has opened for TAPROOT, Eye Empire, Burn Halo, and Exist Trace (Tokyo, Japan), and will be headlining their own 5 year anniversary show in June 16th at The Gramercy Theatre in downtown, NYC.
Ghosts Of Eden www.ghostsofeden.com
Formed in 2009 after several years of playing in the New York and New Jersey alternative, hardcore punk and metal scene, the self proclaimed Velvet Grunge band had a new shared focus: brotherhood, strong songwriting and never looking back. They wanted to stray from the trends that they were seeing in the music industry. Together they wanted to write songs that could stand the test of time.
Inspired by some of their heroes like Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, Bad Religion, Pearl Jam, Incubus and Alice in Chains, GOE prides themselves on unforgettable guitar riffs, thought provoking lyrics and melodies that are meant for the masses. With influences which run the gamut from 90s alternative and grunge to hardcore, metal and 80s College Rock, GOE seamlessly combines these seemingly disparate elements with a sound that gives your ear a good swift kick to the backside.
For a band that has only been playing live for a little over two years, GOE has independently accomplished what some only dream of. From being invited to grace SOLD OUT crowds at New York Citys famed Gramercy Theatre, Highline Ballroom, and Mercury Lounge, to playing multiple shows at Six Flags Great Adventure and in-house promotional performances at Best Buy and Hot Topic, Ghosts of Eden is quickly on the rise.
“Possibly the next big rock band to come out of Dirty Jersey!” says the tri-state’s one and only Aquarian Weekly. “Scarlet Carson is no shrinking violet!” reads the Asbury Park Press. With charismatic frontman Santino Hollywood heading up lead guitarist Stone, rhythm axe Tommy, bassist Mayhe\m/, and Raab behind the skins, Scarlet Carson has racked up an impressive resume. As winners of the 2011 Jagermeister Music Invitational, the 2010 Break Contest [of 6000 Applicants], the 2009 95.9 RATFest Band Search Contest, & the 2009 War for Warped Tour. Ranking on the Top 10 Signed Charts of ClearChannels iHeartRadio’s nationally syndicated “NEW! Rock” program from April 2011 til present with their single “West Coast Dreamer” as well as holding the top “Recommended Artist” slot for 4 months, reaching #1 on Road Runner Records SignMeTo.com Daily Rock Chart and Peaking at #4 on the All Time Rock Charts, and nominated for “Top Rock Band” in the 2010 Asbury Park Music Awards, Scarlet Carson is no stranger to accolades.
Playing their signature style of metal & blues infused hard rock since 2007, this power packed 5-piece has shared the stage with numerous acts such as Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Motley Crue, Vince Neil, Fuel, Skid Row, Hellyeah, Bullet for my Valentine, Saliva, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Cavo, Saving Abel, The Damned Things, All That Remains, Red, Burn Halo, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, and more!