Silverstein: When Broken Is Easily Fixed 15 Year Anniversary

Third String Productions presents

Silverstein: When Broken Is Easily Fixed 15 Year Anniversary

Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn, Capstan

Tue, November 27, 2018

6:00 pm

Silverstein
Silverstein
The fifteen year career of Silverstein has firmly established the group as an institution within an industry characterized by flux and mercurial vogue. Once again we are reminded that since their inception in 2000, the band's commitment to innovation remains unfaltering.

Leading the rise of aggressive, melodic punk to the forefront of our attention, the band cultivated a sound and work ethic that has brought them from basements and community centers in Burlington, ON, to main stages, and global festivals. The success of the group's debut full-length, When Broken Is Easily Fixed (Victory 2003), marks a paradigm of the musical American (Canadian) Dream, as the band found themselves sharing both a label and countless stages with their musical idols. The marriage of melody and aggression on this effort and others since, cemented the band within an influential position of their own.

The subsequent success of Discovering the Waterfront, and Arrivals and Departures can be credited to the aforementioned zeal for innovation, and work ethic, culminating in a 25th spot on Billboard's top 100, a Juno nomination, and alternative music fame. A Shipwreck in the Sand, Rescue, and This is How the Wind Shifts anticipate and facilitate the latest from a group disinterested with creative complacency as Silverstein now enters yet another chapter of their decorated career. "We have gotten better as musicians and songwriters. We want to deliver better songs each time," Paul Koehler promises. "We have so much more to offer. Our last record was our best record to date and we can do ever better this time. We're proud of that and we're going to work really hard to achieve it."

The journey from Burlington to over 40 countries manifests itself in the sounds of six full-length albums, countless EPs, and singles- though perhaps never more saliently than it is heard now. Some 1,760 shows, and over one million albums sold have yet to satiate the dynamic five piece, nor their eager listeners worldwide.
Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights
As Cities Burn
As Cities Burn
Hell or High Water" is the documentation from As Cities Burn. Songwriter Cody Bonnette continues to put life's thought to pen and vocals, while he and guitarist Chris Lott, bassist Colin Kimble and drummer Aaron Lunsford progressively move past their 2005 debut, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest. After the vocal departure of his brother T.J. in 2006, Bonnette took over singing. The band's musical direction may have changed, but the density of the lyrics weighed heavier on the band's sophomore release, 2007's Come Now Sleep.

Recorded in Cleveland, TN at First Street Studio over three months, "Hell or High Water," takes the band in a new direction with more focus on creating an ambient and rooted rock sound. Produced primarily by Bonnette along with the aid of Tyler Orr, Jae Ham, Robert Chisolm and Tyler Schwindt, the album was recorded to sound more similar to the band's live sound.

The album takes the sound of Come Now Sleep and strips it even barer instrumentally, while breathing a more reflective take on the music scene ("Errand Rum") love ("Lady Blue") and an artistically blunt finale that passes the torch to other great acts ("Capover").
The band have removed themselves even further from "flavor of the week" Myspace hits, and have created a brutally honest and musically progressive record that wise listeners will surely be discussing about amongst themselves, leaving the deaf ears to wander the saturated Web.

As Cities Burns hails from Louisiana and includes Cody Bonnette (vocals, guitar), Christopher Lott (guitar), Colin Kimble (bass) and Aaron Lunsford -(drums). The band formed in 2002 and have released two projects on Solid State/ Tooth & Nail Records: "Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest" (2005); "Come Now, Sleep" (2007). The band has toured with Emery, So Long Forgotten and Jonezetta.
Capstan
Capstan
Venue Information:
White Oak Music Hall - Houston
2915 N Main St
Houston, TX, 77009
http://www.whiteoakmusichall.com/