Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights

Forever Came Calling, Failsafe, Calibrate Me, Super Prime

Sun, July 1, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $13.00

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights
Having formed in the unlikely musical breeding ground of Dayton, Ohio in 2001, Hawthorne Heights learned early on that adaptation and diligence were the keys in the development of a successful career. Playing relentlessly from the start on self-booked tours across the country gave them some initial national exposure. But it wasn't until they signed to Victory Records in late 2003 that Hawthorne Heights became the face of a whole new generation of music fans.

As one of the first bands to utilize social networking to gain a fan base, Hawthorne Heights developed a huge MySpace following which became a catalyst that would launch them from underground heroes to international superstars. Their signature hit Ohio Is For Lovers the anthem for the new wave of "emo", their debut album The Silence In Black And White soon went Gold. With their second album If Only You Were Lonely, the band scored Victory Records' biggest ever debut, landing at #3 on the Billboard 200 in 2006.

Sadly, as with every success story, the good times came at a cost. In November 2007, while in the midst of legal disputes, tragedy struck within the Hawthorne Heights family. Casey Calvert, the much loved guitarist and resident "screamer" of the band lost his life while on tour due to an accidental overdose. The effects on the band were evident, both personally and musically, and the decision to carry on was the toughest they would ever have to make.

The band decided not to replace Calvert, as he'll always be an integral part to the band. They returned in the summer of 2008 with Fragile Future, their final release with Victory. The album showcased the band in a more somber state. Although the sound is still distinctly Hawthorne Heights, the music, as with the band, has understandably evolved. It's an unflinching look at what has brought them to this place, executed with a firm desire to make the best of what they see as an opportunity for renewal by expanding their musical palette.

In 2010 they released Skeletons, the band's major label debut, and they most certainly brought out the big guns. Big guitars, big hooks, and JT Woodruff's best vocal performance yet. This is an album for those who use music to channel their inner emotions, something to rock out with and yell along to. S

Hawthorne Heights now emerge from a self-imposed isolation and will hit the road, playing some of the same small, sweaty dives they once did as a novice group opening for Victory Records label mates Silverstein back when they started. They are just happy to get back to doing what they do best, playing for their fans, but not without reminding them that reality is never far away.
Forever Came Calling
Forever Came Calling
Dudes in a band, not to be confused with band dudes.
- on Pure Noise Records
Failsafe
Failsafe
A mainstream rock band from Kansas City that was formed in late 2007 by vocalist/guitarist Dylan Westlake. The band, originally a trio consisting of Westlake and long-time friends Nick Faulconer (drums) and Chris Ellis (bass), soon added guitarist Brett Johnson to the team in search of a fuller sound. After playing various shows to gain recognition around the KC area, Failsafe released a demo in early 2008 that spun the band into motion. Following the release of the demo, Westlake made the decision to focus solely on his vocal performance and guitarist Ben Grace was recruited to complete the band.
Calibrate Me
Calibrate Me
Calibrate Me is a 4-piece pop-punk band from Englewood, Colorado. Since forming in 2008, the band has played numerous shows all throughout the Denver area with all different lineups. The band currently consists of founding-members Kyle H (vocals/guitar) and Kyle D (bass), and the more recent additions of Adam Ferro (guitar) and Andy Woodson (drums). With the most solid lineup they've had in years and a unique, fun sound, Calibrate Me is continuing to turn heads everywhere they go.
Super Prime
Super Prime
Boston Pop-punk outfit, Super Prime, fiercely took to the Boston rock scene in the spring of 2011. In under a year, Super Prime have opened for L.A. bubblegum punk darlings The Dollyrots, released their first EP, established their own music publishing company and hooked up with renowned Boston producer Brian Charles to begin pre production and recording on their first full length LP in September of 2011. Right now Super Prime plans to release their 2nd EP, "Sun's Out, Gun's Out" on October 8th, 2011 at their release show in Boston with The American Spirit, A Guy Named Guy and Me vs Gravity. Over the next year Super Prime will be playing all over Boston and New England building upon their loyal following centered around the Allston and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/