The Richland 2 School District Honors Orchestras will present one concert on Friday, January 31 in the District Auditorium, featuring electric violinist and recording artist Joe Deninzon. The district auditorium is at 7500 Brookfield Rd, Columbia, SC 29223. The District Honors concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
The program will include original songs by Joe, as well as some of his arrangements of popular songs from The Beatles, Queen, and Pink Floyd.
Joe Deninzon, the music world’s expert on alternative violin techniques, will also lead a two-day workshop with Richland Two District Honors Orchestra students, focusing on rock stylings and improvisation. A musician who transcends many genres.
Joe has also recorded and performed with a variety of artists including Renaissance, In Continuum, Thank You Scientist, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Jane Monheit, Robert Bonfiglio, and President Bill Clinton.
An active clinician, he has taught at Mark O’Connor’s renowned String Camp and Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp. He leads the crossover prog band Stratospheerius, which was a winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Additionally, he was awarded the Online People’s Choice Awards in the Cornucopia Festival, and named “Best Jam Band” in Musician’s Atlas Independent Music Awards.
He is also a member of the classical Hip Hop Latin Jazz String Quartet, Sweet Plantain. Joe is the author of the Mel Bay instructional violin book, PLUGGING IN: A Guide to Gear and New Techniques for the 21st Century Violinist.
The concert and clinics are made possible through the generous support of Parents, Students, and Richland School District 2.
RoSfest Gold tickets go on sale October 19th at 12:00 noon EST.
Gold Seat tickets gives you admittance to three days of the festival for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will be available for sale at the total ticket price of $355.00 each.
For credit card purchases, add an additional TBA.
Gold Tickets provide you with select premium seating, a special limited-edition Gold ticket wrist band and a 11″ x 17′ RoSfest autograph poster.
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Payment must be received within 10 days or your seat selection will be released. Once payment is received, your tickets will be mailed out to you. That’s it!
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About RoSfest The Rites of Spring Festival, better known as RoSfest, is the Premier International Art Rock Festival in North America and has successfully featured 159 Progressive Rock Bands over the past 15 years from around the world. Now in our 16th year, RoSfest is an annual 3-day event showcasing 11 prominent live bands featuring ALL original music from around the globe. Our new home at the Sarasota Opera House (an audio-files dream) located in Sarasota, Florida raises the bar even higher as RoSfest delivers an incredible line-up to perform in a spectacular venue located in one of the best vacation destinations in the USA
2020 Lineup: Cast – Big Big Train – Thank You Scientist – United Prog Fraternity – Pattern Seeking Animals – Arc Iris – Dilemma – Lobate Scarp – Moon Letters – The Tea Club
It is a sheer pleasure to announce that Thank You Scientist will return to RoSfest on Sunday, May 10th, 2020 as our third headliner since we feel they easily merit this position. The band had a killer performance when they played for us back in 2014 and we know their performance will be even better when they return in 2020.
Following years of delivering one vital album after the other, they are now headlining most of their tours and recently concluding a summer tour with Bent Knee who was opening for them. They are also touring internationally as they recently headlined a mini-tour in England, as well as opening for Coheed & Cambria while playing in the United Kingdom. In short, Thank You Scientist’s brand of eclectic, challenging and dynamic progressive rock is catching on towards an ever-increasing audience. Their most recent album, “Terraformer” (2019), hit the top 10 sales on iTunes earlier this year and they sold more copies of their special advance pre-order version of that album than most progressive rock bands have as total sales of their releases. Thank You Scientist is going places and doing so very quickly which is why they deserved a headlining spot at RoSfest. A festival should always conclude on a high note and with Thank You Scientist, we know that this will indeed be the case for the 2020 edition of RoSfest.
PLATINUM SEAT TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW AT NOONTickets go on sale at 12:00 noon on September 14th, 2019The Platinum Seat ticket gives you admittance to three days of the festival with exclusive access and amenities and the best seats in the theater! Included are limited preproduction sound checks and exclusive meet and greet with the bands, plus VIP Lanyards and a RoSfest t-shirt.Limited Platinum select premium seats available for $505.00 for the three-day pass.For credit card purchases, add an additional 2.75% to the total purchase. Total $518.89How to order tickets.Step 1. Call George at 484.432.7357 to select your seats.Step 2. Pay by credit card or by check. The credit card prompt will be available through square on the website.Visithttps://rosfest.com/product/platinum-seat-ticket/ and follow the prompts
Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee are pleased to announce their brand new single “Catch Light”, the first new music to arrive from their forthcoming new studio album out later this year. This comes on top of the beginning of their North American tour alongside Thank You Scientist.
The band comments: “Catch Light is about the pressure women feel to shrink themselves and their ideas. The song is the culmination of over a year of collaborative sonic experiments and marks a drastically new direction for the band. More to come.”
Listen to ‘Catch Light’ here:
The band’s full list of upcoming North American live dates can be found below:
11th June – Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY 12th June – Mahall’s, Lakewood, OH 13th June – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI 14th June – Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI 15th June – The Citadel Music Hall, Indianapolis, IN 16th June – The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY 18th June – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD 19th June – Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT 20th June – The Met, Pawtucket, RI 21st June – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME 22nd June – Palladium, Worcester, MA
Earlier in the year, Bent Knee embarked on their first, extensive, European tour alongside label-mates Haken and Danish act VOLA. To coincide with this they launched a video for the track ‘Boxes’, taken from their last album ‘Land Animal’. Watch the video for ‘Boxes’ now here: https://youtu.be/T3Zkqgw33vk
Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combing myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace, and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weave’s it all together with a captivating, expert touch. Fiercely innovative, the group bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.
‘Land Animal’ is available on CD, LP & Digital Download here: http://smarturl.it/BentKneeLandAnimal “Mind-boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table” –NPR “The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal “Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe
New album ‘Terraformer’ due out June 14th; Exclusive Pre-order available now
New Spring tour kicks off April 12th in New Jersey and wraps up May 19th.
American Alt-Prog rock masters Thank You Scientist are proud to present today, “FXMLDR,” which premiered this morning via PROG, and is the lead off track from their forthcoming 84-minute full length album, “Terraformer.”
“The video is a special LIVE performance of FXMLDR, recorded using 100% solar power, courtesy of our friends at THE SUN LAB. If you’re the observant type, you may notice a few hundred extra band members. With some frantic planning (and even more frantic arranging), we were able to meet up with DCI world champions THE BLUE COATS for this very special performance.” The band started a relationship with The Blue Coats after they performed several TYS compositions for their 2017 concert season.
Last week, Thank You Scientist announced their 4th studio album, “Terraformer,” will be out June 14th on Evil Ink Records. An Exclusive Comprehensive Adult Bundle of “Terraformer” with Limited Edition 2 LP Color Vinyl, exclusive Music Score and Trading Cards is available for pre-order now at www.thankyouscientist.com
You can see the solar-powered live performance for “FXMLDR” here:
The album version of “FXMLDR” will be on all DSPS starting next week.
Guitarist Tom Monda about the album: “This album probably features some of Sal’s most personal lyrics, juxtaposed with some far reaching and topical stuff that is new for us. There are conceptual threads linking the music and lyrics but we prefer that the listeners discover and interpret them on their own. Terraforming in really general terms is taking a planet or some type of celestial body and making it inhabitable for humans. I thought this was a fitting metaphor for the band, in terms of the changes we had gone through in the past two years. I felt totally creatively renewed, and I think scope of the album speaks to that.”
Terraformer is the band’s second studio release on the label formed by Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and is the band’s most ambitious to date. The album features more than an hour and 20 minutes on a 2-disc set.
Terraformer was recorded at The Barber Shop in Hopatcong NJ and engineer Mike Ferretti’s studio in Ringwood, NJ. Main songwriter and guitarist Tom Monda oversaw production, along with contributions from the band.
The front cover was designed by Templar, who also designed the album art for the group’s previous record Stranger Heads Prevail.
Tracklisting: 1 Wrinkle 2:32 2 FXMLDR 7:56 3 Swarm 6:25 4 Son of a Serpent 8:06 5 Birdwatching 3:41 6 Everyday Ghosts 10:03 7 Chromology 9:49 8 Geronimo 6:15 9 Life of Vermin 8:11 10 Shatner’s Lament 1:13 11 Anchor 9:56 12 New Moon 2:01 13 Terraformer 8:07
Terraformer will be available 2 CD Digipak, 2 LP Vinyl, Digital, and in a Terraformer Exclusive Comprehensive Adult Bundle (For Adults)
This incredibly rare offering from Thank You Scientist and CREAM CO is available only at www.thankyouscientist.com and includes: •Limited Edition 2LP Color Vinyl •21 Page Full Color Lyric Book (illustrated by Shamfoo) •Full Score Songbook signed by all members of Thank You Scientist (Limited to the first 750 pre-orders) •Full set of Thank You Scientist Father and Son Trading Cards (Limited to the first 750 pre-orders)
“We’re really excited about this new album. We’ve put in so much work into this limited bundle to make sure it’s perfect, and we hope our fans agree and help us crush our release week. We’re a bunch of weirdos making music for weirdos that still care about weird music, and I think that’s a beautiful thing.” – Tom Monda
The album marks the first recordings of the Thank You Scientist’s new lineup, which includes Joe Fadem on drums, Sam Greenfield on Sax, and Joe Gullace on trumpet.
“The new members were all guys that myself, Ben, and Cody play with in Cody’s band ‘We Used to Cut The Grass.’ They were all a big part of the writing and arranging process for this album and I feel very lucky to be in a band with them.” – Monda
Thank You Scientistwill be on a US tour this summer with Reign of Kindo and In the Presence of Wolves from April 12th in New Jersey, ending May 19th in NY.
April 12th, Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall April 19th, Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall April 20th, Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace April 22nd, Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch April 23rd, Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music-Diner April 24th, Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village April 25th, Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall April 26th, Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck April 27th, Denver, CO – Globe Hall April 28th, Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge April 30th, Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre May 1st, Seattle, WA – El Corazon May 3rd, Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone May 4th, Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater May 5th, Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge May 7th, Austin, TX – Stubb’s Downtown May 8th, Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill May 9th, Jefferson, LA – Southport Hall May 10th, Nashville, TN – Exit/IN May 11th, Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 May 12th, Oralndo, FL – The Social May 14th, Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall May 15th, Washington D.C. – Rock & Roll Hotel May 16th, Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall May 17th, Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall May 19th, Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
In only a few years. Thank You Scientist have created a loyal and dedicated following with their unique style and indescribable sound through the albums Maps of Non-Existent Places (re-released in 2014), and Stranger Heads Prevail (released in 2016 via Evil Ink Records). The band has also toured with the likes of Periphery, Haken, Devin Townsend, as well as Coheed and Cambria, cementing themselves as a must-see live act.
Band: Salvatore Marrano Tom Monda Ben Karas Cody McCorry Joe Fadem Sam Greenfield Joe Gullace
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