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Mushroomhead

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$20
Mushroomhead at Route 20 on Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mushroomhead
Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue
Ventana
Worldwide Panic
@Route 20
Saturday, February 16
Doors = 7:00 pm
Show = 8:00 pm
Ages = 18+
Ticket starting price = $20

Mushroomhead

Mushroomhead bandMushroomhead – are one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock. Formed in the early-1990s in Cleveland Ohio, the band’s combination of metal, rock and atmospheric elements has struck a chord with thousands of fans worldwide. 

Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. The band was meant to be a side-project so they wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. Mushroomhead released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit. This was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution. Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released via an underground street effort. After the band felt its image and hyper-melodic, heavy style of music was being diluted by other bands jumping into this space, the band started to change their look to reflect nothing out there. After a brief stint on Eclipse Records, a move to Universal Records saw the release of XX (a combination of the past independent releases) in 2001 and XIII in 2003. The band’s last album sold over 200,000 units in the USA alone. Mushroomhead released Savior Sorrow for the pioneering rock label, Megaforce Records (Metallica, Anthrax, Ministry, Warren Haynes, Bad Brains) in 2006. Mushroomhead released “Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children” in the Fall of 2010 and it debuted at #44 on Billboard charts.

It can be said that Mushroomhead’s musical ascendance was a singular, original, aesthetic of eight guys decked out in matching jumpsuits and artsy masks, playing unbelievable, unsettling music. No other band was wearing masks and jumpsuits and purveying this type of ultra-melodic, ultra-dynamic music at the time – Mushroomhead sounded like nothing else. The band’s merging of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics mixed with a punk DIY attitude has inspired and spawned other bands. Even though Mushroomhead’s music is rock-leaning in thought, the group remains firmly committed to pushing the envelope and trying new things. Influences range from the driving rhythms and breakneck turns of Pantera, to the dark melodies of Faith No More, to the atmospheric stylings of Pink Floyd, but all done in Mushroomhead style. (Source)

Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue

HellzapoppinNamed after the most successful Broadway musical and movie from the late 30s and 40s, it’s a world-renown theatrical rock ‘n’ roll circus thrill show where some of the deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed to loud, crowd-pleasing music tracks. Spectators will experience one of the world’s last autthentic circus sideshows with performances using the human anatomy and death-defying stunst and demonstrations of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain.

You’ve seen them on AMC Freak Show, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!, Guinness World Records, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, America’s Got Talent, and more. This vaudeville freak show of wonder features live stunts like fire eating and fire breathing, magic and illusions, bed of nails, the human block head, knife throwing, acrobatic stunts, sword swallowing, and human oddities and curiosities like a real, live half-man who walks on his bare hands in broken, hot shards of glass on fire. (Source)

Ventana

VentanaSelf Produced with the help of Mushroomhead’s mastermind Steve “skinny” Felton, their collaborations contain the influences and professionalism to be expected from such affiliations. {Spanish for Window} Ventana represents a time where we see not only the past, but also a slight reflection of our future in the dusty glass. Our efforts exist for no other reason but to bring back the type of music that inspires the listener to turn a negative situation into a positive one. The music of honesty, the music of brutal sincerity that allowed us to follow our hearts into the whirlpool that is “The Industry”.

We have been waiting in the shadows to release what we consider to be a demon that reflects a demon within us all. We behold the window into our own souls and this primal sound being channeled through. Our fans have kept the fires burning beneath our streets for so long that we have overcome adversity and continue to put our efforts into a sound that we feel represents what we want and what our fans demand.

Villainous undertones and murderous inclinations resound throughout our compositions. The lives of alienation and degradation that have brought us here shall now lead us. To understand Ventana is to experience the direct connection we are establishing between our nature and the world we have come to reject. As for words to describe the sound of Ventana, Just listen…(Source)

Worldwide Panic

Worldwide PanicBased out of Los Angeles, Worldwide Panic is a hard rock/heavy metal band that started out in 2016 with the aim of writing heavy, catchy music and personal, meaningful lyrics. In a world mired with social and political controversies, Worldwide Panic offers a more relatable take on everyday life and overcoming the trials and tribulations the common man faces. With a songwriting approach that focuses on a mix of clean and aggressive vocals and a guitar-driven sound, Worldwide Panic appeals to listeners all across the hard rock and heavy metal spectrum. This music is presented on stage by engaging the audience in a theatrical and unique experience. The band has completed work on new material which was mixed by Mike Plotnikoff (In Flames, Warbringer, Fear Factory, Mudvayne, Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS, and many others) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera, Korn, Deftones, Nirvana, etc). Worldwide Panic is gearing up to release new singles and music videos. The band also has toured in fall of 2018 with Flaw and Smile Empty Soul and is going on tour with Mushroomhead February and March of this year! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for lots from Worldwide Panic in the near and distant future! (Source)