Thursday, January 19, 2012

Press Release: SMASH PROJECT 2012 Feat. The Used, The Cab, Cobra Starship and Dashboard Confessional Chris Carraba LIVE IN MANILA

Let the summer mayhem begin as DAYLY Entertainment proudly brings: SMASH PROJECT 2012 feat. The Used, The Cab, Cobra Starship and Dashboard Confessional Chris Carraba. Four foreign bands on ONE stage for a night of rock induced energy, amplified further by local rock bands: Chicosci, Urbandub and Typecast.

Expect American rock band The Used to rock the Dome in this year’s first mini music festival. Formed in 2001, they rose to fame in 2002 after releasing their self-titled album. The band has sold 3 million records worldwide.  The title of their second studio album, “In Love and Death” was in reference to frontman Bert McCracken’s personal tragedy during the recording of the album. “In Love and Death” received favorable reviews with three singles “Take It Away”, “All That I’ve Got” and “I Caught Fire”, gaining commercial recognition.

The Used’s rock music can be further described as Gross Pop - which was how Bert McCracken put it, saying,“In the past, we've always kind of brought pop sensibility into heavy rock, but this is going to be all that much more tantalizing and brutal. Our songs are 10 times messier and noisier than they've ever been.  Quinn Allman said Gross Pop "[It's] gonna be pretty raw. I think a lot of the stuff is very much more poetic and lyrical, and the sound is more retro and raw with less production.”  Members:  Bert McCracken (vocals, piano, keyboards), Jeph Howard (bass), Quinn Allman (guitar), Dan Whitesides (drums)
The Used will be joined by Cobra Starship, an American synthpop band created by lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in 2003. Cobra Starship is known for their songs “Good Girls Go Bad” feat. Gossip Girl Leighton Meester and "You Make Me Feel…” from their “Night Shades” album.
Members:  Gabe Saporta (vocals), Ryland Backington (guitars), Alex Suarez (bass), Nate Navarro (drums), Victoria Asher (keytarist).

Also joining the melee is American rock band The Cab. The band was proclaimed by Alternative Press magazine as one of the “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2010”.  Their self-released album Symphony Soldier was hailed by critics as a “masterpiece” while its single entitled “Bad” received positive reviews from critics and listeners as well. The band, though relatively new, already has a solid base and is continuously gaining worldwide recognition with their fresh approach to rock music.
Band Members: Alexander De Leon (vocals), Alex Marshall (piano, guitar, backing vocals), Joey Thunder (bass)

Dashboard Confessional is also an American rock band who will be joining this summer’s rockfest on an acoustic set up. Led by singer-songwriter Chris Carraba, the band is known for their hit songs “Vindicated” (featured in the Spiderman 2 soundtrack),  “Stolen” and “Belle of the Boulevard”. Their last album, “Alter the Ending”, showed maturity in terms of musicality and content.  Fans of the band since 2000 has been following the music that Chris Carraba has exquisitely given life. Known for his unplugged performance, frontman Chris will be gracing the stage this March to end this rocking lineup.

End the first quarter of 2012 with a bang, and witness a rock fusion like never before. SMASH Project 2012 live in Manila on March 8, 2012 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. Tickets  available on sale on the 24th of December, 2011. Ticket prices:  Patron Standing: Php 4,500, Lower Box: Php 3,500, Upper A: Php 2,500, Upper B: Php 1,000 and Gen Ad: Php 500. This event is brought to you by DAYLY Entertainment.

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