Authority Zero – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – October 15th, 2014

Authority Zero

Rise To The Fall Tour

Authority Zero

The Bastard Suns, Idleminds, Higher Education

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

Authority Zero
Authority Zero
Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty Authority Zero has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium's legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK's Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, Authority Zero continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.

Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.

The new album is set to be released on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment-US/Canada/Japan, Concrete Jungle-Europe/UK and 3wise Records-Australia and will be followed by a heavy touring schedule around the globe. Lead Singer and Front Man, Jason DeVore says "The excitement and anticipation for the new album The Tipping Point that I have is unparalleled,” says vocalist Jason DeVore. “The closest thing I can think of is how I felt when we first released A Passage In Time so many years ago. You feel you're really doing something right when you and the members of your band are rocking out to it like it's their new favorite album that just came out. That's how it should feel. The energy, the intensity, and collaborative sounds along with a new realm of production working with Cameron Webb has made it extremely intense. It's a taste of the old school and slingshots into new areas and veins of music we have yet to tap into. We've also incorporated some surprise elements. It's an album based on the idea of tipping the scales, unity, causing a ruckus while forging on, and the history and future of all who have been involved and will be for years to come. We're fired up."

Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors.

At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe.
The Bastard Suns
The Bastard Suns
The Bastard Suns are a four-piece sonic assault vehicle. In just under 9 years, this Atlanta band has managed to release two full-length albums and five EPs, punctuated by 2009’s ultra-popular full-length Here Come the Suns, and most recently, 2011’s A Band for All Seasons. With the help of several national radio stations and sponsors like Silver Surfer Vaporizers and Sacred Custom Percussion, the band has amassed hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, including the video for their single S.B.M.T., which has over 100,000 views alone. Their tours are completely self-funded, and have spanned the length of the U.S. over a dozen times, including countless East Coast and southern tours.

The Bastard Suns have always set themselves apart by seamlessly blending their primary influences (punk, ska, bluegrass, folk and reggae) into a live show that borders on a religious experience. What began as a small grassroots campaign is quickly turning into a full-blown national following and it seems that The Bastards are only just now hitting their creative stride. The boys are are currently finished up material for a third full-length album. Make ready, because Here Come the Suns.
Idleminds
Idleminds
IDLEMINDS is a four-piece punk band from Maryland. We bring the punk you thought died in the 90s and draw inspiration from heavyweights like Pennywise and Bad Religion. We’ve played with The Misfits, TSOL, A Wilhelm Scream, Riverboat Gamblers, and Swinging Utters. Since 2008, IDLEMINDS has been rocking Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and DC.
Higher Education
Higher Education
Residing in College Park, Maryland, the power trio Higher Education is an eclectic rock band known for their high-energy live performances, with a reputation of weaving in and out of various genres while still keeping their own distinguished sound. Their range of musicianship and songwriting abilities are impressive to say the least. You can't help but have a good time with Higher Education. Their vibe is contagious.

Higher Education's music is for the people. It's real; it's not superficial or materialistic. All three members are highly involved in the writing process, bringing multiple perspectives to the music making the songs relatable to a wide audience. They also thrive on the live performance; an area where they truly shine. The chemistry that they have live is something special, and they are capable of playing for hours on end. You can tell they are having a great time up there on stage. "Our goal is for everyone to enjoy themselves, to have fun, and to be able to escape for awhile with our music.”

They regularly play around the DC Metro area, at notable venues such as The Fillmore in Silver Spring and U Street Music Hall, as well as Rams Head Live in Baltimore. They have shared the stage with local and national acts including The Flobots, Mike Pinto, Three Legged Fox, Bumpin Uglies, Shrub and many more.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/