While their lineup has made minor changes this past decade, these desert jammers have taken time to experiment with their sound. After auditions to join the band were held by bassist Garrett Nickelsen and drummer Pat Kirch, the act were signed to Fearless Records. They have just completed recording their sixth album, and are set to headline their own 8123 Fest later this month, with performances by 12 other bands, including This Century and Brighten.
The side project of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Sixx:A.M. originally had no intention of touring after their live debut at Crash Mansion. However, their status has only blown up after touring as part of Crüe Fest in the summer of 2008, and their latest album Prayer For The Blessed, Vol. 2 was released last November.
THE STORY SO FAR
Although the band didn’t release a full-length album until 2011, the Cali pop-punk act was actually formed four years prior! Two albums later, the band have become a well-known face in the alternative scene.
THE SUMMER SET
The Phoenix act you once recognized from the days of “Chelsea, Chelsea, tell me you love me” have grown up a bit since their debut. The pop-rock group finished their Made For You Tour last fall after the release of their fourth album Stories For Monday, and have played a variety of shows in between… including a Bernie Sanders rally last April!
The most psychedelic act to ever emerge from Down Under, Tame Impala began when frontman Kevin Parker posted the band’s tracks to their Myspace, gaining attention from numerous labels. Their latest album, Currents, won them a Brit, WAMI and four ARIA Awards, and they will be headlining this summer’s Panorama Festival.
With their debut album already a winner with critics everywhere, this SoCal post-hardcore act was destined for success from the get-go. After the release of their fourth album Stage Four last year, the band played a number of tours and festivals, and will continue touring with Angel Du$t into February.
WE ARE THE OCEAN
Originally called Dead But Still Dreaming, U.K.-based WATO’s career sailed when they were nominated for Kerrang! Best British Newcomer and voted second best unsigned U.K. band in the K! Readers Poll. Now, under new management, the band released their latest album ARK in 2015. We’re ready to rock out on the road again with them soon!