O’Neill Generation Next band announced: Everest!
The 2011 O’Neill Generation Next program is underway! The 5 finalists have been chosen and are busy designing their dress and handbag for the big event on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Avalon Hollywood. Tickets for the night of runway shows and live music are on sale now! The event is expected to sell out again this year, so get your tickets soon! The audience will text to vote for the winner, who will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship and an internship at O’Neill! Can’t make the show? No problem… watch it live on facebook.com/oneillgirls!
Tickets are $10 in advance online or $15 at the door. Here’s the link to purchase tickets: WantTickets.com
Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Everest is comprised of Russell Pollard (vocals, guitar, drums, lyricist), Jason Soda (guitar, keys, vocals), Joel Graves (guitar, keys, vocals), Elijah Thomson (bass, vocals) and Davey Latter (drums, percussion). Their 2008 debut, Ghost Notes, drew strong critical marks and comparisons to primo Topanga Canyon, California country rock. However, none of this quite prepares one for On Approach, which finds the group in a full-tilt creative charge.
On Approach is a bold album that bolts out of the gate with an enveloping sound capable of filling large spaces, both in the outside world and between one’s ears. In broad strokes, it hits the sweet spot between stratospheric, stadium size rock and gorgeous, emotionally charged pop craftsmanship. From infectious and thumping opener “Let Go” through heavy rocker “I’ve Had This Feeling Before,” the sweet humming, “Keeping The Score,” the naked romance of “Dots,” the haunting, spacious roots rock of “East Illinois” and “Fallen Feather,” and culminating in the boiling over cascade of closer “Catalyst,” On Approach moves with a focused, switched-on intensity that announces the arrival of one of the most engaged rock units today.
For more info on Everest: www.everestband.com
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