Adelitas Way

Adelitas Way

Letters From The Fire, The Black Moods, MANAFEST, VYCES, Riverpool

Fri Mar 10 2017

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

El Corazon

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

Adelitas Way
Adelitas Way
Letters From The Fire
The Black Moods
MANAFEST
MANAFEST
"True peace comes from Jesus and from being content with what you have right now. I'm a big believer in setting goals and striving for bigger things but you've got to enjoy—and be present in—the moment you're in now."—Manafest

In a world where conformity is king and sticking with the status quo is often a well-honed survival instinct, four-time Dove Award nominee Manafest has always found contentment in doing his own thing.
And refusing to be anyone but himself has clearly served him—and his artistry well. Even on the heels of his wildly popular, bestselling album Fighter, Manafest (real name: Chris Greenwood) refused to settle into a familiar, if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it mentality when making the follow-up, The Moment. If anything, the Canadian born and California-based artist and author was even more compelled to dig deeper both lyrically and creatively.
The result is easily Manafest's most innovative and personal project yet. Centering around the importance is being present in all of life's moments, whether big or small, Manafest also shook things up sonically by teaming up with three producers, Thousand Foot Krutch's Joel Bruyere (10 tracks), frequent collaborator Adam Messinger ("Edge of My Life" and Joshua O'Haire ("Light").
Giving listeners a transparent look behind the curtain of his thoughts, beliefs and outlook on life, The Moment also showcases Manafest's unique abilities as a rapper, rhymer and vocalist.
With the album's first single "Edge of My Life," Manafest's passionate approach to song craft is immediately evident. A declarative, hopeful ode to surviving and thriving in life's most challenging seasons, Manafest definitely sings with the conviction of someone who's been there. One of those special moments that every artist hopes for—and aspires to— when making an album, the track's memorable, melodic structure is definitely easy on the ears as well.
For the album's title track, Manafest successfully merges style and substance and issues a stirring clarion call against compromise and selling out for money, while "My Way" and "Cage" are inspiring personal pleas for being independent and pursuing your specific passions despite what the masses may think.
"A lot of people will try and force you into a box, but it's crucial to find your own path," Manafest shares. "I've learned you've got to lean on your dreams, and that dream has to be so big that you're not willing to back down on it. With my music, I know I only have three to four minutes to say something, and with some songs, I just want people to rock out. With others, I want people to be inspired to go change the world."
As someone who has always used his platform to share what God has done in his life, Manafest always wants to meet listeners where they are. On "Diamonds," which he co-wrote with Thousand Foot Krutch's frontman Trevor McNevan, he tackles the timely issue of addiction.
"When we were working on the beat, I couldn't stop thinking about someone struggling with addiction and turning to drugs," Manafest remembers. "I remember reading Brian 'Head' Welch's book, Save Me From Myself, and how he took a picture of what he didn't want to have power over him. After giving up drugs, he found some while cleaning his house. Before he flushed them down the toilet, he took a picture of them, a reminder of 'Hey, you don't have power over me.' That imagery was on my mind as I was writing 'Diamonds.'"
Providing contrast to the album's more serious moments, "Paradise" and "Thrill of it All" are joyful ruminations from the other side of struggle. Whether celebrating the sacrifices that he and his wife made to pursue God's calling in "Paradise" or happily reflecting on the magical moments found in everyday realities in "Thrill of It All," Manafest offers a full picture of God's grace in the ordinary and extraordinary. And as a first-time father to a daughter, London, he says her arrival has made everything in life so much bigger and more awesome.
"All of the songs were written before she was born, but knowing I was going to have a kid made me reach deeper. It made me realize that the decisions I was making weren't just affecting me anymore," Manafest reflects. "All my songs are part of my legacy that I'm going to be leaving behind, and I want to make sure I don't take that lightly."
For more information on Manafest, please visit www.manafest.com.
VYCES
VYCES
In the summer of 2014, frontman and guitarist, Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of Chicago-based group, Heart-Set Self Destruct. After recording 2 full length records, releasing a single to active rock radio which charted at #1 on Music Choice Network, and years of touring North America with such bands as Volbeat, Hellyeah, and Filter it was time for change.
Looking to feed his passion as an artist, Dave spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene but didn't find what he was looking for. Not deterred, Dave reached out to longtime friend and fellow musician/drummer, Russell Ray. Russ (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown) also co-wrote and recorded drums for Wind-Up Records recording artist Megan
McCauley.
Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month, working with Russ to build something new, original and
undeniable. Russ then reached out to former bandmate and guitarist Shawn Patterson (formerly Old Fashioned Beatdown and
Phantom Communique). The three began writing, recording, and sharing demos that would eventually become the foundation
of VYCES. After a few trips to L.A., they entered the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Stitched Up Heart, XO Stereo, The
Dead Rabbits and Westfield Massacre). One year later, the band completed 14 songs that established the raw sound, power, and a vision that is VYCES. The band has been compared to such artists as Chevelle, Killswitch Engage and Breaking Benjamin,
sonically creating a dark blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as "exploring the darker side of
human emotion and behavior. It's something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt,
betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction and/or lack of acceptance. It's also the fuel that drives us to be stronger, get better and overcome the flaws we've built in our minds."
The founding members of the band felt it was time to release their music and tour, so they began their hunt for members to fill out the line up and become part of the family. Evan Seidlitz, (former singer of Thrown Into Exile and Grimace), longtime friend of Dave and Russ, was asked to join the band. Evan toured on The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2013 with Thrown Into Exile, promoting their single, "Not Alone" which was featured on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal. Evan also performed several guest spots with Grimace when they played the house band for Comedy Central's Tosh.0. Evan, being a singer and
frontman himself, brought a new dimension of aggressive and melodic vocals to round out the band's live performance, as well
as adding keys and synths to fill out the sound. The band soon began auditioning other musicians in search of a bass player. Evan brought in bassist Mark James Klepaski (formerly of Breaking Benjamin). Mark earned platinum and gold records for his work with Breaking Benjamin. Along with years of touring experience, Mark brought a unique and powerful style and tone that fit perfectly with the band's vision. Mark re-tracked the bass lines on the record, helping mold the band's rhythm section into
what it is today. The band is currently preparing to release their self-titled EP and recently shot a music video for the upcoming single, "Devil" directed by Ron Underwood. "Devil" will be released this August 18th. Their 1st single "The Hive" is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all other media platforms.
Riverpool
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/