Knitting Factory Presents
We Were Giants, The Nixon Rodeo, Traitors Gate, As Fire Falls
The Nixon Rodeo is a hard rock band from Spokane, WA. With a combination of all things rock, The Nixon Rodeo has a unique sound that is original yet familiar. Formed in May of 2010, The Nixon Rodeo strived to combine all the styles of music that got them into music in the first place, from rock, metal, punk, pop, thrash and more. It is impossible for anyone to attend a Nixon Rodeo show and not feel the power and intensity that the band and crowd feeds off of and hear the roar of hundreds shouting ‘Rodeo, Rodeo, Rodeo’. The Nixon Rodeo has been honored to share the stage with bands like Godsmack, Shinedown, Staind, Static-X, Adelita’s Way, POD, Trapt, Middle Class Rut, Unwritten Law, Hawthorne Heights, Spineshank, Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red, Winds of Plague, The Browning, Davey Suicide, Attika, Madlife, The Sammus Theory, Acidic, The Action Blast and many more.
Founding member and front man Brent Forsyth plays rhythm guitar and sings lead vocals and is always pushing the band to keep its originality and a sound that hooks the listener instantly. Ethan Harrison, the band’s drummer and backing vocalist who combines aggression and entertainment into each performance determined to put on the best rock show you’ve ever been a part of. Shawn Fortney is the lead guitarist. Jules StClaire is The Nixon Rodeo’s bassist.
Traitors Gate hails from Boise, Idaho. The band consists of Ken Mansfield on guitars, Jayce Kefferon on drums Colby Dees on bass and their lead vocalist whom they affectionately call “Mister ‘Y’”. Four definitely strong personalities make up this band which draws on its varied creative backgrounds when writing the powerful and edgy material that can only be Traitors Gate. The band incorporates its metal, heavy rock, punk and technical influences to create both a visual and sonic experience which they are bringing to Boise and the surrounding areas this year. A recently completed demo solidified the Traitors Gate sound, for which a tremendous local buzz has started.
From melodic and harmonious piano tracks to hard hitting dominant guitars, AsFireFalls is definitely a band you want to listen to and don't want to miss live. Although the band has been around since 2011, it was re-formed in late 2013 in Boise, Idaho and quickly became a hard-hitting, energetic, unstoppable metal machine and they definitely know how to show it on stage.
Original music is described by fans as Metal or Electronic/Post Hardcore. When AFF is not playing shows or working on new music, the band enjoys hanging out together as friends, but as soon as they step on a stage and stop being four people and become one band, it quickly becomes apparent that their performance is their true outlet and haven. AsFireFalls’ single “World In Grey" has appeared in the TOP 30 Christian Rock Charts on Billboard, gaining them quick popularity in the Christian Rock scene. Recently, their radio single "Branson The Bear" entered the charts at number 6 in the Billboard TOP 30 for Christian Rock and is currently still there after 4 weeks.