Set Your Goals & Cartel

Syracuse Shows presents...

Set Your Goals & Cartel

Hit The Lights, Mixtapes, Super Prime, The Summer Switch

Saturday, April 7, 2012

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

The Lost Horizon

$16.00

This event is all ages

Set Your Goals
Set Your Goals
Set Your Goals is an American rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area, formed in 2004. The sextet predominantly play a blend of pop punk and melodic hardcore music. The band consists of vocalists Matt Wilson and Jordan Brown, guitarists Audelio Flores Jr and Daniel Coddaire, bassist Joe Saucedo and drummer Michael Ambrose.

Forming in 2004, Set Your Goals released their first self-titled EP through Straight on Records in May 2004. The band embarked on some of their early tours with The Warriors, as the word circulated about the EP they were approached by a number of labels. After "touring off of that alone for almost 2 years", they signed with Eulogy Recordings and re-released the EP under the name Reset in April 2006.

Their second release on Eulogy was their debut studio album, entitled Mutiny!, which was released in July 2006.

In the Spring of 2007, they were support on Anti-Flag's headlining tour alongside Alexisonfire and Big D and the Kids Table. Set Your Goals released an acoustic version of their track "Echoes" for the Punk Goes Acoustic 2 compilation on Fearless Records in 2007. They also covered Lil Jon's "Put Yo Hood Up" for the Fearless Records compilation Punk Goes Crunk, released in April 2008.

In the Spring of 2008 they played on the Bamboozle Roadshow with Saves the Day, Armor for Sleep, Valencia and Metro Station. Set Your Goals released a song entitled "The Fallen" through the social networking sites Trig and MySpace, and the flash and audio website Newgrounds. They played the entire 2008 Vans Warped Tour on the Smartpunk Stage.
Cartel
Cartel
Cartel sees themselves as minstrels of their day, offering songs about life and love that have always captured the human soul. Issuing a challenge to their cohorts, Will Pugh calls out "pop punk today isn't going anywhere--let's make some moves." With their new album Chroma, Cartel definitely makes some big moves in the right direction.

Having toured across the U.S. multiple times, with a widely enjoyed, self-released EP Cartel quickly garnered a devoted and noticeably growing fan base with a reputation for being one of the most fun, genuine, talented bands around. When Alternative Press compiled their 2005 list of "Bands You Need to Know," you bet your boots that Cartel was on that list. The band's Ransom EP was a hit with fans everywhere, and what the band has achieved with Chroma is the result of hard work, intuition, and great synergy between old friends. Cartel has only been a band for a few short years, but the band's members have known each other for well over a decade.

This record sounds like an inspired band who are unafraid to be inquisitive in their song craft and recording. It doesn't stray far from their true sound, but at the very same time soars much higher and drags along with it noticeable influences from the band's love for bands their parents listened to. In the song "Answer," Pugh found out where a lot of his inspiration came from and tips his hat to Brian Wilson. Chroma reflects the band's ability and desire to write timeless songs with genuine subject matter and classic nature in the modern world of the benign and cold. The band attempts to take a step into the same ballpark as the staid records of their parent's generation that inspire for generations to come.

While Chroma is not a concept album, the album was built as a cohesive piece. Honestly, "Settle Down" and "If I Fail" are specific examples among many of songs inspired by a common, fervent search for love and truth with beckoning lyrics and a pop tinge. "Settle Down" contains the darker undertones of the three, and the angst of young love with hope of lessons learned. It's not so much pop-punk anymore for the Atlanta boys, but more pop-rock, now laden with more alt-rock tinges and twists. Where bands in the '60s brought rock 'n' roll out of the drab singles format, Cartel has a new direction and vision for their music, bringing surprise and intrigue. Chroma offers plenty of surprises while remaining culturally relevant and fresh. Cartel has opened their minds to new musical possibilities that challenge their peers to achieve something more. The band brings the best of both worlds in accessibility and artistry. Chroma also reveals Pugh's deep thoughts and philosophical questioning through bright melodies that stay in your head all day long. Their compelling guitar arrangements, driving drums, and youthful energy rival more seasoned artists and naturally invoke attention.

Cartel mesh loud, bombastic guitars with pretty melodies and rock arrangements with an acute sense of pop songwriting. The band started out as a guilty pleasure for many, they who are now demanding more and more. Their album is evidence of a creative connection that transcends the band's relatively short life.
Hit The Lights
Hit The Lights
Hit the Lights originated in Lima, Ohio and consists of members Nick, Omar, Nate, Kevin, and Dave. Hit The Lights plays pop-punk. Contrary to the popular belief that they got their name from the Metallica song, the band got their name from the 80's skateboarding film, "Gleaming the Cube".

After signing to Triple Crown Records in 2005 their debut EP, 'Until We Get Caught,' generated lots of buzz within webzines and websites such as AbsolutePunk and Myspace. The band's debut full-length "This is a Stick Up…Don't Make it a Murder" was released on April 11, 2006. The band has continually toured since the release of their album playing at Bamboozle left and Warped Tour in 2006.

In June 2007, Colin announced he was leaving the band. The band has recently announced that Nick will be the new lead singer. With a new guitarist accompanying them on tour. The guitarist's name is Kevin Mahoney, and he is now an official member of the band.


Hit The Lights released "Skip School, Start Fights" on July 8th 2008.
Mixtapes
Mixtapes
Mixtapes is a band from Cincinnati, Ohio. They are mostly influenced by 90's power pop and indie rock bands, some Replacements and midwestern gritty punk bands.
Super Prime
Super Prime
Boston Pop-punk outfit, Super Prime, fiercely took to the Boston rock scene in the spring of 2011. In under a year, Super Prime have opened for L.A. bubblegum punk darlings The Dollyrots, released their first EP, established their own music publishing company and hooked up with renowned Boston producer Brian Charles to begin pre production and recording on their first full length LP in September of 2011. Right now Super Prime plans to release their 2nd EP, "Sun's Out, Gun's Out" on October 8th, 2011 at their release show in Boston with The American Spirit, A Guy Named Guy and Me vs Gravity. Over the next year Super Prime will be playing all over Boston and New England building upon their loyal following centered around the Allston and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston.
The Summer Switch
Venue Information:
The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Rd.
Syracuse, NY, 13214
http://www.thelosthorizon.com