Breathe Carolina & The Ready Set

Syracuse Shows presents...

Breathe Carolina & The Ready Set

Ashland High, Matt Toka, It Boys

Saturday, April 14, 2012

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

The Lost Horizon

$17.00

This event is all ages

Breathe Carolina
Breathe Carolina
Breathe Carolina is an electro-pop duo from Denver, Colorado. Their music is comprised of synthesized beats and tag-teamed, vocoded vocals ranging from melodic harmonies to abrasive screaming. They have released one iTunes album titled "Gossip", and are soon launching their first hard-copy album, "It's Classy, Not Classic" which releases on Sept. 16th, 2008. This album will feature the songs from "Gossip" and six new additional songs. They are currently touring and playing with bands such as Brokencyde, The Morning Of, Millionaires, and The Secret Handshake!

Featuring killer lead single "Blackout"--a bevy of 80s-tinged electro melodies and hip-shakingly infectious driving beats--every inch of "Hell Is What You Make It" is designed to grab you by the hand and drag you to the dancefloor. Bring on the good times – Breathe Carolina is about to give you the time of your lives!
"Hell Is What You Make It" is out now via Fearless Records!
The Ready Set
The Ready Set
The Ready Set, the brainchild of Fort Wayne, Indiana's Jordan Witzigreuter is a one-man alternative pop band influenced by life, love and music.

At 19, Witzigreuter, a recent high school graduate, is a jack of all trades; drummer, singer and keyboardist ready to lay his claim in the music world. Using the moniker The Ready Set, young Witzigreuter writes and records all his own music.

Picking up his first drum sticks while in the fifth grade, by the time Witzigreuter was 14 he was a member of multiple bands, but it didn't take long before he realized that what he really desired was a sound all his own. Age 16 marked a new beginning for the young musician with the formation of his very own solo project - The Ready Set.

While all recordings are made by Witzigreuter, friends do join him on tour to help create a unique and memorable live show - complete with explosive lighting effects, infectious melodies and mind-blowing beats.

Citing everyone from Daft Punk and Kenna to Kanye West as influences, Witzigreuter stresses that there is no specific comparison that can be made for his music - and that is just the way he likes it. To be unique and genuine in today's scene is something rarely seen by contemporaries today, but it seems to be easily mastered by this young musician. Be sure to check out The Ready Set on tour now let the infectious melodies carry you away. The music - it's all for you. So turn it up and dance your heart out.
Ashland High
Ashland High
I'm Trace Cyrus. I'm 22 years old. I'm the artist known as Ashland HIGH. I own the clothing line Southern Made Hollywood Paid! Most of you know me from Metro Station.
Matt Toka
Matt Toka
My name is Matt Toka.
Music saved me from a dysfunctional life in Youngstown, Ohio. I was raised in a house where physical, substance and mental abuse were the norm. When I was young, my parents fought constantly, so I would slam my bedroom door and play Green Day's Dookie as loud as I could, singing those songs over and over to myself.
I knew then that music would be my escape.
I started playing guitar when I was 12 and started playing in a couple bands that were pretty popular in the local scene even though I couldn't wait to get the hell out of Ohio. After graduating high school, I started a group called Cherry Monroe and I worked my ass off to get us heard. There wasn't a place I didn't pass out our CD — malls, schools, gas stations, you name it — and all the hard work seemed to pay off when we earned a huge following and got signed by Universal Records.
I thought snagging a record deal meant I'd be given bags of money and life would be one big party. I didn't take my career seriously at all and the band was dropped a year later. My life was spiraling out of control: I lost my full-time gig, my parents got divorced and both my mom and grandfather got locked up in prison. Why would I stay and rot in Youngstown?
I had nothing left to lose so I said fuck it, put my whole life in my shitty Honda Civic and drove out to Los Angeles. Talk about a reality check. I went from performing to thousands of people to playing an acoustic guitar next to weirdos dressed up as Batman and SpongeBob SquarePants on Hollywood Blvd. I may've escaped all my family bullshit, but I was still completely depressed by the wrong turns my life had taken.

Inspired by the storytelling of Bob Dylan, Oasis' Noel Gallagher and, of course, Billie Joe Armstrong, I locked myself in my one-room studio apartment and started writing about all the fucked-up stuff I'd gone through. I wouldn't shower or go outside for days. I was so angry and frustrated but found out that when I was able to harness my emotions, I was beginning to find myself—— and my voice as a songwriter.
I took shitty temp jobs to keep the lights on, but I was determined to make it with my music. Once I built my confidence back up, I started posting all my songs—both covers and originals—on YouTube. People seemed to really dig it and it wasn't long until I landed my second record deal. This time, though, I swore not to take a goddamn thing for granted.
When producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) agreed to produce my first album, I cried like a fucking baby. I just pictured being that little kid in his bedroom, listening to Dookie and dreaming of this moment. I can't wait to share all the songs onStraight To Hell with my fans. The record is all about how hard life can be but you can't let the small stuff bring you down. There's a lot of shit you can't change, so make an effort to enjoy every minute. You can turn any kind of energy into something positive. If life gives you lemons, make a fucking drink.
It Boys
It Boys
With 150,000 music video views, 600,000 plays on MySpace, video premier on E! News, a debut show on MTV, Performed at tthe 2010 Official Pre-Party for the VMAs as one of LA's Breakthrough Artists, radio call-ins, and 3 sold-out headlining Roxy shows under their belt in about 6 months, It Boys! are counting down the days until they are household names. The band uniquely boasts three singers, one of whom plays drums, and gives them the power to do live what is usually only possible in the studio. The vast vocal ranges and three part harmonies mixed with a super pop songwriting sense is quickly showing that they have what it takes to breakthrough any specific music scene and into a much wider, radio friendly pop world.



It Boys! was the brainchild of Matt Cut (vocals) who very specifically added Tommy Coops (bass), Judah Leary (guitar/vocals), Duck Leary (drums/vocals) and Jeff Oster (guitar) to the group, making the dream lineup of equal talent and friendship. " We knew from day one, that we wanted to quickly grow out of small venues and playing for friends. The idea from the start, was to go big or go home..I mean..we are called It Boys!" recalls vocalist Matt Cut. They have been strategically locking in other brands such as DCMA clothing, Supra Shoes, Fender, and Orange amps to help further expand their idea of turning It Boys! into an empire.



They are on tour the remainder of 2010 supporting Rookie of the YEar, Runner Runner, and Jeffree Star promoting thier newly released EP entitled "The Dream" and a newly released pop-culture-packed music video that fired up a twitter and blog frenzy due to tweets from friends and supporters like Paris Hilton, Rob Dyrdek, Samantha Ronson, Ryan Sheckler, Benji Madden Holly Madison and many more. Everyone that hears their music or sees them live seem to all agree that they are a force to be reckoned with and a larger than life attitude.
Venue Information:
The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Rd.
Syracuse, NY, 13214
http://www.thelosthorizon.com