Thoughts In Reverse & Texas In July

Syracuse Shows presents

Thoughts In Reverse & Texas In July

Glass Cloud, Onward to Olympas, One Year Later, From This Day Forth

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

The Lost Horizon

$12.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Texas In July
Texas In July
Defying any definitions of age, Ephrata, P.A.'s Texas in July have already toured the country and back, sharing stages with everyone from The Devil Wears Prada and Every Time I Die to August Burns Red and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – all before the entire band had graduated from high school.

With the two youngest members walking across the graduation stage this year, Texas in July are about to charge headfirst into living out their dreams full-time. Vocalist Alex Good explains, "Now that we've finished high school, we plan to tour as much as humanly possible. We are so stoked on seeing the world and meeting new people everywhere we go."

The band is comprised of Good, Logan Maurer (guitar), Ben Witkowski (bass), Adam Gray (drums) and Christian Royer (guitar). By balancing their sensitive expressions of faith with some of metalcore's most ferocious and in-your-face vocals and breakdowns, the band is well on their way to making a name for themselves and to putting small-town-Pennsylvania on the map!
In just three years since their inception, Texas in July have already built up a community of diehard fans around the world - most notably in their hometown, where they pack The Chameleon Club. In 2008, the digital-only release of their debut EP, Salt of the Earth, introduced listeners to their signature sound of heavy, groove-oriented metalcore.

The EP sparked such impressive digital sales, that it was later released as a physical CD that was distributed nationwide through Hot Topic and snatched up by the masses at the band's merch table. Salt of the Earth led to packed tour dates and provided the perfect preview of what was to come on their debut full-length album, I Am.

Released in September of 2009 on CI Records, I Am is a true testament to the band's passion, intensity and musicianship. Royer states, "We want our fans to love our music and look at it to its fullest. From our lyrics to our breakdowns, we hope everyone can relate to it one way or the other." From the brutal churning rhythms of "Elements" to the relentless intensity of "Satellites" (featuring Gwen Stacy vocalist Geoff Jenkins), the album displays Texas in July's musical maturity while simultaneously showcasing their impressive songwriting and technical talents.

Never wanting to settle on what they've already achieved, the band is already looking forward to their next release. Witkowki explains, "I Am has put our feet in the water, as far as the music industry goes, but we hope to take our sound to even greater heights on our upcoming full-length." Gray elaborates, "We feel that our music has already progressed a lot and will reach out to a greater base of people. We're really looking forward to further developing it and sharing it with new audiences."

Texas in July will certainly have the opportunity to reach new audiences as they have already begun an impressive, non-stop tour schedule that will carry them all across the United States, Canada and Europe. The band will then head back into the studio, where they will write and record a new album on Equal Vision Records. Maurer reflects on their current and future plans stating, "…we just hope to never feel as if we have arrived. We always feel that there is something more for us to achieve and another step to take."
Glass Cloud
Glass Cloud
After years of touring and performing around the world with various bands, vocalist Jerry Roush finally has a band to call his own. The former frontman for Sky Eats Airplane and Of Mice & Men has joined forces with 8-string guitarist Joshua Travis [The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza], bassist Travis Sykes and drummer Chad Hasty to create Glass Cloud.

The Hampton, VA-based band is currently in San Diego, CA recording their debut full-length album at Lambesis Studios, with Joshua Travis also serving as producer. Glass Cloud will release the full-length album in late Spring/early Summer 2012 through Equal Vision Records.

Musically, Glass Cloud offers a sense of controlled chaos fueled by Roush's deep, ferocious growls and distinct, gritty cleans. Travis' phenomenal guitarwork and ability to constantly surprise listeners stands out as he displays the perfect balance between energetic, driving intricacies and calmer progressions that carry a dark, eerie tone. Sykes and Hasty, graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, rule the rhythm section contributing unique cadences and swinging, jazzy grooves interlaced with softer symphonic touches. Glass Cloud shines as the members deliver some of their heaviest and most technical compositions to date.

Excitement and enthusiasm simply radiates out of the band as they discuss working together in the studio and developing a sound that is all their own. "The collective musicianship and talent level in this band is unbelievable," explains Travis. "…and to top it off, the guys are all down-to-earth people too. Working on this record has been a lot of fun. We are trying to introduce something organic and ambient into heavy music. Not the typical breakdown heavy, but darker chords upon layers and layers."

Roush also boasts unabashedly about the remarkable caliber of musical proficiency within the band, and specifically about the creative connection between himself and Travis stating, "From the moment he became involved in this band, he was sending me fully finished tracks left and right, songs that were blowing my mind. Musically, Josh is a beast…the dude is a musical machine. We meshed so well, right from the start, making tracks that had no limits to them. I couldn't have asked for a better and more prolific guitarist to accompany me in this new musical endeavor. And with Josh being the producer of the debut Glass Cloud record, we know that we are making the exact album that we want to make."

"We have been working intensely in the studio, but it will definitely pay off when we introduce something new and fresh to the scene," Travis concludes. "I don't think I could be more excited about a project." Glass Cloud will spend 2012 on the road supporting their forthcoming album, with tour dates to be announced soon.
Onward to Olympas
Onward to Olympas
One Year Later
One Year Later
From the very first show in late 2008, ONE YEAR LATER has been making a name for themselves in South-East Queensland. Producing catchy Pop / Rock tunes that people from all generations can tap a foot too. Hailing from a small outer Brisbane suburb known as Redbank Plains they comprise of the 3 Thomson brothers Kurt, Dean, Brent and front man Terry Greisbach.

All only picking up instruments for the first time in the later half of their teens, they acted quickly to record and release their first Demo CD in early 2009. The rest of the year found them supporting acts such as After The Fall (NSW), Calling All Cars (VIC) and Grant Walmsley [The Screaming Jets] (NSW) on top of playing many venues including The Hi-Fi Brisbane, Ipswich Civic Centre, Sands Tavern Maroochydore, Swell Tavern Gold Coast and Ivory Tavern Tweed Heads to name a few. Hitting No.1 on the Triple J Unearthed Rock charts for 3 weeks in October was also a highlight, as well as being played on local university radio station Phoenix Radio.

In May 2010 the band released their Debut EP to the world, celebrating with an EP Launch show at The Zoo Brisbane, which saw over 200 people there to mark the occasion. The disc titled "The Lost At Sea EP" is available from any of their shows and on iTunes. They hope to play many shows before the years end, including festivals and their very first national tour of Australia.
Venue Information:
The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Rd.
Syracuse, NY, 13214
http://www.thelosthorizon.com