- Soundrink VIP Onsale : Tuesday, September 10 @ 1:00pm
- General Onsale : Wednesday, September 11 @ 1:00pm
After years of trying to start bands but failing to find anyone serious about music, Sean Shepard (Guitarist/Vocals), at the age of 20 decided to go it alone in the studio and record some songs that he had written over the years. The result was a six song EP he titled “Wolves & Sheep” (2016) under the band name Antighost. The EP was recorded at Raydon Studio in Albion, MI and it was released in August of the same year.
Shepard then used the EP to find musicians interested in forming a band. In October he met and auditioned Dylan Vanderson (Drums). After a year of playing shows with various bass players, the two met Joe Bida (Bass) and the final piece of Antighost fell into place.
Antighost's debut EP exploded on the airwaves all across the country as the band toured extensively. Originally based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, word quickly spread of Antighost's high energy and raw presence. The trio packed up and moved to Detroit to pursue their music in the booming music scene of the Motor City. The band has worked tirelessly to perfect their performance and sound, bringing forth a new wave of alternative rock rooted in the grunge, emo and punk eras.
Antighost followed up "Wolves & Sheep" with their first full length album, "Creatures" (2017), a hard hitting 15 track concept record. Despite the bands young age they toured tirelessly across the Midwest, bringing "Creatures" state to state, and igniting stages along the way.
Their latest EP “ANIMAL PANIC!” (2019) marks the band’s boldest release to date. Capturing a raw climactic sound and high-energy performances, the six songs prove to be the band’s best work yet. Praised for their live presence and lyrical content, Antighost have proven rock and roll is far from dead.
Danny Stevens was built by Michigan.
A Detroit native, Stevens was raised on hockey and muscle cars, but much to the surprise of his family and friends, music became his calling. He started playing guitar at 12 years old, and joined his first of many bands at 14.
“Writing music is the way I know how to express myself best. It helps me say things that might be difficult to say otherwise.”
And boy did he make a statement.
At 18, Danny was brought into Victory Records band “The Audition”. They released five studio albums and toured the world for 8 consecutive years. Their records were released, pre-spotify era, but their spins currently total well over 8 million on the music streaming website.
When the band decided to part ways, Stevens eventually set his sights on Nashville.
He now lives in Nashville, TN. putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album due out in 2020.
General Onsale : Friday, November 8th @ 10:00 AM
- SOLD OUT: WILSON's Pre-Party ($20; Doors open @ 4:30 PM): This ticket grants admission to WILSON's VIP Pre-Party @ The Vernors Room in the Crofoot Complex. The ticket includes early entry to WILSON's "House Of F*ckery", a Q&A conversation with the band and a signed commemorative calendar, & a commorative VIP laminate. Only 100 spots available.
- WILSON's Ballroom Party ($12 ADV / $15 DOS; Doors open @ 6:00 PM) : This ticket grants admission to WILSON's Ballroom party in the Crofoot Complex, where they perform songs onlly from Tasty Nasty and Right To Rise. This party also includes support performances from The Messenger Birds, Red Stone Souls and Ladysse.
- SOLD OUT: WILSON's Pike Room Party ($15; Doors open @ 10:00 PM) : This ticket includes admission to WILSON's Pike Room party in the Crofoot Complex, where they will be performing Full Blast Fuckery in its entirety, PLUS a copy of Full Blast Fuckery on CD. This party also includes support from Strange Magic.
- SOLD OUT: WILSON's ULTIMATE BUNDLE ($40) : This bundle includes admission to all 3 of the above events PLUS a copy of Full Blast Fuckery on CD. Only 50 Bundles Available.
The Crofoot Presents Presale: Thursday, November 21 @ 10:00am – 10:00pm
General Onsale: Friday, November 22 @ 10:00am
For Chicago-based singer/rapper, dying in designer, 2018 was the hardest year of his life. Fully-consumed by a toxic relationship that ultimately led to immense pain, heartbreak, depression and suicidal thoughts, vocalist Bobby O’Brien, used every ounce of pain and sorrow to create music that pulled him back into the world. The result is a lyrically gut-wrenching, honest, raw portrait of emotion backed by catchy melodies, cathartic 808s and breakdowns.
Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, dying in designer’s early influences came from bands like Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, and Silverstein. He played in several emo and hardcore bands throughout high school. At the same time, dying in designer became fully-engulfed in rap and the Chicago drill scene (Chief Keef, Lil Durk). Throwing down cyphers in the high school cafeteria and writing his own bars, dying in designer cemented his unique style, blending pop punk, emo, rap, and trap to create a melodic sound that is all his own.
This unique blend of styles shines through in “Devil’s Callin’,” the melodic, uplifting single that hits hard with a false bravado. Feeling broken, and anxious, dying in designer uses these feelings of pain, anger, and sadness as fuel toward something therapeutic and cathartic. On the meaning behind the song, dying in designer explains, “The song is about saying you feel better about moving on from a past relationship, when in reality, you really don’t want to move on at all.” Following that theme, “Gerard Way,” deals with missing someone after they are completely out of your life, wrestling with the good and bad moments, and ultimately admitting that “you’re not okay.”
On “Lately” - the first track to hit over a million streams, dying in designer laments, “This was my worst fucking year. I could drown in my own tears.” Stripping out all pretension and leaving raw vulnerability, dying in designer admits freely to dealing with suicidal thoughts.. “Lately was written like a suicide note. I was in a very toxic relationship, which put me in an extremely dark place,” dying in designer shares. “I want to help people who feel the way I have felt. I want to be a role model to these broken kids around the world. I want these kids to know that it’s okay to feel down sometimes - emotions are real and will always be universal. I want my music to save lives.”[youtube-video id="8HMZRWhUySc"]
Please note : Door time is 5:00 pm. Class time is 5:30 pm.
Ticket includes screening of a Troma documentary + a signed screen print poster limited to this event only.
Please note : Door time is 7:00 pm. Show time is 8:00 pm.
Gold Circle VIP includes early entry, best seats PLUS photo opportunity with Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Films.
Please note : Door time is 5:00 pm. Show time is 6:00 pm.
Gold Circle VIP includes early entry, best seats PLUS photo opportunity with Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Films