Growing

High Noon Saloon presents

Growing

Versus Me, El Famous, In Dying Hours

Friday, November 2nd 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10 ADV // $15 DOS

This event is 18 and over

Growing
Growing
Growing is a melodic metalcore band from Madison, WI formed in late 2014. The band is made up of Brandon Connor (vocals), Gage Woodman (bass guitar & clean vocals), Apostolos Holevas (guitar), Jesse Chieffo (guitar), and Paul Wendell Swift III (drums). Their debut EP "Temples" was self released in February 2015 and their full length album "The Gauntlet" was realeased in May 2018. Growing is known for their unique blend of heavy-discordance mixed with catchy melodic leads as well as a truly unforgettable stage show.
Versus Me
Versus Me
Every generation has its stars that audiences can point to
as meaningful people who rise above the noise of empty
promises, passing trends and inflated egos. The most
important, vital and uplifting songs are the ones that
connect with listeners on a level that’s deeper than a
catchy melody, a pulverizing breakdown or a memorable
groove. Only a handful of musicians are able to come
together with likeminded friends and capture that sort of
lightning in a bottle in the practice room, in the studio
and onstage.

VERSUS ME is such a band for today’s subcultural and
mainstream pop crowds alike. They have crafted a debut album
featuring the type of crowd-ready anthems heard in stadiums
on the One Direction/5 Seconds Of Summer world tour, while
simultaneously harnessing the heaviness and earnest delivery
found each year on the Warped Tour’s main stage and in the
pages of Alternative Press, Rocksound, Kerrang! and Big
Cheese.

The five men of Versus Me are of the rare breed that
walk-the-walk even more than they talk-the-talk. Sure,
plenty of bands say they care about their fans, but these
guys live and breathe that concern. Part of the reason for
that is because they’ve been there. They’ve connected
with albums from their favorite bands that spoke to them in
times of hardship, disappointment, uncertainty and
insecurity. They know how important it is to have an anchor
when the storms of the world rain down. When it’s
essential to ensure that people know they are not alone in
their struggle, bands like Versus Me stand tall.

Coming together in song and spirit from the remaining
foundations of earlier Midwest screamo and metalcore bands
like Guardians, Serianna and Crossing The Delaware, Versus
Me represent the full realization of what five friends can
create when united in passion and vision. Imagine the
pop-punk/heavy stomp combo of A Day To Remember, the
emotionally-driven shred of Pierce The Veil, the fierce
onstage delivery of The Devil Wears Prada and the bottom
heavy bellow of Born Of Osiris seamlessly coming together
with the smooth, driving rock of bands like Copeland,
Acceptance and Daryl Palumbo’s Head Automatica, all with a
delicious cherry on top made from the soaring melody of
Maroon 5. Those ingredients are just some components of the
Versus Me recipe. The band’s diverse influences, their
varied experiences on the road (in bands and as crew), and
the ascent of likeminded bands like Bring Me The Horizon and
Asking Alexandria, have paved the way for Versus Me to
quickly connect with fans on a worldwide scale.

The band’s debut album was recorded in Nashville with
additional tracking taking place in Versus Me’s home state
of Wisconsin. Josh Napert produced the album and Joel
Wanasek (Righteous Vendetta, Inhale/Exhale, Phinehas) mixed
and mastered it.

Even as Versus Me take aim for mainstream chart success,
arena headlining shows and the rapt attention of the diehard
fans who drive and propel the underground scene, the
band’s number one goal remains simple. Versus Me wants
nothing less than positivity, communication and connection
with their audience. They want to show the world that their
music, and all good music, can help people with life’s
toughest trials and hardships. Versus Me yearn to connect
with each and every person they can, whether it’s to talk
about music, or to just learn about where people are coming
from and who they are.

Packing an arsenal of melodies, hooks, breakdowns,
electro-fueled bounce and deep grooves, Versus Me’s
message of uplifting goodwill is about to make itself heard
loud and proud – from the stage, from cars, speakers,
headphones and anywhere possible.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/

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