Performing on Saturday
RED FOO (LMFAO)
Redfoo may be best known as one half of the duo LMFAO, but his music career started long before he began party-rocking with nephew Sky Blu. Born in Los Angeles, Stefan Kendal Gordy -- the youngest son of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. -- started his career by working with rappers in the L.A. area in the late '90s, including the Black Eyed Peas. He featured on the appropriately titled "Duet" from BEP's debut album, which would prove fortuitous almost half a decade later. In 2006, after forming LMFAO, Redfoo and Sky Blu were introduced to Jimmy Iovine at Interscope Records by head Pea will.i.am and were immediately signed. Their debut album, Party Rock, was released in 2009, and a year later they were featured on David Guetta's remix of "Gettin' Over You" with another Black Eyed Pea, Fergie. Buoyed by their growing popularity, they released their second album, Sorry for Party Rocking, which spawned a string of hit songs and high-profile tour slots. They even performed at the Super Bowl with Madonna. In 2012, the duo announced their hiatus and Redfoo released his first solo single, "Bring Out the Bottles." He joined the judge's table on the Australian X Factor series and went on to release a steady string of singles, including the Australian hit "Let's Get Ridiculous."
Greater Vancouver Area Hard Rock band Angel Down came together in 2007 and began creating their own style of hard rock by combining melodic vocals, pulsing rhythms and heavy guitar riffs. Building around the song writing core of Gordie B (vocals) and Joel Logan (Guitar/Vocals), with LT driving the band on Drums, Angel Down found the remaining key member for the band in 2010 when Jay “Danger” Graham joined the project on bass/vocals. A tighter, more collaborative group of Artists would be hard to find.
PERFORMING ON FRIDAY
The gravitational pull of Diarrhea Planet is strong; once you get caught in the orbit of its stadium-sized riffs and blistering solos, it’s hard to escape. The Nashville six-piece has been melting faces since its debut 7” Aloha first started making waves outside the leafy campus of Belmont University, where its members first met. What started as a dorm room dick joke between two friends bored by the music-business ladder-climbing of their classmates has grown into one of the biggest—and loudest—rock acts to come out of Nashville since their big bros and labelmates in JEFF The Brotherhood. As they toured the country behind their critically acclaimed 2013 LP I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, the likes of
Billboard, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and even BuzzFeed have taken notice. Ignore them at your own peril.
PERFORMING ON SUNDAY
Forged from a family bond, Alpha Omega, the Uncle and Nephew team
legendarily known as Prevail and Neph, have highlighted their unique rhyming styles to present the world with a combination yet to be heard.
The musical compositions crafted by their primary producer Tyler Durden, of Greece’s popular Professional Sinnerz, encourage Alpha Omega to expand their collective understanding of the creative process.
Prevail is a four time Juno Award winner, gold and platinum selling artist and, co-founder of Swollen Members. Neph is the elite of Vancouver’s next generation of hungry emcee’s, whom has also been privy to the behind-the-scenes workings of the industry throughout his new, yet impactful career. Together, Prevail and Neph form Alpha Omega, a group with family ties that emerged from a creative beginning and is foreshadowed by a promising end.