Lit

11:11 Presents

Lit

In The Whale, Dead Presleys

Fri, August 11, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Pub Station

Billings, MT

$25.00

This event is all ages

Lit
Lit
A major player throughout the post-grunge boom of the late ’90s, Lit featured the combined talents of frontman A. Jay Popoff, his guitar-playing brother Jeremy, bassist Kevin Baldes, and drummer Allen Shellenberger. The group formed in 1990 in Orange County, California, where it initially performed metal-influenced music under the name Razzle. After changing their name,​ ​Lit​ began embracing a spunky brand of punk-pop that helped attract a local following in California. The group sold out local venues (including Club 369 in Fullerton) and issued two recordings: an EP, ​Five Smokin’ Tracks from Lit; and the full-length ​Tripping the Light Fantastic, which arrived during the spring of 1997 and became a college radio hit.

Lit then landed a contract with RCA Records, which released the follow-up effort ​A P​lace in the Sun two years later. This proved to be Lit’s breakthrough record, as the catchy rock riffs of “My Own Worst Enemy,” “Zip-Lock,” and “Miserable” all paved the way for platinum sales. With “My Own Worst Enemy” topping the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart, Lit toured the country alongside groups like the Offspring, No Doubt, and Garbage. Furthermore, they performed a set at Woodstock 1999 and earned a spot on the 2000 Vans Warped Tour.

A third album, ​Atomic, was released in fall 2001, spawning several singles including “Lipstick and Bruises.” A self-titled album arrived in 2004, marking Lit’s fourth full-length effort (as well as their first release on the Nitrus label). In 2008, drummer Shellenberger was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He died on August 13, 2009 at the age of 39. Nathan Walker was added as the band’s drummer and Lit began work on new material. In 2012, Lit released their fifth studio album, the Butch Walker-produced The View from the Bottom. They dedicated the album to Shellenberger.
In The Whale
In The Whale
In the Whale’s music resonates with anyone thirsting for the time when bands simply rocked. That nostalgia, and the Denver, CO based duo’s need for a vehicle to figure out a way to navigate a world that’s quick to judge and write­off a book by its cover is the foundation for their alternative­punk­blues sound that is showcased on the band’s new EP, Quicksand.
Celebrating their five year anniversary in 2016, the band has grown significantly from thanks to a relentless tour schedule and a live show that’s likened to a sonic boom. Artists and festival promoters have caught notice with the band playing Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and over 400 shows with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, the Toadies, Electric 6 and many more.
Instead of boasting, Nate Valdez (guitar/vocals) and Eric Riley (drums/vocals) said, “the Chicago Tribune described us best, ‘Stripped down to a simple essence, the band's hard­edged fare scampers, thrusts and giddily thrashes...Dirty, fun and caked in garage grime, the songs are unconcerned with trends.’ Ok, we have a show to play.”
Dead Presleys
Dead Presleys
Dead Presleys are releasing their debut record “Muses” on Friday, June 30th at Pub Station. To accompany the record, they launched a brand new website that will chronicle the creative process, offering a no holds barred, honest and transparent look at the making of “Muses”, which was recorded this Spring at Ranch Road Recordings in Red Lodge, Montana. Each member will offer their own take every step of the way via individual blogs within the website. All of the good and all of the bad. www.deadpresleys.com



If Dead Presleys are forced to label themselves as a genre, they suppose it would have to be “Groove Rock”. They just want to get people moving and make them feel a little bit of that rock n’ roll spirit that drives them. Drawing from blues, punk rock, r&b, jazz, 80’s hair metal and pretty much everything else, Dead Presleys’ music keeps you tapping your toes and banging your head as they hit you with a blistering fuzz-rocker one minute and follow it up with a slow soul ballad the next. Kerry Sherman (Vocals/Guitar), Colton Gabel (Drums), Zach Reiter (Bass) and Tyler Cook (Guitar) plan to kick things into overdrive with the release of “Muses” and bring their brand of groove rock to as many people as possible.
Venue Information:
Pub Station
2502 1st Ave. N
Billings, MT, 59101
http://www.thepubstation.com