Last in Line with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Last in Line with special guests

Symbolic, Dolan Brotherhood, Bred Dogs

Sat · July 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$25 adv & day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Last In Line
Last In Line
Vivian Campbell - Guitar Vinny Appice - Drums Andrew Freeman - Vocals Phil Soussan - Bass Erik Norlander - Keyboards What started as a casual reunion jam in a Los Angeles rehearsal room in 2011 has grown into a fully-fledged project that has taken on a life of its own. Last In Line, the band, takes its name from the second Dio album released in 1984. Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were Ronnie Dio's co-conspirators and co-writers on the "Holy Diver", "Last In Line" and "Sacred Heart" albums – these records have gone on to become part of rock history. During that first jam it was apparent that the chemistry of the original band was very much intact, even after a 27 year hiatus. The excitement generated by that rediscovery led to a second session, where this time they called in acclaimed vocalist Andrew Freeman. Hearing Andrew's interpretations of the original Dio songs was a revelation and the inspiration to move forward as a band. Over the ensuing years a handful of local LA shows led to a handful of overseas shows in the U.K. and Japan, and eventually to an offer from Frontiers to record a new album of original material. During the course of 2014 the band wrote and recorded 12 new songs and chose longtime friend Jeff Pilson as producer. Jeff very much captured the organic crunch of the band and the very best in Andrew's voice and delivery. Last In Line's debut album, "Heavy Crown" was released in February 2016, hitting number 1 on the Billboard Heat- Seekers Chart, with the singles "Devil In Me" and "Starmaker" leading the charge. But the release was preceded by tragedy, when Jimmy Bain passed away at the age of 68 on January 23rd, another great musician taken from us far too soon. Jimmy was immensely proud of the new album and his input to "Heavy Crown" was immeasurable. "We will continue to celebrate his life through his music.. Rest in peace, dear friend." -Viv Earlier this year Last In Line played a handful of shows, including headlining both the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy and the Metal Stage at the Rocklahoma Festival, bringing in renowned bassist Phil Soussan and keyboardist Erik Norlander. The gigs featured tracks from "Heavy Crown" alongside songs from those classic Dio albums. With "Heavy Crown" finally being released on gatefold vinyl on September 30th, Last In Line will take that line up out on a full European tour in November 2016 appearing as special guests to Saxon on selected European dates and headlining a raft of venues across the UK
As a heavy-hitting dynamic force hailing from the power/prog metal midst of the San Diego, California music scene, Symbolic combines their melodic energy and excitement for what will be their fifth CD later this year.

Since the first three years of their conception, increasingly impressive efforts helped build a strong following locally and internationally. Opening for well-known national acts such as Adrenaline Mob, Fates Warning, UFO, Brian Wheat (of Tesla fame), PHILM with Dave Lombardo, guitar legend Michael Schenker, Doro Pesch and others, it was no surprise that Symbolic found themselves in very close company of great music notables.

Their epic sophomoric release "Nevertime" garnered them a 2011 SDMA nomination for "Best Hard Rock Album of the Year". Radio interest locally and as far away as Chicago (Gregg Kovach), offered the band enormous praise. Billy Sherwood (of Yes and Circa fame) commented upon learning of the band and hearing cuts from their third effort "Disconnected": "Cool stuff indeed…I really dig the band".

With the 2012 release of "Xenatopia", notable music critic and journalist Martin Popoff writes, "Symbolic have demonstrated a sterling silver craftsmanship in the forging of locked down metal with both brains and brawn". A heavier and even more progressive than anything they've done to date under the guidance of producer/engineer Daniel Castleman, “Xenatopia” had corralled the power/prog metal faithful throughout 2013 and 2014. Radio/internet interviews and San Diego radio airplay sealed Symbolic’s position as musically solid and here to stay.

With Scott Bruce (vocals), Steve Potts (guitar), Bobby Fernandez (bass), and Steven Elias (drums), Symbolic’s future is of one of the staunch core foundations of the San Diego music scene.
Dolan Brotherhood
Dolan Brotherhood
Call them hard rock, metal, or alternative, Dolan Brotherhood prides itself on delivering songs that carry themselves with hooks and musical muscle. Their fans call them original and yet accessible. During a time of cookie cutter bands, Dolan Brotherhhood touch on topics ranging from grief to redemption utilizing vocal harmonies to maximize emotions being conveyed through these stories.

Dave Garcia locks in the pocket letting nothing get by him and adds ambience with his bass intro on "The Lesson". Guitarist and vocalist James Brady stays true to power groove oriented riffs intertwined with odd tempos while delivering fiery solos. Drummer Raul Guzman is the conductor of this freight train bringing urgency with his playing while leading the charge on the drum throne!

Dolan Brotherhood recorded their debut at Pacific Beat Recording in Pacific Beach, CA during the fall of 2014. Grammy award winning engineer Alan Sanderson helmed the boards during the recording. Drummer Tom Wallace laid down the drum tracks on "Love and Hurricanes". Prior to entering the studio, Dolan Brotherhood did pre-production work with Billy Sherwood of Yes. "Love and Hurricanes" was released August 18th, 2015 on the Dolan Brotherhood website, ITunes, CD Baby, and Amazon. The DB made their live debut at Ramona MainStage, in Ramona CA opening for Gunzo featuring Tracii Guns and Rudy Sarzo. The band followed their debut up at the same venue opening for John 5 (Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie guitarist) in November of 2015.

In March 2016, Dolan Brotherhood did 2 select dates with King's X at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA and at what they now consider their home residence at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona CA.

In the words of Frank Dolan: From here to where? Who knows?
Venue Information:
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110