Arsonists Get All the Girls with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Arsonists Get All the Girls with special guests

I Set My Friends On Fire, Kingdom Of Giants, West Cliffs, Abused

Sun · July 16, 2017

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

$12 adv & $16 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.

Arsonists Get All the Girls
Arsonists Get All the Girls
Arsonists Get All the Girls was founded in Santa Cruz, California during mid-2005, originally as a joke band between friends. The band wanted to develop a new kind of grindcore.
Arsonists Get All the Girls have toured with Darkest Hour, Carnifex, and Bleeding Through, among others, in the Thrash and Burn European Tour 2009 in April and May 2009 in Europe, spanning regions from Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, France, Russia and England. They have close ties with fellow bands Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Heavy Heavy Low Low, Despised Icon, Impending Doom, Knights of the Abyss and Elysia.
I Set My Friends On Fire
I Set My Friends On Fire
Fusing together older influences of emo/post hardcore with a little bit of funk thrown in, I Set My Friends On Fire aims to set themselves apart from other bands with their unique sound that the band describes as “evil funk”.

‘Pop Goes Punk’ covers are everywhere nowadays, but back in 2008 I Set My Friends On Fire were one of the first to experiment with the concept on the track “Soulja Boy”. High school seniors, Matt Mehana and Nabil Moo put the single on their Myspace as a joke and it went viral immediately. The response was so overwhelming that Myspace took down the band’s page three times because they assumed the views were increasing so quickly because of being hacked to increase plays. The duo gave it one more try with a new page and would inevitably be the beginning of something special.

After multiple offers from different labels, the band signed with Epitaph Records and before graduation they were flown to make their Bamboozle debut. Their first album, “You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter” (produced by Lee Dyess and Travis Richter of From First To Last) was released in late 2008 and hit the top of the iTunes chart and #29 on the Billboard Heatseekers. After two years of extensive touring, the band went back into the studio to record “Astral Rejection” (produced Dyess and Richter) which was a more hectic, heavier album. Before the release, Moo decided to leave the band and Mehana was left as the only original member.

I Set My Friends On Fire has spent extensive time on the road. The band was the most anticipated band on Warped Tour 2009 and was featured on the tour in 2011. Their impressive tour history has included international shows in Europe, Russia, Canada, U.K, Australia as well as all over the United States. Other notable festivals include South By So What, UnSilent Night and Never Say Never Festival. I Set My Friends On Fire have shared the stage with bands like Attack Attack, Cash Cash, We Came As Romans, Of Mice and Men, Dance Gavin Dance, Silverstein, Sleeping With Sirens and many more.

2015 brought new changes to the band. After using different touring musicians, Mehana announced the band was no longer just him and brought in long time friends to round out the lineup. Guitarists Nate Blasdell (The Bunny, The Bear) and Jonathan Rosell, Bassist Joe Mosey (Lights Out Paris) and Drummer Josh Miller (The Last Ten Seconds of Life) would then go on to play over 170 shows, in 123 cities, through 24 countries in 250 days. This included the U.K, mainland Europe, Russia, Australia, Canada, and numerous U.S tours. After relentless touring, Miller and Mosey decided to leave the band. Chris Thompson and Connor Mitchener joined the band solidifying the current lineup and announced the release of the 3rd album, “Caterpillar Sex” (produced by Mehana) was delayed indefinitely as the band was constantly touring.

The band announced in July 2016 that they would be taking a three month break from touring after the summer to finish the album to be released at the end of the year. In December 2016, I Set My Friends On Fire signed with Tragic Hero Records after being independent for the past year. The band explained how the partnership was a perfect fit, “[Tragic Hero] was one of many labels we met with, but a label that loved us for what we were, had faith in our crazy ideas, and truly wanted what was best for us, which was allowing us to have creative control. It was without question that Tragic Hero was going to be our new home”.

In addition to the signing announcement, I Set My Friends On Fire released their first video in four years with the new single, “My Uzi Holds A Hundred Round Conscience” off their fourth studio album (to be released in Summer 2017). The record will bring the band back to their roots and the original ISMFOF sound but with a twist.
Kingdom Of Giants
Kingdom Of Giants
Kingdom of Giants is a 6 piece Metalcore band from Northern CA. Established in 2011, they have relentlessly been touring in The USA, Canada, and Europe, with bands such as Volumes, Fit For A King, Phinehas, and I, The Breather. Their first major album, "Ground Culture" was produced by Andreas Magnusson (Haste The Day, The Black Dahlia Murder, Fit For A King) and released after signing to InVogue Records in the fall of 2014.

In a genre / age where recording quality is at an all time best, Kingdom Of Giants excel in translating this quality to a high energy, organic, live experience. The band is composed of Dana Willax (Vocalist), Max Bremer (Guitarist), Red Martin (Guitarist), Julian Perez (Guitarist), Levi Norris (Bassist), and Truman Berlin (Drummer).

The band does a great job of keeping their albums interesting from start to finish. Each song sounds much different than the previous, but they are able to capture one overall feeling of cohesiveness throughout. Songs like the title track, "Ground Culture" or "Endure" seem to portray what the band is all about, while others like, "Sky Burial" and "Virtue" show just how dynamic their sound really is.

"It would indeed be a shame for the group to fade into the sea of mediocre crap that other bands are more than content to thrive in, because it's blatantly obvious that Kingdom Of Giants refuse to be ignored and will be heard. This resilience literally dripped off their last full length and was pervasive and infective, a pure "soundtrack to a revolution."" -Sputnik Music


"If you listen to the lyrical content of each track, you can easily spot a continuous theme throughout the record. The lyrics tackle questioning religious faith, understanding our own mortality, and dealing with the loss of family members. I think these themes are easily relatable, especially for our generation, which is one of the least religious generations ever. The desire to achieve more in life is something we can all understand" -Under The Gun Reviews
West Cliffs
West Cliffs is a project that stemmed from a song of the same name, written and performed by Sean Richmond and Garin Rosen. In 2010, their band, Arsonists Get All The Girls, recorded an album entitled Motherland. The album in its entirety was inspired by the band’s previous tour experiences – especially their travels in the harsh sub-zero temperatures of Russia. The song West Cliffs is comprised of solely piano and drums.

Fast forward to 2016: Sean is located in Portland, Oregon and Garin is in the bay area, California. The two started hashing out ideas to write a whole album in the style of West Cliffs – and the name stuck.

During this time, Sean has been writing music with Brit Leigh, a Portland native with a background in classical piano and synth. Sean and Garin decided to bring Brit into the collaboration in order to more fully explore a multi-dimensional and layered version of the West Cliffs sound. The outcome is experimental, with roots in jazz, hardcore, ambient, and electronic.

The three are currently writing and recording with plans to release an album in 2017.
Abused
Abused
matt argyelan - vocals
michael west - guitar
luis marquez - bass
jose ramos - drums
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