Psychostick with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Psychostick with special guests

Arsonists Get All the Girls, Kissing Candice, Raven Black, Sight Unscene

Thu · November 16, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15 adv & $18 day of

Tickets at the Door

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.

A breath of fresh air has come for those who need a break from the standard angry rock or metal band. While many fans love the rush of loud and heavy music, it usually comes bundled with negative lyrics and attitudes.

Psychostick's notoriously entertaining and energetic live show, in conjunction with their full length album "We Couldn't Think Of a Title" originally released in 2003, quickly made Psychostick a Phoenix local legend. Loyal fans continually came back to shows in order to "get their 'Stick fix" (something commonly said on local music websites).

In June of 2005, Psychostick's song "Beer" became a hit on XM Radio's Squizz 48, where it competed with other bands such as Staind and System of a Down, beating them out for the position of #1 for 7 consecutive weeks. "Beer" remained in the top 10, and "Two Ton Paperweight" was added to regular rotation as well. Many other radio stations from all over the US have been picking up the "Beer" song, and as a result Psychostick had sold over 1,600 cds, mostly sold through the internet.

Originating in Texas in 1998 and then moving to Phoenix in 2000, Psychostick has come from being a simple local band to a national hit. Psychostick has been steadily climbing higher and higher in the industry. They have captured the attention of many who are curious how far this independent band will go, as well as accumulated a die-hard fanbase that grows more every day.

With songs being about anything from frustration with a bad car to faking their deaths in order to achieve fame, "the hook" lies not just in catchy choruses, but in hilarious and memorable moments sprinkled throughout every song.

"It's refreshing to see people coming back to our site and quoting our lyrics because it brings out their lighter side," says Rob, the singer.

Psychostick has found a way to break the mold from a genre that often takes itself way too seriously. Combining well-written heavy riffs and grooves with tongue-in-cheek slapstick-comedy song themes, Psychostick has created a style that will either have crowds mosh-pitting one second, or doubled over laughing in another.
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.
Kissing Candice
Raven Black
Raven Black Band are a theatrical act from Los Angeles. Their unique brand of Metal - influenced by gothic, classical, and carnival music - is the soundtrack to Raven’s curse.
Sight Unscene
Sight Unscene
Hailing from San Diego, CA, Sight Unscene has been attracting the ears of headbangers with its blistering but melodic brand of metal since the release of their debut album “Devils in the Details” in 2007. Sung vocals are punctuated by enthusiastic screams while the instrumental aspect of the songs reflect that dichotomy, offering bright, strong melodies incarnated as heady, hard metal.

Formed in North County San Diego in 2006 by guitarists Mike Halsdorff & Tony LaMarra, vocalist/bassist Anthony Dedrick and drummer John Jackson the band quickly established themselves on the San Diego club circuit and in 07 released their first full length record, the aforementioned “Devils in the Details”. The four piece spent 08 honing their live chops and promoting "Devils" playing shows all over Southern California from the beaches of San Diego to the Inland Empire to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood while also shooting a video for the lead single "Atrium".

To give Anthony more focus on his vocals - bassist Erik Robertson comes aboard in 08, and the band returned to the studio and tracked their sophomore album entitled “Resilience”. Released in July 2010 - "Resilience" features such tracks as Truth About Denial, With a Vengeance, Pure, and the band’s electrifying single “Conviction in Silence”, which also boasts a video. Dueling vocals, heavy but harmonious guitar melodies and a groove-rich rhythm section come together in a sizzling union of musical elements that rises into being as rich, colorful modern metal. “Conviction definitely represents the growth of our sound on this second record. Everyone progressed as musicians individually by leaps and bounds since the 1st record and then in the songwriting process, we learned as a whole what we were actually going for and how to try and get there, how to really hone in on our true sound, and I think we captured the essence of that on Resilience,”enthuses one band member. Several tracks from Resilience have been featured in extreme sports videos including the award winning snowboard movie "The Saturday Night Ride" and the kiteboarding movie “Gust”.

Bassist Nick Sanchez joined our ranks at the end of 2010 to round out a new rhythm section, and the five began finalizing their follow up album to Resilience with a fury of new creative inspirado. Throughout 2012, they re-entered the studio with their new four track EP, titled "Become: I Am." After mixing and mastering in December of 2012, the CD is finally finished and is currently for sale on iTunes and Amazon as of March 19th, 2013.

Before the EP release, and months into our search for a heavy, hard hitting drummer, Ryan Copeland emerged as a big stand out, and brings a lot of intensity to the table with his technical fills and aggressive playing style. We're excited to have him on board!
Venue Information:
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110