Monte Pittman with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Monte Pittman with special guests

Alien Satan, Meltdown

Fri · January 19, 2018

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

$10 adv & $12 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.

Monte Pittman
Monte Pittman
There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp Of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution, undoubtedly expanding his devout - and ravenous - fan base.
To assert that Pittman has had a storied career is something of an understatement. His resumé includes an ongoing collaboration with multi-platinum selling artist Madonna, having recorded and toured with her extensively over a period of more than seventeen years. Then there's his first band, Myra Mains, his stint in the metallic behemoth that is Prong, and collaborations with a broad spectrum of international artists including the pop group Karmin. If his time with Prong did not fully communicate just how much metal flowed through his veins, with 2014's Flemming Rasmussen-produced The Power Of Three - his first release with Metal Blade Records - he compellingly blended killer riffs, blistering leads and gigantic hooks to deliver an album that was equal parts anthemic grandeur and in-your-face attitude, making metalheads around the world sit up and take note...
Alien Satan
Alien Satan
They are the universe's mightiest of heroes, formed to play metal no single musician could withstand. Alien Satan is the most prestigious and powerful Metal Band in the Universe, an ever-shifting assemblage of songwriters, shredders and performers devoted to protecting this planet from mediocre music beyond the scope of conventional authorities.

The group began with the random teaming of Eli Santana, Josh Caldwell, Chris Morris, Tyler Meahl and sometimes Mike Heller. Edward James Olmos suggested the musicians remain together as a band, and his son Brodie suggested they call themselves "something colorful and dramatic, like...Alien Satan." The name stuck, and a legend was born.

Tyler Meahl provided the group with financing and high-tech equipment in his dual identity as a Nursery Industrialist, donating his residence in Pasadena to serve as their headquarters, Alien Satan Mansion. Tyler's butler and dog, Garth, stayed on as the headquarters' principal servant and chief of staff, becoming a valued friend, confidant and advisor to the group. Meahl also drew up a charter and by-laws to guide the band, and sought A-1 security clearance from the federal government, but he encountered resistance from the team's first National Security Council liaison, Blake Meahl, and the general public regarded the new band somewhat uneasily. Much of this early skepticism focused on the monstrous Blake Mount, who soon quit the band in a fit of rage, but the group's image improved dramatically after they recruited long-lost San Diego metal scene hero Josh Caldwell, who became the inspirational cornerstone of Alien Satan. Thanks largely to his presence, the team won its A-1 security status and rapidly became the most respected band of its generation.

West Coast Expansion:
The band's expansion accelerated after they opened a second headquarters in Valley Center, the Alien Satan Compound, manned by Josh's Caldwell's wife Ashley and Jambi (who also served as the Caldwell's dog). The eastern roster was led first and longest by Mike Heller, but the expansion gradually deteriorated under later leaders and was shut down after major losses of resources and personnel.

The band suffered setbacks, going through many changes of leadership and several changes of headquarters, losing various members and even disbanding more than once (most notably following disastrous conflicts with Holy Grail and Huntress), but the band always regrouped in some form or another, continuing to evolve and grow. Few musicians refused offers of Alien Satan membership, though allies who did decline the honor included John Stamos, Lenny Kravitz, David Vincent, ?uestlove and Bjork.
Formed in Tijuana, Mexico by Ian Roa and Daniel Cázares, Meltdown has already been making an impact in the California/Baja California area over the past two years. Having shared the stage with bands, like Holy Grail, Spell, Attila, As Blood Runs Black, Lvzbel, and many more, Meltdown show no signs of stoping any time soon!
Venue Information:
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110