DEVON KAY & THE SOLUTIONS
We were born, Now we are here. We sometimes get boners.
THE LINDEN METHOD
Formed in Chicago IL in 2009 The Linden Method pulls from the various elements of punk, pop-punk and hardcore to create an aggressive and refreshing new sound.
The arc of August Premier’s career perfectly depicts life and the peaks and valleys associated with our finite time spent together. AP started out emotionally driven and wildly ambitious with their debut indie release, “Balloons…Everything’s Okay”. Through unguided dedication, AP eventually climbed the industry ladder and secured a spot on the quasi-major Fueled By Ramen Records. The move eventually led to their sophomore release “Fireworks and Alcohol”, which was an incredibly polished but somewhat hollow milestone that was tarnished by an anticlimactic conclusion to their arduous journey to popularity. The similarities between life and the goals we strive for are never more evident then at this very moment in AP’s experience. That’s because what we all eventually learn is that the celebration should never be about reaching the pinnacle of your career or the apex of your life. The joy should be discovered in the journey to get to the summit. As is the rule of thumb, what goes up must come down. The ensuing descent and subsequent valley led to the disbanding of AP. Throughout the better part of the next decade the various members established several side projects, which led to an increase in maturity, musical skill and most of all, life experience. As is the way with life, there was a slow and steady climb back up the proverbial mountain. Now instead of the haphazard attempt to ascend to the top of the musical game. AP has resurfaced with the intention of concentrating on maintaining a slow and steady ascent while staying focused on the path that is most important. The path of contentedness with the idea that they will enjoy the moment more than the climax. Because as we’ll all slowly come to realize with time and experience, life’s about friends, family and the support of those around us. Not the places our success takes us. It doesn’t matter why AP fell from their lofty perch, but what I do know is you can’t be happy without experiencing what the miserable side of life has to offer.
Dylan Dog’s early beginings started with a chance meeting in 2006 of CD Devlin (Lead guitar) and Bill Z (Vokills) through mutual friends. CD a Boston native was studying at Berklee music college where he was mastering his skills on guitar and song writing. Bill at the time was perfecting his dynamic vocal skills by singing in various genres and performing with local metal bands. Bonding over their love of music and horror movies the two quickly became friends.
By 2009, both becoming very frustrated with their current projects and craving something new and fresh, the two began talks of starting a project like no other. They began exchanging music and lyric files online. The result of trading files recorded on Bill’s 8 track and CD’s garage band files were primitive but promising. Seeing the potential in the tracks Bill and CD began serious talks about recording an EP. Dylan Dog was born.
We are Grand Finale. We are a group of 5 teenagers from Lake County Illinois who play pop/rock music for your soul.