Mayday Parade

Mayday Parade

This Wild Life, Oh, Weatherly, William Ryan Key

Sunday, November 18

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$27.50 - $55.00

This event is all ages

Mayday Parade
Mayday Parade
American rock band Mayday Parade made their debut in the mid-aughts with the gold-certified A Lesson in Romantics, which featured a passionate emo-punk sound similar to contemporaries like Yellowcard, Plain White T's, and All Time Low. Into the 2010s, they incorporated a harder rock edge that fleshed out their punchy roots on releases like the Top 10 Monsters in the Closet (2013) and Black Lines (2015).

The outfit arose from the merger of two popular Tallahassee local bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment, whose combination helped the unit amass a quick buzz around its hometown scene. The sextet was initially comprised of vocalist Derek Sanders, vocalist/guitarist Jason Lancaster, bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, drummer Jake Bundrick, and guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts. After playing shows on the 2005 Warped Tour, along with sporadic gigs alongside bands like Armor for Sleep, the Rocket Summer, the Starting Line, and Emery, the band issued its debut EP, Tales Told by Dead Friends, signing with Fearless Records a month later. Their first full-length, A Lesson in Romantics, was completed in January 2007, but by the time it was released that summer, the band would be one singer short after founding vocalist/guitarist Lancaster parted ways with the group in March 2007 (Lancaster would go on to form a new band, Go Radio).

Mayday Parade signed with Atlantic Records in early 2009 and issued their first album without Lancaster, Anywhere But Here, later that year. In 2011, the group issued a pair of efforts, starting with the Valdosta EP in March and their Fearless-issued, eponymous third long-player in October. Mayday Parade peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200, their highest-charting effort to date. The Zack Odom- and Kenneth Mount-produced Monsters in the Closet followed in early 2013 (along with a deluxe edition the following year), besting their self-titled album's placement with a Top Ten debut on the Billboard chart.

In 2015, the band released its fifth album, Black Lines. Landing just outside the Top 20, the set was the last of their albums for Fearless. After the 2017 release of the tenth anniversary reissue of their debut EP, the band repackaged the gold-certified A Lesson in Romantics as well, complete with demos and commentary. They signed with Rise Records and returned in 2018 with sixth album Sunnyland.

- From AllMusic.com
This Wild Life
This Wild Life
Hi, this is Kevin from This Wild Life and I’m going to hack out our own bio.

This Wild Life is a two piece acoustic band comprised of two drummers, what the hell right? We met in our early 20’s and realized that although we were raised on opposite ends of the country, our musical journeys were strikingly similar. Older brother played the drums, so we followed suit. Acoustic guitar showed up at the house, we fucked around with it. Like many teenagers, we listened to a wide variety of music ranging from Blink 182 and Dashboard Confessional, to Earth Wind & Fire, and Snoop Dogg. Some of those influenced us more than others, but Mom ruled the stereo while cleaning up the house Sunday mornings.

Fast forward about a decade and I met Anthony working at a Guitar Store. He was my manager and I had already been fired from the place once, but I’m relentless. We started a band together, and at first it was loud with drums and electric guitars. For about six months we tried out singers to no avail until one day Anthony told me to suck it up and just sing for the damn band already. From the shower to the stage, I started singing in front of more people than I should’ve been for someone with so little experience, not to mention confidence.

We grinded as a local band for years and although we managed to pack out our local venue, the music industry never caught onto us. After our last show, Anthony sold his drum set and told me he wanted to just play acoustic stuff from now on. So we charged our credit cards and flew across the country to make a full length acoustic record with my musical hero Aaron Marsh. While making it we got a Facebook Message from the owner of Epitaph Records saying he loved our band. I told Aaron and Anth I felt like crying. Aaron said “You’ve worked hard for this, do it man!” and I did.

That record was called Clouded and it changed our lives. We spent the following two years in the van traveling the world. The scene we loved that always seemed so far was somehow where we existed now. Back to back Warped Tours, opening for giants like Pierce the Veil, and heroes like Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory. What a fuckin whirl.

2016 comes around and we’ve lived a whole lot of life and listened to a whole lot of music since our 2014 debut. We get back into the studio with a batch of songs totally unlike our first record. We explored brooding tempos, electric guitar effects, and some ambitious full band tracks. Lyrically the record was self reflective and self deprecating. It reached to the darkest corners of my mind and just fucking stayed there. It was exhausting. Creative departures can be that way, and I’m glad that we explored our sound to find what we truly love about creating music. That record was called Low Tides.

And so here we are today. We lived in our records for the last four years and decided what we love and what we don’t about them. Early on in the writing process we made a mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter, more uptempo, and something we’d personally want to listen to every single damn day. We limited the arrangements to only instruments that can physically be played (Synths are cool, but Twenty One Pilots we are not). You would think these limits in place would've confined us, but the opposite occurred. It opened the door to some of our most honest and explorative songwriting to date.

While sonically these songs have a sunny continuity to them, the lyrical content between songs is some of our most diverse. This was clear while writing our quirky ukulele laden love song "Catie Rae" during the same span that our song "Westside" was written about a loved one being sexually abused. Along with the lyrical diversity, our producer Ryan Hadlock (Lumineers, Vance Joy) helped us explore unique instrumentation. Although a couple city kids have no business playing folk music, we incorporated sounds of mandolins into the backing of our pounding sing along track "Headfirst" and beautiful string arrangements supporting our fingerpicking ballad "Hold You Here". Weaving these instruments in and out of our acoustic arrangements allowed a breath of fresh air and an individual voice to each track while maintaining the organic sound we were chasing. Hell yeah.

I hate it when bands tell you their new record is their “best shit yet” or “more mature”. That’s not for them to decide, it’s for the listener. And so I leave you with our new record Petaluma. These songs are yours as much as they are ours. Listen to it loud with the windows down, on Sunday mornings when you’re cleaning up around the apartment, or throw on some headphones and find some comfort in it’s escape.

It’s our best shit yet.

Best, Kevin (Approved by Anthony)
Oh, Weatherly
Oh, Weatherly
Oh, Weatherly is an Alternative/Rock band from Dallas, Texas. The band began in February, 2015 when Vocalist Blake Roses decided to pursue music at all costs. Blake and two former members recorded their first EP Long Nights and Heavy Hearts in July, 2015 with multi-platinum producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount. After returning home, the band welcomed members, Beau Harris (bass) and Angel Bedoy (guitar). Their debut EP Long Nights and Heavy Hearts was released in December, 2015. The EP was later rereleased in July, 2016 after signing with We Are Triumphant. Following the rerelease, they went on to play So What?! Music Festival in October, 2016 and March, 2017.

Oh, Weatherly released their Sophomore EP Make You Bright in October, 2017 with Hopeless Records. The band’s new EP was featured on many news outlets in the US and UK including Rock Sound, Alternative Press, and Sound Fiction.
William Ryan Key
William Ryan Key
American singer/songwriter William Ryan Key built a career as the frontman of the early-2000s pop-punk band Yellowcard before going solo after the group disbanded in 2017. Over the course of nearly 20 years, Key and Yellowcard scored a pair of Top Ten albums with 2006's Lights and Sounds and 2012's Southern Air, also receiving platinum certification for their breakthrough, 2003's Ocean Avenue. In 2018, Key kicked off a solo career with his debut EP, Thirteen, which was released on his Lone Tree Recordings label.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Key learned piano and guitar as a child. While attending Florida State University, he dropped out to chase his musical dreams in Santa Cruz, California. After a brief stint with punk group Craig's Brother, he returned to Florida. The move would prove fortuitous, however, when he was recruited to sing backing vocals on Yellowcard's first effort. After Yellowcard parted with their original vocalists, Key assumed those responsibilities and remained their frontman for two decades. The band released ten albums, including their major-label debut, Ocean Avenue (2003), and their self-titled goodbye, Yellowcard (2016). After Yellowcard played their final show together on March 22, 2017, Key began a new chapter as a solo artist.
While still with Yellowcard, Key had already pursued solo projects during the band's off-time. In addition to a side project dubbed Big If, he also worked with Assemble the Skyline, Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, Silverstein, and Like Torches. In 2015, he started his own Lone Tree Recordings label. A year after Yellowcard ended, he joined New Found Glory on tour, opening their shows and joining them during their sets as an extra player. His first single, "Vultures," found its way onto his debut EP, Thirteen (named after his particularly difficult 2013), which was co-produced by Saves the Day's Arun Bali. The stripped-down acoustic set was inspired by Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Explosions in the Sky, and Mogwai, bearing close resemblance to Bright Eyes and Death Cab for Cutie.

- From AllMusic.com