Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival


Jul 28, 2019 – 1:30 PM

5601 University Boulevard SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105 Map

  • Memphis May Fire
  • Meg & Dia
  • Juliet Simms
  • The Used
  • Circa Survive
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Sum 41

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Meg & Dia: "We do not tell, we show. We do not claim, we prove"

My body is broken and I just want to listen to silence on this last contemplative drive home from another tour. No music from the stereo. No conversation. Just lovely silence. Silence to think about the past two months on tour and perhaps a little farther. In April I celebrated my twenty-first birthday in a promoter's basement in Nebraska, grooving to tunes on a checkered dance floor and ending the festivities by smashing my leftover chocolate cake into my little sister's apprehensive face. Dia will be 19 in October. Who knows where we will be by then; fish markets in Seattle, a lonely theater in the scorching deserts of Utah. Touring the country with my sister, and Nick Price and Kenji Chan (both twenty-one), whom make up the remainder of Meg and Dia, has brought us so much closer. We were close before, I mean, we've had a whole year to get to know each other, but there is definitely something about being on tour and so far away from home which forces one to remove all one's pretences and expose one's real self. It's funny to compare the chemistry in the band now with the way we were when Meg and Dia first began.

As for the future, I don't have any detailed plans for our band. I could say that my goals are to make "X" amount of money, or to sell "Y" amount of records, or reach "Z" amount of fans. Sure, those things are important and vital to the continuation of our careers, but the main goal here is to make really good, moving music that will effect peoples' lives in a positive way. I believe music is a living organism, changing and growing and falling back again as time moves forward and I want to be part of that cycle in a significant way. After recording our first album I realized that there is this voice, a tiny living creature within our music yearning to be released, but at this time it is just the beginning. We've so much to learn about every aspect of the art and the point is to keep learning and learning and learning. -Meg

The Used: The Used is an American rock band from Orem, Utah. Formed in 2001, the group signed to Reprise Records the same year and rose to fame in June 2002 after releasing their self-titled debut album.

Circa Survive: Circa Survive is an experimental rock band consisting of former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green and members of the now-defunct This Day Forward, including guitarists Brendan Ekstrom and Colin Frangicetto. Compared to the sound of Green's former group, the music of Circa Survive taps a different musical influence for Green, who cites Paul Simon, dredg, and Björk among later artists who have more influence on his vocal stylings in Circa Survive which are comparatively less aggressive, as well as his songwriting.

After going back to his hometown of Philadelphia for a dental appointment, Anthony Green went back to the airport to return to California and his Saosin mates. However, he suddenly had an epiphany - that despite the fact that Saosin was close to breaking out, he knew he would be miserable if he returned. To him, Saosin was "a girl that you had great sex with, yet had little in common with," as Green himself affectionately said. He returned to Colin Frangicetto, a friend who he had "jammed" with during his stay, and they decided to begin recording and recruiting. Thus, Circa Survive was born.

Colin Frangicetto and Anthony Green, with full support from Equal Vision Records, then recruited Brendan Ekstrom. Ekstrom had been Frangicetto's bandmate in This Day Forward. Both Ekstrom and Frangicetto had toured with Taken during their This Day Forward days, and procured Nick Beard, Previous Bassist of Taken, as Circa Survive's next member. The band met Steve Clifford through Vadim Taver of the band Marigold; "[Steve] jammed with us for a week and from there it was on," says Frangicetto.

To date, Circa Survive has released two versions of the song "Handshakes at Sunrise" on two different 2004 sampler discs from Equal Vision Records, as well as a 2005 limited edition tour EP called The Inuit Sessions. A full length album Juturna was released April 19th, 2005.

Circa Survive now has many national tours under their belt, including a co-headlining tour that took place in summer 2005. Circa Survive has also opened for Mae and dredg on each of their headlining runs. Circa Survive played The Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey in 2005, and is scheduled to play the festival in 2006. They also played a few dates on The Van's Warped Tour in 2005 and completed a European tour with Coheed and Cambria and Thrice in 2006. They recently completed a tour with Saves the Day and Moneen.

Circa Survive has just finished their first major headlining tour with The Receiving End of Sirens. YouInSeries and Days Away were on the first leg of this tour and dropped off on July 23rd. On July 25th, Portugal. The Man and Keating joined the tour.

Circa Survive just finished their tour with Thursday, Rise Against and Billy Talent. The Band is currently writing and recording songs in their new house in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The band in question have but recently announced that their second full length (On Letting Go) has been completely mastered and will be confirming release dates and official artwork soon.

Thrice: Thrice is So-Cal post-hardcore punk awesomeness. The Irvine based band formed in 1998 with school friends Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi. They released their debut EP, First Impressions, in 1999 and scored a recording contract. They released their debut album, Identity Crisis, and embarked on an national tour with Midtown in 2001. Thrice has been putting out hit records for the past decade and will release their seventh album, Major/Minor, in September, 2011. Thrice tour dates are currently scheduled nationally. Don't miss a date on the Thrice concert schedule (2011) and use Eventful as your concert calendar.

Thrice hit the mainstream with their third album, The Artist in the Ambulance, which debuted at #16 on the Billboard albums chart in 2003. The album earned them opening spots on the Honda Civic Tour with Dashboard Confessional and on the 2004 Vans Warped Tour. In 2007, Thrice released the discs, The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II, in 2007 and embarked on a national tour with Rise Against in 2008.

Thrice released their sixth album, Beggars, in 2009 and embarked on a national tour and a reprising stint on the 2009 Vans Warped Tour. In addition to their extensive concert schedule, Thrice are noted philanthropists and donate proceeds from albums sales and merchandise to charities. Thrice are the good guys of post-hardcore rock and are preparing to drop their seventh album this September. Stay on top of Thrice tour dates when they visit a venue near you. Use Eventful as your source for Thrice tour dates and venue information.

Sleeping With Sirens: Recently signed to powerhouse label, Rise Records, Sleeping With Sirens is the newest band to come out of central Florida. They recorded a 2 song demo at Chango Studios (Broadway, I See Stars, Oceana). They then proceeded to write and record a full length album entitled, “Eyes to Hear, Ears to See” due out sometime in March 2010. The founding member of this band being the former guitarist of Broadway. Kellin Quinn brings a unique vocal element to this band, and makes them stand out from the rest. They’re going far, so catch them before they explode.

Sum 41: Multiplatinum rock outfit Sum 41 wrapped its final tour supporting 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder in April 2013. It was one of the band’s longest and most attended touring cycles in its 20 year career, and they found themselves nominated for a Grammy for the first time ever. However things were not as perfect as they seemed, as vocalist, guitarist, and producer Deryck Whibley found himself on the brink of destruction.

“I can’t pin-point one exact moment that put me over the edge, it was more of an accumulation of many things when I slipped into a fog of partying and booze. I tried to detach myself from any and all responsibility whatsoever,” Whibley reflects. He spent the next year doing just that, and at the end found himself in a Los Angeles hospital fighting for his life.

Whibley spent most of April and May 2014 in and out of the ICU with his mother and fiancée by his side. When he was finally released as an outpatient he realized that his journey was just beginning, and it was then that he began to write while simultaneously going through intense physical therapy. “Being sober and out of the fog made me realize that the only things I really cared about were music, making a record, and getting better so I could get back on stage again.”

The music came together in tandem with Whibley’s health; he recalls: “Due to neuropathy, muscle atrophy and medication that caused permanent nerve damage in my legs and feet left me unable to walk and in excruciating pain for months. I had to learn how to do everything again—my motor skills, learning how to play guitar. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn’t have a record to make, I don’t think I would have recovered as quickly, or even at all.”

He continues, “Writing music gave me a purpose and I started from scratch with absolutely nothing to work with. I would put on movies with no sound and start writing guitar riffs and music to the images. Mostly movies from Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino like Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Kill Bill and Inglorious Bastards. The process led me in a direction that I had never gone in before which made me feel like I was writing a theatrical score called “hard-score punk”.

Soon, he was gathering his bandmates at his home in Los Angeles to begin laying down tracks for what would become the group’s sixth full-length album, 13 Voices. The record includes a surprise return from original guitarist Dave Brownsound, who parted ways with the band a decade prior. The first song Dave played guitar on was “Goddamn I’m Dead Again” a track that proves that the fiery guitar riffs that came to define SUM 41 are back.

In addition to bassist Cone McCaslin and lead guitarist Tom Thacker, Sum 41 would also formally welcome Frank Zummo (Street Drum Corps, Krewella, Thenewno2, Dead By Sunrise) behind the kit.