WHAT: Coming off the successful release of their new EP, East Lansing, LA-based rock band Halo Circus is back on tour, this time with Ruby Rose Fox opening. They will be performing at Musica in Akron. The tickets are $10 at the door and an additional $2 for persons under 21. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rNTzq8.
WHEN: Friday, July 23; doors at 6PM
51 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308 (330) 374-1114
MORE: Bilingual rock band Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus was
co-founded by former American Idol star Iraheta and multi-platinum
producer, producer and bassist Matthew Hager (Duran Duran, Scott Weiland), joined on guitar by Brian Stead. Refreshing, arresting and completely original, Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus have developed a reputation for their impressive live performances. The band released their highly anticipated debut full-length album, Bunny, on June 24, 2016 and embarked their first tour. The album received a great deal of critical acclaim, including one LA Music Critic award for Best Pop Female Artist (Allison Iraheta) and four nominations: Best Rock Band; Best Pop Female; Best Single (Desire); and Best Video (Desire).
The band recently released their new EP “The East Lansing Sessions,” recorded during their stop in East Lansing, MI. The 5-track EP features stripped-down, raw acoustic versions of singles from Bunny with “Nothing At All,” “All I Have,” and “Band-Aid;” along with additional tracks “Stand Up” and “The Needle and the Damage Done.” The EP premiered on Yahoo Music and is already receiving rave reviews from Popdust and Celebmix.
On Friday, July 8, I attended the Outer Vibe’s concert at Musica in Akron, Ohio. I had seen The Outer Vibe previously at Fashion Meets Music Festival 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, so I knew I was going to see a great show. Great doesn’t even begin to describe the Outer Vibe’s concert at Musica. The concert exceeded my expectations far beyond great. The lead singer, Sean Zee, has a powerhouse voice that can put you in a good mood or seduce you. Nick Hosford, the guitarist, slays the guitar and leaves you always wanting more of his sweet riffs. Lisa Kacos plays the keys and the trumpet with a fierce but fun flare. Rounding out the group, bassist Wonderboy Andrew Dornoff shreds the bass and Noah Savage Snyder, the band’s drummer, plays the skins with great chomp. Whether it is playing a single from their latest album or covering a Rolling Stones’ classic, the Outer Vibe had the crowd dancing. I definitely cannot wait to see them again at this year’s Fashion Meets Music Festival.