Bigtime Records Presents Chevelle, Sick Puppies & Dazeafter

Big Time Records Presents Chevelle, Sick Puppies, Dazeafter and Metal Sanaz at Stockton Arena on March 7.

Rock and contemporary music fans will be treated to a night of great entertainment with bands Chevelle, Sick Puppies, Dazeafter and hosted by Metal Sanaz. Tickets for this event go on sale Saturday, February 13 at 10 a.m. and are available at the Stockton Arena and Bob Hope Theatre ticket offices or online at stocktontickets.com and stocktonarena.com. Tickets are $35, $50 and $100 for premium tickets.

About Chevelle

Brothers Pete Loeffler, Sam and Joe formed Chevelle in the mid-1990s. When the band began working on their own material, Sam would write the music and Pete would contribute lyrics.

As the decade came to an end, Chevelle had attracted the interest of a small label, Squint Entertainment, and was preparing to release their debut album. Chevelle’s first record, Point #1, came out in 1999 and the title track got some airplay.

Chevelle tasted success with their second album, Wonder What’s Next, helping the band leap to a major label. After putting out a live album, Live From the Road, Chevelle returned in 2004 with their next studio record, This Type of Thinking.

Joe Loeffler left the band in 2005 and Dean Bernardini, the Loefflers’ brother-in-law, took over on bass. The band released 2007’s Vena Sera and Sci-Fi Crimes, on August 31, 2009. The album’s first single, “Jars,” hit the radio in July.

About Sick Puppies

When the Australian band decided to break through in the U.S., founding members, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Shimon Moore and his high school classmate, bassist Emma Anzai, simply picked up and moved lock, stock and guitar amps to L.A., advertised for a drummer on Craig’s List, and were soon joined by Orange County native Mark Goodwin.

After getting signed and putting out their debut EP, the trio made their own video independently to accompanying the first single, “All the Same,” shot in a Sydney shopping mall in which fellow Aussie Juan Mann held up a hand-written placard offering shoppers “Free Hugs.” The clip attracted over 43 million views on YouTube alone, and spawned a world-wide phenomenon.

Three years later, Sick Puppies is back with a new album and producing team from Dressed Up As Life, Rock Mafia’s Antonina Armato and Tim James. Songs like the storming first single, “You’re Going Down,” which is being used as the theme song for the WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view broadcast, and “Street Fighter War,” which was used as part of the national marketing campaign for the popular video game Street Fighter IV, distill all that energy into high-powered festival anthems.

New songs like the Buzzcocks-meets-Pistols drug-laced speed-punk of “Survive,” the heavy Nirvana-esque grunge drone of “I Hate You” and the jagged shards of Rage Against the Machine rhythms in “So What I Lied” give Tri-Polar its feel of cathartic build-and-release.

In addition to concerts, Sick Puppies can be seen on theatre screens in Rock Prophecies, an award-winning documentary about legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight, who famously took the band under his wing when they first came to the States. The film also includes interviews with Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Slash, Steve Vai, Billy Gibbons, Def Leppard, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Nielsen and Joe Bonamassa, among others, who knew Knight, dubbed by some, “the Forrest Gump of rock and roll.

About Metal Sanaz

During the past six years, Sanaz has carved a niche in the music, video and new media industry of the metal/hard rock scene. The popularity of her branded online content has received over 8 million views through all of her licensing partners, over 1,000,000 dedicated fans on Myspace, and gaving her the opportunity to serve as the Official Host of Myspace: A Place For Metal.

She has also co-hosted the HD Live web casts of Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution Tour and Operation Myspace in Kuwait, which included Disturbed, Pussycat Dolls, Filter and Jessica Simpson. Her hosting duties have also taken her to several military bases, hosting the 2009 Golden Gods Awards in London UK and numerous heavy metal and hard rock events throughout the world.

Sanaz is about to launch her own record label very soon and a reality TV show is on its way.

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