Thank you Ultrealiens! We hope everyone who got their hands on “No Good For Me” is enjoying it. We put in a lot of effort to get it into your hands debuting it last Friday. The turnout to this year’s Tats for Tots event was astounding everyone was so generous the marines accepted truck loads of toys for the less fortunate. We were happy to donate our music as a small thank you. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to Ultimate Art’s for hosting this incredible event for the 11th year. To the studio we GO! Now that you have a teaser of music it’s back to work for us to bring you some more. We are moving spaces so this week it’s time to set up and get ready to lay down some more tracks. But not before we celebrate a very special birthday for out drummer Bryan. Bryan joined Ultrea last year. Good thing he did. We have never been tighter. Love you man, let’s eat some steak! Don’t worry we are not disappearing you can catch us out at shows supporting our fellow local artists. It is so important to support the local music scene. All “signed” artists started where we are now. And how did they make it big? With practice, persistence, and perseverance. BUT they would be no where without their fans. YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OUR SUCCESS!!! We ask so much and only hope that we can deliver what you deserve in return. Thank you for all of your support this year. For voting on the contests, for rocking out at shows, for spending your hard earned money to sport our t-shirts. We love you all. Stick with us Ultrealiens. Help us be a part of positive change for the world. if you want to see us take the next step please vote for us to be on rockfest at http://www.rock-fest.com/webform/who-would-you-see-rock-fest-2014
We hope everyone had a great thanksgiving week. All of the Ultrealiens got together for our own thanksgiving meal complete with pumpkin pie on Tuesday for a planning/scheduling session. We are happy to say that we are scheduled for tracking/mixing of new music to be brought to you by spring. But don’t worry we are not leaving you empty handed through winter. Over the last few months we have recorded 2 tracks for you until we can complete our next release. We will be handing out cd’s and digital cards at the Tat’s for Tots event at Ultimate Art’s Tattoo this Friday Dec 6th starting at 3pm All you have to do to get your copy is donate an unwrapped childs toy. You will also receive an envelope of gifts from Ultimate Art’s Tattoo, Genesis Hair and Day Spa, Pasta Nuovo, Cardinal Ale House, Ultrazone and much much more! We still have a bit of work to do to get these cds into your hands. Sunday we got together to fold all of the artwork sleeves and this Tuesday we will be having a duplication party! Next week starts preproduction and setup for new tunes. Just a reminder that today is cyber Monday and we do have music and merchandise available online at https://www.reverbnation.com/store/index/artist_2497018
A huge thank you goes out to 94.1 WJJO for hosting the show last Wednesday at The Red Zone. It was such an honor to share the stage with Wicked Wisdom and Emphatic. Jada is a captivating performer and a kind, supportive human being. It's hard not to be inspired by her on and of stage. Both Wicked Wisdom and Emphatic are amazing performers and even better amazing people! Very humble and helpful! We are very lucky to have opportunities like this.
We were floored that so many came out on a Wednesday night to rock out! I have to say it was incredible to have so many of our die hard fans there as well. Fans that have been with us since day one. Two years later and they are still supporting us on our path. We met a ton of new listeners too! It is our goal to touch as many lives as possible and shows like this one make it effortless. We are humbled by the great feedback we received and for those that signed up for our mailing list. We will definitely be in touch with news and updates. Be sure to watch our FB page as most current update can be found there. Also we are on twitter @ultreaband.
We have a HUGE week this week starting with TUESDAY with WAYLAND, Royal Bliss and American Hitmen back at The Red Zone. (doors at 7) This is such a great venue! Amazing stage, scrumptious food and tasty drinks. The Red Zone is one of our favorite places to play in our hometown!
Friday we get the privilege of playing with Ockam's Razor, BREECH and Ash Aria at the Frequency downtown Madison. It's a cozier venue, so get there early!
We finish out the week with a return to Papa Don's Horseshoe Saloon in Monroe with Left of Reason and Roxstar
AND NOW... you have waited patiently... we are happy to announce NEW MUSIC! and guess what? You can get your hands on it for FREE. That's right. Ultrea will be giving away our latest single "No Good For Me" as a part of Ultimate Art's Toys for Tats event. Toys for tats is the largest one day toy drive in southern Wisconsin. For every person that donates a new, unwrapped kids toy, they will not only receive an envelope full of gifts but some new music from yours truly. Come out and support a great cause and receive one of the many "thank yous" from a ton of surrounding businesses. The Marines will be there, JJO will be there. Dress warm! See you out!
Happy Monday friends! Thursday Halloween at the Inferno with An Ocean Above Us, Faultline Empires, And Autochaotic. There were some pretty amazing costumes as for us we went as the Men in Black... except Greg, he was our alien... you could say he was an Ultrealien heh heh. We had a blast sharing our passion and are so moved by the positive feedback we recieved. Every stranger that becomes a friend is one more hand in the Ultrealienation Army against negativity, injustice, and hate.
We have been working so hard finishing up a new track to get into your hands before christmas. And after coutless hours it is almost ready!!! Trying to schedule around 5 peoples day jobs and family events can prove to be difficult but we make it work. Check back to the Ultrea facebook page this week to find out how to score a copy of our latest single. Perhaps there will also be a bonus track... ;)
we want to send out a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our sound guy/roadie/friend Luke. He has been with us through think and thin we could not ask for a better friend.
We want to congratulate BREECH on their completed album "Through the Eyes of Dissension" we look forward to playing with them later this month November 22 at The Frequency with Ockam's Razor.
There are some amazing shows coming up that we are so fortunate to be a part of. November 13th we join Wicked Wisdom and Emphatic at The Red Zone! Then November 19th with Wayland. Performing is one of the best parts about being in a band. Performing with amazingly talented artists is incredible. Please come and share the energy only live music can invoke. Stay positive thunk for yourself and question everything you think you know. One never stops learning! ~JEN
We had such an amazing night! We kicked off brutal sunday last night at the Dragonfly Lounge in Madison. It was great to see so many music lovers out on a Sunday night.
We had been waiting less than patiently to share the stage with BREECH and Thira again. The local boys from BREECH just finished their new album and it will be available soon. Be sure to catch them on JJO Local Stage next Sunday to get a sneak peak of their new stuff!
What can I say about Thira? There are not enough words to describe how F#!CKING AMAZING they are!!! I knew there was no way we could contain their power and energy. Sure enough, 2 songs in they not only blew everyone’s minds but also the power. After a little trouble shooting they got back to tearing it up and finished the show with a little help from some flashlight strobe action courtesy of BREECH. It's all about teamwork! If you weren’t able to make the show, please go check Thira out when you can. You will not be disappointed!
A big thank you to The Dragonfly Lounge for letting us destroy! Also to Apex Audio Solutions for bringing the noise.
Also Sunday we made a special announcement. Here's the scoop for those of you that were unable to attend. As you know founding member and good friend Chris left Ultrea a few months ago. In a way, he can never be replaced but Ultrea has been in search of a new guitarist to fill the void. We are happy to announce that Kyle Rattner will be joining the Ultrealienation. We have been jamming with Kyle and others for a couple of months and we all agree he will make a good fit as we move forward. Kyle heard about the opening from our drummer (band dad) Bryan. This is what Kyle had to say about Ultrea. "There were 2 main things that hit me when I first heard and saw Ultrea perform live. One was that the music was HUGE and felt like it came from a very personal part of each members soul. Two was that the message Ultrea spread was a very positive and cathartic one. This was very refreshing and I think that positive message has a way of becoming infectious to people tuning in. Once I started playing with the band I realized how professional everyone was. Not only that, but the band has goals and works endlessly towards them. This is something I've been looking for since I was 17 and I am very excited being welcomed into the family of Ultrea!"
Big things are happening, we couldn’t be more proud and excited to share our music, our message, and our hearts with you.
We will see you all in Jefferson this Friday when we return to ROX Sports Bar with ShallowSide, Left Of Reason and Clean Mary. It is a FREE SHOW! Please join us for more fun and shenanigans!
Love, Loyalty, and Perseverance - Ultrea
Welcome to a new week of Ultrealien life! Time for us to make the most of it! It felt sooo good to plug in and let it out on Saturday at the Inferno Night club! This night saw our good friends Left With Tomorrow’s first show in the Madcity! Along with Encryptor, Killing District and The Sparrow. And everyone certainly brought their A game to this Midwest Mix-up show! The Inferno is entertainment everywhere you turn. Famous for their leather and lace nights, Inferno nightclub features, 2 stages, 3 bars, and alternative artwork to catch your eye. It is the perfect place to have a drink and appreciate art in many forms from paintings to sculpture and in our case music artistry. Music is our art! Each song is crafted to move you and make you feel. We create songs aimed to give comfort, hope, and to inspire. Inspiration to stand up for what you believe in, to move forward when life is less than expected, and to follow your heart... and your mind as well, "cuz in my head reality is never far away." If you missed this performance you can meet us Sunday October 20th at the Dragonfly Lounge (under the Bellini Restaurant on E. Washington Ave) with our friends THIRA, BREECH and HUSK! Show starts at 9pm. You don’t want to miss this show! Though Sunday night, this will be the most intense show the Dragonfly Lounge has seen! We have still been hard at work on wrapping up our newest single during all of this as well. So keep your eyes open for that coming soon! Also stay tuned to our page this week for an EXTRA SPECIAL announcement about Ultrea’s newest developments of perseverance. Feel free to speculate about that in the comment section. Mondays smundays, let’s get out there and make a difference today! It’s easy! Make a difference! Always persevere! ~Ultrea
The weekend was somewhat laid back for us. Friday was spent around the campfire in a tiki hut. We played acoustic in Poynette for fans of speed, guns, and music. Apocalypse Paintball in Poynette, WI hosted Death Race featuring music by Ultrea. Although the "Death Race" didn't end up happening. People were more than happy to chill around the tiki hut, shoot some firearms, drink some beer, and sing some tunes with us. I even took a lap around the course on a go cart complete with 6 point harness. While I was gone Fellow Ultrealian Luke stepped in to sing his version of "In Your Face." No matter how many big shows we get to play it's nice once in a while to play a small town party.
Saturday we were up in The Dells for a Badger pre-party at Marley's. We were joined by extended band family members Adam Domack and Left of Reason, as well as Joseph Huber from Milwaukee, and AKA Music representing the Wisconsin Dells. It started off as a beautiful Wisconsin day... then as per usual Wisconsin weather it changed drastically. During Joseph Huber's set a few drops began falling. By the time we started playing it was windy, raining, and borderline cold. So even though there was a "calm before the storm" as Adam Domack was serenading Marley's patrons we didn't "let it bring us down" we told that rain to "step off, back off" and get out of our face. Nothing can stop the Ultrealianation from spreading the word of Passion, Persistence, and Perseverance. "We know that we'll succeed we'll work until we bleed you know we wont back down." alright that's enough Ultrea quoting for one blog.
We hope everyone had a great weekend and look forward to seeing you all out at Club Inferno Saturday October 12th with our phoenix brothers Left With Tommorow.
So since Luke stood in for me this weekend I'm curious... which Ultrea song would you pick to perform?
The Ultrea family had a huge planning/brainstorming session over a campfire and smores on Friday. With fall upon us, the change of season reminds us that we must evolve to survive. We are in the process of creating new sounds, new opportunities to hear us live, and new merchandise! We can never say enough how much your love, support and encouragement means to us. When we see the Ultrea logo being sported on cars and fan wearing our tshirts out and about, it is incredibly motivating to us to continue along on our path of perseverance. Thank you Ultrealiens! Stay tuned to find out how you can get your hands on some Ultrea tunes for free! Also head over to our new Ultrealienation page on FB and give us a like! We will be doing some fun things on this fan orientated page! BUT WAIT! If you haven't had the opportunity to see our acoustic set, you will have 2 chances this weekend! Friday at Apocalypse Paintball in Poynette for the DEATHRACE after party and Saturday at Marley's in Wisconsin Dells! All day music fest on the patio, plus the Badger Game! GO BUCKY!
We want to thank everyone who came out to thw dragonfly lounge on Fiday the 13th. You turned one unlucky holiday into a great weekend kickoff night. A big thank you also to Aaron for help in putting it all together. I was stoked to be able to have some studio time and lay down the main vocal tracks for "You're no Good for Me." It is an incredible feeling when you put every speck of energy you have and concentrate it on one entity. I hope when you hear it, you hear the blood, sweat, and tears that went into it's creation.
I want to talk a little about motivation today. When the world doesnt seem to want to go your way, how do you cope? How do you bring it around? What helps you get back on your path to perseverance? We have all felt lost, helpless, or worthless at one time or another. Nobody is perfect. I try and remember one very important thing. I am one person. But one person can change the course of history. It takes but one drop of water to start the ripple in the river. The river will carry that ripple to the ocean with the right wind. You must choose how your presence on this earth will effect the course of time. I hope Ultrea can inspire you to stay motivated, to fight for what you believe in. There are events taking place everyday that determine our future. If we are not mindful the future will turn into a nightmare. So what is your motivation to make your life, this world, a better place. We hope to be a part of the driving force that helps change the world, for the better. I invite you to join us. Become a member in the Ultrealianation. Find a cause, become informed, persue happiness. Be compassionate, honest, and respectful. "We can not stand by and watch our world die." I dont want to just survive, I want to thrive. Let's start making waves. Join us next at Apocalypse Paintball in Poynette 9/27 and then at Marley's in Wisconsin Dells for a softer acoustic set 9/28 they will have the Wisconsin/Ohio State game and a ton of rockin bands. Hope to see you there!
WOW what a weekend! Saturday we joined by part of our bandfamily, Adam Domack and Left of Reason for a hometown benefit concert in DeForest at the performing arts center. The proceeds go to “Guardian” a film being put together by 2 DeForest alumni in Los Angeles, CA. As Jenni, Chris, and Bryan are also DeForest Alumni, we of course were pumped to return to our alma mater to rock and help out. Raquelashakti, Kaia Stofflet, and Brandon Conner from Look, I’m Burning also DeFo alumni, performed as well. The themes behind this film are strong and coincide with many of the messages we are trying to send as a band. Messages of change, taking control of your life, and standing up for what is right in the face of adversity. We can’t wait to see this film come to life and have been honored to help out.
It’s was a bitter sweet night, as it was Chris’s last show with us. As a founding member of Ultrea, we will never be the same, but you all know what we do best is to “Always Persevere”! We are looking forward to what the future has in store for us and continuing to spread our message. We are ready and working to take it to another level. Thank you for your work the last two years buddy! We love you Chris. Good luck with everything you have in front of you. And don’t be a stranger mister!
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY, Hed PE invaded Madison and we could not have been more honored to share the stage with them! Along with friends 626 and Left of Reason, every band was on fire! One big surprise came from a band from northern Ohio, Mettal Maffia! What a pleasant surprise! Check them out. There are 8 members. They have a Hip hop/metal sound with strong messages. This was the most fun you could possibly have on a Sunday night, I think! Thank you everyone so much for the support!
BIG things are ahead for Ultrea! We are picking up steam and surging forward into the future.
Come out and get crazy with us this Thursday night at the Frequency. Joined by our crazy bandfamily members 626 and Left of reason once again! We are holding an Ultimate Photobomb contest. Best posted photobomb pic on FB will win a band merch package. Get creative people! We can’t wait to see what shenanigans this brings.
Big shout out to Mikey from Breech. Sad you and Breech couldn’t join us this weekend. But rest up and we will play with you again soon when you are all healed up! Speaking of Breech, keep your eyes and ears peeled for their NEW CD coming in the next weeks!