RAPTORS, DEAD ON THE WIRE & NEWS FROM THE FRONT $5 DOORS: 9 PM / SHOW: 10 PM RAPTORS: Formerly known as Death Punch, the band changed their name to Raptors in the past year. When playing under the name Death Punch the band accumulated a good deal of their fan base during a successful time playing Warped Tour 2009-2010. In an industry where the newest musical sensation seems to come and go in a moment’s time; for any band to change their name it is reasonable to call any name change a bold move on the bands part. When asked about the name change after his bands set, Ike (lead singer of Raptors) responded with “We changed our name for a number of reasons but the key reasons were that we had a few band member changes and we wanted to separate our band from all other bands that had similar names. Now that we are Raptors, and we have our iconic logo, we will be staying with the new name for the foreseeable future.” DEAD ON THE WIRE: Mixing influences from 70's punk rock 'n' roll acts like the Ramones and Dead Boys with Chuck Berry inspired leads, this band churns out catchy songs with plenty of group choruses. Featuring former members of The Hillstreet Stranglers, Disabled Youth and Smash and Grab Job. Dead on the Wire has some experience under its belt considering they formed two years ago. NEWS FROM THE FRONT is about everyday life being broadcasted through music. Struggles, triumphs, hardships, good times, social frustration, social celebration, personal stories, and stories shared. They have fun doing what they love, and they love making music.
KING OF THE MINI RAMP Hosted by Identity Boardshop divisions will be as follows: 12 and under • 13 and up • Girls Open (awards will be given to the top 5 in each division) BANDS: MAIN STAGE - Dirty Filthy Mugs // Fiction Reform // Your Arsenal // Raptors // Honey Badgers // Chasing Claymores // SIDE STAGE - The Pegs // Tora Tora Tora // Action 45 // The Gashers // Against the Rest // Slow Children // Corporal Limits // •KIDZ ZONE - jump zone, games, micro mini ramp, and skateboard lessons provided by MankSkate •VENDORS - meet and greet all the vendors and a great chance to get a sneak peek at what they have coming •FOOD - provided by: Kogi and Cater Q •RAFFLES - product raffles will be going off ALL DAY •FREE GIVEAWAYS ALL DAY BRING OUT THE WHOLE FAMILY AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!! **All proceeds from this event will go to help 4 local skateboarders get to the King of the Groms National Championships 2012 held on June 14-17 in Golden Valley, MN. Thank you to everyone who has helped support this event and to all that continue to support skateboarding....