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Sounds Like: Guns N' Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, Aerosmith, Mastodon, Pearl Jam
Manager: Integrity Music Management
Bio: A Wasted Effort is four friends from Omaha, here to do one thing and one thing only; save Rock 'n' Roll. In suits. AWE's original style of music, shredding solos, and electric stage presence keeps fans intrigued, entertained, and rockin' for more. The band formed in 2012 and, in less than a year,...See Full Bio
"A crowd member sitting next to me said to his friends sadly, “I don’t think there will be a mosh pit tonight.” There wasn’t, but as A Wasted Effort ripped through its 50-minute set, it was easy to imagine how perfectly a mosh pit would have accompanied the music. The dress code of A Wasted Effort did not match their music, nor did it match their hair. Suited up with a white tie, the long-locked group (outside of drummer Derek Talburt) came out of the gate bass-booming. Now three years old, the band rolled smoothly into their set, and didn’t look back. Talburt, vocalist/guitarist Corey Bremer, vocals/guitarist Jared Gottberg and bassist Tony Bates were charismatic and their stage personalities were much friendlier than their amps were on your eardrums. The group was constantly engaging the crowd, usually making sure they had a drink in their hand. Gottberg, especially, simply appears to love rock, judging by his kneeling guitar solos and his shredding of an Angus Young..."