Stars Go Cold 21+ $7 Setting out to play rock n roll the way it was meant to be, Stars Go Cold writes and performs songs that engage the heart and mind. Based in Wichita, Ks, Stars Go Cold pays homage to influences such as Weezer and Jimmy Eat World while blazing its own trail through the indie rock world. With a varied catalog that includes up-tempo, fist-pumping anthems, as well as slower reflections that break the hardest hearts, the common threads are urgency and originality. Those two elements have been twin pillars for Stars Go Cold ever since a group of lifelong friends and self-taught musicians recognized the musical chemistry evident during a series of informal jam sessions. In the years since, the band--composed of frontman Isaac Stanfield, bassist Phil Graves, drummer Zack Morgan, and newcomer and guitarist Matt Bollenbach--has evolved and honed its song craft into an EP entitled These Ghosts Speak to Me. For These Ghosts Speak to Me, Stars Go Cold enlisted the expertise of producer Ed Rose, whose credits include Motion City Soundtrack, Emery, and The Get Up Kids. The record is a mix of pulsating chords, guitar-driven bursts of sonic whiplash, and lyrical imagery which evokes the purest of human emotion. These songs are written about life, love, loss, faith, hope; all the things that make life what it is. We try to be real in our songwriting while taking the listener through a great story painted with notes and words. These songs are meant to provoke thought and emotion while promoting creativity and imagination, Morgan says. Even as the band pushes These Ghosts Speak to Me, it is hard at work on a new album. Weve spent the past few months laying the groundwork for a full-length record that should be out sometime in late fall. This record has more of a pop edge compared with the last one and we are integrating the new material into live shows, Graves says. The group plans to continue its reach by touring on a regional and national scale. According to Graves, traveling the country showcasing their music is a natural evolution for the band. We are excited about a couple of spring tours that will take us to college campuses across the Midwest. Building relationships with new fans is very rewarding. Since the bands formation in the spring of 2003, Stars Go Cold has gone from cutting its teeth on the local music scene to opening for numerous national acts including MXPX, Hawthorne Heights, Hawk Nelson, Falling Up, Quiet Drive, He Is Legend, Down to Earth Approach, This Providence, Spitalfield, A Change of Pace, and Sherwood. The bands tours have expanded to a regional audience, sending Stars Go Cold into venues such as The Grenada in Lawrence, Ks. and the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. Website:www.myspace.com/starsgocold
You can Check them out at www.myspace.com/starsgocold Final Friday! Always a big night at Mead's Corner... Bring a friend and come early. Show from 8 - 11pm. Music, Artwork, Food, Gelato & Drinks!