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Bethlehem, Pa., October 24, 2006— Pop/punk band Sugarcult will perform at Moravian College on Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall, Main Street Campus. The Pink Spiders will open the show along with the group Damone.
Sugarcult is known as one of the hardest working bands in the underground, and has toured continuously for five years—establishing a national and international following. Tim Pagnotta, lead vocalist and guitarist formed the band in Santa Barbara, Ca. in 1998, joined by Bassist Airin, and a year later by lead guitarist Marko DeSantis. Ben Davis, the original drummer, left the group prior to the recording of Palm Trees and Power Lines. Currently Kenny Livingston plays drums.
Recently Sugarcult opened for Green Day’s American Idiot Tour (in the US and Japan). They built a solid fan base at the Warped Tour concert in 2001 and 2002, and have also performed at the British festivals in Reading, Leeds, and Glastonbury; Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival; and as the headliner band at the Take Action Tour; and also headlined several Sugarcult tours.
Their album Lights Out centers primarily on the struggle to avoid serious commitments, and features songs about love/hate relationships, regret, disconnection from the modern world, the influence of cities, and the definition of self. Some singles from the album include “Do It Alone,” “Los Angeles,” and “Out of Phase.” The theme of the lyrics is personal for Pagnotta, and its “music is the refined, propulsive wallop that drives the point home.”
The Pink Spiders, (Matt Friction, guitar/vocals; Jon Decious, bass; and Bob Ferrari, drummer) are a three-man trio who burst upon the Nashville scene outfitted in shocking pink and jet black outfits. The group has performed a number of crazy stunts to build hype and raise funds, including donating blood to finance their tours. They recently released their first major-label album, Teenage Graffiti with Geffen productions.
Members of the Damone band, (bass/vocal musician Vazquez; drummer, Dustin Hengst; Noelle, vocals/guitar; and Dave Pino, guitar/vocals) evolved from a rock and roll band started in Waltham, Massachusetts, whose purpose was to play the music of Dave Pino guitarist and songwriter. Faced with an apathetic record label and no money, band members took day jobs and worked on new songs at night. They opted out of one contract and signed a new one with Island Records, with whom they just released Out Here All Night.
The concert is sponsored by the Moravian College student-run concert committee. Tickets are $15 general admission. They are on sale at the college bookstore, located in the lower level of the Haupert Union Building or online at http://www.moravian.musictoday.com/. Johnston Hall is located on Moravian’s Main Street Campus, near the corner of Locust and Monocacy Streets in Bethlehem. For more information, call 610-861-1491.