The Catalyst

Night of the Blue Swan: The Fall of Troy

Night of the Blue Swan: The Fall of Troy

Hail the Sun, Royal Coda, Icarus The Owl, Wolf & Bear, Adventurer, Ghost Spirit

Sun, December 16, 2018

Doors: 5:15 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$17 early bird / $20 in advance / $25 at the door

This event is 16 and over

Lineup will be announced October 15 @ 10am

The Fall Of Troy
The Fall Of Troy
The Fall Of Troy comes from Mukilteo, Washington. Before their 17th birthdays, they recorded their first full-length, a self-titled release in under a week, in one take. They have switched from a three member band to four members and back a couple of times, but the core of the band is the original three members.
Hail the Sun
Hail The Sun is a progressive post-hardcore quartet who met in Chico, CA, while studying music technology. The overlap of influences throughout the group has led them to become one of the most dynamic and intricate musical acts to come out of the scene in decades. Formed by drummer Donovan Melero and guitarist Aric Garcia (who played in a death metal band in high school), the original idea for the musical direction was to remain high-energy, while allowing melodies and harmonies to be a prominent feature, rather than just screaming to portray intense emotion. The addition of Shane Gann and John Stirrat brought additional flavors, and the group began to stretch its creative legs, allowing itself to write parts and songs that were much more heavily influenced by jazz, funk, blues, fusion, and Latin musical styles.

The group has toured extensively throughout its three-year existence, and has recently begun experiencing national exposure. They have one of the most high-energy live shows ever witnessed, and that's all while playing amazingly difficult lines and rhythms. Their drummer is their singer, which is a show in and of itself, and the addition of the other three acting as visual "frontmen," while not singing, lets the audience's attention move from here to there seamlessly, and without feeling bored.
Royal Coda
Royal Coda
Super group formed by Kurt Travis, Sergio Medina, and Joe Arrington.
Icarus The Owl
Icarus The Owl
Icarus The Owl is an alternative rock band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2009. The band is known for their frequent time signature changes and tap-guitar lines in otherwise sing-along pop songs. Without the help of a label, the band was able to distribute their full length debut album, "The Spotless Mind" in stores such as Hot Topic and other independent retailers across the nation. The band has also licensed music and appeared on MTV programming.

To date, Icarus The Owl has booked themselves on 15 national tours, each averaging 7 weeks in length, Including an appearance on the "Kevin Says Stage" on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Throughout these tours, the band has shared the stage with The Ataris, The Story So Far, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, We Came As Romans, Becoming The Archetype, Protest The Hero,The Dangerous Summer, Maylene And The Sons of Disaster, Hail the Sun, Stolas, Artifex Pereo, The Orphan The Poet, Envoi and many more.

In 2012, Icarus The Owl released their 2nd full length album, "Love Always, Leviathan". The band received favorable reviews from popular websites such as Altpress.com, Absolutepunk.net, Sputnikmusic.com, and more. Alternative Press described the band as, "technical pop-rock based out of Portland, Oregon who bring an uncharted amount of technicality to the genre. Equal parts ferocious guitar lines and infectious melodies, Icarus are sure to surprise at every turn."

In 2014, the band released their self-titled third album, recorded by Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance). The band also embarked on a tour of Europe and three national tours, including the first Blue Swan Records Tour.
Ghost Spirit
Ghost Spirit
American screamo-hardcore band from Los Angeles, California.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/