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15 Mar
2010
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Big Light is a rock band from San Francisco. Formed by singer/guitarist Fred Torphy and drummer Bradly Bifulco in 2007 as a vehicle to get Fred’s songs into the world, the band achieved instant recognition and legitimacy with the early addition of bass player Steve Adams. A fixture in the Bay Area music scene and founding member of pop/rock jam stars ALO, here Adams gets to flex his rock & roll muscles. “I’m definitely turning my amp up and using more fuzz” he says. “One thing I really love about Big Light is its true garage rock sound. It’s gritty in all the right ways” continues Adams.

Inspired by contemporary bands like My Morning Jacket, The Slip, Dr. Dog and Wilco, more than specific stylistic similarities, it’s a mindset that Big Light shares with these acts. “We’re always looking to keep things as sonically interesting as possible” says bandleader Torphy. “But it all needs to come back to serve the song.” In other words, Big Light is catchy enough to land on the radio but adventurous enough to engage those who refuse to listen to it. And when it comes to the live show, anything goes; so don’t be surprised to see kids singing-along one moment and freaking out to a ten-minute jam the next.

Check out Fred Torphy of Big Light during SXSW Wednesday March 17 at 8:45pm at our Manic Fest Destiny Party (RSVP HERE)


Mar 17 2010 8:45P MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY AUSTIN, TX

Mar 18 2010 8:00P SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 8:00P SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 8:00P SXSW Austin, Texas
Apr 8 2010 11:00P Crystal Bay Casino Crystal Bay, Nevada
Apr 14 2010 9:00P Coopers Nevada City, California

http://www.myspace.com/biglightband

03 Mar
2010
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Everyone’s favorite time of year is coming up. That’s right, SXSW! Thanks to Tijuana Gift Shop, Exotic Recordings, Sideways Media, and Half Door Records, The Audio Perv is proud to be part of the MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY on Wednesday March 17th AND Saturday March 20th at The Belmont on 305 West Sixth Street in Austin! RSVP HERE

The party is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, NO WRISTBANDS OR BADGES REQUIRED.

With TWO STAGES rocking with over 40 BANDS, you won’t have to leave The Belmont. You’ll be seeing some really great bands you already know as well as a bunch of new artists that you’ll be kicking yourself for not knowing now!

Keep visiting The Audio Perv every day as we’ll have features on the bands playing our awesome MANIC FEST DESTINY PARTY! (sponsored by Vitamin Water, Music180, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and The Audio Perv.)

Make sure to stop on by both days and enjoy the music and drinks!

We’ll be spotlighting the Manic Fest Destiny Party bands everyday so keep checking back to learn more about these great artists and to learn more about this kickass party!

Wed, March 17th (12noon – 2am)

MAIN STAGE
Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade – http://www.myspace.com/misstessmusic
Danielle Barbe – http://www.daniellebarbe.com/fr_home.cfm
The New Familiars – http://www.myspace.com/thenewfamiliars
Count Numbers – http://www.myspace.com/countnumberswithus
Little Fish – http://www.myspace.com/littlefishmusic
Joe Roberto and Poverty Hash – http://www.myspace.com/povertyhash
Only Living Boy – http://www.myspace.com/onlylivingboymusic
Mata Leon – http://www.myspace.com/mataleonmusic
The Black & White Years – http://www.myspace.com/theblackandwhiteyears
City On The Make – http://www.myspace.com/cityonthemake
The Art of Shooting – http://www.myspace.com/theartofshooting
Dirty Sweet – http://www.myspace.com/dirtysweetmusic
Middle Distance Runner – http://www.myspace.com/middledistancerunner
The Stone Foxes – http://www.myspace.com/thestonefoxes
Holy Ghost Tent Revival – http://www.myspace.com/hgtr
Saint Bernadette – http://www.myspace.com/saintbernadette
The Jim Jones Revue – http://www.myspace.com/thejimjonesrevue

INDOOR STAGE
Gabriel Miller-Phillips – http://www.myspace.com/gabrielmillerphillips
Todd Wright – http://www.myspace.com/orangepopsongs
Noah Engh – http://www.myspace.com/noahengh
The Hot Seats – http://www.myspace.com/thehotseatsrva
Kate Miller Heideke – http://www.myspace.com/katemillerheidke
Karnivool (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/karnivool
KAV (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/kavsonic
McAlister Drive – http://www.myspace.com/mcalisterdrive
Danny Ross – http://www.myspace.com/dannyrossmusic
Stephaniesid – http://www.myspace.com/stephaniesid
Shayna Zaid – http://www.myspace.com/shaynazaid
Big Light – http://www.myspace.com/biglightband
Daphne Willis – http://www.myspace.com/daphnewillismusic
Common Prayer – http://www.myspace.com/commonprayer
The Silent League – http://www.myspace.com/thesilentleague
Vanaprasta – http://www.myspace.com/vanaprasta
Drew Peterson – http://www.myspace.com/drewsmusic
Vonyse – http://www.myspace.com/vonyse
BECCA – http://www.myspace.com/beccachanofficial

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Sat, March 20th (12noon – 6pm)

MAIN STAGE
Danielle Barbe – http://www.daniellebarbe.com/fr_home.cfm
Voxhaul Broadcast- http://www.myspace.com/voxhaulbroadcast
Red Cortez – http://www.myspace.com/redcortezband
Big Rock Candy Mountain – http://www.myspace.com/bigrockcandymountain
The Art Of Shooting – http://www.myspace.com/theartofshooting
KAV – http://www.myspace.com/kavsonic
Crash Kings – http://www.myspace.com/crashkings
Israel Nash Gripka & The Fieros – http://www.myspace.com/israelgripka / http://www.myspace.com/thefieros

INDOOR STAGE
Andrew Ripp – http://www.myspace.com/andrewripp
Dirty Sweet – http://www.myspace.com/dirtysweetmusic
Left Lane Cruiser – http://www.myspace.com/leftlanecruiser
Joe Roberto and Poverty Hash – http://www.myspace.com/povertyhash
Saint Bernadette – http://www.myspace.com/saintbernadette
Karnivool (acoustic) – http://www.myspace.com/karnivool
The Spring Standards – http://www.myspace.com/thespringstandards
Lawrence Arabia – http://www.myspace.com/lawrencearabia