Puddle of Mudd special guests hIPNOSTIC
February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm PST$25 - $35
Headlining Act – Puddle of Mudd
Puddle of Mudd is an American post‐grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri. The band has sold over 7 million albums and has string of number one mainstream rock singles in the U.S. Their major label debut ‘Come Clean’ has sold over five million copies.
Ask Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin about the writing and recording of the album ‘Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate’, and he responds with the same spirit of carefree wanderlust that defines his band: “It’s all easy peezy, dude. No big deal at all….”
Not to him, maybe. Wes Scantlin is custom‐made for the new millennium ‐ a rockstar without the pretense and a frontman whose spontaneity propels his offstage personality as much as it does his onstage delivery. “Wes is constantly adjusting to the vibe in the room, throwing his flavor in there and constantly trying to make people laugh,” explains bassist Doug Ardito. “He doesn’t do the David Lee Roth thing, where he delivers the same lines every night. He’s completely off‐the‐cuff.”
On ‘Volume 4’, Scantlin does deliver the same savvy lyrics that fans have come to expect since the band’s multi‐platinum debut, ‘Come Clean’, weaving subtle innuendo and not‐so‐subtle lyrical wordplay around vocal hooks so thick, they even seem to make life’s more sour realities easier to swallow. Case in point, ‘Psycho’, the smash single from the band’s 2007 release ‘Famous’ that rationalizes a relationship with, “maybe I’m the one who is a schizophrenic psycho.”
‘Famous”, like both albums before it, was certified gold after selling more than 500,000 copies in America alone. Propelled by ‘Psyco’, the album cemented Puddle of Mudd’s status as bonafide hit makers, and earned them industry acolades, including Billboard’s No. 1 Minstream Rock Song of 2008 and No. 2 Rock Band of the Year, where they finished second only to the Foo Fighters. Keeping in that tradition, the new album goes down like the smoothest shot you’ll ever take. No chaser required – unless, like Scantlin and guitarist Paul Phillips, you opt for a cold, frosty one.
‘Volume 4’ is a homecoming for Phillips, who left the band shortly into the recording process for ‘Famous’. Despite the success of ‘Psycho’, something was missing, and when Phillips and Scantlin reconnected earlier this year, all of the prior tension had melted away and their chemistry was rediscovered.
Early Years (1992‐2000)
Puddle of Mudd was formed September 13, 1991 by Wes Scantlin (vocals/guitar). According to Wes, the band name was inspired by practicing next to the Missouri River levy, which always inundated the band’s practice space but never ruined their equipment because they were on the second floor. Their first album, ‘Stuck’, was released in 1994 on V&R Records. It spawned two radio singles.
In September 2014, the band released the non‐album single ‘Piece of the Action’. In July 2015, the band announced that they were recording their sixth studio album.
|Wesley Reid Scantlin – vocals/guitar|
|Matt Fuller – lead guitar/backing vocals|
|Michael John Adams – bass/backing vocals|
|Dave Moreno – drums/backing vocals|
Opening Act: hIPNOSTIC
hIPNOSTIC is a heavy rock band from Orange County, CA. Our music is driven by a passion for heavy contagious riffs, powerful rhythmic grooves, thought provoking arrangements that filter through a positive and hopeful lyrical message. The band draws inspiration from artists like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Chevelle, Seether, Shinedown and Red.
Our new single “Ain’t No Sunshine” truly embodies what the band’s music is all about and where we are headed in the future. It’s a unique heavy rock version of the classic Bill Withers tune with a dark moody spin. The band released its debut record “Dissolve Me” which garnered many positive reviews. Debra Stocker, Editor of All ACCESS said, “Dissolve Me is by far one of the best hard Rock/alternative sounding albums I’ve come across this year“. Modern Fix Magazine had this to say, “The talent level is high, the range is varied, the voice is superior, the guitar riffs are catchy and there are numerous standout tracks on “Dissolve Me”. There is a commercial shine to this made-for-radio band”.hIPNOSTIC received 4 nominations at the ALL ACCESS L.A. Music Awards, Best New Group, Best Hard Rock Band, Best overall album of the year, and won Best Alternative Male Vocalist. Their song “Ritual” was featured in the movie “The Dead Matter” and was included in the movie soundtrack. They were also fortunate that Fox Sports Net picked “Ritual” and “Heels On A Plank” for their “Re:Evolution of Sports” show.
In 2011, Blake and his long-time musical brother Rob Swanson reunited to push the band to a whole new level. The band continues to reach new melodic territories and create a broader sonic landscape. The intertwining of their guitar and bass personalities gives the band an even heavier rock sound. In 2015, the new line-up was complete with the addition of powerhouse drummer Marty Wilcox.
hIPNOSTIC is currently in the studio wrapping up the final stages of their next full-length release and promises it will be every bit the riff heavy journey that was set in motion with our new single “Ain’t No Sunshine”.