Heather Nelson and ACIDIC on Late NIght
On Wednesday October 5, 2011, 8pm-11pm/PST we are happy to have two great guests. We start off the night with Heather Nelson, the busiest volunteer we know. After Heather the band ACIDIC joins us to share their music and stories. After our guests we’ll be taking on all topics, and of course our regular Brewskis, sports, and any other news of the day segments. Tune in at Swoopsworld.com.
“I started the ‘business’ many years ago. In 7th grade I sold items once a week at my private school to help pay my tuition. It’s evolved quite a bit since then. Though the items have changed through the years, the heart of it has remained the same: quality gifts at affordable prices.
I’ve always been dedicated to providing personal, one of kind crafts. Now, I’m even more dedicated to my business. I’m a mom. I can’t afford to spend large amounts on gifts. I know what it’s like to want quality handmade items at prices that won’t bankrupt you.
I now sell handmade crafts and destash craft supplies. I donate 75-100% of our sales to various charity organizations and events.
I’m a native Californian, born and raised in the Long Beach area. Not only am I a dedicated crafter and volunteer, but I’m also a mom to three kids, wife, and a Social Media Marketing Manager. My day job has given me much inspiration for my crafts.”
ACIDIC has been quickly gaining momentum in the rock-and-roll scene since the release of their first two albums “Ironic Dreams” in 2009 and “Getting Lucky” in 2010, which scored popular singles “No Name,” “Maybe,” and, most recently, “Strata Red,” which was named the winner of the 18th Annual Billboard Worldwide Song Contest for Best Alternative Song. In support of the upcoming album, ACIDIC is embarking on a 17-city tour starting July 6th in Atascadero, CA and wrapping up July 31st in Las Vegas.
ACIDIC is fronted by singer and guitarist Michael Gossard, guitarist Michael Thompson, bassist Ted Dubrawski and drummer Matt Whitaker. While each of the members have only recently graduated from high school, together they have established themselves as legitimate rockers with animated performances and tight musicianship, leading them to opportunities touring with Marcy Playground, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, and The Higher.
ACIDIC ’s classic rock-and-roll sound captured in an outfit of determined young musicians caught the attention of producer John Ryan, who is responsible for Styx’s classic hit “Lady.” Inspired, Ryan approached the band and offered to produce a couple singles with them. Ryan and ACIDIC began recording together, and the respected producer was so impressed with their initial work in the studio that he quickly decided to expand the project into a full-length album.
ACIDIC recently released their 3rd full-length album, the highly anticipated “Chronic Satisfaction.” The talented band remains faithful to their classic roots while delivering a fresh and energetic appeal for their growing fan base. Ryan strikingly unleashed the band’s explosive potential, recording “Chronic Satisfaction” with all members playing live in true rock concert style, each track recorded in a single take. The rich and vibrant singles scream volumes about the band members’ technical abilities and solid musicianship. “Our new album is an honest, modern progression of rock-and-roll,” explains front man Michael Gossard. “We made a rock record in a land of electro, and we pride ourselves in staying true to our genre. . . we wanted that energetic performance quality, and so we really had to be on top of our groove in the studio.” Ryan reflects that “Michael Gossard and ACIDIC bring much greater creative depth than one normally finds in bands their age. Much like Green Day, their music is evolving from raw punk-rock influences to a more sophisticated sound based on real songwriting and melody.”
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