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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Acidic

Conversations Magazine is excited to announce the discovery of one of the hottest bands to watch this year ACIDIC!

The Los Angeles-based group ACIDIC consists of lead singer and guitarist Michael Gossard, guitarist Michael Thompson, bassist Ted Dubrawski and drummer Matt Whitaker. Gossard, the band’s primary songwriter, has known Dubrawski since elementary school. The two started performing together in high school before Gossard formed ACIDIC his freshman year. In 2008 Whitaker joined the group as the band’s drummer. Thompson was the final member to join the band.

ACIDIC has built a rapidly growing fan base, playing at legendary venues such as SXSW Music Festival, The House of Blues on Sunset, The Sunset Strip Music Festival, Whisky A Go-Go, The Knitting Factory, Key Club, The Derby, The Canyon Club and The Rockin’ Roots Festival. Bob Strauss, Daily News music critic said: “These kids scream potential.” Campus Circle Magazine said “ACIDIC is a good band with a lot of energy.” Music Connection Magazine said: “No Name’, ‘Strata Red’ and ‘Ironic Dreams’ all suggest solid rock power and sensitivity...”

They will release their third full-length album on September 20th, 2011. “Chronic Satisfaction” is produced by John Ryan, who has produced for legendary artists such as Santana, Styx and Lynyrd Skynyrd. “Michael Gossard and ACIDIC bring much greater creative depth than one normally finds in bands their age. Much like Greenday, their music is evolving from raw punk-rock influences to a more sophisticated sound based on real songwriting and melody.” said Ryan.

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.”

For more information on the band visit their website at: www.acidicband.com. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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