WE RISE TO FALL's new single -- [Broken Me]
North Carolina DIRTBAG Endorsed Artists WE RISE TO FALL have released their new single -- Broken Me.
STREAM THE SINGLE HERE:
Established in 2014, Home For The Day is a pop punk/hard rock band with members spanning from Taylorsville to Winston-Salem NC. HFTD blends the influential sounds of bands such as Fall Out Boy, Set Your Goals, A Day To Remember, Breaking Benjamin and more to create a unique and always different catalog of music to listen to. Known for their upbeat stage presence and use of beach balls/inflatables, Home For The Day is sure to bring a good time to any show!
In September of 2019, HFTD combined their passions for throwing a good house show and giving back to the community. House Shows for Hope has since became a staple for local artists of all genres to come play. They've raised money for people in the community, as well as partnered with Toys for Tots and local non profits. Starting in October of 2020, amidst a quiet time for the music scene, HFTD brought House Shows for Hope back in the form of live streams on Twitch with the help of Top Heavy Productions. These shows now happen a couple times each month, with HFTD only popping in for the quarter finales.
HFTD released their independent debut album in February of 2019. A year later, released the Reconstructed EP with Hobo Wolfman Records.
HFTD has shared the stage with SHIM, Madame Mayhem, Keep Flying, and Goalkeeper to name a few. They've also won a showdown on The Rise Guys' Brutally Honest Music Review.
Their Sophomore album Changes was released independently on May 13th, 2022.
Peter Ippolito: Vocals
Thomas Taylor: Guitar / Vocals
Nick Andruzzi: Guitar / Vocals
Bryan Blakely: Bass
Christian Whittington : Drums
It was late 1997... Dirtbag Clothing is a only a few years old, being run out of our 5 story walk up apartment in San Francisco. I was still doing freelance video work and one of my clients was Univision Channel 14 Spanish language news. While doing a story, I met a fellow news cameraman, Dennis Callaghan from the CBS station. He liked my hustle getting shots of a huge flood that closed down the freeway-- from that day, we stayed in touch. That's what freelancers did; we NETWORKED!!
A few weeks later, Dennis called me saying, "HEY! ...you want to assist me in taking photos of the Tom Petty gig at the Fillmore? At the time, Tom was the hardest ticket to get in the world…. it was THE concert event of the time, and the buzz was deafening. So before he could finish, I said I'll be there 4 hours early…
I arrive lugging 3 or 4 bags of gear, stoked to be working with a photographer that shot the all the major bands of the 70’s , 80’s and 90’s… I had an all access pass, but never left Dennis as I was there to WORK…. I was watching the gear while Dennis goes to chat with Tom (Petty)... Then, Dennis comes back to say we’re NOT going to shoot the show tonight as Tom was “not feeling it”…. so we’re going to drink… OH BOY!
We got a drink at the bar.. Then, while Tom was on stage Dennis suggested we get our next round not from the bar, but from the band's room backstage. For those who might not know, backstage at the Fillmore is super small and there was an even smaller area just outside where you can see the stage… So, I’m drinking the band's beer at the hottest ticket in town… I’m in heaven…
Someone set off some pepper spray in the venue or something, causing the band to take a break… Me, freaking out as I’m drinking Tom Petty's beer in HIS backstage area that is so small the band could barely fit…so I made the decision to head down the stairs, and to not intrude…. Well-- those stairs led RIGHT to the stage that Tom was leaving, so I literally bump right into him in the stairwell ...I just ran into rock in roll royalty…
SUCH AN EPIC NIGHT.. and a few days later, Dennis tells me to pop over to his place and hands me a signed poster from that night… I have it on my office wall to this day!!! Now they have released a compilation from all those shows that just bring back such epic memories!! The Fillmore has great stories in the history of DIRTBAG…. I’ll tell another story soon.
Rock ballads are the perfect way to convey emotions through music, and if you're a fan of songs that pack an emotional punch, you'll want to check BOOTLEG MERCY's new song "Shadow." This song has all the hallmarks of a great rock ballad-- from its energetic and aggressive verses to its sad and introspective chorus.. but what really sets "Shadow" apart is its emotional honesty. This is a song about recognizing that a romance is dying, and it doesn't shy away from the pain and regret that come with that realization. The raw emotion in the vocals and the band’s musicianship combine to create a moving and impactful listening experience.
Recorded at Red Cat Recording - Peck, KS
Engineer - Luke Wallace
Genre: Hard Rock
Written and Performed by Bootleg Mercy