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Event Archive - Boys LIke Girls, All Time Low, The Audition, Valencia

Tue. October 30th 2007 7pm doors at 6pm Plaza Club (No Minors) 7pm doors at 6pm
$17.50+
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Scratch Records
Presented by: Live Nation
on sale sat 8/25 @ 10am

The Boston-based Boys Like Girls – with members John Keefe (drums), Bryan Donahue (bass) and Paul DiGiovanni (lead guitar) -- is focusing on making lasting connections with its fans. It's clear from the first note of their self-titled debut disc, which kicks off with the youthful enthusiasm of "The Great Escape" and closes with the "what's next?" sentiment of ballad "Holiday." In between is emotionally-charged rock that isn't afraid to wear its heart on its sleeve, digs a good pop hook and certainly speaks volumes to anyone who has loved--and maybe got their heart bruised in the process.



However, it's the pure love of the fans that has gotten Boys Like Girls this far already. After years of playing in various bands throughout their high school days, John, Bryan and Martin solidified the BLG line-up with Paul (who, after joining the band, was discovered to be John's cousin). Then, like most smart bands, the guys posted some demos online. An early demo version of "The Great Escape" and acoustic spin on "Thunder" were the sparks that ignited a firestorm of attention on the band's MySpace and purevolume.com pages. By the end of 2005, the guys were topping the purevolume.com New Artists chart (and gathering thousands of MySpace friends).



Among those listening online were booking agent Matt Galle (Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance) and producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco) who felt that special something in Boys Like Girls' demos. They contacted the band about working together. Plans, and friendships, were made. The guys penned more music for their eventual debut disc and were invited to play on the national Pure Volume tour with A Thorn for Every Heart and Hit the Lights. It was an honor for the young band -- and the guys' first taste of their swelling fanbase.



After finishing the album, the band was hungry to get back to the fans, touring with Cute Is What We Aim For and then with Butch Walker. This time the experience had changed again--for both the band and audience.

All Time Low

They’ve repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.2 million albums worldwide, raked in 100+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe… American rock band All Time Low is a bona fide worldwide sensation and they’re kicking off a whole new chapter in 2015. After a two-year wr... more info
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