May 5, 2010 Shows
Cinco de Mayo Battle of the Bands
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
8:00pm - 21+
305 N. Main Street
St. Charles, MO, USA 63301
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The Charlietown Throwdown
@ Baha Rock Club
$1 draft beer!!
This is a battle of the bands!
So your support is needed! Please come to this show and help us win the prizes above!
The Voting Will Be A 4 Part Process
1. Crowd Vote (1 ballot will be given to each patron and collected@the end of the night)
3. The Host (M.C. Chumley)
4. A New Guest Host Weekly
Weekly Winners Will Be Posted @ The Top Bar on Thursday as well as on myspace & facebook
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Jan 26, 2010 News
And the winners of the 105.7 The Point Battle for Pointfest 2010 at Pop’s for January 24th was… Dust N Bones and Ocean By July. Both bands did an excellent job. They will continue on to the Finals on February 26th at Pop’s.
Once again we would like to thank all of our fans that came out to support us. We believe that we played a phenomenal show and still plan on posting a live performance of the show (MP3s), pictures and video. So stay tuned.
We had such a great turn out at the show, and we would like to keep the momentum going. So please check back often for show updates or subscribe to our show RSS feed. You can also follow us on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter for Shows and News events. And don’t forget to bring your friends!
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Jan 25, 2010 News
We played the first round of the Battle for Pointfest 2010 on January 24th and now we wait. There are two options, win and play again or lose and go home. We knew it going in, but hard part will be waiting to see what happens.
We rocked Pop’s at the Battle for Pointfest 2010! We opened our set with a new song tentatively called FUK quickly followed up by Norman. We followed that rock intro with Broken, one of my personal favorites but quickly picked it back up with Personal Canary. Unsure of when we were playing on the radio we threw in Hey Refrain to fill some time. Then finally we played Petunia Whoopsylittle live on 105.7 The Point’s Local Show. Unsure of the word Pussylittle would be frowned upon I we changed the words to Whoopsylittle. Very soon we will have the whole set posted for your listening pleasure.
Every band played as hard as they could. Rock Action Robots opened the show, followed by The Redeemed. We picked the third timeslot and were followed by Dust N Bones and Ocean By July.
Now that the show is over we get the privilege of waiting for the results. Rumor has it that we can find out who won at the Pop’s Website or Archfront Media’s site. But win or lose, when we find out who the big winner is we’ll post it on achalachia.com to let everyone know.
So what’s next? Assuming we win, we will play another round at Pop’s and the winner of that show will play Pointfest 2010. So when we find out if we won or not we’ll let you know.
I would personally like to thank everyone that came out to support us Sunday night. Win or lose it was great to see 77 of our biggest fans flooding the bar. And if we win, I’m calling on all of you again to help support us in the next rounds. Pictures and music from the show will be posted soon, and if you have any pictures that you would like to submit, send us a message and we’ll let you know how to get them to us.
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Dec 30, 2009 News
For the month of January Achalachia is gearing up for the Battle For Pointfest 2010 at Pop’s. The show date is January 24th at 6pm for only $6, buy your tickets from a band member and help them out.
What is Pointfest?
Pointfest is a large outdoor rock music festival held twice a year by 105.7 The Point at Riverport Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Normally, Pointfest has a main stage where the big rich rock bands play and a few more side stages where everyone else plays. One of the side stages is normally reserved for local bands, like Achalachia. The show starts on the side stages around 10am until the main stage acts start playing, around 6pm.
At Pointfest 14, May 14, 2002, a local band, Big Blue Monkey won the contest for the opening slot for the show, and managed to get one of their videos onto the tour bus of Goldfinger. The video immediately grabbed the attention of vocalist John Feldmann, which paid off in a spot touring with Goldfinger, a major record deal, and a name change to Story of the Year.
What is the Battle For Pointfest?
The Battle For Pointfest is a battle of the band held at Pop’s. The winner of each show will play the local stage of the next Pointfest. There is also a final battle, where all the winners play a final show to see who will play the main stage at Pointfest.
Why is this important?
This is important to Achalachia for many different reasons. First, every show is important. Second, we would REALLY like to play Pointfest. Third, the Battle for Pointfest, let alone Pointfest itself, would be GREAT exposure for Achalachia, and all the help we can get from our fans is needed.
How can you help?
First, buy a ticket from a member of Achalachia. In fact, buy two, bring your friends, your mom, your neighbor and the girl you trapped in the basement. Bring everyone you know. Spread the word!
After you’ve bought your tickets and you want to help more, hand out fliers. Just ask us and we’ll drive them to you. You pick the corner you want to stand on and pass them out. If you don’t want to do it alone, ask your friends to help you. Don’t have any friends? Come with us, we’ll be handing out fliers all month, just shoot us an email and tag along. What would be more fun than hanging out with the band. Remember, the more people at the show, the more fun the show will be.
So now you know all about Pointfest, and the Battle to get there, and why it’s so important to Achalachia, and your willing to help. What are you waiting for, get your tickets, spread the word, and we’ll see you at the show.
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Jul 8, 2009 News
Let me start this by saying, “Thank You” to all who came out to support us at Fubar for the Jupiter Studios Battle of the Bands. Alas, we didn’t win, but IMHO we rocked. I am not one to give my band or myself too much credit, I always think we can do better, but I believe that this show was amazing!
I’m not going to give you a play by play of the evening, for that you can read A Night At Fubar on JohnNemec.com, but I will give you the short of the show.
Of the six bands scheduled to play the show, only 3 arrived: Achalachia, The Phranklyn Project, and Almost Modest. We had a half hour set scheduled, July 1 Set List, but with the missing bands we had to fill in 45 minutes. Also, the show was scheduled to begin at 8 but was pushed back to 8:30.
I’ll never understand why a band would drop out of a show, ever. But of all the shows to drop out of, why this one? Just for playing this show every band receives 10 free hours of studio time from Jupiter Studios. If that wasn’t enough, what about the fact that the whole reason people are in bands is to play their music, which they’ve worked hard to create, on stage in front of people other than your mother.
That being said, the set we ended up playing was:
- Self Esteem
- Hey Refrain
- Personal Canary
We guessed our time wrong and didn’t get to play Petunia Pussylittle, which was the first time we didn’t play the song at a show since it was made. But it turned out well, and it was refreshing not to play it.
The other bands were good, but I truly believe that we were better. “Then why didn’t you win?” you ask, well, bottom line is, we didn’t sell as many tickets. Both of the other bands brought far more people than us, and the judging was based on how loud the crowd gets after the set. After our set the crowd was VERY loud, and I thought we might have a chance of winning, but towards the end of the show about 30 fourteen year old kids walked through the door. The boys balls hadn’t dropped and the girls hadn’t found cigarettes yet so the decibel range had to be off the chart. At least that’s what I tell myself to make me feel better.
Win or lose, we still have our 10 free hours of studio time, so that gives us a grand total of 20 hours at Jupiter Studios to record some songs. We are still thinking of recording Petunia Pussylittle and Personal Canary. If you have any other suggestions, please let us know.
Now we are preparing for the 105.7 The Point and Pop’s Battle for Pointfest show. We will need everyone support if we are going to win this one. The winner gets to play the side stage at Pointfest. So bring your friends, neighbors, and your mom. Also, buy your tickets from us, it makes us look better, and you can get your tickets by sending us an email on our contact page.
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