Saratoga in tune with music scene

May 7, 2008 — by Megan Lee and Mary Mykhaylova

Saratoga is finally staking out its place in the music scene. Hardcore band Revive the Lifeless and senior acoustic guitarist Neil Shenoi will be performing tonight from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Saratoga Recreation Center, and senior Vivian Wang will also be producing another show for her company Sideways Productions.

Revive the Lifeless members seniors Sean Pierce, Ryan Kerin, Devin Rigg and Kelvin Tow and sophomore Derek Tow, along Shenoi, will share the stage with local bands Amerson and the Ringer.

“This show will really showcase a bunch of different styles of rock,” said Revive the Lifeless vocalist senior Sean Pierce. “In fact, no two bands are playing the same type of music.”

Revive the Lifeless plays hardcore rock, Neil Shenoi plays acoustic, Amerson plays punk and Ringer plays the blues.

This show differs from the other ones that Revive the Lifeless has partaken in because it is smaller and at a local venue.
“I’m pretty excited because we’ll be playing in front of a home crowd with almost entirely people we know,” said Pierce.

The members of Revive the Lifeless hope the show will attract many first-time listeners, as the show is local and will not be too crowded.

“Even though this show may be a little less professional, I’m more stoked for this one since its local, and more of our friends will be able to make it and support us,” said Revive the Lifeless guitarist sophomore Derek Tow.

The Saratoga performers are excited to showcase their new work.

“A new song will be released at the show called ‘Anthem for Eternity,’ ” said Revive the Lifeless senior guitarist Kelvin Tow. “All in all, its a great time to check out never before heard stuff that we’ve worked on really hard for everyone.”

Local producer grabs big band

Senior Vivian Wang is once again producing a show with local bands like the popular Vogue in the Movement, an electro rock band from southern California. The show will take place tomorrow night at San Jose Skate at 6:30 p.m.

Wang’s company, Sideways Productions, was unable to completely produce the show, so she turned it over to her partners Pin up Productions and Arsenic Productions.

“The music is going to be amazing this time,” said Wang. “With bands this big, I hope that there will be a big turnout so that people will be able to help this band [Vogue in the Movement] get the recognition that they deserve.”

Several other local bands will be playing as well, including the Pilots Wife from Gilroy, Item 96 from Prospect High School, Push Push Pull, [noROBOT] and Tracing Hearts

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