November Featured Artist: Evanescence

Yes, I do realize Evanescence is from the 90’s (known albums in the 2000’s), but who doesn’t love the 90’s??? I still love their song “My Immortal.” The band is still listed as a top 5 choice of female-lead bands on a number of lists. Their newest album “Evanescence,” was released in late 2011 and the band has been touring since.

Don’t forget to check out Evanescence’s newest album. The song, “My Heart is Broken,” was played on the radio back in October 2011 so you may recognize it. As of now, Evanescence can mainly be seen playing in Europe and other countries, leaving United States fans just that brief stint from July to September to see Evanescence (which is long gone now). The band will be reportedly taking another break.

Fun fact: Did you know that Ben Moody, the former lead guitarist, had originally wrote My Immortal? Amy Lee, the lead singer, helped him edit it though. The song is what made the producer at their (then) record label want to sign them. Told you it was a great song 🙂

On another note, while Evanescence fell off the music train for a while there, Flyleaf emerged. What do you think about Flyleaf’s sound in comparison to Evanescence?

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Almost Dawn is Back!!

Hey all!

Alternative Rock Concert Almost DawnWe’ve been absent from the music scene for a while but just played a show Saturday in Huntington Beach for MADD Roller Derby… and lemme tell you those girls can hit! They were slide tackling… in roller skates! Pretty intense stuff if you ask me! They were super entertaining and great for helping out an amazing charity like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).  We played our normal set consisting of: 27 Dresses, Cinderella, Cry Out, Leaving, Fallen Asleep, Blameless, and a cover of Dramarama’s “Anything Anything.”  The cover was a big crowd pleaser so come out to our next show (hopefully in this month of June) and check us out!

On the song creating side of things… we’re looking to finish our new song and title it this Thursday!! Be prepared for it at our next show! Anddd… since everyone seems to loooove our cover of Dramarama, we’re gonna work on 3 new covers this week and hopefully another new one each week! We’re trying to give the people (you) what they want so give us any suggestions on what covers you would like to hear!!

Here are a few photo highlights from the show:

Chris Foerster Guitar PlayerChino DrummerJean-Cluade Bass PlayerShelley Foerster Singer

And don’t forget to check out some of our music live from the Roller Derby event on Youtube on our almostdawn channel @ http://www.youtube.com/user/almostdawn!!!

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Hopes And Dreams

With graduation possibly less than a year away, I’ve started to think about plans for the future. I have to decide between accounting and teaching (teaching= over another year of school….). With all of the stress of big decisions looming in the air it’s easy to escape the finality of it all by daydreaming, but ultimately you have to face reality at some point (better sooner than later). The quote, “Every opportunity in life has an expiration date” comes to mind. I take this quote in a way to mean that life is short so do everything you can with it. If there’s something you really want to do, do it now, don’t waste time and have regrets. I can’t seem to remember where I heard the quote, but it is always in the back of my mind when I think about what career I want to take on in the future. Ultimately, I will never get to do hundreds of the things I think about doing because our time in this world is limited. That is why the decision of what I want to do is so big for me.
Last post I talked about how amazing VersaEmerge was in the AP Tour. And I’ve thought about how lucky they are because no matter if they ever become mainstream popular like Paramore or not, at least they are doing what they dreamed of doing. So many people throw away what they truly want to do because of financial, parental, circumstantial issues that stand in their way. I’m not going to say that doing a career that brings financial security is not appealing especially since I’m considering one (accounting); however, why throw away what you love when you have an opportunity to do just that! I guess what I want to say is that every opportunity has an expiration date, so don’t wait too long to go after what you really want. We all have dreams. We all have chances.
Speaking of chances, Almost Dawn is going to talk to a guy from a record label this coming Thursday. Maybe we’I’m hoping for the best, but don’t want to be too upset if nothing comes from it. We had a mini practice sesh yesterday and our new song, timidly titled “Fights and Fates,” is currently in progress.

<33 Shelley WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR DREAMS? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE TITLE TO OUR NEW SONG?

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AP Tour-Versaemerge

Hey guys!
I attended the AP Tour last night featuring: Conditions, VERSAEMERGE, I See Stars, D.R.U.G.S., and the Black Veil Brides. I only went to see Versaemerge but I heard a few of Conditions songs and they sounded pretty good! Versaemerge was AMAZING! They’re really good entertainers when they’re onstage. I would looove to open for them some day. They were at their merch table before they went on in case any of you out there are going to go see them 😉 Overall it was a fun night, check out some of the pictures (sorry they’re a little low quality I forgot my camera!):

She is an amazing performer! (Sierra of Versaemerge)

Plays the keyboards and guitar! (Blake of Versaemerge)

Sierra of Versaemerge

For Almost Dawn news, we’re still looking for a drummer, still working on the music video, and still working on a new song. In other words, we’re going through a process so bare with us 🙂 Hopefully we’ll be playing a show in a few weeks!

XOXO
Shelley

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Songs and bands

I have to write a song on a cosmology topic and Chris is going to play the guitar and record it for my class… yes I know it’s extremely nerdy but that’s how it goes yo! Speaking of songs, did you ever notice that it’s 10 x easier to write a song when you’re mad then when you’re happy? Or is that just me? Maybe I’m exceptionally emo? haha.

In more important news, we are most likely giving out free gift cards or tickets at our next show this SATURDAY AT THE TAJ MAHAL EXPRESS IN ANAHEIM! FURTHER DETAILS ON ALMOSTDAWN.COM UNDER THE SHOW TAB! So if you come you might get a treat 🙂

Oh and band news: If you did not already know, Paramore lost two of its members (I was extremely sad). However, they have an EP Summer Tour album from the civic tour up for grabs if you’re a member of the site paramore.net! Happy Winnings!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBaLrjE9jeU

See you all Saturday!!!

<3 Shelley

Oh how we all love the middle of the week….

Hey guys,

Soooo I haven’t been playing guitar as often as wanted 🙁 I’ve been too busy being a nerd since midterms are here to stay for a while! Oh, and going to prac attack of course 🙂 I mean running practice, which I just started running again today since
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