5/7/2006 - Sam Wartenbee
Sam Wartenbee has been playing local rock shows since the age of fourteen. After breaking into the scene in late 1999, he spent years playing, producing, and booking shows for influential local punk/hardcore bands This Day's End, Outreach, and EPD. In 2005, Wartenbee left This Day's End after seven years to pursue his new studio, Take 92. Their last show was probably the best attended in the hardcore scene that year, rivaled only by their own CD Release show that spring. Before leaving This Day's End, Wartenbee wrote an album of his own that was an extreme departure from the heavier sounds of TDE; citing John Frusciante, Coldplay and Jack Johnson as influences on the new songs. Chris Wilson, also of This Day's End, remained at his side to handle bass duties, and Kelly Kombol, of hip-hop group Default (and formerly 007), was recruited to play the drums on the record. Jonathan Moore, of Android Ethic, will be joining the group on stage as a second guitarist and vocalist, and is also credited for mastering the album. Darrin Hunt, formerly of punk band Roi, recently joined as the band's live drummer, replacing Kombol on the stage.The new album, 'Sequel of Me,' will drop on May 7th, exclusively at CD World, and marks yet another creative turn for Wartenbee. 'Sam Wartenbee & Friends' will hit the CD World stage at 7:00pm on Sunday, May 7th.