ACIDIC

ACIDIC

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Nikki Sixx LOVES these naughty boys! Nailed the WARPED TOUR-Summer 2014, and SOLD OUT the Troubadour, too!!! Explosive, interactive live show, Ridiculously hilarious "Copper Man" video! WOWZER LIVE Troubadour vid just out! Touring nationally, and on the radio, Octane, Spotify, and beyond! "Brain-sticky" original songs. AR fan: This band is the real deal, bad ass front man can play his ax like the wind blows. NH fan: "You guys are way too much fun!!!"

Biography

The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California - ACIDIC – has done it again! They now officially represent America as international cultural ambassadors!  The boys beat out 300 competing bands to join the 2016-2017 touring season with the highly respected American Music Abroad program, through the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs! The boys wrapped a busy 2015 touring schedule with a packed-to-the-rafters show (their third!) at the legendary Viper Room! Maximum Threshold Radio Network raved “Picture yourself driving down the 405 freeway consuming mass quantities of Rock Star Energy Drinks with your hair on fire while riding in a shopping cart. YOU my friend have now experienced ACIDIC live in action.” ACIDIC also dominated THREE categories in Rockwired.com 2016 Readers’ Poll Awards: Best Band, Best LP Recording (“Creatures”), and Best Video (“Chicago”). The magazine recently rated ACIDIC #1 on its list of “25 Artists & Bands Who Made 2015 ROCK!!!”  

ACIDIC’s award-winning breakthrough CD “Creatures” has earned even more besides! The boys scored TWO charted hits in 2015, certifiably melting faces AND melting hearts in two different formats: Alternative and AC! Their first single, the lusty debut rocker “Chicago,” roared onto the Mediabase Rock Charts last Spring and stayed in there for months. Their “Chicago” video won multiple “Pump It Or Dump It” and Top 10 Countdown competitions on the air and online. ACIDIC’s next radio launch, the soulful ballad “Beautiful,” zoomed into the to 40 on the Billboard/(BDS) Adult Contemporary Chart – New & Active chart in June and stayed there all summer. “Beautiful” was the #1 Indie record in AC Radio spins for at least five weeks! The CD’s debut single, “Chicago,” was on the Mediabase Rock Charts for months, earlier this year! The boys rocked that airplay success with tours and major radio-sponsored festivals throughout the Midwest and Northwest through the end of 2015.

ACIDIC‘s latest CD is awash in critical raves! Boomerocity.com calls “Creatures” a “treasure chest of rock gems” full of “well-written, brilliantly performed, and meticulously recorded tunes that grab your attention and won’t let go until they’re finished saying what they want to say.” Screamer magazine ranks their work on a par with Def Leppard, Nirvana, Blind Melon, Styx, and even the Beatles! AXS.com cites the CD’s versatility, catchy radio-ready tracks, and broad-based appeal, summing up with: “you just might think their music is ‘Beautiful’”! Live show salutes include BLUERAIL.com: “Frontman Michael Gossard is a force of nature, connecting to his audience and his band mates in ways that make an ACIDIC show highly electrifying.” DallasObserver.com has even hailed Gossard as “gleefully demented”!

“Creatures” is ACIDIC’s third collaboration with multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers), following 2013’s “Copper Man” and 2011’s “Chronic Satisfaction.” The new album features songs that WOW’ed the crowds at the 20th Anniversary Van’s Warped Tour, SOLD OUT Doug Weston’s Troubadour, and sparked loads of interconnecting triumphs. An electrifying video from L.A.’s Troubadour show was added at 140 Hard Rock Cafes in 60 countries! Fans flocked to that show from FOUR Warped Tour dates: Pomona, Ventura, Mesa AZ, and Albuquerque NM! ACIDIC’s performance on the Hard Rock Kevin Says Stage at Warped earned them their first mention in Billboard magazine.

ACIDIC has toured with Hinder, Trapt, Candlebox, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, Smile Empty Soul, and Armed Forces Entertainment for US troops in Kosovo and Germany; WJJO-sponsored Taste of Madison Festival, Sunset Sessions Rock 2013!, multiple 2Broke 2Rock KHTQ-sponsored festivals in Spokane WA, 2012 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, SXSW, Florida Music Festival, Rockin’ Roots Festival, Sunset Strip Music Festival, and Bamboozle Left. They’ve played special shows with Paul McCartney’s guitarist Rusty Anderson, and one of the final shows featuring the late Scott Weiland. In addition, ACIDIC's power rocker "Strata Red" won the Alternative category in the 18th Billboard WorldWide Song Contest. 

Lyrics

Strata Red

Written By: Michael Gossard,Matt Whitaker,Ted Dubrawski, Ted Dubrawski

STRATA RED

I can't wait for the sun to rise

And I can go and see your face.

Waiting for the moment's pass,

I've lost my time but won the race.

I love your eyes, I love your hips,

I love to taste your cherry lips.

Adrenaline it fills my tank,

So hit the gas, don't call it quits.

(chorus)
'Cause I see you.

Your eyes are Strata-Red.

And I feel you

Running through my head.

I look up in the starry sky,

Your silhouette eclipses mine.

So strap on in and hold on tight

And do those things you know I like to do.

(Chorus repeats)

The Brave

Written By: Michael Gossard

the time...to be elastic thin
to stretch the soul within
to bind what's never in
all those reasons you gave me

the wringing in your ears
because you'll find it here

so run the cadence refined
to try to scribble the rhyme
fate awaits the few...the brave

the crime of wondering
the time and place you said

the wringing in your ears
because you'll find it here

Call for More

Written By: Michael Gossard

tonight...it's taken you alive
tonight...it's eating your insides
the bed we made

because you're down and counted for
when i saw you tripping on the floor

you break down...just like before
you grew up...and got tough
and stay down...cut it off my back
so take down the wire and cut the chord
a call for more

because I broke...this heart string theory down
until it's dead...and bleeding on you now
the bed we made

home...so you know
home...so you know
you only need it when you're home
now you know
you only need it when you're home
so you know
going home...going home

Copper Man

Written By: Michael Gossard,Ted Dubrawski,Matt Whitaker, Matt Whitaker

i am the copper man
and im under cover
in east america
they're selling miracles

the dutch master's got it up
he's stocked and ready
in west america
he'll poison anyone

don't forget the phillies and the dutch

you smoke another one
cause i've had too many
I'm in east america
they're selling miracles

don't forget the phillies and the dutch

no man the copper man can
don't forget the phillies and the dutch

i am the copper man
and im under cover
in east america
they're selling miracles

don't forget the phillies and the dutch

no man the copper man can
don't forget the phillies and the dutch

no man the copper man can
hey

Monster

Written By: Michael Gossard

Your time has come and I'm still here
with all the panic in my head
and all my thoughts incorporated
without the monster in my bed

Cause I love you, I hate you
I'm sick of feeling sorry
I've come to regret that
I ever met you
(So don't you tell me it's old)
(try to sell me control)

I'll tell you now that it's a long shot
took all the money I could spend
I'm open to interpretation
you are the monster in my bed

Drive Thru

Written By: Michael Gossard


Everything's about you
it's never about me
yeah
many things about you
yeah

and everyday their eyes are on you
I see them sink their teeth in
And everytime i think about you
i really get the feeling
(yeah)

we always talk about you
never talk about me
yeah
everything's about you
yeah

suck it...
pull up to the pickup window
you want fries with that?

Satellite

Written By: Michael Gossard

hey you, you never get the message
void my transmission
always disappear
i reach out, try to make connections
still get no reception
always interfere

why don't you understand
I'll be your rocket man

I'll be your little satellite
rolling all over
falling into gravity baby
wait for you to catalyze
falling all over
rolling into gravity
I'll be your little satellite

count down to launch communication
found in my possession
key to your ignition

Forever More

Written By: Michael Gossard

hold your ground chasing time
far away past its prime
choose to fight or lose concede
felt it when you said believe

dilated lucid dream
thought i knew what did you mean
choose to fight or lose concede
felt it when you said believe
here forever more

steel in hand and lights in eyes
feel it in its pulsing pride
here forever
steel in hand and lights in eyes
here forever more

cause you with it could mean more
when it's not worth fighting for
oh yeah

steel in hand and lights in eyes
feel it in it's pulsing pride
here forever
steel in hand and lights in eyes
steel in hand and lights in eyes
steel in hand and lights in eyes
here forever more

and i said you, you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so i'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one

i try to call your phone
you must be out with someone else
because you're never where I'm reaching for you
it's so critical
you said that you'd always be true
(you said that you'd always be, said that you'd always be)
(you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, yeah you)

oh you, you've got a silver tongue
but your silence isn't golden
close to platinum
yeah you are the only one
and baby you
you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so I'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one

The Only One

Written By: Michael Gossard,Kevin Martin, Kevin Martin

I said you, you are the only one
you're never there to tell me
but i always need reminding that you
are the only one

and i said you, you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so i'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one

i try to call your phone
you must be out with someone else
because you're never where I'm reaching for you
it's so critical
you said that you'd always be true
(you said that you'd always be, said that you'd always be)
(you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, you, you are the only one, yeah you)

oh you, you've got a silver tongue
but your silence isn't golden
close to platinum
yeah you are the only one
and baby you
you leave me lonely but
you're the only one
so I'm kicking up my vices until
you are the only one

Chicago

Written By: Michael Gossard,Max Myrick

Chicago

She's a combustion girl
She likes it nice and slow
Because she knows she could
Let this passion grow

Pleasure has a price girl
Drinking this gasoline
They sell it back where you're from
(Take your own advise girl
Then sell it back to me
I'll send you back where your from)
(I'll send you back where you're from) x2

I'm stuck on overdrive
I'm stupid on display
I want to make her come
I want to make her stay

You pull my heart strings out
You've got them wrapped around me
The hardest thing is that you've got me on my knees
And when it's all laid out
You set your demons on me
The hardest thing is that you've got me on my knees

Beatness

Written By: michael gossard,Max Myrick

Freeze dried suit, and some hot listerine
Yeah I've been to Rome, it's the same overseas
And the drugs weren't good, even though they were free
When I flew back home, with my hands on my knees

We never stop for no one, we keep the party going x2

Go call the cops if you want
We won't run
Locked in the back of the house
We want some
We'll burn the neighborhood down
Just for fun
We own the night
We are the chosen ones

We never stop for no one, we keep the party going

Dancing on the washing machine
I'm a bad bad man, with the nicest of things
An american living life on TV
And I'm dressed to kill, Eyes as white as my teeth

We never stop for no one, we keep the party going x2

We don't need no one to sell us on nothing, we are the chosen ones

Creatures

Written By: Michael Gossard

We kill the creatures in the sky
Watch us as we fly
They seek the terror in your eyes
Take them down tonight

I've been waiting around for you, for you
Time turns, coming around, it's true, for you

Oh oh x4

You are running the game, for real, for real
You aren't ever the same, for me, for me

Oh oh x4

Woah oh oh oh
Woah oh oh

Roll.X

Written By: Michael Gossard

Yeah I've got this feeling inside
That you, always know where I hide

What are you gonna say to me
You're blowing up everything
You've got to learn to forgive

I want to go for a ride
But you trip me up when I'm blind

You wear me out
Just tell me now
If you save me, hang me out to dry

You tear me down
I can't get out
you can't save me, hang me out to dry

Artists Under Siege (Are You Ready To Go)

Written By: Michael Gossard,Max Myrick

Sometimes I think everything's a roller coaster
But we can't even step in line

Sometimes I blink and it's not as clear as others
When our hearts are beating out of time

If we make it through the night(tonight?) not sure on this one word
We can walk a thousand miles

Are you ready to go
It's our time, thought it through, saw the signs
Are you ready to go
In my mind, all the days, passing by
Are you ready to go
Down to this, raise your fist to the sky
Are you ready to go
Follow me, through the door, to the night

Just take a blink, of a picture that you took
When a happy man was staring back

It guides you through, all the trouble in disguise
And it keeps you stepping over cracks

If we make it through tonight(the night?)
We can walk a thousand miles

Kill, their in for the kill
I lost my grip so I'm giving up

Rad (Standing in the Rain)

Written By: Michael Gossard

I'm headed eastbound
From the northshore
I left my reasons out on your front porch
Don't look at me you're never gonna let me breathe

Because I'm standing in the rain
Bitter cold, and I took the pills you gave me
So I drift, down the lane
(I'll shut up because you tell me I'm insane
But you say I miss you) first chorus
(I'll shut up because you tell me I'm insane, I'm insane) second chorus
(I'll shut up because you tell me you're in love
And you know, you are never gonna tame it
So you'll see where we'll go
Every time you catch me
Standing in the rain) third chorus

I'm feeling crazy, a little cut throat
And on the ceiling, wrote you a love note
Don't look at me you're never gonna let me breathe

I'm with your sister, next to my dealer
Because you're father, is such a creeper
And don't you tell me I'm the one who's seeing things

Temper

Written By: Michael Gossard,Max Myrick,Matt Whitaker,Josh Bennett

The clock strikes three, use your illusion
Sister don't blame me, simple solutions
retribution you're asking me, for retribution
I will let you see, every it can make you

Woah woah woah oh oh oh oh...x3

I make my way to you
Cause you caught my eye
From across the room
I put my trust in you
Every single time
You're everything I want
If I could say to you, you'd stay
But who cares cause you can't be saved

Get your hands up please, where I can see them
I don't trust this scene, and so I'm leaving
With my dignity, every way they can make you

Woah woah woah oh oh oh oh...x3

Pop 2

Written By: Michael Gossard

We wake up on the sun burnt coast
So close let's go for a ride
I know you, see your disguise
Better than most, it's in your eyes
And the sun's rising

(Cause California's on my mind)
The winter's getting colder
All I ask is the time to get my head right
I feel it when I'm sober
And every word is a glimpse of my appetite
I dream of California, I always find you right where your supposed to be

The sun's down, beautiful night
No lights, out of control
The crown jewel, is what you hide
And we just might, end up alone
Until the sun's rising

Don't you see that our time will pass away x4

Beautiful

Written By: Rob Bonfiglio

Sunrise, clear away these dark skies,
When traffic in my mind is at a standstill
And so far away like a million miles, you are

Take me where your blue skies shine,
Like heaven on this heart of mine,
Your memory is so sublime
And beautiful, beautiful, so beautiful

And so with time comes age
Feelings change and pictures fade,
Now up there can you hear me when I call out for you?
Do angels love you like I do?
I really do…

Please take me where your blue skies shine,
Like heaven on this heart of mine,
Your memory is so sublime
And beautiful, beautiful
Take me where your blue skies shine,
Over me like sweet sunlight,
No I never wanna say goodbye to you, oooh

Like summer ending, you left and a part of me died
Now I've been learning to fly
But these heavy wings don't take me very high

Take me where your blue skies shine,
Like heaven on this heart of mine,
No I never wanna say goodbye,
To you (so beautiful)


words & music by Robert M. Bonfiglio
©2014 Carnella Songs, BMI

My Town

Written By: Michael Gossard

Come take a ride on the dark side baby come on
Don't mess around this is my town baby come on

I'll take you down to the downtown
To the downtown
And it's got you baby come on

What kind of trip do you want me putting you on
Don't mess around this is my town baby come on

I'll take you down to the downtown
To the downtown, this is My Town
And baby don't mess around now, this is my town
And it's got you baby come on

Miles from Home

Written By: Michael Gossard

I'm calling lonely, out to my only
You took my quarter take me home
And every white line, every road sign
They show me where to go

And so I look outside my window and pray
I hope that you're not falling away

I'm singing Miles and Miles from home
But every song's for you, and every word I know
And baby don't give up on hope
I know I had to leave, but you know right where I'm coming home

And every long night
when the feeling's just not right
I call to say hello
And you're a lifeline
A reason and a sign
To keep me going on

Years passing by
Life moves on
I've been living the dream
We've become
Stay close to me
Because I can't wait to tell you everything

Discography

CD: “Creatures” – 2015

CD: “Copper Man” - 2013

2-Song Free Download “10,000 Facebook Fans!” - 2012

CD: "Chronic Satisfaction" - 2011

CD: "Getting Lucky" - 2010

CD: "Ironic Dreams" – 2009 

Set List

Varies, because there's often new stuff. But, for average 25-minute set, usually includes: 

"Rad (Standing in the Rain)"
"Come Together" (Beatles cover)
"My Town"
"Roll.X"
"Drive Thru"
"Monster"
"Copper Man"
"Strata Red"