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"Post-Christmas Rock"

Post-Christmas rock
From the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Dec. 25, 2004
A three-way local rock bill of the Fine Line, Across the Rubicon and Static Model - who roam from modern rock to hard alternative rock - performs at 9 tonight at Up & Under Pub, 1214 E. Brady St.
Each of the bands plays solely self-written material; they're all among the best of the up-and-comers on the competitive east side club circuit. Cover is $5.
- Nick Carter

From the Dec. 26, 2004 editions of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal


"UW Oshkosh Goes Local"

From the skinny white-guy rap of Juiceboxxx to the emo piano-rock of Silent Point, any person attending this week’s music festival can expect at least one thing: variety.On Friday the Reeve Union Board Music and Entertainment Committee is hosting the first Local Music Festival. Eight acts will be performing on the Marketplace Patio, located between Reeve Memorial Union and Breese Hall. Bands slated to perform are InfraBlue, Across the Rubicon, John Statz, Urizen, Silent Point, Juiceboxxx, The Response and Paris, Texas.

“There are a lot of amazing bands that are playing this festival,” said Liz Sachse, RUB Music and Entertainment chairwoman. “Plus the event is free and you just can’t beat that.” John Statz, a UW-Oshkosh junior, is one of two solo acts perform. His flowing acoustic style is comparable to the likes of Willie Porter and Damien Rice. “People should come to the festival because live music is basically what it’s all about,” Statz said. “When you go to a concert, you are a part of the whole thing; the band is playing off the crowd and the crowd is playing off the band, and that’s why live music is so great.” Headlining the festival is Milwaukee’s Paris, Texas, a band that has stirred up a large following for its well-played rock-pop music. The band’s last record was on New Line Records, which also hosts big names like New York’s Robbers on High Street.

Silent Point is a band from the small town of Winneconne that has a mature, well-developed sound, despite the fact that the average age of its members is 17.

“Our drummer is going to be away for this show, so we are going to be playing a homey acoustic set,” said Mike DeAngelo, lead guitarist and vocalist. “It will be kind of a laid-back, cool feel; it will be fun.”

Across the Rubicon hails from Milwaukee and has played big shows like last year’s Summerfest.

“We play pretty straight-ahead rock music with no real tricks,” said Bill Kern, rhythm guitarist and vocalist.

“We are trying to bring back the guitar solo to where it used to be back in the ’80s.”

Kern said that he is excited to play at Oshkosh because the comeraderie between students and band members is excellent.

Urizen is a nine-member band from Sun Prarie that “emphasizes the rocking side of ska.”

“People should come to our show because we have fun music and a girl drummer, and nobody has a girl drummer,” said Nick Sergenian, lead singer and guitarist of Urizon.

“I hope it’s nice weather when we play because ska music is great for nice weather.”

InfraBlue will be the first act to play the festival. Their music is a blend of ska, punk and metal. Juiceboxxx, an 18-year-old rap artist from Mequon, is one of the most unique acts playing the festival. He was profiled in last week’s Advance-Titan. Juiceboxxx has been performing for three years and had the chance to perform with the now deceased cult icon Wesley Willis. The Response is filling the slot originally reserved for Travis Morrison of the Dismemberment Plan, who had to cancel the show due to scheduling conflicts. The Milwaukee band plays a brand of high-energy rock.

“Last time we played at Oshkosh the people were awesome, and we are excited to be back again,” said Jesus, drummer for The Response.

“We are also really stoked to be playing with Paris, Texas, because we are really big fans of their music.”The Local Music festival runs from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday. - Universsity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh


Discography

Self Titled EP 2004

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Bio

Formed in November 2003, Across the Rubicon rose from the ashes of recent pop group, The Fine Line. Drummer Bill Kern decided to step out from behind the drum kit and take the microphone. Joining on lead guitars is former Fine Line member Bill Bauske who provides lead guitar melodies and crafted solos. Mike Krill, who has been a long time friend of both Bills and a part of many jam sessions, was invited to join ATR as the bassist. The group recruited Chicago musician Dylan Jones to supply the backbeat.

Local media has compared Across the Rubicon to the likes of Elvis Costello, The Foo Fighters and Superdrag. During the brief period that ATR has existed, they have recorded a 5 song EP, but to truly appreciate them, you must witness their live performances. Across the Rubicon was recently given the incredible opportunity to open for Muse, and has shared the stage with national favorites Lake Trout and Comedian Todd Barry (Comedy Central Presents)

For booking and information contact: Bill Kern 414-737-9913 (Phone) 414-672-9931 (Fax) acrosstherubicon@hotmail.com