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Tampa, Florida, United States | INDIE

Tampa, Florida, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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"Junior's Cave Music Interview with Lilakk Fall (October 2011) Edition Music Now Spotlight"

"Their sound represents the rawness and passion that go hand and hand with good hard alternative/rock music. Find out what we are discovering about this band; they can ROCK!!! "

- Junior's Cave Online Magazine

"September 2011 "Atist to watch""


Skope: How did you get news that you are A2W for September, 2011?
Lilakk: Our manager was notified through SonicBids, and she called us up — we did a little happy dance. Being selected was a big surprise for us. It’s pretty fantastic!

Skope: What are you currently promoting the most via an album, tour, single etc?
Lilakk: We are promoting our debut album, Soon, which we plan to release in December 2011. The album is composed of alternative punk rock all throughout, except for the last song “Soon” , which is a soft ballad with vocals sang by both Calli and Kirk… it is a lead-in to the second album. Right now, one of the tracks from Soon, “Open Your Eyes” has been all over internet radio…a lot of people have actually found us through that. We have music in rotation at a couple radio stations near Savannah, GA that play our other single, “Te(i)am”. These songs are helping build our fans base, and we are excited to be getting the word out about our upcoming release!

Skope: Do you feel that Facebook is more effective than Myspace for musicians?
Lilakk: Yes, I think Facebook is definitely more effective; I know a lot of people don’t really use Myspace anymore . However, they both have their pros and cons. I think for a band it is important to have both, to have as much social media going for you as possible.

Skope: Has you friends & family been supportive of your music ambitions?
Lilakk: The support differs for each band member. Some family is cautiously supportive and wants us to have a back-up plan while we are pursuing our dreams. But other family is encouraging us to jump right in and give it 200%. Most of our friends are either really into more underground music, or they are musicians themselves. They are excited when they hear that we are playing a gig close to them or that the album is about ready to come out. We are all really supportive of one another and that really helps.

Skope: What void does music fill in your life more than anything else?
Lilakk: It’s an outlet and a voice. I think a lot of artists are emotional people, and music allows them to cry out, to release hidden stress and messages. Being on stage for me I feel most at home and most alive. Music is a part of my soul and can fill the void of missed loved ones and unfilled expectations in other parts of our lives (work, school, family, etc).

Skope: Do you prefer recording in-studio or playing live?
Lilakk: Playing live definitely. There is nothing like the exhilarating rush of playing live! It’s fantastic! It’s more real, intimate, and there’s more energy involved. Whenever you play with people, either just jamming or rehearsing or whatever, you connect with them on a different level that is like nothing else. Playing music with someone for an hour is like talking to them and getting to know them for days.

Skope: What is coming up for you & where you at online?
Lilakk: We are going regional gigs in Savannah, Augusta and Athens. We will be heading to Atlanta in 2012 and maybe to Florida. Promoting the new album will be the focus of the next several months. We would love to hop on some tours (maybe through SonicBids) for next Spring and Summer. We have been trying to book as many gigs as possible, just trying to get our music out to people. Fans can find us at,,

- Skope


Debut LP, "Soon", scheduled for release in late 2012

We have songs on WFXH 106.1 FM (Savannah, GA) , WZBX 106.5 FM (Sylvania, GA), WMCD 107.3 FM (Statesboro, GA),,, Indie Castle Radio and We are working with other stations in our region to extend airplay to fans across the area.

Lilakk has consistently charted in the Top Ten on the ReverbNation Alternative Charts for Savannah, GA (summer 2011) and as of September 2011 is charted at #4. After the band relocated to Florida, Lilakk has been working thier way in the top 40, moving from #125 (April 2012) to #24 (May 2012) in a matter of weeks.

As of October 24, 2011 "Open Your Eyes" is #1 on the Alternative, Punk AND Rock charts. "Team with an I" is #2 on those same charts.



"Their sound represents the rawness and passion that go hand and hand with good hard alternative/rock music. Find out what we are discovering about this band; they can ROCK!!! "

"...the heart of Indie alternative music."

" the brilliant sounds of Savannah, Georgia’s best kept secret."

- Isaac Davis Junior, BGS, MBA , Junior's Cave (Oct 22, 2011)

The music of Lilakk is painted on a Rock canvas in shades of Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and fleetwood mac but framed with a melodic grunginess that appeals to fans of many musical tastes. Lilakk’s live shows engage the audience with raw, edgy vocals, dynamic guitar rhythms and energetic drums that will have heads bobbing and fans excited to hear more.

Although our musical landscape has been influenced by artists such as Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Elvis, Creed,kol, Nirvana, Foster the People, Tegan and Sara, Foo Fighters, Live, silversun pickups, and Silverchair, we are determined to continue to refine our own distinctive sound and to make music that is real to us and true to who we are.

Our band has gone thru many players and many names before settling with the members and the band name Lilakk. We have learned a lot over the years as individuals and as a band, about life and the music industry. We see the band evolving from its dark gritty sound and alternative/ punk rock roots, to something fresh and new, carving a new niche in the music world.

Kirk Brandon Joiner (Vocals, Lead Guitar) began writing and playing music at the age of 14 as the result of alienation from his other peers. Kirk wrote the band’s current material but now wants to start writing new songs as a band unit.

Calli Aston Donnerstag (Bass Guitar, Backup Vocals) went to high school and college in Australia to be an actress and studied broadcasting and theatre arts. She worked on the hit TV show "Neighbours" in Melbourne, Australia. Calli always had a love for music and met Kirk in 2010.

The band name came from the result of Calli liking the flower lilac and the fact that flowers are a sign of spring and something inviting. We took out the “c” and put a “k”, later adding another “k” for the two “k”s in Kirks name. It is pronounced differently than the flower, it's pronounced "lil- ACK" (said quickly).

Since 2004 we have played annually at the Relay For Life Fundraiser (Kirk’s mother is a cancer survivor). We have also played at The Sampler, the FSCA Fundraiser and the Frog Wallow Fun Fest. Gigs have taken us to many venues, including Doe Does, Dos Primos, Livewire, Gnats Landings, Millhouse, Daily Grind, Moca Joes, Starbucks and The Wormhole and number private venues for parties.

Lilakk can also be seen as "Artists To Watch" in the September 2011 edition of Skope magazine and has been featured in the October 2011 Juniors Cave Online Magazine.

We look forward to expanding our fan base in any way we can and sharing our music with the world!