Pandora

Pandora

BandRockAlternative

THINK... Tool, System of a Down, and Evanescence. Although our music is considered Alternative or Progressive Rock, the Indie crowd loves us! It is a great sense of accomplishment when you are accepted by more than one genre in the music industry!

Biography

Based out of Crete ~ Illinois, Pandora has created a unique niche for themselves. A rare breed inspired by some of our influences. THINK: Tool, System of a Down, and Evanescence. Although our music is considered “Alternative” or “Progressive” Rock, the “Indie” crowd loves us too! It is a great sense of accomplishment when you are accepted by more than one genre in the music industry! Our music surpasses this era of the one hit wonders and clearly reflects the devotion and spirit of Pandora.

Pandora formed in the spring of 2005 after three bands parted ways and four friends came together. Members include Jessica Lubera (Lead Vocals) from Germany, Chad Eustis (Bass), Dave Viktora (Lead Guitar), and Steve French (Drums) all from Crete, Illinois. The name Pandora comes from the Greek mythical story of Pandora’s Box.

By January of 2006, Pandora had written several songs and produced a copyrighted, seven-song demo featuring our first and signature song “Mystery Box”. We had played a successful string of shows that began with a Q101 and Coors show at The Cubby Bear ~ Wrigleyville. In March we took North-West Indiana by storm when we participated in “our” very first battle of the bands and came in 2nd place out of a total of 20 bands. August 24th Pandora won “D.J. Gina’s Local Band Extravaganza” at Delilah’s in Chicago. On October 20th we were a featured on Saint Xavier University’s very own WXAVs’ annual “Local Live Revolution”. December 15th we took first place in the first round of Emergenza at The Note in Chicago.

In 2007 Pandora was named one of the “10 best bands in the Midwest” by Tom Lounges of Midwest Beat Magazine and hand picked to play “Midwest Beat/X-Rock 103.9 2007 Region Rumble” January 13th, on the legendary Stage of the Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. Other notable performances include The Mardi-Crawl Festival in St. Louis MO on Fat Tuesday, round two of Emergenza also at The Note. Fearless Radio’s “New Music Binge” featured artist on March 7th, and the 7th Annual Chicks Rockfest in Cincinnati OH on April 5th. On May 19th Pandora walked away with another first place victory in the Semi-Final round of Emergenza at the Double Door ~ Chicago. MOBfest 2007 at The Kinetic Playground on June 23rd.

We take great pride in our music and our ability to interact with other bands, our fans and clubs at a personal as well as professional level. Take a listen and judge for yourself. You will hear and feel the sounds of dedication, expression and pure vitality!

Lyrics

Linear Faith

Written By: Pandora

Your devotion

To our existence

Are fragments to eternity

An embodied beauty
That appears

Untouched and pure to life

Internal voids

Disappearing

Into nothingness

You and I

Are alike

No one can attempt

To divide

Our souls are intertwined

For unity

Forever and always

You and me

You and I

You and I are alike

No one can attempt to divide

Your being

Has mentored everyone around

Your tainted tears

Have shed but never neglect that

I am the one

That knows the

Pain surrounding your life

You and I

Are alike

No one can attempt

To divide

Our souls are intertwined

For unity

Forever and always

You and me

You and I

You and I are alike

No one can attempt to divide

I know your right in front of me

Please let me find the right way

I know your still ahead of me

Please let me find the right way

Guide me along the true path

The path opposite to death

My one and only

The true gift one could receive

Surrounding terrors of irony

Have yet to set us free

You and I are alike

No one can attempt to divide

Emancipate

Written By: Pandora

Bureaucratic

Filled with antics
What’s it going to be

Legislator

On best behavior

Yeah later we will see

Diplomatic

Just so erratic

We’re blinded not to see

Our regulation

Has no accommodations

For lives as well as deeds

Their game leads to forces coming
Our way to proclaim the weakened

Sanity has lost it regime

No leaders, just followers

(chorus)

Methods like red herring won’t work
Knowing they’ll blame others at all cost

Advancing towards complete annihilation

The war without bloodshed is over

Our big brother
Is like no other

Full of lies and deceit

Our proclamation

Has lost its obligation

Though it’s sworn fidelity

Constant treason

Without valid reason

That’s our life to be

I just can’t take it

The love of hatred

Somebody listen to me please

Our game leads to forces coming
Their way to proclaim their strength and

Sanity has lost it regime

We’re leaders, not followers

(chorus)

They claim they changed their ways
Now I know the

Truth of that cause no one cares about us

Surviving Me

Written By: Pandora

I need someone

To hold on to

Can’t deny me

My needs

Unforgiving and deliberately forgotten
Is our undivided attention throughout life’s cause

Denied applications to surviving needs

Seek the quest of lost memories

Faced with dispositions

Can’t reach my own decision

Left with poor intuition

Calm and collected,

Alone and neglected

I refuse to give into

Me

Let me grasp my deprived life of needed forces

Existence throughout hard times

Is a necessity

Can’t breath a surviving breath of being ideal

Knowing that life will fuck with me

I need someone

To hold on to

Can’t deny me

My need

Surrounded by devotion

Completed through the motion

Of substantial animosity

Gathered by confliction

Handcuffed by conviction

I lost interest in me

Confusions overwhelming

I long for understanding

Can’t go on pretending

Everything’s all right

Again alone tonight

I refuse you into me

Let me grasp my deprived life of needed forces

Existence throughout hard times is a necessity

Can’t breath a surviving breath of being ideal

Knowing that life will fuck with me

I know my

Life so I

Know I’ll cry

Cuz that’s life

I know my

Life so I

Know I’ll die

Cuz that’s life

Set List

Typical Set is 45 min to an hour.

Mystery Box
Oblivion
Emancipate
Fly
Salvation
Linear Faith
A Web of Demise
Interrogation Room
Vitality
Surviving Me
My Remedy
Prey
Envy
Messiah

Covers Include:
System of a Down "Aerials"
Chevelle "Comfortable Liar"