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Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | SELF

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1999
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"PHESTUR 3"

Notable lyric: "I just woke up on the floor"-'In Youth'
Factoid: We got a shout-out in the liner notes!
Serve with: The finest Green
Comments: This is a band that is not easily defined. While Hines' growls and occaisionally screams in grunge-like fashion, most notably in "Apathy", "Asylum" and their cover of "In the Pines" (Nirvanna style), their musicianship is much more traditional.
"Jaded Me" and "In Youth" are the most aggressive, while the remainder of the album can almost border on the lighter side of rock. Three albums in and this band has matured dramatically in their songwriting, composition and performance skills.
As a colleague of mine once remarked, "Every time I hear a catchy pop song on WDUB, it's Phestur."

12/03 Cristy
- Cristy/Score!Music Magazine,LLC


"PHESTUR 3"

Notable lyric: "I just woke up on the floor"-'In Youth'
Factoid: We got a shout-out in the liner notes!
Serve with: The finest Green
Comments: This is a band that is not easily defined. While Hines' growls and occaisionally screams in grunge-like fashion, most notably in "Apathy", "Asylum" and their cover of "In the Pines" (Nirvanna style), their musicianship is much more traditional.
"Jaded Me" and "In Youth" are the most aggressive, while the remainder of the album can almost border on the lighter side of rock. Three albums in and this band has matured dramatically in their songwriting, composition and performance skills.
As a colleague of mine once remarked, "Every time I hear a catchy pop song on WDUB, it's Phestur."

12/03 Cristy
- Cristy/Score!Music Magazine,LLC


"Phestur "Fujita's Pad (self released)"

This is really interesting. I can't understand why did they decide to do the CD alone.
This has commercial potentials. Go for it guys! You are way better than the stuff coming out in the (punk) music scene of today's world. Musically they are somewhere in-between indie rock ( in the most positive sense) and American hardcore punk with slight (almost invisible) emo touch.
I'd really like to see Phestur on some major label and MTV. They somehow fit there and I'm sure the boys think so also.
All of you record label tycoons reading SCAB, here's the tip!

Vladimir Goshic
S.C.A.B.
Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro) - Vladimir Goshic/ S.C.A.B. reviews


"Phestur "Fujita's Pad (self released)"

This is really interesting. I can't understand why did they decide to do the CD alone.
This has commercial potentials. Go for it guys! You are way better than the stuff coming out in the (punk) music scene of today's world. Musically they are somewhere in-between indie rock ( in the most positive sense) and American hardcore punk with slight (almost invisible) emo touch.
I'd really like to see Phestur on some major label and MTV. They somehow fit there and I'm sure the boys think so also.
All of you record label tycoons reading SCAB, here's the tip!

Vladimir Goshic
S.C.A.B.
Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro) - Vladimir Goshic/ S.C.A.B. reviews


"Phestur Fujita's Pad"

I suppose that we are at a time in this movement of music where we have to start calling this era something. Being that not much of interest has happened over the last ten years in the music world as a whole. I suppose that "post grunge" is as good a moniker as any.
Grunge brought the hope of playing in a band to the masses. Unfortunately, this brought us a whole lot of bands who never should have been. It seems to have taken a decade for bands to recover from the whole grunge ordeal.
The good point of the whole movement is that it produced an aftermath of bands who took some of the songwriting styles of that time, but who went a step further. They learned how to play their instruments. They learned how to put songs together.
Fujita's Pad is a very big taste of what Phestur is all about.
Weighing in at 20 tracks (19 songs) it is quite a listen.
Phestur takes the listener on a journey of their turf. The band comfortably spans everything from almost rap "Come Down" to mellow string arrangements "Epiphany".
The record is the band's first attempt at a full length release, and it does it's job. It tells you who Phestur is.
Phestur is a good band, they are versatile, and their music is interesting.
The one thing the band doesn't mention is that they play more gigs than I have ever seen any band do in a very long time.
It seems that Adam never ceases to send me gig updates that fill the calendar.

Sergio T. Ruiz
the village buzz
5/01 - The Village Buzz 5/01


"Phestur Fujita's Pad"

I suppose that we are at a time in this movement of music where we have to start calling this era something. Being that not much of interest has happened over the last ten years in the music world as a whole. I suppose that "post grunge" is as good a moniker as any.
Grunge brought the hope of playing in a band to the masses. Unfortunately, this brought us a whole lot of bands who never should have been. It seems to have taken a decade for bands to recover from the whole grunge ordeal.
The good point of the whole movement is that it produced an aftermath of bands who took some of the songwriting styles of that time, but who went a step further. They learned how to play their instruments. They learned how to put songs together.
Fujita's Pad is a very big taste of what Phestur is all about.
Weighing in at 20 tracks (19 songs) it is quite a listen.
Phestur takes the listener on a journey of their turf. The band comfortably spans everything from almost rap "Come Down" to mellow string arrangements "Epiphany".
The record is the band's first attempt at a full length release, and it does it's job. It tells you who Phestur is.
Phestur is a good band, they are versatile, and their music is interesting.
The one thing the band doesn't mention is that they play more gigs than I have ever seen any band do in a very long time.
It seems that Adam never ceases to send me gig updates that fill the calendar.

Sergio T. Ruiz
the village buzz
5/01 - The Village Buzz 5/01


"Phestur live/the bottom line"

Fear not the Bottom Line! I know the first time I drove by I was a little nervous, seeing the nondescript black painted plywood veneer, and the general lack of parking. Then I noticed the police station next door. That helped.
It helped even more to go inside. Folks, the Bottom Line is first and foremost a ROCK BAR. This is the place to go to hear live music. That's what it's there for. The walls are covered with broken cymbols, which stand as symbols of hot rock shows gone by. The bar is lined with bras, which I surmise epitomize the very same thing. And this bar didn't win Scene Magazines award for best jukebox for nothing! The thing holds 100 CD's featuring such true rock classics as Zepplin, Maiden, Priest and J. Geils???
So there's plenty to listen to even before the bands start.
..........Up later was Phestur. Back once again to the lean, mean three-piece that we've all grown up with. Phestur also plays their own version of 'straight forward rock', but with a twist. Crunchy guitar, boomy bass, and thundering drums combine with catchy melodies to really grab your attention and hold it tight.
The sound of Phestur has always reminded me of early Nirvanna, but they seem to be moving in a harder direction lately. You'd think with the harder sound the drummer would've needed his crash helmet even more, but this evening it was not to be found. Maybe that's what marriage does to a guy, makes him lose his crash helmet. Actually it might not be a bad idea for Phestur to issue crash helmets to the audience members.
Primarily because their music tends to make you want to smash things. Somehow people manage to keep this urge from overtaking them, but they're stronger than I am Visit Phestur online at www.phestur.com

Jeni Delfs
WDUB 10/02 - Jeni Delfs WDUB show reviews


"Phestur live/the bottom line"

Fear not the Bottom Line! I know the first time I drove by I was a little nervous, seeing the nondescript black painted plywood veneer, and the general lack of parking. Then I noticed the police station next door. That helped.
It helped even more to go inside. Folks, the Bottom Line is first and foremost a ROCK BAR. This is the place to go to hear live music. That's what it's there for. The walls are covered with broken cymbols, which stand as symbols of hot rock shows gone by. The bar is lined with bras, which I surmise epitomize the very same thing. And this bar didn't win Scene Magazines award for best jukebox for nothing! The thing holds 100 CD's featuring such true rock classics as Zepplin, Maiden, Priest and J. Geils???
So there's plenty to listen to even before the bands start.
..........Up later was Phestur. Back once again to the lean, mean three-piece that we've all grown up with. Phestur also plays their own version of 'straight forward rock', but with a twist. Crunchy guitar, boomy bass, and thundering drums combine with catchy melodies to really grab your attention and hold it tight.
The sound of Phestur has always reminded me of early Nirvanna, but they seem to be moving in a harder direction lately. You'd think with the harder sound the drummer would've needed his crash helmet even more, but this evening it was not to be found. Maybe that's what marriage does to a guy, makes him lose his crash helmet. Actually it might not be a bad idea for Phestur to issue crash helmets to the audience members.
Primarily because their music tends to make you want to smash things. Somehow people manage to keep this urge from overtaking them, but they're stronger than I am Visit Phestur online at www.phestur.com

Jeni Delfs
WDUB 10/02 - Jeni Delfs WDUB show reviews


"PHESTUR- downtown and underground"

Phestur is a three piece rock band from the Cleveland, ohio area whose excessive playing out, and catchy grunge rock have made them one of the greater cleveland's most well known bands.
Phestur is Adam Hines (lead vocals/guitar), Jake Doerger (bass), and Scott Munson (drums).
Downtown and Underground is Phestur's first commercial release (Sonic Wave Int.) and follow up to many self-released independant albums in the last 6 years as a band. Not only was D and U very highly anticipated by "Phans of Phestur" after the band announced signing to Sonic Wave, but also recieved Grammy considerations once released.
D and U starts out with the song "Jaded Me", a very catchy tune with traces of Stranglehold to get the head bobbing. Then popping through to "Come Down", a Mike Patton-esque jam that shows that Phestur can stray from the confines of their genre.
Track five, "Song for the Departed" is the best track on the album and arguably their best song ever. It is super poppy punk with lyrics almost anyone can relate to.
Downtown and Underground demonstrates how Phestur is best when embracing their influences and twisting them into originality.
They are very much influenced by the likes of Nirvana, STP, The Ramones, Zep, and Faith No More, but wouldn't claim otherwise.
I recomend this album to anyone who like the said bands and energetic grunge-rock with a diverse trip.
Visit Phestur at www.phestur.com and look for the upcoming Phestur interview on Utter Trash within the next month or so.
-Dave Evans
utter trash - Dave Evans [utter trash magazine]


"Phestur takes it's time on latest recording effort"

PHESTUR, POST-GRUNGE
northfield
years performing- Nine
Day Gigs: Synthetic-rubber inspector, information-technology manager, truck driver, business owner.

By deciding to record their fourth studio effort, "Fine' Pompeii", in a home studio by themselves, Phestur members - Adam Hines (guitar,lead vocals), Tony Colon (guitar), Weedge (bass) and Art Koch (drums) - feel as if they finally were able to open the doors of creativity. "Mainly it's because we weren't stuck to the boundries of watching the clock," said Hines, an Ashland native and Northfield resident. "So we were able to take our time and be creative with it, trying things we didn't try before. It just made things a lot simpler, even though it took us eight months to do the album." Band member favorites on the disc include the pop-punk, Green Day-esque "Mouth" and the melodic "September Lost". Phestur has a "Fine' Pompeii" CD release show for 9 p.m. Saturday at the Roc-Bar, 1220 Old River Road, on the east band of the Cleveland flats. - Cleveland Plain Dealer


"Phestur takes it's time on latest recording effort"

PHESTUR, POST-GRUNGE
northfield
years performing- Nine
Day Gigs: Synthetic-rubber inspector, information-technology manager, truck driver, business owner.

By deciding to record their fourth studio effort, "Fine' Pompeii", in a home studio by themselves, Phestur members - Adam Hines (guitar,lead vocals), Tony Colon (guitar), Weedge (bass) and Art Koch (drums) - feel as if they finally were able to open the doors of creativity. "Mainly it's because we weren't stuck to the boundries of watching the clock," said Hines, an Ashland native and Northfield resident. "So we were able to take our time and be creative with it, trying things we didn't try before. It just made things a lot simpler, even though it took us eight months to do the album." Band member favorites on the disc include the pop-punk, Green Day-esque "Mouth" and the melodic "September Lost". Phestur has a "Fine' Pompeii" CD release show for 9 p.m. Saturday at the Roc-Bar, 1220 Old River Road, on the east band of the Cleveland flats. - Cleveland Plain Dealer


"Molten Rock-Kick Your Ash"

Veteran C-Town rockers release new CD in honor of the world's most devastating volcano.

PHESTUR axeman Adam Hines turns 39 today. To mark the occasion, the Northfield quartet drops it's fourth CD, Fine' Pompeii, with a release party in the Flats - ushering in a "Green Day-ish" sound the band has continued to develop since it's founding in 1999. "Phestur was full on punk. But slowly, we've evolved over the years," says Hines. "We've kept our formula the same. And basically, I write what I feel at the time, whether or not it's based on the confines of our specific genre." The 13-track disc about volcanoes is the latest in a string of original albums that deal with natural and ma-made disasters.
The dudes' 2000 debut, Fujita's Pad, dealt with tornadoes. The next year, the foursome released, Here it Comez, with tunes about tsunamis. The band's third record, Downtown and Underground, came out in 2004 with the theme of blackouts. The new CD is the first to be issued after the group opened for Sponge at Roc-Bar's grand opening in March. "The club," says Hines, "is a nitch fit to unveil the disc. The way they run that club is how all the clubs in Cleveland should be run. Instead of alienating bands and sucking them for money, they treat you with respect," says Hines. "That goes a long way in my book."
The record brings to an end the band's eight month labor of love to put it together. "As you learn your craft, more doors open, and you start to experience further outside your box," says Hines. "We don't play as fast as we used to, and we're not as goofy as we used to be. We can still be idiots, but we've grown and matured. The music reflects that." The party starts at 9pm at Roc Bar, 1220 Old River Road on the east bank of the Flats.

Cris Glaser
Scene Magazine - Scene Magazine


"Molten Rock-Kick Your Ash"

Veteran C-Town rockers release new CD in honor of the world's most devastating volcano.

PHESTUR axeman Adam Hines turns 39 today. To mark the occasion, the Northfield quartet drops it's fourth CD, Fine' Pompeii, with a release party in the Flats - ushering in a "Green Day-ish" sound the band has continued to develop since it's founding in 1999. "Phestur was full on punk. But slowly, we've evolved over the years," says Hines. "We've kept our formula the same. And basically, I write what I feel at the time, whether or not it's based on the confines of our specific genre." The 13-track disc about volcanoes is the latest in a string of original albums that deal with natural and ma-made disasters.
The dudes' 2000 debut, Fujita's Pad, dealt with tornadoes. The next year, the foursome released, Here it Comez, with tunes about tsunamis. The band's third record, Downtown and Underground, came out in 2004 with the theme of blackouts. The new CD is the first to be issued after the group opened for Sponge at Roc-Bar's grand opening in March. "The club," says Hines, "is a nitch fit to unveil the disc. The way they run that club is how all the clubs in Cleveland should be run. Instead of alienating bands and sucking them for money, they treat you with respect," says Hines. "That goes a long way in my book."
The record brings to an end the band's eight month labor of love to put it together. "As you learn your craft, more doors open, and you start to experience further outside your box," says Hines. "We don't play as fast as we used to, and we're not as goofy as we used to be. We can still be idiots, but we've grown and matured. The music reflects that." The party starts at 9pm at Roc Bar, 1220 Old River Road on the east bank of the Flats.

Cris Glaser
Scene Magazine - Scene Magazine


"PHESTUR- Fine' Pompeii"

With it's fourth album, Fine' Pompeii, Phestur proves it's a band to be reckoned with.
Creating a genre of it's own, which it calls "rough trade rock," the band shows it's definitely not punk, but not quite grunge either, though many of its new songs are reminiscent of a certain grunge rocker and Phestur idol, Kurt Cobain.
Tracks like "Dumb" and "September Lost" would have made Cobain proud. The album's opening track "Vesuvius Awakens," gently leads you into the abrupt eruption of loud vocals and extreme guitar solos of the following song, "Sweat," reflecting the band's who-cares attitude.
Songs like "Mouth" will have the listener singing along as Adam Hines sings, "Just shut your mouth."

Lauren Yusko
Cleveland Free Times - Cleveland Free Times


"PHESTUR- Fine' Pompeii"

With it's fourth album, Fine' Pompeii, Phestur proves it's a band to be reckoned with.
Creating a genre of it's own, which it calls "rough trade rock," the band shows it's definitely not punk, but not quite grunge either, though many of its new songs are reminiscent of a certain grunge rocker and Phestur idol, Kurt Cobain.
Tracks like "Dumb" and "September Lost" would have made Cobain proud. The album's opening track "Vesuvius Awakens," gently leads you into the abrupt eruption of loud vocals and extreme guitar solos of the following song, "Sweat," reflecting the band's who-cares attitude.
Songs like "Mouth" will have the listener singing along as Adam Hines sings, "Just shut your mouth."

Lauren Yusko
Cleveland Free Times - Cleveland Free Times


Discography

PHESTUR [1st. E.P. 2000]
PHESTUR first floor down [teaser E.P. 2000]
PHESTUR Fujita's Pad [19 track full length, late 2000]
PHESTUR Seed [teaser E.P. late 2001]
PHESTUR Here it Comez [full length 2002]
PHESTUR Selected Hits from Past to Present [hits CD late 2002]
PHESTUR Wrapped for your Pleasure [teaser E.P. 2003]
PHESTUR 3 [full length late 2003]
PHESTUR Downtown and Underground [originally phestur 3, remastered and put out on sonic wave intl. label 2004]
PHESTUR Fine' Pompeii [4th full length ]
PHESTUR live at the Mannequin
PHESTUR 'garages, basements, and other strange places' [the hits]
PHESTUR 's 5th album, IMPACT

PHESTUR '13'

inclusion also on several compilation CD's such as:
smog veil records-PIE & EARS volume 1 and volume 2
smog veil records - CLE-PUNK VOL. 1
THE WAY IT WORKS- volume 1
MANNEQUIN ODD RECORDS volume 1
MAY FEST COMP. volumes 1, 2, 3.
radio plays/appearences-
WMMS 100.7 FM- CLEVELAND, OHIO
WXTM 92.3 FM -CLEVELAND, OHIO
WRDL 88.9 FM -ASHLAND, OHIO

WDUB internet radio
WTFX 104.1 FM [the fox] MANSFIELD, OHIO
RADIO TAKEOVER
WEBN 102.7 FM
ZETA ROCKS 94.9 FM
KRKT 99.9 FM
AREA 93 93.3 FM
many tracks can be found for streaming and download via http://www.garageband.com/phestur
http://www.reverbnation.com/phestur

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PHESTUR was born in the spring of 1999. Early on there were line up changes until the right fit was found.
then the main goal was to get PHESTUR out to the masses. With unrelenting gigs, the band trudged on refining their sound and style hitting clubs from southern Ohio to Toronto Canada.
The band has been a part of Undercurrents 2001 and 2002. CMF 2003,2004,2005 ,2006, 2007, AND 2010, the international musician's expo 2002, many radio shows from college to mainstream radio.
Putting out 4 self released full length albums and many E.P's and is currently working on their 5th. the band got notice from Sonic Wave Intl. in 2004 and signed on re-releasing their 3rd. full length PHESTUR 3 on the label renaming it PHESTUR downtown and underground.
This CD earned the band 2 Grammy considerations. [best hard rock performance-Jaded Me, best rock album - Downtown and Underground.]
PHESTUR has staked their claim of a new genre. Even with hints of Nirvanna / touches of Green Day, the band is not quite punk, not quite grunge, their sound was put best by an Ohio label that had interest in the band, they called it 'rough trade rock'.
With 'phans' in the U.K., Britain, Australia,The former Yugoslavia, and the U.S. and all points in between the band has made many contacts over their near 10 years. States Hines "We've even gotten Euros in the mail with CD orders...that's way cool, though where can you spend a Euro here in the states?..."
Could all this culminate to 'greatness' one day? who knows, ask the guys in the band and they might say.."if it does, kudos to us, if it doesn't, who cares, we are having the time of our lives anyhow, so does it really matter?"
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