The rest of the rock lineup for the April 20 Fiesta Oyster Bake has fallen in line with previously announced headliners Theory of a Deadman. And it should result in one of the most balanced hard-rock rosters in the fest's history.
- 1-1:45 p.m.: Bud Light Band Spotlight Finalist
- 2:15-3 p.m.: Bud Light Band Spotlight Finalist
- 3:30-4:15 p.m.: Bud Light Band Spotlight Winner
- 4:45-5:45 p.m.: Trapt
- 6:15-7:15 p.m.: Candlebox
- 7:45-8:45 p.m.: In This Moment
- 9:15-10:30 p.m.: Theory of a Deadman (see previous Bake-announcement article here)
- MORE INFO AND TICKETS: Click here.
- WHEN: Saturday, April 20
- WHERE: St. Mary's University (One Camino Santa Maria)
- DIRECTIONS AND LAYOUT: Call (210) 436-3011 or click here
In This Moment, which debuted in San Antonio during the 2007 Ozzfest in support of first album Beautiful Tragedy, has visited the Alamo City approximately a dozen times in all. The Bake, which draws roughly 60,000 people to St. Mary's over the two days, will be the largest San Antonio crowd they will have played in front of since that debut.
In This Moment, fronted by Maria Brink, the 2010 winner of Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods award for Hottest Chick in Metal (our interview here), released fourth album Blood last Aug. 14. It was the first album recorded since the departures of rhythm guitarist Blake Bunzel and drummer Jeff Fabb, both of whom joined "American Idol" contestant James Durbin's band. While Brink and lead guitarist Chris Howorth have been the band's mainstays, Blood brought on not only a couple of new members in rhythm guitarist Randy Weitzel and drummer Tom Hane to go with the band's third substantial bassist Travis Johnson. It also brought a new image, with the group nowadays wearing vampire-like makeup. See my July 2011 sit-down interview with Brink and Howorth here.
Candlebox released Love Stories And Other Musings last April, but the Bake will be an ideal time to catch the Seattle band in action because of its past. In celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut (and most popular) record, Candlebox will be playing it in its entirety -- or as much as a 60-minute set time will allow for the full 11 songs. That means singer Kevin Martin and Co. will be bringing back hit tunes such as You, Far Behind, and Cover Me.
Trapt will be playing here for the second time in less than four months. After releasing new record Reborn on Jan. 22, they headlined Backstage Live on Jan. 28. They're known for hit songs Still Frame and Headstrong from their first album, but you can check out new video Love Hate Relationship by clicking on the box at the bottom.
If you've never been to the Oyster Bake, well, there's something for everyone. The festival has a slew of food booths including pizza, chalupas, burgers, chicken on a stick and chocolate-covered strawberries, plus a carnival, kids area and several music stages comprised of rock, country, hip-hop, jazz, children/family and Tejano. For those who enjoy more than just hard rock and metal, pop star Sean Kingston figures to draw a sizable crowd. He will be playing at the same time as Theory of a Deadman.
The Oyster Bake traditionally has had two hard-rock artists that carry the rest of the bill. Last year, it was headliners Buckcherry and 10 Years (the latter returns to Backstage Live on March 15; tickets here). In 2011, Hinder and Saving Abel were among the acts, and in 2010, Saliva headlined with Puddle of Mudd. Other alums of the Bake include Alter Bridge and Chevelle. Click here for the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner's interview last March with Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti to read what he had to say about his band's performance at the Oyster Bake several years ago.
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