10 Years : Live & Unplugged

95X Presents

10 Years : Live & Unplugged

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades, Cry To The Blind

Wed, January 29, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Lost Horizon

Syracuse, NY

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

10 Years
10 Years
"This chapter of 10 Years began in 2001, when Hasek took over as vocalist. Three years later they released their independent album, Killing All That Holds You, featuring the groundbreaking single "Wasteland," which led to their signing with Universal Records. "That song was created in 2001 or 2002," says Hasek. "We weren't seeking to write a smash single. We were just writing music." The Autumn Effect (2005) led to widespread radio and video play, a fiercely loyal fan base, and tours with heavyweights like Linkin Park, Korn and the Deftones. When their sophomore effort, Division, was released in 2008, 10 Years had cemented their place as one of hard rock's top contenders and most sought-after live bands. Still, says Hasek, despite the success, "it all came to a head" with the band's 3rd major label release, Feeding The Wolves. "When you feel like you're being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it," he says. "We know that we need a hit and we understand that it's important. However, as musicians, we're not a band that says, 'We're going to make a hit.' It's better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect."

One thing that won't change is 10 Years' connection with their fans. With the release of Minus The Machine, the band is looking forward to hitting the road, performing in close contact with their dedicated audience. "After the last touring cycle, we realized where we should strive to be, and that's to be totally fine in the club environment," says Hasek. "We don't plan to chase after arena rock or amphitheaters. If things like that happen, then so be it, but we live and die by the loyalty of the club audiences. Our fans are loyal. They travel with us, and they want us to be loyal to ourselves. That's what keeps them coming back. What we tried to do on this album is really give them what they want and what they need because they've been so good to us through the ups and downs of our career."
"First and foremost, when it's all said and done, we're proud of this album in its entirety," he says. "That speaks volumes to us because we're our own worst critics. We pick everything apart. An album is your child, it's your baby, and you know it better than anyone. To sit back and be 100 percent proud of what we've accomplished is so gratifying, and we think everything else will fall into place. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we've tried to do.""
Trapper Schoepp & The Shades
Trapper Schoepp & The Shades
Radio Milwaukee's 2011 Album of the Year- Run, Engine Run

"Melodic and meaty Midwestern barroom rock." -Metroland

"Roots rock, like a fine wine, is often better with age, when its performed by weathered men and women who've lived the hard life and possess the musical poetry to put stories to song. Local roots rocker Trapper Schoepp, at 21, doesn't have that benefit, but what he and The Shades do possess is some of the most infectious exuberance and stickiest songwriting skills I heard on a Milwaukee album this year." -The Journal Sentinel

"A songwriting talent in the making." -The Isthmus

"After years spent studying at the Bob Dylan/Bruce Springsteen school of songwriting, Trapper Schoepp has developed a knack for crafting lyrically vivid songs that belie his young age." -The Onion, AV Club

"Americana whose lyrical authenticity and bold musicality shows a band that stands apart from other groups twice their age." -Rift Music Magazine

"As much Pavement as Parsons, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades create lyrical folk-rock for generations coming of age post Uncle Tupelo." -WMSE Frontier Radio

"Schoepp is a distinguished songwriter, with a knack for bold sentiments and an ear for clean melodies." -The Shepherd Express

"What Bowie would sound like if he grew up in Pewaukee instead of the UK." -Kiki Schueler, Punk Rock Skunk Blog
Trapper Schoepp & The Shades is a Wisconsin rock 'n' roll band comprising brothers Trapper and Tanner Schoepp, Graham Hunt, David Boigenzahn, and Jon Phillip. The Shades fuse roots with pop, and are surefooted and ready to rock. Fronted by 21-year-old Trapper Schoepp, the Milwaukee-based quartet has just released their third full-length album "Run, Engine, Run" on Good Land Records. We thank the following: the Wizard of Waukesha, Christian Frederick, Frederick Miller, Frederick Pabst and Frederick Avenue.
Cry To The Blind
Cry To The Blind
Cry to the Blind is a heavy modern rock band from Upstate New York. Focused on creating a theraputic release for their fans, their music takes a positive spin on the negative energy that surrounds us every day.
Their sound has the aggression of current modern rock bands, combined with the soul of music from past generations. Drawing on influences from metal to classic rock, the band channels their musical experience into a sound that is original, thought provoking, and undeniably real.

Cry To The Blind has performed with the following national acts: 3 Days Grace , 3 Doors Down, 10 Years,12 Stones, Adelita's Way, Alice in Chains, All That Remains, Alter Bridge, Art Of Dying, Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Tide, Bullet For My Valentine, Candlebox, Chevelle, Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Dirty Heads, Drowning Pool, Egypt Central, Escape The Fate, Filter, Flogging Molly, Flyleaf, HURT, In This Moment, Jane's Addiction, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Papa Roach, RED, Sick Puppies, Seether, Sevendust, Soil, Street Sweeper Social Club, Trapt, Smile Empty Soul,Taproot, Weaving the Fate, and many many more

"Cry to the Blind's sound is thoroughly modern, yet their solid musicianship and conceptual instincts reveal traces of the past, such as the progressive, sophisticated hard rock of the 1980s (think Kansas or Queensr├┐che) and 1990s (think Rage Against the Machine)." Geoff Baker-soundsugar.net

"Think Flyleaf with a male lead singer meets Story of the Year, with better harmonies." Troy Smith-Rochester Insider Magazine

"The best live band in Upstate New York" Randy Peck- owner Montage Music Hall/The Platinum Group
Venue Information:
The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Rd.
Syracuse, NY, 13214