Hemlock 25th Year Anniversary Tour

Smash Magazine Presents

Hemlock 25th Year Anniversary Tour

Sevidemic, Mastiv, NE Last Words

Sat · May 5, 2018

8:00 pm

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Las Vegas, Nevada

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Tickets On Sale: Monday, February 19th // Price: GA Advance $10, GA Day of Show $15
Backstage Bar DOES NOT have a BOX OFFICE. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of.
ONLY the card holder with a valid photo ID can pick up will call tickets, unless transferred.
Tickets purchased at the box office with a Credit Card are subject to a $1+ processing fee.
All General Admission tickets are Standing Room Only. Bar Seating is first come, first served.
The ticket price includes a 9% Live Entertainment Tax as assessed by the state of Nevada.
Backstage Bar is a smoking approved venue, please be aware if you are sensitive to smoke.
No Re-Entry is allowed to control our capacity. Should you leave, your ticket is no longer valid.
Advertised Event Time is when the doors will open, subject to change if there are any delays.
Advertised Set Times are subject to change, please Download our mobile app for updates.

Hemlock - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Hemlock
Flickering strobe lights fade to black, thumping bass guitar strings test the darkness, and a thousand fists punch the air to the chanting of the massive crowd: "Hem-lock! Hem-lock! Hem-lock!" With an ear-crushing first note, the men of Hemlock pound the stage and instantly win the diehard devotion of the music lovers there. But Hemlock, made up of Chad Smith (24, bass and lead vocals), brother Brian Smith (26, drums), Mike Johns (27, guitar and backing vocals), and D.J. Kinsley (22, guitar and backing vocals), are more than simple "rock stars"-they are as fiercely dedicated to their music and fans as their audiences are to them.

For every show that Hemlock performs, the members, friends, family and street team of Hemlock promote for weeks in advance, hanging up posters and signs, and passing out fliers by hand to thousands of people. Hemlock also has free email and standard mailing lists with thousands of names of fans who have signed up at the shows and on the band's official website, hemlockworld.com, which has gotten over 50,000 hits in only a few months.

After Hemlock draws in the crowds, selling out countless venues, these gifted musicians creatively keep the concert-goers happy and entertained. Two legendary Hemlock concert events that everyone eagerly anticipates are the "All Girl Pit" for the song Sour and the "Split the Pit" of Conniption Fit, both of which have video footage fans can download from Hemlock's website hemlockworld.com. Unique merchandise created by the band are Hemlock mousepads, wallets, antennae balls that look like Hemlock members, snowglobes, panties, visors and trucker hats, backpacks, lunchboxes, purses, belts, and even Hemlock perfume and cologne, plus there's the typical CDs, hoodies, windbreakers, and other goodies Hemlock has to offer. And as always, after the show, Hemlock holds a "Meet and Greet" so fans can have the chance to visit with them and get autographs and photos with the group.

Hemlock is not just a passing craze-they've been together since 1993 and have recorded five albums: Hard Pressed, Controlance, Return of the Clunkinator, Shut Down, and their most recent Pigeonholed, produced by Mikey Doling of Soulfly and Snot fame. Based in Las Vegas, NV, Hemlock has toured throughout the Western U.S. and as far East as Louisiana with bands such as Hatebreed, Chimaira (with plans to tour the East Coast with them later this year), Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, Soulfly, System of a Down, Hed Pe, Papa Roach, Machinehead, and many more. Hemlock wins contests and earns regular rotation slots on radio stations like KUPD in Phoenix, KZGL in Flagstaff, KDOT of the Reno/Lake Tahoe area, Las Vegas's 107.5 X-treme Radio and KOMP 92.3, XM Radio, The X of the Inland Empire of California, and dozens of college radio stations in the Western U.S.

More tours, radio airplay, and CD recordings are in the works for Hemlock, but the growing fame these bring doesn't go to their heads. Hemlock will always stay loyal to their fans, signing autographs or just saying hello and visiting for a few minutes at a restaurant or mall, and their music will always be true, because as Chad says in his intro to Kill Your Children, "This one's about me. This one's about you. This one's about all of us…" It's not just a band, an audience, and music-Hemlock is a way of life.
Sevidemic - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Sevidemic
SevidemiC is the Zombie, You Are the Meat.
Mastiv - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Mastiv
MASTIV was Formed in the spring of 2008 by Steve Thiriot (Vox/Keys), with founding members Chris Whitney (Guitar/Vox) Lance Isbell (Drums), and Chris Meyer (Bass) They created a very unique style of metal, welding together elements of Hard Rock, Thrash, Metalcore, and Trance. After a few line up changes, adding Jonathan Rojas, (Lead Guitar/Vox) George Russell, (Drums) & Nick Langlois, (Rhythm Guitar) in 2012, MASTIV played many successful shows including opening for FEAR FACTORY.

Plans were in the works to revive MASTIV with all original members in spring 2015 when sadly, founding member Lance Isbell passed away from a heart attack in July of 2015.

In fall of 2016 Steve Thiriot reached out to founding Members Chris Whitney, and Chris Meyer, to reform MASTIV and honor they're fallen band mate. Both were unable to commit due to other important obligations. Chris and Chris gave Steve they're blessing to continue on.

November 2016 started the rebirth of MASTIV. Steve invited long time friend James Hoover (Drums) to join him on this new chapter of MASTIV adding Nikki Rangel (Bass) and for a short time Del Vaught (Guitar)

In July of 2017 MASTIV Added Madzilla (Lead Guitar) and Dane Haws (Rhythm Guitar) to complete the missing pieces of the puzzle and the current line up of MASTIV.
NE Last Words - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
NE Last Words
Never Ending Last Words a/k/a N.E. Last Words around Las Vegas, is an In Your Face nu-metal band formed in 2010 with an extreme sound and a dominant stage presence. This group has a musical style consisting of Rock with an accentuation on Rap, as well as the rudiments of Funk, Punk Rock and Grunge which gives them their unique and distinct sound.




#NELastWords will tease the ears and daze the eyes. Their high energy and outstanding crowd commanding execution keeps the show fast paced and pounding. The band rallys together well with their fanbase to bring the high energy not only to the stage, but to the audience as well. Definitely representing the local music scene as well as painting a picture of the ups and downs of this wild and amazing city called Las Vegas.

NE Last Words are ready for you. The question is... Are you ready for them?
Venue Information:
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
http://www.backstagebarandbilliards.com/