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Flickerstick’s curious street to rock and roll & move “stardom” began in 1997, in Denton, TX. Aspiring frontman Brandin Lea fulfilled guitarist Cory Kreig, and by using Brandin’s sibling Fletcher, guitarist Rex Ewing, and region drummer Dominic Weir, Flickerstick was created. Mining a familiar, if unremarkable audio somewhere within Brit-pop and contemporary rock, the music group was popular at celebrations. Flickerstick’s 40-ouncer may have permanently been half unfilled if it weren’t for VH1. In 2000 the wire network ensemble the quintet within the inaugural period of its truth present/talent competition/cleaning soap opera Bands away from home. The series pitted four sets of music artists against each other (four different vans, four different tour routes, gigs within the same town at four different locations) to contend for the grand award of cash as well as the carrot of the major-label showcase. As the present had its occasions, it had been Flickerstick that corralled a lot of the press and encounter time using its countless off-stage antics. Their music? Well, it’s secure to state that Brandin and his pals had been even more adept at living the life span than rocking the home. Nevertheless, in the long run, all of the swearing, booze, females, and brawling was unforgettable enough to protected the music group a VH1 success. They eventually agreed upon a cope with Epic, reissuing their debut Welcoming House the Astronauts in November 2001. The record was resequenced, handled up with tighter vocals, extra electric guitar, and much more keyboards, and all-star mixer Tom Lord-Alge was earned to operate some magic on the foundation material. The effect was completely professional, but expensively marginal. Flickerstick embarked on a tour to get the record, but by way of a calendar year later, Epic acquired slipped the group from its roster. Undeterred, Flickerstick agreed upon with Boulder indie WHAT EXACTLY ARE Records and released the live record Leading to a Catastrophe in November 2002.

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