The Noise Presents - Pop Evil: Music Over Words Tour

Pro-Motion Concerts Presents

The Noise Presents - Pop Evil: Music Over Words Tour

Black Map, Palaye Royale

Mar 02 Fri

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Rialto Theatre

$21 - $26

This event is all ages


General Admission

Pop Evil
Pop Evil
Named as one of iTunes "Top New Artists of '08," Pop Evil continues their march across America and the airwaves.

As their fan base grows, a history lesson on how they got to "here" might help:

Lead singer Leigh Kakaty
whose background includes rap along with rock finds
drummer Dylan Allison through Leigh's best friend's room mate. Guitarist Dave Grahs is playing in another band when Leigh and Dylan invite him to join them. If you're a Grand Rapids local, you know them as TenFive.

The time: November, 2001

Play the nightclub circuit, find fans, write, perform, fans, write, perform, fans – you get the idea.
Band cuts a deal with nightclubs: three sets a night – two sets of covers in exchange for one set of originals.

Leigh makes a promise to himself, for the band and its future.
"To take pride in the work we're doing now and the work we'll do in the future …and don't forget to pat yourself on the back for what might be considered a small thing."

Write and record a three-song EP as the band now has
earned enough money from their shows to finance the recording.
Producer Al Sutton (Kid Rock) gets demo from Leigh's bro, an entertainment attorney.
Al loves what he hears. Records the band.
Result: Ready or Not EP containing the title track, along with "Somebody Like You" and "Hard Highway."

97.9 WGRD in Grand Rapids supports the band, spinning "Somebody
Like You."
Guitarist Dave Grahs shares this thought. "From the beginning it meant a lot to see our friends embrace what we were doing, but it didn't really set in just how much our local market stood behind us until I was driving down the road and heard, "Somebody Like You" on the radio.

now with Ready or Not EP to help spread the gospel.
Two years, countless dates throughout the Midwest and Florida and 12,000 EPs sold out of the trunk of their car.
Play, write, drive, sell.

Major label radio promo rep visits WGRD in Grand Rapids to talk about label's upcoming releases. DJ gives rep a tape of Pop Evil. Leigh gets a call to meet the rep, hand delivers a five-song demo to the rep and continues to keep in contact. Rep sends Pop Evil demo to his father, who co-owns independent label, Pazzo Music. In the winter of 2007, one year following the fateful hand off at WGRD, Pop Evil signs with Pazzo Music.

Guitarist Tony Greve and bassist Matt DiRito, both from Muskegon, MI join Pop Evil. The sound is a divine collision of "crispy, crunchy, mainstream rock with a little bit of evil," thanks to the musical and cross-cultural diversity (Eastern Indian, Hispanic, Turkish, American Indian and Polish roots) of the band.

Production for CD begins with Al Sutton and Marlon Young (Kid Rock guitarist) at Rust Belt Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan. 12 songs recorded.

Band heads to spring break in Panama City for more gigs and gets word that Pazzo wants more. In Florida, in-between shows, band does pre-production at Destin Recording with Dave Cox.

Band heads back to Michigan (Canton) with producer Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound to complete the three final songs for the CD.

May: Pop Evil complete recording their first,
full-length CD, Lipstick on the Mirror.

August 12, 2008
Street date for Pop Evil's Lipstick on the Mirror.

After eight years of funky bars, sleeping in cars and miles of highway leading to another strange city, nothing has changed. Well, perhaps a bit.

Pop Evil has toured consistently since (and prior to) the release of Lipstick on the Mirror with a combination of headline dates and "Special Guest" support with Puddle of Mudd, Tesla, Theory of a Deadman, P.O.D. and Saliva.

"We watch the bands opening for us," states bassist Matt DiRito, "and we not only remember what it was like for us in that slot. We know that band is warming up the crowd for us and in turn, there will always be something for us to learn from them."

Lead vocalist Leigh Kakaty carries a video recorder with him at all times as the ideas for melodies or lyrics happen constantly.

"There is no separation from my life and my music," states Leigh. "Pop Evil is lifestyle; leading instead of following and having your opinions matter. It is about being heard when no one wants to listen to you. It is about trying to fit in when no one has room for you. It is about overcoming obstacle after obstacle and knowing how to reward yourself for the little things when there are no rewards from your peers. Pop Evil is about making the world BELIEVE."

Time for you to believe.
Welcome to Pop Evil.
Palaye Royale
Palaye Royale
Palaye Royale is an unsigned fashion-art rock band based from Las Vegas, Nevada with their Canadian roots from Toronto, Canada. The band formed in 2008 under another name then in late 2011 Palaye Royale was formed; consisting of frontman Remington Leith, guitarist & organist Sebastian Danzig, and drummer Emerson Barrett. Reviewed as being “One of the best indie rock bands you have to hear!”

Last year Palaye Royale named champions of MTV’s “Musical March Madness” 2014; they are the first unsigned act that was fan-­‐voted to ever compete and win. Palaye Royale is featured alongside their single, “Get Higher” in the 2014 worldwide commercial for Samsung Galaxy Note.

The band fans around the world are known as ‘The Soldiers of the Royal Council’.

Palaye Royale is featured in the Samsung Galaxy Note commercial overseas where it can be seen on the digital teletrons at Piccadilly Circus in London, Madrid, Singapore. The Samsung Galaxy Note commercial spot was just recently launched at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas on the digital screens on January 07, 2014, the 2014 commercial has been launched online and be seen overseas on television broadcasts. Watch now:

Toronto, Canada born Palaye Royale are set apart by their artistry & integrity. They are “indie” in every sense of the word; completely “hands-on” from their words & musical arrangements as well as directing & producing their own music videos, to handling their own social media. The band’s look, feel and authentic style makes them stand out while they remain true and pure to their music. Palaye Royale’s musical output is primarily based around the rock genre, with some classical influences.

Palaye Royale’s debut single ‘Morning Light’ produced by The Matrix at Henson Studios, was independently released with a music video on March 07, 2012 which received over 20,000,000+ views on YouTube that trended for over three weeks which was also featured in an exclusive interview band segment on German television network RTL. Watch now:

Palaye Royale independently released their second single, produced by David Bendeth at the House of Loud Studios, with the music video of ‘Get Higher’ on May 23, 2013 has commanded 900,000+ views on YouTube. Watch now:

The band in little over a year has independently released two singles and a six song extended-play. Palaye Royale has released two self-directed/produced/edited music videos for their singles, “Morning Light” & “Get Higher”. As well, Palaye Royale has released six art-films which compliment each track from the debut extended-play, “The Ends Beginning”. To date Palaye Royale has released twenty-two ‘No. Series’ episodes which is a behind the scenes look into the “day in the life” of the band.

Much like Panic! at The Disco and Arctic Monkeys, the band gained a substantial fan base online from Europe and the USA before the release of their first EP, ‘The Ends Beginning’, dropped July 1st, 2013 was co-produced by Palaye Royale & Mark Needham at The Ballroom Studios – Now available on iTunes . The ‘Ballroom Series’ was released on YouTube to give a behind the scenes look into the making of the EP. Since the release of the extended-play, Palaye Royale has released six art films on YouTube to compliment each track from the EP. The band also releases bi-weekly ‘day in a life’ episodes called ‘No. Series’ which keeps their fans worldwide updated and engaged on twitter.

Since July 2013, Palaye Royale has been playing a lot of shows in California at the world famous Viper Room & The Roxy Theatre on the sunset strip. In Late August 2013 the band launched their Ecommerce merchandise webstore that sells limited edition design tee-shirts, the bands signed limited edition physical singles, cd’s & dvds and exclusive vip events.

Palaye Royale was personally asked by Billy Morrison to be the band to open for Camp Freddy’s sold out show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California on December 21, 2013. The band finish out their year by playing a private event at The Soho House in New York City. The trip turned into a two part documentary entitled, ‘New York Times’.

Palaye Royale has performed numerous successful full capacity and sold out shows in California, Las Vegas and New York City catching the eyes of the music, fashion , Art and branding industry.
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