Kickstand Productions Present


The Protest, Arvia, Sea Of Cars, Counter Theory

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

"100 Bands You Need To Know 2015" - Alternative Press

Coming straight from the Crossroads Of America, Indianapolis' FOREVERATLAST are not your average female fronted band. FOREVERATLAST has harnessed an exceptional mix of anthemic punk, mid-2000's post hardcore and modern rock on their new album, Ghosts Again.

The roots of FOREVEREATLAST date back to 2005, with drummer Jared Paris and guitarist Jordan Vickers developing the early incarnations of the band in several local outfits. Jordan and Jared's early bands played together often and at the time the two formed a familiarity with each other. In 2008, vocalist Brittany joined the group taking over lead vocal responsibilities after one audition. This is the first big change of progress. Also in 2008, Jared picked up the guitar to help write and finish the first FOREVERATLAST EP. However, he was on a short term basis and went back to his other band as he was on loan during that previous band's hiatus. After that band ended, Jared committed to FOREVERATLAST for good in late 2009. Ezekiel was also in this previous band, which would be vital to his asking to be in FOREVERATLAST in 2014. FOREVERATLAST as a name was unknown in origin, but Jared made a meaning: The process of meeting God and being with Him after death forever, at last.

After selling over 5,000 albums with their DIY Midwestern work ethic, FOREVERATLAST signed to Victory Records in late 2014 and headed to the studio to record their new album, Ghosts Again. On the signing, drummer Jared states, "Getting the opportunity to join a label that's put out some of our favorite records and bands doesn't come every day. We are very excited for this new partnership!"

"We wanted to put out a record that everyone could relate to, no matter their beliefs or walks of life. So the main theme of the record is dealing with death. It's hard for anyone to lose a loved one so we just shared our stories and thoughts of our own situations. Over the course of writing, pre-pro, recording, mixing and even mastering this record we all have lost loved ones. So this record means a lot to us and we hope it can help others in their journey," the drummer continues. Vocalist Brittany adds, "Music is a universal language and if anything, if our stories can help someone else, our mission is being fulfilled."

The title "Ghosts Again" actually comes from the last line of the song "Ghost in the Attic." off of the record. It represents the time of our journey before birth and after death. Going back to being a thought or a memory, no longer living on the earth. Being ghosts before we are born and returning to that state after death.

Recorded by Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin) and mixed and mastered by Brian Thorburn (Norma Jean, Stray From The Path), Ghosts Again hits stores on October 16, 2015.

"A flashback to mid-00s post-hardcore made new with a soaring chorus and irresistible hooks" - Alternative Press
They aren't your average female fronted band though, with Brittany Paris displaying attitude and grit in her lyrics and voice. The rest of the guys (Ezekiel Vasquez, Jordan Vickers, Jared Paris) have polished a writing style that has the punch of Rock 'n Roll and the kick of Punk Rock. With high energy and multiple part vocal harmonies, they draw in listeners and keep them entertained.

In June 2012, ForeverAtLast released their first full length album "February to February" which included fan favorites such as "Making Waves" and "Demon Fighter" which charted number one of RadioU Hardcore for three months in a row. That record appeals to many music fans with a heavy side and a catchy rock side. Feb. to Feb. has had great response and continues to sell well today selling over 3,000 copies since it's release.
The Protest
The Protest
After years of hard work and sharing the stage with national Christian Rock acts such as Disciple, Decyfer Down, The Letter Black, Sent by Ravens, and Icon for Hire, Protest for Pluto entered the studio with Grammy nominated producer Travis Wyrick in the summer of 2011. They emerged from their studio time as a new band with a revamped vision and sound. These changes called for a reinvention of the band. Taking on the name "The Protest" the band has set out to make a major impact in the music industry and to spread the word of God through their high energy music and live show. The band believes that as Christians we should "protest" for God's truth and "protest" against the things that contradict that truth. The band's self-titled EP was released on iTunes January 31, 2012, and they invite all of their friends and fans to come see them live and be a part of this pivotal time.
Arvia was a project formed by Chris, Trevor, and Jason in their freshman year of high school. However, it wasn't until their junior year when the additions of Patrick and Matt completed the lineup and allowed these boys to begin their musical endeavors. In just over a year, Arvia has written a number of songs, played several shows at various venues across the Chicagoland area such as Mojoe's in Joliet and Reggie's Rock Club, shared the stage with acts such as Against The Current, King The Kid, and American Idol runner-up James Durbin, and are currently gearing up for the release of their debut EP "Everything You Dreamed Of," scheduled for release in winter 2014.
Sea Of Cars
Sea Of Cars
Sea Of Cars, just your not so average alternative/punk band from Chicago, IL.

Writing music for all music lovers.

We are currently working on our debut release "S.A.F.E."
Counter Theory
Counter Theory is a band who have taken their variety of influences to create one whole and unique sound. We have a wide variety of covers and originals, all from different genres.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618