The Gaslight Social is excited to hosting Smile Empty Soul AND Tantric on August 29th!
SMILE EMPTY SOUL is a hard rock band that originated in Los Angeles, CA in the late 1990’s and has stayed true to their brand of “no bullshit”, “real as it gets” hard rock to this day. The band signed a major label record deal in 2003 to release their self-titled debut album in May of that year. They realized huge success at alternative radio, rock radio, and the music video channels that have since fallen by the wayside or turned into reality show networks. After 3 very successful singles/videos, and a gold record from the debut release, the band ran into trouble with their record company (which was in the midst of turmoil at the top levels) and found themselves working extra hard in the trenches, and signed to indie labels from then on. This would become SMILE EMPTY SOUL’ s destiny, as they have gone on to release many more albums on various labels, with their 8th full length “Oblivion”, coming out on May 25th. The band has become known for its constant touring and never wavering honest sound/lyrics. They’ve never changed for anybody, and turned down many opportunities to “sell out” because it’s not who they are. Now, with their new album “Black Pilled” set to release on Oct 12th, and a calendar full of tour dates, SMILE EMPTY SOUL seems to have established itself as one of the defining underground rock bands of its generation.
Tantric is an American rock band from Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The group was founded in 1999 by former “Days of the New” members Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest, and Matt Taul (now all no longer with the band), and Hugo Ferreira. Tantric has released six studio albums and one EP; Tantric (2001), After We Go (2004), The End Begins (2008), Broken Down…Live in the Poconos (2008), Mind Control (2009), 37 Channels (2013), and Blue Room Archives (2014)