- Genre: Rock/Alt Rock
- Website: www.acidicband.com
- Language: English
The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California – ACIDIC – is at it again! They’ve just swept THREE categories in Rockwired.com 2016 Readers’ Poll Awards: Best Band, Best LP Recording (“Creatures”), and Best Video (“Chicago”). The magazine recently rated ACIDIC #1 on its list of “25 Artists & Bands Who Made 2015 ROCK!!!” The boys have also just accepted a special late-winter date at the world-famous Viper Room, to celebrate these awards and launch their 2016 touring season in high style!
Four person rock/alt rock ensemble ACIDIC (California), founded by lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard. ACIDIC’s rights to acclaim include performances at South by Southwest (SXSW); Gossard’s appearance on Glee Season 5, and their songs winning Billboard Song Contest Awards. Rockwired.com rated ACIDIC number one on its list of “25 Artists & Bands Who Made 2015 ROCK” Critics have hailed Gossard as “gleefully-demented” and a “force of nature” for his onstage performance.
ACIDIC’s songs “Chicago” and “Beautiful” made it into Top 10 Countdown competitions and the Adult Contemporary Top 40, and “Beautiful” spent five weeks as a #1 Indie record in Adult Contemporary Radio. A video from L.A.’s Troubadour show was added at 140 Hard Rock Cafes in 60 countries.The band has toured with the Armed Forces Entertainment for U.S. troops in Kosovo and air force bases in Germany and across the U.S. Members of the band include cancer survivor, Eagle Scout, and drummer Matt Whitaker, Locks of Love supporter and guitarist Josh Bennett, and bassist, director, and videographer Max Myrick.
The boys scored TWO charted hits in 2015, certifiably “Melting Faces AND Melting Hearts” in two different formats: Alternative and AC! Their first single, the lusty debut rocker “Chicago,” roared onto the Mediabase Rock Charts last Spring and stayed in there for months. Their “Chicago” video won multiple “Pump It Or Dump It” and Top 10 Countdown competitions on the air and online. ACIDIC’s next radio launch, the soulful ballad “Beautiful,” zoomed into the to 40 on the Billboard/(BDS) Adult Contemporary Chart – New & Active chart in June and stayed there all summer. “Beautiful” was the #1 Indie record in AC Radio spins for at least five weeks! The CD’s debut single, “Chicago,” was on the Mediabase Rock Charts for months, earlier this year! The boys rocked that airplay success with tours and major radio-sponsored festivals throughout the Midwest and Northwest through the end of 2015.
ACIDIC‘s latest CD is awash in critical raves! Boomerocity.com calls “Creatures” a “treasure chest of rock gems” full of “well-written, brilliantly performed, and meticulously recorded tunes that grab your attention and won’t let go until they’re finished saying what they want to say.” Screamer magazine ranks their work on a par with Def Leppard, Nirvana, Blind Melon, Styx, and even the Beatles!
AXS.com cites the CD’s versatility, catchy radio-ready tracks, and broad-based appeal, summing up with: “you just might think their music is ‘Beautiful’”! Live show salutes include BLUERAIL.com: “Frontman Michael Gossard is a force of nature, connecting to his audience and his band mates in ways that make an ACIDIC show highly electrifying.” DallasObserver.com has even hailed Gossard as “gleefully demented”! Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx has singled out several ACIDIC tracks as his “Sixx Picks of the Week” on his syndicated radio “Side Show.”
“Creatures” is ACIDIC’s third collaboration with multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers), following 2013’s “Copper Man” and 2011’s “Chronic Satisfaction.” The new album features songs that PACKED the world-famous Viper Room, WOW’ed the crowds at the 20th Anniversary Van’s Warped Tour, SOLD OUT Doug Weston’s Troubadour, and sparked loads of interconnecting triumphs. An electrifying video from L.A.’s Troubadour show was added at 140 Hard Rock Cafes in 60 countries! Fans flocked to that show from FOUR Warped Tour dates: Pomona, Ventura, Mesa AZ, and Albuquerque NM! ACIDIC’s performance on the Hard Rock Kevin Says Stage atWarped earned them their first mention in Billboard magazine.