NEWS ARCHIVESJUNE 2011 NEWS Besides gigging non-stop and getting ready for the new video shoot ("All Alone") in June, AC has teamed up with the comedic country act Trailer Choir, performing at the amazing ALL-STAR jam called "Welcome to Hollaville". The first show was a blast at 12th and Porter on Monday, May 9, with an encore performance scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 12th and Porter.
"Some of the coolest up and coming acts I've seen were at the first show." (Corey Boise) AC plays original music intimate and unplugged, so come and show your support and love. We will have a short video clip from the first event very soon. AC would also like to thank John from Musiquip for keeping the party going with their awesome amps and TANGLEWOOD guitars!
APRIL 2011 NEWS April was a busy month for the band (although not as hectic as last year) with lots going on! April 30 the band played 3 shows including an awesome event at Appleton's Harley-Davidson and the 11th annual Music City Marathon (where Criss has performed every year it's existed) with a record 35,000 runners!
AC has also contributed to the compilation CD several years in a row supporting New Balance Shoes and was featured on SPEED channel and ESPN2!
AC is also excited to announce in April that the next video will be "All Alone". Criss will be directing and shooting on June 11, 12 featuring Constandina from
VH1's "Rock Of Love"! (CLICK FB NOTES FOR SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE SCRIPT)
AC FEATURED IN LEXSCENE MAGAZINE The premiere regional magazine in the Lexington, KY area, LexScene, interviewed Criss and featured the band in a 2-page layout in it's 'Winter 2010-2011' issue. Read some interesting stuff about AC's lead singer in this exclusive article. Special thanks to Buffy Lawson for the hookup!
NEW ALBUM FINISHED AND ON ITUNES "A Brand New Day" is AC's first concept album. An epic that could be titled 'August vs. Supaheat', the band's 3rd studio record tells the story of a man fighting with his alter ego, walking the tightrope of good and evil. Pick up the entire CD online at our store or get downloads at itunes!
SHOWCASES IN NASHVILLE With new manager Matthew Stevens (SMG Management) at the helm, the band has started doing small showcases in Nashville. Although some of these events are private, many will be open to the public, so come and support us! An exclusive video clip from a showcase at 12th and Porter is available on our media page for our fans only.
AC ROCKS STARWOOD AMPHITHEATRE?
The famous Starwood Amphitheatre was sold and demolished in 2007. Since then, the weeds have grown and the rubble has taken over, yet the stage still remarkably remains! Avoiding the police and owners, the band spent a Sunday afternoon on the stage shooting footage for the song "Down". Could AC be the last band to perform at the famous amphitheatre? The full-length video is NOW ON YOUTUBE!!! "We played here once at Buzzfest 2002 w/Nickelback, but today was the most surreal experience you could imagine. I could almost see 17000 fans from the stage; it was an awesome day!" (Cheatham) For more click on the FACEBOOK PIC.
BRAND NEW VIDEOS POSTED ON THE MEDIA PAGE Check the many new videos that we have posted on the MEDIA page! AC is diligently working to get a new video up every 3 weeks of songs and B-roll stuff to support the new record. Please let us know what you think by posting comments on youtube or facebook. Thanks!
MORE FREE STUFF ON OUR NEW FACEBOOK FAN PAGE! After accumulating over 5000 fans on myspace, the internet world turns to facebook... Staying on track, we have officially launched the AC facebook page and are uploading new songs, videos, pics, and blogs constantly! Just CLICK HERE and become a fan!
PANAMA CITY SPRING BREAK AT CLUB LAVELA! AC returned successfully from Spring Break, after once again ROCKING Club Lavela! The band played with rapper Juvenile while in Florida and also will be featured on collegeradiolive.com, who interviewed the band while in Florida and will be spinning AC music. Check back for more Lavela dates in the summer!
FOX TV SHOW - LIVE RECORDING AT HARD ROCK The show is called "Not Just Country" and AC had a great time performing. The filming was recorded live in HD at the Hard Rock Cafe's "Reverb Room" in Nashville. We will have some clips for you to watch here on the website for free, so come back and check often! If you would like more info on the broadcast or performance, please contact us!
FRONTMAN PLAYS 34 SHOWS IN APRIL! Yes, it's hard to believe. There are only 30 days in April... If you don't believe us CLICK HERE for the dates...! Nuts!!! "Don't think that the band is even considering slowing down;" (Cheatham) "this is what we do!"
BUFFALO TRACE, LIGHTNING 100.1, 102.9 THE BUZZ Buffalo Trace Bourbon and August Christopher teamed up and hosted and awesome CD/website release party at McFadden's with Lightning 100.1 (WRLT - Thursday), Tennessee Titans and 102.9 "The Buzz" (Friday) at McFadden's in Nashville! We had an amazing turnout and almost completely sold out of merch! AC was featured on Lightning 100.1 as the "Local Lightning Spotlight" featured band of the week. Special thanks to everyone who attended the successful event; AC will be back at McFadden's very soon.
HOUSE OF STYLE AND AC House of Style Modeling asked August Christopher to participate in a photo shoot opportunity with several of it's models late in January 2010. The band not only got some great shots, but has also networked with the agency and will be doing several shows with the models throughout the country, including runway performances in Kansas City and Las Vegas later this year!