Never Shout Never

numbskullshows.com presents

Never Shout Never

Anarbor, William Beckett, Plug In Stereo

Fri, December 14, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

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Never Shout Never
Never Shout Never
Never Shout Never is the alias of American acoustic pop musician, Christofer Ingle. Ingle began making music as NeverShoutNever! in September 2007. His first exposure came through the internet, where he achieved success on MySpace before issuing the Yippee! EP on July 29, 2008.[10] On July 30, 2008, he was featured on TRL, where he performed his single 'Bigcitydreams'. He toured with Hellogoodbye and Ace Enders in the fall of 2008.

As of November 17, 2008, the official spelling of Ingle's alias became NeverShoutNever! It had previously been listed as Never Shout Never on iTunes and his management company's site. An official statement regarding the reason behind the spelling change has not been made available. In an interview, Ingle revealed that there is no longer an exclamation point after his name and that he will spell NeverShoutNever as one word when he is feeling happy, but three words when he isn't. Warner Bros. Records is spelling his name as "Never Shout Never" for the upcoming release.

Never Shout Never started touring with The Scene Aesthetic, The Honorary Title, and The Bigger Lights in late February 2009 and then toured with bands such as Forever the Sickest Kids, The Cab, and Mercy Mercedes, among others in spring 2009 as part of The Bamboozle Roadshow 2009. He played at both The Bamboozle Left 2009 and The Bamboozle 2009.

The next EP from Never Shout Never was released on June 23, 2009. The first single off the EP was released on iTunes on March 3, 2009.

It was announced on May 29, 2009, that Ingle had signed to Warner Bros. Records, ending a major-label bidding war. As part of the deal, Ingle will run and make releases on his own imprint label, Loveway Records.

The debut full-length album from Never Shout Never is being produced by Butch Walker.

Ingle follows a strict vegan diet. His music career caused him to drop out of his high school, Joplin Senior High, before graduation.
Anarbor
Anarbor
Junior high: a time for first dances, first crushes, first dreams. It's a time when what you realized the future you couldn't wait for - whether it be high school aspirations or beyond - is within your reach more than you knew. Who knew that in eighth grade, a group of friends would embark on a first dream that sees no end in sight - their first band.

Anarbor is living proof that sometimes lofty childhood aspirations work out to be not so lofty after all. Since the fateful onset of the grade-school friendship between vocalist/bassist Slade Echeverria and guitarist Mike Kitlas, the band has been an actuality that has not only survived beyond the pitfalls of high school, but is thriving more than ever. "When we were in eighth grade, calling it a 'career' wasn't even in the picture. The shows we played were mainly to just our friends and classmates," the band says. "We weren't very good at first but we stuck with it cause we loved playing music and playing together." Seven years after their initiation, Anarbor is releasing their first full-length, The Words You Don't Swallow, this spring on Hopeless Records.

Armed with the familiar soulful pop-rock that defined their breakthrough EP, Free Your Mind, a year ago, the new record ups the ante with more confidence, wit and sheen. When you consider that Anarbor signed a record deal while still in high school, and recorded this LP at the ripe age of 19, it's imperative to know these are artists who have still only begun to scratch the surface. A band who have grown up together not only in their band roles and as young adults, but have grown with their fans as well.

"We write about what its like becoming an adult, the temptations we face, the fact that we all have problems and habits, but at the end of the day we are all human beings and we are all flawed," the band says. "With this record, we have the chance to get our music out to a whole new audience, so we're going to say exactly what we want to say. We all are going through such different stuff as we're getting older, so we all contribute to the lyric writing."

Boldly going where they've tread before (clever and defiant tracks such as "Drugstore Diet" and wayward relationship tales such as "Contagious" and first single "Gypsy Woman") and where they haven't (foraying into ballad territory on the retrospective "Useless"), the LP is the ideal format for Anarbor to display all areas of their expertise. Producer Mike Green (Paramore, Set Your Goals, The Spill Canvas) once again coaxed the best from this foursome, working to keep the patented chemistry intact but evolving. Including guitarist Adam Juwig and drummer Greg Garrity, the band is comprised of four individual songwriters working in sync. Using each other as sounding boards to their melodies and lyrics, the number of influences and tastes coursing through each of the record's 11 tracks is reflective of that unity.

Anarbor will get the chance to show the nation (and the world) the extent of their growth when they embark on their first full Vans Warped Tour this summer, as well as a debut venture overseas to the UK and Japan. As the band says, "We signed right out of high school. All throughout high school, we had to play with tons of older bands, and kind of got looked at as just a bunch of kids. Now we're traveling the world with our best friends." Beginning as a garage band, just a group of friends who wanted to create music together, it seems their junior high ambitions have come full circle after all.
William Beckett
William Beckett
Plug In Stereo
Plug In Stereo
Behind all great musical projects lies an artistic puppeteer that orchestrates the strings – for Plug In Stereo, it's 18-year-old wunderkind Trevor Dahl. Trevor is a jack of all trades, a multi instrumentalist with a talent for easy-going and down to earth acoustic melodies.

Trevor grew up in Portland surrounded by music like Bob Marley, Jack Johnson and The Shins. Listening to his family play music while he grew up, it was something that was always part of Trevor's life. Writing poems and lyrics since elementary school and picking up a guitar in the 6th grade led to Trevor recording tracks in his bedroom and the start of something great.

"Music has always been a big part of my life," says Trevor. "Ever since I started playing guitar, I've only ever wanted to play music."

Even after being in countless bands as a kid, nothing felt as right to Trevor as the creation of Plug In Stereo. When one of the band's he was a part of took a break, he decided to borrow a friend's microphone and recorded some solo tunes. He threw them up on MySpace and when the reaction was bigger and better than he expected, Plug In Stereo became his new driving force. While other teenagers were finishing their junior year in high school, Trevor had already toured the country with the likes of Dashboard Confessional, Never Shout Never and The Ready Set, self-recorded and self-released two EPs, and has just finished recording his first full-length album, Nothing To Something. Plug In Stereo can be perceived as already living out the long career of an established musical veteran, when in reality, they've only just begun their journey. Plug In Stereo's first full-length Nothing To Something is an album filled with acoustic pop jams that will have music listeners tapping their feet and clapping their hands. A masterpiece in the making, the album was produced by several musical pros such as Kevin Gates (Never Shout Never, Cady Groves, The Ready Set), Jeff Bond, and Christofer Drew of Never Shout Never and Jordan Witzigreuter from The Ready Set. Along with being produced by some generational pop heavy hitters like Christofer and Jordan, the album's first single, "Oh Darling" features guest vocals by Cady Groves.

With influences such as John Mayer, The Shins, and Jason Mraz, Plug In Stereo's new album takes a different route, straying from his older more synth heavy sound. This time around, Trevor focused on providing his fans with more genuine melodies and lyrics brought on from experiences in his own life.

"Now, I'm more interested in the natural sounding music with more thoughtful lyrics," says Dahl. "The upcoming album is the first batch of professional recordings for me, so I'm really excited for everyone to hear them."

After recording and releasing two prior EPs, Trevor's management sent them to Triple Crown Records, who fell in love with the tracks. Triple Crown and Trevor met and before long, a beautiful relationship had evolved and Plug In Stereo was signed. Plug In Stereo's first full-length Nothing To Something will be released on their new label, Triple Crown Records, and they couldn't feel more at home.

"Getting signed was really crazy to me. It was a dream come true," says Trevor. "I feel like we fit together so well so it really worked out!"
Venue Information:
Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA, 93001
http://www.venturatheater.net