Heavy Rotation RecordsHeavy Rotation Records Showcase: Red Oblivion / Bent Knee / Nikolas

Wednesday / July 25, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Red Oblivion

Berklee-based Heavy Rotation Records brings this showcase of fine music from Boston. Experimental, rock, funk, metal, and indie styles of music will all be on display courtesy of Red Oblivion and Nikolas.

Red Oblivion is a rock band based out of Boston, Massachusetts with backgrounds in a multitude of styles, including classical, metal, world, pop, and electronic. Red Oblivion blends a traditional lineup with the heaviness of amplified cello in an evolving passionate collaboration.

Characterized as a blend of Brandon Boyd, "old skool" John Mayer and a "young" Elvis Costello, Nikolas has something about him that just makes you listen. Nikolas Metaxas established his vocal chops on the hit TV show X Factor (Greece), impressing millions. Shortly after earning second place on the show, he went on to represent Cyprus as a composer in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Firefly" (Sony-BMG) topping many iTunes charts across Europe. Thought-provoking songwriting, inspiring vocal chops, and a growing fanbase and online presence (27,000 online fans) prove Nikolas is here to stay His first album is titled Square One.

The dark winters of Boston bore a band that crawled out of the womb and called itself Bent Knee. Orchestral textures, haunting vocals, dynamic sound, and presence are the calling card for this twisted little group. When taken to the stage, seven creatures sawing away on their instruments make for an immersive journey and an intimate conversation all at once.