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Imagine Dragons

KFOG presents A Benefit for Children's Hospital Oakland

Imagine Dragons

Brad Brooks

Sat, January 5, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35.00

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This event is 21 and over

All proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital Oakland

Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons has received attention across the U.S. from industry professionals and fans alike, continuously growing their loyal fan base. Their most recent West Coast tour with The Parlotones was highly successful, with sold-out shows along the West Coast ending with a final packed performance at L.A.'s The Viper Room. This past spring, the band was invited to perform at Bergenfest in Norway, expanding their fan base outside of the U.S. Fans can catch Imagine Dragons on August 20 at The Roxy in Los Angeles as they perform as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Imagine Dragons are currently in the studio with Alex da Kid, working on new material and preparing for their first headlining tour of West Coast.

Mixing synth-laden rock with infectious dance grooves and restless energy, Imagine Dragons creates an eccentric, often anthemic sound. The quintet blends massive high-energy with a unique and diverse sound, evident in the band's latest EP. Imagine Dragons has shared the stage with indie notables Temper Trap, Hot Chip, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Nico Vega and The Envy Corps, and have opened for mainstream acts such as Weezer, Blue October, and Interpol. The band consists of front man Dan Reynolds on vocals and keys, Wayne Sermon on guitar, Ben McKee on bass, Daniel Platzman on drums and Theresa Flaminio on keys.

The newest release from Imagine Dragons, It's Time, was released in May 2011 to critical acclaim and boasts a hefty eight new songs (including the fan favorite title track). Other tracks include "Leave Me," "Amsterdam," "Look How Far We've Come," and the stirring, powerful "America." The new songs reflect a more mature sound from Imagine Dragons, while maintaining the pop-sensible, stadium-worthy tunes the group's fans have come to know and love.
Brad Brooks
Brad Brooks
Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer.

His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, along with the orchestral sophistication of Queen.

Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism; and with the release of his record "Harmony Of Passing Light" Brooks joins his peers with the best work of his career.
His gift for melody and his soaring vocals remain the most immediately impressive traits of his music. Brooks' voice can wail like a blue-eyed soul singer, whisper plaintively, croon with just a touch of twang, or soar through the most demanding melodic acrobatics, and he pulls off all of these different guises on "Harmony" without the record sounding disjointed. Rather, it's an album with multiple textures that still feels unified.

Brooks has found the essence of his own unique voice, and been one of the Bay Area's best-kept secrets for years. This album should change all that.
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