Music is the soundtrack to life and many believe that music heals. That said, it seemed like a perfect fit to team up rocking local bands and a charity to benefit the Wounded Warriors. Rev Moto Industries in Oceanside, CA was the place to be for music, fun, and a great cause. This free all ages event included a beer garden, giveaways, vendors, stunt bike show, and Playboy’s very own Playmate Ashley Puida. It did not end there however because live music was performed by Reveille 4 Radicals, As You Were, and Star Off Machine.
Local bands stepped up to support the militarty. Some of them are Veterans themselves and some have family members that are veterans. In any case, the day was about our Military and raising funds for Wounded Warriors. The crowd was filled with activy duty service members, veterans and their families. It was a great way for bands to give back to their community and they did.
First up was Reveille 4 Radicals. This band has music with a message. They, like many of us, are tired of our current political climate and leaders and they voice it in their songs. This is how the band describes themselves, “In a civilization where animosity, hatred and doubt dominates the streets, a group of RENEGADES came together to take a stand on a stage. Dis-enchanted with the leadership of a broken society; SICK and TIRED of
watching political leaders control the publics every move while growing fat
on the misery of others, this band of RADICALS knew they where destined for
something larger than themselves. The people needed a voice to overcome the
suppression & control of political greed. Take in “REVEILLE FOR RADICALS” (R4R) as the sound of the People for the People! A Reveille that started a REVOLUTION on a powerful modern edge musical sound that will capture the attention of everyone within earshot. R4R hears the cries from the souls of the people, feeds off your energy and rises up to fight for all that you hope for with explosive obsession. R4Rstands for your Rights. R4R stands for Freedom! R4R stands as your Voice!” Not only is this band in support of the military, they have veterans in the band.
Rocking the stage next was As You Were. If you asked As You Were to tell you who they are they would say, “ With a smooth blend of classic, modern, metal, and groove, topped off with the occasional ballad.” I have seen countless shows and am a fan. This band is not only great musicians but they are great people. They are involved in many charities and support the military and other community events.
The day of music closed with Star Off Machine. This band is huge in the local music scene and making noise in the National scene. Playing on stage with names like Machine Head, Buck Cherry, 3 Doors Down, Monster Magnet, Sponge, Un Loco, Ear Shot, Suicidal Tendencies, Apex Theory, Injected, Hate Breed, Type O Negative, Switched, Chimaira, Stereo Mud, Systematic, 3rd Strike, Pissing Razors, Slaves On Dope, Oleander, Dope, & UFO. But not only only are they huge musicians they have huge hearts. They came out and jammed this charity event for the masses. They are a band to keep an eye on and a must see.
As awesome as the music is and was, that days true stars are the Veterans, active duty military, and the Wounded Warriors. Every day they fight a fight that keeps us free and allows us to host and enjoy shows with music, fun and family. Thank you is not enough to express what it means to know that these are the people that keep America Free. Please support events like this and lets give back to those that gave so much and some who gave all.
Written by: Melissa Anderson, http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com
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