With Dropout Kings and Head Trauma, Wednesday, May 22, Pub Station Taproom, 8 p.m. Tickets to the all-ages show are $17 in advance or $20 at the door, plus applicable fees.
One of the breakout bands not only embracing, but helping to shift the tectonic plates of the music industry is Crazy Town. As one of the first hybrid brands, they brought a new ball into the game. Equal parts urban and suburban, Chevrolet and Bentley, they rolled onto the music scene with a slow build that erupted when a “Butterfly” entered the room. The two founding members, Seth Binzer and Bret Mazur were introduced to each other by Will I Am of the Black Eyed Peas. Binzer brought in his long-time friend DJ AM and Crazytown was born.
The band was all the buzz in the industry, the talk of L.A. Crazytown-mania created a classic Hollywood record label bidding war in that Columbia Records ultimately won. It was the Columbia/Sony worldwide reach which appealed the most to Crazytown and that reach had them touring the world and eventually garnered them a No. 1 record in more than 15 countries, and selling more than 6 million copies of their first album, “The Gift of Game.”