Rock the Spectrum:  An Autism Speaks Benefit Concert

Sat, Aug 10th, 2013 7:00 pm
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Rock the Spectrum: An Autism Speaks Benefit Concert

Join us for this Rock Concert featuring three of the hottest young bands in the St. Louis area! Love Me Leave Me, Clockwork, and DNA will put on a show you won't soon forget, with all proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. The proceeds from this event will directly benefit Autism Speaks' mission to change the future for all those who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Enjoy an all ages show and support this cause affecting 1 in 88 children.

DNA : A Band of Brothers
DNA, a group of three brothers from Imperial, Missouri, are said “without a doubt...[to be] headed for success in the music industry. Strong vocal harmonies, instrumentals, original lyrics and stage presence...the perfect package” (Hard Rock St. Louis, MO). The three brothers: Chuck Callahan (lead guitarist/ fiddler/ vocalist), Champ Callahan (lead vocalist/ pianist/ guitarist), and Chase Callahan (bassist/ cellist/ vocalist) are all influenced by major music legends such as Queen, The Beatles, Muse, and The Eagles. The fluidity to their pop-rock sound strikes the listener as something new, fresh and different. In October of 2012, DNA released their six-track EP, “Personality.” The full length album released on April 1st is entitled, "Plenty of Thoughts". The band says that they want their music to have positive and creative lyrics, great harmonies, and musical excellence.

With a sound and style all their own, Clockwork has perfected their live show through consistent touring throughout the Midwest, performing at such venues as Blueberry Hill (St. Louis), Goose Island (Chicago), and The Outland Ballroom (Springfield), as well as large scale festivals such as LouFest and Fair St. Louis. Clockwork has received radio airplay on over 150 mainstream and college radio stations throughout the United States and Canada, and have signed television licensing agreements for their music to be featured on MTV, E!, Discovery, Speed, and Lifetime television network programming. In 2013, Clockwork released a new 8 song album, titled Out To Sea. The album, recorded in St. Louis, Nashville, and Atlanta features many flavors of Clockwork, from mellow acoustic ballads to raucous electric goodness, and from thought provoking to absolute fun.

Love Me Leave Me is an Edwardsville Pop/Punk band adding their own style to a variety of covers from the 90s to present, as well as performing original songs with their own unique flavor. With all band members between 15 and 18 years old, and featuring both male and female lead singers, Love Me Leave brings a fresh, new sound that is distinctly their own. After winning 2nd place in the 2012 State of Illinois Teen Battle of bands with 140 bands competing, they went on to also earn 1st place at the PBC Battle of the Bands and 2nd place at the SIUE Battle of the Bands where they were the only high school band competing at either venue. Early in 2013, they also competed over several months in Pops Nightclub “Battle for Pointfest” where they won an opportunity to play at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in May, a highlight for the band. They recently recorded their first two singles and will be releasing an EP later this year. They are a talented and dedicated group of kids with an energy that you won’t soon forget!

The bands would like to thank the event sponsors, Ervin Cable Construction and Garrison Productions and also the t-shirt sponsors: Schuette Law Office, Bobby's Frozen Custard, Mojo's Music, St. Boniface Student Council, Hooves, Paws, and Claws 4H Club (HPC 4H), Pita Pit, Jan Zimerman of Weiss Insurance, the Cole-Zeck Family, Office Depot, The Prairie Land Buzz Magazine, Scott Credit Union, Bauer Hite Orthodontic Specialists and Christian Mayberry of

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