August 15th, 2009 13:58 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Lead Singer and Guitarist Michael Gossard, ACIDIC
Up-and-coming Los Angeles based alternative-rock band Acidic, described as the youthful exuberance of Green Day with Coldplay sensitivity " is currently touring in conjunction with the release of their debut CD, Ironic Dreams. "
ACIDIC consists of lead singer and guitarist Michael Gossard, bassist Ted Dubrawski and drummer Matt Whitaker.Seventeen-year-old Michael has known Ted since elementary school. They started performing together in their high school`s rock band (Crespi) before Michael formed ACIDIC his freshman year. In 2008, looking to add a drummer to their new group, they conducted a city wide search which led them to Matt Whitaker.
Ted, 18, is an accomplished surfer and will be enrolling in the prestigious Musicians Institute in Hollywood this fall. Nineteen-year-old drummer Matt is a cancer survivor, having beaten childhood leukemia when he was seven. He`s the eldest of the group, and is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University.
In a short time, Acidic has built a rapidly growing fan base, playing at legendary venues such as The House of Blues on Sunset, Whiskey A Go-Go, The Knitting Factory, The Palmer House, The Derby, The Canyon Club and Bamboozle Left Festival. Acidic will continue to tour throughout California this summer. Their live show has been described by The Foothills Paper as original melodic music and lyrics, high energy performances and well, just a blast to experience. "
Their singles Break me Down " and Strata Red " can be heard on the radio stations across the country. Music Connection Magazinesaid of ACIDIC`s music: No Name`, "Strata Red` and "Ironic Dreams` all suggest solid rock power and sensitivity. "
Their singles Break me Down " and Strata Red " can be heard on the radio stations across the country. Ironic Dreams " is for sale on Amazon.com and through the band`s website, www.acidicband.com. You can also check them out on their Facebook and their MySpace .
Acidic - Ironic Dreams - directed by Edward Mendoza - shot on the Red One