Niswonger Performing Arts CenterDecember 19, 2014 7:30 PM
10700 State Route 118 South
Van Wert, OH 45891
Nearly everything about the group Solid Gold is vintage. Whether it's the group's name (that nods to the 1980s top 40 dance show), the nostalgic synths it uses or the general aesthetic of the group, Solid Gold manages to be an act that harks back to the days of yesteryear. Formed in 2000, when the group's three members met whilst studying at the University of Wisconsin, Solid Gold never really materialized or knew its true sonic power until the trio moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue life as a professional band. The group received a healthy amount of attention for its ear catching sound, which blends modern electronic composition with various new wave styles. As the band continues to play shows and release studio material, Solid Gold's notoriety continues to grow.
Cole Swindell is a country pop artist who began his career in music as a songwriter. Penning tracks for Craig Campbell and collaborating with Florida Georgia Line, he honed his songwriting style and inked a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2010. Swindell stepped into the spot light with his 2013 self-released debut single "Chillin' It," which earned him a deal with Warner Bros. Records, who dropped his eponymous debut album in 2014.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1995, Buckcherry is a rock band that received commercial success with its 1999 self-titled debut album. Despite its early boost in record sales, the band dissolved in 2002 after a disappointing sophomore effort and an unfinished third album. During the hiatus, front man Josh Todd and guitarist Kieth Nelson collaborated on other projects including a short run with Guns N' Roses members that was eventually canned. Todd and Nelson reformed Buckcherry in 2005 and released the album 15 to the same enthusiasm and critical acclaim as the band's debut effort. With its rediscovered success, the band toured as part of Mötley Crüe's Crüe Fest, shortly after releasing Black Butterlfy in 2008, and accompanied KISS on its 2009 to 2010 North American tour. Buckcherry dropped its fifth studio album All Night Long, in 2010.