After the premiere of Bandslam
tomorrow night at the Galaxy Highland 10, something’s going to change for the Daze
. It’s not just the killer, once-in-a-lifetime chance to dazzle a national audience onscreen – the Austin teens are following their cinematic good fortune with a CD release. The Daze – Evan Butts, Chris Ritchie, and Aaron Lemke – and fellow Austinites Joker perform live at the premiere.
Filmed around town, Bandslam
is a musical comedy starring High School Musical
’s Vanessa Hudgens, Aly & AJ’s Aly Michalka, Scott Porter, Gaelen Connell, and Lisa Kudrow. In the film, high schoolers compete for a battle of the bands amid love and rivalries. Following the premiere tomorrow, the film opens nationally Aug. 14.
The Daze's debut, Straightjacket Hymns
, produced by Rick Del Castillo, doesn’t hit the streets until Aug. 27, and by then, they’ll be reaping the benefits of Bandslam
’s back-to-school appeal. The Daze’s song “Blizzard Woman” is featured prominently in the film, and Straightjacket Hymns
reflects the kids’ love of traditional hard rock a la Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan as informed by contemporary influences such as Radiohead and the Black Keys. Read More | Comment »