At Rochester’s East End Music Festival this evening, Cry to the Blind announced they will perform at Bonzai, WZNE The Zone’s summer music festival, this year.
They will share the stage with Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Middle Class Rut, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Big Data, Tove Lo, and Joywave.
Sahlen’s Stadium will host the event August 9th.
For Cry to the Blind, it’s another rung on the ladder.
The band has released three CDs independently since 2009. They are a heavy, modern rock band, who market themselves as a “therapeutic release” for their fans. They like to promote a “positive spin on the negative energy that surrounds us every day,” as stated on their Facebook page.
Last December, the band released a cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” taking the No. 1 pop single and making into a hard rock track of their own. The accompanying YouTube video went viral, earning them enough attention to gain play time on Sirius Octane.
Earlier in the year they shared the stage with Imagen Record’s Framing Hanley in Watertown. The band had also filmed a video for a new release “Unbroken” in partnership with Imagen Records back in March.
Cry to the Blind is not signed with any record labels as of yet, but the pairing up with Imagen appears to be something worth keeping an eye on for the near future.
Editor’s note: We previously reported that Bonzai would take place in July.
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