Islander, Bad Seed Rising and The Funeral Portrait bring energetic nu-metal to Minnesota’s The Garage

In the middle of a short, six date tour run, nu-metal band Islander made a stop at The Garage in Burnsville, MN playing an intimate and energetic set. The brief run, with support from Baltimore’s Bad Seed Rising and Atlanta’s The Funeral Portrait, leads into Islander’s supporting run on the Serenity of Summer Tour.

Islander, composed of Mikey Carvajal (vocals), J.R. Bareis (guitar), Ezekiel Vasquez (bass), and Erin Ilejay (drums), played a lively and interactive set. Carvajal zipped across the stage, interacting with the crowd and fellow bandmates and helping to create an intimate and underground vibe.

Before embarking on a few weeks on the Vans Warped Tour, Bad Seed Rising helped warm up the crowds for Islander. Fronted by charismatic lead vocalist Francheska Pastor, alongside guitarist Mason Gainer, drummer Aiden Marceron, and bassist Louey Parazon, the finely tuned Maryland rock band made their performance feel seamless. The tight knit band played songs off of their debut album “Awake in Color” with flawless intensity, igniting the crowd.

Islander

Islander

The Funeral Portrait opened on the main stage of The Garage, as local openers 7 Days in June, Aurora View, and Digital Sea opened the show on the side stage. The Georgia rock band played an energetic set, as band members would run around the stage, play on top of speakers, and interact with the crowd while setting the stage for the rest of the bands on the main stage.

Islander is scheduled to tour in the U.S. in support of Korn from June 16 – June 25 on the Serenity of Summer Tour, and will support He Is Legend alongside Bad Seed Rising from July 14 – August 23.

Bad Seed Rising

Bad Seed Rising

Islander

Islander

Islander

The Funeral Portrait

The Funeral Portrait

The Funeral Portrait

The Funeral Portrait

Catch Islander this summer:
6/16 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6/18 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
6/20 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
6/21 Inglewood, CA The Forum
6/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/25 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
07/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/15 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/16 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
07/17 Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
07/18 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
07/20 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
07/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/22 Dallas, TX – RBC
07/23 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
07/27 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
07/28 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
08/01 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
08/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
08/04 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
08/05 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
08/06 Billings, MT – Pub Station
08/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
08/09 Denver, CO – Moon Room
08/11 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08/12 Madison, WI – The Annex
08/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
08/16 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
08/17 London, ON – Rum Rummers
08/18 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
08/19 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
08/20 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
08/22 Rochester, NY – Photo City Improv
08/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo

Alexa Chihos
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Islander, Bad Seed Rising and The Funeral Portrait bring energetic nu-metal to Minnesota’s The Garage

In the middle of a short, six date tour run, nu-metal band Islander made a stop at The Garage in Burnsville, MN playing an intimate and energetic set. The brief run, with support from Baltimore’s Bad Seed Rising and Atlanta’s The Funeral Portrait, leads into Islander’s supporting run on the Serenity of Summer Tour.

Islander, composed of Mikey Carvajal (vocals), J.R. Bareis (guitar), Ezekiel Vasquez (bass), and Erin Ilejay (drums), played a lively and interactive set. Carvajal zipped across the stage, interacting with the crowd and fellow bandmates and helping to create an intimate and underground vibe.

Before embarking on a few weeks on the Vans Warped Tour, Bad Seed Rising helped warm up the crowds for Islander. Fronted by charismatic lead vocalist Francheska Pastor, alongside guitarist Mason Gainer, drummer Aiden Marceron, and bassist Louey Parazon, the finely tuned Maryland rock band made their performance feel seamless. The tight knit band played songs off of their debut album “Awake in Color” with flawless intensity, igniting the crowd.

Islander

Islander

The Funeral Portrait opened on the main stage of The Garage, as local openers 7 Days in June, Aurora View, and Digital Sea opened the show on the side stage. The Georgia rock band played an energetic set, as band members would run around the stage, play on top of speakers, and interact with the crowd while setting the stage for the rest of the bands on the main stage.

Islander is scheduled to tour in the U.S. in support of Korn from June 16 – June 25 on the Serenity of Summer Tour, and will support He Is Legend alongside Bad Seed Rising from July 14 – August 23.

Bad Seed Rising

Bad Seed Rising

Islander

Islander

Islander

The Funeral Portrait

The Funeral Portrait

The Funeral Portrait

The Funeral Portrait

Catch Islander this summer:
6/16 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6/18 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
6/20 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
6/21 Inglewood, CA The Forum
6/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/25 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
07/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/15 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/16 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
07/17 Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
07/18 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
07/20 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
07/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/22 Dallas, TX – RBC
07/23 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
07/27 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
07/28 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
08/01 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
08/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
08/04 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
08/05 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
08/06 Billings, MT – Pub Station
08/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
08/09 Denver, CO – Moon Room
08/11 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08/12 Madison, WI – The Annex
08/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
08/16 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
08/17 London, ON – Rum Rummers
08/18 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
08/19 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
08/20 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
08/22 Rochester, NY – Photo City Improv
08/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo

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