Citizen Rising — Thousand Oaks, CA

Genre: Alternative / Rock

Artist Profile

Name: Citizen Rising
Label: Prophet In The Trenches Records
Location: Thousand Oaks CA


A call to arms, Citizen Rising, orders listeners to fortify their eardrums. Raw riffs, refined vocals, and an in-your-face attitude have other rock bands with their backs against the wall.

Started by Jody Eastman (vocals) and Alex Ball (keyboards and guitar), when the two friends started to create music and write lyrics. Before they knew it, an overflow of material existed and they had to seek out other members to bring the music alive. They added Patrick Sanchez (guitar) and Brian Lacy (bass) to complete the group and began recording.

Unlike many typical rock bands, Citizen Rising fuses elements of
Alternative Rock, Electronica, and Metal while sprinkling in poetry and melodic emotion. It's a perfect balance of aggressive ethos and whispery passion.

Their debut album, "Who Among the Angels", was released in January 2008 through a Los Angeles based Independent Label, Prophet in the Trenches, in conjunction with Little Box Records.

Citizen Rising promises to deliver more of their unique sound to the studio, as well as the stage, where they continue to pack venues and take over crowds with their performances. Visit www.citizenrising.com for news and tour dates. It's time to Rise Up and be a part of the Revolution.

Background Information

Date Started Playing: 02/27/2007
Number of Members: 5
Gender of Members: Male

Band Members / Instruments:
Jody Eastman: vocals
Alex Ball: Guitar, Keys
Brian Lacy: Bass
Patrick Sanchez: Guitar
Matt Jacen: Drums

Musical Influences:
A Perfect Circle
Alice In Chains
Faith No More
Nine Inch Nails


Venues Played:
Knitting Factory
The Canyon Club
Velvet Jones
The Viper Room
The Key Club
Chain Reaction

Most Frequent Venue: Canyon Club

Favorite Venue: HOUSE OF BLUES

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