Renegades will host 5th Annual “Loud Music Symposium”

The San Francisco Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps jas announced this year’s “Loud Music Symposium 5” will be held at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on April 25. This spectacular celebration of loud music and performance artistry will tantalize the eardrums of unsuspecting listeners with an amazing showcase of diverse artists.

The event is a festival celebrating the variety of music and visual arts native to the San Francisco Bay Area. Featured performers include the San Francisco Renegades, the Punk Rock Orchestra and Krenshaw.

Currently the sixth-ranked senior drum and bugle corps in the world, the Renegades bring their brand of exciting music to the stage with their 2004 production, “Goodbye Blue Skies.” The corps will perform excerpts from their production including Bizet’s Death Theme, music from “The Matrix,” a rendition of Buddy Rich’s Channel One Suite and Goodbye Blue Sky by Pink Floyd.

Hailing from San Francisco, the Punk Rock Orchestra is a 40
piece orchestra that performs punk rock music on classical instruments. Members are classically trained and have performed with many award-winning symphonies and ensembles, including the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Opera. Maximum Rock and Roll called them “Shocking.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian describes their music as “. . . low brow music on high brow instruments,” and Charles Osgood of CBS Radio said, “Now you’ve heard everything!”

The Bay Area’s premier metal band, Krenshaw, makes their debut at “LMS 5.” The group creates an ominous blend of heavy music with dynamic melody and hypnotic power. Combining thunderous downbeats, distorted bass, sledgehammer guitars and bone-splitting vocals, Krenshaw conjures up a roar that reverberates inside your head long after the band leaves the stage. Since its formation in 1999, Krenshaw has received a hearty response at its incredible live shows and has an ever-growing loyal following.

Other artists scheduled to perform include the Blue Devils B and C Drum and Bugle Corps, the mysterious and magical band Outgrabe, singer-songwriter Serena Lauren, San Jose Raiders Dance Ensemble, Fever Drum and Bugle Corps from Modesto, New York trumpet virtuoso Joey Pero, River City Regiment from Sacramento, the Stewart Tartan Pipes and the San Francisco Renegades color guard.

For further information on “Loud Music Symposium 5” or the San Francisco Renegades, please visit the corps’ Web site at http://www.renegades.org or contact Robin Kinoshita, LMS 5 Publicity/Promotions, at robinkinoshita@hotmail.com or 415-394-7102 x325.

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