WESFEST 8 will be taking place at The Roxy in Los Angeles on March 3rd featuring BRENDON SMALL’S GALAKTIKON! WESFEST 8 is a benefit concert whose net proceeds go to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a Berklee graduate (’92) and highly accomplished bassist who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. Over $150,000 has been raised over the last seven years by WESFEST 8 to help the careers of other aspiring artists.
This year’s WESFEST 8 lineup features the live debut of headliner BRENDON SMALL’S GALAKTIKON, as well as Derek Frank, Ali Handal, Janet Robin, Joe Travers & Friends, Colin Keenan, and Danny Mo & The Exciters (featuring 2012 Wehmiller Scholarship winner Jed Lingat).
Brendon Small is the co-creator and comedic/ musical genius behind Dethklok, the virtual metal band featured in the hit animated program Metalocalypse on Adult Swim. The unveiling of BRENDON SMALL’S GALAKTIKON at this show is going to be insane! We’d give a nut to be able to see “Danger Tits” live! Listen to some tracks and order the album HERE.
As if the fact that this is a show for a great cause with insanely talented musicians isn’t enough… sponsors EPIPHONE and GALLIEN-KRUEGER are giving away some awesome gear to two lucky attendees of the WESFEST 8 concert. To win, all you have to do is buy tickets to WESFEST 8, show up, and you’ll automatically be eligible to win one of the two following items below!
THE EPIPHONE LTD. ED. BRENDON SMALL “THUNDERHORSE” EXPLORER OUTFIT GUITAR
EPIPHONE presents the Limited Edition Brendan Small “Thunderhorse” Explorer Outfit, a one-of-a-kind signature guitar for one of the most eclectic and challenging artists working today. With the “Thunderhorse” Explorer Outfit, EPIPHONE and Brendon have collaborated to create the ultimate 6-string weapon packed with exclusive features only found on EPIPHONE. It’s a guitar worthy of “the world’s greatest cultural force” and in the hands of Dethklok lead guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, a serious and potentially lethal musical weapon to be reckoned with. Billions of Dethklok fans have already noticed the EPIPHONE “Thunderhorse” is the ultimate Brendon Small Signature Explorer and have declared it totally metal times infinity. Retail price: $999
THE GALLIEN-KRUEGER MB 500 SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT BASS AMP
Weighing in at less than 4 lbs. and taking up less than one rack space, the MB500 delivers 500 watts of power in a package that will easily fit into your gig bag. Featuring GK’s legendary four band active EQ and contour control, the MB500 allows you to tweak your tone before hitting the digital power section. In addition to the generous tone shaping capabilities, the preamp section also features a foot switchable boost channel with independent volume control to dial in just the right amount of grind and level boost when needed. Retail price: $714