Miami, Fl, USA
Age: 25 years old
"(Kris Alvarez [Vocalist/Guitarist], Sebastian Hidalgo [Guitarist], Gabriel Valdes [Bass], and Javi Cuarezma [Drums]) do their name justice by performing wild music that demands your full attention. The fact that they are also some of the nicest, most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet is just a bonus. In 2010, they arose from the shambles of “Big Brat”. The music is a change of pace from what you would normally expect to hear from Miami’s local scene. It has elements of post-rock and bits and pieces of experimental while still retaining a unique indie vibe. You can tell by listening to them play that they are passionate about their music, but you can also sense the fun they are having." - Jean Carlos Dominguez "While Explosions in the Sky might have spawned an army of shitty post-rock copycats, Antics does a remarkable job of making the dense ambient sound its own. It’s common and all too easy for long-form rock to bore listeners to sleep, but Antics avoids that pitfall with “Cynicism”, a track off of the band’s six-track EP, Make It Good For The Cameras [He meant the Antics EP], that showcases singer Kris Alvarez’s muscly pipes." -Beached Miami (Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2011 #41 Cynicism) "Among the parade of unknowns I specifically mined, most were unknown for good reason.But I did happen upon one exceptional surprise: Miami band Antics (57 West). Their big, beautiful and loud indie rock is heavily informed by post-rock, making them feel like a really good instrumental band with occasional vocals. Between astral lullabies, surging storms of beauty and even some impressive technicality (dueling guitar finger-tapping!), Antics is the one legit newcomer I encountered... " - Bao Le-Huu ("This Little Underground" Local music column on the Orlando Weekly)"(Kris Alvarez [Vocalist/Guitarist], Sebastian Hidalgo [Guitarist], Gabriel Valdes [Bass], and Javi Cuarezma [Drums]) do their name justice by performing wild music that demands your full attention... read more.
Silver Video A&R Award - Awarded for a high quality original video with good production values.
Silver Performance A&R Award - Awarded for a strong vocal or musical performance in a Music Video.
Gold Song A&R Award - Awarded for a well written original song.
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