ACIDIC is an amazing young L.A. band playing original alt/rock music, that you really must see live. Battle-of-the-Bands judges have characterized lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard as a front man "larger than life." Eighteen-year-old Mike has known bassist/vocalist Ted Dubrawski since they were kids at the same elementary school. Ted, who's 20, is an accomplished surfer and is enrolled in the prestigious Musicians Institute where he’s learning be a “luthier” - a craftsman who builds guitars. Twenty-year-old drummer Matt Whitaker is a cancer survivor, having beaten childhood leukemia when he was seven. He's a sophomore at LMU. Guitarist/vocalist Michael Thompson is 20 and officially the eldest of the group - by about a month. He’s presently a sophomore at Pierce College.
ACIDIC puts on a muscular stage show with catchy, memorable songs, compelling vocals, and power riffs that make you want to floor it if you're driving! They quickly moved up to bookings on major Saturday night line-ups at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go, recently cracked open the landmark House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. They are sponsored by Minarik Guitars, Souldier Straps and Stash Picks. They're actively involved in charity work and donate their onstage talents and proceeds from their CD sales to a variety of causes through their own charity effort, "Help Us Help."
ACIDIC’s second 12-song CD, “Getting Lucky,” is now out!!! It’s produced by the award-winning Australian powerhouse team The Wizardz Of Oz. The Wizardz are Andrew Bojanic & Liz Hooper, who have worked with Jason Mraz, Liz Phair, Hawk Nelson, and countless others, and they helped launch Avril Lavigne. “Getting Lucky” is available now through www.acidicband.com, and coming soon to iTunes.
“Getting Lucky” follows ACIDIC’s debut album, “Ironic Dreams,” that was released in April 2009 and was featured on radio stations from coast-to-coast and parts of Canada! The music video of the title track won a USA4real.com fan poll as Best Indie Music Video of 2009. ACIDIC’s latest live concert coup is their performance at SXSW 2010 in Austin TX. They were also featured artists at the 2010 Western Fairs Association convention in Reno NV, the 2010 Sunset Sessions in San Diego CA, and the Main Stage at Bamboozle Left at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine in 2009! They shared the proceeds of their CD sales at that event with the One Love for Chi Foundation http://www.oneloveforchi.com/ to help defray the costs of medical care for Deftones bass player Chi Cheng, who was seriously injured in a car accident in November, 2008.