The Medic Droid
Wednesday 19th Oct, 2016
FTMP Events presents:
The Medic Droid (OFFICIAL)
Wednesday, October 19th
Doors at 6:00 pm
$10 presale, $15 at the door
Ages 18+ (ID Required / Strictly Enforced)
at: Evening Star Concert Hall / VENUE
8810 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
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The Medic Droid was started in 2005 with Chris Donathon, Hector Bagnod and Johnny Chavez (Droid). Bagnod and Donathon first met in 2003, but Donathon moved away from the city after they met, only to return (and begin the band) a few years later. The group gained a strong initial following through the social networking site MySpace; by mid-2008 the song "Fer Sure" had logged almost 2 million plays on the site and the group had accumulated over 100,000 friends there.
Soon they were noticed by their now former manager Avery Andon who brought the band to New York where they played their first live show opening for Enter Shikari at The Bowery Ballroom and caught the eye of A&R's from Epic Records who would later go on to sign the band. The group eventually made two new songs "Keeping Up With The Joneses" and "FScene8", enlisting the help of Australian DJ S3RL to remix these songs.
The Medic Droid was signed to Modern Art Records, a local Phoenix indie label distributed by Epic Records. They wrote and recorded their debut album What's Your Medium? and it was released June 10, 2008. What's Your Medium reached #33 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
The band is heavily inspired by 1980's popular culture, taking their name from a character in the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, writing a song based on a catch phrase from Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, and even recording a version of the Madonna anthem "Into The Groove".
After touring for a couple years with the likes of A Cursive Memory, Breathe Carolina, The White Tie Affair, Kill Hannah, InnerPartySystem, From First To Last, Hyper Crush, & Chronic Future the band decided to call it quits in December of 2008 due to personal tensions of being on the road for so long.
Now in 2016, the band has reunited and is hitting U.S. again for the first time since their intial break up to showcase some of their hit songs as well as hype up the upcoming full length album currently in the works!