June 22, 2005

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Saying goodbye to all those burritos
Virginia’s Ten 33 is calling it quits
By Richie Victorino  rvictorino@hippopress.com

After three years of constant touring and releasing two albums, Richmond, Virginia’s Ten 33 is calling it quits.

As part of their final tour, they are stopping by Club Drifters, along with XLooking ForwardX.

According to the band’s Web site, Ten 33 is not quitting because of any animosity among band members.

“Rather, we’re best friends,” the band posted on its Web site. “We’ve all come to the conclusion that as a band we’ve accomplished more than we’d ever thought we’d be given the opportunity.”

For the last three years, the guys of Ten 33 slept on people’s floors, crammed themselves in a van for days upon days and ate “incredible burritos throughout the country.”

But all good things must come to an end.

Ten 33 started as a collaboration of various musicians who were already in other bands at the time. Former members of Cephid, The Roust-A-Bouts and The Success Story collaborated, and formed Whenever You’re Ready, which they later changed to The Emergency. The five-piece band blended youthful hardcore music with rock and roll and metal.

Shortly after naming themselves The Emergency, the band realized they needed to change their name, so they took the police code for “emergency,” and became Ten 33.

Ten 33’s long-held belief that every member of the band is essential to the music-making process began as soon they started recording their debut demo CD, Panic in the Streets. Ever member contributed to the songwriting process.

Unable to abandon the emergency theme, the band titled its first full-length album Emergency! Emergency!, It as released in 2004.

One year later the band returned to the studio, recording songs for their second album, Nightmare on Grace Street.

Following Neil Young’s song lyric, Ten 33 believes it’s better to burn out than to fade away. Therefore, the band has committed to a heavy month of touring, performing 27 shows in 30 days.

The band will return home again, to Virginia, for the last shows, in mid-July..


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Ten 33 good buddy
Ten 33s final tour swings through Nashua’s Club Drifters, 17 Factory St., Nashua, 880-0523, this Sunday, June 25. Performing with Ten 33 is XLooking ForwardX, If I Had Eyes, Shoot Ya Wounded and Serenade Surrender.
For more on Ten 33, go to Ten33.com.