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Chris Babbitt of Taking Dawn

March 2, 2010 by  
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Drawing influences from the  Rock Gods of the 80s and early 90s ,Taking Dawn has created their own collection of infectious, in your face, rebellious rockers with their debut album “Time To Burn” on Roadrunner Records.  From the fist-pumping  title track to their assaulting  cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” Taking Dawn mixes shredding guitars (played by frontman Chris Babbitt and childhood compadre Mikey Cross) with heavy melodic choruses beckoning back to the days of old.  Rounding out the band is Andrew Cushing on bass and Alan Doucette on drums.

Their live show is a page out of history, you’d be hard-pressed to go see them live and not leave with a smile on your face and your fist in the air.  Onstage is where the band thrives, unleashing their unabashed energy and youthful enthusiasm on unsuspecting audiences everywhere with the strength of a million caged beasts just waiting to break down that wall, bit by bit.

Some people say a star is born, other say a star is cultivated, whatever the case, lead singer and guitarist Chris Babbitt is well on his way to being a big one.  He’s got a larger than life personality and the passion to match it which is a perfectly lethal combo for anyone who gets on stage every night with sole mission to ROCK.  The gregarious frontman recently took some time out of their busy touring schedule to talk to me about their debut album and all things Taking Dawn.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette
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Concert Gallery: Taking Dawn / Boston, MA

February 2, 2010 by  
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Taking Dawn
January 31, 2010
House of Blues – Boston, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

CD Review: Taking Dawn / Time to Burn

February 2, 2010 by  
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Taking Dawn
Time to Burn

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Reviewed by: Justin

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TWRY Video Of The Week – Taking Dawn – Time To Burn

February 1, 2010 by  
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Taking Dawn recently released their debut release Time to Burn on RoadRunner Records.  You can currently check out the band live tearing up the stage on the Theory of a Deadman tour with Halestorm and Adelita’s Way.

Our video of the week is the band’s title track and first single, check it out:

Taking Dawn – Time to Burn
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Hey Boston! Come Party With Taking Dawn Sunday Night!

January 29, 2010 by  
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Are you going to see Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm and Taking Dawn at The House of Blues in Boston Sunday night?  Well, the party doesn’t stop after the show.  Come hang out with the guys from Taking Dawn at Conor Larkin’s on Sunday night!  They’ll be looking to throw a few back after the show and want you to join them.

These guys are an up and coming party metal band from Las Vegas, with a brand new cd out (Time To Burn) so don’t let them down kids, show’em what we’ve got!!

Here are the post-show details, spread the good word:

Sunday, January 31st, immediately after the Theory of a Deadman show.
Conor Larkins Grill & Tap
329 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Need more convincing?

Check out the video for their single, Time to Burn below: