antiMUSIC Invades The Hard Rock! 

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antiMUSIC will invade the Hard Rock Café’ in Beverly Hills this Thursday night (March 6) for a special “best kept secret” showcase for three rising stars. 

While antiMUSIC is best known for exposing our readers to hard rockin’ acts we also focus on showcasing some of the best talents in other musical realms and this night will be a showcase of exceptional vocalist and songwriters and overall over crowd winning performers. 

Bird and Tishara, two artists who won over the crowds at antiFEST ’02 will return for special performances on Thursday night. They will be joined by a one of kind performer from Amarillo, Texas named Rodney Branigan that has to be seen to believed… (read on) 


Bird, the former frontman of Bird 3, a band that captured a nationwide audience in 2001 when they toured with The Cult, Stabbing Westward and also Veruca Salt. Known for their dynamic modern rock music, Bird 3 was a critical favorite but their label wasn’t able to take them to the top.  Bird returns with brand new material and a new musical direction. Inspired by the reaction of fans to the more introspective and mellower songs on the Bird 3 debut, Bird has penned over a dozen new dynamic acoustic songs. He tested them out on a sold out crowd at the Cat Club last fall and amazed the audience (people who were there are still buzzing about it!). This is Bird first performance of the year as he prepares his solo debut album and is currently the focus of friendly bidding war between labels to decide who will bring his music to the masses. 

This former Miss Hawaiian Tropic’s beauty is far more than skin deep. She’s a talented singer and songwriter in the tradition Jewel and is always a crowd pleaser!  The following is from our post antiFEST coverage, “What can you say about Tishara? She is not only gorgeous (She’s Ms. Hawaiian Tropic) but she has an amazing voice. Following the unplugged nature of the night thus far, Tishara stood along on stage with just her guitar and a microphone and sang her heart out. She has a key sense of melody as her original songs showed but her voice is what brought the people out to see her on this night. Think Jewel without the twang and with a bit more power and you have an idea of what Tishara sounds like.” 

Rodney “Two Guitar” Branigan. 
This 25-year-old musical prodigy out of Amarillo, Texas is like nothing you have ever seen before. Rodney is truly a one-man band as he plays two guitars simultaneously along with percussion. The last two times Rodney was in LA he sold out several successive nights at various clubs and he returns to LA to bring his special performance to the Hard Rock on Thursday. Rodney puts on a show that you really have to see to believe! 

We hope that those of you in Los Angeles can join us for this special night of music! Here are the rest of the show details:

Hard Rock Café 
8600 Beverly Blvd.
 (Cross Street is San Vincente @ The Beverly Center)
Los Angeles, Califonia 90048

21 and Over - $10 Admission – Doors at 8PM / Show Starts at 9PM

Rodney "Two Guitar" Branigan

Mid-West readers: anti is coming your way too! Stay tuned for details of Chicago area shows on April 10th, 11th and 12th with Bird, Tishara and Rodney plus special guests!   We are also looking at sponsoring more shows across North America to showcase more expectional up and coming artists, because the next big thing might just be playing at the bar right down the street!  .



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