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About The Heard Theorem

The Heard Theorem is an original band from Austin, Texas whose music is a blend of singer/songwriter, punk, post/punk, 90's college rock and indie rock. The lineup consists of Eric Heard (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Dagger (Lead Guitar), Chris Molinar (Bass) and John Paul (Drums, Vocals). The band formed under the name "Heard" in the Summer of 2010 when Dave Dagger and Chris Molinar approached Eric after an acoustic show he performed.The three decided to get together later that week to jam and see what happens. The band debuted as a three piece on August 19, 2010 at MoMo's, a short three weeks after their first practice. They later added drummer Jason Boling, the Best Man of their mutual friend, Chris Kline (Miranda Lambert, Satellite, Alias Anything). Jason started playing gigs with the band in December of 2010. In May of 2011, the band changed their name to The Heard Theorem. The Heard Theorem's sound has evolved from a singer/songwriter based band in 2010 to more of high energy indie punk sound. According to frontman Eric Heard, "We never made a conscious decision to change our sound, it just all happened organically. When you're first starting out as a band, you wind up playing a lot of places that aren't really set up well for sound. I found my lower range vocal parts were getting lost in the mix at our live shows, so I just kept working on increasing my range until I felt comfortable singing higher notes that could cut through a muddy mix. My songwriting has definitely been influenced by being able to hear new sounds that Dave brings to the table on guitar. He really ramps up the dynamics, which is something I've always enjoyed in a song". Dave Dagger honed that dynamic guitar sound at Austin's Westwood High. While other guitarists were trying to be the next Jack White, Dave fell in with bands like Van Halen, Led Zepplin, Rise Against, Poison and The Killers. The earlier bands on his list were definitely not on the radar for most kids Dagger's age, but Dave was looking to form a new sound that was rooted in the guitar heroes of Arena Rock's "hey day" while combining it with the more Indie stylings of bands like The Strokes. After meeting Eric, Dave set out to further refine his sound to complement Eric's songwriting. In the beginning, Heard found songwriting for a full band to be more of a challenge than he anticipated saying, "I've never been very good at being able to describe certain sounds or parts that I hear in my head. I realized something special was happening the first time I described a guitar part I was hearing, and Dave played exactly what I envisioned on his first try. I had never worked with someone that was able to do that before." The two began cultivating a chemistry that would take their individual styles and abilities in previously unforeseen directions. As Dave Dagger puts it, "I would say that instead of just focusing on playing lead guitar and solos, that I now focus on the bigger picture." These days, Dave finds himself more focused on things like "song structure and when to lay back and when to rock out" rather than trying to pick spots for an epic guitar solo. Meanwhile, current drummer John Paul spent his days doing magic tricks and selling gifts out of a magic shop in Northwest Austin until the store unexpectedly closed. In search of a new job, he walked into the mall's gadget store that was under the new management of Eric Heard and John Paul would be the first person that Eric would hire at his store. Their conversations quickly turned to music and before long, they were both 86'ing the store's corporate approved playlists for their own mixes. John Paul would opt for playing songs by Phil Collins whom Paul credits with inspiring him to learn to play the drums. Meanwhile, Eric took to educating John Paul on some of his older favorites like Joy Division and Talking Heads. Initially Heard had considered adding John Paul to the lineup as a synth player, but after Jason Boling left the band in the Fall of 2012, Heard contacted Paul about playing drums. Rather than being just another of the long list of indie bands that prominently feature the synthesizer, Heard explains, "I think it really worked out the best for us. JP's drumming style and vocals were a perfect fit, and it kept the sound of the band focused on being more guitar driven". John Paul was intrigued by the band's sound which he describes as "a mix of post/punk and alt. rock, but uniquely catchy." JP (as the guys in the band call him) felt right at home while beating the skins for his new band adding that, "After a short time, I was able to blend my own style with the band and adapt." A testament to the band's eclectic and deep catalog of original material is the diverse group of people that can be seen at any of their shows. It's not uncommon to see people from Austin's underground punk scene bouncing next to rebellious sorority girls. "When we perform, we project a great energy that gets people excited" says Paul. Dagger credits positive crowd response to the band having a "diverse variety of songs" while Heard says "we're not afraid to just be ourselves and have a good time and I think most people can tell we're doing what we want to do. We're not setting out to emulate others. We want to blaze our own trail." Download the Pushlocal app on your iPhone or Android device and get push notifications for our live performances.
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Genres:
Rock, Post-punk, College Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Singer-punkwriter
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

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About The Heard Theorem

The Heard Theorem is an original band from Austin, Texas whose music is a blend of singer/songwriter, punk, post/punk, 90's college rock and indie rock. The lineup consists of Eric Heard (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Dagger (Lead Guitar), Chris Molinar (Bass) and John Paul (Drums, Vocals). The band formed under the name "Heard" in the Summer of 2010 when Dave Dagger and Chris Molinar approached Eric after an acoustic show he performed.The three decided to get together later that week to jam and see what happens. The band debuted as a three piece on August 19, 2010 at MoMo's, a short three weeks after their first practice. They later added drummer Jason Boling, the Best Man of their mutual friend, Chris Kline (Miranda Lambert, Satellite, Alias Anything). Jason started playing gigs with the band in December of 2010. In May of 2011, the band changed their name to The Heard Theorem. The Heard Theorem's sound has evolved from a singer/songwriter based band in 2010 to more of high energy indie punk sound. According to frontman Eric Heard, "We never made a conscious decision to change our sound, it just all happened organically. When you're first starting out as a band, you wind up playing a lot of places that aren't really set up well for sound. I found my lower range vocal parts were getting lost in the mix at our live shows, so I just kept working on increasing my range until I felt comfortable singing higher notes that could cut through a muddy mix. My songwriting has definitely been influenced by being able to hear new sounds that Dave brings to the table on guitar. He really ramps up the dynamics, which is something I've always enjoyed in a song". Dave Dagger honed that dynamic guitar sound at Austin's Westwood High. While other guitarists were trying to be the next Jack White, Dave fell in with bands like Van Halen, Led Zepplin, Rise Against, Poison and The Killers. The earlier bands on his list were definitely not on the radar for most kids Dagger's age, but Dave was looking to form a new sound that was rooted in the guitar heroes of Arena Rock's "hey day" while combining it with the more Indie stylings of bands like The Strokes. After meeting Eric, Dave set out to further refine his sound to complement Eric's songwriting. In the beginning, Heard found songwriting for a full band to be more of a challenge than he anticipated saying, "I've never been very good at being able to describe certain sounds or parts that I hear in my head. I realized something special was happening the first time I described a guitar part I was hearing, and Dave played exactly what I envisioned on his first try. I had never worked with someone that was able to do that before." The two began cultivating a chemistry that would take their individual styles and abilities in previously unforeseen directions. As Dave Dagger puts it, "I would say that instead of just focusing on playing lead guitar and solos, that I now focus on the bigger picture." These days, Dave finds himself more focused on things like "song structure and when to lay back and when to rock out" rather than trying to pick spots for an epic guitar solo. Meanwhile, current drummer John Paul spent his days doing magic tricks and selling gifts out of a magic shop in Northwest Austin until the store unexpectedly closed. In search of a new job, he walked into the mall's gadget store that was under the new management of Eric Heard and John Paul would be the first person that Eric would hire at his store. Their conversations quickly turned to music and before long, they were both 86'ing the store's corporate approved playlists for their own mixes. John Paul would opt for playing songs by Phil Collins whom Paul credits with inspiring him to learn to play the drums. Meanwhile, Eric took to educating John Paul on some of his older favorites like Joy Division and Talking Heads. Initially Heard had considered adding John Paul to the lineup as a synth player, but after Jason Boling left the band in the Fall of 2012, Heard contacted Paul about playing drums. Rather than being just another of the long list of indie bands that prominently feature the synthesizer, Heard explains, "I think it really worked out the best for us. JP's drumming style and vocals were a perfect fit, and it kept the sound of the band focused on being more guitar driven". John Paul was intrigued by the band's sound which he describes as "a mix of post/punk and alt. rock, but uniquely catchy." JP (as the guys in the band call him) felt right at home while beating the skins for his new band adding that, "After a short time, I was able to blend my own style with the band and adapt." A testament to the band's eclectic and deep catalog of original material is the diverse group of people that can be seen at any of their shows. It's not uncommon to see people from Austin's underground punk scene bouncing next to rebellious sorority girls. "When we perform, we project a great energy that gets people excited" says Paul. Dagger credits positive crowd response to the band having a "diverse variety of songs" while Heard says "we're not afraid to just be ourselves and have a good time and I think most people can tell we're doing what we want to do. We're not setting out to emulate others. We want to blaze our own trail." Download the Pushlocal app on your iPhone or Android device and get push notifications for our live performances.
Show More
Genres:
Rock, Post-punk, College Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Singer-punkwriter
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

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