City Slang: Infinity Hour prepares for Stars & Stripes
Local teenage alt-rockers Infinity Hour are preparing to open for Buckcherry at this weekendâ€™s Stars & Stripes Festival, on June 29 at 6:45 p.m. On the Budweiser National Stage.
Rather amazingly, the band formed when vocalist Jena Asciutto was 12 years old. Sheâ€™s 15 now. â€śThe band had previously honed their skills playing covers of both classic rock songs and contemporary alternative hits, but with the addition of Asciuttoâ€™s distinctive voice, Infinity Hour underwent a transformation of style and substance that is still in progress. Over the past four years, Infinity Hour â€“ Asciutto, now 15, singing lead vocals; Jared Bentley, 18, on lead guitar; Brad Rude, 18, on bass; Katelyn Perrett, 15, on rhythm guitar; and Dylan Walsh, 17, on drums â€“ has evolved into a confident, kick-ass collaboration of five incredibly talented teenagers ready to take over the world.â€ť
â€śEveryone in this band has different taste in music,â€ť says bassist Brad Rude. â€śAnd I think that makes us better songwriters, because we end up writing lots of different types of songs â€“ heavier songs, ballads, songs that are more pop-driven.â€ť
â€śIn the past,â€ť Asciutto says, â€śIâ€™ve written a lot about young love and heartbreak. Sometimes I like to write from another personâ€™s point of view, but Iâ€™ve also written about real life experiences, like my parentsâ€™ divorce, and I think a lot of people can relate to that. But itâ€™s not all dark and sad. I can be inspired by watching a movie, or just by being happy and loving life.â€ť
Sounds great. Not sure about that band name though. By definition, an hour cannot be infinity. But hey, a silly name didnâ€™t stop the Smashing Pumpkins.