New Year’s Eve: Army of Me to Entertain Legions of Many at Whiteface

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 29 2005 - 09:11 AM

WILMINGTON, New york ??” Alternative rock group Army of Me from Washington, D.C. will perform on New Year’s Eve from 3:30 ??“ 5:30 pm in the Cloudspin Lounge at Whiteface, according to a press release from the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).

This is part of the winter-long Budweiser Cloudspin Lounge Live Music Series and is offered free of charge.

A recent addition to the Atlantic Records stable of entertainers, Army of Me’s “Going Through Changes” is currently the ninth most requested song on Sirius Radio’s Alt Nation. The band’s “Come Down to D.C.” is also in the regular rotation on DC-101FM in the nation’s capitol.

“They have a strong song and a great buzz,” DC-101 Program Director Rick Schmidt told Washington Post writer Chris Richards. “If we’re gonna hang our hat on something, we think they are a great choice. We’re excited to take this step with them.”

Army of Me has been busting out tunes and perfecting its live show since 1999. A pop hook, coupled with strong vocals and pure rock riffs are the hallmark of the band.

“We just don’t want to sound like anyone else,” said singer/songwriter/guitarist Vince Scheuerman, a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in mechanical engineering. “I guess you could call us an alternative to the same tired and unexceptional stuff out there right now.”

Paying its dues has now come with a reward as Army of Me has entered a promotional relationship with Red Light Management, whose roster includes the Dave Matthews Band, Los Lobos and O.A.R.

To date, Army of Me has billed with Coldplay and Good Charlotte.

Guests and season passholders can enjoy a day of skiing and riding at Whiteface before settling into the new-look Cloudspin Lounge. Artist Brian Petrowski of Saratoga has created a skier and snowboarder motif in the room to keep everyone in the mood throughout the day.
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