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Mon, June 24

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Rock music tour makes a stop in Kingman Saturday

KINGMAN - Parker Theory, The Asphalt and two Japanese pop rock bands will perform in Kingman at 6 p.m. Saturday at Kingman High, 4182 Bank St.

Parker Theory is on the Fabtone Records label from Japan. They share a label with Local Sound Style and Holidays of Seventeen, two Japanese bands.

The trio is currently doing a North American tour. Kingman High Robotics, SALT and Guide Dogs clubs are sponsoring the tour's stop here in Kingman.

The three pop bands perform with local band The Asphalt on Friday in Bullhead City and on Saturday in Kingman.

Entry will require a donation of two cans of food. The family-friendly music features no foul language.

Parker Theory contacted The Asphalt guitarist and vocalist Jason Marino with the concept of playing local shows to benefit the community.

"We don't play around here a whole lot, and we wanted to do something for the kids," Marino said.

While the Lake Havasu City-based The Asphalt plays in the area once or twice a year, they often have to go to different areas to fill the seats.

"Larger markets have more of a demand for us," Marino said.

Parker Theory is from San Diego and features a lead singer originally from Lake Havasu City. Their music has been featured on MTV's "The Hills."

Japanese pop bands Local Sound Style and Holidays of Seventeen have opened for Jimmy Eat World and Fountains of Wayne.

"It's not often, probably rarely, if ever, that bands from Japan are coming through," Marion said.

These are the only two shows The Asphalt is playing on the 3D Rock Music tour. They will be performing in Phoenix on Halloween.

The Asphalt and Parker Theory are working to get a large national act to perform locally in December as part of a "Toys for Tots" fundraiser, Marino said.

They are looking for an indoor venue, probably at a casino in Laughlin, he said.


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