Dixon's kids are making a name for themselves on the local music scene. Recently, they were invited to open for Bret Michaels and (prior to that) Quiet Riot.
They were voted Dixon's best, then they took it to the next level and competed in the Battle of the Bands in San Francisco only to emerge as the victors! Yes, the kids from Dixon are officially the best band in the Bay Area.
If you've never heard them, your chance is potentially here. Force of Habit is opening for Great White at The Ace of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento this Friday, December 13th.
I say potentially, because this show is sold out; however, I have it on good authority that members of Force of Habit (and their manager, Phil Mendisco) have some tickets available to their fans. I also understand that anyone who contacts a FOH member with the phrase "FOH rocks" gets an instant discount so long as tickets last.
Force of Habit: Dixon teens Ryan and Dominic Mendisco on drums, guitar, vocals and songwriting, Dixon boy Dakota Binninger on bass and rock star swagger (more often than not, he finds time to dive into the audience and strut his stuff while playing an often unscripted bass solo), and the quiet, unassuming Brazjae Georges from Suisun on lead. (Most heard comment: Who's the little black girl playing heavy metal?)
Force of Habit's sound isn't easy to describe. They're certainly hard rock, and there's definitely a Metallica influence. On the other hand, there's a serious glam-band influence with just a wee bit of Motorhead to speed things up. Then to confuse us, they cover a Bakersfield Sound Country tune (but faster and louder.)
Anyway, they're opening for Jack Russell's Great White at the Ace of Spades this Friday night. I'm gonna be 50 in 8 weeks so I'm not ashamed to say that I can sing along with all of Great White's greatest hits.
I understand some folks only know this band because of the tragic nightclub fire ten years ago, but the reason that club was packed was because this was a great band.
Again, my understanding is this show is totally sold out; however, there may be some tickets still in the control of Force of Habit, so if you wanna be a part of rock'n'roll history, catch up with any of the band members or manager Phillip Mendisco.