Date: 11/01/2012 Print This Post

San Antonio-Based GI Jams Artists to Perform Veteran’s Day Concerts

Contact: Steve Levesque, Ashley Tang
LUCK Media & Marketing, Inc. (818) 232-4175



Southern Metal Band Destruction Evolution Will Play Two Fundraisers (Rough Riders Motorcycle Club and The Susan G. Komen Foundation) November 10-11, While Knight Headlines the Veterans Day After Parade BASH Live Music on November 10

True to the mission of GI Jams (, a multi-media project and company dedicated to showcasing and promoting the original songs and performances of active duty and retired U.S. servicemen and women, the popularSan Antonio-based GI Jams artists Destruction Evolution and Jason “Xtreme” Knight are headlining separate shows this Veterans Day weekend.

Destruction Evolution, a Southern metal band fronted by lead singer and 20-yearAir Force veteran Steve “Sin” Sinatra, is performing a free show Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. for the Buckhorn Chapter of the Rough Riders Motorcycle Club fundraiser at Buck’s Saloon, outside San Antonio. Rough Riders is a military affiliated organization contributing their time and efforts to our military and veterans.

On Veteran’s DaySunday, November 11, Destruction Evolution is performing at the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to raise money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundationfor the fight against breast cancer. They will be playing while the runners whiz by, providing the backdrop for their part of the course. Their location is Stage B18 atEmilio Guerra and Mission RoadsSully Erna from heavy metal greatsGodsmack has committed to running the marathon, according to his Facebookpage. The event is free, unless you are running in the marathon.

Destruction Evolution caps the weekend on Monday, November 12, with a live performance on KLRN, San Antonio’s Channel 29, at 9 a.m. with Kimberly Crawford and Cassandra Lazenby. They will be performing their songs “Relentless” and “Greatest of Things,” which appear on the compilation of GI Jams, Vol. 1: The Original Music of Our Military Artists. This mark’s the band’s second time performing for this station.

Army Staff Sergeant, 17-year active duty soldier and singer, songwriter and musician Jason “Xtreme” Knight who is also a GI Jams recording artistwill be performing with special guest Angela Mesquiti November 10 from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Veterans Day After Parade Bash at VFW Post 76 in San Antonio.

Knight has put this event together to commemorate all U.S. veterans who have “selflessly served our country. I am a war veteran myself and have decided to give back to them through music. I am determined to bridge the gap between the old and young, retired veterans and those still serving, and our civilians who support the troops, through music. I believe I am doing something special and that Military Town USA should hear about it.”

Knight has invited the Wounded Warrior Battalion (Bn), which has over 600 wounded warriors and over 400 staff members that have been notified to join the festivities. The event invites families, veterans, military and civilians, and is open to the public.

On Friday, November 30, Knight will be gigging at Veterans of Foreign War(VFW) Post 8315 in Schertz, Texas.

Founded by songwriters Denny Randell and Biddy Schippers, GI Jams showcases and promotes active and retired military musical artists, all branches, ranks and rates.  It also provides the opportunity for them to sign up and have their own profile pages on, featuring bios, pictures, blogs and original songs and performances available for 99 cents a download, with 100 percent of the download profits on the site going to the artists. The first GI Jams Records compilation project was released in partnership with Rhino (Warner Music Group).

Event Recap:

Veterans Day After Parade Bash
Jason “Xtreme” Knight with special guest Angela Mesquiti
VFW Post 76
10 Tenth Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
November 10, 2012
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Free; donations are welcomed to help benefit the VFW

Destruction Evolution for the Buckhorn Chapter of the Rough Riders Motorcycle Club
Buck’s Saloon
3751 E Loop 1604 S
Adkins, TX 78101
November 10, 2012
8 p.m.

Destruction Evolution at the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon
Stage B18 at Emilio Guerra Street and Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78214
November 11, 2012
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Free, unless you are a marathon runner

** Media is invited to attend and take photos. Please email or call (818) 232-4175 to arrange coverage.