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Not For Nothing

waterbury, CT [Alt. Rock, Rock, Hard Rock]

 
 
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NOT FOR NOTHING
  1. FRANKENSTEIN
  2. ARMY OF ANGELS
  3. ASYLUM
  4. HYDE
  5. TIME
“They say if you want to be wise, learn to see with more than your eyes…
…because your eyes will blind you”. “Time” - NOT FOR NOTHING
Emerging from a played out, dried up desert of extravagant and elaborate dog and pony shows, a cry for help was born on the CT music scene.
The souls of the forgotten yearned for a voice and that voice demanded to be heard.
That voice was given a name.
That name was
“not for nothing”
Born in Waterbury, CT in the Fall of 2004, NOT FOR NOTHING has pried opened a chasm door that had previously been closed to society. Creating all original Rock And Roll, NOT FOR NOTHING stands alone in their quest to resurrect the “ROCK” in the spirit of rock and roll. In a world where smoke and mirrors has become the fallback crutch for most of the music on the scene today, NOT FOR NOTHING refuses to fall prey to the industry standard. NOT FOR NOTHING promises nothing more than the truth and nothing less than everything. Consisting of four members, NOT FOR NOTHING places an emphasis on the raw, poetic potential, of reality driven story telling, through lyrics woven in music. Through their gift of musical interpretation, thunderous guitar riffs, and drums that wage war on ignorance, the life experiences of these four brothers at arms are transformed into honest and accurate, journalistic accounts of humankind in the 21st century.
Along with making their bones and paying their dues on the CT, NY, MA, and NJ music scenes playing hundreds of local shows over the last three years, NOT FOR NOTHING has also shared the stage with such national acts as:
Hurt, Flyleaf, Power Man 5000, Candlebox, Collective Soul, Cinder Road, Revelation Theory, Dope, Mercy Fall, Bleed The Sky, and Tracii Guns.
In 2006, NOT FOR NOTHING’S music was featured in a feature length docudrama entitled “Kreating Karloff”, a documentary on the life and times of famed father of horror, Borris Karloff.
NOT FOR NOTHING feels a genuine and true connection to anyone that has lived, fought, struggled, bled, and yearned for a place of peace and understanding.
Their music sets the tone...and the lyrics understand you.
Samples of NOT FOR NOTHING’S all original music can be found on their official website at:
www.notfornothingband.com
or on Myspace at:
www.myspace.com/notfornothingband
Please direct all booking inquiries to:
booking@notfornothingband.com
NOT FOR NOTHING’S four members are:
Leif Jansen on rhythm and lead guitar,
Bob Casey on bass Guitar,
Al Betts on drums, and
Jason Longo on lead vocals. [/color][b]
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Trevor James
{ 11-20-2011 20:46 }
good tight sound - keep it rockin - 5 stars from me
Solo D Joseph Daniel
{ 02-05-2010 10:24 }
Hey guys, I love your music. You have that distinct sound and deserves a 5555's from me.
velveteen rabbit
{ 03-13-2009 18:20 }
is that a marshal the guitarist uses?
velveteen rabbit
{ 03-13-2009 18:19 }
nice chunky sound. what kind of bass amp do you guys use? and did you record yer own stuff? i would totally see you guys live. sandytherabbit
King Ring Nancy
{ 01-18-2009 00:51 }
GOOD STUFF GUYS YOU GOT MY VOTE..5
Sourmash Triplet
{ 12-14-2008 12:18 }
great tunes!!!!
EMPATH
EMPATH says:
{ 09-04-2008 15:03 }
hey thanks for the response... you can visit us at www.myspace.com/eddiwheels for all info... thanks keep rockin'
WETMONEY NEWCASH INC
{ 08-09-2008 14:15 }
Army of angels is my sh@t i love that record man you guys are the sh@t. i gave the show case a 5!
HoNeY
HoNeY says:
{ 07-17-2008 19:40 }
thanks alot for the comment 5 right back atcha
Marlan
Marlan says:
{ 07-12-2008 01:49 }
Great sound. Really like the lyrics and vocals. Great balance with the instruments and distortion. Rate you guys a five.
D.R PRODUCTIONS-$10 BEATS
{ 06-09-2008 21:40 }
LIKE WATCHU DOIN GOT MY SUPPORT. SLIDE TRU N CHECKZ ME OUT--MYSPACE.COM/GETTAGRIPENT
rockrequiem
rockrequiem says:
{ 05-11-2008 01:11 }
Your music ROCKS!!! Keep up the great work. 5+ across the board.
ROBS BASS CAFE!
{ 04-07-2008 07:23 }
Great! A big 55555! Keep it up & thanks 4 checking out 1 guy & his bass :) Rob, Belgium
Peter Robb (Aussie Pete)
{ 01-29-2008 02:27 }
Nice sound, lots of power. A5 From Australia. All the best for the future.
Briana-Mariaah
{ 01-08-2008 16:09 }
Hi,your music sounds really good!I gave you a 5 cause you truly deserve it!You should set up a free account at www.celebrityhilltv.com,and upload & sell some of your music there. Have a great day! ~Briana-Mariaah~ Check me Out Too!
Mandi Kennel
{ 01-01-2008 13:12 }
Thanks for the comment! I like your music too....High 5
SOLO D-DAN.JCH. THE ONE MAN BAND
{ 12-30-2007 11:45 }
I love metal and you guys got it going awesome. A real five from me and I wish I could give you a ten. Tx for the comment. Solo D
CHRI$ FAUST ~NEW VIDEO~
{ 12-26-2007 01:21 }
WE HAVE DIFFERENT STYLES BUT UR (DAM) GOOD, 5 FOR U WHEN I COME BAK THREW HOPE U RETURN THE LOVE (CHRIS FAUST)!!! MYSPACE.COM/FAUSTBOY
NiHaoJuliana
{ 12-09-2007 23:06 }
pls visit my blog regard my series novel Life Is A Great Adventure When you have the chance, please check out my showcase! Thank You So Much. Juliana http://www.myspace.com/nihaostars
DAN MACDONALD
{ 12-09-2007 20:43 }
Great stuff!!!! truly original....5 in my books..dan macdonald THE BANG
fewtoomany/4386/weedface/gord wilson/jay gorner
hey guys, thanx for the comment and vote. good to hear some good ole american hardcore.
Eeva
Eeva says:
{ 12-09-2007 07:36 }
nice to meet u,thanx a lot i hope u mean it,cuz theres a lot of ppl saying nice things just to drop a comment to advertize emselves... like i said what u doin is real,its real work and talent,it shows...peace
Eeva
Eeva says:
{ 12-09-2007 07:17 }
eeey that frankenstein track is haaard...for real tho i dont listen 2 rock,so trust when i say it! hit ya wit 5...peace
THE 3 BANSHEES AND THE MESSENGER FROM GOD
JUST POPPED IN TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY NEW STUF ,,WE STILL THINK YOUR BEAT ROCKS ,,,WELL WE GOT SOME FUNDS IN OUR NEW STUDIO NEARLY DONE,,THE NEXT STEP ,TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD,,HA,HA,,WE CAN DREAM CAN'T WE,,PEACE FOR THE SEASON,,KIND RAGARDS US
Wacrap
Wacrap says:
{ 12-07-2007 02:37 }
I saw "Candlebox." Are they that cool, because that was like in 96'. Check out j-Quiche. "Party Like a Rock Star."
Uresh
Uresh says:
{ 12-03-2007 15:20 }
Great music out there!!!!! Cheers!!!!!! 5555555555 and regards, Uresh
Dada Music
{ 12-03-2007 08:46 }
interesting http://www.showcaseyourmusic.com/dadamusic
Project Solo
{ 12-02-2007 22:41 }
I love it my friends! Please check me out! Project Solo
George Ides
{ 12-02-2007 10:01 }
Hey Al, just came by to say thanks for your comments, Merry xmas, and have a listen to my Chrismas song..and 55 more as a present. By Bye
NiHaoJuliana
{ 11-27-2007 22:09 }
smooth modes, very harmonistic. When you have the chance, please check out my showcase! Thank You So Much. Juliana http://www.myspace.com/nihaostars
Gansta Sasquatch
{ 11-27-2007 18:48 }
frankinstine!!!!! haha hardcore man!!!!!! medeal in my brain. yeah man. good stuff. cant believe you were opening for flyleaf and powerman. nice. check us out dawg
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 11-26-2007 21:49 }
Great music. Produced well and preformed well. Love it. Rated you a 5
The Council
{ 11-26-2007 18:25 }
An army of angels is great.so are the rest. A FIVE for ya.s/chazz/peace
Doug Hallock
{ 11-26-2007 14:46 }
Hey, I'm liking Asylum a lot! Great sound, really good music. Way to go. Blessings - Doug
DIRTY-LOW
DIRTY-LOW says:
{ 11-25-2007 11:29 }
IM FEELING Yalls PAGE.my fav song was hide. KEEP DOIN yalls THANG.gave u a 5. COME CHECK ME OUT AS WELL.
Tha Full Effect ENT Presents KENNY C
{ 11-25-2007 02:25 }
Man I'm really feelin music. check out my page. vote me and I'll do the same. Get at me
j gutta az henchman
{ 11-24-2007 21:24 }
you are a diamond in the ruff shit is fire phat 5 from me come check me out az finest maybe we can do some work show some love back
MOUsehole
MOUsehole says:
{ 11-24-2007 09:44 }
oooh i actually really like you guys. thanks for your music love lyla x
ROBS BASS CAFE!
{ 11-24-2007 09:08 }
Good stuff guys, rate you 55555 for nothing :) Funky greetings from Belgium
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. says:
{ 11-24-2007 04:37 }
your welcome xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Flawless Ambitions
{ 11-23-2007 19:59 }
Yo I'm feelin it fellas...got a MOTORHEAD sound going but u guys got your own twist u know...5 from Flawless Ambitions all day...Peace..N4CER
no name
no name says:
{ 11-23-2007 14:49 }
Cool music!
Siraj / Refractory / Omar Entabi
{ 11-23-2007 14:01 }
Great Heavy METAL band !! you guys Rocks, “Hyde” is Great and I liked “Frankenstein” and “Asylum” too you guys have a great feelings. I give you 5 ranking. Wish u all the best
Censorious
{ 11-23-2007 13:01 }
"hyde" is definitely my favorite...good stuff...a five from me...rock on...
Eric Mendosa Ghetto Survivor!!
{ 11-23-2007 10:53 }
thnx 4 tha comment and tha real 5 cuz i no my votes i like tha vibe ,and tha vox.put god 1st and keep grindin,5 bk at u should b 63
Mindzye
Mindzye says:
{ 11-22-2007 23:55 }
Godsmack on steroidz man!...I'm diggin what yer cookin!
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. says:
{ 11-22-2007 22:23 }
well done 55555555555555555 for you all much love electra xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Double Nickel
{ 11-16-2007 13:21 }
You guys kick some serious ASS!!!! I especially love Army of Angels!!
CHRI$ FAUST ~NEW VIDEO~
{ 11-15-2007 02:46 }
C NOW THATZ WAZ UP, MUCH LOVE GOT U ON THE VOTEZ GET @ THE BEST DOIN IT (CHRIS FAUST)!!!!
George Ides
{ 11-14-2007 06:15 }
Great music, hard, like you look, you have my 555 all the best
Dylan Lloyd (www.myspace.com/pianodyl)
{ 11-13-2007 02:08 }
you guys are awesome. in my opinion anybody who can play alongside collective soul and powerman 5000 is definitely in my book, grade A "badasses". kudos to you guys and i hope to hear more from you in the near future. peace. Dylan Lloyd
myspace.com/niftysac
{ 11-12-2007 16:23 }
GOOD SHIT GUYS....55555555555555'S ACROSS THE BOARD...I SEE WHY YOU GUYS ARE RANKED SO HIGH...KEEP IT UP..NOT MY GENRE BUT CAN SEE YOU EARNED YOUR SPOT..MAKE SURE TO RETURN THE LOVE WHEN YOU CAN BROES
Masterbeats
{ 11-12-2007 14:29 }
555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555 55555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555 5555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555 you guys are serious!
TLane
TLane says:
{ 11-11-2007 22:20 }
Nice Sounds Fam...Guitars is sick!
Chorizmex
Chorizmex says:
{ 11-11-2007 21:11 }
yo homies get down im also into hardcore music i play death metal & punk & hardcore 5 up from me G u guys got demos or cds id buy one the stuff on the radio sucks
Dylan Clee
{ 11-11-2007 20:28 }
I LOVE FRANKENSTEIN.. this shit makes wanna go nuts in a good way lol yous definetly are on your way definetly well put 2gethor and professional 5
cristian
cristian says:
{ 11-11-2007 17:25 }
Time is a 5 out of 5 in its genre! Very well put together, transitions(from one part to another) are done exceptionally well. Whatever tactic you guys used to put that piece together do it for all your songs they`ll be hits all of them.
Action Heroes
{ 11-11-2007 12:41 }
You guys sound great. Let us know when you get out to Cali!
PURE CHAOS
{ 11-10-2007 22:04 }
Keep up the good work, great stuff from CT, gave a 5.
Trigga Nard
{ 11-01-2007 20:46 }
check out how we oing in dallas rate and i'll get back
Dough Boyy
{ 10-31-2007 23:04 }
thanks for the support. Like your tracks as well. Peace
THE 3 BANSHEES AND THE MESSENGER FROM GOD
THANKS FOR THE COMMENT WE HAVE REDUN DEATH MARCH NEED COMMENT ON OUR VOCALS AND VIDEO.ONE DAY WE MIGHT MEET KEEP UP THE BEAT
commercial free
{ 10-09-2007 03:03 }
sounds goooood gave you a five
3D Degree Beatz
{ 09-30-2007 10:34 }
FEELING A COLLABO,,GET @ US,,,LOVING THE ROCK
Southern Girl!
{ 09-28-2007 22:38 }
Hey guys..you rock! Keep up the great work!
Island Echo
{ 09-24-2007 22:38 }
Hey! dudes you ROCK! GREAT music. Pure rock maan. I gave a deserved 5. I love rock and i should buy your cd. Comin soon i hope. 5 all the way!
THE 3 BANSHEES AND THE MESSENGER FROM GOD
THE BANSHEES WERE CARYING ON OVER YOUR BAND SO CAME TO LISTEN WHAT THE FUS IS ALL ABOUT .I LISTENED TO ALL YOUR TRACKS THE BEST SOFAR VOCALS EXCELLEND MY NO 5 IS HIDE .WE HAVE JUST PRODUCED TWO NEW TRACKS WOOD LIKE YOUR INPUT.
John Davis
{ 09-24-2007 18:27 }
hay thanks guys for dropping by and paying me a visit.your music is very professional sounding and top quality music and more popular than country music even.but that's a good positive thing with lots of verity.and thanks guys for your support.
Musical Impulse
{ 09-24-2007 15:18 }
That was one of most awesome sounds i've heard! keep it movin and keep it rollin!! thats a hi"5" right there!!! ;)
THE 3 BANSHEES AND THE MESSENGER FROM GOD
thanks for the coment. your tracks 5 from us great sound love the intensity in your music well done you'r a band that means busness
Joey Lindly
{ 09-23-2007 23:12 }
oh yah, I forgot to mention... I have you a 5!!!!!!! Hell ya! - J.L.
Joey Lindly
{ 09-23-2007 23:11 }
Hey Guys~ I can't decide if my favorite is "Asylum" or "Hyde", but they're all good. Keep up the good work, You kick ass. Your friend, Joey Lindly
Censorious
{ 09-23-2007 20:18 }
thanks for the comment....im just one guy though...i got no band memebers and so i play everything myself...good stuff you got here. keep it up...rock on....
Terri Arnett
{ 09-23-2007 16:28 }
Hi! Thank you for your encouragement. Great musicians and voice. Are you brothers? You look like related some how which is good. My son is a drummer and I think you'd like his band. Check out systemsaved.com. Vote 5.
Sleeping with Angels
{ 09-23-2007 13:10 }
thanks for the comment and support. you guys are reat. by so far the best i found here. its good to know that there's still great metal out there. -Sleeping with Angels
BlazinFaze A.k.a Black Intelligence
{ 09-23-2007 11:23 }
thanks, feedback means alot. I don't really like rock all that much, but I'll recommend that some of my friends check you out, and see if they like it
By luck not judgement
{ 09-23-2007 09:27 }
hey guys awesome songs, esp asylum, brilliant guitar work, keep rockin and have a 5
Blind Dawg Benny
{ 09-22-2007 22:56 }
great mix of power chords and sweet quarter tone vocals...most bands cant pull off both...
just me
just me says:
{ 09-18-2007 23:15 }
Great sound!!! loved the guitar work.... keep it up no doubts you will make it with stuff like that. cheers... Craig (gave you a 5)
Tears of the Dying
{ 09-17-2007 13:32 }
You guys rock. We love it . Gave you a 5. Come check us out.
The Kenneth Experience
{ 09-15-2007 14:40 }
very cool shit! i like it vote#5!!!
Blind Fury
{ 09-13-2007 13:37 }
Great Stuff, keep up the great work. Maybe we will see you on tour! Thanks for checking out the Blind Fury site and the great comment. Good Luck
Hellseeds
Hellseeds says:
{ 09-10-2007 22:04 }
pricol'no - on russian good), I like it! Come check us out
GRAVEL
GRAVEL says:
{ 09-10-2007 18:56 }
what's up boys?thanks for the props.you guys sound mean!good shit man.i saw you guys were on ccc.good station.we get it over here on the island.let us know if you want to put a show together.either way, just a ferry ride away.rock on!!!
RAVENSHEAD
{ 09-08-2007 22:52 }
Wow...nice...love the drop D stuff....this is very good...regards RAVENSHEAD AUSTRALIA
FISTICUFF
FISTICUFF says:
{ 09-08-2007 17:46 }
Wow guys....love it. Meet ya in the middle and well tear some shit up!! Ever in Ohio look us up. 5 cuz it don't go to 10!!
BIG-U/CALAB ENT.
{ 09-07-2007 20:03 }
THAT'S WHAT TIME IT IS... I'M FEELING THE MUSIC.. GET AT ME I NEED THAT FEEL.... HOLLA
Jay Cruz
Jay Cruz says:
{ 09-07-2007 19:31 }
hey whats sup it's your boy baby jay, just stop to say thanks for the comment feeling the music check out more of my music @ myspace.com/babyjaymusiz besafe god bless 1ne.
SACRED
SACRED says:
{ 09-07-2007 06:03 }
thanx guys!!! keep on rocking. Our support from Spain (5)
thebLEED New track sws on smash radio L.A
dig Asylum, all tracks punish awesum, but yeah the volume effect on the start of Asylum is a 5 rate. guitar sounds are real to. thebLEED downstrokes like hell lads!
Will Kill Productions
{ 09-06-2007 05:19 }
Ya music boss, 5 all day, return da love to ma page. ~~DaBoyRick~~
Dissent
Dissent says:
{ 09-06-2007 03:03 }
Congrats on being a featured showcase, guys! An honor well deserved.
daRUGGETGENTLEMEN
{ 09-05-2007 17:46 }
rock on playerz we do rap but check us on da rock beat rate if u like
GERONIMO PAULETTE
{ 09-05-2007 16:44 }
Cool shit
Jim O
{ 09-05-2007 07:37 }
Great lyrics, real tight music and a very strong vocal, you guys rock. A definite 5, please come and visit my showcase, rate me and let me know what you think.
Dissent
Dissent says:
{ 09-05-2007 06:17 }
Wow! Good stuff, guys. "Frankenstien" is my new jam. played it 3 times and it just got bettr each time. Love "asylum" 2.
Philadelphia Best OG
{ 09-04-2007 23:15 }
LUV HIP HOP AN ROCK.YO ....THE DARKMAN WAS FEELIN YA TRACKS.. 555555555'S GO OUT TO THE ONE'S IM FEELIN.... AN YA DONT GOTTA CHECK MY PAGE..REAL TALK...PHILLY........FKD... ..YALL THE SHIT..
One Eyed Jack
{ 09-04-2007 22:46 }
Nice sound good stuff.Keep it up!And bye the way WATERBURY ROCKS! mcisco
T4M
T4M says:
{ 09-04-2007 15:50 }
Great tune, Vocals need to be way more aggressive, not bad, just more aggressive. Hollar. 4 for the artist.
Cruise&Gillespie
{ 09-04-2007 07:37 }
great songs guys 5 for me .good luck to you all