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Vegas sibling hard rockers Otherwise return with a new album and a hometown show

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From left: Ryan Patrick, Brian Medeiros, Adrian Patrick and Tony Carboney of Otherwise.
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Brothers Adrian Patrick (vocals) and Ryan Patrick (guitars) have been the core of Las Vegas hard rock band Otherwise for more than a decade now. Along with new bandmates Tony Carboney (bass) and Brian Medeiros (drums), the Patricks are getting ready to release Otherwise’s third Century Media Records album, Sleeping Lions, on September 22. In advance of the record’s release, they’ll headline a hometown show at Vinyl on September 15.

Ryan on the band’s new lineup:

Now at this point, where we’re a nationally known band at the brink of international success, these guys came in and surely have created a synergy for my brother and I that is going to take us to that international platform. There’s not so much ego. We have guys who want to be musicians and artists more so than rock stars, and there’s a big difference, as we’ve learned from working with a lot of different so-called “artists” from Las Vegas.

Adrian on the vibe of the new album:

For a long time, my brother and I, with the past records, with signing a deal and winning all those band battles, we wanted to prove all the haters wrong, shove it in their face. But now on this album, so many things have changed in life—I’m a father now—and we’ve changed our own mind-set, and we want to prove all those people, like the city of Las Vegas, who’ve believed in us from day one—we want to prove all you guys right.

Ryan on co-writing ”sleeping Lions” with Korn’s Jonathan Davis:

That was just kind of like a blessing from the cosmos. It kind of came out of left field. We were writing the record, and we get a call from management, saying, “Hey, you guys are going to need to take a day off from the studio.” We’re like, why? It’s like a Wednesday. We’re in the flow; we need to keep rolling. They’re like, “Yeah, Jonathan Davis of Korn wants to do a co-write. So take the day off, go to Bakersfield and write with him.”

Adrian on crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic:

Really, PledgeMusic is what kept us going throughout 2016. We were doing our From the Roots acoustic residency at Sunset Station, and without that crowdfunding platform, it would have been difficult for us to keep the lights on without touring. The cool thing about it is that the artists have complete control of what they can offer to the fans. When you see how the fans react, it’s incredibly reassuring, because they’re literally our lifeblood.

Adrian on fellow vegas band imagine dragons:

It’s wild, because that year before we signed our deal, we were doing dual headlining shows with Imagine Dragons. We were like the two big unsigned bands in Vegas. Obviously those guys went on to stratospheric success. The thing that kind of took the sting out of that a little bit for us is that those guys are really cool, and they’re really good.

Otherwise with Gemini Syndrome, Honor Amongst Thieves. September 15, 7 p.m., $20-$35. Vinyl, 702-693-5000.

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