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6360-ATTACK CAT to open festival kickoff concert and fireworks

6360-July 20, 2012

Canton, OH. Malone University alumni – Dave Douglas and Rachel Hoskins – aka ATTACK CAT -- will lead off the festivities at the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Kickoff Concert and Fireworks Saturday, July 28. Attack Cat is expected to take the stage at 6:30 p.m. at the free concert in the Cornerstone Square area of Tuscarawas Street and Walnut Avenue in Downtown Canton. The band is representing concert sponsor Malone University.

Attack Cat is Dave Douglas and Rachel Hoskins

From their website:

They've been called a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, performing as their alter-ego "The Dandy Outlaws." ATTACK CAT is the girl/guy pop-rock duo from Cleveland with former drummer for Relient K Dave Douglas and Rachel Hoskins.

Their recent five-song EP release Dandy Outlaws cements the duo's signature girl/guy dueling vocals and crisp pop-rock sound.

Says the Cleveland Scene, "They pack enough personality into Dandy Outlaws' five brief songs to warrant their "influenced by grunge, hair metal, punk rock, and musical theatre" claim. Anthems like "Tricks" and "You Want Me Crazy" are essentially high-compressed power pop, and the twisty "Shoot From the Hip" would sound really good next to Cobra Starship on the radio."

ATTACK CAT has been seen and heard recently performing at the House of Blues with Owl City, at Ingenuity Fest and at the New York City soundtrack release event for the movie DRESSED. They were one of two featured performers for Fashion Week Cleveland, have had their video contest sponsored by Best Buy and had their single "You Want Me Crazy" featured in a Toyota commercial.

The Plain Dealer says ATTACK CAT is one of "25 Northeast Ohio Bands to Watch" in the Sept. 2011 article and described them as "Pop-rock with driving rhythms, gritty guitars and well-crafted arrangements."

They self-record and produce their tracks with Douglas pulling triple duty on guitars, bass and drums and currently recording a new EP scheduled for release Summer 2012.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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