Niagara Gazette

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December 27, 2012

Toronto's USS will perform New Year's Eve at the Rapids

Niagara Gazette — Alternative rock electronic band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, also known simply as USS, will be taking over the Rapids Theater on New Year’s Eve to ring in a new year with a celebration unlike any other.

The Toronto area band, consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist Ash “Boo” Schultz and turntablist and hype man Jason “Human Kebab” Parsons, have visited Niagara Falls in the past and say they always enjoy the area because of all the loyal fans they have here.

“USS Approved” was the latest EP the band released in 2011. They will most likely be playing some new material at the New Year’s show, since they just released their first single from their forthcoming EP, which is due out before winter’s end, says Parsons.

Parsons answered a few questions about the band the upcoming show:

QUESTION: How did you guys come up with the name Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker?

ANSWER: Ash was the individual who actually came up with the name. Basically ubiquitous means “everywhere,” synergy means “togetherness” and seeker means “trying to find it,” and that was the original intention. That is what it still encompasses and what we still aspire to spread around the globe and as people. At times the name has been sort of the bane of our existence because with radio we’ve heard DJs struggle with it in interviews and all that stuff. But I mean with the quirkiness of who we are as people, our music, and how we interact with fans and friends, and everybody’s lives, it’s so fitting.

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Q: Are you excited to play here in Niagara Falls on New Year’s Eve?

A: 100%. We love playing Western New York. We’ve built up a pretty substantial fan base with Buffalo alone just from the 102.1 The Edge signal broadcasting over the lake from the CN Tower. Everytime we come down to Buffalo everybody is like ‘You have to come down here more often. They should play you down here on our Edge, but they don’t!

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