Saint Scarlet isn’t like every other rock band here on the Sunset Strip; these guys include four part harmonies, violin solos, and ear-bending effects in their songs. I promise you: if you listen to Runaway Love, Expendable, Cruel and Unusual, or Howl, you’ll be singing their lyrics for the rest of the week. A truly impressive display of both passion and musical talent, Saint Scarlet catches the ear of any listener with their catchy tunes and exhilarating sound.
Saint Scarlet is a rock band newly introduced to Los Angeles. Their lineup includes guys from across the United States that came to LA to
MADUS @ The Viper Room
Normally, when I interview bands, all they want to talk about is the next upcoming cool thing that they are doing. Even though I asked about all the cool stuff, MADUS got pretty insightful about who they were and what they plan on doing as musicians. And I really respect these guys for being so candid. They are normal guys that just happen to be talented musicians and run a sick band.
BOSTON: First off, how long have
I never know what to write in these articles… How can you describe a band who blows you away?
I’m nearly always stunned by every band I see; there is so much talent in Los Angeles. But Down & Outlaws kicked ass. They came to the stage and laid out all of their emotions, energy, talent, thrill; left it all out on the stage for us to watch.
The guys were also great and fun to talk to. They were relaxed, laid back. They hung out with their friends and fans, watched the other bands, shared drinks
Power-Pop singer/songwriter Justin Kline’s new album Cabin Fever Songs, his first proper full-length album, is a beautiful and honest look into his internal life. Stripping back his saccharine arrangements and joyous melodies, the Tennessee-based artist focuses his songwriting into mostly acoustic songs that are more poetic and introspective than anything we’ve seen in his career thus far. It is also perhaps the strongest material we’ve seen from the young songwriter, whose melody craft has always been extremely strong and his lyrics have never been more on point than this set. I got the chance to ask Justin a few questions about the new record, his process, and shoot him some lightening-round questions!
We recently we caught up with G-Eazy at Vans Warped Tour in the Pomona, CA stop of the tour. He talked about the work on his new album, playing in Warped Tour, John Lennon, his kicks, and his onesie. Check out the interview below and look out for the video later this week.
DSIMH: First time at Warped Tour, excited?
Last week we set out to meet the San Luis Obispo band named PK before their performance at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood. PK is made up of Travis Hawley (Vocals), Matt DePauw (Guitar), Mikel Van Kranenburg (Bass), Nick Fotinakes (Guitar) and Rico Rodriguez (Drums).
We had a ton of fun meeting the guys from PK. Although their genres differ a bit, they remind me of the guys from 2Am Club. They’re young, play badass music, and their performances are pretty live.
They’re really down-to-earth guys. Rico was cool enough to talk to us after the interview and before the show. He also thanked us for not asking us about the “PK” moniker (just a note to other bloggers :])
Meet the band and check out some of their thoughts on playing in Hollywood, favorite bands, and musical influences.