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Last Sunday, Cinco de Mayo, I had the chance to check out a band from Los Angeles that I had never heard of, Stars in Stereo. The five piece was opening for Bullet For My Valentine, but their sound was more radio friendly. They definitely had a sound that can be carried into large arenas, so they did well playing to a venue of around 2500 people, but they seemed as though they haven’t quite perfected on stage antics for the big stages yet. Nonetheless, the members interacted with each other very well on stage. Singer Bec Hollcraft interacted well with the crowd, and both parties appeared to be having fun.
Overall the sound of the band is very easy to get in to. The members of the band all dressed in dark colors with haircuts and appearances that would otherwise imply that they play heavier music, but instead they play pop music with themes and attitudes of heaver music. Overall, their sound is very much like what they are often billed as, “a female-fronted band along the same lines as 30 Seconds to Mars”. They had a few songs that stood out well, including their single “The Broken”, which is easy to sing along to. The band has a wall of sound underneath the vocals, with Hollcraft joining in on third guitar for part of the set. The band also made use of delay pedals and electronic synth backing tracks. Paired with their sound was a set on screens covering speaker cabinets. These screens showed different images and some song lyrics. They had a very well rehearsed live show, and everything that they did held up live.
If you are into bands like 30 Seconds to Mars or Flyleaf, you will enjoy this band’s music. While I could tell that they are still getting used to bigger stages, I would still say that they show enormous potential to develop into a much bigger band, especially if they keep touring with big acts!
Sounding like if Flogging Molly had come from Kentucky instead of Ireland, Old Man Markley’s newest album, Down Side Up, is a fast-paced and fun romp through the world of punk bluegrass. Tight rhythms, sweet harmonies, and a modern sense of lyrical fun are all the hallmarks of a band in control of its destiny, and one which is on the rise on the charts.
The Stabcast is pleased to announce that this Saturday SFFC will be in the studio hanging out and playing a few songs. Be sure to watch live starting at 1:00 PM ET right here, at stabcast.com!
There’s something to be said for being in it for the long haul; Krokus have been playing their brand of rock and roll for almost 40 years, selling millions of records and touring the world in the process. The Swiss rock band keeps the flame alive on their newest release, Dirty Dynamite, which continues in their vein of rock anthems and powerful riffs, ready made to dominate the listener with the power of RAWK.
This Saturday our friends in The Engine Atlantic will be in the studio playing a few songs. Remember to watch the show live Saturday from 1:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET at stabcast.com
Friend of the show, Bill Aftermath, will be live in the studio this Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET hanging out and playing a few songs.