House of Blues Anaheim is a well known music venue that features both local as well as national bands on their prestigious stage. On Wednesday March 6th local talent took the stage for an all ages show put on by Acropolis RPM.
The Armiger, a Alternative Metal band out of Chino Hills is a band worthy of taking the stage at HOB. Hearing them was like a melting together of Alice In Chains and Black Label Society rolled into a delightfully tasty metal dish. They brought people to the floor and kept them there the whole set. Part of their appeal was the energy they had on stage that spilled out into the crowd, literally, as lead singer Wes Bracamontes jumped off the stage and into the mosh pit to finish off their set.
Keeping Up With The Dead is a Rock/Metal band that blends a bit of alternative into their sound. Members include: Mark Anthony - Vocals, John Hubbard - Bass, Brad Anderson - Guitar and Sergio Ramirez - Drums. The band created a visual show as well as a sound show, bringing a few props with them. If you like Judas Priest you will like this band. Take a minute and check them out.
Out of Corona, Californa is an up and coming local band that will rock you to your core. Meet Roadside Ghost. Gary Green - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Erick Holter - Lead Guitar and backing Vocals, Connor Claxton - Bass, and Jon Young - Drums make up Roadside Ghost. The band has one interest, “Sharing the music with the world.” They are doing it one stage at a time and one show at a time. If you are looking for a band that is rock radio friendly and appeals to the masses this is your band. Self described as “a breath from the 60's captured by the winds of the 80‘s and 90‘s to form a sound that is familiar but new.” Others have described them as having a sound similar to Bob Segar or Nirvana. I would consider them a combo of all the above.
It is hard to get people out to a show on any Wednesday night but to keep them out late, that is a feat all unto itself. But T4P did just that. Rob T- Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals, Cody McCord - Lead Guitar, “Dragonface” Clay Kindred - Bass, and Steven Poindexter- Drums have the talent and chemistry with each other to do just that. If you want pop rock with a fist full of fun lyrics, take a listen to this band. High energy, melodic and sometimes on the edge of hard rock, this band engages their fans and makes them feel like they are part of the show. In fact they make it seem like you are all at the same party and in a sense you are. To learn more about T4P, check out our recent on camera interview with the band by clicking the following link http://youtu.be/FwEPuAIqgos
There is a sea of local talent in SoCal. It seems that every night offers a local band to feed your craving and style of music. From high end venues to dive bars there are shows for music fans of all ages and genres. You never know what you will get so get out and catch a show. Support local music...”Todays locals are tomorrows nationals.”
By: Melissa Anderson, http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com