The California Music Scene...it seems to be what bands all over the world want to break into. Tuesday Night December 3rd (yes boys and girls a school night) at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA, one such band broke into the California Music Scene. Blowing into Cali from the Windy City (Chicago, IL) Hessler will blow you away. Thanks to T&T Productions I was able to get my first taste of Chicago's finest; Hessler.
Hessler is a female fronted band. Some people get disappointed because many female fronted bands have the sex appeal but lack the rest of the package to make you a true fan. Hessler made me a fan almost instantly...with a voice that booms like thunder and yes... Lariyah Daniels has the sex appeal as well. This band will not disappoint. The whole band is face melting. They move on stage, they engage each other and the crowd and yeah they can play. There was even a surprise guest from the tribute band the Iron Maidens who came up to join Hessler in playing the Iron Maiden classic “Hallowed Be Thy Name”. It was a show stopper to say the least. I put this band on my must see list the next time they roll through Southern CA.
Two of my favorite local bands also played this show. Taking the stage that night was the one and only Dive Bomber and the sexy Metal of The Raven Black Project.
Dive Bomber is an explosion on stage. Painted from head to toe, moving like a firecracker with vocals that rip the roof off any venue, the Painted Man and Dive Bomber always put on a great show. If you follow the music scene at all you already know about Dive Bomber. Straight out of San Diego and onto a stage near you, Dive Bomber will Rock You!
The Raven Black Project: WOW! covers it. This tiny in stature and enormous in voice female lead singer is a mix of hard rock and sultry metal. It is almost as if Janis Joplin has been resurrected and gone metal - well at least that is how I describe her. They are worth braving a Tuesday night out!
Well this sums up my school night out to see and support local music, and in the process being introduced to new music. That is what it is about. Support local music your ears will thank you!
Thank you for reading and make sure to pick up ROCKwell UnScene - the print MUSIC magazine - out this Friday the 13th, 2013. For retail locations and events where copies are available tune in to http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com
Written by: Melissa Anderson, http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com
Photo's by: Rockwell Anderson Media, LLC