Music Heals and that has proven to be true for us (Rockwell Anderson Media/ROCKwell UnScene). We lost our home in the Silver Fire near Banning, CA August 7th. Within 24 hours of the news showing our home going up in flames, local bands came together to support us with events to raise funds and donations to help us through our tragedy. The first show announced was put on by Bombastic Entertainment at Mill Creek in Mentone, CA on Saturday September 14th with help from Dustin Pelley, Bash Stewart, and of course - the bands. The line-up, in order of appearance for the night included: Gallium, Rain Brings Weather, The Sex Tape Scandal, T4P, As you Were, Heroes & Thieves, and Gentlemen Amongst Wolves. Additionally, Rain Brings Weather performed short acoustic sets in between each band performance during set up and take down. Sound was provided by Tracy Hammond for the evening of music, friends, and support.
First and most important we cannot thank the bands and all the people that stepped up to support us by coming to the show, playing the show, and donating. That said, the music was killer.
Gallium kicked the night off loud and heavy. If you want a face-melting experience then hit a Gallium show. With a Metal/ Alternative/ Experimental sound this band has something for all hard-core music lovers. The band (like most bands) has had a lineup change recently. The current lineup is tight, on point, and a must see. If you take a dash of the Doors, a pinch of Rammstein and a sprinkle of Black Sabbath and blend it with all the bands that fall in those sounds, you have Gallium.
Rain Brings Weather... I cannot say enough about this band. Lead vocalist Dewey is in my opinion the modern day Jim Morrison. This guy leaves his body and goes where the music is made - into his soul. When you see him on stage you will see he is not just performing the music he is living the music. The result is epic. Check them out and see for yourself.
The Sex Tape Scandal is a band that combines Sunset Strip Glam with hard core. Looking like a Glam Metal band from the 1980's that made a stop at Hot Topic in their VW Bus, this band is one of the best live shows ever. They own the stage when they take it. From their big hair to their tall boots these boys will rock your socks off and get your fist pumping. This band is a must see live.
T4P took the stage next. This band has been burning up the local music doing shows all over SoCal and releasing their new music video, a cover of T.A.T.U. 's "All the things She Said". They are a party on stage, always moving, full of energy and playing kickass music. This show was no different. Fans if you want a show that is Rockin' fun and will have you on the floor shaking what the good Lord gave you this is your band.
As You Were is no stranger to the music scene. Rocking venues and stages all over the music scene this band has made their mark and are here to stay. Don’t let the clean cut look and Jeff Zazueta's dimples make you think they are in anyway a snore. This band will get your your ass shaking, your head bangin', and your face up front at every show. A special note to all guys; the majority of this bands fan base is sexy hotties, so if you want eye candy to the sound track of great music hit an As You Were show.
Heroes & Thieves came out hard. This Alternative/Metal band will have you throwing your horns their whole set. As hard as their sound is, their on stage performance is light hearted and fun because the band seems to genuinely enjoy doing what they do. Don't confuse their enjoyment of performing with being soft. Moshing is encouraged, and maybe even some stage diving - depending on the venue. Check out Heroes & Thieves live and experience them for yourself.
The night closed with Gentlemen Amongst Wolves, a Hardcore/Punk band. How awesome are they? They were told by the venue to turn it down...that means they are loud, and in your face like bands on stage that put on a must see show are. Don’t take my word for it, get out and see a show for yourself.
An added surprise of the night was a phone call to the event from Assuming We Survive. This band from Rancho Cucamonga was suppose to play the show but had an opportunity to play the After Shock Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area and they took it. Props to them for playing that huge festival, and we thank them for the call in and the support.
Again this whole event defines how Music Heals. Thank you again to Bombastic Entertainment (Andrew Barajas), Dustin Pelley, and the bands for putting on this show and playing this show. Thank you also to all of those who attended and/or donated. As for us (ROCKwell UnScene), you will see us at shows supporting local music.
Written by: Melissa Anderson, http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com
Photo's by: http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com