The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA
The Lordz aren’t your average rock/rap band. The band is lead by brothers Mike and Adam McLeer. These two brothers started on a great path to success in Brooklyn with the help from Public Enemy; that was until tragedy struck that brought their bright future to a screeching halt. Their mother and 4-year-old sister were killed in a hit and run accident. To this day, the person responsible is still out there.
The brothers have a new album out, The Brooklyn Way, the first since the death of their family members. They are also back on tour and this time it’s with friends, Everlast. We caught the show on Wednesday night at the Roxy along with some big names that came out to support Adam and Mike.
The guys hit the stage well-dressed. This may sound silly, but it has been awhile since I’ve seen men onstage that looked put together like they were. Mike and Adam were full of energy and you could hear and see they were very grateful to be back on tour, and to see everyone who came out to see them.
They played a better-than-the-original cover of Jim Carol’s “People Who Die.” The crowd was moving and singing along at this point. Also people like Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray pushed their way to the front of the stage to cheer on The Lordz during their set. Between songs the guys would talk about how L.A. feels like a second home to them and how they have great friends here.
They also played “Proof of the Way.” They closed with “Saturday Night” which only made the crowd want more. While singing, the guys were moving around the stage constantly. It was obvious that the stage couldn’t contain any of these guys. They needed a bigger stage for the amount of presence Mike and Adam possess.
Overall their sound is very rock driven with rap style vocals. Their energy screams that they are here to party and to take their friends with them. That makes every day Saturday night when the Lordz play onstage.
If you are on the West Coast you still have a few days to catch up with the guys and see Everlast.
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