Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
Run Devil Run
The Roxy – Hollywood, CA
Jeremy Aric-Lead Vocals/Guitar
Run Devil Run debuted their latest EP,5 BY 5, on Friday the 20th. It’s the first EP of new music from the group since changing their name from Poets and Pornstars to Run Devil Run. It’s a new band in essence and a new name. Don’t get me wrong, the band rocks more than ever with their new frontman, Jeremy at the helm.
If you are unfamiliar with Run Devil Run these guys (and Sally) are good old rock and roll and in the day in age where many bands forget what it is to rock Run Devil Run set the new standards for this era. They have a massive following in Hollywood but that didn’t stop their fans in the likes of Chicago to come out and root them on Friday.
All the bands members love and acknowledge their fans and their appreciations shows. Jeremy thanked everybody several times between songs for being there for the band even through the frontman transition.
This is the second time I have seen Run Devil Run live and they feel like a tighter band already. They really know how to entertain a crowd and it helps when your bass player is a really “hot” woman that every man in the room has fantasies about. Don’t think we don’t know this boys. I see how you look at her! It’s all part of the package that gives the band such great appeal. They are all multi-talented and play to the crowd. You don’t need to know the words to the songs; even though they are catchy enough you will catch on, to have a fun night.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, watch for big things from this band! Hollywood is only the beginning for Run Devil Run.
Think You Better Go
Rock ‘N Roll
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Run Devil Run* – Former members of the Los Angeles-based Rock band Poets & Pornstars are back with a new name, Run Devil Run (RDR), a new front man, Jeremy Aric and their highy anticipated new album titled “5 by 5″ scheduled for release this Friday, March 20th! As part of Poets & Pornstars the band toured nationally, selling out House of Blues venues across the country and opening up for acts such as Guns & Roses, Muse,and Bon Jovi in front of audiences as large as 15,000-plus.
To commemorate their awesome return and new album, they will be performing LIVE at The Roxy!
RUN DEVIL RUN CD Release Party
with Warner Drive
Also appearing: Silent Treatment and Attic of Love
Friday, March 20th 2009
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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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Poets and Pornstars
The Roxy – Hollywood, CA
Poets and Pornstars are back on the map after their little hiatus from the rock and roll spotlight. Last August they released their first album, made rounds at all the Southern California hot spots and then their lead singer left. One might think the frontman of a band leaving is the ultimate death of the band, it was for Journey anyways. This band reinvented itself with a new singer, Jermey Aric, and the new chemistry within the band.
The Poets comeback show was August 8th 2008. Yeah we missed it, but we ended up being at one hell of a rock show on Saturday night at the Roxy. Before the Poets and Pornstars performance we caught up with them to talk about life after Hal, changing the name of the band, the new singer, album, and touring, but first the show review.
The was filled with super sex ninja Poet’s fans, most armed with camera and camcorders. This quintet owned the stage for their entire set. The new frontman Jeremy was winning over the crowd on Saturday. I know I’ll get flack for saying this but his voice resembles the likes of Bon Scott. Plus Jeremy and Sally seem to have a natural onstage chemistry as if they were playing together for years.
Midway through their set they slowed it down a bit with the ever-so-catchy “In the Dark”. Randy who graced the keys for most of the night also stepped to the mic for a couple songs with Jack(bottle) in hand.
They also played a new song called “Beautiful Being” then Randy hopped on vocals again. The curtains dropped at the last song and the crowd went absolutely nuts wanting more. They chanted as if they were trying to wake the dead. Unfortunately due to time constraints there was no encore. It’s all ok in the end because Poets and Pornstars Run Devil Run (new band members+new chemistry=new band name) is releasing an EP early winter. There is also rumbling of touring. Stay Tuned for the interview and more details. Also for more information an upcoming events visit their MySpace.
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