This was a poorly promoted show and the maximum attendance was 15 people at best.
Nonetheless, A Nervous Wreck took the stage, and played as if there were 500 people standing in front of them. They played a very tight set with a few originals, and some Motley Crue and Guns ‘N Roses cover tunes.
They did a great job getting the small crowd warmed up for The Erotics.
I had the chance to talk to singer Shane Mosley before the show, and he was one of the most down to earth rockers that I have met in while. I will make sure to catch them live again, when I see they are playing close to me.
I discovered The Erotics in 2006, when I heard their EP, Rock N Roll Killing Machine. I have never seen these guys live, so I did not know what to expect, other than some great tunes.
After talking to The Erotics drummer, Johnny Riott, I found out that this was The Erotics first trip to Cincinnati. I am glad I was one of the few that took the time out to see them live.
The Erotics played a great set that included songs off of all of their releases. The is a partial set list:
21st Century S.O.B., Got Drunk Again, Rock N Roll Killing Machine, Drop The Bomb, DrinkFight and Fuck (See Below for Video), and a couple of tracks off of their band new CD, 30 Seconds Over You. I didn’t keep track of them all. I was too busy taking pictures and enjoying the music.
I was very impressed with The Erotics. Singer Mike Trash was belting out the sleaze filled tunes with ease. Rachel Toxic is a kick ass guitar player. The rhythm section of Billy Beer on bass, and Johnny Riott on Drums were equally impressive.
This was a high energy show full of sleaze and killer rock, that I only thought was possible from the bands on the west coast.
After the show, the band hung around and talked to the fans and signed autographs, and as a whole were extremely cool to be around.
The Erotics depart Cincinnati, and make the long 17 hour trek to San Antonio, Texas. Don’t miss them when they hit your town!
The video below, is the first video that I took with my Digital Camera. The sound quality isn’t all that great, but it still turned out pretty cool. Check it Out!
Billy Beer, Rob Rockitt and Mike Trash
Have you seen Dario Lorina yet? Dario is the 17 year old wunderkind that is on tour with Jani Lane in 2007.
Check out this video, then go see them live……..
The five piece Minnesota band formerly known as Skywynd, has changed their name to Crash Anthem, and released a new disc, Inside A Red Room. Candlebox singer, Kevin Martin produced this 10 track disc.
Inside A Red Room, is a very polished sounding modern hard rock record. Crash Anthem is one of the better, new U.S. hard rock acts I have heard in a while. They are melodic, without falling into the bass heavy trap that so many new mainstream acts are stuck in today.
Singer, Walter Joseph’s vocals are clean, and easy to listen to. The keyboards give the songs an almost alternative touch, but do not over power the tracks. Most importantly, all of the 10 songs on Inside A Red Room rock hard!
Catch Me If you Can is an energetic rocker. I love the rhythm on this song. The cowbells mixed with the drumming give this song a lot of energy. This is a very cool way to start off this disc.
Favorite Things is a very upbeat song. This song kind of reminds me of what Velvet Revolver is doing today, and may be a little better than that.
Me, Myself and You is a cool moody rocker. This song rocks hard but has a very nice layer of keyboards. Good Stuff!
I love the crunching guitars on Red Room. This song is heavy enough to get you head banging, but he keyboards level it out. As a whole, it is another superb track.
Walter Joseph belts out the notes in a higher pitch on Typical People. This track could easily be a hit on rock radio.
I could not get into A Time for the Kill. This song has a couple of U2 like moments, but I think it drags on a little too much. Biggest Letdown on the other hand is not a letdown at all. This one of the heavier tracks on Inside A Red Room. It is short, but a it is worth hearing. This up tempo rocker is one of my favorites on this record.
Walter Joseph’s vocals on Follow the Leader remind me of someone else greatly, especially during the song chorus, but I haven’t been able to figure out who. I like this song a lot.
Life Story is a multi tempo number that has heavy and melodic parts. I played this one three times in a row after my first listen to it. Cool song!
Wrecking Ball is another song that tends to drag on a little bit. It has a nice guitar solo in the middle by Brian Adams, but the Piano piece in the middle of the song by Jon Storm seems out of place.
As a whole, I really enjoyed Inside A Red Room. Crash Anthem is a band that has a lot of radio potential. It is only a matter of time before this band gets the mainstream success they deserve.
You can purchase In A Red Room for a mere $10.00, online at the following link. Check it out!