Rock n’ Roll is about having a maniacal edge to its sound, bucking trends, and above all… attitude. L.A. Guns embodies this in their music.
The current leg of their seemingly never-ending tour made a stop at the Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, Long Island, last month. Opening up the show were Brooklyn’s own Tired Wings, and Long Island’s own Mudcat. Death Proof and War & Blues were also supporting, unfortunately no photos provided due to travel circumstances. However, both bands are no strangers to the venue, and are known in the Long Island music scene.
Tired Wings delivered a blistering eight song set. They kicked the night off with In The Wind, a cover song by the Ohio band The Godz. The band is scheduled to appear on the tribute cd to The Godz for their acoustic version of this song.
Honest, real, genuine Rock n’ Roll music played with integrity, and heart… That’s the best way to describe their music. The band is comprised of Charles ‘Reverend Mongoose’ Ezra Canedo (Vocals, Guitar), Jeffrey Hinz (Bass), and Angel Acevedo (Percussion, Drums). The band formed in 2009 with a united purpose to get back to the basics, the roots of rock n’ roll music.
The band strives to bring rock back to a scene where this type of music is often times over looked and overshadowed by bands of heavier persuasion. Their song Down for the Cause sent a message to fellow bands that regardless of what your sound is, let’s put the drama aside and support each other.
During their set they debuted new songs, Volume Dealers, Tennessee, Tea, and Naked Garden, that will be a part of a future full length album. The band’s gritty performance packed with raw power, energy, and emotion made the audience take notice and set the tone perfectly for the rest of the night.
You can catch Tired Wings Live next month on June 5th, at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York. The band is currently at work on their long-awaited project, Tired Wings Collective, which will feature many guest musicians from various NYC based bands. The project will give light to new material (electric and acoustic) and will include covers as well as original music. The goal is to draw the New York scene closer together by proving that musicians of all genre’s of rock/metal can work together to create meaningful music.
Tired Wings set list:
In The Wind (Godz Cover)
Roll With You
Whiskey To Go
Down For The Cause
Mudcat continued the show with their polished sound and image. It was a high energy performance. The band consists of John Golden (Vocals, Guitar), Steve Culotta (Lead Guitar), Tom Dolan (Bass), and Gary Worrell (Drums).
The band performed an eight song set that mainly consisted of cover songs from some of the greats of rock n’ roll. The crowd ate it up and sang along with the band. Mudcat are well-known in the Long Island, New York music scene, and are no stranger to this venue.
They have shared the stage with many national acts and local musicians. The band also played three original songs, and are currently writing new material. With a full length album under way, it’s without a doubt that fans can expect brilliant original music. Mudcat has all the right tools of a hard rock band: energy, musicianship, and above all passion.
Mudcat set list:
Kickin’ My Heart Around – (Black Crows)
30 Days In A Hole (Humble Pie)
Last Child – (Aerosmith)
Black Rose (Original)
(I know) I’m Losing You – Faces
Be My Lover – (Alice Cooper)
Cold Gin – (Kiss)
L.A. Guns raised the bar and saluted Long Island with their unique brand of rock n’ roll. Phil Lewis and the boys commanded the stage by opening up their set with a classic anthem off their self-titled dÃ©but album. They reminded the audience that rock and roll is alive and well with Sex Action. Rounding out the band’s line-up is Michael Grant (Guitar), Scott Griffin (Bass), and Steve Riley (Drums, Percussion).
As they flawlessly played their 15-song set, the crowded venue roared with approval. Many fans in the audience had their fists raised and were dancing and singing along with the band. During the night, they ran through the classics such as Never Enough, I Wanna Be Your Man, and my personal favorite , Rip and Tear!
They closed their set by playing a cover of Black Sabbath’s Fairies Wear Boots. The band played their hearts out and delivered a powerful blood n’ guts rock n’ roll show. The fans were not disappointed and I was very impressed with their drive and energy. L.A. Guns are currently promoting their album Hollywood Forever. I urge you to pick it up and to catch them on tour.
L.A. Guns Remaining Tour Dates:
May 29, 2014 Los Gallos Youngstown, OH
May 30, 2014 BMI Indoor Speedway Versailles, OH
May 31, 2014 Mad River Pavilion Sandusky, OH
Jun 27, 2014 Stars & Stripes Festival / Freedom Hill Amphitheater Sterling Heights, MI
Jun 28, 2014 Rockpile East Toronto, Ontario
Jul 25, 2014 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood, CA
Jul 26, 2014 The Fulton 55 Fresno, CA
Aug 02, 2014 Rock’n The Railroad Music Festival / Trails End Concert Park Sheridan, WY
Aug 03, 2014 Tonic Lounge Portland, OR
Aug 21, 2014 Trees Dallas, TX
Aug 22, 2014 The Concert Pub North Houston, TX
Aug 30, 2014 Reserve Casino Central City, CO
Aug 31, 2014 Farm Rock 2014 / The Golf Farm Wauconda, IL w/ Queensryche, Sebastian Bach, Warrant, Great White, Enuff Z Nuff
Sep 13, 2014 Airlift Acres Berlin, MD
Sep 28, 2014 “80’s in the Park” @ Wickham Park Pavilion Melbourne, FL
October 11, 2014 Skull Fest/Sculley’s Shooters North Platte, NE