Rolling Stone guitarist, Keith Richards once wrote in his memoir, Life, that “music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” The genre-switching alternative rock band from Livermore, CA, Crowned In Chains, captures the essence of this quote as they share their genuine and vulnerable stories of pain and joy through one of the most expressive tools that there is—music.
Crowned In Chains’ debut album takes its listeners on a journey using elements from 80’s funk-rock, early 2000’s pop-punk, reggae, southern-rock, a jazzy acoustic guitar piece, and even a song that could be considered an “Irish/Hip-Hop/Rock Anthem.” The band aims to tell a story with the best genre that fits that particular story. All the lyrics and melodies are carefully crafted and woven together to, as Keith Richards has put it, speak in emotions from the bones. Continue reading “Genre Switching Band, Crowned In Chains, Shares Message of Finding One’s Purpose”→
The Wayfarer, which used to be The Detroit Bar, is a great local venue that is dedicated to local acts and touring giants. Once a punk music venue in the 80s, the place features a local band every Monday as part of a month-long residency. DJs, karaoke, and open mics fill in the gaps between concert nights, but if you are looking for a smaller venue with old-fashioned rock n’ roll, this is your place. Continue reading “Ten Places In The OC To Check Out Live Local Music”→
Before we knew Tessa Thompson as a famous A-List actress and the romantic partner of award-winning singer-songwriter musician, Janelle Monáe, we knew her as one of the members of the indie electro soul band, Caught A Ghost.
Lights from a projector cast a grungy scene of four local Southern Californian musicians in, what appears to be, an abandoned structure in front of a packed bar in Pomona, California. The crowd erupts in cheers as the song, “Vindictive,” by the band, Frequency Within, begins to play, and the picture comes to life to reveal the indie/alternative rock band performing their song from their debut album.
The band members, Erica Torres (Vocals, Guitar), Jenna Alonzo (Vocals, Guitar), Oli Navarro (Bass), and Jeannette Lawler (Drums) successfully released their new music video, “Vindictive,” from their “Blissfulmess” album at Dba256 Bar & Gallery in downtown Pomona, California. The foursome played the video, which was filmed and directed by K Enagonio Photography, to the crowd after performing a highly energetic and engaging set that got the crowd dancing.
Frequency Within’s sound has been compared to The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, and Nirvana. The band noticeably has an American Southwest influence of alternative rock with a sound that brings in elements of punk and a dash of grunge. The set, along with the previous acts, was streamed live and followed three other talented bands. However, the music video was only shared with the crowd that was there at the show in person.