Step Rockets Los Angeles Premiere

Minneapolis band Step Rockets made a splash this year with their indie hit “Kisser“, and it’s brought them all the way across the country to play their first show in Los Angeles this week. I had had the privilege of meeting the band during my time as co-host of TC Muzique on the Minneapolis Television Network, and was excited for the opportunity to see how far the band has come.

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The show, sponsored by the We Found New Music radio podcast in partnership with Blind Date LA and the Silverlake venue Bootleg, showcased fellow emerging bands Battle Tapes (Los Angeles), Public (Cincinnati), and Mexico City Blondes (Santa Barbara).

Performing third, Step Rockets received a special introduction from WFNM host Grant Owens, welcoming them to their debut show in the entertainment capitol of the world.

Donning his signature polka dot pants, front man Josh Von Mink graciously took the stage with fellow band members Brady Lillie, Anthony Schulz, and Johnny Syn, making Step Rockets the largest ensemble to hit the stage that night. The crowd, already revved up by Battle Tapes and Public, welcomed Step Rockets eagerly to the forefront of their attention, and, per usual, Step Rockets were not ones to disappoint.

Starting their set off with flying colors, the band won over the crowd with their enthusiastic stage presence, honed musical skill, and sultry hooks that truly did warrant the name – hooking in every audience member from the get-go. Von Mink made sure of this, as he made a point to personally connect with as many people in the room as possible during the 30 minute set.

What perhaps set Step Rockets apart was their expert blend of electronic and rock music, paired with their genius use of “the breakdown”. Every song featured a banging musical midsection that enticed the audience for more. When the crowd was primed and ready, Step Rockets burst forth with their indie hit “Kisser”, setting the crowd dancing and singing along. The showmanship of this band is something to behold, and they held nothing back from their Los Angeles debut.

After a week of touring the coast and making appearances on radio and TV shows, Step Rockets couldn’t have asked for a better reception for their Los Angeles premiere. Now heading back to snowy Minneapolis to work on new material, we hope this lively quartet will make their way back to the West Coast soon.

To learn more about Step Rockets and to follow their social media pages, head to www.steprockets.com

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.

“She’s A Devil” Music Video Release by La Madness

The newest video from Minneapolis band La Madness was leaked last night, to great response. “She’s A Devil” has already garnered almost 2,000 views in just a few short hours, and it’s no surprise: put great music together with a beautiful girl, add a few shots of something clear and dangerous, and you’ve got an addictive rock video.

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The video to a track from the band’s debut album, “Chances Are”, features 93X Girl Stephanie Bailey and over a year’s worth of footage from La Madness’ notoriously awesome live shows.

“Chances Are” was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, and the band is already recording music for their highly anticipated second EP.

We hope to see La Madness hit the streets of LA with their rock-induced party swag as soon as possible (Kurt, no more games).

You can learn more about La Madness at http://www.reverbnation.com/lamadness.

Warning: The below video may not be appropriate for viewers under 18, and will undoubtedly incite a strong craving for whiskey and/or tequila. Ye be warned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9cNw7Fl0LU&feature=youtu.be

Drea Dorman is a singer-songwriter and music enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Drea and her music at www.dreaofficialmusic.com.