THEM EVILS are a late-night joyride through rock and roll’s seedy underbelly. Born in the shadows of neon vice and nocturnal living in Las Vegas, nurtured by the proximity of Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip, and cradled in the same Orange County, CA home that has become synonymous to punk attitude and hard-driving rock history, the leather-and-black clad trio pen unapologetic songs that bristle with a nasty energy beﬁtting their name.
Inspired by equal parts of rock giants like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queens Of The Stone Age, among others, guitarist/vocalist Jordan Grifﬁn, bassist Jake Massanari and drummer David Delaney pay tribute to their roots with every crushing note on their latest self titled EP, a 4-song homage to the unholy goodness that is THEM EVILS. “We pretty much made our own scene,” Grifﬁn says. “We started out doing straight up rock and roll, and that’s what we’re still doing… that said, we’re always evolving.”
Grifﬁn and Massanari moved to Orange County, CA from Las Vegas in 2013, with nothing else to fall back on. It was there they met Delaney – the ﬁnal piece of the THEM EVILS puzzle they’d been trying to complete for years. Two EPs later (their self-titled release and the lineup’s Cold Black Love debut)… They have toured with bands such as The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Zakk Sabbath and 10 Years while sharing stages at festivals with some of the biggest names in Rock n’ Roll. They are set to embark on a west coast run with Red Sun Rising and their own headlining tour this spring. They will play Welcome To Rockville, Caroline Rebellion and Rock On The Range this year as well as release another EP!
Buckle up, this is gonna be one hell of a ride…
THE MISSING LETTERS
Rock n Roll has deep history in the Twin Cities. Many hallowed bands have emerged from the snow covered neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St Paul. Even the clubs have an honored tradition – No band climbs rock’s ramparts without a stop at First Avenue or the Fine Line. Maybe it has to do with the cold outside that keeps generation after generation of kids fostering the instinctual drive of alternative rock … What ever it is, the music continues to stay hot, and now, that heat embodies itself in THE MISSING LETTERS.
THE MODERN ERA
The Modern Era is a four-piece rock group formed in 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. The band is fronted by Jack Swagger, a charming twenty-something little brat that even Steven Tyler would say has too much energy. The backbone of the group lies in bassist Nick Pelowski and guitarist Ben Pelowski respectively, while drummer Bob Joslyn provides the heartbeat rhythm.