Santa Barbara Bands on the Rise
Our Picks for the Next Big Things Coming Out of S.B.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Formed in … 2012.
The lineup is … Schyler Douglas (vocals/guitar), Zach Zimny (bass), Matty Olofson (drums), Sado Rabaudi (guitar).
Sounds like … ’90s alt for the ’00 set. Hard rock can be a tough pill to swallow for some, but Broken Machine has mastered the art of making loud music work for the masses thanks to catchy melodies and frontman Schyler Douglas’s Dave Grohl–conjuring snarl.
Listen to … “Drill My Head.”
Find them at … reverbnation.com/brokenmachinesb.
Freakin’ On Speakers
Freakin’ on Speakers
Formed in … September 2011.
The lineup is … Tommy Curran (bass), Dustin Janson (drums), Brandon Battle (lead guitar), and David Rojas (vocals/rhythm guitar).
Sounds like … the bump, grind, and rockin’ good time of the world’s best wedding band but with all original material. Think Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton, and Stray Cats thrown together and blended ’til smooth.
Listen to … “Pet Shop (She’s the Love That I Dig).”
Find them at … facebook.com/freakinonspeakers.
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Formed in … January 2012.
The lineup is … Rebecca Redman (vocals/drums), Paul Rey (drums), Chad Arnett (guitar), and Krista Marquez (vocals/guitar).
Sounds like … hard rock for smart kids. If you’re going to name your band after a Nobel Prize–winning writer, you better be able to back it up. Lucky for us, these four pack a punch with grinding guitars, dual drummers, and amps that are forever cranked to 11.
Listen to … “Crystal Cave.”
Find them at … facebook.com/hessehessehesse.
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