Love and a .38 CD Release Party at The Roxy

Written by on June 3, 2010 in June 3, 2010, Live Reviews - Comments Off on Love and a .38 CD Release Party at The Roxy

Love and a .38I first heard about Love and a .38 a while back when I picked up a flyer on the “Strip.” It looked like something I would like, so I held on to it for a while, thinking I would get around to checking them out. Somewhere down the line, I found out that Krishna, who I’ve known for a long time, was playing guitar in the band and they had a CD release party scheduled for May 8th. I marked my calendar, and was looking forward to seeing them play for the first time.

When I got to the show, the Roxy was packed, and the band was already onstage.  If I didn’t know any better, I would swear they were playing in an arena or amphitheatre. It was refreshing to see a real “band” perform. Their chemistry was undeniable. It reminded me of bands “back in the day” who really were a family.

You wouldn’t know that most fans were probably seeing them perform live for the first time. Love and a .38 have definitely built up quite a fan base and everyone was really diggin’ it… clapping and cheering in between songs.

The band was tight, the sound was big, fast and fun, and all four members had their own unique stage presence, showmanship, and style. Ryan Hudson worked the crowd and belted out killer vocals while Krishna wowed us with his big guitar solos and slashing leads. Danny Excess hit the drums hard and heavy, and flipped his sticks so fast; it was amazing he never missed a beat. Bass player Daniel Isaac stood his ground, holding it all together like glue.

The biggest surprise of the night was when they played a cover of Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night.” I LOVE that song, and had never heard it performed live before.  The band played the first (extremely recognizable) notes to the song as Hudson turned to put on his sunglasses. I’ve never heard this song rocked so hard! It was awesome.

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Love and a .38 has tons of energy, excellent stage presence, and rockin’ originals. I see really good things happening for them. Keep a lookout for Love and a .38, and grab a copy of their self-titled five-song debut CD (available at the link below).

Their set list included:

  • Love Kills Slowly
  • Moderation Kills
  • Rock ‘N Lola
  • Shots at Sunset
  • Shine Up Your Scars
  • Sunglasses At Night
  • Letter From The Devil
  • In The End

Keep Rockin’