Who? Paul O’Brien – Drums Mark Pecoraro – Vocals George Butler – Guitar Isaiah Pierce - Bass What? Melodic Hard Rock from just north of New Orleans with influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Alice in Chains to Karnivool to Incubus When? February 18th at Click’s in Baton Rouge February 19th at The Green Room in Covington Where? www.myspace.com/pandemic Why? The grass is always going to be greener, but ask anyone about the blossoming hard rock scene in New Orleans before Katrina and they’ll start to reminisce about the good ol’ days – back when bands used to pack venues on a consistent basis. Unfortunately many of these bands disbanded after the storm. Luckily, some of the bandless members got together to form new ones. Thus came about Pandemic. With sharing the stage with bands such as Sevendust, 30 Seconds to Mars, 12 Stones, Trust Company, Filter, and Saliva under their belt, they’ve pounded out tour after tour on their own, creating fan bases across the Southeast.
Who? Vince Ebeier – Vocals David Latino – Guitars Dave Demarest – Bass Chris Noto – Drums Jerell Rodriguez – Keyboards Danny Nixdorf – Saxophone Jimmy Reamey – Trumpet/Trombone Dave Melancon - Trumpet What? Progressive third wave ska band from New Orleans with influences ranging from Rx Bandits to Sublime to Iron Maiden to The Police. When? February 26th at The Parish at The House of Blues Where? www.scorseses.com Why? The best thing about bands breaking up is that the members almost always start new projects, and if you’re lucky, they do something completely different than what you are used to hearing from them individually. This is the case with The Scorseses. These gents came from so many different traditional genres (indie, alternative, progressive, rock) to create the sound you hear today. With an electric non-stop live show including covers of “Minnie the Moocher” and some Sublime tracks, this band is extremely proficient at keeping your attention and body moving. PRESS PLAY MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2011
Press Play Magazine: February 2011