Saturday, September 20, 2008


photographS by picksysticks

Sorry of the lack of posts. My work schedule has changed and now I have to get up for work at 3:30 am!! Whoa! Which means I haven’t been to any shows as of late but once my body gets used to this gawd-awful schedule, I’ll be back to watching shows in no time!! Just bring on the coffee!!

Lisa Riefell of KILLOLA
photo by picksysticks

But anyways, one of the last shows I went to was Killola’s launch of their North American Tour at the Roxy! Co-headlining the event was the Pop/Alternative group Action Design.

Seeing Killola a number of times, I never get tired of watching this band. It’s like watching a new show each time. And with an arsenal of great songs, you’re sure to get a different show each night. Sparkplug Lisa Riefell looked sexy, as usual, this night in a white dress shirt. Killola, as usual, brought out the raw energy they’re famous for, playing familiar classic tunes like “Don’t Know” (one of my favorites) and newer songs, like their current hit single, “All of My Idols Are Dead” from their latest album, I AM THE MESSER which you can download for free at their widget below, courtesy of KILLOLA. You can download all ten songs for free and also get two bonus songs! How freakin’ cool is that?!!!

Killola TrueAnthem Music

Emily Whitehurst

Jaycen McKissick

Jake Krohn

Matt McKenzie

Action Desgin photo by picksysticks

The treat this night was seeing Action Design, whose house-party sounds energized this all-ages crowd – including yours truly. Their new album, Never Say, from Popsmear Records is available on Tuesday. It’s filled with polished vocals from Emily and Jaycen's laserlike crisp guitars along with heart-thumping beats from Jake to dance to. Self-described as, "..."a refreshing mix of the band's punk rock roots infused with hard hitting dance rhythms and catchy bass lines wrought with think memorable vocal hooks..." Never Say includes catchy songs like, “Landmines,” and "Pale Horizon” that’ll make you wanna roll down the windows and sing along at the top of your lungs. This new album is fun to listen to and it truly shows on-stage. Just finishing Warped Tour, Action Design will be touring with Killola until October but they’ll be back Oct. 29th when they play in Riverside.

photo by picksysticks

Sept. 21 – The Middle East (Cambridge, MA)

Sept. 23 – Bernie’s Distillery (Columbus, OH)

Sept. 24 – Reggie’s Rock Club (Chicago, IL)

Sept. 25 – Club Garibaldis (Milwaukee, WI)

Sept. 26 – Cruisin’ Route 66 (St. Louis, MO)

Sept. 27 – Jackpot Music Hall (Lawrence, KS)

Sept. 29 – 3 Kings Tavern (Denver, CO)

Sept. 30 – The Paladium (Salt Lake City, UT)

Oct. 2 - Studio Seven (Seattle, WA)
Oct. 3 – The Tonic Lounge (Portland, OR)

Oct. 4 – The Blue Lamp (Sacramento, CA)

There are more pics in our myspace pics page HERE!!