Friday, July 9, 2010

THE PRETTY RECKLESS @ Vans Warped Tour

Taylor Momsen's The Pretty Reckless performs at Vans Warped Tour June  25th at Carson, Ca.
Taylor Momsen's The Pretty Reckless performs at Vans Warped Tour June 25th at Carson, Ca.
photo by picksysticks


What can I say about The Pretty Reckless? Fronted by Taylor Momsen, this 16-year-old is an old soul with a degree in classic hard rock. Her music is testosterone driven with slashing guitars and ferociously growling vocals. It's not surprising since all her music idols were all men – The Beatles, Led Zepplin, The Who, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, White Stripes and Nirvana to name a few.

Dual careers in both acting and music are often times challenging but not impossible. Many have tried, few have succeeded. Known for her acting resume in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Spy Kids 2 and most notably CW's Gossip Girl, Momsen makes the smooth transition most actors-turned-singers can't accomplish. After watching her at Vans Warped Tour's opening day, it certainly seems Momsen has found her true calling.

Taylor Momsen's The Pretty Reckless performs at Vans Warped Tour June  25th at Carson, Ca.Taylor Momsen's The Pretty Reckless performs at Vans Warped Tour June  25th at Carson, Ca.
The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen.
photos by picksysticks


In support of their new upcoming debut album, "Light Me Up" from Interscope Records, The Pretty Reckless perform like old pros, pumping out raw power with an arena-rock sound. Even before the release of their 3-track EP, The Pretty Reckless already amassed a huge fan base. From the White Stripes-esque, "My Medicine," to frenetic energy of "Goin' Down" to "Make Me Wanna Die" which was on this summer's hit movie, "Kick Ass," just about everyone in attendance sang along to every song Taylor threw their way – this without a formal release. Expect their new album, "Light Me Up" to drop this August. The Pretty Reckless continues on the Warped Tour through August and you can catch them back in the Los Angeles area when The Vans Warped Tour returns to Pomona on August 11th.

The Pretty Reckless performs "Make Me Wanna Die" at Vans Warped Tour at The Home Depot Center June 25th.


Thanks to Noel for the vid!! Check out more vids from Warped Tour at Noel's site HERE!