Sunday, December 2, 2012


The Troubadour: KARMIN performs their first headlining show in Los Angeles.

Thanks to GuerrillaNights for inviting me to The Troubadour to catch Karmin's sold out show.  I know the name but hardly know much about them but for their quick rise to stardom via YouTube and known for their rapid, machine-gun rapping delivery.   After last Thursday's show, I'm now a converted fan. it was their first ever headlining show in Los Angeles and they made the most of it busting out cover favorites and brand new songs like "BOOM," a pop-tastic tune layered with industrial guitars and looming keys.  Amy called out to fans to help her sing favorite hits like "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People and even brought up a fan to help her with cover Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now."  Although they made a name for themselves singing covers, heightened with performances on Saturday Night Live, Ellen and Good Morning America, Karmin showed that they're more than a cover band, singing original songs like "Hello" and "Brokenhearted" which Billboard chart hits off their debut album Hello released earlier this year.  

It's certainly been a breakout year so far for the Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan.  Currently, they continue a string of dates this month before peforming on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve w/Ryan Seacrest" along with Brandy, Flo Rida, One Republic and Pitbull during the West Coast festivities.

Check out more pics from this night right HERE.

"Boom" and "Hello" by Karmin
video by razorstarzz