Band of Skulls

Band of Skulls

March 18, 2014- Red Bull SoundSpace

Los Angeles, CA


            2014 has brought many changes; and that includes some at the Red Bull SoundSpace at KROQ Radio in Los Angeles, CA. which is now, having more shows than ever with the some of the newest and some of the biggest names in music. With such an influx of shows happening several times a month, fans are able to experience a really special hour plus event, exclusive to KROQ winners.

            DSC_9316Merely two weeks since the last Soundspace show with American Authors on Tuesday, March 5; March 18, 2014 was host to Band of Skulls, playing their first of two shows that afternoon. Lucky contest winners of all ages, ditching numerous responsibilities ie: jobs and school,  gathered in the KROQ parking lot, anxious to see this indie-rock trio.

            As fans entered the small room, they enjoyed their complimentary Red Bull’s and checked in on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and every other social networking site out there. Shortly after, DJ, Ted Styker came on stage and introduced the band. Following the short interview where he asked about the recent LA earthquake which happened on Monday; their new album which comes out on April 1, 2014; their show later that night at the Belasco Theater; he turned the microphone over to the fans to ask some questions and then gave the band the stage to do what they do best. DSC_9386

            The trio got right into it, opening their short, 5 song set with Asleep At the Wheel which is off their upcoming album titled Himalayan, and was also the name of second song of the set. By their third song, the crowd loosened up and was bobbing their heads and swaying along to the music. Also coming off of their soon to be released album, they performed Hoochie Coohie and Nightmares. After thanking the crowd, singer/guitarist, Russell Marsden told the crowd that they would be leaving them and they had one more to go. They ended their set with an older song, Light of the Morning, off their 2009 album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey. As the song began, every phone was put up in the air to record and photograph. It was the perfect song to end a short but exciting set.

            As always, fans were treated to complimentary custom posters, made especially for the Sound Space show. For some it was the first time hearing Band of Skulls and for others, it was round 1, before the band’s second show that night at the Belasco Theater. You can view the Live stream of the show for 24 hours after the show so check it out now while you can:

Review by: Nicole Lemberg