Check out the blistering live performance of Venrez at Dreadnought!
Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate
by Andrew West
Another Thursday night triple bill at the Dreadnought brings us an international flavor.
Top of the bill is LA act Venrez. The band have played the Dreadnought before a few years back with The King Lot. They are the brainchild of Hollywood film producer Steven Berez (Ven). With a sound not to removed from the likes of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. The set features some old songs but especially some songs from the soon to be released album “Element 115”.
The stand out song of the night is from the new record, ‘One Way Ticket’ is a tribute to Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, a haunting grungy masterpiece of a tune written on the day that Ven heard of his friends death it steals the show alongside songs like ‘Predator’ and ‘Children of the Drones’.
Another great night of live music at the Dreadnought and with bands like The Quireboys and Massive Wagons appearing at the venue in the next few weeks the venue is going from strength to strength.
We are pleased to announce the bill for the April tour to the UK and Italy. Welcome Killa, Jiro and a secret co headliner to this now amazing 4 band bill!!!!!
One of the best things about music is musicians don’t have to be well-known to be great. The industry is full of very cool bands and artists offering an alternative to the mainstream.
For every Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and U2, there’s a dozen other artists and bands that toil and sacrifice to hone their craft and create magic on stage.
Below are 15 very cool bands that offer enthralling musical experiences. They represent several genres including alternative, folk, heavy metal, and jazz.
You can download and stream music from all 15 entrants, but to truly appreciate their cool, as well as their creativity and talent, you must see them live. Between online videos, live recordings and social media, and seeing many of these acts live too, our staff has experienced each of these bands for ourselves. And while this may be subjective, take our word for it, each of the following bands deserves some of your time.
When any of our selections visit your neighborhood, do everything you can to secure tickets and make it to the venue. In doing so, you’re guaranteeing yourself an amazing evening of some seriously cool live music.
For our UK fans we are happy to announce that we will be playing The Lounge in London on April 8th and Bannerman’s in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 11th. More shows in the UK to be announced soon.
Come down to the Whiskey A Go Go on the world famous Sunset Strip on July 14th to see this kick ass rock n roll show! Find out more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/675964719459734/
It was a strange crowd, here to see the rock guitar legend that is Michael Schenker and his ‘Temple of Rock’ tour, but that aside, they were treated to one of those nights that was not a gig, but a really unexpected exciting experience.
The support band tonight were Venrez, a band out of LA comprising of Venrez himself on vocals, Cynthia Gillet on bass, Ed Davis on drums and Jason Womack on lead guitar. A motley crew who had definitely been around the block a few times, but that mattered not as they delivered a sublime set of high energy, hard, psychedelic rock music the likes of which has not been seen here for too many years.