The Loud Soft Loud, Violent In Black

The Loud Soft Loud

The Loud Soft Loud is songwriters Meghan Rose and Jake Ripp-Dieter, combining their love for classic rock, 90s grunge, and screlting vocals. Think Aerosmith fronted by Courtney Love and you'll get an idea. The Loud Soft Loud breathes fresh air into rock music and seeks to make you feel lots of things whether it's remembering falling in love for the first time or being grateful for your cat or reminding yourself that you are a badass and don't let anyone wreck you.

"They're my teenage dream" -Amber, LSL fan

Rose and Ripp-Dieter met in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010. Rose wrote the music for a musical about zombies and hired Jake to play guitar for the production at a community theater. The pair realized they had a common sensibility for music and classical training, Rose in piano and Ripp-Dieter in upright bass. They started going to shows together and would continue to play in theater pit bands for several more musicals.

In 2012, Rose joined Ripp-Dieter's band as a bass player and they started writing songs together. In 2014, Rose wrote a solo album which was produced by Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case) and received high acclaim and awards in the Madison music scene. Ripp-Dieter played guitar and acted as a co-writer on several songs.

In 2016, Rose and Ripp-Dieter decided to take their partnership to the next level and moved to New York City to help grow their new sound. The Loud Soft Loud was born out of a passion for timeless music, badass riffs, writing in diners at 4am, sleeping next to cats, and finding places to turn the guitars up. You can find the two walking around Bushwick on Saturdays headed to Tina's Place where they find solace and tradition in Brooklyn's ever-changing landscape.

Violent In Black

Violent in Black is a rock band from New York City. Violent in Black is a strong, explosive band.

Violent in Black's approach to their music is far closer to the brash, hard-driving Seattle style rhythm & blues than the majority of the groups currently riding the beat wagon, & it is probable this refusal to compromise their music to match the 'current sound' is what's gaining them their rising legions of fans. Their performances have an honesty & power about them that makes those of their contemporaries look insipid. They present their balls-out rock with musicality and passion and without a dull moment. While others race to conform to punk and music norms, the boys of Violent in Black are free of tattoos and of concerns as they emanate a raw sound for the devastated. Like the perfect piece of chocolate with no nuts or mints or other distractions, the music is deceptively simple, rich, and so good it might be sinful.

Through humble beginnings, the NYC power trio of Joe Berson (vocals, bass), Julian Rhine (guitar, vocals), and Travis Scelia (drums) has been delivering a genuine disdain for conformity while also delivering that beautiful, gut-wrenching, chill-inducing music. Violent in Black (or ViB - pronounced either like "vibe" or one letter at a time like "V.I.B.") is inspiring mutants to accept who they are and helping nobodies to feel alive and find their places. The #ViBers (the band's hardcore fans) are losing their minds to ViB's rock for new times and all times. FFO (For Fans Of): Nirvana, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Alice in Chains, The Beatles, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Sublime, Weezer, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine.



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