The Roxy Theatre presents
Badflower, The Raskins, Drug the Kids, Baton Rogue Morgue
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Watch & Listen
WARNER DRIVE is an original rock based outfit from Hollywood, CA that features catchy riffs, a rock/punk edge, and an incredibly energetic performance. The group has built a reputation as one of the country's most relentless touring acts, playing 200-250 shows each year for the past three years running. Their completely independent debut album, produced by Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Megadeath, etc.) and James Michael (Alanis Morissette, The Deftones, SIXX:AM, Saliva, etc), sold a very impressive 10,000 physical copies through extensive touring. The self-financed follow up album, 2011's "K-GO!", is outpacing the debut, enabling the band to bypass record companies, publishers, and other middlemen as they bring their music directly to the people, unchained and unrestricted. Warner Drive was hailed as highlight of this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival where they tore up the Roxy stage for a sold out house. Finally, bringing the year to a grand finale, Warner Drive co-headlined The Roxy Theatre with world renown "Semi Precious Weapons" on New Years Eve 2012!! At this year's South By Southwest in Austin TX, Warner Drive took the festival by storm with 6 different showcases and packed venues every time that teamed with energy when Warner Drive hit the stage. A personal highlight for the band this year was their performance in their home town at one of LA'smost prestigious venues, Club Nokia, with Sebastian Bach. As the band arrives back in the states after a self funded European Summer Tour which took them to 8 different countries and more than 20 shows (many of them festival plays), Warner Drive's momentum is taking them on a fast and furious ride down a road that is destined for international recognition and success.
Sponsors: Jagermeister, Ernie Ball, Coffin Case, Evans, Etnies Apparel, Badcock Apparel, Zoo York, JewelMint, DVS Shoes, Bogner, Splawn Amplification, and Vic Firth.
Badflower is an Indie Rock band from Los Angeles, California
Logan and Roger, born and raised in New York City. Tommy Raskin, their father, known for his great achievements on the Broadway Stage staring in West Side Story as “Tony”, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Damm Yankees, and Guys and Dolls. Performing with Americas finest, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand and many others. Judy Lee, their mother, Jazz Great, herald the powerful voice captured with her beauty sending chills through your spin, worked with jazz greats Sara Vaughn, Billy Holiday and others to became one of the premiere jazz singers of her time.
Logan and Roger spent extended periods of time on the road with their parents going to shows while slowly honing their craft. The boys would learn all their parents sheet music filled with the big show tunes. Rehearsing with the Orchestras and performing live with their parents planted the seeds of their life’s course in music.
Living together on the Lower East side of Manhattan, The Raskins would compose tremendous amounts of music, which would reflect their influences from life’s experiences. There European travels brought the world beats mixed with the life in the Big Apple, New York’s American Way, creating Pop and Rock songs reflecting the likes of, early Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jim Croche, Simon and Garfunkel, to the Ramones, Blondie, Iggy Pop etc. The Raskins performed and honed their craft in the clubs of New York City, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and The Bitter End (just to name a few.) Perfecting their relationship with their audience.
Relocating to Los Angeles, The Raskins have worked with Movie Director, Music Producer and Engineer greats such as, Ron Howard, Cameron Crowe, Greg Ladanyi, Gavin Mckillop, Duane Baron, and Phil Ramone just to name a few. Thus helping set the standard for the Raskins and continuing on this wonderful musical journey and allowing the world to enjoy all our music.
We love you all
Drug the Kids
After playing in a few local bands together, Seth Reger and Ivan Arellano decided to leave the scene in Jacksonville, FL and go west to see what Southern California might have to offer them so they headed to Los Angeles hoping for better opportunities for their musical endeavors. Joel Driscoll, a childhood friend of Seth’s had been living in Orange County for a couple of years already so the three hooked up and started playing together, still in search of a drummer, the one missing piece to complete their band they were randomly introduced to Zach Wood in 2012 and upon hearing him play knew their line-up was complete and Drug The Kids were born.
“Music has always been the driving force in all of us, it constantly improves our lives, gets us through the tough times, we have never needed anything else, it is our perfect drug,” explains singer Seth Reger on the meaning behind the band’s name.
Drug the Kids is- Seth Reger (vocals), Ivan Arellano (guitar), Joel Driscoll (bass) and Zach Wood (drums).
The band started writing songs and playing a few local shows and caught the attention of the folks at Azoff, Geary, Paul Management, (A division of Frontline Mgmt Group) who immediately opened some doors and gave them the opportunity to team up with producers Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, All American Rejects), Peter Stengaard (JC Chavez, The Pussycat Dolls, Ashanti) and Dan Estrin (Hoobastank).
Drug the Kids is currently working on their debut album and listeners may be surprised to hear these songs and lyrics coming from a band of twenty-something’s, but these band members have packed a lot of living into their years and it’s all reflected in the music.
$12.00 - $14.00