Black Sabbitch, Black Hi-Lighter, Burning Jet Black

Black Hi-Lighter

Fronted by the larger-than-life James Poulos, Black Hi-Lighter is a four-piece group of master musicians who are what you really mean when you say 'Rock N' Roll.' Black Hi Lighter's relentless rock anthems are met with an emotional richness that begs comparison to Bowie, Queen, and the full list of the genre's legends. Poulos' immediately identifiable croon is backed up perfectly with Grammy winner Eric Liljestrand's shredding guitar and Dave Wright's massive bass lines. Rhythm veteran Mark Reback pulls it all together with unyielding drumming. The band's self-released debut album, 'Bite the Bullet,' was met with widespread critical acclaim. The phrase 'something to watch out for,' was used to the point of hilarity. Take one listen, though, and you understand why.

"Bite The Bullet might be the best glam album of 1974, replete with James Poulos’ vocal affectations, guitarist Eric Liljestrand’s sense of the appropriate and the in-the-pocket grooves of bassist David Wright and drummer Mark Reback." - Alternative Press

"Highland Park quartet Black Hi-Lighter makes you feel like you’re caught between T. Rex and a hard place. The foursome of James Poulos, Eric Liljestrand, Mark Reback and David Wright are loud and proud and brash without resorting to Xeroxing bands whose ghosts haunt those 1970s videos uploaded to YouTube... “Bite the Bullet,” (is) an in-your-face collection of guitar jams that chew through glam, punk and garage-rock rock as if escapist bombast were a new drug. - Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands.LA

"[A]n intoxicating glitter-garage sound that slithers and stomps with the best of them [...]. Bite The Bullet sounds like a breakthrough waiting to happen. We're hopping on the hype train early." - Origami Vinyl

"Highland Park's own glitter-garage contenders bust out with a tuff slice of classic stomp n' roll! James' vocals sneer and howl while the band churns out pummeling, no-nonsense trash riffs in the engine room. Hot stuff, could be big!" - Amoeba Music

Black Sabbitch

Ozzy Era Sabbath done with incredible authenticity by four amazingly talented women.

Blare N. Bitch of Betty Blowtorch fame plays her left handed SG in a way that already made the Tony Iommi comparison inevitable and the incredible pairing of Melanie Makaiwi on bass and Angie Scarpa on drums is heavy rock beauty. They do Geezer and Ward in a way not experienced since the mid seventies. And if that were not enough.. what can one say about Amy Archibald? This woman can truly sing and with a howling authenticity that gives the Sabbitch girls the ability to play Sabbath catalogue songs like "Hole in the Sky" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" which you'll never hear the boys do.

"Black Sabbitch lays down the Sabbath with unparalleled authenticity. Each member plays her parts as if burned into her soul from years of Sabbath worship."

"This is an incredible assembly of women who would be hard to contain if they were playing Abba let alone Black Sabbath. They are ferocious. You will be impressed."

Burning Jet Black

In the future, robots will perform all the music we listen to. Thumping bass and electronic blips will destroy all the pure emotion and visceral experience of the music we once knew. Meanwhile, in the here and now, Burning Jet Black is fighting hard against this automatic (re)/(de)volution. Fingers dancing on the fretboard, legs shaking on the kick drum...and sweat dripping off their brows, from the genuine heat of the crowd. This is music with a pulse...and the heart to keep it beating.

"While your friends are growing up and taking vows, you're still giving all your body will allow..." is the declaration that ignites Magazine Girl, their first single. An apt observation of the tragic heroine of the song and of Burning Jet Black themselves. The industry is that model past her prime, desperately whimpering for your attention, but not offering anything in return. This band, however, is offering something real, something that screams for you to be immersed in it, and they're on the fast ascent, keeping in mind: "We come TOGETHER, or we fall apart."

Assuming it would be possible to start over again, knowing all the things you know now, it would be a no-brainer. The band functions with this hypothetical ethic; only using the experience of the past to look forward, instead of back. Comprised of David Bloomfield (lead guitar), David Sparrow (vox/guitar), Jeff Bell (drums), and Rob Hughes (bass) you get a band that clicks. You'll hear it, it will sink down into the depths of your soul, and then you'll know. Burning Jet Black is alive and kicking and they will not quiet down.

Their debut EP "The Modern Egotist" is out now.

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El Cid


Black Sabbitch, Black Hi-Lighter, Burning Jet Black

Saturday, September 14 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at El Cid

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