Love and a .38, CHECKERNECK, & Strange Phases at The Satellite!

CHECKERNECK is an LA alternative rock band with elements of grunge and punk. Musical blend of chaos and harmony. Creative, heavy riffs with catchy melodies, driving bass lines, and fast powerful drums. We see our music as authentic expression, a form of freedom that strays from mainstream boredom and monotony.

Strange Phases

Strange Phases was born from the vision of guitarist/vocalist Curt Barlage in 2015. Fresh from the split of his previous band, The Bixby Knolls, Curt instantly immersed himself in the dim, red lights and cigarette haze of an east downtown Los Angeles studio to begin the next chapter of his musical endeavors. Joined by drummer Travis Drum, acquainted by chance meeting, the pair would move beyond the notion that Strange Phases was just a creative hub of scattered ideas and late night demos. Guitarist/keyboardist Monica Mendoza and bassist Patrick Mertens soon joined, completing the line-up and fully functional force known as Strange Phases.

10 songs would be created, compiled and recorded throughout 2016 for a debut full length album titled, Art of Restart. Driven, yet atmospheric guitars take a front seat, along with confident vocal melodies carried by words of hopefulness, frustration, societal indignation and spiritual freedom. Vintage organs, analog synths, violins, and cellos are entwined with the thunder of the rhythm section, while a Japanese Koto makes several cameos.

Love and a .38 is a blue collar rock band in an unlikely place. Four guys from different parts of the country, whose triumphs, failures, and drive to play music have brought them all to Los Angeles. In their short existence they have been tirelessly D.I.Y. in all aspects of their career. Through social media, creativity, and lots of elbow grease they have amassed a worldwide following nearly unprecedented for an unsigned, unrepresented, independent band. Not concerned with hyphens and sub genres, they have taken an “It’s all rock and roll to me” approach to their career.


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