Bad Romantics: L.A.’s Power Pop It Kids Rock The Viper Room
Viper Room (West Hollywood, CA)
What do the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Crowes, Tom Petty and Iggy Pop all have in common? Besides long, flowing locks that’d give Fabio a run for his money, these music icons have all rocked The Viper Room stage. Now ready to usher the Sunset Strip landmark into a new era is L.A. power pop quartet Bad Romantics, whose anthemic, guitar-driven sound is quickly making them one of the city’s most buzzworthy new bands. Bad Romantics fuse the pop melodicism of The Wallflowers and Fastball with the driving, introspective rock of Arcade Fire and early Radiohead, and recently charted at No. 1 on the highly influential KROQ Locals Only playlist. Before launching the band, Bad Romantics frontman Albert Garrett was an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right, with songwriting credits for artists like Bruno Mars and Cobra Starship, and featured tunes on shows like The X-Factor, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.