Sunday, May 2, 2010

Most exciting band in rock today?

Two local DJs, Drake and Zeke, have been pimping a Los-Angeles-based band called Rock Sugar. The group mixes heavy metal hits with pop songs, like AC/DC's “Shook Me All Night Long” with Madonna's "Like A Prayer.”

Jess Harnell, the lead singer, has done voice work such as on the cartoon series Animaniacs and is the announcer on the America's Funniest Home Videos. He's excellent at imitating other singers such as Axl Rose of Velvet Revolver or Steve Perry of Journey.

Rock Sugar played the Beale Street Music Festival today. The group is high energy. They bounced around the stage and put on a great show. For most songs that they play, they combine two songs. For the last one, they announced look out, it's schizophrenia time -- they combined four songs.

DJ Drake introduced them and said, "Rock Sugar is the most exciting band in rock today."

He's right that they are exciting, but are they a gimmick who will fizzle, or are they the next big thing?

(Click on photos to enlarge.)

Images by MOJO and taken with my P&S.


  1. Great shots of the band. Looks like you had a fun weekend

  2. ditto what dbcopper said. Must have been fun, even with the tornado. But that's what you get from all that rockin an rollin'.

    Word verification word: dadskin. Hmm...

  3. Methinks you're having way too much fun! They are a funny-looking bunch, but that ain't saying much these days. Oh, for Sinatra and Martin in their suave tuxes!

  4. great photos of rockers. sounds like you had a good time. i am glad you enjoy Sunday's travel photos on and you are right that I will have more photos from Tanzania posted as we ended up getting so many excellent photos. I hope all is well.

  5. Never knew you were interested in rock - great photos.

    Looks like a pretty good music festival.

  6. Great stuff, Mojo.

    Then this morning, Memphis Floods.

    Hope all is well with you and that new building.

  7. Re your comment on Ocala DP: I've heard of the Atlanta Bread Company, but can't recall eating there...I think, as you suggest, it is similar to Panera Bread.

    Hope your week is going well!