It was a hot Saturday night in Las Vegas and a perfect evening to enjoy a indoor concert, and KOMP 92.3 Homegrown Show hosted a concert at the House of Blues. The Homegrown Show is an award winning radio show hosted by local broadcaster Laurie Steele every Sunday from 10-12pm PST. The radio show features the best of our local rock/metal bands and has now partnered with the House of Blues and expanded to hosting live-music events. This week's concert showcased 5 bands including Tyrant's By Night, Stereoglass, bipolar, Hidden Scars, and The Nocturnal Affair.
TYRANTS BY NIGHT kicked off the show with their song "Thought Police", and warmed the crowd up quickly. TBN is a powerful, old-shool metal band, and I like this band more and more every time I see them. If you like early Metallica and Megadeth you will like these guys. I highly recommend them! Check out their latest track, "The Order Of Annihilation", on YouTube, iTunes, or Spotify!
Tyrants By Night Set List:
Hang 'Em High
Under Wicked Skies
The Order of Annihilation
Tyrants by Night photos by Randy Udell / R U Rocking' Photos
Next up was STEREOGLASS, a band that I was completely unfamiliar with, but thoroughly enjoyed. They are a female fronted hard rock/alternative band whose members include Andy Fusco (drums), Zack Brad (bass/vocals), Luis Villa (guitar/vocals), and Shannon Haffa (lead vocals). Haffa is an entertaining frontwoman who really engages the audience and works the stage. With haunting vocals and distorted guitar they have a very unique sound.
Stereoglass Set List:
Pay it Back
Cochise (Audioslave cover)
Stereoglass photos by Randy Udell / R U Rocking' Photos
BIPOLAR is a metal band that has been together (in various line-ups) for more than 15 years. Their current line-up is Charlie Hanks (lead vocals), Brian Hanks (drummer), Jaisen Hinds (guitar), Tom Exeter (bass), and Patrick Smith (guitar). Originally from Las Vegas, Charlie and Brian moved to Sacramento in 2003 and formed the original bipolar. After a 5-year stint in the Sacramento music scene, they decided to change things up and head back to Vegas. Their guitarist and bassist decided not to follow, so they picked up some local talent to replace them, and re-formed the band to begin tearing up the local scene. Since forming they have recorded 6 EPs and one full-length album. With a mix of screaming, speaking, and melodic runs Charlie hits the full range of standard metal vocals. Brian is a veritable whirlwind with his hard-hitting style of drumming and always entertaining to watch. Bassist Exeter's shredding and head-banging is accentuated by his long, thick, curly hair and he really gets into the music. Guitarists Smith and Hinds obviously have some strong chemistry and work well together, complementing each other's style while feeding off each other's energy, and they actually play together in another local metal band, Ten Ton Hammer. While Smith is the newest member, he has fit in quite well with the band.
bipolar kicked off their set with "Habitual", a hard-hitting, fast-paced song from their 2017 Seven EP. They followed that up with 2 more songs from Seven, almost completing the EP in full, but then rolled into unreleased "Apathy is Easy". T