CRYPTIC ROCK

Return to The Pretty Reckless

Rock-n-Roll is alive and kicking in the year 2016 with the proof laying in the heart of New York City based band The Pretty Reckless. Formed back in 2009 by then-actress Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless immediately became her lone creative inspiration, devoting all her energy into living the Rock-n-Roll dream. Feeling uninspired from a career in acting and modeling, Momsen’s talents blossomed to new heights as she and The Pretty Reckless began to quickly create a buzz with their 2010 debut album, Light Me Up. Since touring, touring, and touring some more, the young band has grown as musicians, a band, as well as people. Now in 2016, with perhaps their strongest record to date, Who You Selling For, The Pretty Reckless are on the road once again for a headlining fall tour. 

Begun back on October 20th, the tour ran all the way into December with support from Holy White Hounds and Them Evils. With plenty of action occurring in a near two month span, the tour came to an end on Tuesday, December 6th, at The Mayan Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. A fitting place to wrap the run up, the Mayan Theater is dressed with odd modern and festive decor mixed with old architecture, intriguing almost everyone who steps inside.

Starting off early in the evening, around 7 PM, it all began with the Huntington Beach, California band Them Evils. Heavily influenced by Classic Rock, the band has been playing around the Los Angeles area since 2013 after two-thirds of them landed in Orange County from Las Vegas. Proud to be playing straight up Rock-n-Roll, the three piece consisting of Guitarist/Vocalist Jordan Griffin, Bassist Jake Massanari, and Drummer David Delaney take big steps in the right direction on tour with The Pretty Reckless. 

Joining the tour on October 23rd, it was an exciting time for the band as they came out strong in front of a hometown crowd. Playing original tunes such as “She Got Nothin'” and “Untold,” they showed off a heavy, gritty Rock sound. Wearing their influences on their sleeve, they also mixed in AC/DC’s “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” before closing out their set with Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades.” With three EP’s already under their belt, the future looks bright for Them Evils.