Last Nights Vice
Last Nights Vice
Passion and talent mixed with motivation and sheer determination gives the band an edge, making them stand out as a force to be reckoned with. They’ve been named Band of the Week by both The Rock and Roll Report and Insidestl.com, “their music [is] sour apple Pop Rocks candy to your ears.” Ticketmaster’s New Music Spotlight recognizes LNV as the band that “commands the stage like rock stars.” As Full Throttle magazine’s Band of the Month, the guys pride themselves on their do-it-yourself mentality, taking charge of their own recordings, websites, videos, promotions and show-bookings. They hit the streets of St. Louis nightly handing out thousands of demos and flyers outside dozens of venues.
“They have both the talent and sheer determination to make it. Their stage show demands attention and seems to gather them more fans with each show,” reports Indie Band Guru. The guys released their first full-length album produced by Andrew Ghiassi in summer 2010 at their highly anticipated concert sponsored by 105.7 the Point. They wrapped on their first music video spring 2010, filmed and edited by local talent Anthony Meadows, for the hit single “Lock and Key.” They stay connected with fans through their own website and various social networks, and constantly crank out interviews and receive reviews from multiple music publications. Fans also regularly hear them on the Point’s Local Show where music expert Cornbread plays only the hottest bands in the STL local scene. It’s not only about commanding the stage.
LNV makes it point to bring attention to bigger issues. The band helped raise funds for cancer patients at the “Rock 4 the Cause” concert at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. They also participated in the benefit concert “Help End Child Slavery in Haiti” hosted by Lindbergh High School.
They brought awareness to the LiveFeed charity organization (a grassroots group dedicated to making sure no child goes to bed hungry) by rocking out at the McKendree University benefit show in Illinois. And they entertained the crowd at the annual Dan Kelley Christmas Show that supports North County Food Pantry & Homeless Shelter in St. Charles. They’re rock guys with hearts. As long time friends, the band has experienced many changes together, each more valuable than the last.
LNV is home to the soulful and powerfully-driven voice of Brandon House. Joe Fitzsimmons and Jordan Phoenix freak out on the guitars with noisy effects influenced by blues riffs while playing over the hip-thumpin’ rhythm section of Chris Blake’s bass and Andrew Ghiassi’s drums. Together, the band gets you off your ass and keeps you dancing. “Funk is smeared all over these guys, it drips from them like sweat, its hard to understand how these white boys fell into such a funky sound, but they do it with precision and soul!” – STLUniverse Review Collectively, LNV has been thrilled to play with 30 Seconds to Mars (Virgin), Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Bros.), Flyleaf (Octone), Story of the Year (Maverick), Fall Out Boy (Fueled By Ramen), Foxy Shazam (Sire), Bowling For Soup (Jive), Hawthorne Heights (Victory), Mute Math (Teleprompt), A Change of Pace (Immortal), Men, Women and Children (Warner Bros.), Lorene Drive (Lobster), Family Force Five (Tooth & Nail), Violent Soho (Ecstatic Peace), Bedouin Soundclash (SideOneDummy), as well as a long West Coast stint of the Vans Warped Tour.
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