Classless Act

[NoHo Arts District, CA] – This month’s LA Music Scene post is on Classless Act, a band of strangers who met over the inter webs – Poland, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Argentina, Dallas – and formed a band.

A Classless Act ad on Instagram said come and party with them at The Federal/Knitting Factory on 12/30/22. But, from LA Music Scene’s perspective, the stage was more of a launch pad. 

Classless Act hit the stage running and kept up the momentum throughout their set. Their music is high energy and the band possesses a synergy that comes across in their bluesy hard rockin’ chords as well as their on-stage interactions.

Last year, NoHo Arts District.Com interviewed LA Music Scene and one of the questions asked was who were we following. LA Music Scene doesn’t just track bands, we also follow individual artists as well. Of those individual artists is guitar player Griffin Tucker who joined Classless Act not too long ago and looks to have settled in quite well. 

The guys recently came off of a tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Def Lepard, Joan Jett and had Vince Neil sing on Classless Act’s official music video for “Classless Act.” 

The tune is from their album “The Retaliators” which has those crazy wild licks that Motley Crue is known for. 

It’s hard for a band to stand out to people in the “business” because if they’re like the LA Music Scene they’ve seen around a half million bands in their career. Growing up on the Sunset Strip and being a dancer at the Teen Fairs in Hollywood added up the bands as well as booking a nightclub called The Cave.

Classless Act stands out from others by the way they fill up the stage when performing and their songs are taking shape with a solid hard rockin’ blues base and LA Music Scene is a blues hound.

LA Music Scene was gratified that they didn’t have to give its “Best Performance By A Statue” award which has been awarded to Marianne Faithful in her early performances and to Zoey Deschanel for her lackluster performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Tommy Lee, drummer for Motley Crue, said in a recent interview that the band likes to help out up-and-coming bands which is great for Classless Act. 

If you like in your face rock n’ roll that hits you like a fast-moving freight train then seeing Classless Act live is a must. 

One thing though, LA Music Scene cannot wrap their head around as yet over the fact that their childhood bank is now a music venue. We grew up in North Hollywood and the venue was called Security Bank.

Another act that has captured LA Music Scene’s attention is SUN (brutal pop) most recent offering. Her “John & I (Money)” is a mind-blowing piece of perfect composition. Sound is good, voice is above and beyond, and the licks will get you to the edge of your seat real fast. SUN’s singing is a mix of songbird with a dash of gruesome growling that comes out like one of the Furies and gives us goosebumps upon goosebumps… a sure sign of a masterpiece.

Another song by SUN is “I Killed My Man” which is also musical perfection and one that LA Music Scene can relate to. When she sings “You ruined my life” and she screams…SUN screams so well that she teaches classes on it…in Paris, France where she lives.

When gal pal Vicky Hamilton first played “John & I (Money)” prior to its release LA Music Scene wanted to put it on our YouTube channel (@musicmaven806) ASAP #quarantineradio, but since it wasn’t set to be released for a while she said later. 

SUN’s EP “Brutal POP” is set for a January 13, 2023 release. 

LA Music Scene would like to congratulate singer Billy Idol on his Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Friday, January 6th. It is well deserved. It was the first star of the new year…2023!

The muse struck at a young age and began with Ernie’s Record Shop on Lankershim Blvd. In North Hollywood where I purchased my first Beatle record “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and a record by Major Lance titled “Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um”. From there I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl and I was hooked…on Rock N’ Roll. At the age of 13 it seems as if the magical world of Rock N’ Roll opened up and welcomed me. A trip to Indio with Frank Zappa and possee, and subsequent gigs as a dancer at The Teen Fairs at the Hollywood Palladium sealed the deal. As a trained journalist, I’ve written for magazines, newsletters,newspapers and blogs. In addition, I have run a nightclub by the name of The Cave. Music is the thread that weaves a patchwork quilt of genres, venues and experience out of my life and in the process have introduced many fine acts to my followers. For the rest of my story dear readers, read my articles and it will unfold like the petals of a lotus flower. Sometimes you’ve gotta wear the hat to remind people who they are dealing with. LOL