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A Little Rock n' Roll with Freshwater Collins

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Sometimes we're just in the mood for a little rock n' roll. Not indie, not electro-punk, just some good ole rock. And where would we head for such an adventure? Uhm hello The Viper Room. Back when we were green to Los Angeles, and had heard of about four place in LA, The Viper Room was definitely one of them. Now we know some argue it's past its prime, but show some respect to your elders kid. Their is no denying the street cred of The Viper Room in rock circles.

But not just any band could take us there, we've been waiting and sifting through press releases waiting for a sound that we thought was cool, and hip and just fucking good. Thus, we came across Freshwater Collins. Some Wisconsin boys with a certain twinge of midwestern country to their music. They've been plotting and planning their Hollywood appearance and it was cool to see them live last night.

If you're into taking stock of new bands or like us have a slight obsession with saying you saw certain bands way back when, well this could very well be one of them. After all, does anyone remember early Kings of Leon? Ok Go? Musically and fundamentally the same, but the look, the edge, the draw - completely different. There were some good people out last night cocking their head slightly to the side checking out this band and espcially lead singer Chris Vos.

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Maybe LAist is about to enter a rock phase? Well, that might be pushing it, but after such a long absence, it was nice not to feel cynical about rock driving home. That has to be worth a major record deal right there.