SonsOfSilver, FireMelon, Javelina, Modern Racket, MJ LaVine




Modern Racket

MJ LaVine

Saturday, April 13

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

  • Javelina - 9:00
  • Sons of Silver - 9:45
  • Firemelon - 10:35
  • MJ Lavine - 11:45
  • Modern Racket - 12:45

The most memorable music remains the most human.
It makes a connection on a physical and emotional level by displaying life’s blood, sweat and tears. It mirrors the experiences and amplifies the voices of its creators. Through real instrumentation, raw delivery and honest stories, Los Angeles quintet Sons Of Silver— Peter “Pete RG” Argyropoulos [vocals, guitar], Brina Kabler [keyboards, vocals], Adam Kury [bass], Dave Krusen [drums], and Kevin Haaland [lead guitar]—strikes a personal chord.
“We’re truly a band, first and foremost,” says Peter. “We’re collectively making music. It’s an old school approach. Get several musicians in a room together and capture a moment. All of that creates something rich and diverse. Something human.”
Under the previous name Pete RG, the group quietly attracted an impassioned fan base, worldwide. Following a pair of EPs—Lightning Strikes [2015], and Reaching for the Moon [2015]—2016’s Tender Souls album garnered critical acclaim and looks from the likes of Impose, Blank TV, and Elmore Magazine. The group toured extensively across North America playing major markets like Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York. They also crossed the Atlantic, hitting London, Paris and Berlin, among others. After two years on the road, the sound evolved, as did the identity. What began as a solo artist had evolved into a band.
“Spending all that time on the road really brought us together,” he goes on. “Our whole approach changed. We were no longer a singer-songwriter project. We were a group of people equally sharing ideas. We were a band. It made sense to have a name that reflects it.” Changing from Pete RG to Sons of Silver feels like a natural progression. There’s still a connection to Peter as the front man, since Argyropoulos roughly translates to ‘Son of Silver’ in Greek. “The new songs capture all of our voices. It’s louder. It’s evolved from being centered around one person’s outlook to multiple outlooks meshing together. It’s like we went from dating to being married,” he laughs. “We’re not leaving behind what it was. We’re pushing off of it to move forward as a new entity.”
Sons Of Silver hinted at that new direction in the first single, “Watching the River Go By.” Out of the gate, it illuminated the group’s nimble sonic sensibility, veering from a propulsive rhythm into a massive chant.
Driven by airy, ethereal guitars and stark percussion, the 2019 follow-up single, “Down,” hinges on the frontman’s gruff and gritty intonation before a hypnotic and haunting hook. “The lyrics reflect what I’m thinking. Our world’s in the middle of unsettling change. We’re at each others throats. We’re left feeling like we’re not on firm ground.”
Hummable and hard-hitting riffing snaps into a catchy chorus on “Never Enough.” He admits, “The lyrics came from some people in my life who are never satisfied. I put that into the bigger picture. There seems to be a lot of unsatisfied people right now.”
In the end, Sons of Silver make rock ‘n’ roll of the most human variety.
“When you listen to us, I’d like for you to be actively inspired,” he leaves off. “Hopefully, our music encourages people to be conscious and self-aware of the impact they leave on each other and the world.”
FireMelon is a rock and roll band. Pure and simple. No need for the latest hip term like “Americana” or “Alternative Country”. Rock and roll. A little bit of the Heartbreakers, a little bit of The Beatles, a little bit of the Stones and Elvis Costello with some Faces, Blasters, Beat Farmers, and blues added to the mix; and a lot of attitude and tone.
FireMelon plays original music mixing the individual styles of the members perfectly. The tones are sublime, the melodies catchy, the energy fierce. In the twenty years of playing music together members of the band have played in the smallest of bars in Orange County, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, as well as opened for the likes of Dr. John and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
When you listen to JAVELINA, you hear medium speed Black Sabbath playing the Cars, Scratch Acid, The Pixies, and a smidge of Devo. The band members are personally influenced by Soundgarden, Nirvana, unicorn pool floats, The Beatles, alcohol, NWA, the California desert, butane rednecks, punk rock and its philosophy, Saccharine Trust, the hard rock, unaccompanied spirituals, and Dream Theater.
JAVELINA sees thru the smoke screen of the corporate machine as it continues to gain momentum in the pursuit to package and sell rebellion to unassuming youth. As the commercial locusts attach to and blanket the few authentic things there are. Does JAVELINA plan to inject this greedy host with a virus and destroy it from the inside? NAH HOMIE! We plan to sign on the dotted line and sell out HARD. HARD. HARD.
Modern Racket
Modern Racket
Coming up from Hemet, CA. Modern Racket delivers hard bursting originals that will surely capture the attention of all who love music. Which a diverse sound and atmospheric vibe all who listen can relate to at least one song. The idea to bring others together no matter where you come from, what you look like, what we’ve been through, or what you listen too.
Modern Racket created from the heart and want to take everyone on their musical journey.
Manny Huerta - Vocalist/Rhythm Guitar
Brandon Bigger - Lead Guitar
Mondo Flores - Bass
Christopher Lara - Drums 
MJ LaVine
MJ LaVine
MJ LaVine’s music is an original combination of pop/punk rock infused with a touch of European punk rock attitude.
MJ has always aimed to write something worth listening to and hopes that audiences will enjoy her relatable, snarky lyrics set to upbeat rock tempos. MJ puts color and heart into all of her music.
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035