LMF: Dirty Rock & Seven Ten OilJuly 26th, 2012 at 12:14 pm by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music, Uncategorized
Welcome to day 3 and the final preview of what I have dubbed, The Battle For Buckcherry. This show isn’t just a contest to win the opening slot for Buckcherry but it’s also a opportunity to showcase the best original hard rock bands in Hampton Roads. This area is just swelling in original music, not just rock but in all genres. From the honky tonk of Gina Dalmas and Rodeo Clown to the pop punk of What Looks Like Crazy and Holly Would to the folkcestral sound of Bison, this area is bound to be heard on a national level and The NorVa is playing an integral part in making that happen. They do an outstanding part in allowing local talent play on the same stage as the big acts do and their staff is top notch is making everyone feel like they’re a rock star.
Today we introduce you to the final two bands on the bill: Dirty Rock and Seven Ten Oil.
Seven Ten Oil a well-seasoned, home grown rock band that is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year. Founded by singer Chris Johnson, this band continues to tear up the seven cities rock scene. Ian Switz supplies the grip and rip guitar riffs, Vincenzo Mastropasqua provides the backbeat while bassist Les Moseley keeps the low end in check. They are not new to the battle zone of rock as they have claimed victory in 2007′s MAX 100.5 Battle Of The Bands and beat out numerous bands to open up for KISS in 2010. They also have been a 2-time Live Music Friday guest BUT I will state that I’m an impartial player and I offer no favoritism. These guys do put on a hell of a show and have proven that they’re the band to beat. You can check out Seven Ten Oil here.
Seven Ten Oil’s Favorite Buckcherry Songs: Lit Up and Sorry
Moyock’s own Dirty Rock continues to be a menace in the local rock scene after the passing of their front man, Randy Hunt. Guitarists Jason Hardesty and Josh Christian, drummer Jason Hurdle and bassist Steven Canady have been hitting the rock scene hard since 2009 with bombastic beats and powerful lyrics. Steven has taken over the vocal reigns and the boys have honored Randy the best way possible and that’s by performing Dirty Rock’s music to the fullest. You can keep tabs on Dirty Rock here.
Dirty Rock’s Favorite Buckcherry Song: Crazy Bitch
The Battle Of The Bands at The NorVa – Saturday, July 28 – 7:00pm – Tickets: $10.
That’s all for me today. Tomorrow is Live Music Friday and our guest will be the Shakespeare’s Ghozt, a great alternative/hip hop group that you don’t want to miss.