Blood-pumping and highly addictive, Bad Luck Blackouts hit the skate-punk scene hard after forming in Eugene, Oregon late 2010. This new old-school punk band's fast and dynamic tunes are well complimented by the band's ability to bring in crowds and have them singing along - long after the show ends.
Bad Luck Blackouts' live shows are proving to be as energetic and even more super-charged as the band's fall 2011 release of their self-titled EP, Bad Luck Blackouts.This power trio is lead by their bassist and vocalist, Kyra Van Winkle, who's strong melodic singing stays true to the styles of Bad Religion, The Distillers, and The Methodones. Midwest native, Johnny Kraft executes hard-hitting rhythms on drums, which suits any punk or heavy rocker. Aaron Carlson's guitar work and style completes Bad Luck Blackouts with the sounds and charms loyal to his Chicago roots.
Van Winkle and Carlson both met while playing the local punk circuit when they decided to form the band and began writing songs in winter 2010. Kraft and his precise drum rhythms were an instant fit after meeting the two in January 2011. These three are confident and continue to play interactive, lively shows with touring and local acts - both at home and on the road.
Bad Luck Blackouts have caught the attention of publications and TV shows, such as, Live At Roadrunner Studios, Sex and Death with Morgue Anne, Profane Existence, Eugene Weekly, Exiled In Eugene, etc, and have been selected to compete in Amp Magazine's Unsigned Band Contest as well as Ernie Ball's Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands. BLB is scheduled to tour and release a brand new album, which will hit fall 2012. Keep an eye out for this band in a city near you.