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Sandbox

Rank #85 US Los Angeles, CA Alternative / Indie / Rock

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Sounds Like: The Beatles, Nirvana, Beck, Silversun Pickups, Neutral Milk Hotel

Bio: Los Angeles band Sandbox blends vintage tones with indie dance rock rhythms and dabbles in hip-hop, country, and acoustic driven songs to add a few pieces of flare. Sandbox began in 2009 as the recording project of Shane Sweet, but since has been joined by Daniel Rodriguez on drums, Kevin Crimi ... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: All the acoustics except one... #sandbox #acoustic #quattro #mandolin #1952lapsteel #resonator… http://t.co/Aw2pXpEJxm

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  • 2013

    Jun 1


    Pasadena, CA, US | 7:00pm
    Fuller Stage
    Pasadena, CA, US
    Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:00pm

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    Sandbox Performing at Make Music Pasadena. One Summer Day and Night where 150 bands converge on Pasadena and bring in the heat! Set Time: 7:10-7:40pm

  • 2013

    May 24


    Whittier, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Whittier, CA, US
    Fri May 24, 2013 8:00pm

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    Sandbox playing an acoustic gig at Fenix 5-4 event including free Disneyland ticket giveaways and much more! Sandbox 11pm

  • 2013

    Mar 29


    Hollywood, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Hollywood, CA, US
    Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:00pm

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    Sandbox returns home from Spring Tour and SXSW with a fun night at East Side Haunt El Cid with Polybuzz and some more fun friends to be named later!

  • 2013

    Mar 21


    Oceanside, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Oceanside, CA, US
    Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:00pm

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    Sandbox at The Royal Dive!

  • 2013

    Mar 20


    San Diego, CA, US | 8:00pm

    San Diego, CA, US
    Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:00pm

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    BLACK BEAST REVIVAL, MIDNIGHT SPIN & SANDBOX $5 DOORS: 8 PM / SHOW: 9 PM BLACK BEAST REVIVAL is high energy dark sexy rock and roll characterized by heavy pounding animalistic drumbeats, torrid guitar solos and heavy bass lines with a vocal soul that rein in an eclectic and satisfying sound. Black Beast Revival began caressing the Northwest in early 2011 with a sound that touches all aspects and avenues of rock and roll. Composed of four good looking and musically talented individuals; the driven, high-energy group creates a soul-satisfying experience that is sexual and addictive. . .The resulting sound is diverse and well-respected enough to have played with a wide variety of musical acts. From Northwest Hard Rock bands like Witch Burn and Pierced Arrows (Dead Moon), to underground music legends such as Igor and the Red Elvises, platinum selling group Marcy Playground and the legendary King of surf rock Dick Dale. No show is without excitement and energy, and each member’s stage presence builds on an already stellar act. Zack delivers a vigorous and lively performance, all the while maintaining a precise and crystalline musical execution. Bill is as much a part of his drum set as the high hat and cowbell, melding with the drums until man and instrument are a singular being – the resulting style comparable to none. Brice’s smooth groove is enticing and magnetizing, his complex riffs look both effortless and intimidating. Erin James’ finely crafted stage presence, from crazed and harried to smooth and sensual, pulls the crowd into fevered devotion and creates a hunger for music and that many find insatiable. Each song is unique, yet hints at almost every sub-genre of rock and roll; generating a vibe only felt when in the presence of musical greatness. As the music grabs hold, the need to move a little closer, open your ears a little wider and lose yourself in the sound is both insatiable and it becomes undeniable that Black Beast Revival is Rock! MIDNIGHT SPIN: Fourteen months ago, in a cheap hotel room on the outskirts of Bangkok, drummer Danny Scull emailed a video of himself, singing, to his oldest friend and band mate Michael Corbett. The sound quality was terrible, and Scull had been awake for almost three days. For some musicians, inspiration can strike at any time, and this is exactly how Midnight Spin operates. Corbett crammed the lyrics, sped off to a Manhattan recording studio, and laid down the blistering final vocal track for the band’s debut album Don’t Let Me Sleep, due out January 15. Not that this is anything new for them. The two friends have been writing songs, breaking amps, and generally forging a musical bond since their days in middle school having grown up together on the north side of Washington DC. However, it wasn’t until 2008 when they washed up on the shores of Brooklyn that Midnight Spin began to take shape. Originally conceived as an alt-rock four-piece, fate and chaos led them to enlist fellow NYC newcomers Ben Waters on bass and guitarist Jim Terranova. Before long, keyboardist Jeremy Cohen was lured from Boston, and the band has been proving it out on the road ever since. By 2012, Midnight Spin was ready to heed the call of the recording studio and answer with a few Corbett banshee screams of their own. Produced by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, the Strokes, Weezer), Don’t Let Me Sleep is the result of endless bleary-eyed practice sessions and late night stumbling across the East River that has inspired and yielded a full-length album worthy of its name. From Cohen spacing the record with wurlitzers and organs to Scull bashing it out like the Grohl of yore, the twelve-song LP combines 90s alternative and punk energy with modern indie elements from their Brooklyn home. As Consequence of Sound writes, “Imagine if Foo Fighters somehow grew up as fans of early the Killers with a little of the Strokes tossed in for flavor.” It’s an album that just can’t stop chasing the night. Don't Let Me Sleep scrapes together everything you once loved about rock music and makes it hum again like a dirty, little noise-box from the future. Catch the band on tour in a city near you. SANDBOX: Los Angeles band Sandbox blends vintage tones with indie dance rock rhythms with hip-hop, country, and acoustic driven songs tossed in for flare. Sandbox began in 2009 as the recording project of Shane Sweet, but since he has been joined by Daniel Rodriguez on drums, Kevin Crimi on guitar/vocals, Nick Tracz on bass, Chris Thornberry on keys/percussion/uke/mandolin, with Morgan Paros playing violins/percussion. "Songs for Friends, Family and the Times," the first full length release (then under the moniker Sandbox Rebel, which had to be changed due to legal reasons in 2011) led to a West Coast tour as well as performances in the UK for BBC Radio 1, The Glasgow Green Festival and The Fringe. In the same year "Sandbox Presents" was born. "Sandbox Presents" shows are art installations which the band books itself and consists of different environments and worlds to stage the show in. A Night In the Woods was the 2010 installation and saw a Los Angeles warehouse turned into a forest complete with butterflies, fireflies, owls, snow, aerialists and more. The 2012 installation entitled The Speakeasy, was set in Prohibition Era Griffith Park and coincided with the release of the second full length record from Sandbox called "Me & Him and Horse," produced by Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups/Mickey Avalon.) 2012 saw 4 US tours for Sandbox and 2013 promises to be busy again as they already have 4 tours booked for 2012 in addition to their 3rd full length album due out Sept. 2013. 2013 also features 4 showcases at SXSW and another CMJ showcase (they played both in 2012 along with Worldfest, the Indie Music festival of Las Vegas, the Brooklyn Film Festival, and the LA Indie Film and Music Summit).

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