MONDAY, April 2nd 2012
ROSE’S PAWN SHOP
Hometown: Los Angeles
It may come as a surprise to hear the foot-stomping strains of Appalachian bluegrass channeled through a rock band here in Los Angeles, but heartache, loss and regret have always been the cornerstones of great music and this city has its share. In a town better known for porn stars and face lifts, anything as authentic and heartfelt as Rose’s Pawn Shop, is a pleasant surprise.
Rose's Pawn Shop is a tornado of Americana, rock, Appalachian bluegrass, alt-country, folk, Celtic, punk and the kitchen sink. Since 2006 RPS has toured extensively, electrifying audiences with their high-energy stage show, punk-bluegrass-a-billy attitude and genre-blending, boot-stomping tunes.