Matt Mann and The Shine Runners / Press

“There is perhaps, nothing quite as “Hollywood” as a Saturday night at The Viper Room. The bar is too small, too crowded, too dark, and too expensive—but the musical talent is second to none. This past Saturday night The Viper Room showcased some of the hottest up and coming talent in Hollywood. Matt Mann and the Shine runners opened the show with a country rock set that is more Shooter Jennings than Hank 3. It wasn’t punk or even outlaw country but just pure whiskey drinking southern rock. The crowd ate up Matt Mann’s cowboy-rocker stage presence and raspy Oklahoma twang. ”