Frank Turner Gathers Believers From The East To The West At The Roxy In Hollywood
March 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM (PT)
A huge thank you to INTERSCOPE’s BRENDA ROMANO, CHRIS LOPES, JEFF STACEY, CHRIS MORADI, and KENRICK PHAN for introducing a few of us at ALL ACCESS to see FRANK TURNER and new label signing JAMIE N. COMMONS on WEDNESDAY night (3/6) at THE ROXY.
COMMONS made quite an impression with his gravelly vocals and tight, rocking band, easily winning over the audience. Folk/Punk singer-songwriter TURNER and his band THE SLEEPING SOULS' stage presence was engaging and energetic.
TURNER's set featured a few new songs from his forthcoming fifth album, Tape Deck Heart (out APRIL 23rd), including the first single, “Recovery” which landed at Alternative two days earlier. Other highlight included “I Still Believe,” "If I Ever Stray,” “Photosynthesis”, “I Want To Dance,” Substitute" and "The Road.” By the end of the night TURNER himself went crowdsurfing!
Radio and industry peeps traveled from near and far to enjoy the night. LA radio was well represented by KROQ's LISA WORDEN, KAT CORBETT, NICOLE ALVAREZ and NADIA BETKOUCHAR; KYSR's KADE, KCRW’s CHRIS DOURIDAS and BOOKER from KAMP. Also attending: KMXB & KXTE/LAS VEGAS’ CHARESE FRUGE, 91X/SAN DIEGO’s CHRISTY TAYLOR, KFMA/TUCSON’s CREEPY PETE, WKQX/CHICAGO’s, PJ, WLUM/MILWAUKEE’s MICHELLE RUTKOWSKI, KINK/PORTLAND’s CHRIS MAYS, PARAGON RESEARCH’s MIKE HENRY, along with ALL ACCESS’ JOEL & RIA DENVER, SHAWN ALEXANDER, ED BROWN and LEAH ADAMS.