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Punk. Dead?

ByStephy Muzio

Sep 15, 2013 #Vegas, #Xomby


As some of you may know, the Las Vegas community lost a huge supporter of the local music scene, Mike Schrimshaw, and some awesome local bands pulled together to raise funds for his family at local bar and venue, the Freakin’ Frog. One of these bands was Xomby; a local punk band fronted by the raging vocals of A.D. and backed by bassist Dave and drummer Eric.

This band proves that punk isn’t dead, it’s just been hiding out in your local dive bars, bringing the piss and vinegar back to the musical taste buds of those willing to look for it.

I was highly impressed by the way the three members of this band worked together, doing fast paced riffs and the hardest hits on a drum kit I have ever seen in this town. Closing the show with “The Man Song” from Orgazmo, a film by the creators of South Park, the crowd went absolutely wild, filling the bar in a way to where I could barely even see the band performing, and I was close to the stage!!!

If you’re a fan of bands like the Buzzcocks, Misfits, and Social Distortion, then be sure to give them a “like” on Facebook to find upcoming events of theirs. This is NOT a band you want to miss.

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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