• Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

The Sweet Kill & Redwing Blackbird take over Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA!

Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Redwing Blackbird graced the stage in Hollywood, California
bringing their out of this world post-punk industrial sounds to the ears of Californians who
filled Bar Sinister on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Ethereal sounds provided by Lisa 1 on the
Theremin and synth blend eloquently with the guitar and lyrics which flow seamlessly from
Paul Baker. With their combined sounds transporting people on an intergalactic dark wave,
the crowd was instantly drawn to their music with cheering, clapping and dancing all taking
place simultaneously within the first song. As they continued with their set, people began
filling the room packing the space from wall to wall. It is evident Redwing Blackbird has left
its mark on Hollywood.

Set List:
  1. Intro-Arrival
  2. Human Z
  3. Fire Cleans Everything
  4. Margaret Fuller
  5. BLACK CLOUD
  6. It’s Replicant Not Replican
  7. Silver Vessel
  8. Too Klaus for Comfort

The Sweet Kill, the musical contrivance of Pete Mills, was next. He rebounded to the stage
with his band after a hiatus of playing live for a short time. Fans were eagerly awaiting this
moment. With a poetic break between songs to express the meaning of this return
emphasized the depth of Pete’s eloquence with words. After a roar from the crowd, the
music began to play, and lyrical versification bellowed through the venue allowing everyone
in attendance was taken on a journey. The entire band connects with the audience on all
levels making you feel as if you are a part of the show, not just a spectator.


Performance musicians for the show include:
Guitar- Lisa Bianco
Bass- Nick Sword
Synth- Ellen Hawk
Drums- Christopher Roberts

Set List:
  1. Closer
  2. Heart Attack
  3. Satellite
  4. Darkness
  5. Cold
  6. Queen
  7. Hurt
  8. Evil
  9. Undead
  10. Forbidden
  11. Creeper
  12. Destroy
  13. Die

Live photos by Mary Bodimer for ZrockR Magazine 2024 – All Rights Reserved.

By Mary Bodimer

Mary is a concert and event photographer. Born and raised just outside the Mile High City, her photography career (Spooky Shutter) began in Denver, Colorado. While growing up, her family exposed her to all genres of music, and it became a staple in her life. Coincidingly, her mother was very much into photography. Mary picked up her first camera at four years old and her parents embraced her natural talent. To this day she credits her love of music and photography to her family. She is passionate about capturing the raw energy, passion, and connections with fans during live shows, describing it as “art capturing art”. While she now calls Sin City home, she travels back to Denver and across the country to shoot shows and events wherever she is needed. Photography is her staple, but when she’s not shooting, she can be found spending time with her family (including her “army of animals”), writing, playing music, crafting oddities, doing animal advocacy work, or working on her hearse with her husband.

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