The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013
Supporting Acts: Orange Blossom Special, The Whereabouts Crash Kings
Just barely a year and a half after forming the band, the raucous, blues-infused stripped down complexities of the Crash Kings' utterly original urban rock has flourished. Regularly drawing capacity crowds at local indie music hot spots from the Roxy to Bordello, the Silverlake Lounge to the Derby. The Crash Kings wrapped up their self-titled debut EP, a five-song tour de force comprised of some tracks familiar to fans and some fresh surprises. "You Got Me" feels the exuberant, soaring frustration of a jilted lover's rock anthem, while "Come Away" tugs at the heart but leaves your eyes dry and your head bouncing. The remaining three tracks on the EP sustain the infectious onslaught of amped-up melodies, tight, crisply expressive arrangements, irresistible hooks and first-rate musicianship that early fans of the boys have already come to know and love. Tony and Mike Beliveau, two brothers from Boston, were already making music together their whole lives before crisscrossing the country in tandem and finally putting down roots in Los Angeles. Tony moved West on his own in the fall of 2005, while in the process rediscovering the singer and writer parts of himself. In no time he was on a writing spree of lyrics, keyboard and power chord-driven tracks that inspired Mike to follow him to the coast with nothing but a duffel bag and a bass. That's where fate came into the picture when Tony played keyboards on Sierra Swan's 2006 national tour and met drummer Jason Morris, who was also playing in Sierra's band, and who had previously toured the world with Juliette & the Licks. By the time the Sierra Swan crew made it home to LA at the end of 2006, the seed of what was to become the Crash Kings had been planted.