Save Ferris ignited the crowed at LA's Regent Theater in late October! With a full and robust brass section, backed by a solid upright bassist, and thunder footed drummer, all while accenting flavorful guitar licks up strummed throughout toppled with Monique's firecracker fury lead vocals. All tastefully orchestrated accumulating to one hell of a live show. I couldn't recommend a band to see live more than Save Ferris. Monique has such a wonderfully euphoric non-stop stage presence which grasps all eyes on her playful pin-up style and beautifully warm voice perfectly compliments the music making for a live show that one has to see to completely comprehend. Check out the photos and blurb below about her exceptional costume changes!
The Ska Punk Russian Doll of On Stage Outfit Changes:
Lead singer and flirtatious-vixen, Mo, burlesquely teased the crowd repeatedly with undoing and slipping out of her outfits only to reveal another dress and surprise! All of her dresses were spooky and fitting to the almost-halloween day vibe on the 26th of October. Mo first greeted the crowed in a Little Shop of Horrors dress, that she slipped out of eventually to showcase her magnificently badass black and white, glittery spiderweb dress. Eventually even that dress was peeled off her, with a monster movie themed pencil dress, all dresses had quite a pin up styled vibe that were paired with fishnets and black pumps. Her finale look was the Dolls Kill half Skelton bodysuit that excited all the guys and ghouls in the crowed.
Save Ferris Rocked the hell out of the Regent, with their spunky opening acts: Stacked like Pancakes and Papafish contributing to a night of stellar performances one would be sad to have missed.
Papafish; mixing the complementing genres of ska, reggae, and funk. The band's lead by the talented lady pipes of Nancy Rae whom belted out a ravenous set. Nancy's vocals are reminiscent of female vocalists like Monique Powell and Gwen Stefani earlier work. Her sound paired with a chilled out reggae similar to Slightly Stoopid, mixed with Rebelution culminating a sound with sweet ska beats popping through relaxed rhythmic jams. With flowers on her shoes, on her blouse and flowing throughout her long dark hair, Nancy and her musician comrades were captivating with their expressive lyrics and tunes that were crafted so nicely for the ear. Don't miss them next time they are in your town, especially if you are a fan of talented lady vox! In the meantime, their EP The Lab (2013) and their recently released single "Meridian" (2017) on Spotify! My personal favorite song of theirs is "1 to 10", the lyrics are real life relatable and catchy AF!
Stacked Like Pancakes is a 7 piece big band that had a hyper unrelenting energy on stage. They were loud, and full of fun antics with their Reel Big Fish esc. ska music flare with a heat-throbbing heavy bass sound and a Twenty-One Pilots infused influence. They love to sing with the crowd, and spread their infectious liveliness onto all spectators. Stacked Like Pancakes is absolutely a talented group of musicians that all have the most respectable way of combining their instruments and talents into one-of-a-kind styled songs. For myself, someone who loves so many genres that are clearly influences of them they are a fresh new sound that masterfully combine the genres into their own. They slayed a cover of "Beer" by Reel Big Fish, then ending with what I can tell is their Iconic Song of "Shit Fuck Damnit Damnit". One of my personal faves is the song 45, if you're a Millennial living in American there is a chance you can relate!
The Playlist for Stacked Like Pancakes included:
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