The Knitting Factory Concert House Reno rocks downtown Reno. This time with Buckcherry, Lit, Reno locals, Seasons of Insanity and added at the last minute, Cherry Bomb, an all female rock band from L.A. made up of 14 to 17 year olds.
Attendance was very good for this show, with Street Vibrations, George Thorogood and Reno’s own 7 Seconds all in town, the knit still managed to sell over 800 tickets to the show. You gotta love Reno.
Opening the show were teenage rockers, Cherri Bomb.
Cherri Bomb is an American all-girl rock band from Los Angeles, founded in 2008 by Julia Pierce. They are managed by drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole, Mötley Crüe, Eagles of Death Metal) and signed to Hollywood Records. The name Cherri Bomb originated from a book called Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend — and to Living Life Like a Rock Star. Cherri Bomb released their debut EP, Stark, on October 18, 2011 and their first studio album, This is the End of Control, on May 15, 2012. The girl’s ages range from 14 to 17 years old. (wiki)
Band members include, Julia Pierce (15) – (lead guitar, vocals), Nia Lovelis (15) – (drums, vocals), Miranda Miller (17) – (rhythm guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Rena Lovelis (14) – (bass, vocals).
Cherri Bombs set lasted about 30 minutes and went like this,
“Better This Way”, “Drawing A Blank”, “Shake The Ground”, “Too Many Faces” and “Let It Go”.
These young ladies really have what it takes, this examiner was very impressed. They have the look and their stage presence is off the charts. As Lit bass player Kevin Baldes told this examiner at the Lit meet & greet, “after seeing these girls on stage, I told the guys, we better turn it up a notch tonight so we don’t get up-staged”.
All four bands rocked the house, a great time was had by all.
To see what’s up at The Knitting Factory Reno, go to, http://re.knittingfactory.com/.
There’s always something goin’ on at The Knit.
And don’t forget about the Top Shelf Lounge and Grille, where you can have dinner and a couple of drinks while you listen and sometimes get to watch the sound check.
As with all this examiners reviews and feature stories, “The Photos Are What It’s All About”, so check out the photo slideshow and enjoy the show. There’s lots of photos to see
All photos by, JOHN TUCKNESS
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