This week, we’re taking a turn into music and hoping to introduce you to a band we’ve really come to like.
The backstory for Rock Sugar is that of am 80′s hair band that gets stranded on a desert island with nothing but their instruments, a Hello Kitty boombox, a case of batteries, and a 13-year-old girls 80′s CD collection.
Stranded as they were, they had nothing to listen to but what they could play, and the music on the CDs. And from this was born some of the best mash-ups we’ve heard in a long time.
In reality, these guys are awesome musicians, and have a phenomenal sense of humor. And they were just signed to be the “house band” at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. In Hollywood, every Monday night.
To give you an idea of the kind of stuff they cram together , there’s Shook Me Like A Prayer, a combination of AC/DC and Madonna, and Straight to Rock City, a mash of Paula Abdul’s Straight Up and KISS’ Detroit Rock City. They also have a penchant for Journey songs, like Round and Separated, mixing Ratt’s Round & Round with Journey’s Separate Ways.
And here’s their take on Metallica and Journey, Don’t Stop the Sandman
I love that one…
If you want to see Rock Sugar, you can see them Monday nights at the Hard Rock on Sunset. You can also find their music all over YouTube, just do a search for Rock Sugar. You can also find them on Facebook, at facebook.com/RockSugarBand and their website, RockSugarBand.com