Bad Suns Bring West Coast Vibes to PGH’s Altar Bar
Natives to the sunny Los Angeles, California, Bad Suns consists of Christo Bowman, Gavin Bennett, Miles Morris, and Ray Libby. In June 2014, the alt-rock bro-band released their debut album, titled “Language and Perspective,” under Vagrant Records, and they’ve been positively scaling the ladder of popularity ever since.
The band came together early in life through connections formed and established through LA venue communities, as well as mutual friends shared by the artists. After officially forming in 2012, the band began accumulating fan attention by playing shows, literally, wherever they could. In an interview with Last.fm, the band noted that the hardest part about playing shows while they were still growing was finding a venue that would even let them play, stating, “Nowhere would let you play without you selling an obscene number of tickets… So we ended up having to play in these dingy clubs [or band members’ garages], but it brought us together and it brought a lot of other people together, as well.”
Their success in 2014 has been so surmountable that it’s caught even the band members by surprise. The group’s popularity skyrocketed with the release of their first EP, “Transpose,” showcasing obvious gems such as “Cardiac Arrest” and “Salt.” In an interview with KIB, the band ruminates on the first time they’d heard “Cardiac Arrest” blasting from the stereo of a car. The estranged stares from the listener in response to the band members as they smiled graciously with their arms raised from the sidewalk indicated that she did not recognize them, but they were pleasantly flattered, nonetheless.
Bad Suns will be performing at Altar Bar (1620 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on Monday, May 4 and will be accompanied by Nevada Color, and the unique sounds of Kiev.
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