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Artist: Grand Ole Party
Hails from: San Diego, CA
Musical Styles: Alternative, Funk, Rock, Gypsy
For Fans of: The Pretenders, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Janis Joplin
Why you should check them out:
This San Diego trio’s blues driven rock packs a punch with influences that range from gypsy music to club funk, all interwoven with storytelling lyrics delivered by boisterous frontwoman Kristin Gundred.
I like the loud. I will not go gently into that Easy Listening night. In preparation for rocking out all the way into my twilight years, I’ve never been ashamed to rip up napkins or stick nubs of toilet paper in my ears and let a crushing wave of guitars slam me in the face, over and over and over again.
Enter Grand Ole Party to fill the void. This young pop-rock n’ blues trio from San Diego revolves around singer-drummer Kristin Gundred who leads her bandmates (John Paul Labno on guitar and Mike Krechnyak on bass) with her passionate and powerful vocals. The band deftly combines ferocious songwriting with a raucous and electric sound. Their live shows are notoriously rocking.
The band put out their debut album, Humanimals, which was produced by Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley and was released on DH Records in January 2007, and has been receiving accolades ever since.
It may be the end of an era for the GOP, but just the beginning for this Grand Ole Party. Go vote with your ears. Don’t forget the toilet paper.