BRKN Love At The Marquee Theater In Arizona
BRKN LOVE Rips It Up At The Marquee Theater Tempe Arizona
On Sunday July 25, 2021, BRKN LOVE hit the stage at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona, to an energized and crazy crowd; a sure sign that LIVE Music was back! They opened the night for the headlining band Pop Evil and are currently scheduled to continue touring through December 11th 2021; not all shows are with Pop Evil.
BRKN LOVE is the brainchild of Justin Benlolo who is also the band’s, songwriter, guitarist and perhaps one of the best new rock vocalists to hit the stage in a long time! Benlolo, who is the band’s main songwriter, has drawn his influences from a plethora of many great bands, past and present. Inspired by such musical greats as Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stoneage, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath to name a few; Benlolo has managed to craft songs that encompass the essence of the past fifty years of Rock music, while maintaining a unique sense of originality.
Fans of this band were lucky this night as BRKN LOVE played a longer set than what was indicated on the schedule. Benlolo and Co. kept the crowd fired up with band’s infectious raw energy and Benlolo’s powerful vocals that got this evening of to a great start.
Justin Benlolo-BRKN LOVE
The band’s self-titled LP on Spinefarm Records was released on February 14, 2020 and was recorded live to tape; almost unheard-of these days! Live to tape means exactly that; the band didn’t do multiple takes of each song and then splice them together to create that “perfect” take.
For this Marquee crowd, what you hear on record is what you get at a BRKN LOVE live show; so, it’s no surprise that the these guys kicked some serious ass live. Benlolo’s vocals live, are so good – that they quite possibly exceed his studio recordings; which are pretty amazing. The band has an explosive energy on stage that exudes raw power and is reminiscent of bands from the 70’s and 80’s; a welcome and shinning diamond in the ruff with so many bands these days relying on the use of recorded tracks in their live performance.
BRKN LOVE played a powerful set with Benlolo engaging the audience throughout their show. Their set also included a great cover of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs, which is of course a fan favorite and was a way to connect with those in the audience who might not have been familiar with the band’s original material.
Another stand out moment of the night was during the Pop Evil set when Benlolo joined Pop Evil on stage for a cover of the Metallica classic, For Whom The Bell Tolls. Benlolo took center stage and gave this Metallica classic the blistering vocals you always wanted to hear in this song. With heavy guitars and blazing vocals, Benlolo and the Pop Evil band crushed the stage with the heaviest song of the night.
Keep your eyes on these guys! Grab their disc, check them out live, and if you can, catch them at one of the shows on this tour that they are headlining.
We have no doubt that this band will not be an opening act for very much longer. So, if you’re a fan of big chords, heavy melodic riffs and blistering vocals; get on board and join these guys for an interstellar ride into the future of R&R.
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Check out BRKN LOVE on tour with Pop Evil in 2021.
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