Photojournalist Tamea Agle guest writes with the Japan Relief Show recently held at The Roxy! Have a read and look at her latest work. Few things are better than great music for a worthy cause. May 25th was just that. The Roxy held a beneift sponsored by Stickam that brought in thousands for Japan tsunami relief. The bands covered a wide range of genras and styles but Abused Romance in particular, caught the heart of the crowd. Front man Meir Yaniv and the band, made up of Roy Chen on Drums, Amit Ofir on Guitar, and Aetam Jakob on Bass took to the stage and made more than a few new fans. At the beginning of the set their fans were already singing and dancing along, and by the end, their new fans had caught on.


Currently on tour in support of their debut album, Shine, the band is quickly making a name for themselves in the industry. Their single "Overcome" was performed with an epic performance from the band and an enthusiastic response from the crowd. I will be looking forward to the quartet's return to Los Angeles.

The band's debut album, "Shine" is currently available for free from the band's site and is absolutely worth downloading. In support of the new album, Abused Romance will continue their tour across North America through the summer with Egypt Central. Be sure to see them on the road!

Tamea A.