A Few weeks ago I had the chance to talk to the boys of Falling Still and happily, I got to see them play live last week. If you missed the interview, check it out here! It is not every day that I get a to see a drummer play in his boxers. I arrived at Hemingway's in Hollywood and I am ashaimed to say I had never been there before. I fell instantly in love! Hollywood vibe without the club scene. Dark and lovely with couches candles and walls covered in books. Walls and walls of books behind the band while they played. I know it is not a venue review, but it must be said that I will return as soon as I get the chance. That said, the band brought the place to life (even though not all members of the band decided to strip down to their boxer-briefs).

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Hailing from Akron, Ohio, though now based in LA, The band has been playing together for most of their lives. The band, made up of Eric Podnar (vocals), Brett Hamilton (bass/vocals), Jeremy Cull (drums), and made the move out here to pursue their work and shared love of music.

The guys in the band not only filled the venue with fantastic songs, they also brought their own light show. Making sure to thank the people that helped to make it possible the guys pointed out the light show coming form a friend in the back of the bar. The lighting brought another dimension to their show and made it a full experience.

Starting out the night with If You Say, the band played through their new self-titled EP. Producer and engineer Michael Parnin (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rage Against The Machine) worked with the band on the EP at Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, CA, and also was involved in the band's debut album, May All Magic Guide and Change You in 2009 and 2010's Don't Kick The Whiskley

Though their sound may be suited for a larger venue, they made a night at Hemingway's perfect. Bringing their own effects and exhilarating sound brought the audience to its feet.

The band will be playing Hemingway's on Hollywood and Vine, again tonight and you should plan to be there. (The last day of their residency will be 2-26)

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Set List

If U Stay Modern Rules Stupid Girl Thin Lizzy I'm Pissed Castle Walls Adam Raised A Cain I Am The Dr Gods In The Echospace


If this just isn't enough Falling Still, be sure to visit my interview with the guys, Here.

Till next time!



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