Published on June 11th, 2018 | by David Morales0
Them Evils at PJ’s Lager House Detroit
The Hype magazine had a chance to catch up with Them Evils in Detroit for a show at PJ’s Lager House. It was kick a**! Pj’s is a classic punk rock and hard rock joint fixated in the heart of Detroit. The bakery/restaurant/bar served only but 30 altogether for the performance on May 23 but it was well worth the show. There was excellent service from the bar and Them Evils put on a great performance.
What surprised The Hype magazine the most was their amazing sound, which is just like their recordings.They know how to put on a good show! Them Evils is a rock band from Orange County, California. They have a classic rock feel. Their sound reaches from 80s rock but with a modern appeal. Inspired by rock legends like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queens of The Stone Age, the band pays tribute to the classics while creating their own unique sound.
Guitarist Jordan Griffin, bassist Jake Massanari, and sticksman David Delaney started out with their well-known single “Untold.” The first thing I noticed was their immense power as a band at the volume they were playing. Pj’s is a small but energetic venue. For its size, there was a nice mix.
They really know how to get the audience into the show as they have their set down packed tight. It sounds like the touring time put in with The Pretty Reckless has really paid off for the band. While calling out to the city of Detroit, Them Evils demanded that the crowd move closer to the stage. They didn’t leave anything behind as they rolled through, “Put Your Love on Me”,” Get You Out”, and “Got Me Rockin’”, off their self-titled debut EP and the new just released EP – “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free”. Finishing up with an encore of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.”
The band has released three EPs: their new “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free,” (2018) Cold Black Love (2015) and the self-titled Them Evils (2016). They made inroads @ Active Rock Radio in 2017 with “She Got Nothin“, which peaked @ #22 on the BDS Rock Indicator chart.
Them Evils are a class act. Before they started, they engaged their fans. They were courteous and and were interested in everyone they spoke too including the staff. This is definitely a band you don’t want to miss. But whether you are into new or classic sound, one thing is for sure, Them Evils came to Detroit with an impressive set and the crowd liked them
Photography by Erik Aratari 101 WRIF – FM Detroit