New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles offers a ton of options. From the giant events with huge ticket prices and black-tie requirements to the local house parties with only a few friends, there is always something going on. But this year, the Roxy went out of its way to bring something unique to town.
Vintage Trouble, the globally touring quartet, just happens to be coming through L.A. on Dec. 31. The band was asked to help the legendary club kick off its 40th year by playing on New Year’s Eve. That’s right – the Roxy is turning 40 in 2013, and this is the start of how the club is going to celebrate.
A four-piece soul and rock band, Vintage Trouble originated in Venice and grew to take over the west side of town. The band put out an underground hit album called The Bomb Shelter Sessions, and it got up to #13 on iTunes.
The guys have been touring all over the planet, and they're finally back to bring something more than just a party to the Sunset Strip for New Year’s Eve. Singer Ty Taylor shared a bit about why this event is truly special.
“What’s great is to be able to bring soul back to the Sunset Strip,” he said. “If we can be a part of bringing it back, even on a small level, that would be amazing.”
Taylor’s passion for this style of music isn’t without warrant.
“We want promoters to notice what kind of scene this brings and get it back out here in a big way,” he said.
To make New Year’s Eve a special night, the Roxy is putting together packages that will give guests the option of having an open bar all night and access to a premium selection of drinks. The general tickets for the show are at a special price: only $25. Instead of taking advantage of the holiday and overpricing the tickets, the club is doing what it does best and making sure that everyone will have a good time for an affordable price.
Vintage Trouble brings a hard modern edge to a soul sound. Its songs give you time to catch your breath, but most of the set will keep you moving. Perhaps the one thing that makes this band so popular is that the songs are easy to get into, even if you don’t know the lyrics.
The band is recording this New Year's Eve show and will be offering one-of-a kind vinyl pressings of it. They also mentioned that there will be a few surprises up their sleeve during the two-hour set, surprises that you won’t want to miss out on.
For more information about the event, visit TheRoxyOnSunset.com.