ACIDIC Never Tasted So Good

Written by  Published in Interviews Sunday, 02 January 2011 17:00


Over the past few years, Los Angeles has emerged as a city that is very kind for indie rock bands. The vibrant scene has produced some of the best rising bands in the country. ACIDIC is one of these groups. Started when in high school by lead singer and guitarist Michael Gossard and bassist Ted Dubrawski, the band has seen its profile grow immensely.

Also including guitarist Michael Thompson, and drummer Matt Whitaker, the quartet has making a name for itself in the City of Angels. They have performed at venues such as House of Blues on Sunset, Whisky A Go-Go, Knitting Factory, South by Southwest and were a featured new performer on the Main Stage at Bamboozle Left 2009.

Their sound isn’t exactly breaking boundaries, but is still catchy and anthemic nonetheless. The instrumentation is very tight and sounds like it could have been recorded during the late ‘60s.  The group sounds like cagey veterans who have been making music for years rather than relative newcomers. Their recent release, Getting Lucky, is one of the better albums to come out in 2010. Featuring a nice blend of alt-rock and indie-pop, ACIDIC had several radio hits including “Maybe,” “Move On” and “Strata Red.” Gossard’s vocals are very distinguishable and between Thompson’s slick licks and the foundation layered by Dubrawski’s bass and Whitaker’s unmistakable drumming, the band has a lot going for it sonically and with some more experience, you can anticipate their songwriting to mature and potentially take the band to the next level.

In a city that prides itself on having the next big thing, don’t be surprised to hear more from ACIDIC in 2011.

Last modified on Saturday, 23 April 2011 19:58
Daniel Kohn

Ever since he first heard the opening chords to "Smells Like Teen Spirit," at the age of 11, Daniel Kohn has been hooked on music. Born in New York City, raised in the music hotbed of Long Island and currently residing in Los Angeles, Kohn has been writing since high school, when he realized he could get CDs for free. He's a sucker for '90s music, especially that from Seattle. Like a small minority of Americans, he likes football of the European variety, especially Liverpool. When he's not chasing down bands, you can find him at your local pub with a pint of Carlsberg, usually at ungodly hours cheering on his beloved Reds. 

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