The boys had Cali kids enjoying “another night, another fix” by playing favorites off their former L.A. Kids CD, along with brand new songs from their expected upcoming release. Because FFA’s chemistry is so evident, I was more than a little shocked (and slightly scared) when they announced the replacement of their original lead guitarist Zack Jerome with Jeremy Miner- but the amicable switch-up went off without a hitch and their former chemistry was not altered, but amplified. Clearly keeping it all in the family is working well and Jeremy Miner (lead singer Justin’s younger brother) was completely adept at adapting the tunes and tracks as if he’d been rocking them his whole life.
Because when curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought him back- I asked the boys a couple of questions regarding the transition:
BNB: So lets not avoid the large pachyderm in the room- what’s up with the L.A. kids switch-up?
FFA: It was completely amicable- Zack went off to pursue his biathlon training.
BNB: Have you decided on shared custody or can we look forward to a knockdown drag out battle in the courtroom?
FFA: We’ve decided on shared custody of our pet piglet.
BNB: So really the important question is, now that mini-Miner has joined the FFA ranks, will he be growing out the signature Miner hair?
Jeremy: I think I’ll grow out the beard instead.
BNB: Perfect, so you’ll balance it all out on stage then- that’s fro-tastic.
Their set had the entire Roxy unable to stand still with their pop-rock song style that contains dark lyrics cleverly concealed behind upbeat tunes- and not one person could resist the undeniable onstage charm. Music enthusiasts were privy to a track off their expected upcoming album, and if “refugees” is any indication of what we can anticipate, we are all in for a sweet surprise. The boys ended the night by inviting anyone and everyone (and their mothers) to an onstage celebration of life, love, and the pursuit of musical happiness. The Roxy platform now served as a makeshift pedestal for the four quarter-life crisis kids and about fifty of their closest strangers that couldn’t find it in their hearts to resist the enticing invitation. The energy had everyone engulfed in a euphoric haze as converse-clad kids pranced onto the platform that had no child left behind.