White Reaper at the Casbah by Nicholas Regalado for ListenSD

White Reaper

White Reaper played a sold out show at the Casbah full of punk-filled classic rock sound.

White Reaper craves the chaos a crowd can bring, so when they announced their recent tour in support of the new album You Deserve Love, the Casbah made the list as a venue that loves to provide chaos at every opportunity given, especially when there’s an antsy sold out crowd just waiting for those riffs.

New York’s Native Sun; The Aquadolls, hailing from La Mirada, CA, and White Reaper out of Louisville, Kentucky filled out the lineup. Native Sun got things moving real hot out of the gate; so hot, in fact, that the lead guitarist broke a string on the first song. White Reaper came to the rescue and lent them a fancy guitar — not like Native Sun needed it; they were fully prepared to continue the show as is. They rocked that stage with countless guitar solos and screeching voices. 

The Aquadolls then took the stage, with a little more of a chill sound with songs like “Our Love Will Always Remain,” but it’s damn they sure knew how to take is up notch. Frontwoman Melissa Brooks had the hair of an angel, and let it flow right along with her heavenly voice. This band is all about girl power, and they’re not afraid to speak their minds and let a crowd know just how they feel. 

White Reaper at the Casbah by Nicholas Regalado for ListenSD

White Reaper

Last but not least, the headliner White Reaper took their places on the Casbah stage, and the crowd was more than ready to give them that raw energy. They opened up their set with “I don’t think she cares,” sending the whole venue into a frenzy. Frontman Tony Esposito loved every minutes of it, and egged the crowd on to go even crazier. That amazing audience happily obliged, and danced non stop until the very last riff. We also got a nice surprise when the infamous No Parents frontman Zoe Reign got on stage for the encore, and proceeded to knock out the track “Looking for Lizards,” with White Reaper as his backing band. The crowd really loved that one, a night will not be soon forgotten.

Photos and review by: Nicholas Regalado
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