Average Ticket Prices
Tokyo Police Club $20.03      Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles $53.36      The Tenderloins $55.62      Freakwater $14.53      Dropkick Murphys $31.76      Josh Ritter $32.64      Cooder-White-Skaggs $59.30      Brett Kissel $23.97      Little Green Cars $12.91      Brandi Carlile $46.24      X Ambassadors $20.82      Highly Suspect $15.70      Brett Dennen $26.29      Widespread Panic $50.32      Joe Walsh $46.83      Il Volo $61.13      George Canyon $30.07      The Avett Brothers $49.31      Jeff Dunham $48.90      Lil Wayne $51.54      Jake Shimabukuro $40.10      Tory Lanez $27.61      The Tenors $53.05      Hillsong United $32.65      I See Stars $16.16      August Burns Red $24.56      Little Big Town $40.72      Sturgill Simpson $32.17      The Infamous Stringdusters $24.23      Guns N' Roses $114.99      tact $128.27      Ellie Goulding $43.87      Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats $25.41      Morgan Heritage $28.35      Luke Bryan $54.97      "A Night With Janis Joplin" $49.61      Meat Loaf $66.49      Lettuce $27.10      J.J. Grey & Mofro $34.08      Dead & Company $73.79      The Zombies Feat. Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent $53.84      Steven Curtis Chapman $36.56      "Dancing With The Stars" $57.41      Classic Albums Live $25.03      Shawn Mendes $38.75      Chris Tomlin $35.77      "Bring It! Live" $40.24      Frankie Moreno $27.28      Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash $25.92      Katt Williams $76.46      
See all average ticket prices

Steady Diet Of Rock Sugar

11:01 AM Wednesday 7/14/10 | |

Remember that band we here at Pollstar made a big to-do about a few months ago? A band called Rock Sugar that has a way of mixing up ‘80s pop songs with heavy metal hits? Well, we’ve been keeping quiet about something up until now.

Rock Sugar recently opened up for Steel Panther on a Monday night at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. It was their debut in their hometown, although they had been playing festivals in other cities.

Well, their five-song set must have impressed the HoB brass. By that appearance alone, Rock Sugar takes over for Steel Panther as the weekly Monday-night headliner at the venue. The gig starts immediately.

By the way, we meant they “take over,” not “takeover.” There is no hostile encroachment on Steel Panther’s territory. The raunchy ’80s heavy-metal party band was apparently already planning on heading back to the venue most associated with its history, the Key Club. Their show, too, will be Monday night.

Our history with Rock Sugar is pretty straightforward – we posted their video one day and they got signed to a booking agency the next. However, like all good parents, Pollstar loves both bands equally. If you’re in L.A. on a Monday night and want to see goofball mayhem coupled with tight musicianship, see Steel Panther. If you want to see a balls-to-the-wall rock show with a singer who can mimic anyone, see Rock Sugar.

(Oh, and when we say anyone, we’re not exaggerating too much. Singer Jess Harnell is a well-known voice actor. He’s the voice of Wakko on “Animaniacs,” Captain Hero on “Drawn Together” and Ironhide in “Transformers.)

Click here for the Rock Sugar’s MySpace page.

Comments

  1. atomicfury wrote:

    05:53 PM, Jul 14, 2010

    Cool mashup. Hey Pollstar...wanna post Atomic Fury's video so we can get signed too? Check out our video for "AM/FtheM" on youtube or atomicfury.com



Artists Mentioned in this article