Thursday, June 23, 2011

She Wants Revenge to perform at Riverside, Calif. benefit

courtesy: MSO

She Wants Revenge (pictured) will perform June 25 at the Fifth Sea No Evil Art Show benefit for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, held at the Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the event featuring more than 100 exhibiting artists, plus Capt. Paul Watson and the crew featured on the popular Animal Planet show,  “Whale Wars." 

Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, will be the featured speaker and give an update on the state of affairs in oceans of the world. 

The show will also feature special pieces from Sea Shepherd crew members Matt Kimura and Chad Halstead, plus a donation from “Operation: No Compromise” campaign photographer Gary Stokes.

Admission is $10; VIP package available in advance for $100. For more details, go to

L.A. alt-rock band She Wants Revenge - known for such modern rock hits as "Tear You Apart" and "These Things" from the 2006 self-titled debut - recently put out third album Valley Heart, a loosely-based concept effort revolving around its San Fernando Valley neigborhood.

In the universe inhabited by SWR, boy meets girl and it’s probably not going to end well. On "Kiss Me," singer Justin Warfield’s haunting baritone reminds us when he intones, "I know that you'll never be right for me."

Raw and unapologetically emotional, chances are you've been there before: the electric sizzle of a simple kiss; a testimony to the power of right now. "Holiday Song" finds Warfield considering the ominous slalom that is the holiday schedule.

Juxtaposed against lush instrumentation, the ongoing pyrotechnics of young lust and loss find a bed of music more soaring, triumphant and hopeful than anything the band has ever touched on. Then there's the incendiary stomp of "Up In Flames," where the nuances of modern love play out at all times and hours. 

The overall concept doesn’t end with the songs. Co-founding member Adam Bravin shot album art photos of valley landmarks; they directed short films and webisodes for every song to visually represent the stories contained within the album.

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