Students perform at Whiskey a Go Go

Local bands from California got the chance to play at the world famous Whiskey A Go-Go on Tuesday Oct. 23. 2012. Bands like Tyrannous, End Of Truth, Scarred Condition, The Artist Must Draw, Silent As The Graves and Hollywood High’s very own Exterminate, lived their dream as the played the same stage that bands such as Black Sabbath and Motley Crue played on.

Hollywood High has added another notch to the belt. TCA junior Erick Alvarez is a drummer for band in Exterminate. “Playing at the Whisky was great. It’s an experience I will never forget.”

Other bands like The Artist Must Draw came all the way from Lancaster, California to put on a great show for their Los Angeles fans.

Danielle Musitelle, a 17-year-old from the Van Nuys, California, is the lead vocalist for the band Silent As The Graves. “It was really amazing!” she said of playing at the Whiskey . “The fact that I was standing on the same stage that hundreds of huge artists like Carnifex, I Declare War, All Shall Perish, Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, ect. was just amazing. The fact that all those people came out to support local bands is also an amazing feeling.”

It is very rare for teenagers who are in bands to get gigs at venues this big and known. These bands are living their dreams as musicians and they are extremely lucky. “It’s actually very overwhelming. I know I have a lot to do still, like record and play more shows, but I never thought that I would be where I am today. I’ve worked so hard and I still work hard every day for the band. We’re a family and I love them. I almost cry tears of joy after playing a show. Music is the most beautiful thing in the world and to share my music with others is such an incredible feeling” said Danielle.

Supporting local bands is very important. The only way to keep music alive is to go out there and go to these local shows. Remember to check out these bands that have been mentioned and keep supporting local music.

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