Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law

Swami Lushbeard, hIPNOSTIC

Sat, September 2, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$22.50 - $28.00

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating reservations, please call 310-372-0035

Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law


Southern California's UNWRITTEN LAW has become synonymous with the sounds of summer by
releasing some of the most celebrated rock records of recent memory, touring the world to play for
sold out crowds, holding the #1 slot on the Billboard Modern Rock charts and becoming a staple of
the summer's biggest festival, Vans Warped Tour. Not only have they become rock idols but also they
have overcome pitfalls that would end the careers of most bands in order to remain relevant as others
from the scene fade away. Now UNWRITTEN LAW are set to return with SWAN, their sixth studio
album due out March 29 on Breaksilence Recordings/Suburban Noize Records.

Marred by drugs, alcohol and personal struggles, UNWRITTEN LAW channeled their problems into
writing and have crafted one of the most personal rock records of their career. "There was a lot of
interpersonal turmoil going on with the band itself and in our personal lives when we were making this
album," recalls Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris. One such battle came in the form of front man
Scott Russo losing his house and possessions in a terrible fire last year; however the band battled
back in the face of adversity to make Swan. Anthemic songs such as lead single "Starships and
Apocalypse" and "Dark Dayz" make this record the catchiest UNWRITTEN LAW record yet.

"It took a long time to write this record because we were creating something real in a time when fake,
bullshit, phony music rules the airwaves," commented Russo. "It seems like artists have forgotten the
art of creating an album. Everyone writes one good song and then fills the rest of the album with B-
Sides. We spent six months just writing the music and then I spent another eight months writing
lyrics. For this album we had to make sure that every song was a great song and there was zero

UNWRITTEN LAW also teamed up with a few names of note on Swan. "Chicken Scratch" features
guest vocals by the legendary rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, a collaboration that was hooked
up by Danny Way (legendary skateboarder and co-founder of DC Shoes and Plan B Skateboards).
Cisco Adler also lends a hand with writing and production on "Dark Dayz," "Nevermind," "Last
Chance" and "Swan Song". What results is a blend of amazing musicianship and a new found
inspiration of lyrics.. From the blazing, edgy "Starships and Apocalypse" to the inspired, Beatles-
esque "Let You Go" and the obviously hip-hop tinged "Chicken (Ready to Go)", Swan shows
incredible growth and proves that innovative music still exists in a time of carbon copies and fading

The band has continued to make awe-inspiring music and is now excited to hit the road in support of
the record and show off the incredible new album to audiences around the world. UNWRITTEN LAW
has already begun to plot numerous routes across the globe. Then, this summer the band will return
to the stage where they began to make a name for themselves so long ago: Vans Warped Tour.

Looking back on the past few years, UNWRITTEN LAW can't help but smile. "We had taken
ourselves and the music from something ugly that no one wanted to be a part of and turned it into
something everyone loved and was proud of," adds Morris. They know that they have risen above the
struggles that have stood in their way and are ready to make a splash in 2011 with Swan.
Swami Lushbeard
Swami Lushbeard
From their home base in Los Angeles, Ca., the multi-talented Swami Lushbeard blazed onto the music-scene in 2009 with their critically-acclaimed debut-album, “Who You Were?” With their soon-to-be signature blend of raw & gritty rock, combined with a lush and genuinely melodic style of song-writing; their confident approach to both the stage and the studio quickly put this L.A. based band on the radar of music-fans both locally and worldwide.

The following years continued to see an increase in their productivity and creativity as Swami Lushbeard went on to release the “Who You Were? (Acoustic Sessions)” EP (2010), the “Every Inch” single (2011) and “A Burning Desire” EP (2013) – all recorded with original band members, including former bass player Andre Howie and dear friend and founding member Danny Kopel, who sadly passed-on in the summer of 2013. Though adjusting to the loss will never be easy – the memory of Danny lives on strongly through the continued efforts of Swami Lushbeard’s perseverance and journey forward.

At the core of Swami Lushbeard today are two brothers: M@ Sachs (Keyboards) and Ian Michaels (Drums) along with founding member and chief songwriter Don Sprouls (Vocals & Guitar). With the recent addition of Greg Safel (harmony vocals) and Darren Scholtz (Bass), the band feels like they’re finally realizing their potential. Humble, authentic and honest rockers who flip the switch into overdrive the moment they step onstage – Swami Lushbeard has become a staple of entertainment in the L.A. rock-scene, and their strikingly-vibrant brand of Rock has been featured at some of the most prominent hot-spots, clubs, and venues that California has to offer.

The release of their 2014 single “Where The Sheep Are Led” renewed the strong-interest in the band. Met with enthusiasm from critics and fans alike, “Where The Sheep Are Led” has been featured, reviewed & played through a ton of respected online music-sources and radio-stations and the support revitalized the band’s creativity, imagination and passion to an all-time high.

With 2016 coming to close the band eagerly released its latest effort to rave reviews and accolades. Examining the strength of the bond between relationships both inside the bloodline & out – “Blood Is Sicker Than Water” represents some of the strongest material Swami Lushbeard has created to-date. With thought-provoking lyrics written to challenge your mind and test your mettle – the songs on the new EP are bound to make you think every bit as much as make you move. Built on steady & reliable grooves and hook-laden rock with boldly progressive ideas threaded into each tune – the music has never been more personal…yet so relatable to us all, important and REAL.

With music that focuses on versatile & spirited instrumentation, complex-but-relatable rhythms and rock-vocals that range from focused, sweetened-melodies to all-out raucous-rock mayhem – Swami Lushbeard continues to gain traction in their career with new-fans discovering them daily online from all over the world.
hIPNOSTIC is a heavy rock band from Orange County, CA. Our music is driven by a passion for heavy contagious riffs, powerful rhythmic grooves, thought provoking arrangements that filter through a positive and hopeful lyrical message. The band draws inspiration from artists like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Chevelle, Seether, Shinedown and Red.

Our new single “Ain’t No Sunshine” truly embodies what the band’s music is all about and where we are headed in the future. It’s a unique heavy rock version of the classic Bill Withers tune with a dark moody spin. The band released its debut record "Dissolve Me" which garnered many positive reviews. Debra Stocker, Editor of All ACCESS said, "Dissolve Me is by far one of the best hard Rock/alternative sounding albums I've come across this year". Modern Fix Magazine had this to say, “The talent level is high, the range is varied, the voice is superior, the guitar riffs are catchy and there are numerous standout tracks on "Dissolve Me".

There is a commercial shine to this made-for-radio band”. hIPNOSTIC received 4 nominations at the ALL ACCESS L.A. Music Awards, Best New Group, Best Hard Rock Band, Best overall album of the year, and won Best Alternative Male Vocalist. Their song “Ritual” was featured in the movie "The Dead Matter" and was included in the movie soundtrack. They were also fortunate that Fox Sports Net picked “Ritual” and “Heels On A Plank” for their “Re:Evolution of Sports” show.

In 2011, Blake and his long-time musical brother Rob Swanson reunited to push the band to a whole new level. The band continues to reach new melodic territories and create a broader sonic landscape. The intertwining of their guitar and bass personalities gives the band an even heavier rock sound. In 2016, the line-up was complete with the addition of powerhouse drummer Marty Wilcox.

hIPNOSTIC is currently in the studio wrapping up the final stages of their next full-length release and promises it will be every bit the riff heavy journey that was set in motion with our new single “Ain’t No Sunshine”.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254