BY JILL GERSTENBERGER ON NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – SFSonic.com
Vintage Trouble put on a kickass rock ‘n’ roll show at The Fillmore on a November Thursday night. Formed in Los Angeles in 2010, the band combines rhythm and blues, hard rock, and soul in a style reminiscent of early 50s and 60s bands like The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and The Yardbirds. Ty Taylor is a fantastic front man resembling a modern-day James Brown who stagedives. Under the management of the legendary Doc McGhee, the band toured outside of the U.S. and decided to grow their fanbase in Europe where they were able to open for such renowned acts on tour as Brian May, Bon Jovi, The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and Willie Nelson. The band has put out three studio albums and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan O’Brian, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has played large festivals like Glastonberry, Bonnaroo and Coachella. These guys aren’t getting these big opportunities because they’re some flash in the pan. They’re a really talented group of musicians with incredible showmanship to boot.
The band didn’t waste any time getting the crowd riled up on this chilly San Francisco evening. After a brief opening band huddle onstage, Taylor had the crowd jumping up and down in unison, soul clapping and singing along to “Strike Your Light,” all while he was making rock star poses and doing a handstand on the drum riser. By the end of the second song, “Blues Hand Me Down,” he’d already hopped offstage and gone deep in to the crowd and emerged back onstage with a cute little fluffy white dog in his arms. We never figured out where the dog came from but he held on to it and sang while we all wondered why there was a dog at the show. He passed the dog offstage to a stagehand and encouraged people to put their cellphones down and dance.
Vintage Trouble stopped by WNYC’s Soundcheck for an unplugged set and discussion! You can listen to the podcast recording of the session here, or watch the video that was streamed live on Facebook below!
Vintage Trouble gave an intimate acoustic performance and interview at Paste Studios in New York City which streamed live on Facebook! Take a moment to watch the session below and then get back to doin’ what you were doin’.
Vintage Trouble is making a video for their unreleased song, “The Battle’s End”, with a powerful message about discrimination and they’d like TroubleMakers like YOU to be a part of it.
Watch the video below to see what the band is looking for and follow their lead: Film yourself with a card that briefly describes your encounters with discrimination and submit them at VintageTrouble.com/Troubland.
The band is also seeking recent footage of them performing live, especially performing “The Battle’s End”. If you have any footage you’d like to share, please submit it through the Troubland page.
Vintage Trouble have just announced a 14-date headline tour of the US supported by UK singer, Desi Valentine!
Tickets for these new shows go on sale August 11 at 10:00 am local time through the Tour Page.
Plus, for these dates, Spotify will be rewarding some of Vintage Trouble’s top listeners with a code and instructions to purchase presale tickets. Make sure to follow Vintage Trouble on Spotify, keep listening and check your email inbox on Wednesday, August 9th, to see if that’s you!
The band is currently touring all over North America. To see the band’s upcoming dates and get tickets, click here.
We’re happy to announce that Vintage Trouble will offer VIP ticket upgrades for upcoming shows! VIP upgrades include: a tour poster, a commemorative photo with the band, and access to a special soundcheck party before the show! Only a limited number of VIP ticket upgrades are available per show, so be sure not to miss this opportunity. Get yours here starting August 10 at 10 am CDT!