Taylor Vermillion |Staff Writer|
The ‘80s is a decade known for wild hair, brat-pack films, and best of all, killer, music which still resonates with most of us, and will most likely stand the test of time.
I don’t know a single person that wouldn’t “get into the groove” as soon as Madonna’s dance anthem rang out, or rock down to “Electric Avenue” if Eddy Grant told you to.
The ‘80s tribute band Pop Gun Rerun understands this too, and they pay homage to this awesome decade on stages that rock crowds all over the Inland Empire.
From Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” to Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Pop Gun captures the essence of popular rock ballads and sends their audience on the most epic and energetic musical tour of the decade.
Redlight is usually decked out in cut off jeans with fishnet stockings, a leather vest, and fingerless gloves.
Her vibe is tough and talented and she has the voice to match.
Rocking the keyboard and belting out a few hits as well, is the band’s own Tom Schmooze.
An obvious fan of “Top Gun,” Schmooze totally nails the role of the famous Tom Cruise character, Maverick, and even takes it a step further with a voice that successfully makes the ladies swoon.
The remaining members of the band are lead guitarist Stash Spicoli, whose solos are as infamous as his outrageous leggings, bassist extraordinaire, Steve-O, and hair band enthusiast drummer, Chazz Michael.
Pop Gun Rerun certainly has an outrageous ensemble, but their song list takes their show to a whole new level.
Featuring songs from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Cure, and Michael Jackson, it’s a non-stop party.
No wonder they are considered one of the top bands in the Inland Empire.
“Shmooze sang ‘Separate Ways’ perfect and Roxanne Redlight does an awesome Madonna,” continued Martinez.
Pop Gun has gained so much acclaim with their excellent tribute to the ‘80s. They are taking over showcases all over Southern California.
Their next show is going to be at the famous House of Blues in Anaheim on May 31.
The band encourages the use of Aqua Net hair spray, acid washed denim jeans, and a fundamental love of rock and roll.
Get your tickets to The House of Blues show now, and check out the band’s website at popgunband.com for news about their upcoming gigs.