Photos by: Juliana Bernstein (Get Tiny Photography)
Story by: Charles Walker
On the heels of Grammy weekend, there were heavy doses of live musical offerings to choose from across Los Angeles. My choice was to stray away from the mainstream and catch brothers Matt and Mark Hill aka The Floozies, with support from Manic Focus, in West Hollywood at The Roxy Theatre.
Manic Focus had the crowd good and heated from the start with his high energy set, thus paving the perfect route for The Floozies to do their thing.
The Hill brothers, hailing from Kansas, brought their funky, electronic, silky-smooth throw downs to one of music’s most historic boulevards in support of their latest album Do Your Thing. Equipped with a massive light rig pushed to the front of the stage, this positioned the two as close to the crowd as possible without being in it, making it feel like a house party on steroids.
The duo absolutely crushed the intimate venue that calls the Sunset Strip home as they pushed the sound boundaries to the max of the recently updated sound system. Old school bangers ‘Booger Bear’ and ‘Birfday Suit’ pumped the crowd up, but the new school stomper ‘Almost Morning’ featuring Gibbz among a slew of others was well received. They took us back to the 90’s with ‘Body Slam,’ had everybody calling out for help with ‘Somebody Help Me’ and had the entire club throwing promiscuous looks around the room to ‘She Ain’t Yo Girlfriend.’
Let’s not forget them sampling Toto’s ‘Africa,’ ‘Shakedown Street’ by the Grateful Dead, sprinkling in some Charlie Daniels Band, and had everybody singing to their remix of ‘Bossy’ by Kelis. It was the perfect recipe of bass, bangers, and live musical performance as Matt Hill led the production and guitar riffs and his bro Mark beat the piss out of his drums with enjoyment, fire, and finesse.
Catch The Floozies on tour now through September as they hit the road with likes of Russ Liquid, Fillibusta, and GRiZ, as well as making stops at festivals like Summer Camp Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Wakarusa, and Backwoods Music Fest.
Go ahead. Do Your Thing.
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