Do you want to have some fun? … I cant hear you — I SAID: DO YOU WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN!?!? … I STILL CAN’T HEAR YOU!
Well, this is probably due to the fact that we are sitting behind two different computer screens, and the laws of physics/common sense prevent me from hearing you. But hopefully you just screamed “YEAAAAH!!” at the top of your lungs. If not, reevaluate your life.
The reason I ask is because having fun is what Kansas City band Rev Gusto is all about.
Loud, catchy, enjoyable songs are what the band promises, and track after track they deliver. Rev Gusto is the closest thing I’ve ever heard to a modern day Velvet Underground, which legitimately gives me hope for the future of music as a whole. Frontman Jerry Frederick is Lou Reed — only 50 years younger, slightly British-sounding, and from Kansas. Other than that, exactly.
The band has been steadily growing, performing at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, and have recently put out their first Self Titled EP with Element Recording. Rev Gusto is slowly becoming a much more household name around KC, and for good reason. It’s well-known that it is incredibly difficult to “make it” coming from Kansas City, but Rev is making it happen with talent and hard work.
Click Click, one of the songs featured on the band’s EP, perfectly sums up what Rev Gusto is about. You can’t help but smile, get up, and dance when listening to Click Click. You just can’t. Quinn Hernandez sets the tone with an energetic drum, and Shaun Crowley’s guitar riffs create a boisteriously awesome melody. Rev also maintain’s it’s garage roots with the classic “counting in” at the beginning of the recording.
Rev Gusto is an inspiration to young, striving musicians. At such a young age, the members of Rev Gusto really have something going for them. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for this band. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Reverbnation, and Get You Earz Wet!