Coming from Louisville, White Reaper is proclaiming to be the world’s best American band with their appropriately titled latest release The World’s Best American Band. Known for playing dirty grunge garage-post-punk music that is catchy and anthemic, White Reaper stops at nothing to put on a great live show that fans talk about for days. The quartet made a stop in West Hollywood’s The Troubadour during their multi-nation wide tour for an attacked on the central nervous system. The show was off the rails with gratuitous use of stage dives and gritty riffs that nearly collapsed skulls. White Reaper has the power to convert, condemn and contradict the state or rock music that keeps the fans coming back for more.
Lead vocalist and guitarist, Tony Esposito took charge during the show wielding his axe ready to strike at the killer riffs on the set list which included hits off their first release, White Reaper Does It Again. Brothers Sam (bass) and Nick (drums) Wilkerson kept the beats steady but Sam could not be kept from his death-defying feat of mounting the large floor amps in an effort to engage the audience while perched atop the equipment like a Roman statue. Keyboardist Ryan Hater seemed to have the entire floor to himself as he bounced across the stage flailing his long wild hair, feeling the moment. The onslaught of extraordinary hits included fan favorites “Judy French,” “The Stack” and “The World’s Best American Band” off their new album.
Opening this show was Seattle’s amazing trio Naked Giants with Philly’s enthusiastic rocker Ron Gallo headlining. White Reaper’s latest album, The World’s Best American Band, is out on Polyvinyl Records Co. Do not miss the world’s best American band!