L.A. Pride Finally Adds Musical Variety With The Drums
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
“…After witnessing a set full of Brazilian funk, I made the trek back to the main stage for NYC indie rock band The Drums. Although LA Pride’s festival lineup doesn’t usually include alternative/rock music, The Drums was a happy addition to this year’s lineup.
Lead singer Jonny Pierce’s upbringing is one that many LGBTQ youths can relate to. Pierce was raised by two extremely conservative Pentecostal pastors that were very anti-gay and unaccepting of his sexuality. This is a struggle that many LGBTQ members of the community have had to deal with and learn how to move on from. Pierce’s story is displayed through The Drums’ lyrics and is certainly one of the reasons why they’ve gained a cult-like following. Pierce sways and dances around the stage, allowing himself to get lost in the music. You’ll rarely find him standing still, and the same goes for the crowd.
Although I have to admit that I was hesitant as to how well they would be received by the crowd due to them not being the typical kind of L.A. Pride act, I was pleasantly surprised. The Drums brought a much-needed sense of variety to the festival and helped bring out those members of the LGBTQ community that aren’t into the stereotypical bubbly pop/hip hop music that Pride usually showcases…”