Southern Indiana Band To Play in LA For Spot at 2022 Louder Than Life in Louisville KY – Here’s How to Vote
For any band with big aspirations, that big break can be a bit elusive, but for one rock band out of Southern Indiana, that big break is now - and you can help them make it a reality.
Meet The Strangers
Last week we introduced you to The Strangers - the 4-piece Southern Indiana rock band that is doing big things. The Strangers are rooted in the American Rock genre, and you can really hear the band's 60s and 70s Folks and Blues influences fused with those heavier vibes of the 90s.
Tragically, the band lost their original drummer, Noah Loper, to an accidental overdose in April of 2021. He was just 21 years old. Carrying on the legacy of what the foursome from Santa Claus, Indiana started before his passing, Lucas Washington on lead vocals, along with guitarist Rylan Cox, and bassist Kadin Rea, released their debut album in March utilizing Noah's original drum beats from their earlier demo tracks before meeting Evansville-native, Teelin Atteberry who would eventually take over the driving beats for The Strangers.
The Strangers entered The Battle for the Big Stage, a nationwide contest for the chance to play live on stage at Louder Than Life, the legendary rock festival taking place in Louisville, Kentucky September 22 - 25, 2022, and hosted by Danny Wimmer Presents. Louder Than Life has hosted some of the biggest rock acts in the world over the years and the 2022 lineup does not disappoint with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, and more. [Keep scrolling to learn how you can enter to win VIP Passes to Louder than Life!]
Winning The Final Four
The band has made it through several rounds of voting and the contest originally hosted 128 rock bands from across the United States. Last week, the Strangers competed against one of three other bands remaining for the chance to play the stage at Louder Than Life. I am so excited to share with you that The Strangers won August 14th's Final Four round and the band is now headed to the finals!
On To Los Angeles
Now that The Strangers beat out the other band in the last round of competition, they are moving on to the final round where they and one other band will be flown to Los Angeles to perform live on stage at the historic Troubadour in West Hollywood. By the way, Metallica made their LA debut on the Troubadour stage 40 years ago on August 18, 1982, and on March 10, 1991, Mofookie Blaylock performed for the first time using the band's new name - Pearl Jam. (More Troubadour history can be found here)
How To Vote
Want to help The Strangers land this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? You need to sign up for a free Twitch account and follow DWPresents. Then on Sunday, August 28, 2022 tune in to watch the band perform and cast your vote. The winner from that night's performance will get to play the big stage at Louder Than Life. You can also use the QR code and see the personal message from the band below.
Follow The Strangers
Want to keep up with The Strangers? You can follow them on:
The Strangers Live on 103GBF
Listen to our interview with Kadin and Rylin of The Strangers as we welcomed them to the GBF studio.
2022 Rock + Metal Festival Guide