Blackout Lights are a 3 piece stoner punk rock ‘n roll band from Vancouver, BC. Heavy but not without melody. Consisting of Jonny Shades furiously pounding the skins, Jeff O. rocking the electric bass guitar, and front-man Steve Barmash providing the noise and outbursts of abrasiveness mixed with beauty.
Like The Smashing Pumpkins making babies with Queens of the Stone age, and combining influences from different genres their sound is unique yet catchy and it will have your attention immediately. Mr. Barmash owes as much to The Beatles as he does to Soundgarden, with a wide vocal range that will have you humming melodies for days. Combine that with razor sharp drums and driving bass lines and you got yourself some rock n roll action! If you need more excitement in your life, Blackout Lights are here to provide the entertainment.
After playing shows at almost every bar in town, Blackout Lights have just finished recording their second E.P. titled “Blaster” with Doug Fury (Bif Naked, Scatterheart) in East Van and are eager to show the world who their new favorite band is.
Say hello to Blackout Lights. Then get some earplugs, you’re gonna need ’em.