“The mischievous and unquestionably Cali trio are out for a good time, wreaking havoc on the LA music scene and breaking curfews everywhere they
perform.” -- Campus Circle
Saturday’s Child have pushed the boundaries of acceptability since day one. With the success of their 2004 release Kill The Cat, (SLK Records) they went on to play countless cities across the West coast building a devoted following of fans. Their latest CD/DVD release Tour de Rauk, a 15-minute documentary with a music video and two new tracks, is a gritty, unabashed account of the band on tour and the antics that follow. With blazing live performances from San Diego to Seattle, they prove that night after noisy night, their music is best ingested live and loud.
Having played together for several years, the latest line-up of Saturday’s Child adds even more energy to the infectious, melodic hard rock. Front man and primary songwriter Jason Schlarmann provides the vocal and guitar foundation. His brother James Schlarmann brings the bass lines with some backing vocals for good measure. Newcomer Craig Lammers adds the second and crucial lead guitar layer; and Nick Sprankles maintains the steady beats of the drum-kit. This new chemistry has solidified a sound that is as much unique as it is homage to real rock n’ roll. With influences ranging from Green Day and Queen to Marvelous 3 and Foo Fighters, the band works to create a fun, raucous party for their fans.
Tour de Rauk captures the raw, atomic energy and emotion of Saturday’s Child live shows. Recorded at Big Rock Studios and mixed by Carter William Humphrey, (Dr. Dre, Brian Wilson, Rod Stewart, Babyface, Bill Medley), the new songs come on the heels of some difficult and life altering events for brothers Jason and James. "The past year has been ridiculous," says Jason, “and I'm glad this band is still around for us to use as a sounding board.” The first new cut is "Jones in the Fast Lane," a song with plenty of ‘70s guitar-rock grit which borrows it’s title from an old video game. The punk influenced “Bomb Shelter” follows with gut wrenching lyrics and heavy hitting guitars and melodies.
Whether they're seen entertaining at legendary L.A. clubs like The Whiskey-A-Go-Go and The Mint, or carousing down in San Diego's favorite hangouts like The Kensington and The Jumping Turtle, Saturday's Child hopes that you will take away something more than a CD and a three-beer buzz from their shows. Then again, that's not a bad start.
“A band you will remember on Sunday.” -- Full Value Review
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Jason Schlarmann - vocals/guitar
James Schlarmann - bass/vocals
Craig Lammers - guitar
Nick Sprankles - drums
Tour de Rauk (DVD/CD) - 2005
Kill the Cat (LP) - 2004
Scratch 'n Sniff (EP) - 2003
Sonogram (LP) - 2001
Fighting the battle for fame
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by Marcia Manna Oceanside-based Saturday's Child, who will be competing in round three on Friday,...by Marcia Manna
Oceanside-based Saturday's Child, who will be competing in round three on Friday, is ready to risk Johnson's ruling. The four-piece rock band includes brothers Jason and James Schlarmann on vocals, guitar and bass, drummer Nick Sprankles and Steve Kerrin on guitar.
Jason Schlarmann figures the group has invested about $20,000 in equipment, renting rehearsal space, recording and transportation.
Saturday's Child will release its second album this month. With more than five years of performing experience, the group has learned that not every battle of the bands offers an opportunity for maximum exposure. Some are staged to exploit a ready-made audience.
"We've been involved in several of them," said Schlarmann, a regular "Fox Rox" viewer.
"Lately, it's become a warning sign to bands. It means the promoter is basically holding a popularity contest so bands will bring as many people as they can.
"But this is legitimate," he said of San Diego County Fair event. "And that's what we are looking for – the chance for promotion and moving up."
Headbangin and stuff
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Review of "Dumb Found Ed" My head started banging involuntarily with the guitar intro-that's a go...Review of "Dumb Found Ed"
My head started banging involuntarily with the guitar intro-that's a good sign. I dig the guitars and the drums. Very good beat if ya want people to DANCE! Catchy guitar sound. Production sounds well done to me. Bueno.
Saturday's Child @ the Cobalt Cafe
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by Donna Dadario Saturday’s Child is retro power-punk-pop at it’s best. The mischievous and unqu...by Donna Dadario
Saturday’s Child is retro power-punk-pop at it’s best. The mischievous and unquestionably Cali trio are out for a good time, wreaking havoc on the LA music scene and breaking curfews everywhere they perform.
“SCRATCH N’ SNIFF” ALBUM REVIEW:
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by The Merlot Brougham Kris Kross makes you wanna... I don't know where that came from. I'm a...by The Merlot Brougham
Kris Kross makes you wanna...
I don't know where that came from. I'm an old man. Anyways, I listened to Saturday's Child's release, Scratch n' Sniff. This 5 songer is chock full of power pop rock riffs. Plenty of great hooks to keep you listening and singing along (once you learn the words, of course). My personal favorite track is Destiny, but I like the intro to Hawtee very much uhhh huh. Nothin' beats clean melodic intros...I definitely recommend checking out this release.
Well, it's 9:30am and you know what that means...time for a hot tub and glass of Merlot. I got new red trunks today...I'm excited to try them out. Try the good fellows from Saturday's Child out...4 stars means me likey.
Jones in the Fast Lane
Dumb Found Ed
Always Something there to Remind Me [cover]
Every Monday [cover]
For Your Mom (God Rest Her Soul)
My Life [cover]
I'll Get By
Walk Like an Egyptian [cover]
note: this setlist is reflective of a typical 60+ minute set. Songs can be added or subtracted to suit.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.