Adam Bones
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Adam Bones

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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"Adam Bones On The Rox - Best of Indie LA"

"Adam Bones just wants to RockNroll. It’s pretty pure ‘n’ simple: no indie impenetrability, no political agenda, no pain wracked histrionics, just guitars drums and solid songs.?..

The Adam Bones ep FEEL FOR TOMORROW packs five trax that neatly define the poppy songcraft and cranked Gibson crunch that Mr. Bones makes his stock-in-trade. Opening the set I Had You sets the bar with unapologetic lead guitar figures (there’s no buried in FX or sloppy wanking in any of the guitar parts on this disc, just classically inspired hook filled riffing) and a melody, lyric and performance that contain no hair-tearing angst, just mellow reminiscence mixed with a balls out sense of confidence in the future (think of, say, Bad Religion without the social commentary). Shouldn’t Love mixes hints of country music songcraft with Ramones-like directness and nice tight 2 part harmony. This is the kinda tune Roy Orbison excelled at (tho Roy woulda added some operatic high notes that we mere mortals can never reach). Feel for Tomorrow has bits that might conjure up The Byrds or the Beatles, and like all the tracks keeps those punchy rhythms and tightly focused guitar and vocal lines comin’ atcha, breaking it down and then up with a hard-chargin Who-ish rave-up. Closing out the set is the riff-rocking How Hard I Needed You.

As good a time as this crunchy set is on disc, it can’t hold a candle to the off-the-hook energy level this guy delivers onstage."
- LABuzzBlog


"Merrifield Makes a Mix"

"Now based in LA, Adam Bones plays classic rock n’ roll the way it [is] supposed to be done."
- New Haven Register


"The Comforts of Home: Solo-act Adam Bones comes back for friends and pizza"

"Bones mixes power-pop harmonies with American rock guitar, in a way that is distinctly his own."

- NewCity Music


"Schubas Show Review"

"Adam Bones charmed the crowd with his power pop tunes and cheerfully self-deprecating banter. By the end of his foot stomp-punctuated set he had the audience cheering his name..."
- Radio Free Chicago


"Interview with Adam Bones"

"What might one expect to see at (an Adam Bones) show, you ask? Rock and roll that’s a little grungy, a little raw, and a whole lot of fun."

- LA Music Blog


"Adam Bones - Feel For Tomorrow"

Adam Bones comes on like a blast from a hidden time capsule, reverberating melodic tune smithing with authentic skinny tie zeal. This sonic gem glistens, and begs to be set on repeat. Adam Bones is a cool drink of water. Quenching a thirsty cry for untarnished rock music. At times Bone's vocals sound hauntingly reminiscent of Joey Ramone possessing Ray Davies. Musically he punches with The Who's solid driving attack, mixed with crisp power pop sensibility. If that's not enough to impress. Skilled beyond his craft, Bones wears a few caps, just as any savvy modern icon does.
- Hollywood Examiner - Todd Complex


"Review: Adam Bones "Feel For Tomorrow" [EP]"

Adam Bones "combines pure rock, melodic pop hooks and raw energy to concoct a lethal brew of rock 'n' roll that’ll get your hips shakin'". He and his cohorts have gone back to basics on their new 5 track EP, "Feel For Tomorrow" - a 'bare bones' approach, if you will.

If Adam Bones has any skeletons in his closet, they all come out to play on "Feel For Tomorrow". His influences stretch all the way back to The Who and reach up to today's modern rock. The sound is fun garage rock, with Adam's voice strongly reminiscent of Scott Blasey of The Clarks. Bones has a knack for crafting smart pop hooks, but what I enjoy most is that he cranks up the amps and his confidence to deliver the authentic rock sound and attitude sorely missed from today's music. He proves his versatility on these five tracks, stomping through Kinks territory on the crunchy opener, "I Had You", while strolling near alt-country terrain on "Shouldn't Love", then slipping through some funky sleaze rock on "How Hard I Needed You".

Make no 'bones' (ahem) about it, this short and sweet EP is great end of summer music. He reminds me a lot of Eugene Edwards, but I would check this one out if you fancy The Clarks, Gin Blossoms, or OK Go. - Bill's Music Forum


"Adam Bones "Feel For Tomorrow""

"LA based rocker Adam Bones is traditional power pop artists with modern flair and youthful style. Fans of Bleu, Jet and Ok Go will find his debut EP fresh and compelling... Opening with the energetic "I Had You" he vocally reminds me of Elvis Presley's rich baritone, and combined with those melodic guitar riffs, it's a winner. He recently finished IPO in LA and after the country-pop of "Shouldn't Love" I'm sure it was a great show. The gentle ballad "Feel For Tomorrow" is a deceptively simple, but an effective song that builds into an arena rock anthem styled after The Who. The buzzing hooks in "How Hard I Needed You" is another keeper along the lines of Lenny Kravitz, and I can't wait for the full length album already. If you're looking for a future power pop star -- here he is. 8 out of 10" - www.powerpopaholic.com


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Adam Bones is a direct reflection of the charismatic music that he generates. Similar to his well-crafted look, he combines pure rock, melodic pop hooks and raw energy to concoct a lethal brew of rock 'n' roll that’ll get your hips shakin'. Adam is something of a traditionalist, eschewing modern production techniques and gimmicks in favor of a back-to-basics approach that relies on genuine vocal and instrumental prowess and the ability to write memorable hooks.

Hailing from Chicago, Adam Bones made his way to Los Angeles and began his gigging rounds at such notable clubs as Knitting Factory Hollywood, Viper Room, Hotel Cafe, Spaceland, Molly Malone's and King King to name a few.

After moving to LA, Bones worked with rock n roll guru Bruce Duff (Angus Khan, Adz) of producing duo Messiaz (Prima Donna, Thor, Circle) and recorded a handful of demos for his repertoire. Most recently, Bones has taken his newest batch of done-the-way-you-like-‘em songs into the studio to record his debut EP Feel For Tomorrow. Recorded by producer/composer Evan Beigel (Ambrose, Eddie Cohen, Troup, Merchants of Moonshine) and mixed/mastered by Randy Wine (U2, Bruce Springsteen, Dido, Danzig, Santana), Feel For Tomorrow is a sturdy hybrid of Who/Tom Petty style rock ‘n’ roll with a modern touch. The gritty but clear guitars are guided by Adam’s songwriting panache. He avoids the typical chord changes and usual melodic inventions, mapping his own individual musical journeys. Using the familiar to carve out something highly original seems to be an Adam Bones trademark.

Over the years, Bones has shared the stage with Sylvain Sylvain (of New York Dolls), Rooney, Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters), The Ringers, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (of Jellyfish), Visqueen, Bear Hands, Mike Viola, Bleu and Lee Ving. Lately, Bones hit the road with LA singer/songwriter, Ari Shine (Bongo Beat Records) where the two played alongside Bobby Long, Terra Naomi and Throwback Suburbia. In October of ’08, Adam filled in and toured the US with Australian powerpop group, the Wellingtons (Thistime - Japan, Rock Indianna - Spain, Lojinx - U.K., Zip - US) opening for Scissors for Lefty, the Click Five, the Major Labels and even toured the west coast with powerpop icon and producer, Bleu.

Adam Bones' clear vision of making authentic rock 'n' roll won’t disappoint. Cutting through the fat, Bones unites brain-embedding hooks with the might of the electric guitar. So, ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together, get ready to sweat and get your rear in gear because Adam Bones is gonna rock it up some!