ZänKoma
Gig Seeker Pro

ZänKoma

Band Rock

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

Feb
21
ZänKoma @ The Whisky A Go Go w/SPEKTRA

Hollywood, California, USA

Hollywood, California, USA

Feb
18
ZänKoma @ Saddle Ranch Chop House

Universal City, California, USA

Universal City, California, USA

Jan
21
ZänKoma @ Universal Bar & Grill

No. Hollywood, California, USA

No. Hollywood, California, USA

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


Where have the true dirty rock'n'roll sounding bands gone? With an industry of completely polished somewhat rockbands dominating the airwaves, it is hard to find a straight out stripped down rock band. Well take a look into ZänKoma a Los Angeles based group influenced by the energy of AC/DC, Lynard Skynard, Black Sabbath & Jack Daniels. From tracks Road To Nowhere, Lady Jade & Foot Massage, ZänKoma have put the roots of bluesy rock'n'roll back into the scene with their old school type riffing and solos - ass whipping drums & 80's style vocals that will surely bring you back to the good old days of rock music. Visit zankoma.com to find out more info.

- L.A. Rock City News, Vol. 26, 2/2/08


IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED WHY ELECTRICITY WAS INVENTED THEN HEAR IS YOUR ANSWER, ZänKoma. THESE CATS HIT THE STAGE IN TEXAS AND FROM THE FIRST CHORD RIPPED THE ROOM TO SHREDS. AFTER THE LAST CHORD ECHOED THROUGH THE ROOM TEXAS KNEW A NEW FORCE IN ROCK&ROLL WAS BORN. IN A DAY FULL OF GROWL BANDS AND FAKE-ASS SKATER BANDS WITH INTERCHANGEABLE VOCALS AND MULTI TRACKED BULLSHIT STACKED TO THE CEILING IT'S FREAKIN' AWESOME TO SEE A BAND THAT CAN PLUG IN AND WAIL. ZänKoma BRINGS BACK THE SOUND AND ENERGY OF BANDS LIKE LA GUNS AND GNR. BANDS THAT WERE NOT AFRAID FOR YOU TO HEAR WHAT THEY WERE SAYING WHILE RIPPING YOUR EARS OFF AND STILL MAINTAINING MELODY AND A DRIVING BEAT TO BOOT. THIS BAND IS THE REAL DEAL.I DARE YOU TO CATCH THIS BAND LIVE AND NOT BE BLOWN AWAY. I DARE YOU TO LISTEN TO THIS BAND'S STUDIO WORK AND NOT LISTEN TO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. ROCK&ROLL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND IT'S NEW NAME IS ZänKoma. - Carey Dean - KRVF 106.9 (On Air Personality)


Discography

3,000 3 song demos distributed at live shows

Photos

Bio

RIDING SHOTGUN WITH ZÄNKOMA

In an age in which most rock bands take themselves so seriously that they’re afraid to crack a smile, and “Rock Fashion Vampires” seems to rule the musical landscape, ZänKoma can be considered uncompromising rock’n’roll hooligans. Influenced by such bands as The MC5, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Sex Pistols &The Rolling Stones, these 4 rock’n’roll soul mates, who look like they could have been Deep Purple roadies if they’d been born decades earlier, manage to seamlessly echo classic rock, hard rock and punk in as much of a timely as a timeless manner without ever slavishly imitating and insulting their influences. With their well-composed songs they manage to keep their musical attack unpredictable yet on the street level.
Their love for playing in little, noisy bars in the greater LA area, where their only desire is that the audience either cheer or throw something at them, doesn’t keep them from regularly appearing in Hollywood’s biggest clubs and playing with such bands as Brian Howe’s Bad Company (Texas/ direct support), L.A Guns (Whisky a Go Go / direct support), The Bullet Boys, Steven Pearcy of Ratt ( Club Vodka, Knitting Factory/ direct support), Lynch Mob ( Key Club/ direct support) and headlining the Viper Room. Since the bands beginnings in early 2008, the boys distributed over 3000 CDs at their live shows and for each new song they write and each show they perform, their crowd of friends grows along with their notoriety.