Artists on the Rise LA: Cassette Tape Massacre

Editor’s Note: Cassette Tape Massacre will be performing in Sound The Groove LA’s Sunday Funday Bash during Memorial Day Weekend at The Ivar Hollywood on Sunday, May 26th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing acts on the event! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here!

Cassette Tape Massacre is a band with humble beginnings. Josh Keane and Jonathan Rolin two friends get together to try and play covers for fun, and what starts as a hobby begins a slow burn of what if questions. What if we play something original, what if people like it, what if we take this seriously, what if we start a band? Questions turn to answers which turns that slow burn up a notch. Grabbing the bull by the horns the friends begin to practice tirelessly. After much practice and the addition of one more band mate William Cantrell, Cassette Tape Massacre was born.

This birth of one more garage punk band to the world is one that has a road paved with trial after humbling trial. Starting a band is not something one takes lightly, it’s an uphill struggle not for the faint of heart. People asked us maybe just play covers, they asked how seriously you plan on taking it, questions aimed at deterring us and getting us back to a “normal” life. “Normal” isn’t good enough not anymore, something is driving us towards playing music for people now. That small ember that took us on this journey of no’s, why’s, and can’ts is now a full blaze of our own yes’s, why nots, and I will’s.

Deciding to move forward going through practice after practice putting together songs it was time for C.T.M to walk the walk. Many of our first shows like anyone else came wherever someone would let us play. Parks and bars were our bread and butter letting us hone in our energy learning from each show. Now we are part of the local flavor in our hometown playing bars, events, and even still putting up our own shows. Wanting to share our music with even more people and expand where others can see us live we are coming out of our comfort zone to play. Coming soon to an event near you Cassette Tape Massacre will always bring our brand of rock n’ roll to make those ears bleed. Remember it’s never just a show with us it’s a damn Massacre.

Editor’s Note: Cassette Tape Massacre will be performing in Sound The Groove LA’s Sunday Funday Bash during Memorial Day Weekend at The Ivar Hollywood on Sunday, May 26th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing acts on the event! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here!