Pop Evil with BRKN LOVE, JunkBunny, and Like Machines | Minot, ND
Saturday, June 13
720 N Broadway, Minot, ND
• Ages 21+
• General Admission
• Doors at 6pm
• Show at 7pm
When North Muskegon, Michigan native Leigh Kakatyformed Pop Evil, he chose the band’s name for a reason. He loved hard rock songs with good melodies but he also dug loud, crunchy guitars and propulsive metal rhythms. For Kakaty, it’s a natural duality that came from growing up in the Great Lakes and it eventually became the raison d’etre of his band.
“It’s just a natural part of who I am,”Kakaty says. “When I was growing up we’d roll out to the beach on the weekdays with an acoustic guitar and everyone would kick it. And on the weekends, we’d turn up the amps and, boom, everyone would try to break windows. It was all about the heaviness. And I needed both of those elements –the melodic and the metallic.”
Five albums into Pop Evil’s career, combining strong hooks with knockout punches is more importantthan ever. Pop Evil is set to release new music this springthat showcases not only their growth, but their versatility as a band.Pop Evil’s upcoming music showcases Kakaty and his bandmates –rhythm guitarist Dave Grahs, lead guitarist Nick Fuelling, bassist Matt DiRito and drummer Hayley Cramer –at their most inspiring.