The 88


Fri, Nov 19

The 88 have been hailed as one of the finest pop/rock/alternative bands in recent memory; a distinction proven all the more relevant by their superb new self-titled collection.

This Los Angeles-based band has cooked up a modern take on classic rock that swirls with chiming guitars, melodic bass, groovy keys, and rocking drums.

Founded in 2002 by high school pals Adam Merrin (piano/keys) and Keith Slettedahl (vocals/guitar), and solidified as a band with the addition of bassist Todd O’Keefe and drummer Anthony Zimmitti, The 88 made their bones on the Southern California indie scene, releasing two well-received albums and earning acclamation as “Best Pop/Rock Band of the Year” from L.A. Weekly.

The 88 grabs the listener at the first note and never lets go, from the organ-fueled “Center Of The Sun” to the shimmering beauty of “As Far As I Can See”. Songs like “Automatic Brain” and “They Ought To See You Now” boast all the vitality and exuberance of a great rock ‘n roll band in full flight, brimming with both confidence and creativity.

“Since their formation in Los Angeles in 2002, the 88 have shared their appealing brand of bouncy pop rock with appreciative audiences locally as well as beyond.” –Music Connection

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