The Bands You Really Shouldn’t Miss This Weekend at KROQ Weenie Roast

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Photo credit Catfish and the Bottlemen (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
By Ramon Gonzales

We get it. Being fashionably late for everything is kind of a thing. There is, however, a reward for those that choose to party promptly this weekend at the KROQ Weenie Roast Luau & Beach Party. While everyone can agree that headlining performances from the likes of 311, Silversun Pickups, and The Lumineers are sure to be show stoppers, the early portion this summer’s Weenie Roast will give you plenty of reason to arrive on time and not be too cool for school.

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The Regrettes

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Incredibly versatile and infectiously catchy, the LA natives in The Regrettes are primed to be one of your highlights come Saturday afternoon. Lydia Night has the kind of charisma that commands attention. While the band has enjoyed a laundry list of labels from riot grrrl to garage pop, their sound showcases a seamless spectrum of influences ranging from doo-wop, to garage rock, to surf in way that makes every single stick. In short, The Regrettes are the s**t.

Smith & Thell

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Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell have spent the years quietly becoming one of Stockholm’s most decorated songwriting duos. Producing platinum tracks for other artists segued into the tandem striking out on their own. In recent years, singles like “Statue” and “ROW” gangrened international acclaim for the team’s unique marriage of pop and folk. With an ear for polished production, Smith & Thell’s latest, “Forgive Me Friend,” is the kind of song that is likely to make this pair a household name.

Flora Cash

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It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for the husband and wife team of Cole Randall and Shpresa Lleshaj. First turning heads with their 2017 single “You’re Somebody Else,” the breakout track has experienced the kind of longevity that clearly shows they are no fluke. Currently making the rounds in support of their EP, Press, Flora Cash are showcasing their stylized brand of indie pop as direct support for lovelytheband to sold-out rooms across the country. Flexing a very poignant poise via pop songs, fans will understand just why this pair have become a regular on promising prospect lists everywhere.

Catfish and the Bottlemen

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We have to assume that those of you still not familiar with Catfish & The Bottlemen are just cozy loving under that rock. It is astounding that a band with three full-length releases in five years that have amassed millions of streams are still considered “up and coming,” but for those late to the game, these Bottlemen got the goods. The band’s latest effort in, The Balance, has lived up to the task of pleasing old fans while earning new ones as singles like “Longshot” and “Fluctuate” work as shining examples of the rock n roll sensibilities of Van McCann on the mic and Johnny Bond on guitar. In a set that will see no lulls, Catfish & The Bottlemen have the potential of turning in one of the most energetic sets of the afternoon.

The KROQ Weenie Roast Luau & Beach Party is going down this Saturday, June 8, at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. 


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