PICTURE THIS: Band of Skulls @ The Fonda Theatre, LA 9/19/12

September 24. 2012 | By Frank Starke

Watching Band of Skulls at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles was what we imagined a slightly softer Led Zeppelin on the Sunset Strip in the ’70s would be like.

Band of Skulls @ The Fonda, LA 9/19/12

The band wasted no time drawing in the audience by opening the night with “Sweet Sour”. Rather than embracing the elegance of the Fonda, Band of Skulls chose a stripped down stage presence drenched in simple blue and red lights.

Band of Skulls @ The Fonda, LA 9/19/12

Russell Marsden brought the energy needed to keep the audience engaged, something that can prove to be difficult for a three-piece band on a large stage–especially one with a stereotypical laid back bass player like Emma Richardson. One of the highlights of watching the rising band with only two full-length albums and an EP is it’s easy to sing along with all the songs.

Band of Skulls @ The Fonda, LA 9/19/12

Band of Skulls @ The Fonda, LA 9/19/12

Band of Skulls @ The Fonda, LA 9/19/12

Band of Skulls @ The Fonda, LA 9/19/12

Band of Skulls @ The Fonda, LA 9/19/12

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