Rock and roll isn't a sound. It's not an attitude. It's a need, it's a fight, it's the saving grace in the wake of a broken heart or something lost.
Down and Outlaws are a rock and roll band, pure and simple. Influenced by bands like The Stooges and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, you can call these San Franciscans dirty, bluesy, rootsy; it doesn't really matter, because all four members – Peter Danzig, Kyle Luck, Chris Danzig, and Jon Carr – are determined to put their stamp of rock and roll back on the map, literally and figuratively.
The band balances packed local performances with tour dates across the country. Over the past year, they've performed with Reignwolf, Cancer Bats, The Silent Comedy and Black Pistol Fire, picking up die-hard fans and media attention from Austin and Portland to Tucson and Los Angeles and beyond.
Their first single, "Lay Me Down," convinced Carson Daly to book them on NBC's Last Call in May. With a new video for their second single, "I Don't Care (I Don't Care)," a Converse Rubber Tracks recording session in Vancouver, and their upcoming debut album, all signs point toward a breakout year.
These days, when rock and roll often survives in the shadows, the quartet's energy, authenticity, and blistering live performances are impossible to ignore or forget.
Down and Outlaws play because they've got no choice. Music has saved the D&O, and they hope to return the favor.