The Sunset Strip on a Thursday night is just one day away from the weekend and although most of LA’s top acts strive for Friday or Saturday slots, it’s an undeniable bargain with cheaper parking rates and room to move. And so heading out WeHo way on a weekday to see Indie rock group 8MM was a breeze.
Fronted by husband and wife team, Juliette and Sean Beavan, 8mm’s songs with their thematic multi-layered sound, can be heard in movies and TV shows and have been featured on One Tree Hill, Mr & Mrs Smith, Grey’s Anatomy, and Moonlight. Just back from a multi-city tour, funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, 8mm played to a packed house at the Viper Room. Striking and sultry, Juliette offers the eye-candy and the pipes fronting a band of rotating bass, drums, and Sean Beavan on guitar and vocals. Tonight’s performance was not without controversy. During the last song where Sean appeared increasingly perturbed by some technical difficulties, he frantically pulls cables out of his pedal board culminating to smashing a guitar on stage. A fitting dramatic end to a sultry and intoxicating show.