Dioses del Tiempo performing at House of Blues Sunset. (Angel Aguilar/Living Out Loud LA)
In what turned out to be a great closing to the rock concert calendar for 2013, the “Posada Rockera” at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip hosted five of the southland’s most promising local Latin rock bands, La Septima Luna Ilusion, Manantial De Fuego, Rockero 5 and the headliners, Dioses Del Tiempo.
The rock fans not only showed up, but they were ready to rock and from the very first band, the audience was enthusiastic and energetic and the momentum kept growing with each performance.
While La Septima Luna, Ilusion and Rockero 5 put on strong energetic sets that had the audience rocking non-stop, it was clear that the audience was waiting for Manantial de Fuego and Dioses Del Tiempo.
Hailing all the way from Hesperia, CA, in the northern part of San Bernardino County, Manantial de Fuego (MDF) began to make their presence known in the L.A. concert circuit with their passionate performances and they have earned such a loyal following that they have fans from Hesperia who follow the band to their gigs in Los Angeles.
When MDF hit the stage the audience responded with a great roar and was soon chanting “Manantial, Manantial…!” to which the band responded with a riveting performance that showed a band that knows how to work a crowd with their energy, stage presence and charisma. MDF showcased songs of their album Amor Fatal, which is available on I-tunes.
With a more straight ahead brand of rock & roll, Dioses Del Tiempo took the stage and from the first chords, the crowd were jumping and rocking to their melodic guitar riffs and pulsating beats. Dioses Del Tiempo have been around since 1999 and after various line-up changes the band has finally settled on a quartet, but when playing live, the band also includes a third guitarist and a keyboardist which helps the band replicate the intricacies of their music on the live setting. Dioses Del Tiempo gave a masterful performance that featured the songs of their first full length album, Después de Mil Siglos, which is also available on I-tunes.
The fact that the House of Blues was almost full to capacity on a Sunday night only a few days after a major money spending holiday, is a testament to this new re-birth in interest in local Latin rock in the city of Angels.