Live Review: Possible Oceans at Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles

Possible Oceans is a rock & roll quartet playing hard rockin’ punk. The songs are melodic and the lyrics deliberate, and when paired with the high-energy rock, it’s a sensational combination. The songs have an “in your face” attitude, but are delivered with tasteful and harmonious music that you can’t help but like.

Musicianship: The musicianship was superb. Bienart and Hutton were the driving force behind every song. They played everything with precision and accuracy that kept the lot together. It was the canvas on which O’Neill could lay his lyrical prowess, and Walden, his rhythm guitar dexterity on. 

Performance: The performance was great. There was excellent audience interaction as well as cool, carefree playing of the songs. Everyone was relaxed and confident and that translated wonderfully into each and every song. Even when a "wardrobe malfunction" hit (a flying drum stick), and the song had to be started over, there was a comical feel that took over the room. 

Summary: Although the mood was light and airy on this beautiful, warm evening at the Silverlake Lounge, the music was thundering as soon as the opening tune, “Birds of Paradise,” shot through everyone’s ears. Excellent song after excellent song came crashing through the speakers as Trever O’Neill and his crew delivered a great show to all who would listen. “Blood in the Water,” “Throw the Knife,” and the outstanding “False Light” all stood out as brilliant compositions and “Dotted Lines” and “Dying Sun” weren’t too far behind. Possible Oceans’ Vinyl Moon Vol 077 is a must-have, and Death by Misadventure dropped in July. Check them out live, you won’t be disappointed. 

Web: possibleoceans.com

Contact: [email protected]

Players: Trevor O’Neill, guitar, vocals; Will Walden, guitar; Dash Hutton, drums; 

Max Bienart, bass

Photo by Pierce Brochetti