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Electric Revolution performing Tuesday on the band shell

Electric Revolution performing Tuesday on the band shell


For Billie Pulera and the rest of the band Electric Revolution, it’s all about the music.

But, this summer, it’s also all about getting some cool gigs.

The Kenosha-based hard rock band is performing Tuesday evening on the band shell in Pennoyer Park and, next week, the group will travel north to Caddot, Wis., for “Rock Fest,” headlined by Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and attended by thousands of fans.

It’s all in support of the band’s new album, “Burn It Down.”

Like its shows, the band’s album is all about original music.

The band — guitarist Brock Betz, bassist Leon Royal, vocalist Dave Lawson and drummer Pulera — “was formed in 2014 and has had some lineup changes over the years,” Pulera said. “Poeple come and go, but the core of the band and its mission is basically me and Dave Lawson.”

That mission is creating new music, which Pulera said is “usually a joint effort. We’ll start jamming at rehearsal; Brock comes up with a guitar riff, and we take it from there. Dave and I usually write the lyrics. Once it becomes a song, we record it.”

For “Burn It Down,” the group worked on songs between gigs and recorded it at Racine’s Belle City Sounds.

“We’re tremendously happy with how it came out,” Pulera said.

Tuesday’s performance will be the band’s first time performing at “Tuesdays at the Shell,” though Pulera says “we’ve been to shows there. We hope to have a huge crowd.”

Electric Revolution, he said, “opens for a lot of national act shows, but we don’t play in Kenosha all that often. We will play at Taste of Wisconsin, however; outdoor shows are always great.”

This is also the group’s debut at “Rock Fest,” a huge three-day festival.

“People come from all over,” he said. “It’s a big show.”

The band will perform on the “Loud and Local Stage” — “since we’re a Wisconsin Band.”

That festival, Pulera said, “will give us great exposure. This is a big opportunity for us; we’ll be playing for thousands of people and, hopefully, we can meet people in the business, too.”

Audience members at an Electric Revolution show can expect to hear “fiery rock ‘n’ roll,” Pulera said, describing the band’s sound as “ ‘70s-flavored hard rock that is guitar driven. Brock (Betz) is an amazing guitarist and one of the greatest guitar players in the area.”

Besides the great exposure playing shows offers to the band, Pulera enjoys “connecting with the crowd. It’s fun to play in front of people.”

Electric Revolution performs 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (July 16) on the band shell in Pennoyer Park, 3601 Seventh Ave. Admission is free. The band’s album is available at CD-DVD-Games Warehouse, 3717 80th St. You can find more about the band and read reviews of its latest album “on Facebook and by scrolling around,” Pulera said.

In his January 2019 review of “Burn It Down,” music critic Dan Pavelich wrote: “In short, these are four guys who play in such sync, they were absolutely meant to be together and make the music that they do. It should come as no surprise that they’ve shared stages with such luminaries as Pat Travers, Y&T, Angel, Wishbone Ash and Cheap Trick. Electric Revolution is legit.”


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