Lionize, Unscathed

Nate Bergman & Chris Brooks. Photo by Tanja Alvarez.

Lionize keyboarder Chris Brooks knows how hard his band works and how seriously they take their music. The band played Slims last week and in an interview, Brooks said they “meet up every day during the week“, spend the majority of their time touring, and have released two full-length albums last year alone. I was thoroughly impressed by the account of the band’s work ethics, but when I saw them perform I was truly amazed. Lionize are masters of their craft, blending multiple musical genres fused by captivating melodies and driving rhythms.

They opened with a brand new song “Breather“, which is one of many ready to be released later this year. The second song of the set, “Walking Away From Explosion

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About the author: Tanja Alvarez

Tanja was raised in Berlin, Germany but has been immersed in the Bay Area music scene since her move across the Atlantic in 1994. Contrary to her background in classical music, her biggest passion is hard rock, metal, and anything that’s raw and really loud. Taking equal pleasure in writing and photography, being able to combine these two with music is every bit of a dream job. Tanja has worked with many local bands and has been a contributing writer and photographer for Your Music Magazine,, Vallejo Free Press, and currently Blue Jaguar Group.


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