Robert Bush 5 p.m., March 22
Lonely Mattress Salesman
RIYL: Coldplay, Reeve Oliver
- MySpace page · Jan. 4, 2008
Current Status: The band has relocated to Los Angeles.
Influences: The Fray, Matchbox 20, Coldplay, Rufus Wainwright
Lonely Mattress Salesman is a 3-piece, piano-driven rock band from San Diego who brings power and intensity to the seemingly wussy piano-rock genre. Edgier then Keane, less preening then Coldplay, more mainstream then Radiohead, and stronger vocally then Ben Folds, LMS has a unique presence in the L.A. rock scene. Imagine Muse and the Beatles in a knife fight while Chris Martin officiates. A guitarless band has never sounded so huge. One listen to their newly recorded demo will confirm that their slogan is no exaggeration, “Piano rock that actually rocks.”
-- MySpace profile