Heart thumping; check. Head banging; check. Socks rocked sideways; check. These are the things that Made Violent did to me, and they’re 100% guilty of all of it. That’s right, Made Violent rocked everyone’s world this past Friday night (besides mine) and I’m still thinking about their amazing performance at the Knitting Factory.

Keeping the energy alive, crowd-surfing Made Violent performed with Drenge as part of Northside Festival and they freaking killed it! In every song, every guitar solo, you can tell they gave it their all- and didn’t disappoint. This was my first time listening to them live, and I walked away a new fan.

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Rob Romano (vocals & guitar), Joe White (vocals & bass), and Justin Acee on drums, this trio started back in their high schools days. One day, they casually released “Wasted Days” online and instantly grabbed the attention of UK’s NME Magazine. Soon after, they found a home with Columbia Records’ Startime International and nothing would be the same again. They recently released their self-titled Made Violet EP this February and showcased with their first time appearance at the world famous SXSW.


Now, they are unstoppable as they travel from city to city alongside acts such as Cold Fronts in July and Wolf Alice in August.

“We can’t wait to hop in our shitty van and drive across the country to play for anyone and everyone,” Roman quips. “Two things really matter to us- making as much good music as we can, and touring as much as we can. We never want to stop doing this.”

Romano, guys, you are surely on the right track to doing what you love. Keep on giving your fans the joy of listening to you and we promise to return the love. The beasts are excited to see where this journey takes you!

Written by Lupe Ramirez