On Saturday, December 15th, we attended the third annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert, a free event in Los Angeles to benefit and raise awareness for the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army believes in “doing the most good for the most people,” providing disaster relief and aid to the homeless, among other charitable work, so look out for their red kettles and bell ringers around your hometown!
Specktor Media, with host Ned Specktor and a DJ pumping up the crowd between sets, put on the concert. First up was Sonus, an up and coming pop band of three brothers–Alex (guitar), Marcelo (vocals), and Andrew (drums)—who were raised in Argentina but originally hail from California. The trio opened with an excellent cover of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” before launching into two of their original songs, including their single, “Save Me Tonight.” Next up was Bridgit Mendler, who performed songs off of her debut album, including “Hurricane” and her hit, “Ready or Not,” expressing her love to her fans—especially those who brought sweet signs for her. Andy Grammer was next, singing his hits “Fine By Me” and “Keep Your Head Up,” as well as current single, “Miss Me.” Hot Chelle Rae then performed an acoustic set of their hits, including “I Like it Like That,” “Honestly,” and “Tonight Tonight.” The band also respectfully asked for a moment of silence for the victims of the Connecticut shootings and China stabbings, which the audience applauded them for. Finally, Owl City took the stage to perform songs from both of his hit albums, including his smash, “Fireflies.”
Hats off to all of these artists for supporting a great cause, and to the Salvation Army for 147 years of charity work!
Check out our exclusive photos and interviews with the performers below.
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