Playing a hometown show next week, Lost Magic lit up Local Spins on WYCE, which also debuted tracks by Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Future Drugs, Avalon Cutts-Jones, Deep Enough and more.
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The aim of Holland punk/rock band Lost Magic is clear and simple:
“To make super loud, super sweet hits that everyone can bang their heads, stomp their feet and sing along to.”
From their self-titled, full-length debut album released last year to their performances across West Michigan, Lost Magic has started making waves and turning heads.
Formed in 2019 by West Ottawa High School grads Mason Kobylenski on guitar and Rodrigo Riquelme on drums, the duo later added Illinois-based bassist Ian MacDonald to the fold and haven’t looked back since.
The band plays a much-anticipated hometown show at Holland Park Theatre at 8 p.m. Aug. 26, with another West Michigan group, Public Soup also on the bill. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 day show, with details online at parttheatreholland.org.
Kobylenski noted that he got his start playing open-mic nights at Park Theatre, making this a celebration of the band’s roots.
“It’s kind of a home spot for us,” he said. “We are super excited to play the Park Theatre. It’s pretty much where we got our start playing in front of audiences. It has a great community. The sound is great and we will have a ton of people going.”
VIDEO: “Napkin (Live at Mulligan’s),” Lost Magic
Influenced by the likes of Jack White, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Metallica, Lost Magic revels in its headbanging approach, enhanced by the addition of MacDonald.
“Ian has the aggression of a punk player and a love for exploration, like some of his musical heroes from the psychedelic ’60s and ’70s,” Kobylenski pointed out, noting the trio started work on its debut album in late 2020, recording the tracks at Grand Haven’s Third Coast Recording.
In addition to material from that release, Lost Magic will uncork some new songs at the Park Theatre show, with band members “beyond excited to share the new music with the world.” They plan to release their sophomore album in 2023.
They follow up Friday’s Park Theatre show with an appearance at Albion’s Walk the Beat street festival on Saturday (Aug. 27), performing at Gardner Historic Museum. (Come back to Local Spins next week for a preview of Walk the Beat.)
For this week’s edition of Local Spins on WYCE – which spotlights local and regional music at 11 a.m. Friday on WYCE (88.1 FM) and online at wyce.org – Lost Magic showcased the tracks “Napkin” and “Crooked.” Listen below to the full radio show, which also featured new music by Future Drugs, Izubel, Common Molly (this week’s musician’s pick by Lost Magic), Deep Enough, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Avalon Cutts-Jones, Eric Engblade and Lindsay Lou, as well as music from Colt Snuffer & The Dead Horsemen and Barrel Bones.
PODCAST: Local Spins on WYCE (8/19/22)
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