What do you get when you combine rock music, a creation loosely based on the Mega Man series, and robots? You get The Protomen. Who are The Protomen and why are robots mentioned? Robots are pivotal to the story, the music, and the theatrical nature that these performers embody.
Audiences in the presence of The Protomen get to live out a story unfolding before their very eyes and ears. Even those who have no Mega Man knowledge will be able to fully immerse themselves into the experience. Audiences will find themselves swept away by the different musical stylings, the intensity of singer Raul Panther, and K.I.L.R.O.Y.- master of the fist pumps, hand claps, and sledgehammers.
The Protomen have released two acts of their overarching storyline: “The Protomen” and “Act II: The Father of Death”. The albums tell the story of the fall of man and rise of technology through the eyes of Doctor Light and Doctor Wily, as well furthering their arc with the story between Mega Man and Proto Man.
Not much a fan of video game based music? You’re in luck! The Protomen have two other albums completely off the gaming spectrum: a full album of covers (“The Cover Up”) and “A Night of Queen.” You read that right- an entire night of Queen tunes that really, really are amazing to hear.
Most recently, the band released their music video for the song “Light Up the Night”. In a short film format, the video combines emotion-invoking visuals, science fiction, and the pulse-pounding beats from the title song itself. The video is quite the experience for the eyes. After its inclusion in the Nashville Film Festival and in celebration of the release of the short film, the band devised a tour of 8 cities for a combination of film screening, Q&A, rock show, and meet & greet.
These intimate shows set in historic venues are a way for the band to give back to the fans attending. Each city also has their own print that will be on sale FIRST at the show. Los Angeles is lucky enough to be a part of their touring cities, so attending this show is a definite must for music fans or gaming fans alike! You can see the Los Angeles print below!
I personally have seen The Protomen perform three times before, as their travels to the West Coast are often few and far between. The shows are unlike anything you may have seen before. You are instantly swept into the energy of the crowd and into the ferocity of the music, even if it is your first or fifteenth time seeing the eight-piece band. I know that I’ll be in there in person to witness the experience that is a Protomen show.