Calabrese is an American rock band that is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. The band includes blood brothers Bobby Calabrese on guitar and vocals, Jimmy Calabrese on bass and vocals, and Davey Calabrese on Drums. Calabrese is their actual surname. Calabrese has been described as “Melodic, hook-laden, catchy, fun, Rock with a Punk attitude.” They have cited other bands such as The Damned, Alkaline Trio, Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Turbonegro, The Misfits, Green Day, The Hives, White Zombie (band)/Rob Zombie, AFI, Danzig, Type O Negative (band) and The Ramones as influences.
The band has come through Portland a few times over the years and I have been fortunate to be able to photograph their last two shows here – both shows at the Ash St. Saloon, These guys put on an amazing live show filled with energy and showmanship. If you ever have the chance to catch a show do yourself a favor and do it.
You can give the band a listen and check tour date on their site www.calabreserock.com