Lost City Angels
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|Lost City Angels|
|Origin||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Years active||2001 – 2007
2008 (reunion show)
Stay Gold Records
|Associated acts||Spring Heeled Jack
The Murder Mile
The Ducky Boys
The Dead Pets
The New Alibis
Cradle To The Grave
|Past members||Ron Ragona
Chris "Sweeney" Todd
Lost City Angels were a punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Their most well-known line-up consisted of members, Ron Ragona, Adam Shaw, Chris Duggan, Drew Indingaro, Scott Vierra and Nick Bacon.
Lost City Angels were founded in 2001 by Adam Shaw, Chris Duggan and guitarist Drew Indingaro. The original line-up was completed when former Bruisers guitarist, Scott Vierra, and former Spring Heeled Jack vocalist/guitarist joined soon after. After a year or so of touring, Vierra decided to move on and Ragona's fellow Spring Heeled Jack bandmate, Mike Pellegrino stepped in to play guitar.
The band played in clubs along the North East United States, landing a hometown support slot for Australia's The Living End at the Paradise Rock Club. The members of The Living End were so impressed by The Lost City Angels, that they contacted their agent and insisted that the band support them for the remainder of their United States tour. Pellegrino left the band soon after and former Pilfers guitarist, Nick Bacon, was brought in as the band's guitarist. A stint on the Vans Warped Tour and an opening slot on a Social Distortion tour would soon follow.
These support slots and reviews of their live show attracted the attention of The Offspring vocalist Dexter Holland, who would sign The Lost City Angels to his Nitro Records. The band recorded with former The Mighty Mighty Bosstones member Nate Albert for a 2002 self-titled release on Nitro Records.
After continuous touring in support of their self-titled release with bands such as Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, Andrew W.K., Allister, Further Seems Forever, Dynamite Boy, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Living End, Lost City Angels signed a recording contract with Stay Gold Records, an imprint of Universal Records.
They would return to the studio in 2004 to record their major label debut. Broken World was released on April 5, 2005 and was followed by touring in support. The record received rave reviews from Alternative Press (5 out of 5), Playboy (4 out of 4), Revolver (3.5 out of 4).
In April 2006, Ragona and Bacon departed the band and were replaced by Chris "Sweeney" Todd, formerly of The Dead Pets, on vocals and a new lead guitarist known only as Mr. X. They continued to tour in support of the Broken World album, opening for bands such as Social Distortion. Demo tracks were recorded for a third album but the band seemed to unceremoniously break up in 2007 and a result, the album was never completed.
Ragona is now a member of The Murder Mile and reunited for two shows with Spring Heeled Jack in May, 2009. Bacon is currently working with Pilfers again while also playing with Die Kinder and Apache Stone. Bacon has also done some minor acting work, appearing in "Music and Lyrics" as well as with Apache Stone in the Rescue Me television series. Drew Indingaro formed the short-lived New Alibis and currently plays in Cradle To The Grave. Duggan went on to form Boston rock super group (with members of The New Alibis) The Men, and he also became a master Mason. Shaw continued in the field of music management and manages Oceanside CA's indie rock band The Drowning Men and is the tour manager of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
- Ron Ragona- (vocals,guitar)
- Drew Indingaro - guitar
- Duggan D - bass
- Adam Shaw - drums
- Nick Bacon - guitar
- Lost City Angels (2002)
- Broken World (2004)
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- Perry, Jonathan (February 13, 2009). "These Angels are punks again". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 18, 2012.