HOT KARATE

is a power trio from highland park, los angeles.

PRAISE FOR

FINGER FOOD

"Finger Food, like the previous albums, is layered, dirty and unpredictable, but it shows a deeper commitment to creating master work in uncharted territories. It’s the kind of stuff music fans say is dead." music in press

 

"Technically proficient & fun to rock to. These are fun, unpretentious songs that sound much bigger than three guys. Wish I could hear this band live." equal ground

 

"Epic. Full of complicated, intelligent twists and progressive, unparalleled beauty. The band is aware of their brutal power, and wisely inserts powerful details in the music. They are lucid and necessary." caja de pandora (spain)

 

"If you ever  came close to head-banging & enjoying a thrilling space-shuttle launch of a guitar riff, lend an ear to Hot Karate... earth-shattering." londonfrenzy (uk)

 

"Strangely subdued and yet bursting with energy.  It’s everything progressive rock is supposed to be, here played in a very modern, up-tempo alternative fashion. This is music that takes you places you didn’t expect to go." jerrylucky (canada)

 

"This music just kicked the living crap out of me. It's really fun to listen to. Upbeat,

in-your-face music is what we’re dealing with." music without labels

THE NEW

HOT KARATE  RECORD

ROB KRAUSS

GUITAR

His playing style is the backbone of Hot Karate. Using sprawling chord shapes, he plays both the rhythm & harmony melodies in our riffs.

 

Rob has used Blackstar amps and Eventide effects for all of the guitar on all of our records.

 

CYRUS GHAHREMANI

BASS & VOCALS

Lead bassist with soaring vocals. Often what sounds a like guitar solo in our music is actually done on a bass with an octave-up effect.

 

He has performed at festivals across the country, including SXSW, FYF, Outside Lands and Sasquatch.

ADAM SUBHAS

DRUMS

Lefty scientist with a dynamic and unique playing style. It's Adam's history of jazz & blues that makes our odd-timed music groove.

 

Adam plays a custom-made 1992 Eames rosewood kit live & on our records. It's old enough to drink!

Since 2010, Hot Karate has been a serious effort to write progressive, catchy, and instrumentally complex rock. It's exciting, upbeat music that ventures into irregular territory, but it always grooves, and never feels mathematic.

Our third release "FINGER FOOD" (2013) showcases our style and songwriting at its best, representing our evolution as a band with a diverse and well-rounded selection of songs that span from unique epics to perfect summer themes.

DISCOGRAPHY

these three albums represent the musical history of hot karate

2013

2011

2010

10 songs have been written for a new LP, coming 2015.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

PAST SHOWS

November 16 Down and Out, DTLA

for booking requests please contact us directly

Halloween 2121 (as ZZ Top)

Silverlake Lounge

Old Towne Pub, Pasadena

Silverlake Lounge

Silverlake Lounge

Viper Room, Sunset Strip

The Griffin, San Diego

Skinny's, North Hollywood

Cafe NELA, Glassell Park

Down and Out, DTLA

Amplyfi LA, Hollywood

Paladino's, Tarzana

House of Blues, Sunset Strip

Silverlake Lounge

Festival 2121

Ken Club, San Diego

5 Star Bar, DTLA

72 North, Pasadena

Warehouse 2121

Halloween 2121 (as Devo)

Club Good Hurt

Club Good Hurt

The Joint

Whisky a Go Go, Sunset Strip

Halloween 2121 (as the Village People)

Warehouse 2121

Mr. T's Bowl

Redwood Bar, DTLA

Redwood Bar, DTLA

Warehouse 2121

11.01.2014

09.24.2014

08.28.2014

07.23.2014

02.21.2014

12.15.2013

12.03.2013

11.26.2013

10.22.2013

10.06.2013

10.04.2013

9.21.2013

9.20.2013

9.11.2013

7.27.2013

7.06.2013

7.03.2013

6.23.2013

12.21.2012

10.27.2012

7.20.2012

1.28.2012

1.13.2012

12.16.2011

10.29.2011

7.30.2011

7.28.2011

7.17.2011

6.16.2011

5.28.2011

For booking, interview requests, more info, and general feedback, use this form. We will reply to you directly.

 

We are currently recording new music,
and seeking a label / representation.

 

Promoters & other bands - we're eager to play more shows!

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