Minnesota rockers Throw The Fight to bring 'raw energy' to Club LA

Matt Algarin
Throw The Fight will be the opening act when Pop Evil takes the stage Sunday night at Club LA in Destin.

With temperatures dipping in the Midwest, the members of Minneapolis-based Throw The Fight have their sights set on warmer weather as they hit the stage at Club LA Sunday.

"I usually have white snow and frozen water," vocalist James Clark told The Log.

Coming off of a stretch of more than two dozen shows since the end of September, Throw The Fight will open the show Sunday night for Pop Evil, which is something Clark says he and his band mates relish.

As the opening act, Clark says they have an opportunity to blow away fans that have never heard them play.

"We love it; it's the only way to get new fans," he said. "You've got to get out there on the road and do the legwork."

The band is currently touring on the heels of its latest full-length album, "What Doesn't Kill Us," and the single "Not So Hollywood," which has been receiving heavy spins on SiriusXM's "Octane."

They also released a four-track EP, "The Vault," earlier this year.

Clark describes his band's sound as "edgy hard rock," and he told The Log the song "Not So Hollywood" was inspired by the streets of Los Angeles, which is where the band recorded their latest album.

"One day I was sitting by the palm trees and swimming pool and had an acoustic guitar so I started playing a few chords and writing and that's what came out," he said. "The song is really about being true to yourself and not following all of the trends and expectations that are put on you."

Club LA is located at 34876 Emerald Coast Pkwy., next to Hurricane Lanes, and can be reached at 654-5251. Tickets are still available for Sunday's show and can be purchased at www.rockdestin.com.

As for the show itself, Clark said there will be no shortage of energy on the stage at Club LA.

"We've been getting some amazing feedback," he said. "We do well on record, but we tend to do even better live. We bring a ton of energy to the stage; it's just raw energy."