In the vast landscape of modern alternative music, a new force is making waves in Northern California. Meet BLVKOUT, a band that has been making headlines with their high-energy performances and compelling sound, earning them the title of the “Top Punk Band of 2023 in Northern California” by the Bohemian Norbays, and “Santa Rosa, California’s Most Demanded Heavy Rock Band”. Notably, they’ve also scored “The Highest Grossing Stats on a Debut Single From a Rock Band” in Sonoma County, all since their inception in August 2023.
The journey of BLVKOUT started in 2021 when lead singer Jay Williz set out to create a new heavy rock band. Writing and producing his own music under the alias “JET BLÆCK”, he met members Zane Lambert (Drums) and Alè Lovo (Bass) through various projects. The trio was later completed with the addition of guitarist Willow Crosson, marking the inception of a dynamic 4-piece ensemble. With a treasure trove of songs ready to go, BLVKOUT was set to bring a Metalcore/Pop-Punk vibe to life.
The band hit the ground running with their debut single “Oh Well,” which quickly gained traction, racking up over 23,000 streams in just three weeks. Their success continued with a fan-favorite cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” drawing in over 10,000 streams in a single week. Following these impressive feats, BLVKOUT won the “Top Punk Band in Northern California of 2023” and was invited to headline their first show at the legendary Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, California.
Drawing inspiration from bands such as Sleep Token, Bad Omens, Bring Me The Horizon, and Spiritbox, BLVKOUT is making its mark on the modern metal scene. With a unique blend of different rock sub-genres, an undeniable passion for music, and a raw, authentic sound, BLVKOUT is not only following in the footsteps of great rock bands but is also carving its own path.
As BLVKOUT continues to rise, the band remains a beacon of the vibrant and diverse music scene in Northern California. Their story is a testament to the power of passion, creativity, and hard work, and their journey is just beginning. For fans of modern metal and alternative rock, BLVKOUT is definitely a band to watch.