Still the Sky’s Limit is a 3 piece band based out of Orange County, California.  They have a rapidly growing fanbase and have played many of the major venues in the LA/Orange County area along with a West Coast tour and stops at South by Southwest.  This past weekend was no exception as they brought their talents to the House of Blues in Anaheim.

With their infectious blend of Alternative and Pop Punk, they caught the crowd and had them cheering throughout their set.  Singer/guitaritst John Barthelmass and bassist Paul Schaubec did not let up as they were hard to catch going back, forth, and all around the stage keeping the energy level at maximum.  Drummer Aaron Kramer wasn’t left out of the fun as even he would get up from his drum set and rally the troops, not to mention do a little bit of vocals on one song.

Crowd participation was very much emphasized as Barthelmass held up cue cards for the crowd to sing along for one of the choruses.  A lot of clapping was also used throughout the set, but the audience didn’t seem to mind as it kept them as a part of the show.  The band in general gave out a very fun vibe on stage, which is something that is missing from many bands performances these days.  STSL seems to know that it takes more than just singing songs to make a memorable show.  It really goes to show that you can have that musical passion and deep feelings for your songs, but you can have fun and make it fun for everyone.

However, STSL isn’t just all high-energy showmanship.  They are all very capable and dedicated musicians who truly love what they do.  It came across very well in their performance.  The music is very reminiscent of bands you would hear on the local rock station or even the Vans Warped Tour in the late 90s and early-mid 2000s (in a good way).  STSL shows that there can still be a balanced blend of great musicianship and fun.

Still the Sky’s Limit will be playing various dates throughout the OC/LA area in the month of May and their latest album “Why Not?” is available on iTunes and at the band’s website.


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