Beware Of Darkness

Those claiming that rock ‘n’ roll is dead need to put away the glow sticks, have the dentist take off that silly grill, and forget they ever heard of twerking.
Beware Of Darkness might just make them believe again.

The power trio of singer, songwriter and guitarist Kyle Nicolaides, bassist Daniel Curcio and drummer Tony Cupito take their band name from a George Harrison tune. But their sound is heavier, blues-based rock with lyrical content that reflects Nicolaides’ respect for writers like David Foster Wallace, Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson.  


“Kyle is a rock star,” manager Andy Gould of Spectacle Entertainment Group flatly declares. “What’s wrong with rock is there are no rock stars.”

Pretty bold stuff. Gould told Pollstar about deciding at the last moment to see the band at the Silverlake Lounge with now-agent Steve Strange of X-ray Touring.

“There were six people in the audience and by the second song, Steve told me, ‘If you don’t sign them, I will,’” Gould said, laughing. “I invited Kyle to have a drink, and he said he couldn’t – he was barely 20. I asked him, ‘What kind of rock star doesn’t have a fake ID?”

Nicolaides and his bandmates don’t need fake IDs now. The trio is building a reputation for its live show opening for rockers like Social Distortion, Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, and Hollywood Undead.

Photo: Miguel Starcevich

The band opened for Smashing Pumpkins on its European tour this year, including a Wembley Arena show, and returned to the States for more high-profile support slots including with Bush and Three Days Grace.

Currently the band is tearing up the road on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, and will continue appearing in front of big audiences on radio shows as well as celebrating Halloween in Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare in Pomona, Calif.