The Scarlet Opera tops our BottleRock Napa 2024 highlight list

Every year BottleRock brings us that one band that stands out from all the rest and arrives at the top of our highlight list. This year the honors are taken by an up and coming LA rock band, The Scarlet Opera. The band is led by lyricist and frontman Luka Bazulka and and equally talented band members; Colin Kenrick [keyboard], Daniel Zuker [bass], Justin Siegal [drums], and Chance Taylor [guitar].


If I had to simply describe them, it would be; imagine if Queen, Styx and My Chemical Romance had a musical orgy. They are a mesmerizing fusion of glam rock, alternative and pop, bringing to life a dynamic and theatrical performance. The band delivered electrifying guitars, catchy synth-driven melodies and powerful captivating vocals, creating a soundscape that is both nostalgic and contemporary. Their stage presence is equally captivating with dramatic lighting and engaging choreography, transporting the audience into a world where music and theater collide.

From the moment they hit the stage I was completely enthralled and their charisma throughout the set never wavered as I was completely mesmerized until the moment they left their stage. As I watched, I noticed my cheek bones were hurting and realized that I hadn’t stopped smiling since their very first note. I had the undeniable feeling that I was witnessing a band destined for greatness. It was clear that they are on a trajectory to the top. As I left, I was already thinking about when I could see them next.

Check out photos of their set by our Rockin Ryan:


There are a couple more tour dates for them. If you are anywhere close to these, get yourself to a show!

  • May 28 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
  • May 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
  • June 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Pride on the Shore Festival 2024
  • June 3 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
  • June 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
  • June 6 – Cambridge, MA – Sonia Live Music Venue
  • June 9 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House

Check out their live video performance of their  track The Place to Be:

We hope to bring you an interview so you can learn more about your new favorite band. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

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1 Comment

  1. Not only does this band make great music that speaks to multiple generations of fans, they are a fine group of young men. I agree with the article, they are on a trajectory to greatness.

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