Band Spot Light: A Pretty Mess

February 1, 2014

Its no secret that the underground Punk Rock scene is a tough market. There are many die-hards that still attend Punk shows, but let's face it, the scene just isn't the way it was in the 80's. One band is on a quest to keep the spirit of Southern California Punk alive and that is exactly what they have been doing for the last 8 years. 


Lead singer, Dee Skusting, formed A Pretty Mess in 2006 and since they have been steady on their path to "reclaim the the underground scene". Meghan Mattox, who is also known for playing in a band you may have heard of called Naked Aggression, provides sick baselines, while Dirty Dan shreds lead guitar and Aaron Austin kicks ass on drums. The rhythm section coupled Dee's powerful vocals, makes for a performance that will grab you by the balls and have you eating out of the palm of their hands. A pretty Mess delivers a new spin on the classic Punk Rock sound we all have come to love, while still maintaining their own style.

Even though this band has only been around for less than ten years, A pretty Mess was invited to share the stage with old school Punk heavy hitters Bad Religion, T.S.O.L, Youth Brigade, Sin 34, and The Grim at Gary Tovar's GV30 (Goldenvoice 30th Year Anniversary) concert in December of 2011. It was a true testimony to the respect they have gained since the bands inception. 

Releases by A Pretty Mess include "We Are The Damaged Youth (2008)", "Filthy Poor (2011)", and their most recent "Wasteland". You can give the albums a listen as well as order a copy HERE

A Pretty Mess have some awesome shows lined up in February, so if you're in the Los Angeles area, you definitely want to mark you calendars! Also if you plan on attending Rebellion in Blackpool UK this year, keep an eye out for their performance, you won't want to miss it.



Big Wheel Staff Reporter



Check out more show previews HERE


Send your comments to the editor HERE



  • misadvised