West Palm Beach act Bonnie Riot started some eight years ago, but it was really in the past handful of those that they became a staple on the local circuit.
"Luis and I still believed in Bonnie Riot, to keep our songs alive and our passion for the music," La Madrid recalls. "So, we focused on finding new members that had the dedication and chemistry we do."
You can hear them tonight, when Bonnie Riot plays its official comeback show at Propaganda, on a female-friendly bill featuring other area favorites Darling Sweets, Radioboxer, and Steph Taylor. (Minor detail: Though Kyle Thayer will join Bonnie Riot permanently as drummer, he's traveling, so Vicky Orozco will handle his duties for the night.)
But expect at least one new song, plus a new flurry of songwriting activity to go with the band's renewed vigor. "We are working on writing every day," says La Madrid. "We are aiming for a sound that is more raw, but still danceable, and with more percussion."
Bonnie Riot, with the Darling Sweets, Radioboxer, and Steph Taylor. 8 p.m. Friday, August 24 at Propaganda, 6 S. J. St., Lake Worth. Admission is $5; age 18 and up. Call 561-547-7273, or visit propagandalw.com.