Named after downtown Brampton, Ontario’s Rosedale Avenue, Rosedale, AKA self-established artist Mike Liorti, has played local haunts here on Long Island like Ollie’s Point in Amityville. But Saturday, he’s part of Warped Tour and the Long Island Press caught up with him backstage for a few questions.
Have you played Warped Tour before?
ML: In 2010 I did almost the whole thing. Last year I only did a few dates, so this year I get to do a lot of it. After the fifth day, they were like, ‘hey if you want to play some stages and help us with some stuff..” so they’ve been really nice.
How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it?
Mike Liorti: I’m like a one man band. Genre-wise, the music is like aggressive pop, I’d say. It’s very pop-structured but loud. Bands you can compare it to are Yellowcard and Angels and Airwaves.
Have you ever played on Long Island?
ML: I’ve toured here a few times. The scene is cool. I’ve become friends with local bands like Patent Pending and a lot of the acts around here. I’m definitely trying to get more involved in that scene and tour here a lot more. It’s not too far from home.
For more on Rosedale, check out his Facebook page.