Resistant Me is a San Jose, California based band whose New Grunge/Pop-Rock sound focuses on heartbreak, the nightlife, sex and the end times. The band really took form in 2007 with the release of their first full length album, Bad Girl Rehab. The album was picked up by licensing company Rescue Records and is currently part of their catalog.
Since the release of Bad Girl Rehab, Resistant Me dove into a darker place. Their new music is moodier, edgier and reflects the return to the bad girl image they had previously rocked. Lead singer Cynthia Acevedo, known as “Cyn” writes music from her own experiences living the nightlife. Backed up by long time drummer Nate Lindsey, hipster Anthony Barbaria on bass and guitarist Steve Bealey from SoCal, the group brings their individual styling’s to create what we experience as Resistant Me. Some of their influences include The Cure, The Cult, Joy Division, Motley Crue, Agent Orange, Nirvana and Afi.
Cyn is known for her aggressive approach of communication. She has a direct, tell it like it is way of saying things. “After all I am a Sagittarius. Fire signs are pretty forceful. We operate with a sense of power and authority.” Acevedo says with a smile.
"With a certain edgy affinity for '80s power pop bolstered by amazing vocal work by Cyn Acevedo, Resistant Me rips out high-energy songs with intense musicianship and classic rock smarts… It's often difficult to find a band that has presence, skills and chemistry that can also up the ante and rip out simply killer tracks, but here Resistant Me has all that in spades, latching onto a throwback sound full of irresistible hooks led by a legit bad girl rocker with chops to spare."
-Ryan Osterbeck Metro Active Magazine 2010
“There is a clear hooky '80s power-pop influence to the songwriting-but they also have a wealth of meaty '90s alt-rock guitar riffs texturing the songs. They also bring a certain moodiness to the music that is reminiscent of the darker indie-rock bands… Lead singer Cynthia Acevedo bounces between sweet soulful vocals and powerhouse rock howls, with as much flamboyant swagger as any of the '70s glam rock stars. It's serious music with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about it…”
-Metro Active Magazine 2012
Resistant Me was featured in San Jose State University’s Spartan Daily when they played on campus for Earth Day in 2007. They were also featured on the cover of West Valley College’s newspaper, The Norseman after a student/photographer saw them live and thought “they rocked!” They have received radio airplay on Ksjs 90.5, Kscu 103.3 and Channel 104.9 and a handful of internet radio stations as well. Resistant Me was featured at Clear Channel 104.9’s “Cheap Show” opening for a national act in 2005 and shared the stage with national acts at San Jose‘s Pride Festival in 2009. They have appeared on many public access television shows. They were also featured on the 98.5 Kfox website under radio personality, Greg Kihn, in local magazine, Zero, and on web-based company Muzic.com. Cyn has also opened for Greg Kihn and Eddie Money.