True Villains

Touring Highlights

  • The Rathskeller (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Sidetracks Music Hall (Huntsville, AL)
  • Red Carpet Nightclub (Saint Cloud, MN)
  • Exit/In (Nashville, TN)
  • Whiskey Room Live (Franklin, TN)
  • The 5 Spot (Nashville, TN)
  • The Basement East (Nashville, TN)
  • The East Room (Nashville, TN)
  • Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN)
  • Dawghouse Saloon (Nashville, TN)


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True Villains

Formed in Nashville, TN by guitarist Tim Venerosa and drummer Matt Carter, True Villains is a no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll band with an electrifying stage presence.  Together with lead vocalist Beau Lastavich and bassist Barry Conaway, Tim and Matt have turned True Villains into a fixture of Nashville’s rock scene, with performances at The Basement, The East Room, Mercy Lounge, and Dawhouse Saloon, among others.  The band also has brought their signature rock to venues across the country, with stops in Indianapolis, IN, Saint Cloud, MN, Hunstville, AL, and Bowling Green, KY.

In October 2017, True villains released a debut EP, Cut Me Loose, which they recorded at Nashville’s own Welcome to 1979 recording studio.  The band also opened for rising rock acts including Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and The Fell, and were featured at several prominent Nashville events including the Music City Motorcycle Rally, Nashville Unsigned Series, the Nashville Masquerade “Certified,” and Whiskey Jam.

The Villains continue to bring their brand of energetic rock to audiences across the country, and are in the early stages of planning their debut album.  


“True Villains bring back the good old days of rock n’ roll with a young, hip twist. Lead singer Beau Lastavich’s vocals are legendary and the bands original material is seriously impressive. The music is TIGHT and the stage is entertaining.” – Red Roots Music

“There’s a ‘good’ performance and there’s a ‘killer’ performance. True Villains is the latter, not holding anything back, giving 110% to their audience. Keeping the energy high AF during their shows, you can’t help but rock out with them.” – Nashville Unsigned