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Hot Band Alert: Uruguay’s Delouners shine on debut album with catchy garage rock ‘n’ blues

Uruguay’s Delouners have already been making waves in Montevideo, “the capital of South American rock,” but their catchy blues garage sound is just beginning to set off ripples here in Los Angeles. The band recently released a new video for the single, “Family,” which also happens to be the title of their debut 13-song album. […]

Amy Blaschke
“Breaking The Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, Out July 1st — Record Release at Grand Ole Echo

There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke […]

Barns Courtney
Hot Artist Alert: Barns Courtney talks going from sleeping in his car to viral sensation — LA date at Troubadour

Interview Feature by Steven Ward Wandering around the Warner Bros. studios, gawking at all the Harry Potter memorabilia, Barns Courtney is on top of the world. With a Conan O’Brian appearance slated to air that night, a debut album on the way, and two viral hit singles, you would be hard pressed to believe that the […]

Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop announces Post Pop Depression Tour with Los Angeles date at Greek Theatre

You’ve probably heard the buzz around Iggy Pop and Queen’s of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme working together on Iggy’s new album, Post Pop Depression. Today Iggy Pop has announced a limited run of Post Pop Depression tour dates with a Los Angeles date scheduled on Thursday, April 28th at the Greek Theatre! The Post […]

J.D. McPherson
The J.D. McPherson train rolls into Long Beach’s Alex’s Bar

Stepping into Alex’s Bar in Long Beach to see Oklahoma rocker J.D. McPherson was like walking into another world. We were actually at a train station, standing on the platform filled with bellowing steam. Hardshell suitcases in delicately gloved hands rushed to meet pompadours and rolled jeans. All to the soundtrack of swinging blues rolling […]

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Deap Vally
Deap Vally unleash a psychedelic infused “Fever Dream” at Royal Jelly” video release party

Upon walking into Deap Vally’s “Royal Jelly” video release party, it was immediately evident that Basic Flowers wasn’t a typical venue but more a quirky art gallery. Two rooms with walls covered in book pages and cloth were surrounded by ephemera, books, and obsolete electronics that lead to a larger room with the microphones and […]

Ryan Bingham
An Interview with Ryan Bingham: Becoming a father, relationships, new tour and what it’s like being a cowboy in Los Angeles

Ryan Bingham has an unmistakable voice. It’s grungy and raw like truck tires on a gravel road and at the same time airy and crackling like a wise man telling stories on his back porch. He has a quiet way about him. His eyes are deep and caring and when he smiles, his entire face […]

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Stream The Echo and The Sound’s new album “Buffalo Mouth” packed with scorching rock ‘n’ roll

Los Angeles duo The Echo and The Sound, composed of drummer Doug Jewell and guitarist/vocalist Brian Rich, are bringing the noise full blast, shredding through twelve tracks of scorching rock n’ roll on their new double EP Buffalo Mouth, a record they describe as “stop, drop & rock n’ roll” and which is destined to be officially […]

the kills
The Kills at El Rey Theatre: a fierce and alluring performance with moments of pure beauty

Alison Mosshart of The Kills As I walked up to the El Rey Theatre last night, excitement was in the air for The Kills’ highly anticipated performance. I had missed out on their Halloween show at the Forum due to a last-minute trip to Puerto Rico, and although the comped trip was an amazing experience, […]

the picture books
The Picturebooks serve up a heavy dose of blues rock to the Slidebar in Fullerton

After catching them live a few week ago at The Echo, Germany’s hard blues rock duo known as The Picturebooks impressed us so much that we had to catch them a second time while on their current North American tour. After a wild 4th of July weekend, we ventured over to the Slidebar in Fullerton […]

The Picturebooks
The Picturebooks drop jaws at The Echo with stunning rock ‘n’ roll show

Arriving at The Echo this past Tuesday for The Picturebooks’ headlining performance, the small venue was adorned with motorcycles. From a flashy Harley Davidson that was inscribed with “The Panty Dropper”, to vintage BMW R90s and Honda CB450s, the Los Angeles biker community was definitely in the house tonight. It was no surprise to me […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Picturebooks — it’s all about rock ‘n’ roll, skateboarding and motorcycles

Photo credit: Stefan Lind With long hair a flowin’ and hot asphalt beneath their choppers and bobbers, you would think the rock ‘n’ roll duo known as The Picturebooks came straight out of a scene from “Easy Rider.” Surprisingly, these dudes are form Gütersloh, Germany. With a love for music, skateboarding and motorcycles—the blues-rock duo […]

shakey graves
Shakey Graves charms a sold-out Belasco with his powerful one-man-band prowess (and good looks)

It was a packed house at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles this past Wednesday, as the brawny Austin Texas singer-songwriter, Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves), took a sold-out Belasco Theater by storm with his anthemic blues rock. Rolling out a fierce one-man-band performance, Shakey Graves makes it look all so effortless. With eyes […]

An Interview with Julie Edwards of Deap Vally: New Album in the works with Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Photo by Tamea Agle Gritty rock goddess duo Deap Vally exude all things badass, sexy, and hands down rock ‘n’ roll. Their wall of sound and forthright, unforgiving attitude serves as a pillar of strength for the admiring listener (or soon to be fans and converts). We’ve covered them countless times since their debut, from […]

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