Monthly Archives: January 2015

patti smith
Patti Smith, The Godmother of Punk Rocks the Ace

Patti Smith came out for two shows at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.  Being a photographer they only gave us two songs to shoot, but from what little I did see, it was a great show, and I knew the fans were going to be in for a treat.  Smith […]

Wes Marsala |
the garden
21-And-Under: The Best Los Angeles Bands (and surrounding cities)

In Los Angeles, we are lucky to be surrounded, sometimes even inundated, with a wide array of musicians, live concerts, and both independent and major level music industry resources. Some musicians don’t realize their full potential until they have been writing/recording/playing live shows well into their later years. Whereas other musicians are primed for rock […]

Courtney Barnett’s shares new video “Pedestrian at Best,” announces debut full-length

Photography by Misha Vladimirskiy Melbourne alternative indie rocker Courtney Barnett has released a new video for her track “Pedestrian at Best,” while at the same time announcing the release of her debut full-length album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit for Mar. 24 via Mom + Pop Music. Barnett has blown up the last few […]

Sandy |
Win Tickets to Ben Howard with Willy Mason at The Shrine Expo Hall

This past Fall we caught British folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Howard put on a heart-melting set at his sold-out El Rey Theatre show. Now the captivating crooner is back in Los Angeles with a headlining concert scheduled for Tuesday, February 10th at The Shrine Expo Hall. Touring in support of his new album, I Forget Where We […]

Band of Horses plug in and blast pure rock ‘n’ roll at one-off Observatory performance

Indie / alt country rockers, Band of Horses played to a rapt sold out crowd at The Observatory in Santa Ana last night. Packed like sardines, the audience was treated to favorites and new tracks from their forthcoming album (no release date as of yet). They took the stage with an announcement from lead singer […]

Anne Marie Schiefer |
Win Tickets to Weyes Blood at Jewels Catch One

Lately, we’ve seen folk making quite a musical comeback, with rising artists such as Angel Olsen, Waxhatachee, and now Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood. Having released her second full length album titled, The Innocents, the Pennsylvania native will headline a show at Jewels Catch One on Saturday, February 7th. Traveling with her throughout her West Coast tour will be the harpist […]

Brissa Sanchez |
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Blonde Redhead enchant a small private crowd at secret West Hollywood performance

It was a small private show at the offices of Flood magazine. I got there a bit early, way before they started allowing people in and watched the sound check of Blonde Redhead. They were deciding what songs to play as they also figured out which lights should go where. It was nice to watch the […]

Wes Marsala |
GROUPLOVE cover Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” at intimate Troubadour benefit gig

Photo: Hanna Beat Saturday night, GROUPLOVE performed their first show in three months at West Hollywood’s Troubadour in an effort to generate money for singer and guitarist Christian Zucconi’s cousin John Toomey, who is in need of a kidney transplant. It was a rare opportunity to see one of indie rock’s fastest-rising bands in a […]

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Wolf Alice takes a bite out of Bardot with stellar Los Angeles debut performance

It was an extremely packed house at Bardot in Hollywood this past Monday night, as fans gathered for the weekly free indie music series “It’s A School Night”. The band was Wolf Alice and they came from the UK to have their first debut in Los Angeles. Squeezed in like sardines in a can, I […]

Wes Marsala |
Beacon band
Featured Interview: Beacon discuss their process and how playing live has affected their sound

Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gosset are on tour again with Beacon. On the release of their newest EP L1 the duo have been trying new things and designing new live arrangements to take on the road. When I speak to them over the phone on Friday, they are gearing up for their show in Seattle and […]

Ziv Biton |
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