Stuff by: Wes Marsala

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Peaches, CHRISTEEN, and Regrettes “rock our fuckin’ socks off” at The Regent

Last Friday was a pretty emotional day in music and in the world. Paris had been attacked and, Los Angeles band, Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan Concert Hall where terrorists opened fire in the venue and took over 100 people hostage. Before Peaches took to the stage at The Regent in downtown […]

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Future gets party started at Harry Houdini’s mansion for exclusive BACARDÍ’s Untameable Artist Series

The traffic this past Friday night did not help BACARDÍ’s Untameable Artist Series, where there was going to be a special performance by hip hop artist, Future. The 101 was closed off and the streets were jammed, it took me nearly an hour to get to the shuttle stop where I would be then taken […]

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Pennywise, Bad Religion, NOFX and more punk bands weather the heat at It’s Not Dead Fest

Punk’s not dead! That is a true statement because there were about 22,000 of them standing, walking, moshing, and surfing crowds in the sweltering, heat this past Saturday at San Manuel Amphitheater for It’s Not Dead Fest. I had planned on getting to the festival a little later, once the heat died down a bit, but since […]

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Swervedrive, Gateway Drugs and Dead Leaf Echo play surprise gig at The Satellite

Swervedriver Swervedriver and Gateway drugs did an impromptu show at the Satellite this past Tuesday night.  The show was announced on Sunday morning (12am). The band had just come off the Desert Stars Festival where Swervedriver was the headliner. The house was fairly packed on Tuesday night, Swervedriver went on just past 11pm. The real fans […]

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Titus Andronicus and Spider Bags at The Roxy: a force to be reckoned with

Last Saturday the curtain raised at The Roxy in West Hollywood and there stood Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus strumming his guitar to a slow rhythm, wearing a Titus Andronicus logo-ed shirt that consisted of an anarchy symbol. He spoke to the crowd and wanted everyone to have a good time and not ruin anyone else’s […]

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Social Distortion deliver unforgettable hometown heroes show at Observatory Santa Ana

Social Distortion came out Sunday night to do the first of three nights at the Observatory in Orange county. They were celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their self-titled album. People of all ages showed up from eight-year-olds to sixty-something-year olds. Mike Ness hit the stage wearing a Jerome’s boxing t-shirt, bearded and obviously fully tatted. […]

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Incubus, Deftones, and Death from Above 1979 give thrilling performances at The Forum

Incubus This past Friday there was an amazing rock show happening at The Forum: Deftones, Death from Above 1979, and Incubus. Right off the bat, I did not understand Incubus’ placement with both Deftones and DFA 1979. It was an odd pairing. I thought that there was no way that Incubus could compare to the hard […]

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Modest Mouse rattles graves at Hollywood Forever

It was a perfect day to be in a cemetery to watch a bad ass concert by a bad ass band: Modest Mouse at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Lead singer, Isaac Brock was a madman on stage, listening to the radio plays of Modest Mouse doesn’t really give you the full scope of what Modest Mouse […]

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Bloc Party and The Active Set rattle The Glass House with indie rock sheen

Photo via Instagram user @The_Baumer15 Last night at the Glass House in Pomona, Los Angeles indie rockers The Active Set had the coveted spot of opening up for indie rock royalty, Bloc Party. After quite the hiatus, naturally it was sold-out show. Fans packed the Glass House from wall-to-wall in excitement for seeing Bloc Party […]

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Aretha Franklin gives immaculate performance at a packed Microsoft Theater full of fans and celebrities

It was a night of being in the presence of a living legend last night at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. The orchestra was playing different tunes, including Sly and The Family Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summer Time,” one of my personal favorites, then Aretha walked onto the stage in a golden gown and she […]

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Offspring turns Hollywood Palladium into sweaty mosh pit with epic 19-song set full of hits

By the end of “Bad Habit” — the first song of the Offspring‘s set at the Hollywood Palladium — I was drenched in sweat as though I was a raver kid on molly at a Flosstradamus show. The entire front two-thirds of the massive roller-rink style floor was a mosh-pit and people were ready to […]

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Sad Robot enchants fans with hauntingly beautiful indie pop at El Cid record release show

Los Angeles indie pop duo, Sad Robot held their Après Moi, Le Déluge record release party last night at the intimate Silver Lake club, El Cid. It was my first experience with the band other than the video I saw of their song “Battered” which premiered yesterday on Grimy Goods. I was impressed by the video, but after catching Sad […]

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Marilyn Manson delivers theatrics and shock-rock; Smashing Pumpkins not much for talk, but perform masterfully at Irvine Meadows

The End Times were happening at Irvine Meadows last Thursday night. I would have never really expected that Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson would tour together. With their past history and the fact that their shows are very different, it was most definitely an odd pairing. The first headliner was Manson. It was still light […]

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