Stuff by: Kim Zsebe

Teenage Fanclub at Teragram Ballroom
Teenage Fanclub Bring out Their Once Teenage Fans to the Teragram Ballroom

Teenage Fanclub is a band name that might not be as accurate as it once was, but that didn’t stop the Scottish rockers from booking two nights at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles and filling it with diehard fans. Teenage Fanclub formed in 1989 and Kurt Cobain was such a fan that he had […]

The Record Company
From small club rock to arena rock — The Record Company take on the Forum

This past Saturday night, Los Angeles trio The Record Company (plus one Johnny Elkins) opened for the legendary Bob Seger at the fabulous Forum. The Record Company has been touring with Seger and expressed their sincere thanks for the kindness shown to them on this tour. It was only a few years ago you could […]

MIYAVI at the El Rey Theatre
Powerhouse MIYAVI lights up the El Rey with guitar shreds and gusto

MIVAYI might not be a household name in the States, but the fans who packed the El Rey for his Los Angeles tour stop have been in the know of this Japanese-born international guitar god for some time. MIYAVI has been a solo artist since 2002 and is known to his fans as the “Samurai […]

King Tuff
King Tuff and Tropa Magica get the party started at Troubadour

The Troubadour was slowly filling as King Tuff  and opener, Tropa Magica (fka Thee Commons) lined up across the infamous West Hollywood stage. The six-piece band (Tropa Magica) complete with keyboards and violinist immediately warmed up the crowd with their care-free party vibes. Tropa Magica’s music is described as psychedelic cumbia-punk and they are one hundred percent […]

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Mike Krol at The Bootleg Theater
The Power Chords Were on Fire — Fans from all over the map came to see Mike Krol’s L.A. gig at the Bootleg

Mike Krol’s show at The Bootleg was an all-ages gig. The type of show where the kids show up early to snag spots in the front row and hold those positions the whole night so they might get a chance to see an idol up close.  As far as idols are concerned Mike Krol is […]

Le Butcherettes at The Moroccan Lounge
Fierceness takes over the Moroccan Lounge with performances by Le Butcherettes, Stars at Night and The Tissues

This past Tuesday night, the Moroccan Lounge was packed with fans who had shown up early to get a good spot to see the splendor and carnal energy of Le Butcherettes. Teri Gender Bender the founding member and heart and soul of the band is known for her wild stage antics and although their new album […]

Mike Krol
An Interview with Mike Krol — a man of many hats who ultimately makes some stellar garage rock

There is something about being from Milwaukee. Whether it’s the midwestern work ethic or knowing you are on your own as far as any creative pursuits. When you meet a Milwaukeean in a creative field you can bet they had nothing handed to them. Mike Krol is no exception, except… he is. Krol’s path to […]

The Schizophonics at The Hi Hat
The Hi Hat was shaking with The Woggles, The Schizophonics and The Two Tens

The Woggles may not be a household name but they have been an active band for over 30 years and they are not slowing down a bit. The garage rock veterans consist of “The Professor” mighty Manfred on lead vocals, Dan Elextro on drums, Buzz Hagstrom on Bass and Flesh Hammer on guitar. I’m thinking […]

The Dils at the Casbah in San Diego Photo by ZB Images
The Dils: Preserving Punk for The Next Generation — photos from recent Los Angeles and San Diego gigs

Recently, in the middle of Chinatown, a phoenix rose from the ashes at The Grand Star Jazz Club. It had been 40 years since the world heard Chip Kinman play songs from his legendary punk band The Dils. After the loss of his brother, founding member Tony Kinman (Tony 19), earlier this year and at […]

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Warbly Jets
Despite feeling under the weather, Warbly Jets steam through tour kick-off gig at The Echo

Warbly Jets kicked off their latest tour at The Echo Friday night. We’ve been watching the guys for  a while and are always impressed by their growth. Grimy Goods interviewed Warbly Jets in 2016, and then we featured them in 2017 in our annual forecast for LA Artists to Watch. Last year, the band made […]

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