Tag Archives: rock n roll

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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Anne Marie Schiefer |
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 […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
eagles of death metal
Eagles of Death Metal release hilarious new track “Silverlake”

Eagles of Death Metal have shared a new song titled “Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)” off their forthcoming album Zipper Down. The cheeky rock track pokes fun at the highly hipsterfied town of Silver Lake in East Los Angeles with hilarious lyrics such as “don’t be uncool man because the owner’s like my friend” and “don’t you know who […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
dinosaur jr fyf fest 2015
Dinosaur Jr. blends guitar shredding, beautiful melodies in memorable FYF Fest set

I had been hoping to see noise rockers Dinosaur Jr. for quite some time. Saturday’s performance at FYF Fest had me kicking myself for not crossing it off the list sooner, as the wizard-looking J Mascis led the charge in a high-energy set. Mascis’ vocals are hard to pinpoint. They’re somewhere in between a grittier Jeff […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
White Reaper share new video for “Pills”, announce tour with together PANGEA and & Alvvays

Blazing off the heat from their just-released debut album White Reaper Does It Again, the Louisville, KY band known as White Reaper has shared the video for “Pills,” the first video from their new LP. The catchy garage punk number comes to life as a bloodied hospital patient (played by guitarist/singer Tony Esposito) goes a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
mud howlers
The Mud Howlers and Flames of Durga rock the Satellite out of orbit

The Mud Howlers Thursday night, The Satellite played host to a bill that featured a couple up-and-coming bands with different styles. Kicking things off was LA-based trio Flames of Durga, the brainchild of identical sisters Cecilia and Beah Romero along with drummer Nate Million. If you’re a fan of fellow LA-rockers Deap Vally, this band […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
L7
L7 pummel through night one of double banger at Fonda Theatre

After covering L7’s fierce reunion show last May at The Echo, we had to get another dose of the metal goddesses with their back-to-back gigs at the Fonda Theatre. Last Thursday, L7 kicked off night one of their double banger at the famed Hollywood theatre. The venue was sold-out and packed to the walls with […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
the frights
The Frights entertain technical difficulties at The Smell with fart nosies; end with powerhouse performance

This past Friday, The Smell hosted a sold-out show featuring The Frights (San Diego). The venue is all ages, so walking up to the door there were loads of young folks hanging out in the alley, on the couches inside, and sitting on the floors. As supporting act, Jellyy (Los Angeles), plays their last couple […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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 […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
the adicts
The Adicts book Los Angeles show date at Fond Theatre

If you missed out on The Adicts’ incredible punk rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza last December, don’t snooze on their next show date! The Adicts have booked a headlining show date at The Fonda Theatre on Friday, October 23rd. Their LA date comes at a perfect time as Halloween week will be in full effect. AND, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
the picture books
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 […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |