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The Black Keys at The Forum: living up to being one of America’s biggest rock bands

If there is one major realization I made Thursday night at The Forum in Inglewood, it’s that The Black Keys are in the running for America’s most popular rock band. As Thursday was an important day politically, it felt as though these Akron, Ohio-bred rockers were on the campaign trail themselves. After seeing them blow […]

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Cows, priests and bananas crowd surf at Delta Spirit’s thrilling Halloween show at the Observatory

As part of their 4-pack of Halloween shows, Delta Spirit went out with a ghoulish bang on Halloween night at the Observatory in Santa Ana. The band had previously blasted Los Angeles with their Americana-infused indie rock at The Satellite on Oct. 28, followed by The Troubadour on Oct. 29, then the El Rey Theatre […]

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Melvins and Le Butcherettes get wildly weird at The Troubadour

Last night, the chaotically glorious Le Butcherettes took the stage at the Troubadour in West Hollywood for a thrilling performance that will never be forgotten. Opening with up with “Dress Off” from their 2010 album, Sin Sin Sin, the ferocious duo unleashed a hurricane of rivetting rock ‘n’ roll on the crowd. Lead singer Teri Gender Bender was […]

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An Interview with POND: the enormity of outerspace, whiskey and jokes

You wouldn’t be able to tell that POND considers their band a tongue-in-cheek affair if you just listened to their music. Throughout their six-year run they have made some of the hardest hitting psych-rock to come out of Australia. Touching on influences as far reaching as AC/DC and Outkast (with some Bowie sprinkled in for […]

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Bass Drum of Death rock the Echo proving to be mad men from Mississippi

Bass Drum of Death brought sweat drenched madness to The Echo this past, Sunday, October 19th. That’s right a Sunday! Not only was it a Sunday, but it was an early show! The band went on at 7:30 pm. Anyone who has been to a show in Los Angeles, knows that most shows doors don’t open at least […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Beverleys Unleash A Snarling Debut EP

From the moment The Beverleys’ explosive self-titled EP begins you are smashed with a wave of supercharged grunge/shred. It was then, as I made the perilous journey to the volume button on my MacBook, that I reevaluated the album’s cover art. Is that Road kill? A possum if I am not mistaken? The Beverlys put […]

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Royal Blood Return to Los Angeles with headlining date at Troubadour

Photography: Tamea Alge Brighton UK’s budding rockstars, Royal Blood return to Los Angeles with a headlining concert scheduled at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. After catching this incredible duo’s debut L.A. performance at the Roxy this past May, we knew after witnessing their live show that 23-year-old Mike Kerr (vocals, bass) and 25-year-old Ben Thathcher […]

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Wolfmother deliver a DMT trip of a psych rock show at House of Blues Sunset

Wolfmother just put on one hell-of-a ripping psych rock show at the House of Blues Sunset this past Friday. These Aussie rockstars absolutely shred. Their set was so intense it was like teleporting via an epic DMT trip back to Woodstock. We recently caught Wolfmother at a surprise show at the Echoplex this past May. […]

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Interview with Meg Myers: mixing maniacal genius with massive sex appeal

All photos by Pamela Garcia Aguirre If they ever decide to do a remake of the ’80s cult classic Heathers, about two high school outcasts who plot to kill the popular kids, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Meg Myers should be tabbed to score the film. Though she’s got just two EPs to her credit thus […]

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Dead Sara made a ferocious return to the stage last night at the Echo

Dead Sara Los Angeles’ hard rock warriors, Dead Sara have made a monumental return to the stage after taking some time off to work on recording their sophomore album. Last night’s sold-out show at The Echo was their first official show of 2014, and boy was it memorable! Upon walking into the venue (which by the […]

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The Sonics set to headline the Roxy this August

Now this makes us happy. The iconic 60s garage rock ‘n’ soul band, The Sonics have a headlining show coming up at the Roxy on Friday, Aug. 15th! The last time we caught the Sonics live was at Ink ‘n’ Iron in 2009, as you can imagine, we are very excited to see these legends […]

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Watch an awesome video interview with Josh Homme

Fans of Josh Homme need to check out this incredible, 11-minute tell-all video interview. The highly admired Queens of the Stone Age front-man answers on-the-spot and unrehearsed questions from fans. From his feelings about the whole GRAMMYS debacle, to his plans for another Desert Sessions album, and his thoughts on the new version of Kyuss […]

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12 Best Iconic Mens’ Vintage Leather Jackets

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get that special someone this year for Christmas, you can never go wrong with a stylish and warm leather jacket for the winter season. And what better way to don a stylish leather than with a classic vintage inspired fit. There once was a time when […]

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