Tag Archives: rock

Street Joy
Song Premiere: Dance With Street Joy on Their Apathetic New Single “Do A Thing”

So says Street Joy about their new single, “Do A Thing,” which you can and should listen to below. Street Joy is a local duo comprised of Jason DeMayo and Scott Zimmerman. They make what some could call rock ‘n’ roll, though to give their newest track any label, especially one so uninspired, feels wrong. […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Tim Darcy at Resident -- Photo: Danielle Gornbein
Intimate Performances from Tim Darcy and Hand Habits Mesmerize Audiences at Resident

Nothing says intimacy quite like watching your favorites perform solo sets in a sparsely filled room with near-complete silence, save for the music of course. This was the case at the criminally under-attended show at Resident this past Tuesday night, showcasing newly local songwriter Meg Duffy as Hand Habits and Tim Darcy, performing some new […]

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Tim Darcy
Interview: Ought’s Tim Darcy Pushes New Boundaries on Solo LP, Saturday Night

Drawing from his deep reservoir of talent, Tim Darcy is a Renaissance man by any estimation. He is best known as the lead singer for the Montreal-based rock band, Ought, whose last album came out two years ago. It was around this time that Darcy began the process of writing for his debut solo record, Saturday Night, […]

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Wire band
Not looking back: the U.K.’s Wire still going strong forty-years into their evolving sound

Words: Steven Ward  Even if you’ve never delved very deep into the historical roots of the budding punk scene that developed in the UK during the 1970s, chances are if you’ve been a fan of rock music in the last four decades, you’ve had a taste of Wire. Attributed to expanding the sonic limits of […]

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Warbly Jets
Hot Band Alert: From couch surfing to rock ‘n’ roll, Warbly Jets open up ahead of January Satellite residency

In the land where jangly guitars and 60’s psychedelia have latched firmly onto the sound of what seems nearly every band is producing, Los Angeles newest addition Warbly Jets espouse unfiltered, against the grain rock that gleefully trades the nostalgia of yesterday for a face-melting tomorrow. Unsigned, with only one sizzling single to show, and […]

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The Pack A.D.
An Interview with The Pack A.D.: Dynamic Grunge-Rock Duo Pour Themselves Into New Album “Positive Thinking” – LA Date at The Roxy

It’s not hard to find oneself enraged by anything and everything these days (climate change, Trump, online trolls, you name it). However, Vancouver grunge-rock duo The Pack A.D.’s ferocious new album Positive Thinking (U.S. release Nov. 11 via Cadence Music) just might be the cure for what ails you or at least a good starting point […]

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Emily Saex |
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Hot Band Alert: Ex-Sage — There’s Nothing Dry or Empty About this Duo’s Gritty Desert Rock

Los Angeles rock duo Ex-Sage recently ventured onto our radar when we featured them as one of our 5 Must-See Rock Acts at Echo Park Rising 2016. We just couldn’t shake their dark, sludgy desert-rock sound that had us high and reminiscing on other rock favorites such as The Kills and The Raveonettes. The band is scheduled […]

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Emily Saex |
Barns Courtney
Hot Artist Alert: Barns Courtney talks going from sleeping in his car to viral sensation — LA date at Troubadour

Interview Feature by Steven Ward Wandering around the Warner Bros. studios, gawking at all the Harry Potter memorabilia, Barns Courtney is on top of the world. With a Conan O’Brian appearance slated to air that night, a debut album on the way, and two viral hit singles, you would be hard pressed to believe that the […]

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The Cult, The Grove of Anaheim, photo by Wes Marsala
The Cult rock fans at Grove of Anaheim with vibrant mix of classics and new

The house was pretty packed at the Grove of Anaheim last Friday night. The crowd was a vibrant and anxious group, mixed of a variety of ages, solidifying that The Cult still has it. The iconic Cult frontman, Ian Astbury emerged from the stage wearing a bandana and a black hoodie. His hood was over his head […]

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East L.A. rockers Stars At Night share video for “My Way” – record release show at Los Globos

East L.A. rock quartet Stars At Night are bringing something fierce and honest to the table with their new video for “My Way,” the latest single off their sophomore self-titled album which will be unleashed this Friday, May 20th. The band comprised of Irene Quiles (vocals/keyboard), Joana Rubio (drums), Seleste Diaz (guitar), and Elizabeth Banuelos (bass) […]

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Emily Saex |
Sonny and the sunsets
Sonny & The Sunsets get political with new song “White Cops On Trial”

Sonny and The Sunsets are gearing up to release their sixth studio album, Moods Baby Moods. Produced by none other than the talented and colorful musician Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, the new full length record is due May 27 through Polyvinyl. Giving us a taste of the new LP, Sonny and The Sunsets have shared […]

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Tiger Army
Tiger Army to play Fonda Theatre Hollywood in support of new album V •••–

Tiger Army have announced a local show date at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. The Los Angeles rock ‘n’ punk trio will take the stage on Friday, July 15 with supporting act Jonny Two Bags & Reckless Ones. In addition to Tiger Army’s L.A. date, the band will kick off their tour on May 20 […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Bob Mould Teragram Ballroom
Bob Mould electrifies Teragram Ballroom, joined by Ryan Adams, Fred Armisen, Mike Krol

The Bob Mould Band know how to rock, loud! It’s no surprise the show on Friday night at Teragram Ballroom was sold out. Fans of Bob Mould’s past work were surely pleased to witness a handful of Sugar and Hüsker Dü songs performed along with selections of Mould’s most recent album, Patch The Sky. Starting […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |