Tag: hard rock

Dead Sara | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

THE ACT: Dead Sara | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram THOUGHTS: The Viper Room. It’s a storied venue that’s had everyone from Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers, Bruce Springteen and Johnny Cash to Stone Temple Pilots, the Go-Go’s and Oasis. Christina Applegate once tended bar one night. With a capacity of only 250, when certain shows get announced, it’s often times only the hard core fans, or fans in the … Read More Dead Sara | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

The Filthy Souls | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

THE ACT: The Filthy Souls | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Brit indie-rockers, The Filthy Souls are in indie-rock band whose released a self-titled debut EP this year. It’s a solid, 7 song set of pulsating music that straddles the pop and hard rock lines with a delicate balance. Their performance at The Viper Room, opening for Dead Sara, was a rocking affair that I’m sure made believers of … Read More The Filthy Souls | The Viper Room | 11/1/14 [Photos & Video]

Alphabetics | Culture Collide | Main Stage | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Alphabetics | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: This was one of my favorite live performances of the day. This band from Costa Rica’s metal tinged, alternative rock was a lot of fun. What made it more fun was their stage presence. The bassist and guitarist played with so much energy, highlighted by their … Read More Alphabetics | Culture Collide | Main Stage | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Linda Perhacs | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Linda Perhacs | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I had never heard of Linda Perhacs before Way Over Yonder, but when I googled her name, I found a Wikipedia entry that revealed to me that she had recorded her first album in 1970 titled “Parallelograms”. Further research revealed that this psychdelic folk album, though … Read More Linda Perhacs | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Chris Robinson, the Black Crowes frontman, has been recording and releasing music “solo” since 1993 and has at least 10 albums since 1993. Founded in 2011, Chris started the Chris Robinson. Though I don’t have all of the band’s albums, I do have … Read More Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Dead Sara | The Echo | 5/6/14 (PHOTOS)

Dead Sara, a Los Angeles based, hard rock band consisting of Emily Armstrong (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Sean Friday (drums), Siouxsie Medley (lead guitar) and Chris Null (bass guitar), have been in the studio recording music for their highly anticipated sophomore album for the past half year. Having recently finished recording said album, they decided to bless their L.A. fans with three club gigs throughout … Read More Dead Sara | The Echo | 5/6/14 (PHOTOS)

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Motörhead | Coachella | 4/13/14 (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! My first taste of Motörhead came in my fraternity days at college. I remember hearing “Ace of Spades” blasting out a brother’s room, and when I asked about the song, my buddy simply said, “You don’t know Motörhead? Lemmy rules!” That’s stuck with me ever since. I’ve had a couple of … Read More Motörhead | Coachella | 4/13/14 (PHOTOS)

Pearl Jam | Los Angeles Sports Arena | Nov. 23-24, 2013

Pearl Jam got me drunk my freshman year of high school. Well … not literally … let me explain. I was a decently athletic kid back in the day. I played three sports and earned a varsity letter that year in Track & Field. To celebrate Spring break, the varsity letterman had a house party in the hills. A classmate of mine’s brother was … Read More Pearl Jam | Los Angeles Sports Arena | Nov. 23-24, 2013

Dead Sara | The Port Of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013

Click here to check out the other blog entries I wrote up for the bands (The Section Quartet, Nightmare & The Cat and Deap Vally) I was able to catch at the 2013 Port Of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. Dead Sara: THE reason why I went to Lobster Fest at the Port of Los Angeles in the first place. I saw Dead Sara at the El … Read More Dead Sara | The Port Of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013

The Locust | FYF Festival | August 24, 2013

To check out pictures of other bands I was able to catch at the festival, CLICK HERE. Leaving Devendra Banhart‘s set a little early to grab a beer, I walked by the smallest stage of the festival and stumbled upon a group named The Locust. Playing amongst the trees of the state park venue, and wearing eerie, alien like, body suits, this band was shredding their set. … Read More The Locust | FYF Festival | August 24, 2013

Album Review: Soundgarden’s “King Animal”

In anticipation of the Soundgarden concert I’ll be going to later today (2/16/13) at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, today’s album review will be that of Soundgarden’s latest album, “King Animal”. The picture above is the King Animal box set that I purchased.  No, the picture above isn’t the box set that I purchased.  Mine is still in its plastic shrink wrap.  I’m … Read More Album Review: Soundgarden’s “King Animal”

Music Splurge: Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Humble Pie

This past weekend I stopped by record store to do a little “research” on two band’s whose music I don’t own:  Humble Pie and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Humble Pie I recently blogged about Steve Marriott, and I was particularly drawn to his work with Humble Pie, specifically his live performance of an Ike and Tina song called “Black Coffee” [Click here to read the … Read More Music Splurge: Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Humble Pie