Ink-N-Iron Festival | The Queen Mary | 6/6/14 – 6/7/14

For the past eleven years, The Queen Mary has been the host of the annual Ink-N-Iron Festival: a weekend inspired by a culture of tats and cars, embodied in their display of  pristine vintage cars, three levels of tattoo artists booths, live music, burlesque acts, art displays … you name it, they’ve got it. IContinue reading “Ink-N-Iron Festival | The Queen Mary | 6/6/14 – 6/7/14”

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

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! After sleeping in to get get some much needed rest after two grueling days of “festivaling”, the first band I went to go see at Coachella on Sunday was Fishbone. Having recently seen Angelo Moore perform as Dr. Madd Vibe at the Troubadour,Continue reading “Fishbone | Coachella | 4/13/14 (PHOTOS)”

The Replacements | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! When one of the most influential rock & roll bands of the 80’s decides to play at Coachella, you go. Period. Though their set may not have been filled with the booze and testosterone that I’ve read about, heard or watched (click HERE or HERE for examples ofContinue reading “The Replacements | Coachella | 4/11/14 (PHOTOS)”

Dr. Madd Vibe | The Troubadour | 3/30/14

Opening for Cody ChesnuTT at The Troubadour was a band billed as Madd Vibe. Now, I usually do my due diligence before I go to a concert when there’s a band performing that I’m unfamiliar with. In this instant, for whatever reason, I didn’t. When I got to the venue and the band took to theContinue reading “Dr. Madd Vibe | The Troubadour | 3/30/14”

Bass Drum of Death | El Rey Theatre | 10/25/13

I follow Thundercat on twitter, and I noticed a tweet he posted earlier this year stating that the guys in Bass Drum of Death were cool dudes. That piqued my curiosity. Them opening for Hanni El Khatib? I was excited to hear what they were all about. Their set was as aggressive and as loud as theirContinue reading “Bass Drum of Death | El Rey Theatre | 10/25/13”

Girl in a Coma | The Echoplex | September 12, 2013

Girl In A Coma. I love this band. Since I first saw them featured on an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly back in November of 2011 , I’ve seen this San Antonio, TX based Indie Rock band, or their lead singer, perform live four times . This year I saw the group performContinue reading “Girl in a Coma | The Echoplex | September 12, 2013”

No Age | FYF Festival | August 25, 2013

To check out pictures of other bands I was able to catch at the festival, CLICK HERE. No Age is a two-person, lo-fi punk band based in Los Angeles. They performed earlier in the summer as part of Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert series, but I wasn’t able to attend the free concert, so I figured I swingContinue reading “No Age | FYF Festival | August 25, 2013”

The Orwells | FYF Festival | August 25, 2013

To check out pictures of other bands I was able to catch at the festival, CLICK HERE. I wasn’t planning on catching their set, but I got to the festival grounds early enough to catch the tail end of a rock band from Elmhurst, Illinois: The Orwells. They are a young band … literally … the oldestContinue reading “The Orwells | FYF Festival | August 25, 2013”

Ink-N-Iron Festival | Queen Mary | June 8, 2013

I don’t have any tattoos and I don’t know much about cars. I’ve always tossed around the idea of getting a tattoo, and it’s still a possibility at some point, but I’ll just put in a pin in it for now. That being said, I attended the Day 2 of the Ink-N-Iron Festival, and joinedContinue reading “Ink-N-Iron Festival | Queen Mary | June 8, 2013”

Coachella 2013 | April 12-14 | Friday

      This is a three part blog entry. The link to the following day is at the bottom of the page.Oh, Coachella, how I’ve missed you. Though many expressed dissatisfaction with the line-up, I was ecstatic. In fact, I had circled more bands on the schedule than I could have possibly seen, soContinue reading “Coachella 2013 | April 12-14 | Friday”