Tag: rock and roll
I went to the Viper Room to support my friend’s band, Great White Buffalo. Unbeknownst to me, I would also be witnessing rock royalty shred the axe the same night. The Dirty Knobs? Heard of the them? Neither had I. How about the name Mike Campbell? Does that name ring a bell? No? Well it should.
Great White Buffalo was the first two of two bands who opened for Mike Campbell’s The Dirty Knobs at The Viper Room.
I’ve got a full time job. It takes a lot for me to drive 45 minutes to catch a band play on a weekday. When I found out that The Janks and Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls were playing on the same bill at the Bootleg HiFi on a Thursday night, the 90 minutes of driving and the subsequent lack of sleep for a 9am … Read More REVIEW: The Janks, Korey Dane & Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls | Bootleg HiFi | 2/19/15
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 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]
There’s aren’t many bands that’d I’d see four times in one year. Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil is the only one that I’ll have on my list this year. Not only are they really cool dudes, but their music also rocks. This year, I saw them twice at Ink-N-Iron and personally arranged for them to play a gig at the Garage. When they told me … Read More Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil | Redwood Bar | 10/21/14 [Photos, Videos & Tacos]
To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Banoffee | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS [Written by Kate M.]: Pop, rhythm and EDM. Singer/producer Banoffee is an Australian artist whose performance included mixing her own R&B and sometimes Reggae style beats, throwing down versus once or twice, singing and frontin’ the ultimate cool chick persona and musical ability. Her music … Read More Banoffee | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]
To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Takeoffs & Landings | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS [Written by Kate M.]: Good band, they got it done. On lead vocals is Naama, her voice has a unique sound, one you don’t hear often these days in the music age of Electronic and Dance Pop. Truth, I love this girl’s voice – it’s a slightly raspy, … Read More Takeoffs & Landings | Culture Collide | World Stage | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]
THE ACT: The War On Drugs | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: When people ask me what music has been turning me on lately, I usually rattle off a list new LP’s that I’ve purchased at the local record shop. The one album that hasn’t left that list? The War On Drugs’ “Lost In The Dream”. I remember when I bought the LP. I was thumbing through some … Read More The War On Drugs | Fonda Theatre | 10/3/14 [Photos & Setlist]
To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Lenny Goldsmith | Facebook | History SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: Though I typically do my research before attending festivals, I didn’t do so with this year’s Way Over Yonder because I, for the most part, knew a majority of the acts that were scheduled to perform. One of the artist’s that I really … Read More Lenny Goldsmith | 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: The Barr Brothers | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: The first band that I was able to catch perform on the second day of Way Over Yonder was the Canadian folk quartet The Barr Brothers. Their acoustic sound was a pleasure to listen to during the mid-afternoon, especially with Sarah Page playing … Read More The Barr Brothers | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]
To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At The Sunset Strip Music Festival, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Cold War Kids | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE: THOUGHTS: Honestly speaking, I’m not very well versed in Cold War Kids discography. I was a big fan of their singles back in 2007, but for one reason I stopped following their music. Their set at the Sunset Strip Music Festival put them … Read More Cold War Kids | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]