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 drivingContinue reading “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 timesContinue reading “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, wasContinue reading “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 toContinue reading “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 ultimateContinue reading “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, IContinue reading “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 whenContinue reading “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 scheduledContinue reading “Lenny Goldsmith | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]”