Tag: rock and roll

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 joined the party to celebrate some seriously good music. It … Read More Ink-N-Iron Festival | Queen Mary | June 8, 2013

What Made Milwaukee Famous | Central SAPC | 5/19/13

It’s hard to get friends to check out new bands … on a Sunday. LOL. Years ago, a buddy of mine introduced me to a band named What Made Milwaukee Famous (“WMMFamous”). He played me a song call “Cheap Wine” and I was hooked. I tried following the band, but it didn’t seem that they were particularly active. I chalked them up as a casualty of … Read More What Made Milwaukee Famous | Central SAPC | 5/19/13

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, so I was actually setting myself up with being disappointed … Read More Coachella 2013 | April 12-14 | Friday

The Weeks | Three Clubs | 3/29/13

I’m extremely grateful that my friends – most of my friends – have good taste in music. On 3/28/13, a buddy of mine shoots me a text at 11:22am about a show that he’s planning on going to in Hollywood on 3/29/13.  He tells me that a friend of his is managing a band based out of Nashville called The Weeks.  He described them … Read More The Weeks | Three Clubs | 3/29/13

Nik Kai | 12 Year Old Guitar Prodigy | The Future of Shredding

In my youth, my mother made me take violin and piano lessons.  She always emphasized the maxim “practice makes perfect”, but even after over a decade of piano lessons, I don’t think I ever got close to any kind of perfection. Sure, I practiced … but I think I may been lacking the gene that made me want to get better. I’ve always been … Read More Nik Kai | 12 Year Old Guitar Prodigy | The Future of Shredding

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”

In Memoriam | Steve Marriott |1947-1991 | You, Sir, Were A Bad Ass Frontman

I always stayed away from the band Small Faces because I knew Rod Stewart used to front that band. I recently found a copy of Small Faces’ “Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake” and when I listened to the first few tracks off the album I said to myself, “This isn’t Rod Stewart.” Steve Marriott was the original front man of Small Faces, and to my … Read More In Memoriam | Steve Marriott |1947-1991 | You, Sir, Were A Bad Ass Frontman

The Stone Roses Headlining Friday Night of Coachella!

The lineup for Coachella 2013 came out last night, and the first band listed, to my immense joy, was The Stone Roses. There are other notable acts that were listed: Modest Mouse and Franz Ferdinand (2004 anybody?), Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip and Passion Pit (Coachella 2010 revisited?), Lou Reed, Postal Service, OMD and New Order (British New Wave contingent?), Descendents, Violent Femmes … Read More The Stone Roses Headlining Friday Night of Coachella!