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The Return of L.A. Punk Band… X

Punk rock converged at the same time that Southern California's archetype suburbia was collapsing.Young families were getting divorced and their kids would join neighborhood gangs. Doing drugs  was the de rigueur of the times. And there were all these  kids who were into skateboarding, surfing and ...
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Des Rocs– The Guitar That Changed The World

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Although he recorded a mere 29 songs, blues-man, Robert Johnson (who was born over a century ago) had a huge influence on guitarists through the history of rock and roll. Johnson’s legacy is one of the most studied of all country, blues and rock musicians; and he’s been the sub ...
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Johnny Echols.. L.A. Band… LOVE… Forever Changes…

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When you hear Love's pinnacle album, "Forever Changes" for the first time it will change you. As a true psychedelic music lover, I had my reservations as to the possibility that this cult album could live up to the hype. Rolling Stone magazine had "Forever Changes" ...
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Starbenders.. Shiny and Oh So Bright

You’re going to need to pinch yourself on this one… How could a “electro” glam band from Atlanta appear at home here in Los Angeles??… The media doesn’t lie… Southern California, where the exotic and the vernacular peacefully coexist, where skyscrapers and hot-dog-shaped restaurants si ...
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HAXAN.. Skeletons

Music fans have been using the term ‘female-fronted metal' to categorize bands with female vocalists for decades, bundling them all together in one untidy (totally sexist) "genre" which segregates them from their male peers and labels them as an exception to the rule. Thankfully, the death bell ma ...
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Kat Meoz… “KVRZ”

I love when artists cover other artists’ songs! It must stand up against the original. Yes, its “stands up”.. to the original…. And hopefully takes the song and revitalizes them; just maybe better than the original. Local L.A. singer/songwriter, Kat Meoz has an amazing vocal ...
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Mink DeVille..Soul Twist

Willy DeVille, was a singer, songwriter and the leader of the group Mink DeVille, whose adventurous forays into rhythm and blues, Cajun music and salsa made him one of the most original figures of the New York punk scene of the mid- 1970s.  Early on Willy thought if he moved to San ...
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Little Richard…Dancing All Over The World

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Little Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman on Dec. 5, 1932, in Macon, Ga. He was one of 12 siblings. His father was a brick mason, a bootlegger and eventually a nightclub owner. When Richard was 19, his father was shot to death outside of his club. He died at age 87 from bone ca ...
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Space Truckin.. Deep Purple..The Loudest Band In The World

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Spinal Tap promoted the loudness of rock bands.. When they turned the knobs to 11 !!!  Many bands have claimed to be the loudest, measuring volume in various ways including with decibel  meters at concerts by engineering analysis. The  Guinness World Records no longer celebrates "The Loudest Band ...
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Beasto Blanco… Right On!

Hell Yeah.. Let the truth be told… rock band, Beasto Blanco do not fuck around!  Right on! They provide enough sonic texture that single handedly they can break through the ozone layer!… Yep, joyous pulse-pumping rock and roll with blaring guitars overlapped with rambunctious l ...
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