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L.A. Punk Stalwarts.. The Vulturas.. & The Politics Of Sound

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The year 1978 was an awfully weird time to be young in Southern California. Perhaps nowhere else at that time could a young person be so well attuned to the cultural contradictions of the American ideology. The gap between the media’s California dream vs. the reality of the California nightmare wa ...
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Dirty Honey 101

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Listening to Rock ‘n’ Roll allows you to break through the numbness that overtakes you when you're feeling helpless. It teaches you that desperation is a temporary state and can be overcomed with a song.... They're moments amid the chaos that reveals a band’s care and precision—a sliver of s ...
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Carrie Sims Known As The “Suicide Queen”… Industrial/Metal Band From Oakland, CA.

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Back in the year, 1915.. Ms.Carrie Sims of New Orleans was commonly referred to as the “Suicide Queen” by local police and hospital officials. Ms. Sims had a long history of suicide attempts. The official reports claimed she had dreams to commit self- murder and after more than ...
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RETRA.. L.A. Glam Rock…Take It Or Live It

70’s glam rock, despite all of its gender-bending female posturing, was still inherently a male dominated movement. The great trinity of Glam consisted of David Bowie, T.Rex and Roxy Music. They were known for their pioneering the movement through the music, fashion and lifestyle.Never mind the ap ...
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Dirty Honey. ..Redemption and California Dreamin’

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The "California Dream” has become a verbal tic in speeches, a graffiti scrawl, a newspaper headline and the theme for many rock songs. Shit, the Beach Boys spearheaded a lifestyle through their music. Their lyrics were more about hope and less about promise. Songs of the California dream are about ...
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Joanna Connor… She Got It Bad

Often underrated or unappreciated, many female innovators of blues music are equipped with a staggering amount of raw talent, undeniable moxie and impressionable guitar skills. These women reference the pioneers who excelled despite time periods, that were oozing with sensuality while maintaining th ...
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There’s No Plague Like Home..Dead Posey

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As the 1970s were winding down the decadence of the era began to devolve into darkness. Disco started to seem gauche, while punk’s anti-establishment ethos felt more like pointless aggression. What about the banality of corporate rock? Pop culture was changing and the ’80s seemed to inspire dark ...
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Before Motown..There Was John Dolphin’s Of Hollywood

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More than 70 years ago, John Dolphin, a music promoter earning a living as a used-car salesman back in Detroit moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of producing music. Dolphin was quick to establish himself by opening the first 24-hour record store in the South Central Los Angeles back 1948. Also known ...
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BUDDERSIDE- The “Zen” of “Spiritual Violence”

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The beauty of progressive metal is that it combines the steppingstones of progressive rock and heavy metal to create a genre that is as innovative as it is exciting. Prog metal started in the 1970’s in the UK before shooting into prominence in the states circa 1980’s. British bands Queen, Uriah ...
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British Pop Punk Band…A Few Too Many

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Go ahead, call the Orange County (OC) skate punk scene a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kinds of labels never cease to amuse me. Things that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music–the one- ...
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