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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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SoCal Skate Punk Band Chaser… “A New Direction”

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Originally a derivative of the West Coast punk rock scene "Skate Punk"  has became  popular amongst the skate board community. Its music can be defined as being more melodic than punk rock, however when combined with the high energy of punk rock it creates a sound that's distinctive to the skatebo ...
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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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Dino, Desi & Billy… I’m A Fool

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The remains of Dean Paul Martin, the oldest son of the entertainer Dean Martin and another flier were found by rescue workers in the San Bernardino Mountains just east of Los Angeles.. where their F4-C Phantom jet  fighter plane was lost on March 21, 1987 . They were traveling at a ...
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The Band Plays On–Crawling Spider Tribute Album

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It's funny how 70’s rock band, Back Street Crawler seemed to adhere to the "decade" of great rock and roll. Led by former Free guitarist, Paul Kossoff  it was thought that a fresh start would give Kossoff some stability. So rather than recruiting new musicians he ...
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