Welcome to Rock Bands of L.A.

Starcrawler … Shock In Awe

Starcrawler are the best fuckin’ rock and roll band in Los Angeles! Okay… I said it! I wasn’t able to relate to the early L.A. punk scene. It just wasn’t part of my tribe.…I related to the ethos but not the style.. What encapsulated L.A. punk was three-chord songs that wer ...
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Clarence White.. The Forgotten Byrd

Categories: Articles
L.A. rock band, The Byrds were the “most important” American music group. I would be foolish not to give mention to The Doors, The Beach Boys, Van Halen and Guns n’ Roses…but I’ll stick to my guns as far as being the most important… They were first to steal Bob Dylan’s songs in the ear ...
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50th Anniversary Of Their Satanic Majesties Request.. The Rolling Stones

Categories: Articles, General
The summer of 1967 was all about exploring brave new sounds. It was the summer of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s.. Are You Experienced and Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. E ...
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Rod Melancon And The Return of Southern Gothic..

Categories: Articles, Music
From the swamps of southern Louisiana comes the return of apocalyptic folk rocker Rod Melancon. His new album, “Southern Gothic” reflects the same “Gothic Dixie Fried Trash Rock” from his previous works… except the weight of fighting against the apostate s ...
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The Confessions of Mon Laferte

There's little known here in America regarding the Latina Diva.... Mon Laferte . Yet, her confessions are embedded within tormentous love songs. Each tune is like a mini "novella" unraveling with stories of amorous  distrust and deceit.Ms. Laferte was born in 1983 in the quiet village of  Viñ ...
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System Corporation.. Dismal Universal Hiss And Teenage Wastland

Categories: Articles
A rock anthem rouses the spirit and uplifts the soul. Sure, it takes talent, purpose and of course  divine intervention.  You can't force inspiration, it comes to you at the right moment. New Zealand rock group, System Corporation have written a song that could ...
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DRAEMINGS And The New Romanticism

Los Angeles band, DRAEMINGS are not a band for the passive consumer. Their music is for those who want to create their own identities within a world that is filled with delusion, isolation and  mistrust.. Just by taking David Bowie at his word being “h ...
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Poptone: Bringing Back The Glory Of Goth

Categories: Articles, Concerts
This is war! For years goth was an underground scene born from the ashes of punk as part of the whole ‘post punk’ era. The scenes’ greatest provocateur responsible for goth’s glory is Daniel Ash. His current project, Poptone includes former Bauhaus/Tones on Tail/ Love and Ro ...
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The J. Geils Band The Bad And The Boujee

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John "Jay" Geils Jr. (he was referred to on stage by the name "Jerome" -- that was an onstage Peter Wolfism that seemed to stick) loved music and cars for nearly all of his 71 years. He played guitar for one of the biggest bands of the '70s and early '80s, which eponymously bore his name.. The J.Gei ...
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MIND MELD And Vincebus Eruptum

Categories: Articles, Music
“Retromania” is the rife of western society and it can be detected so effortlessly by local L.A. Psyche band MIND MELD. Their music has the aura of the era gone past when music was analog. It's funny how modern technology tries to create something that sounds ol ...
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