ZZ Ward Sprinkles Her Soulful Stardust At The Troubadour

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 27, 2020 | Photos: ZB Images | It was a Thursday night and Pennsylvania native ZZ Ward made herself comfortable in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles and at one of the city’s most venerated venues: the Troubadour. Ward’s Stardust Tour is officially underway and if she’s coming to a city near […]

Kill Birds Take Punk Rock For A Ride At Bootleg Theater

Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | September 19, 2019 | Photos & Words: ZB Images | There is a new Los Angeles band on everyone’s radar and it’s Kill Birds who released their self-titled debut album (released on 9/20 via KRO Records) Thursday night and celebrated with a full house at Bootleg Theater. While a band in its infancy, […]

Everything Is Alright With The Glorious Sons At The Wiltern

The Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA | July 2, 2019 | Photos: ZB Images | What is there to like about the Glorious Sons? Quite a lot, actually, and Los Angeles is proving rather fond of them. On the heels of their current single, “Panic Attack,” the six-man Canadian outfit rolled into the Wiltern in support of the Struts bearing […]

Warbly Jets Dial It In At The Roxy

The Roxy | Los Angeles, CA | June 13, 2019 | Photos: ZB Images | The last time Los Angeles retro rockers Warbly Jets played a hometown show it was at the Echo in January where frontman Samuel Shea was a wee bit under the weather but taking a cue from the fifth track on their 2017 self-titled debut album, […]

The Avengers, The Dils & The Alley Cats Celebrate the Life of Jimmy Wilsey

The Echoplex | Los Angeles, CA | May 26, 2019 | Photo & Words: ZB Images | Part Time Punks and Spaceland Presents held a benefit for Jimmy Wilsey (who died Christmas Eve of 2018) and his surviving son, Waylon, at the Echoplex. Wilsey was one of the original members of the California OG punk band, Avengers, who headlined the event […]

Punk Life: Katatonic @ Timewarp Records

Timewarp Records | Los Angeles, CA | March 2, 2019 | Photos & Words: ZB Images | I love small shows. For those attracted to a more DIY music mentality, Los Angeles has always had a punk rock pulse that can be found if you know where to look. House parties, record stores, and warehouse secret shows for those in […]

Peter Murphy’s The Ruby Tour At The Novo, Los Angeles

The Novo, DTLA | Los Angeles, CA | February 28, 2019 | Photos & Words: ZB Images | Forty years ago music was changed: Punk had roughed up rock ‘n roll and Peter Murphy with his band, Bauhaus, were about to smooth out the edges and coat it in midnight. The Ruby Tour with Murphy’s original Bauhaus bassist David J. celebrates […]