Vista Kicks (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 14, 2018 | Photos: Emery Becker | Does it get any any more romantic than Derek Thomas (vox), Sam Plecker (guitar/vox), Trevor Sutton (bass), and Nolan Le Vine (drums) all decked out in their suavest red and black finery and luscious locks spreading their funkified, pop/glam-laced rock n roll love to the sold-out […]

GIRLSCHOOL (Bootleg Theater)

Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | February 2-4, 2018 | Words & Photos: Emery Becker | From Friday, February 2nd to Sunday, February 4th, Girlschool LA was in full swing at Bootleg Theater: that fantastic, community-oriented event bringing together female and female-identifying artists from all walks of life and putting them in the spotlight. The Bootleg Theater was bustling with […]

Fetty Wap (Belasco Theater)

The Belasco Theater | Los Angeles, CA | February 2, 2018 | Words & Photos: Chris Camago | Fetty Wap’s FMF Tour came through Los Angeles with (as Eminem said) the bass so loud that it shakes the place: at least twice speakers fell off the stage. Doors opened at 7:15 pm – more than two hours before Fetty Wap came […]

Lauren Ruth Ward (The Echoplex)

The Echoplex | Los Angeles, CA | January 29, 2018 | Words & Photos: ZB Images |   We can only hope that the rest of 2018 is as magical as Monday nights have been at the Echo and – because of high demand – the Echoplex. I think everyone who experiences her show would agree that Lauren Ruth Ward […]

Dorothy (Bowery Ballroom)

Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY | January 10, 2018 | Words & Photos: Cortney Armitage |   Her message is of love and freedom and – clearly – it resonated as Dorothy’s show was sold out at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. The freedom to love whomever you choose and, in a moment that exemplified this, Dorothy […]

A High Voltage Year In Photos: 2017

Selecting 11 shows to spotlight (in no ranking order) is always a challenge, but it has to be done. Why? Because…well, I don’t have a real answer for that other than it’s a thing that we do. So here are a few of the top shots from some of the great live shows and artists that graced us this year. […]

Sheppard & ROMES (Bowery Ballroom)

Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY | November 21, 2017 | Words & Photos: Cortney Armitage |   Racing to the venue after getting held up in Mexico City, Sheppard slid into Bowery Ballroom in NYC in the nick of time to play to die hard fans for whom it had been two years since the indie pop Aussies made […]