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 […]

Mondo Cozmo Comes Home To The Hi Hat

The Hi Hat | Los Angeles, CA | February 6, 2020 | Photos: Dan Levitan | As the raucous euphoria of rock and dance party-inducing closer “Automatic” hit its final swell at a sold-out Hi Hat, an emotive Joshua Ostrander proclaimed “We are Mondo Cozmo.” The words may have been simple, but they bore some heft and closed a tight […]

SBIFF Virtuoso Awards 2020

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Awards | Arlington Theatre | January 18, 2020 | The SBIFF Virtuosos Award is an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose noteworthy performances in film have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue. This year’s recipients were: Aldis Hodge (Clemency), Awkwafina (The Farewell), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Florence […]

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, […]

Black Pistol Fire & Thunderpussy Bring The Heat To The El Rey

El Rey | Los Angeles, CA | July 17, 2109 | Photos: Jay Gruesome | If there’s one thing that was on full display at the El Rey on Wednesday night, it’s that rock and roll is a woman’s and a man’s game. And the game was well-played because, as tour pairings go, the in-your-face raucous garage noise of Black Pistol […]

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 […]