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 […]

Black Pistol Fire (The Troubadour)

  The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | November 18, 2017 | Photo Credit: ZB Images | We’re not sure if the world is ready for Black Pistol Fire. In September the twosome released their fifth full album, Deadbeat Graffiti; by far their strongest, most cohesive and fine-tuned fusion of the Led Zeppelin-esque dirty garage rock, soul and Texas-touched deep blues […]

Death From Above (The Novo DTLA)

  The NOVO DTLA | Los Angeles, CA | November 15, 2017 | Photo Credit: ZB Images | Outrage is as outrage does and Outrage! Is Now (see what we did there?) with Toronto’s  Sebastien Grainger (vox/drums) and Jesse F. Keeler (bass) who brought their fiercely dense, thunderous and dancey noise rock to Los Angeles. While the venue was far from […]

DRAEMINGS (The Moroccan Lounge)

The Moroccan  | Los Angeles, CA | November 3, 2017 | Words & Photos: ZB Images There is never really a good reason to miss a Draemings show: just like snowflakes, they are beautiful and no two are ever alike. Friday’s show at The Moroccan Lounge was their final show of 2017 and, with Polyplastic and Strange Familia, included a very glitter-centric face painting station and […]

Greta Van Fleet (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | October 30, 2017 | Photo Credit: Emery Becker Los Angeles is awash with more than its fair share of bands who dish out rock in its myriad of forms from psych to indie to metal to pop and all shades in between and – yes – we consider that a quality problem. But […]

Dorothy (The Viper Room)

The Viper Room | Los Angeles | October 23, 2017 | Photo Credit: Chris Camargo  The truth of the matter is that Dorothy Martin has a voice that was made for the Sunset Strip which is where she returned for an intimate showcase at the Viper Room. With a crew of stellar and local familiar musical faces (Eli Wulfmeier and […]

Warbly Jets (The Moroccan Lounge)

The Moroccan Lounge | Los Angeles, CA | October 19, 2017 | Photo Credit: ZB Images These days album release shows are a dime a dozen, so what do you need to know about what went down with LA’s Warbly Jets album release show at the still shiny and new Moroccan Lounge? That Sam Shea (vox/guitar), Julien O’neill (keys), Dan Gerbang […]