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 […]

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. […]