Los Angeles, Meet ONR. (@ Bardot)

Bardot | Los Angeles, CA | June 11, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   When the inherently electronic/electro-pop music that you make feels more like rock than not when it’s played live, you know you’re doing it right. At least to my ears. Hailing from across the pond (Scotland, to be exact) comes Robert Shields bearing post-punk/New Wave-ish and stadium-sized sonics […]

The Dead Ships @ The Troubadour

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | May 19, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   That heady crash of soulful garage rock and guitar jangle you heard at the Troubadour? That was definitely Los Angeles’ the Dead Ships and while the lyrical landscape may lean on/towards some of the darkened corners of life, Devlin McCluskey (vox/guitar), Christopher Spindelilus (drums), Chad Philipps (guitar) […]

Ramonda Hammer & Friends Bring The Noise To The Echo

The Echo | Los Angeles, CA | April 30, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images | And that’s a marvelous wrap on the month-long stand that Los Angeles purveyors of muscular grunge pop, Ramonda Hammer, made at the Echo during their Monday night residency and we’re a little sad to see them go. The combination of Devin Davis’ (vox/guitar) raw wail with […]

Draemings, Nightmare Air & Metal Mother (Bootleg Theater)

Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | April 6, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   In a city where the odd is ordinary, you might think that local Los Angeles music lovers would get used to the fantastical glam spectacle that DRÆMINGS offer up every single time they perform. But no. Every single time that the self-proclaimed purveyors of […]

Starcrawler (The Lodge Room)

The Lodge Room | Los Angeles, CA | March 31, 2018 | Words & Photos: ZB Images | With a sound that is part guitar glam and part punk with a layer of heavy, crunchy fuzz throughout, Los Angeles locals Starcrawler have been getting their fair share of attention lately and are on quite a roll coming off of a Grulke Prize win […]

K. Flay (Irving Plaza)

  Irving Plaza | New York, NY | March 19, 2018 | Words & Photos: Cortney Armitage | K.Flay tore it up at her sold-out show at Irving Plaza, no easy feat on a Monday night in the heart of New York City. We’ve been following Ms. Kristine Flaherty’s musical journey for years now, so when the lights went low […]

Talib Kweli (Regent Theatre)

The Regent Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | March 7, 2018 | Words & Photos: Chris Camargo | Talib Kweli came through the Regent Theatre in Downtown LA on his Radio Silence Tour. Radio Silence also being the title of his 16th album, which – as with all of Talib’s music – displays the gap that exists between him and all other […]