Acid Tongue (Bootleg Theater)

Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | January, 8, 2018| Words & Photos: ZB Images | Psych/pop rockers Acid Tongue opened their new year with a show at the Bootleg with the Blank Tapes and Danny Dodge. Seattle’s (now Los Angeles’) Acid Tongue has had a few different lineups over the years, but at their core is Guy Keltner on guitar lead […]

Yip Yops (The Satellite)

The Satellite | Los Angeles, CA | December, 17, 2018| Photos: ZB Images |   We are going to keep this simple even though, musically, Yip Yops are far from it: something deliciously synthy, poppy, punky, and New Wave-wicked this way has come in the form of Ison Van Winkle (vox/guitar), Ross Murakami (drums), Jacob Gutierrez (bass) and Mari Brossfield […]

Shakey Graves & KOLARS at The Wiltern

The Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA | December 4, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images | Alejandro Rose-Garcia is a music-maker of a unique kind. As Shakey Graves he has always trafficed in a warm form of Americana and country-laced rock, thick with consciousness and wit and – unsurprisingly – Los Angeles was there for it and for him at the […]

Smoke Season (Teragram Ballroom)

Teragram Ballroom | Los Angeles | October 18, 2018 | Words & Photos: Chris Camargo |   As a photographer in Los Angeles, I go to a lot of shows and easily some of the best performers in the LA music scene are the electro-pop-dance duo of Gabby Bianco and Jason Rosen who make up Smoke Season. Their show at […]

The Silent Comedy (The Hi Hat)

The Hi Hat | Los Angeles, CA | October 18, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images | With the release of their new album Enemies Divide, the Silent Comedy saw fit to break the seal on the collection of brutally personal, political and social songs that they have been sitting on for several years and like folk-influenced music at its best, the […]

Portugal. the Man Keep It Wonderfully Weird At The Shrine

The Shrine Auditorium | Los Angeles, CA | August 11, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images | “Are you ready for the old guy who used to play in the White Stripes?” “We are Portugal. the Man. Just making sure you’re at the right concert.” “Don’t worry, we’re playing ‘that song’ right after this.” There was another missive of management-approved witty banter sprung […]

X Ambassadors Raise The Roof At The Grove

The Grove | Los Angeles, CA | August 1, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   I admit that the lede may be extremely misleading since – as a venue – the Grove in Los Angeles is an outdoor space sans a roof, but I’m guessing that you get the inference: On a balmy summer evening, the Ithaca, New York band X […]