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 […]

YIP YOPS Bring Their Hot July Echo Residency To A Cool End

The Echoplex | Los Angeles, CA | July 30, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   The notoriously hot month of July came to a close as the Los Angeles quartet YIP YOPS played the final show of their monthlong residency at the Echo in the dark cool of the Echoplex and it felt appropriate. While Ison (vox/guitar), Ross (drums), Jacob (bass), […]

The Softer Side Of Dead Sara (Amoeba Music)

Amoeba Music | Los Angeles, CA | July 24, 2018 | Photos: Chris Camargo | Aside from being a beloved brick and mortar record store that caters to music (and other medium) lovers of all kinds, one of the best features of Amoeba Music is that on any given day you can find live music happening on its tiny stage. Such was the […]

A Standard Night With Seal (Hollywood Bowl)

Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA | July 18, 2018 | Words & Photos: ZB Images |   Late last year Seal released Standards: a new album of old classics. Those timeless melodies, early era jazz favorites, and Rat Pack staples that many of know and fondly love. On Wednesday night he and the Hollywood Bowl orchestra transported the full house to […]

The Record Company (Amoeba Records)

Amoeba Records | Los Angeles, CA | July 12, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images | Who loves record stores? The Record Company, of course. Fresh from playing one of the most of the most beautifully awing venues in the world, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO, the Record Company came home to Los Angeles to play a venue space that […]

Black Flamingo (The Echo)

The Echo | Los Angeles, CA | July 13, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   Friday the 13th may have been the date in history that the world crashed down upon the Knights Templar back in the 14th-century, but it was also the day (and night) here in the 21st that the shoegaze tropical goth of the Los Angeles ensemble […]