ZZ Ward (Fonda Theatre)

The Fonda Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | March 12, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images | Los Angeles is as fine a city as any to end a 6-week tour, and so it was for saucy, soulful and clearly having a good time ZZ Ward at the Fonda Theatre. Clearly because with choice songs from her debut, Til the Casket Drops […]

Dreamers & The Wrecks (Belasco Theatre)

The Belasco Theater | Los Angeles, CA | March 10, 2018 | Photos: Emery Becker | On the road with New Politics, Los Angeles-by-way-of-New York City trio Dreamers (Nick Wold, Marc Nelson and Jacob Wick) made a hometown stop at the Belasco Theatre in downtown LA and – once again – proved two things to fans and unfamiliars alike: that they’re a […]

Amy Shark (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 20, 2018 | Photos: Chris Camargo |   What is it about Australia’s Amy Shark that has engaged the hearts and minds of so many that, with only her 6-song Night Thinker EP and a few odd singles under her belt, the indie-pop angel is selling out shows throughout the United States […]

The Lone Bellow (Fonda Theatre)

The Fonda Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | March 4, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images | There’s just something about the Lone Bellow. Something about the elegant three-part harmony spell that Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin and Brian Elmquist weave. Something about their warm-blooded indie folk that feels like an emotional revelation. With their freshly released third album, Walk Into A Storm, the […]

Queens Of The Stone Age (The Forum)

The Forum | Los Angeles, CA | February 17, 2018 | Words & Photos: ZB Images | The newly freshened Forum was packed full on Saturday night for those desert kings, Queens of The Stone Age. The memory of Josh Homme’s slight break in judgement this past winter at the same venue during KROQ’s Acoustic Christmas was – perhaps – still a […]

Vista Kicks (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 14, 2018 | Photos: Emery Becker | Does it get any any more romantic than Derek Thomas (vox), Sam Plecker (guitar/vox), Trevor Sutton (bass), and Nolan Le Vine (drums) all decked out in their suavest red and black finery and luscious locks spreading their funkified, pop/glam-laced rock n roll love to the sold-out […]

GIRLSCHOOL (Bootleg Theater)

Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | February 2-4, 2018 | Words & Photos: Emery Becker | From Friday, February 2nd to Sunday, February 4th, Girlschool LA was in full swing at Bootleg Theater: that fantastic, community-oriented event bringing together female and female-identifying artists from all walks of life and putting them in the spotlight. The Bootleg Theater was bustling with […]