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 […]

Fetty Wap (Belasco Theater)

The Belasco Theater | Los Angeles, CA | February 2, 2018 | Words & Photos: Chris Camago | Fetty Wap’s FMF Tour came through Los Angeles with (as Eminem said) the bass so loud that it shakes the place: at least twice speakers fell off the stage. Doors opened at 7:15 pm – more than two hours before Fetty Wap came […]

Lauren Ruth Ward (The Echoplex)

The Echoplex | Los Angeles, CA | January 29, 2018 | Words & Photos: ZB Images |   We can only hope that the rest of 2018 is as magical as Monday nights have been at the Echo and – because of high demand – the Echoplex. I think everyone who experiences her show would agree that Lauren Ruth Ward […]

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 […]