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 […]

Draemings, Dylan Dunlap & Kat Meoz (Bardot)

Bardot | Los Angeles, CA | July 2, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   On this second day of July, three very specific moments occurred during It’s A School Night at Bardot in Hollywood: LA-by-way-of-Las Vegas songstress Kat Meoz played a set of all new and richly amped rocking songs while host, Chris Douridas, ensured proper pronunciation of her last name: […]

Badass Bands 7th Anniversary w/ YIP YOPS, EasyFriend & VOWWS

The Hi Hat | Los Angeles, CA | June 29, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   We gave you the scoop on what was going down on Friday, June 29th at the Hi Hat, didn’t we? Yes, we did: Badass Bands 7th Anniversary show. And a blast was had as a mass of friends assembled to rock, dance, socialize and simply celebrate […]

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 (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 […]