Mondo Cozmo (El Rey Theatre)

El Rey Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | September 26, 2017 | Photo Credit: Emery Becker It was Mondo Cozmo’s first hometown show after having spent half of the year on the road thrashing about on stages in Europe and the U.S. After taking the stage and powering through a batch of songs,the first spoken words out of Josh Ostrander’s […]

The Hunna (Fonda Theatre)

The Hunna | Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) | November 3, 2016 | Photo Credit: Amanda Bard | The Hunna may be from the UK, but by the time the rock quartet took the stage at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, they had been in town long enough to know how to cater to the LA crowd. They focused on the […]

Dorothy @ The Echo

Dorothy | The Echo (Los Angeles, CA) | May 10, 2016 | The name of their upcoming debut album may be ROCKISDEAD, but what the hard rocking Los Angeles quartet Dorothy threw down at the Echo testifies to otherwise. Gotta love it, God bless it and throw up your Dio sign and head bang to it because it’s a good music time to […]

BØRNS (El Rey Theatre)

El Rey Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | November 23, 2015 | Photo Credit: ZB Images | “My name is James Bay.” declared Garrett Borns. As identity crises go, there are worse ones for BØRNS to suffer from as both he and Bay had simultaneous extraordinary runs at this year’s South By Southwest. But even if he lacked self-recogniton, the full house […]

Young Rising Sons @ Club Bahia

Young Rising Sons | Club Bahia (Los Angeles, CA) | October 29, 2015 | Photo Credit: Kristen Coveleskie | It’s a case of then versus now. The last time we saw Young Rising Sons live was post-SXSW: In March at the Troubadour in Los Angeles as they kicked off their national tour with Halsey. And even though frontman Andy Tongren’s […]

X Ambassadors (Shrine Auditorium)

X Ambassadors | Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles, CA) | August 4, 2015 | Photo Credit: Chad Elder | Like that old slogan for Virginia Slims, since their inception as a band in 2009, X Ambassadors have come a long way, baby. The upstate New York alternative pop/rockers and long time friends (and family) have never hidden their collective jones for […]

Anderson East @ The Hotel Cafe

Anderson East | Hotel Café (Los Angeles, CA) | June 25, 2015 | Sometimes entries on my music calendar can extend as far out as eight months: when a must-see show pops up on my radar, that puppy gets noted in order to block out and dissuade any other potential options. While not as far out as the eight month […]