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The Orwells, The Walters and No Parents Take No Prisoners in Physical Sets at The Regent Theater LA

Three Strong Bands Prove Punk Still has Legs By DONNA BALANCIA When The Orwells play a show, it’s more like a PE party. Friends, fans and strong opening bands are the name of the game […]


Wire, One of Rock’s Founding Punk Bands, to Play Echoplex This Weekend During Drill Fest

By DONNA BALANCIA Wire will hold its Drill Fest at The Echo and Echoplex tomorrow through Saturday, and the legendary band will celebrate the release of their new album Silver/Lead. Wire is one of punk’s […]

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Hammons Review: Sir Rod Stewart Makes A Knight To Remember in Knockout Caesars Palace Performance

By CRAIG HAMMONS The curtain was drawn and anticipation was running high.  At 7:30 P.M. sharp the theme to The Magnificent Seven came roaring out of the public address system.  The curtains then opened to […]

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Tickets for This Summer’s Bi-Coastal Classic East and Classic West Music Festivals Go On Sale April 7

By JOHN DALY The Classic East and Classic West music festivals finally have a presence on the world wide web and tickets for the July concerts go on sale April 7. The hotly anticipated classic […]


The Orwells Vow to Bring Back Rock and Roll to Every Car Stereo in America – But Are We Really Ready?

Lauded Chicago Band Plays The Regent Thursday, SD on Friday By DONNA BALANCIA You’ve got to hand it to young guys who say they want to bring back Rock and Roll to every car speaker […]


Rolling Blackouts CF Puts on a Colorful Show with Moaning Band at The Echo

By DONNA BALANCIA Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is re-importing new wave music to the U.S. much to the fans’ delight. Call the Aussies’ music “new wave,” “power pop,” “alternative,” or whatever you may, Rolling Blackouts […]


Watch the Trailer for the Mick Rock Doc, ‘Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock’ in Theaters April 7

By DONNA BALANCIA Mick Rock has made a career of featuring artists on film. Now the lens is turned on him. The Magnolia Pictures documentary on Rock’s outstanding career in music photography will get a U.S. […]

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Public Television Teams for Meet and Greet Packages on Upcoming Blondie Rage and Rapture Tour

By DOTTIE PARIS Public Television is offering fans an exclusive Pollinator package that includes a Meet and Greet with Blondie, premium seating at the Blondie Rage and Rapture tour, and more. For each pair of tickets purchased, fans receive: […]


VIDEO: Gorillaz Debut Four Tracks from The New Album, ‘Humanz’ Which is Set to Drop on April 28

By JOHN DALY Check out the new video from Gorillaz as the dynamic band confirms it will drop the new album Humanz on April 28. RELATED: Gorillaz to reissue Demon Dayz Gorillaz have been busy.  In […]


Weezer, Lord Huron Top Chris Hardwick’s ID10T Comedy Music Fest in Mountain View June 24-25

By JOHN DALY ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival will take over the Shoreline Amphitheatre and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, Saturday, June 24 through Sunday, June 25. Created and hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, ID10T (pronounced I-D-ten-T) will combine musicians, and comedians in […]


Gorillaz To Reissue 2005 Album ‘Demon Dayz’ Through Vinyl Me Please as Record of the Month

By DOTTIE PARIS Gorillaz will reissue their second album, Demon Dayz, on vinyl through Vinyl Me, Please. The band also revealed four tracks from its upcoming Humanz, which is rumored to drop during the Demon Dayz […]

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‘Never Mind The Rules’ is a Perfect Guide to Dating By Cool Rocker Chicks Susan Hyatt and Lina Lecaro

By DONNA BALANCIA Susan Hyatt and Lina Lecaro have published a great book, Never Mind The Rules, that can help save your social life, especially if your world revolves around music or an alternative line of […]

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New Goldenvoice Festival: Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena This Summer to Feature Tom Petty, Weezer

By DOTTIE PARIS Goldenvoice has created another music festival to add to its impressive mass music events portfolio. Arroyo Seco Weekend, to be held on June 24-25 will feature Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mumford […]

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Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello to Release Special Edition ‘Flowers’ Cassette for Record Store Day

By JOHN DALY With the Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection edition’s March 24th release date via  MPL/Capitol/UMe fast approaching, Paul McCartney has confirmed a very special Record Store Day exclusive. To commemorate Record Store Day this April […]

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VIDEO: Iggy Pop Classic, ‘The Idiot’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary, And Here’s How It All Came About

Photo By PAUL MCALPINE, Story By JOHN DALY In honor of the 40th anniversary of The Idiot, the famous collaboration between Iggy Pop and David Bowie, here is a video that tells the story of […]

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Tommy Stinson and Bash and Pop Promote ‘Anything Could Happen’ With Packed Show at The Troubadour

The Yawpers Open for Bash and Pop By DONNA BALANCIA Tommy Stinson and his band Bash and Pop are sittin’ on top of the world. They wear high-class suits, play gigs at places like The […]


NEW: Rancid and Dropkick Murphys Tour – Five Calif Stops Include Avila Beach, SD, LA and Sacramento

‘Boston to Berkeley’ Tour – The Name Says it All By JOHN DALY Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have announced the co-headlining From Boston To Berkeley Tour which will make five California stops, including San Diego, […]

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VIDEO: Metallica Continues High-Profile Duets as Iggy Pop Joins Them In Mexico City for Rendition of T.V. Eye

By JOHN DALY Lady Gaga isn’t the only one to share the stage with Metallica — Now Iggy Pop shares in the fun with the super-famous metallers. Check out Metallica and Iggy Pop on TV […]

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Cranky George and Matt Pond PA Draw Crowds to Mimosa Sunday at Federal Bar in North Hollywood

Dermot Mulroney and his Brother Team With Pogues Founder By DONNA BALANCIA Dermot Mulroney’s band, Cranky George, headlined the latest installment of Mimosa Music Sundays at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood. What started out […]


Charity: Best Coast Presents ‘Don’t Sit Down,’ a Planned Parenthood Benefit at El Rey Theatre

By DOTTIE PARIS Best Coast, Grouplove, The Regrettes and Patty Schemel of Hole lead a great lineup of performers for ‘Don’t Sit Down,’ a Planned Parenthood Benefit tonight (Mar. 4) at the El Rey Theatre. There […]

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The Shins Release Fourth Advance Track from ‘Heartworms,’ and Add Three New Dates to Tour

Photo by JASON PERSSE, Story by JOHN DALY The Shins have unleashed a fourth advance track from Heartworms, called “Painting A Hole.” Upbeat rhythm and great vocals highlight “Painting A Hole,” as James Mercer’s voice explores the way our society […]