concerts

Deap Vally, Mike Watt, The Shrine Among Bands to Take Echo Stage at Sunday’s Dirty Penni Festival

The Echo Comes Alive in All-Ages Show By DONNA BALANCIA This Sunday, a plethora of powerful bands will take the stage at the Echo for the Dirty Penni Festival. Performers are: Deap Vally; The Shrine; […]

Robbie Grey of Modern English at the Echoplex - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

Modern English: All These Years Later, Legendary New Wave Band Does More Than ‘Melt With You’

Robbie Grey: ‘I’ll Melt With You’ is ‘The Song That Pays The Bills’ By DONNA BALANCIA – Modern English may look a little different than back in 1981, but the music is better than ever. […]

Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Musicians

Mike Campbell Uses His LA Band, The Dirty Knobs, for Kicks, While Reaping Big Marketing Rewards

By DONNA BALANCIA – Mike Campbell may be known as “Gator,” in his band The Dirty Knobs but the only thing ferocious about him is his extraordinary guitar playing. Campbell, known for his day job […]