“…here on Planet Reality, 10:09pm ushered in a new wave and era of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and perhaps that was the conscious point that they wanted to make on such an auspicious date in their adopted hometown of Los Angeles.”…read the full review on HIGH VOLTAGE MAGAZINE.
If you’re a Kasabian fan, the four-man band has just released their first live DVD, Kasabian Live at the O2. There’s a reason why these guys are known as one of the best live bands. Check out my review on High Voltage Magazine!
“While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I’m in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Continue reading
Matt Nathanson is more than just a pretty face…but let’s be honest, that pretty face doesn’t hurt at all.
Following up the break-out success of 2007’s Some Mad Hope, Matt’s latest release, Modern Love, has solidified him as the singer/songerwriter-dude who can craft a hit. Digging deeper into his musical influences, Modern Love, hits a whole new level of infectious, catchy, and well-done song craft.
With his hit “Faster” all over the radio, Matt is on the road, crossing the country with his headlining “All Night Noise” tour. His live shows are ridiculous in a good way: wild, energetic, and occasionally hilarious, as he’s not necessarily known for his ability to self-censure, but always hitting high marks in musicianship and quality performances.
On October 29th, Matt makes a stop in Los Angeles at the famed Wiltern, but before and after that, check the dates below to catch a musical ride with the “All Night Noise” tour.
All Night Noise Tour Dates:
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
10/22 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/23 Portland, OR @ Music Millennium (In-Store Performance & Signing)
10/23 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/25 Vancouver, BC @ Venue OR Commodore
10/28 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
10/30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/31 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
11/2 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
11/4 Birmingham, AL @ The Backroom @ Workplay
11/5 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom
When you have the pleasure, enjoy it. When you have the opportunity, ask for it. When the spirit moves you, thank it.
Traveling is hard work; just ask…well, me (no this isn’t a plea for your sympathy but I’d been on the road since 4 AM Tuesday August 5th in my attempt to get my rear end from coast West to coast East for yet another of my random musical adventures). February brought me and a little wind chaffing home to NYC to get my face rocked off by The Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden (“Oh fuck…I’m snowed in.”). So now what was I up to? Continue reading
Sometimes the best method to showcase the power and beauty of a song is the straight performance video. Filmed at Hemingways bar in Hollywood, CA (as visually literary a space as it sounds), Dead Sara give “Sorry For It All” (from their self-titled debut album due this fall) simple treatment, yet there’s no lack of heft to what you see and hear. Both the song and video ebb in, emotionally expand, only to take you off of a cliff leaving something of an ache behind. Emily Armstrong’s intensity may be front and center, but on display are the four distinct parts that comprise the extraordinary whole that is Dead Sara. Continue reading
As hard drugs go it's pretty dirty, even more so if you've read the recent news about large amounts of it containing flesh eating bacteria (drug use is as sexy as ever!). But from JJ Cale to Eric Clapton, "Cocaine" has been a rock and roll haunt of an auditory tale. Wicked shit, but a hell of a song. LA band of badassery Sabrosa Purr has turned pusher and tackled the tale, doing it mighty fine justice, so much so that I suspect Sir Slowhand, himself, would give it a royal wink of approval. Continue reading
The Silent Comedy @ 94.9 Independence Jam 6/5/2011, a set on Flickr.
Headlining the Local Stage at 94.9′s Independence Jam at lovely Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA…The Silent Comedy,
They are beloved sons of the San Diego music scene, soon to be kicking your ass at a show near you.
That’s just how they roll.
Jordan Cook @ The Viper Room 6/10/2011, a set on Flickr.
Once again Jordan Cook came “home” to West Hollywood’s The Viper Room to throw down like only he can.
Music was played, sweat was swat (just made that up, yo), Woodzilla was wrecked, and many ears were made happy.
LA loves this gentleman and the music that he makes. If you missed him this time around, he’ll be back on August 20th for the auspicious occasion called the Sunset Strip Music Fest. No more fitting a showcase for such a pure force of talent.