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ARISE ROOTS play HOB/Anaheim Aug. 23; photo Andy Ortega

The Clarion Call Of Arise Roots

Reggae has been around for quite some time now, and over the years it has only gotten more popular. It has been through many changes, from the early days of inception through its exploration in genre-mixing as of late. It is always refreshing to see a band who can pull from its long history while adapting the music to recent changes in the musical landscape; Arise Roots deftly … [Read More]

Live Concert Photos

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KATASTRO play The Constellation Room Aug. 22 and The Music Box Aug. 23; press photo

Katastro Brings Ecletic Strings To SoCal

The eclectic jams of Katastro shall again be heard in SoCal, with stops at The Constellation Room Aug. 22 and The Music Box Aug. 23 in celebration of their latest … [Read More]

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IRON BUTTERFLY play The Coach House Aug.18; press photo

Iron Butterfly Brings Psychedelia To The Coach House

Sixties psychedelic group, Iron Butterfly, best known for the song, “In A Gadda Da Vida”, from the album of the same name that sold over 48 million copies, will … [Read More]

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faUSt play The Broad Jul 28; press photo

faUSt Promises Splendid Mess At The Broad

FaUSt, the legendary 60s German experimental rock band, will make a rare appearance July 28 at Summer Happenings: Social Shamans at The Broad in Los Angeles, … [Read More]

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Tribute To Tributes: Queen Nation

Although it’s no longer possible to go see the classic line-up of the British rock band Queen due to the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, tribute bands across the … [Read More]

Tales From The Photo Pit

CURTIS HARDING; photo Andy Ortega

Curtis Harding: A Tale From The Photo Pit

I love the El Rey Theater and taking pics of Curtis Harding’s show there made my day epic. If you’ve never been to the El Rey, it’s on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, around the corner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art a.k.a. LACMA. Getting there is … [Read More]

Concert Reviews


Amerikkant but Ministry Took Command In Anaheim

MINISTRY was in top form at House of Blues Thursday night, kicking off the Amerikkant tour. They played well, sounded good, the stage was well-lit, the live mix was LOUD but spot-on allowing enough separation between instruments - a feat in itself - with up to … [Read More]

Album Reviews

The Orb “No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds”; cover art

ALBUM REVIEW: The Orb “No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds”

The Orb are back with their excellent new album No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds (NSAOOB) released June 22, on Cooking Vinyl Records. NSAOOB finds The Orb expanding on the minimalist sound of their previous two releases and instead bringing in a host of singers … [Read More]