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Expect The Unexpected When Cold Showers Comes To Town

Hailing from Highland Park in Los Angeles, Cold Showers has been bringing their singular vision to the world for the last seven years. And remain steadfastly dedicated to that, in both their live shows as well as studio productions. One of the driving forces behind this is their dedication to perfection. In the words of guitarist Chris King, "I want people to know that when … [Read More]

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The Subdudes Entusiastic Return to SoCal

The Subdudes and their well-seasoned New Orleans sound makes a return to Southern California playing The Coach House Jan. 11, The Rose Jan. 12, and Sweetwater Union … [Read More]

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METAL ALLEGIANCE play HOB/Anaheim Jan. 25; photo Reuben Martinez

Metal Allegiance 2018 Anaheim Assault

As NAMM 2018 approaches, the anticipated annual metal assault of Metal Allegiance is also returning to Anaheim, this time stopping at HOB Jan. 25. The group has … [Read More]

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Banditos Visionland Visit SoCal

Birmingham, AL-via-Nashville band Banditos recently released a new album Visionland and, in support, they'll be playing Moroccan Lounge Jan. 31 and SPACE Feb. … [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


HIM: A Tale From The Photo Pit

Although this column is about concert photography, there is a back story which began when I was around 12, about the time my sister and I discovered the music of the Finnish rock band called HIM. Their music was intoxicating to a young soul just learning … [Read More]

Concert Reviews

Dhani Harrison; photo Andy Ortega

The Raw Power of Dhani Harrison

Dhani Harrison brought a heady mix of noise, psychedelic meanderings, and heavy rock-n-roll to the Constellation Room on Nov. 28. Anyone who came expecting a folk-rock set, a pop concert, or any other pre-conceived notion was in for a surprise. The band … [Read More]

Album Reviews



Hailing from San Francisco, The Living mesh styles as diverse as Metal, Shoe Gaze and Pop into an emotional witches brew that they make all their own. Made up of long time friends Derek Barnes (vocals/guitar), Julian Balestrieri (guitar), Jeremy Shepherd … [Read More]