Live Review: Buckcherry @ The Viper Room 3/7

Thursday night was the kickoff for Buckcherry’s 3-night takeover of the legendary Viper Room on Sunset Blvd. The LA created hard rockers made it a homecoming show and looked very comfortable on the dark and dirty stage that helped launch their careers, as well as so many others. The band tore through a collection of hits and gave a live look at their new material, and somehow at the end Josh Todd’s voice was still standing. Words, music videos and more after the jump. (more…)

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Ticket Giveaway: Black Lips @ El Rey Theatre 3/21

Black Lips, fun party.  That’s how it goes for a Black Lips live show.  The Atlanta “flower punk” band brings their antics to the El Rey Theatre on March 21st.  It’s been tow years since their last album, Arabia Mountain, but that doesn’t me they are not in party mode.  They are bringing along Beach Party and Night Beats for this show, so it’s a full lineup of joy.  Rabbits Black has a pair of tickets to giveaway to a lucky fan who fits the part.  Take a friend, grab a few drinks, and enjoy the show- watch out for flying objects and bodily fluids. (more…)

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Ticket Giveaway: MUSINK Music Festival & Tattoo Convention @ OC Fairgrounds 3/8-10

Pennywise, Bad Religion, The Vandals, Reverend Horton Heat, Lucero, Lagwagon… that’s just half of it!  MUSINK brings together some of the legends of So-Cal punk and rounds it out with a solid line-up of rockabilly from around the country.  They’re all coming to Orange County next weekend for the MUSINK music festival and tattoo convention.  If soaking up the sun in the OC with tatted-out punk rockers is your type of thing, then MUSINK is your place to be.  We’re giving away a pair of GA Weekend Passes that gets you and a friend in every day of the festival.  Enter here! (more…)

The Black Angels Premiere New Single “Evil Things”; Announce Spring Tour Dates

Psychadelic rock band The Black Angels are touring their butts off this spring. They’re a can’t-miss at the Austin Psych Fest at the end of April, but if you can’t make it out to the Lonestar State…well…they’re probably playing somewhere closer to you. The Austin, Texas-based foursome are set to release their fourth full-length album Indigo Meadow on April 2nd, recorded with producer John Congleton (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Clinic, Explosions In The Sky). In the meantime, they’re debuting the first single off the album, “Evil Things,” right now! And you can check it out here!  (more…)

Primus Announces Spring Tour…in 3D!

Les Claypool and the boys are back! Primus recently announced a spring tour, featuring a 3D-enhanced live musical performance and two sets per evening. This tour is being promoted as a full-on psychedelic experience. Primus teamed with 3D Live from Burbank, CA to create original 3D content for the tour. Audience members will be given 3D glasses in order to fully experience a visual and audio performance like no other. The band broke its 11-year studio hiatus with the release of Green Naugahyde last September, and apparently they haven’t satiated that creative itch just yet (like that’s even possible with these guys. I mean, we’re talking about Les Claypool after all). Follow the jump for full tour dates and more info: (more…)

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Robert Been joins The Call for a special two show reunion

The Call are getting back together for a special two show performance in April of this year.  The band is bringing Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Been on board for this special engagement.  Robert’s father, Michael Been, was a founding member of the band as their vocalist and bassist.  Robert will be honoring his father during this special two show run by performing on bass and vocals as well.  The Santa Cruz band disbanded in 1990, but Robert has been active in reviving the band since his father died in 2010.  Shows are scheduled in April at Slim’s in San Francisco and The Troubadour in West Hollywood.  Information on how to buy tickets for this very special event are available here. (more…)

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Ticket Giveaway: Black Label Society @ Club Nokia 3/6

Zakk Wylde is bringing his brand of heavy metal to Club Nokia on March 6th for a special one-off show by Black Label Society called “Unblackened”.  This special “semi-acoustic” performance is being filmed for a Live DVD and album, and Zakk is promising special guests throughout the night.  We are going to help you get in!  We’ll pick winners at random leading up to the show next Wednesday.  There’s a few ways to enter, and we’ll randomly be picking winners throughout the week- so enter soon and enter often.  This is your chance to see the longtime Ozzy Osbourne guitarist in his element with Black Label Society in a special Los Angeles performance.  Get to entering after the jump! (more…)

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Show Alert: How to destroy angels_ @ Fox Theater (Pomona) 4/10 & Regency Ballroom (San Francisco) 4/18

Fans of How to destroy angels_ have been preparing for their live debut at Coachella 2013 for over a month now.  Looks like Coachella Weekend 1 warriors won’t be able to stake a claim to that fame anymore.  According to Goldenvoice’s April Southern California calendar, How to destroy angels_ will be debuting on April 10 at the Fox Theater in Pomona.  Get all of the info on that show and also the San Francisco show at the Regency Ballroom on April 18th. (more…)