Album Review: Wooden Shjips – West

Wooden Shjips are back with the fuzz for your stereo with their latest album West.  We decided to do something special for this album review, as we put the new album to the test with two sets of ears at work.  Anthony and Ronnie both offer their takes on the album, and with different influences and tastes our two reviewers give us an interesting look into West.  Let us know in the comments what you think, and who got it right! (more…)

Your OMG Labor Day Weekend Guide for Los Angeles

It’s Labor Day Weekend once again, you know, that one you always get confused with Memorial Day Weekend.  There are a lot of things to do in Los Angeles for the next few days, a few which we will be participating in, and few we won’t be because we are headed to Vegas in a few hours.  For those of you staying in LA, the parties really get going tomorrow night.  Check out everything from the best Trance DJ in the world in Ferry Corsten to FYF Fest. (more…)

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Your “OMG Sunset Junction is Canceled!” Survival Guide

Sunset Junction 2011- we hardly got to know you!  Well, we did get to know about your insanely inept effort to get the show to go on, only to be denied twice by city officials.  Last year’s Sunset Junction was a decent party, but we felt the lineup this year was a little weak.  Are we sad to see the festival come to this in 2011- absolutely.  But wait, we can help you save your Sunset Junction plans!  If you flew out here from far away lands or if you live two blocks from the junction, we have a survival guide for you with rescheduled shows. (more…)

Why Velvet Revolver will reunite; it’s all relative

When quotes from Scott Weiland’s recent interview this week started hitting the internet, it made for the perfect storm in the world of Velvet Revolver.  Just the week before, VR’s drummer Matt Sorum told the world that he, Slash and Duff had recorded an album’s worth of material with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor.  While Matt thought it suited the Velvet Revolver moniker, Slash did not feel the same way and they decided not to release the album.  Two different interviews, hinting at one obvious conclusion- Velvet Revolver is coming back with Scott Weiland, the only way it could ever have. (more…)

Festival Preview: Outside Lands Music Festival @ Golden Gate Park SF 8/12-8/14

Here we go folks, the 4th annual Outside Lands Art, Food, and Music Festival is fully booked, prepped, greened, and ready to launch into outer space next weekend from historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It will feature 3 full days (Fri-Sun) of live musical performances from a wide array of genres and generations beginning at 12 noon each of the 3 days and ending late into the night. Expected to pull in 40-50,000 people from all over the world, the concert bill has a few tricks for every taste, 4 performance stages, a DJ dome, a Wine Lands booth that will feature great locally produced California wines, plenty of food represented by local eateries, and a whole shit-ton of other exhibits, games, booths, and party for everybody to get down with! (more…)

A look back at Alain Johannes’ unforgettable Day Party performance

When you get good people together, for a good cause for the right reasons, you can make a positive impact on this world.  That is something we believe in at Rabbits Black, and with our good friends at Vestal and a moving performance from Alain Johannes, together we were able to make a positive impact on the music community.  The support we showed on that day raised money to help Brian O’Connor from the Eagles of Death Metal in his fight against cancer.  Follow the jump to view the complete photo album from the event and a final reflection on a special day. (more…)

Party, Music, and Pictures – Day Party feat. Alain Johannes @ O’Briens 6/25

Here is a quick look at the Rabbits Black day party to benefit Brian O’Connor thrown at O’Briens on Main St. in Santa Monica on June 25:

People came from all over LA (and beyond) to listen to great music and party for a good cause! Drinks flowed, rock music blasted, and people came in off the harsh Santa Monica streets to celebrate a good time on a sunny Saturday afternoon. (more…)

Special Event: A Day Party feat. Alain Johannes @ O’Briens 6/25

Rabbits Black is proud to be a part of a very special event to benefit Brian O’Connor from the Eagles of Death Metal.  On Saturday, June 25th please join us for a very special performance by Alain Johannes.  A portion of the bar sales & private donations will be going to help Brian O’Connor in his fight against cancer.  This is a completely FREE event to get people together to help a local musician who has given us so much great music! (more…)