Live Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Observatory 6/2

Even though they live in Los Angeles, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club made their first musical foray into beautiful Santa Ana (actually only 30 miles away) for a sold out show at The Observatory.  “To be honest I didn’t even know where this place was,” Robert Been admitted to the crowd of 550 packed comfortably into the venue’s three GA tiers. But it was OK, everyone at the venue knew who BRMC was. (more…)

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…)

Photo Reel: PATH Benefit with 8mm, The Sister Ruby Band, and Standing Shadows (DJ Set) – Tim Wheaton Photography

There were so many great moments in Rabbits Black’s PATH Benefit concert Jan. 26 at the Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica that we couldn’t confine them to one post. Here is a look back at the highlights of 8mm, The Sister Ruby Band, and Standing Shadows (who put on a spectacular late night DJ set) during their performances last month. A special thanks to Tim Wheaton Photography for teaming up with Rabbits Black to capture the energy and spirit of an amazing night of music and charity. (more…)

Live Review: JD McPherson @ Troubadour 12/6

“He’s not from the North. He’s not from the South. He’s not from the East. He’s not from the West. He’s from Oklahoma!” Singer-songwriter JD McPherson took the stage at the legendary Troubadour Thursday night in front of a packed house, and he had his LA fans dancing all night. “We’ve only read about the Troubadour before, and it’s such an honor to play here.” JD and his band brought their Oklahoma style and a whole lot of sound with them. Check out pictures from the show and more after the jump! (more…)

Dropkick Murphy’s Starts Off the Holidays With “The Season’s Upon Us” Music Video

We are officially post-Thanksgiving so holiday music should be in full gear! Today we get a little help from Dropkick Murphy’s who are spreading the holiday cheer with the release of a music video for their new yuletide single “The Season’s Upon Us.” The Boston punk-rockers have a little fun with the video and get us into the Noel spirit. Check out the video after the jump! (more…)

Petty Fest is Coming to LA November 14 & 15 @ El Rey Theater

We always kind of knew someday that Tom Petty would save the world. Now we are starting to see the evidence for ourselves. Petty Fest is a music festival and charity event that brings together some of the biggest names in music and entertainment to play a concert of Tom Petty’s greatest hits. In a sold out New York show on Nov. 6 Petty Fest raised $15,000 for the Eastern Musicians Fund to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Now the same group, The Best Fest, has announced they will bring their Petty driven charity machine to LA for two shows at the El Rey Theater Nov. 14 & 15. Check out more info about tickets and how you can donate after the jump. (more…)