Live Review: Prince @ House of Blues 5/25

Not every artist can take over the entertainment capital of the world- not every artist is Prince.  It’s been over a month now since Prince has set up shop in Los Angeles for a series of spectacular concerts at the Forum and two funk inspired sold out shows at the Troubadour.  But the spontaneous three show event on Wednesday at the House of Blues on Sunset might have been Prince’s best act yet in his takeover of Los Angeles. (more…)

Live Review: Frank Turner @ Hotel Cafe 5/5

Frank Turner is becoming a rockstar in the United Kingdom-  no doubt about that.  He’s about two spots away from headlining festivals across the pond and he’s pretty much the hottest thing going over there.  So when Frank Turner booked intimate shows at The Hotel Cafe a few weeks ago, I was excited to see what the hype was about. (more…)

Show Alert: Flaming Lips @ Hollywood Forever 6/14 & 15

Who wants to eat a human sized gummy skull on the lawn of one of California’s most famous cemeteries while listening to the Flaming Lips and drinking wine or beer out of a cooler?  If you said “No” to any part of that, then these shows are probably not for you.  If you said “Yes”, well then buy your tickets now before this awesome opportunity and live shows sell out!  That’s right, your favorite psychedelic noise-pop band The Flaming Lips are coming to LA in June.  They will be playing two shows, June 14th and 15th. (more…)

Social Distortion premiere “Machine Gun Blues” at red carpet event

It was a surreal feeling to see Mike Ness and the members of Social Distortion on the red carpet last night next to the Music Box at Henry Fonda in Hollywood.  As Social D faithful lined the street in front of one of Los Angeles most historic music venues, Mike and the boys took some time with press and photographers on the red carpet.  Going into the event we couldn’t quite wrap our heads around why the punk rock icons were hosting such a formal event in conjunction with their record label Epitaph for the release of the Machine Gun Blues short film, but after talking with Mike Ness it all made sense- this was about family. (more…)

Coachella 2011: 3 days of sunshine in review

After a 364 day countdown it was finally time for Coachella 2011! The Coachella Music and Arts Festival is a Southern California tradition, where droves of music lovers drive out to the Polo Grounds in Indio, California for 3 days of music, dancing, partying and lots of sunshine!

This year wristbands sold out after only 3 weeks, a shock to many annual Coachellites who could purchase tickets online for last year’s festival up to 2 weeks before the event. (more…)

Show Alert: Dax Riggs @ The Echo 6/10 & 11

You have probably heard us talk about Dax Riggs on these pages- the once frontman of the Louisiana metal band Acid Bath (also worth checking out for you heavier metal heads).  Well Dax Riggs is solo now, and we at Rabbits Black think he’s that much better for it.  Dax has really let his creative styles flow on his first two solo albums under the Dax Riggs moniker.  (more…)