Grown Up Avenger Stuff Puts It ‘All In Motion’ With New Single

By JOHN DALY Grown Up Avenger Stuff is getting some forward momentum with their new single, “All In Motion.” The band is comprised of veteran guitarist John Thomsen and his sons Hunter, on bass, and Tyler on drums and percussion, and vocalist Ray Stern. “All In Motion” has a dreamy but gritty sound that captures the imagination and is sure to capture audiences. Grown Up … Continue reading Grown Up Avenger Stuff Puts It ‘All In Motion’ With New Single

Edward and Graham Drop ‘Menomonee Road,’ A Welcome Relief in a Crowded Genre

By DOTTIE PARIS The Chicago folk-Americana duo Edward and Graham release the single “Menomonee Road,” and it’s a welcome relief in an increasingly crowded genre. The song is an upbeat and refreshing leap into Americana, which is becoming more and more common every day. “Menomonee Road” had a unique rock and roll quality about it, pulling it away from the country aspect of the folk-Americana … Continue reading Edward and Graham Drop ‘Menomonee Road,’ A Welcome Relief in a Crowded Genre

Color You Paints a Great Picture with New EP, ‘Grand Trine’

By DOTTIE PARIS Color You wants to make the world better by painting a great picture for us all. Color You has a new EP, Grand Trine, and this is an excellent work by a band that not only presents a great retro ’90s sound but also spins that sound into the future.  And for Color You, the future definitely has bright tones. The Los … Continue reading Color You Paints a Great Picture with New EP, ‘Grand Trine’

Free ‘Underground’ Concerts and Shows The Latest Trend in California

Brothers Collective, Kid Bloom, Hypnotic Hyena Crush it in Echo Park Free admission, free beer and wine. Host gallery The MIME in Echo Park was abuzz with a couple of hundred music lovers and it was welcoming to new artists, creative types and up-and-comers.  The purpose?  Simply to hear some new bands play some new music. Kid Bloom, The Glam Skanks, Hypnotic Hyena and The … Continue reading Free ‘Underground’ Concerts and Shows The Latest Trend in California

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The Posies to Release ‘Solid States’ and U.S. Tour Kicks off April 28

By JOHN DALY – SEATTLE, Wash. — The Posies will release their first album in six years and will launch a tour to support the album, Solid States, due May 20. “So many things have changed, either by choice or by circumstance, in the six years between this album and the one before it,” the Posies‘ Ken Stringfellow said while discussing Solid States.  The band’s last … Continue reading The Posies to Release ‘Solid States’ and U.S. Tour Kicks off April 28

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Steel Panther at the Fonda: Hair, Hype and Hilarity

By DONNA BALANCIA — Steel Panther didn’t let HOB Sunset’s closure stop them – They’re on tour and will be making a stop at the Fonda Theatre May 4 at 8 p.m. It’s a hilarious send-up of a rock show, featuring anything any metal fan would want to see: Big hair, girls on stage, tats (on the guys) and boobs (on the girls). While the … Continue reading Steel Panther at the Fonda: Hair, Hype and Hilarity