It’s the arse end of a two day hangover and I really don’t want to go out. Certainly, I don’t want to deal with wandering around a Vegas casino trying to find the venue, dealing with security and metal detectors, and the irony of having to deal with drunks. Lesser bands would find […]
JOHN GIST (right) with JOHN GARCIA It’s all too easy to believe that gigs happen by magic. Your favourite bands just show up in town, rock the house and then move on to the next town, all of it done by some sort of witchcraft. Except, of course, that’s not the case; there’s a road […]
Photo: Cybele Parsignault It was almost all wrong from the initial countdown to the launch. Conceptually, Orange County, California, was created to isolate decent, god-fearing folks from the likes of Dave Wyndorf’s ancestors. “Keep them hairy beatniks far, far away from us, please!” It’s only now, in 2018, when the music has such little […]
Got to be honest, I really don’t like X. Hugely overrated. Two passable songs. But, hey, I’ve got to put something in the X category for the A to Z thing. Just an opinion, don’t get all butt hurt if they’re your favourite band.
It’s no secret that Zeke have written some cracking tunes about motorbikes, not least the brilliant God Of GSXR, T-500, and well, let’s be honest, about half their songs are either about fast cars or motorcycles, all of them played at breakneck speed, with a suicide clutch, and no brakes. So it seemed like […]
The Lyft driver describes this neighborhood of lofts and studios just off skid row in downtown Los Angeles we’re driving through as “hipsterville,” just as we pull up to an Arts District bar called Resident. It’s been a while since your correspondent has felt the need to leave the relative ease and comfort of […]
This rather fine night out at the venerable Sunset Strip club began with a number of surprises. First off, a 9:15 p.m. start time for the headlining group is a substantial shock … just how young IS this band, anyway? Second, the place is packed with young and old attendees — diehard fans? — […]