27 Sep
Battle-tested blues, garage, doo-wop & post-rock n' roll

Have you heard Hanni El Khatib? The first generation half Palestinian/half Filipino is just bad ass, angrily riffing out a cunning execution of classic American blues, garage, punk and doo-wop into a post-rock n’ roll frenzy. Just hit play on his “Come Alive” video below and you’ll know instantly if you’ll like his music — […]


8 Sep
450 color album illustrations from the legendary comic artist

The work of legendary comic book artist/lech Robert Crumb has been gathered in numerous graphic novels and books, but this is the first hardcover compiling the hundreds of record covers he’s illustrated over his career. His first album cover was for Janis Joplin’s Cheap Thrills in 1968 when Crumb was just a youngin’ living in Haight […]


25 Aug
Mötley Crüe, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim and an army of aging groupies flock to celebrate West Hollywood's most fabled street

As we posted last week the Sunset Strip Music Festival went down this past Saturday, and as expected the festival was a true spectacle — both with the bands performing, and the festival goers who went to celebrate the mighty Sunset Strip… including the armies of aging, drunk and bottle bleached groupies who descended into […]


There are no shortages of music festivals in Los Angeles every year, but none carry the cultural cajones of the the Sunset Strip Music Festival. After all, when you’re celebrating one of the most famous streets in the history of rock n roll it’s tough to compete. Hall of Famers like Van Halen, The Doors, […]


19 May
The latest EP in the Scion A/V series out today

Trouble & Bass was tapped by the Scion A/V series for their latest release — an EP compiling some of the label’s best acts [download the EP HERE]. We caught Trouble & Bass label founder Drop the Lime this past Tuesday at the “Check Your Ponytail!2″ party when he brought his brand new rockabilly-meets-dance live […]


12 May
The best little Prog/Psych/Blues/Garage Rock band in Texas

Austin’s White Denim are a four piece honed on playing psychedelic rock with the balls and rhythm of pure, unapologetic down-to-earth Texas rock n’ roll. Named “Best Rock Band” at SXSW for the 4th consecutive year (by Gorilla Vs Bear), White Denim take influences from garage rock to twangy blues to black country and deliver […]


10 May
One of Boston's greatest return after a quarter century

It’s been 24 long years for fans of The Cars, one of America’s most important New Wave bands of the 80s. Today, May 10th, The Cars release their brand new album, Move Like This, on Hear Music/Concord Music Group. Produced by Garret “Jacknife” Lee (Bloc Party, U2, REM, The Hives, Weezer) and The Cars, the […]


23 Feb
Memphis future blues by way of New Jersey

Boski Delrizzo, aka Bosco Delrey, is here to save rock n’ roll. As in the twang guitar, blues infused Tennessee-incubated music that makes you want to drink long gulps of cold beer in a smokey bar and eat stale popcorn as some guy on a stage rips everyone a new ear hole. His debut album, […]