Category Archives: CDs

A Few Favorites of 2014

Here is a Year End list of favorite music, movies and books. I generally don’t read books the same year they are published, partly because I borrow from libraries more than I buy, and partly because I just tend to be … Continue reading

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20 Gifts for Under $20

There is no reason to break the bank during the holidays. It’s more important to choose something thoughtful and fun instead of something expensive and predictable. These gifts are perfect for that work friend or the new date you don’t … Continue reading

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Bad Lands Debuts Love Heroes: Takes a Ride on the Dark Side Of Love

  Love Heroes is not Bad Lands first outing. The duo, formerly known as “He Met Her“ and fronted by Rocky and Mowgli, produced their first head turning recordings called Crime Novela. Chevy Nights, the secret track on Love Heroes,  references the tragic love story of Mickey and Mallory of Natural Born Killers, and was … Continue reading

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CD Review: The Moorings – Andrew Duhon

At this time of year there is a tendency to look backwards; to think back on all the year’s discoveries. So, it comes as a bit of a shock to stumble across one of the best things I’ve heard all … Continue reading

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Album Review: HellBat! Puts the Fright in Fright Night

Yay Freedom!, the debut release by Los Angeles rock quartet HellBat!, is an ambitious convergence of punk, classic rock and jazz.  Transcending the dry ice, leather studded outfits and heavy metal imagery that the band’s name might imply, HellBat! challenges … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Le Reverie Opens Hellion’s Halloween Show with 5 Great Bands this Friday

Le Reverie, coming off of a smash performance at the 3rd Annual Rockers Against Cancer Benefit Show held last weekend with ’70s Glam-rockers the Sweet, again lights up the stage with their unique blend of Gothic, heavy metal, progressive and symphonic … Continue reading

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CD Review: My Brother The Wind – Once There Was A Time When Space And Time Were One

When a band’s influences include Popol Vuh, Amon Duul, Sun Ra, Ashra Tempel, Gong and Pink Floyd then they are pretty much guaranteed my attention. When I hear that their latest album was totally improvised, played live and recorded during … Continue reading

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Concert Preview: Sasquatch, White Dynomite and The Freeks Rock El Cid

Hard rockers Sasquatch brings their swinging, Black Sabbath- and Mountain-inspired tunes to El Cid Nightclub in Silver Lake this Saturday evening.  Sasquatch IV, released in 2013, continues with the heavy, pounding tunes that make Sasquatch, perhaps, the world’s most appropriately named rock band.  … Continue reading

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Bob Mould’s “The War” Directed by Dave Markey

“The War” is the first collaboration between Bob Mould and Dave Markey, two punk rock pioneers. Bob Mould is best known as the singer and guitarist for the early SST punk trio, Hüsker Dü. In the 90s his solo recordings and work with his … Continue reading

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The Standells: Larry Tamblyn is Still Rocking with ‘Dirty Water’ and Fresh New Tunes

Tiki Oasis, held in San Diego earlier this month, featured lots of great entertainment along with great rum, parties and seminars. The capper to the event was the performance of the Standells, one of the most iconic of the 1960’s … Continue reading

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