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LA Welcomes Back The Babys With a Gala CD Release Party!

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  Wednesday night, June 25th, the legendary British band The Babys were welcomed back to the Los Angeles area music scene with a fun-filled party that celebrated the official release of their first album in over thirty years, ‘I’ll Have Some … Continue reading

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Retro CD Mailbag: Miles Davis, Nas, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash

Miles Davis – Miles At The Fillmore 1970/ The Bootleg Series Vol 3 (Legacy Recordings) Fans of Miles’ Bitches Brew-era live recordings have been well served in recent years, with several stunning concert recordings made available on the album’s deluxe … Continue reading

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Live/Album Review: State to State “No Bounds”

State to State is a local band that generates a satisfying wall of sound, calling to mind early Radiohead and Muse, with just a hint of Interpol. Nondescript and serious in black shirts and jeans, the band played Harvard & Stone … Continue reading

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Review: Super Duper Alice Cooper (Deluxe Limited Edition)

Described as “The first doc-opera” by its creators and distributors Scot McFadyen,  Sam Dunn and Reg Harkema, this ambitious (and at times fragmented) blend of rock opera, documentary and animation comes just this close to biting off more than it can … Continue reading

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CD Review: Last Day on Earth by Robert Nix

On a blazing hot day like today, with the temperature rising as businesses all over town are either closing their doors early or not opening them at all, the icy-cool sound of Robert Nix was exactly what my fevered brow … Continue reading

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CD Review: The Babys-I’ll Have Some of That!

“The whole premise is to keep The Babys alive and have a good time doing it” observes Wally Stocker, original lead guitarist for the legendary British rock group The Babys. With a string of classic, am rock radio-friendly hits like … Continue reading

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Interview with James Stevenson Guitarist Extraordinaire

I last saw James Stevenson playing with The International Swingers. But James is a busy boy and as a guitarist he wears many hats or he floats like a feather and stings like a bee. Soon after I read he … Continue reading

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Album Review: SMASH Fashion’s Big Cat Love is Big Fun

The crash of the gong kicking off “Wicked Ways,” the opening track of SMASH Fashion’s third LP, announces unapologetically the forthcoming 12-song celebration of rock and roll.  Big Cat Love is a tasty trip through rock’s glorious 1970s zenith when rock was … Continue reading

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The Mating Album Covers Series Part 8

Once again, courtesy of those of those wacky and inspired collage artistes at the BCB Music Forum, Kath and Phenomenal Cat, we present for your visual delight a series of artworks that re-configure iconic imagery to create a world of … Continue reading

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OFF! Announces Upcoming Album with a Parody of The Decline of Western Civilization

OFF! is releasing a second album, Wasted Years, set to drop April 8th. The album is a follow-up to their self-titled album, and features cover art by Raymond Pettibon. Check out this teaser video of “Void You Out.”

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