Category Archives: Music

Lawyers In Led Zeppelin Case “Ramble On” In Stairway To Heaven Trial

It’s 6:50am on a hot Los Angeles morning outside of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse, and I’m standing in line with twenty or so of my brethren from the media.  Writers mostly, law students, and the occasional … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “London Town” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“London Town” is a coming-of-age story set among the turmoil of Thatcher’s England. During the era there were widespread labor strikes,  and race relations in England were at an all-time low as The National Front gained power and threatened violence against immigrants. Shay, played by Daniel … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Opening Night” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Opening Night” is a romantic and comedic musical take on the chaotic opening night for a Broadway musical called “One Hit Wonderland”. More simply, “Opening Night” is a musical about a musical. Nick, played by Topher Grace (That 70’s Show), is a … Continue reading

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“Mötley Crüe: The End” Premieres in Theaters

In early 2014, Mötley Crüe announced they would embark on a two year final tour saying goodbye to the fans, celebrating their history, and going out on top with all four original members. The band played over 70 arenas in the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Recording Academy Announces New Rules For 59th Grammys

In a press release today, The Recording Academy announced rule amendments and dates to be applied to The 59th Annual Grammy Awards effective immediately. Streaming-only recordings are now eligible for an award.  Previously, a recording had to be available through … Continue reading

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Night Talks with Soraya Sebghati, Friday, June 17, DTLA

You see her before you hear her. And you sense her before you see her. Soraya Sebghati, songwriter and lead vocalist for Night Talks, a Los Angeles alternative rock band, takes the stage long after sundown with the metallic burn … Continue reading

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The Alleycats at Liquid Kitty’s Punk Rock BBQ May 2016

 

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Alice Bag Channels ’60s Girl Groups to Confront Spousal Abuse

In her new video for “He’s So Sorry,” Alice Bag pays tribute to early girl groups, especially the Shangri-las. Her strong voice pierces through the wall of sound, while backup singers are soft and angelic. The use of the Wall of Sound is … Continue reading

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Album Review: WOMPS’ “Our Fertile Forever”

WOMPS are a band from Glasgow that have a nostalgic ’90s indie/college rock sound akin to Built to Spill or Dinosaur Jr, with a touch of The Getup Kids-style angst. Their new album Our Fertile Forever, out June 10th on their label Displaced … Continue reading

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Henry Diltz at Stax Of Wax In Malibu

Henry Diltz was at Stax of Wax in Malibu yesterday, hanging out, selling signed copies of his iconic photos, and most importantly, shooting a picture of me.  Yes, that’s right, I have a Henry Diltz original to go along with my … Continue reading

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