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From the Archives, In Memory of John Fleck: Larry Tamblyn Talks About The Standells

Note: I’m republishing this interview I did in 2014 with Larry Tamblyn, one of the original founders of the Standells. John Fleck, one of the key members of the Standells for many years, has died of AML Leukemia this past … Continue reading

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Live Review: White Reaper at The Echoplex

White Reaper hail from Louisville, KY and consist of singer/guitarist Tony Esposito, the Wilkerson twins Nick (drums) and Sam (bass), and keyboardist (and “bosstone” – he dances when there are no keyboard parts) Ryan Hater. The Polyvinyl Records website calls them “garage punk” … Continue reading

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Yes It’s True – Flamin’ Groovies Return to LA November 28

Fans of early 70s proto-punk/ power-pop  have long known the pleasures of San Francisco’s Flamin’ Groovies. “Shake Some Action”, “Slow Death” and “Teenage Head” are on the short list of period tracks as universally revered as Stooges records or Rocket … 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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Album Review: Lost On Purpose’s “Rōnin”

L.A. band Lost On Purpose are Will VanderWyden and Jacquelyn Thropay.  It started as multi-instrumentalist VanderWyden’s solo project in 2003, and he has released six albums, adding keyboardist and back-up vocalist Thropay on 2011’s Ashes. Now a permanent member,  she and … Continue reading

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The Dead Ships CD Release Show at The Echo Tues. 2/28

The Dead Ships are playing a record release show at The Echo this coming Tuesday, for their first full length album Electric Ahab.  The show is free, presented by The Echo and Buzzbands.LA.  The band consists of drummer Christopher Spindelilus and … Continue reading

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