Tag Archives: Rock and roll

watt’s picture of the week – tuesday, february 11, 2020

there’s a new pad to do gigs now in my pedro town! the sardine at 1101 s pacific ave (used to be the old “ramona’s bakery”) is putting on shows, everyone who can should try and play here – c’mon … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – sunday, january 19, 2020

forty years ago this month at d boon’s pad at 519 w 19th street (upstairs, in the alley) in our pedro town, him and me started the minutemen and got the first batch of tunes going. joe baiza and gary … Continue reading

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Robert Gordon “Memphis Rent Party” Reading and Interview by Scott Goldman at The GRAMMY Museum

I was immediately attracted to the idea of covering Robert Gordon at The GRAMMY Museum for his new book and compilation album called “Memphis Rent Party“. I was more familiar with his youthful music career, not as aware of his … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: ‘Shout Sister Shout’ The Story of the First Lady of Rock & Roll

Long before the great female rocker Janis Joplin came on the scene, there was a lady named, Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas in 1915. Miss Tharpe was gospel’s first superstar and the preeminent crossover figure … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Halford and the Healers Bring Their Bluesy Rock ‘n’ Roll to Genghis Cohen This Weekend

The roots of rock and roll stretch back to the rootsy, bluesy Americana music that developed in the cities, fields, shacks and bayous of America. One of the best musicians keeping this bit of Americana live is Texas-born Jeffrey Halford, … Continue reading

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Sonny Burgess and The Pacers to perform on June 12th at The Ink and Iron Festival in Long Beach!

Of the many legendary artists that Sun Records spawned in the 1950s, arguably its wildest was Rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess. With his band The Pacers, their performances went off the Richter scale in sheer energy and wild abandon, making even … Continue reading

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Gary U.S. Bonds talks about music, his life and his book, ‘By U.S. Bonds, This Is My Story’

Long before his successful collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on the hit song This Little Girl, Gary U.S. Bonds was admired and used as inspiration for many of the top musicians from the ’60s on up to the present day. Gary … Continue reading

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The Slidebar Rock and Roll Kitchen in Fullerton: Great Rock and Delicious Food

As Neil Young said about the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten, “Hey, Hey, my my, rock and roll will never die”. Well, for any one who wants to see that local rock in Orange County is not dead, the place to … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Vigils at Club Moscow

Local band The Vigils are like a poppier version of Sisters of Mercy, and not just because singer Daniel Cieplinski resembles Andrew Eldritch a bit (the dark glasses help). A fun mix of straight-up rock n’ roll with dark, dance-y New … 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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