Twisted Light: The Black Angels, The Black Ryder @ The Observatory, 8/23/13

Twisted Light: The Black Angels, The Black Ryder @ The Observatory, 8/23/13

Sometimes there’s just something in the air, something with the moon, something with us that makes a show….weird. That would be what happened in the course of tonight’s outing with The Black Angels and The Black Ryder, two bands that I’ve seen enough times to generally know what I’m getting; which taught me an important […]

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 Stitches: Sunset Strip Music Festival: Linkin Park, Orgy, The Diamond Light, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Finch, Sad Robot @ Sunset Strip/Roxy/Whisky-A-Go-Go, 8/3/13

Stitches: Sunset Strip Music Festival: Linkin Park, Orgy, The Diamond Light, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Finch, Sad Robot @ Sunset Strip/Roxy/Whisky-A-Go-Go, 8/3/13

After near email, outdoor advertising, and social media harassment from multiple angles advertising this festival, I decided to go. It was within walking distance, and I didn’t really have anything else to do that day. I’m not into the whole festival thing, but the Sunset Strip Music Festival is pretty easily digestible. And 2 years […]

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 La Grange: ZZ Top @ Pacific Amphitheater, 8/1/13

La Grange: ZZ Top @ Pacific Amphitheater, 8/1/13

I wrote about this show for GRAMMY.com…but a few points in addition: A paragraph deleted in editing: At one point, guitarist Billy Gibbons addressed the crowd about their jackets, saying that they were going to wear FFA jackets- ‘Future Farmers of America’- for the occasion, which generally have the wearer’s hometown on the back. But […]

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