Wednesday Jam Nights at Lucky Strike in Hollywood, CA

If you haven’t been to Jam Night on Wednesdays at Lucky Strike in Hollywood, here are some photos of what you’ve been missing.  Tomorrow will be the 12th week.  I haven’t made it out each week, but I’ve been to several and whenever I’ve walked in, it’s been going off!  Every week is different, with new guests jumping up on stage.  Not only does it feel like an actual rock scene right here in Hollywood, but it’s FREE!  Lucky Strike is in Hollywood & Highland, which is convenient to the Metro Red Line. Or you can park at H&H for $2 for 2 hours with validation (as if you’ll want to leave after two hours)!

 

 

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Easter Sunday at the Bunny Museum in Pasadena, CA 4-5-2015

I thought Easter was the perfect time to check out Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski’s “Bunny Museum” in Pasadena, CA.  As expected, “the Hoppiest Place in the World” was very busy yesterday!  Normally, reservations are required to visit this mecca of bunny memorabilia.  The exception are holidays, when no advance arrangements are needed.  The suggested donation is $5.

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Photo set: Plague Vendor at the Echo in Los Angeles, CA 3/6/2015

March 6, 2015 Plague Vendor at the Echo in Los Angeles, CA

I saw Plague Vendor open for Jello Biafra a little over a year ago at Alex’s in Long Beach and was blown away. I don’t know what took me to see them again, but I’m glad I caught their first headlining Echo show!  Their set was completely enthralling.  The whole band is great and their singer Brandon is one of the best front men I’ve seen in some time. He’s got raw energy and charisma on lock down!

If you’re heading to Desert Daze at the beginning of May, make sure to check out their set.  In June, they’ll be heading on tour with Bad Religion!

Plague Vendor are: Brandon Blaine: Vocals, Michael Perez: Bass, Jay Rogers: Guitar and Luke Perine: Drums

 

 

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HellRide at Harvelle’s in Long Beach, CA 2-27-2015

HellRide, Harvelle’s Long Beach, CA 2-27-2015

There aren’t many bands that I’d venture out of Los Angeles and onto the Freeway on a Friday night to go see.  But this band is worth it (I’ll leave the obvious pun out)!!  :)  HellRide doesn’t play that often as their other bands keep them pretty busy…the Stooges/the Secondmen/the Second Missingmen (Mike Watt), Jane’s Addiction (Stephen Perkins), Lance Herbstrong (Peter DiStefeno).  HellRide gigs are always electrifying and Friday was no different.  It was my first time at Harvelle’s and I thought the venue was great with the combination of seating areas and plenty of standing room.  Jazz-punk fusion of Stooges songs had never sounded better!  Visual accompaniment by the vastly talented Norton Wisdom.  Every time the squeegee comes out, my heart breaks a little!  They closed out with their signature show ender- Porno For Pyros’ Bad Shit.

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Photo set, Babes in Toyland with Qui at the Roxy in West Hollywood, CA

February 12, 2015 Babes in Toyland with Qui at the Roxy in West Hollywood, CA

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