EVENT: Johnny Got A Lighter? at Dim Mak Studios 2/16/12


As announced via their official blog, up and coming Los Angeles ska/blues/rock band Johnny Got A Lighter? will be performing at Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Studios in Hollywood, CA on February 16th. The venue and Aoki himself are heralded for jump starting the careers of notable acts such as Bloc Party, The Kills, Klaxons, MSTRKFT among others, so this is quite the big night for the band. The cover charge is only $6 and will also feature garage band Siddartha, bass-music artist ASHTROBOT, alt-punk pop … [Read more...]

Andrew W.K. Tour + SXSW Dates


Today the Andrew W.K. camp announced the “I Get Wet Ten Year Anniversary Tour.” This means that Andrew and the full band will be performing their debut record, for the first time ever, in its entirety. I Get Wet took rock fans by surprise ten years ago, ushering in Andrew W.K.’s unique, party-boy style and throwing him into the international arena. This tour is in celebration of that record. For the tour, the band will play each track from it in order, including – yes, because I know … [Read more...]

Interview: Conversations with Scanners


I suppose there should be some sort of filter for me – not for the writing (well, you might disagree if you ever get to the bottom of this one), but for me, the in-person person. At times I find myself way too involved – particularly, with those bands that I adore – and thereto often digging into a black hole of improper analyses, where I’m comparing my own musicianship to theirs and also stepping into this gray space between the hold-back of opinion and the urge to run free with … [Read more...]

Black Lips Join Pacific Festival: OC Lineup


Last week it was  Snoop Dogg, and now Black Lips have been added to the lineup for this year’s Pacific Festival: OC. The 2nd Annual event will be held in Southern California on August 13, 2011 at Oak Canyon Ranch at Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA. Artists scheduled to appear include:  SNOOP DOGG, CUT COPY, STEVE AOKI, CALVIN HARRIS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), PHANTOGRAM, TORO Y MOI, BAG RAIDERS, ZEDS DEAD, THE TWELVES, CLASSIXX, FRED FALKE, AFROMAN, ZOOT WOMAN, THE … [Read more...]