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September 23, 2010, Comments Off on KeyDragon: new “Mythical” CD keeps mystique alive

Recent goth-metal release flames on with vision, range and expertise The enigmatic entity known as the KeyDragon – a gothic-metal manifestation which has dwelt for years in the gold-country region […]

Lee Rocker Turns Pershing Square into One Cool Spot

August 5, 2010, Comments Off on Lee Rocker Turns Pershing Square into One Cool Spot

Renowned Stray Cat bassist headlines outdoor concert in downtown L.A. Acclaimed for his years, nay, decades of mining the rockabilly mother-lode with ...

Keith Chagall Invites Everyone Into His Sunny, Jazzy Landscepe

August 5, 2010, 1 Comment

The artist’s “Invitation” CD, showcased at Typhoon, is illuminated with Latin highlights The wide-ranging canvas of jazz music is painted from a ...

BlackBrew Debuts New Lineup & CD at The Whisky

August 5, 2010, Comments Off on BlackBrew Debuts New Lineup & CD at The Whisky

Saturday night’s quite alright for revised local band and fans When an up-and-coming local band puts together a freshman CD, a most logical place to ...

  • BlackBrew Blasts Off with Debut CD
    July 15, 2010, Comments Off on BlackBrew Blasts Off with Debut CD

    Self-titled release pours out hard-hitting tankard of home-brewed satisfaction BlackBrew is a young Southland band that infuses the head-banging gratification of good old hard rock with a progressive sensibility that […]

  • Lee Rocker ~ Still Struttin’Along and Rockin’ This Town
    July 15, 2010, Comments Off on Lee Rocker ~ Still Struttin’Along and Rockin’ This Town

    Rockabilly stalwart chats with All Access Magazine about Stray Cats legacy and more One welcome side-effect of the great punk and new-wave movements of the Seventies and Eighties was a […]

  • L.A. Guns at Key Club: Aiming to Please with Vintage Sleaze
    June 24, 2010, Comments Off on L.A. Guns at Key Club: Aiming to Please with Vintage Sleaze

    Tracii Guns and crew revive “Shrinking Violet” / new local quartet BlackBrew also on bill Photos by Ernie Manrique Hollywood’s Key Club was electric with anticipation on Thursday, June 10th, […]

  • Rhino Bucket Rocks Paladino’s
    June 3, 2010, Comments Off on Rhino Bucket Rocks Paladino’s

    Crunchy quartet rattles rafters, with Junkyard & The Generator For aficionados of the head-bobbing pleasure that good old three-chord boogie can bring, few hard-rock outfits could exceed the satisfaction provided […]

  • ACIDIC ~ Up-and-Coming, Up Close and Personal
    June 3, 2010, Comments Off on ACIDIC ~ Up-and-Coming, Up Close and Personal

    All Access Magazine meets band members on their own Westside turf On a mellow Friday afternoon in West Los Angeles, All Access Magazine met with local rockers ACIDIC for a […]