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Taped3ck is a new trio of rockers from LA that is composed of three talented solo artists who have combined forces to bring some fresh new rock n roll to the scene.  I am not going to do them the injustice of trying to peg them with a musical genre, category, sub-genre which has become so overly abused these days. I am going to simply state, these guys are ready to rock and are definitely worthy of your attention.

Taped3ck is

Kemble Walters – Vocals & Drums
Lillard Anthony – Vocals & Guitar
Al Walters – Vocals & Bass

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Taped3ck is derived from years of friendship, fun and jamming together in front-man Lillard Anthony’s Los Angeles home studio.   Lillard and bassist Al Walters grew up together in music and have been performing together for years. We look forward to hearing from this new band. The new single is set to release on September 30th on digital outlets.Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news from this new band.

~ Marisol

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By Patrick O’Heffernan, Host, Music FridayLive!

 Matt Jaffe brought his high energy rock band The Distractions to North Hollywood’s Federal last night, energizing a respectable audience and demonstrating that he can play in larger venues in Los Angeles, the nation’s music capital.  This was a return trip for the young new wave band, having previously opened for bands at The Central in Santa Monica and the venerable, if smaller, The Mint.

The young (he just finished his first year at Yale) northern California-raised guitarist and his band mates drummer Alex Coltharp and bassist Sammie Fischer have mastered the high-spirited sound that he shifted to when he exchanged the acoustic music of his high school days for an electric guitar.  With songwriting that shimmers with the best of the hard rock groups in the Southland clubs these days, Matt led his bandmates in nine new songs that showed how he has moved far beyond the slick blend-into-the-background pop music that surrounds us. And his lyrics always give us something to think about.

I suspect the audience would have been much larger if the Federal had been an all-ages club – no one Matt’s age was allowed in, although some tried.  The set was more geared to a young audience, almost exclusively featuring high energy new wave rock and rambunctious stage dancing, leaving out some of the group’s more complex songs and the exquisite guitar solos that Matt is capable of.

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However, the major appeal of  The Distractions may be Matt himself: “He’s so cute!” exclaimed a barely 21-year old  tattooed Latina sitting with her head-bobbing friends in a booth as the group rocked through “Overboard”.  But his charm is far more than cute;  his voice is distinctive – there is nothing like it in the hard rock world.  And his guitar-playing is superb – grounded in years of classical training that makes the instrument an extension of his body and his mind. That was evident to ex-Talking Head member Jerry Harrison who was so impressed with Jaffe’s guitar playing and overall talent at a local open mic evening that he offered to produce Matt’s music.

Matt’s set list at The Federal was a wise choice – new songs.  While regular fans may have missed his standards “Backs of our Eyelids”,  “Armistice Day” and “New Continent”, he chose to play his latest works.  He was likely testing them before going into the studio in Berkeley next week with Jerry Harrison who has drafted  Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) on drums and Nathan East on bass to produce Matt’s first full album.   Although new, each song was tight, from the kick off songs like “Write and Song “ and “Summer”  to the wrap up tunes “No Hesitation” and “Chore”.  Each was structured around Matt’s penetrating song-writing and the impressive choreography of the band – never missing a beat either in the music or in their stage presence.

While the family home is in Marin country, north of the Golden Gate, and Matt is currently based at Yale University where he juggles studies and music – with music being his self-proclaimed first priority.  He is wise to build an audience in Southern California where clubs proliferate and opportunities to grow abound.  This will serve him well when he releases his debut album – as yet untitled. What else will serve his well is the large inventory of songs he has built up in the few short years he has been playing rock. Last night we heard nine new songs – enough for an album if he wanted to stop there.  But he won’t.  In addition to the songs in his inventory like “Stoned on Easter”, “England Prevails”, “My Avalanche” and of course “Backs of Our Eyelids”,  which have helped build his career, Matt Jaffe has an arsenal of tunes to choose from for the album and the strategic smarts to carefully ration out the best so we will want more. And we will.

Patrick O’Heffernan, Host, Music FridayLive!

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To continue our coverage from Diamond Lane‘s CD Release Party from Saturday night….. As I mentioned it was a night full of awesome music. We told you earlier about The Book of Curtis and Diamond Lane, now let us tell you about another highlight of the evening; Love and a .38. There must have been some magic in the air because I could never imagine Love and a .38 to top their last performance that I saw of theirs back in March at the Troubadour. Well, they certainly did just that. It was a set filled with some old Love and a .38 tricks as well as some new ones up their sleeves. They came out full 150% adrenaline running through their veins and they had one thing on their mind…. To blow our minds with their show.

Ryan was as charismatic as ever and had the crowd under his rock and roll spell with his powerful vocals and seductive style. At one moment, I felt like Ryan was channeling Jim Morrison and was as engaging as a young Robert Plant. It was truly magical. Domo was a madman as he yielding out his thundering riffs and sweet solos as he jumped up on the customized light box.  Justin was charged up and ready to go as he was having his way with Aurora (his bass) and he was lit up on his lightbox. He was fierce as he pounced across the stage with the prowess like a panther as he surveyed the crowd. Danny on drums was like a powerhouse of energy as he pounded out his drums and crashing the cymbals, while still putting on a show with his sticks. These gives were on fire and another highlight was when Ryan and Justin came down and joined the crowd as they didn’t miss a beat of their playing/singing. They also treated us to their FANTASTIC cover of Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart.   Check out the slide show of Rockin Ryan’s photos here:

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Love and a .38 are currently working on their new album and this was going to be the last show for a while. They really sent off us off begging for more as we anxiously await their new album later this year and we can’t wait until the next time we can catch them live!  Love and a .38 have a very dedicated fan base and they enjoy being actively involved through their social media sites, so go head over, follow them and send them some love.  We will leave you with our interview with  Justin, who ran into at this year’s NAMM Convention as his bass, Aurora was featured at the Hipshot booth. Make sure you read all our coverage on the bands;  The Book of CurtisDiamond Lane,  Delta Rose and Bad Romantics.

~ Marisol

 

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Last month, we headed down to the Troubadour to cover Lara Gladstone’s Gutter n Grind event at the Troubadour in Hollywood. We were excited to know that Love and a .38 would be there as they never disappoint in putting on an amazing set. Sure enough, they were there to deliver straight up rock and roll to the crowd and everyone was feeling alive. Love and a .38 will always will have you under their rock and roll spell.

Love and a .38 harnessed the energy of the crowd and fueled it with their own, to create an excitement that could not be ignored. Whether you are caught in the powerful vocals of Ryan, the thundering riffs at the hands of Domo, the rousing bass lines of Justin or charged up by Danny on drums, one thing is for sure….. You are having a BAD ASS TIME! Together, these four with their individual personal styles, culminate and create a sound that needs to be heard. Whether you are a fan of classic or modern rock, blues, hard rock, alternative or anything else, you can’t help but be drawn to their music. During a time of genres, sub genres, etc they have proven to create a sstyle and music that will stand the test of time.

Check out the tribute videos that Rockin Ryan made complete with photos and footage from their set at the Troubadour:

 

 

Love and a .38 are currently finishing up their album which is set to release some time in Spring. Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay connected and updated on their upcoming shows and news.  One thing is for sure, Love and a .38 have a very dedicated fan base and they enjoy being actively involved through their social media sites, so send them some love.  We will leave you with our interview with  Justin, who ran into at this year’s NAMM Convention as his bass, Aurora was featured at the Hipshot booth.

~ Marisol

 

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Another one of our favorite bands that we found at NAMM is Love and a .38. They are truly one of the hardest working bands in Los Angeles and have a tight family (fan) base that extends across the country!  We ran into bassist, Justin Emord at the Hipshot Products booth at NAMM 2014. We were able to grab for a quick interview as he had his bass, Aurora on display. Check out our interview here:

 

We are excited to head down for Love and a .38’s upcoming show at the Troubadour in Hollywood on February 15th.  Now I think I am going to have to crank up some Love and  a .38 and I know the perfect song…. “Just a Woman”. That song is so bad ass and has such a bluesy classic rock sound to it and I just fell in love with it instantly. It has a great chorus that makes me want to cruise out on the open highway with no worries and my Love and a .38 turned up loud. If you don’t have it, head right on over to Itunes and pick it up!

You can also check out their funny music video for Just a Woman which features Master Bruce Stevens. Keep your eyes open for the wet and wild gratuitous car wash scene. Here is the video:

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on all their news. We will keep you updated on their upcoming album release.

~ Marisol

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We have been waiting not so patiently and it is NOW TIME…. One of my favorite bands, Love and a .38 released  a new video for their new song, “Just a Woman” that as I mentioned before,  “has such a bluesy classic rock sound to it and I just fell in love with it instantly. It has a great chorus that makes me want to cruise out on the open highway with no worries and my Love and a .38 turned up loud!”

As Danny Excess, drummer posted about the video: “Get ready… the new Love and a .38 premiers today at 12pm PDT! If you want to see a typical kickass rock video, than DON’T watch it! This is a combination of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,The Karate Kid and Napoleon Dynamite. Hope you like it or hate it!”

So check it out here:

 

I know one thing…. I LOVE IT!!  It is a fun one and we all love Master Bruce Stevens, especially the car wash scene.   Love and a .38 truly are one of the hardest working bands around and they have such a great fan base that is like one big, crazy and fun family.

Also today they are going to officially launch their new merch store. One thing is for sure, Love and a .38 has some of the coolest swag so I am sure there will be something for everyone to buy!  Hey get a jump start on your Christmas Shopping and treat all your rock and roll family and friends to some Love and a .38!

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on all their news. They have been hard at work on the  new album that is expected to be out later this year.

Enjoy and crank it up loud,

~ Marisol

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Well they did it again! One of my favorite bands, Love and a .38 released their new song via a free download and it blows my mind again. They really seem to deliver just what I am missing these days. Their new song “Just a Woman” has such a bluesy classic rock sound to it and I just fell in love with it instantly. It has a great chorus that makes me want to cruise out on the open highway with no worries and my Love and a .38 turned up loud!

They are playing this Thursday, 21st at the Roxy in Hollywood. You can still get tickets here at TicketWeb.  It is a show that we are so sad to miss! We tried to rearrange my schedule and tried to find someone to cover my time with my Mom but we had no luck. This was one show we didn’t want to miss and are sad to not be there and watch these guys Rock the Roof off the Roxy.  This will be the first night performing some of their new music and is not to be missed!

You can head over to their website at www.Loveanda38Music.com and you can sign up to get free song download.  You can also listen to more of Love and a .38 on their Facebook page and get their updated information.

Enjoy and crank it up loud,

~ Marisol

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Love and a .38 Links

Website:  www.loveanda38music.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/loveanda.38

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/loveanda38

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/loveanda38

Itunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-and-a-.38/id370951558

Youtube:  www.youtube.com/loveanda38

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/loveanda38