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This past weekend we had the chance to see our favorite rockers, Cherri Bomb return to the stage at the Troubadour in Hollywood. One thing is for sure, they completely rocked the place. These four amazing musicians may be young, but their talent far exceeds their years. Their set not included a few awesome covers and fan favorites but some very new originals that were spectacular. They put on a complete stage performance after a brief set change and had the crowd fully engaged.

It is wonderful to see a band put such attention into the song production with elements of character, costume, design and unwavering stage presence. Each one of these four, boldly shine with their charismatic and magnetic personalities. They were completely in command of the audience as everyone was help captive by their performance. I can’t wait for everyone to see this band when they set out on another tour.

Rena Lovelis

Rena Lovelis

 

Nia Lovelis

Nia Lovelis

Miranda Miller

Miranda Miller

Casey Moreta

Casey Moreta

We had the chance to chat with them prior to their set and were ecstatic to hear that they are currently in the studio working on their new music. We always have a fun time with this band and are pleased to bring you our Interview No. 2.

Make sure to stay up to date on their latest news by visiting their social media sites. You don’t want to miss them the next time they perform. Check out a slide show of photos by Rockin Ryan from their set here:

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Make sure to pick up their album, This is The End of Control, available here on iTunes.

~ Marisol

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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have been quite busy out on tour with Aerosmith for the Let Rock Rule World Tour 2014. But in September for a few select dates, it will be all about SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators as they takeover iconic Sunset Strip nightclubs for headlining shows. They will be celebrating the release of their highly anticipated album, World on Fire which is set to release on September 16th through Slash’s own label Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline- also celebrating the 50th anniversary of Guitar Center.

The three one-night only performances are scheduled as:

  • Tue    September 23   The Troubadour
  • Thu    September 25    The Roxy
  • Fri     September 26    The Whisky A Go Go

Tickets for all shows go on-sale August 1 at www.SlashOnline.com.  We’re excited to unleash ‘World On Fire’ in a big way and be a part of Guitar Center’s 50th celebration,” says SLASH. “They’ve been really supportive of me since the very beginning on the Sunset Strip.”

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Fans can be a part of history as Guitar Center will present SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Live From the Roxy,” to be broadcast on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch 239) November 9th at 8pm. The 90-minute full rock concert will be filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound. Fans can enter to win a VIP trip for two to see The Roxy show and take home an Epiphone Les Paul signed by the legendary guitarist, visit guitarcenter.com/slash to win.

Check out the upcoming tour dates on the Let Rock Rule Tour here:

  • Fri           8/1        Scottsdale, AZ      Talking Stick Resort & Casino   *
  • Sat          8/2         Las Vegas, NV    MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Fri           8/8         Stateline, NV     Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s
  • Wed      8/13       Concord, CA       Sleep Train Pavilion
  • Fri           8/15       Coquitlam, BC, Canada  Hard Rock Casino – Vancouver  *
  • Sat          8/16       George, WA       The Gorge Amphitheatre
  • Tue        8/19       Denver, CO         Pepsi Center
  • Fri           8/22       Dallas, TX             American Airlines Center
  • Mon      8/25       The Woodlands, TX         The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • Thu        8/28       Atlanta, GA         Phillips Arena
  • Fri           8/29       Hollywood, FL    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino   *
  • Sun        8/31       Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
  • Wed      9/3         Newark, NJ         Prudential Center
  • Sat          9/6         Bristow, VA        Jiffy Lube Live
  • Tue        9/9         Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Fri           9/12       Sydney, NS, Canada        Open Hearth Park

* Indicates Headlining shows

Check out the lyric video for the title track, which is available on iTunes:

So mark your calendars for September 16th for the album release and make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Saturday night we were at the Troubadour in Hollywood to cover the CD release show of hard rockers Diamond Lane. The night was filled with amazing bands. You can read about all the bands of the night here;  The Book of CurtisLove and a .38,Diamond Lane, Delta Rose and now it is turn for you to check out Bad Romantics. Bad Romantics treated the crowd to a fun energetic set filled with Alternative Rock/Power Pop songs. The have a sound that is almost a 50’s doo-wop era but then wrapped in the velvety luster of power pop and punk. You have infectious vibes, catchy hooks, and the intensely gritty yet alluring vocals that will mesmerize you. Check out the photos by Rockin Ryan of their set:

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One of my favorite songs of their set was China Doll which can be found on their Love at First Sight EP. You can pick up the EP on iTunes here. They are set to release a 2nd EP Sorry Not Sorry later this year. You can check out their song Falling which will be on their new album in their video here:

 

Falling is such a beautiful song and you can really pick up the doo-wop influence and yet, they have updated the style with their own unique style. I truly don’t think I have heard anything like it today.Today, you have so many genres with cross overs and subgenres but this is the first time that I really can pick out a power pop/doo wop sound. You know what? I really like it and I can’t wait to see what is in store for us with their new album. You can pick up their new song, Falling on iTunes here. It is definitely one for your daily playlist.

Bad Romantics is:

  • Albert Garrett
  • Jeffrey Covey
  • Jonny Udell
  • Ryan Harris

Also make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news and catch them live! They will have you instantly hooked.

~ Marisol

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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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What a weekend it has been! We went down to Southern California to cover the CD Release show of hard rockers, Diamond Lane. What an amazing night it was, all the bands were exceptional and it was a complete night of Rock n Roll. Make sure to check out our features on all the bands;  Love and a .38, The Book of Curtis,  Bad Romantics and Delta Rose.The event was held at the Troubadour and was put on by Lara Gladstone Presents and Diamond Lane were releasing their new CD, Terrorizer. They performed a KICK ASS, balls to the wall, straight up rock n roll show! It was intense.

Diamond Lane is 

  • Brandon Baumann – Lead Vocals
  • Jarret Reis -Lead Guitar
  • Ray Zhang – Lead Bass
  • Frankie Lindia – Lead Guitar Dos
  • Dave Vandigitty –  Lead Drums

This was the first time I had the opportunity to catch Diamond Lane, live and I have been looking forward to it for a while now and knew it was going to be a great show. They exceeded my expectations and delivered a high energetic, adrenaline fueled set. The stage presence of each member is truly a treat to see. Each one feeding off the energy of the crowd as they continued to fire up the room with their intense sound. Brandon on vocals was powerful and is the perfect frontman. He engages the audience and captivates them as he belts out Sebastian Bach-esque rock screams. They have such a great sound, it is the perfect mix of heavy metal and hard rock. They remind me of a young Skid Row/Slaughter combination but not in a dated sound, much more fresh and new. Exactly, the perfect blend to get your fix of music!

You can check out Rockin Ryan’s photos of their set here:

 

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Also make sure to pick up their new CD, Terrorizer which is available everywhere now!  We played it 4 times on our drive back from Los Angeles and by the time we got home we were singing along to The Enemy, Slow Destruction, Drift, Kiss The Ring and many more. We will be bringing you a complete album review later this week. So head over to iTunes and pick up yours today! Also, Diamond Lane will be playing at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday, May 24th! We hope to see you all THERE!!! Visit their Facebook page for more details.

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Check out the video for their track The Enemy which is off Terrorizer.

~ Marisol

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Saturday night we headed down to the Troubadour in Hollywood to cover the CD Release Party of Hard Rockers Diamond Lane which was put on by Lara Gladstone Presents.. The night was exceptional and not only did Diamond Lane put on a KICK ASS set which we will be featuring in a later post, but all the bands were amazing. Make sure you check out our other posts on  Love and a .38Diamond Lane, Bad Romantics and Delta Rose.

The night started off with The Book of Curtis, which treated us all to a set filled with heartfelt songs that touched your soul. It was a set with a man and his guitar inviting us into his thoughts and world as we took a musical journey through his songs.  The songs literally made you feel as if you were in the right place at the right time. Words and melodies sung through passionate vocals completely touched me. The warm vocals held me captive as I enjoyed every word that trailed off in song. Completely amazing set and I really look forward to finding out when I can catch The Book of Curtis once again.  Check out the slide show of Rockin Ryan’s photos from the set:

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I really hope that there will be an upcoming EP or CD for us to pick up because it was musically magical and I would want to experience that again. As the Bio states on FB really captures The Book of Curtis:

I started to enjoy the small things more then I thought I ever would
I started to understand the precious moments more then I thought I ever could
I see that John was right words are where it all starts
This book is for the words that sound good in my heart.

 

~ Marisol

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thebookofcurtis

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Just last month we told you about an amazing hard rock band from Los Angeles, Diamond Lane.This bad ass band delivers a blend of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock with a modernized style. Diamond Lane is 

  • Brandon Baumann – Lead Vocals
  • Jarret Reis -Lead Guitar
  • Ray Zhang – Lead Bass
  • Frankie Lindia – Lead Guitar Dos
  • Dave Vandigitty –  Lead Drums

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They have a new full length album, Terrorizer and is set to release this Saturday, May 10th.  The band will be performing at their album release party this Saturday at The Troubadour in Hollywood. We will be heading down there to bring you full coverage of this exciting show. Make sure to pick up your tickets and join us at the show.  You can also head over to iTunes and pre-order the album. To get you ready for the new album, take a look at their newly released video for their track The Enemy which is off Terrorizer.

 

So make sure to visit Diamond Lane on their social media sites and mark May 10th on your calendar!

~ Marisol

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I love all styles of music but sometimes something new comes along and I just have to secretly scream inside because I am truly excited! That is exactly what happened when I found, or should I say, they found me, with Diamond Lane. Diamond Lane is a bad ass band from Los Angeles and you can describe them as a blend of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock with a modernized style. Diamond Lane is 

  • Brandon Baumann – Lead Vocals
  • Jarret Reis -Lead Guitar
  • Ray Zhang – Lead Bass
  • Frankie Lindia – Lead Guitar Dos
  • Dave Vandigitty –  Lead Drums

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They have a new full length album coming out called Terrorizer set to release in May and it is fierce from start to finish! You are going to LOVE THIS! The first song I played was The Enemy and it just came in strong and full of energy. Brandon’s vocals remind me of early Sebastian Bach amid blazing guitars that feed your need for shred and riffs, and top it off with sweet basslines. The precision drumming is prominent without being overbearing, just the perfect amount of everything to come together and deliver their Hard Rock Edge.

The album continues on with smoking song after song. It is hard to pick a standout one since they each are just as incredible. Kiss the Ring highlights Dave’s drumming on the intro and then takes you into a cool backing vocal chant that will have you with your fist in the air, then you get a steamy guitar solo. Definitely one of my favorites!

Hopeless Romantic teases you with a ballad intro and then raises the bar into heavy Alice in Chains vibe and powerful vocals grab a hold of you, then you are fully engulfed into a guitar frenzy of shred and riffs once again. It is magnificently done. The last song is Drift and it is the perfect ending to this musical treasure. It is as if you are saying goodbye to your good friend after an incredible night of partying and you each take your different paths to maybe once meet again. You trek off on into that journey and just as you are slowly walking away, you get that rush, or flood of intensity to remind you. It picks right back up and is the ideal closure to the album.

This album is going to be a must have and is set to release on May 10th. If you are in the Southern California area, I hope you join us as we head down for their CD Release Show at The Troubadour. You will be able to pick up your new copy of “Terrorizer” and then you can crank it up loud! Set to also play that evening are some of our other favorite bands like Delta Rose, Love and a .38 and Bad Romantics. Definitely a night of KILLER MUSIC and one NOT TO MISS! We will see if we can bring you an interview with Diamond Lane and of course a full recap of the show.

So make sure to visit Diamond Lane on their social media sites and mark May 10th on your calendar! I will leave you with a couple videos from Diamond Lane‘s Saphire EP.

~ Marisol

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We are still finishing up our coverage of all the bands we got to see at Lara Gladstone’s Gutter n Grind last month at the Troubadour. Tonight we wanted to feature Future Villains from Los Angeles. These supercharged rockers gave a high energy set that night and have everyone with their hands in the air rockin out.

Future Villains are a modern rock band with noticeable influences in classic rock. They are definitely determined keep Rock n Roll alive. Check out a tribute video by Rockin Ryan featuring photos and footage of their set at the Troubadour:

 

If you are in the Southern California area, make sure to check them out as they will be playing at The Viper Room in Hollywood on March 14th. Details can be found on their Facebook page  or their Website. They also have a show in April at the House of Blues with another one of my favorite bands, Steel Panther.

(UPDATE 3/12/14) – We just received the news that Future Villians will be supporting Steel Panther for the FULL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR! Check the listings on our Steel Panther post here.

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Make sure to also visit their social media pages and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ 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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