Slaughter at the Key Club

If you love hard rock/heavy metal and you were not at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood,  on Nov 1st, then you missed a terrific show. Slaughter was, as always, AWESOME. The place was packed and everyone was ready for Mark, Dana, Blas, and Jeff when they finally took the stage at just …

Bullet Boys at the Key Club

It was a pleasant surprise when I found out Bullet Boys were playing the Key Club. It had been a long time and I had, on occasion, wondered where they were and what they were up to. Now I know. They are still rockin’. Mark Torien still has the voice and can still hit those …

Snapcase

Members: Jon SalemiDustin PerryTim RedmondDaryl TaberskiFrank Vicario DESIGNS FOR AUTOMOTIONTrack #1 ‘Target’, remembered me of Jane’s Addiction quite a bit. Most of the rest of the CD did not, however. This CD is not mainstream HARDCORE. It was a bit more melodic than most straight-up Hardcore; noted mainly by it’s Metal guitar attack, though, the …

John McEuen/Phil Salazar

A Tribute To Jerry GarciaAccording to ‘Grateful Dead Productions’, this is the very first such tribute to the legendary Jerry Garcia. Phil Salazar brought together a host of fantastic West Coast musicians for this project. I’m sure many of your remember John McEuen. His was the founding member of the sixties group, the Nitty Gritty …

The Acres

Well, no modern instruments for this group. Their music is played on banjulele, autoharp, pump organ, washboard, fiddle and cello. Their bio states their music is, basically, urban farmer, browngrass, porch rocking Peter, Paul and Mary. This description comes close, though, many of their songs are laden with humor. If you are looking for simple, …

Shutdown

Members: Mark Scondotto – Vocals Steve DellaCroce – Guitar Dion DeNardo – Bass Jimmy McCormack – Drums Now here is a CD worth listen to again and again. The only bad thing is it only has three songs. SHUTDOWN is a foursome from New York City and THEY KICK ASS. I love hard, heavy, powerful …

Grade

Members: Kyle Bishop – VocalsMatt Jones – BassChris Danner – DrumsGreg Taylor – Guitar Shawn Magill – Guitar Well….for some reason it is very difficult for me to place the word ‘POP’ in the same sentence with ‘HARDCORE’, but this is really the only way I can describe GRADE. For me, they are POP with …

Cookie

‘ALL HELL CAN’T STOP US!!’ Members: Sabrina ‘RockArena’ – VocalsBass Jamie ‘LayMe’ – Guitar Chris ‘the punk monk’ Hoke – Drums Here is some real good POP/PUNK, from the great northwest – up Seattle way. The band’s name is‘COOKIE’. The strong, forceful vocals bySabrina ‘RockArena’lead the way; backed by the power of punk rhythms and …

Fair Verona

From the first song I liked Fair Verona’s sound. They reminded me of Fleming and John, a highly talented group. Fair Verona’s sound is heavier overall, but these two groups are quite similar in their approach. All three of the females in Fair Verona; Beth Cameron (guitar), Shawn Potter (guitar), and Leah Nicholls (bass) take …

Dirty Pictures – CD Review

Dirty Pictures is a Los Angeles based rockin’ blues band formed in 1996. Their 7 song CD is full of good ol’ rockin’ blues with fun lyrics. Members are: Drew Cobb, lead vocals, harmonica, and guitar; John Cross on bass; Paul Rosenthal, lead guitar and Michael Kramer on drums. These guys know their stuff and …