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CATHOUSE LIVE All-Star Lineup to Hit SoCal Loud and Hard!!

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RIKI RACHTMAN’S WORLD FAMOUS CATHOUSE RETURNS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR ONE DAY ONLY WITH CATHOUSE LIVE AT IRVINE MEADOWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 IN IRVINE, CA FEATURING AN ALL-STAR JAM, ALONG WITH PERFORMANCES FROM EXTREME, CINDERELLA’S TOM KEIFER, SEBASTIAN BACH, DOKKEN, FASTER PUSSYCAT, STEPHEN PEARCY, SAIGON KICK, GILBY CLARKE, DANGEROUS TOYS, AND MANY MORE FULL FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE TO FEATURE 25 BANDS, GO-GO ... Read More »

The Ox & the Loon: Entwistle & Moon Tribute

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Night three of the 2015 California Music Fest brought with it another tribute. After a raging kickoff night of Zeppelin at the Bonzo Bash, followed up by night #2 of heavy metal shredding at Randy Rhoads Remembered (which Rock World unfortunately had to miss), the conclusion of the festival had a tall order to meet. As an even bigger fan of ... Read More »

Bonzo Bash: (Thirty!) Drummers Drumming

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Photos by Diana Gualda The Bonzo Bash, brainchild of rock drummer Brian Tichy and a tribute to the late great Jon Bonham of Led Zeppelin (a band who needs no introduction here), is something to behold. As the first night of The 2015 NAMM Show was coming to a close, the first night of the now 3-day California Music Fest ... Read More »

The Wonderful Wizard of Woz

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The road that led me to the great and powerful Woz was neither made of golden bricks nor pointed out to me by munchkins. I just kind of stumbled down the path to Saturday morning’s NAMM U (for University) Breakfast discussion regarding music and technology, after a night of two hours of sleep and too many after parties. My itinerary ... Read More »

George Clinton Teaches Us a Thing or Two About Staying Funky

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What’s most intriguing about a man who’s helped define music for 60 years? His unique insights into the evolution of technology reveal the effects of such a phenomenon on the very industry. Breaking on to the scene in 1955 with his formation of The Parliament, inspired by doo-wop group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Mr. George Clinton would rise to fame. His Parliament/Funkadelic ... Read More »

The Secret to Effortless Travel with Your Guitar

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It’s six a.m. on a Thursday morning. Your plane leaves in a couple hours.  You’re on your way to see friends from the past for a weekend. You check your luggage to make sure you have the essentials, especially the t-shirt that said friends told you to get rid of years ago. As you head out the door she catches ... Read More »

Ready, Set, NAMM

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NAMM 2015, day one, began funky. I’m not talking about a mood or a mindset ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about starting off the day sitting on a tour bus with the Godfather of funk, one Mr. George Clinton. From this encounter the NAMM experience commenced. The black leather, denim, dyed hair, piercings, Doc Martens, chain wallets, mohawks, tattoos, excessive ... Read More »

Pink Floyd to release first album in decades

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AP – A fresh Pink Floyd album is on the way — 20 years after the band last released new material. Spokesman Doug Wright confirmed Monday that The Endless River will be released in October. It’s described as consisting of “mainly ambient and instrumental music” based on 1993-94 recording sessions for the group’s last album, The Division Bell. The Endless ... Read More »

SXSW Artist Profile: Miniature Tigers

We had so much fun at SXSW we’re still catching up! One act that had us dancing all night was synth-pop group Miniature Tigers at Karma Lounge for a fun, punchy dance party. Vocalist Charlie Brand’s singing falsetto is so different from his speaking voice (think a low hipster-chill, slightly gravelly voice with a bit of ‘50s-movie star twang) that ... Read More »

SXSW Showcase: The Colourist, Magic Man, Young the Giant

Whoever organized The Chevrolet Courtyard showcases deserves an award. For reals. With artists like Lucius, Lucinda Williams, The Hold Steady, Dum Dum Girls, and Julian Casablancas, they weren’t kidding around. Wandering over there after the Guitar Center Sessions featuring Damon Albarn proved to be a bit too mellow, I was rewarded with A) a solid lineup (more on that later) ... Read More »

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