An evening with Holly Conlan

Happy I caught the Holly Conlan show at the Satellite. Not because it was free (that is a perk) but its because Holly is one of those hidden LA treasures.

I was initially introduced to Holly’s music when she opened for Sam Bradley in 2011 during his Zuni tour. Since that tour Holly has truly come into her own as an singer/songwriter!


Spend Friday Night with Wires In the Walls

Wires In the Walls

Tomorrow is Friday Night….what shall I do?…..hmm….I know go to the Satellite and see my boys Wires In the Walls!! That’s right the guys from Wires will be sharing the stage with the New York band, CHAPPO and fellow LA band Francisco the Man. Haven’t seen Wires In the Walls play since their residency back in February. It’s been LONG overdue! I need so hear some ‘In the Rain’….love that song!!

Remember WITW have a new EP that’s a MUST have called ‘LEAP, TIMBER, LEAP’. In all seriousness its a great EP – I felt as though they’ve grown as musicians and songwriters. And considering I already loved their stuff you could imgaine I was a happy mess when I listened to Leap, Timber, Leap.

Doors at 8:30pm
Wires in the Walls – 9pm
Francisco the Man – 10pm
CHAPPO – 11pm
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door

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FREE Show with Tic Tic Boom! @ The Satellite


That’s right I said FREE SHOW with one of my favorite LA band’s Tic Tic Boom! If you haven’t had a chance to check them out live I suggest you come down to the Satellite in Silverlake on April 14th! Not only do you get Tic Tic Boom! you also get Young Empress and Glow Marrow. Nothing gets better than FREE!!! Since you save money on the door fee you can buy an extra beer.

Hope to see you there!

Biffy Clyro at the Satellite

Still relatively obscure in the U.S., Biffy Clyro played to a sold-out crowd at the Satellite last night. They have a hardcore following, with a majority of the crowd rocking out, fists in the air, singing along to every lyric…and those were the guys! When you meet someone at a show, the first question is inevitably, “how did YOU hear about them?” For me, it was a couple of years ago when Muse sent out a sampler of all the bands that opened for them in Europe…I was hooked on their song “Bubbles” from the get-go. I played their CD for my friend Jane, and for her it was their song “God & Satan” (which message is thought-provoking, but delivered with catchy lyrics). Last night I dragged Tammy out, and by the second song she was a goner. I am slowly, but surely luring my friends to the dark side. They’re talented (imagine if Muse and Foo Fighters had a love child) and they’re Scottish…it’s not rocket science!

Definitely catch them live if you ever have the opportunity. Very soon you’ll be sorry you didn’t take advantage of seeing them for less than $20.

Here’s their performance of “The Captain”, courtesy of @bbwraven:


Owls invades the Satellite

Last night I went to the Satellite in Silverlake to see new LA band called Owls. This is my second time seeing the Owls and after each set I’m even more impressed with their sound and damn near do cartwheels over the fact they have a really good lead singer. Sadly, I’ve been seeing more bad lead singers than good and the Owls is simply a refreshing band. Despite the early set time they seemed to draw the crowd in and even got people on the floor to even momentarily forget they’re in LA and actually dance.

Its offical……I’m looking forward to their next gig!

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