BSing with Badasses: Episode 25: Skin and Bones

On this episode of BSing with Badasses, Jordan and I chat with Taylor from Skin and Bones! We discuss how busking on the Venice Boardwalk built up both the band and their fanbase, how the first jam with a potential new band member can be like a first date (or one night stand), we talk about their EP, Ghost in This Town, and MORE!

LISTEN (and subscribe!) HERE.

BB Live: September Resident Band: TUFT: Week 4-Interview

As per usual, we spend the last week of a BB Live residency getting to know the band! So, in this episode we chat with TUFT about songs they never skip, their favorite bands/live performances, why they each started playing music, the role community plays in the music scene, and more! Check it out below!

Thanks to TUFT, Block of Joy, Riot at the Zoo, and our sponsor, MVP!

 

BB Live: September Resident Band: TUFT: Week 3

Well shit, September is just flyin’ by folks! We are already at week 3 with our radical BB Live resident band, TUFT. So, get comfy, and get ready to vibe along with this ethereal, jammier track, “Stills”!

Tune in next week to meet the band!

Thanks to TUFT, Block of Joy, Mike Delay, Riot at the Zoo and our sponsor, MVP!

 

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Tuesday:

Pom Poms continue their September Tuesday night residency @ Harvard & Stone! 9pm. FREE

PLaNETS, Mars and the Massacre, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Burning Jet Black and more celebrate Nevermind’s 25th anniversary with a Nirvana tribute at The Satellite! 9pm. FREE

Thursday:

The Echo and The Sound @ The Hi Hat. 8pm. $7

Saturday:

Dear Boy at Tarfest @ The La Brea Tar Pits. 6pm. FREE

 

*Will add as more pop up!

Bb Live: September Resident Band: TUFT: Week 2

Its Monday and we’ve got another killer track for you from this month’s BB Live resident band, TUFT! Put your ear (and eye) holes on “Sheep”! Listen hard to these lyrics, this one is especially beautifully written, and is easily my favorite TUFT tune to date. By the end I guarantee you’ll be singing along to, at very least, the catchy-as-hell chorus, “I am a sheep dressed like a wolf. Likeable enough to never get the truth. I am a sheep dressed like a wolf.”

Thanks to TUFT, Block of Joy, Mike Delay, Riot at the Zoo, and our sponsor, MVP!

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Tuesday:

Pom Poms continue their September Tuesday night residency @ Harvard & Stone! 9pm. FREE

Saturday:

Bedrocktoberfest @ Bedrock LA (Echo Park) ft. AndyClockwise & more! 6pm. FREE.

Alina Bea @ Chinatown Moon Festival. 5pm. FREE.

 

On Tour:

Zachary Kibbee is on a West Coast Tour starting Sept. 8. See dates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280937315280090/

 

*Will add as more pop up!

BSing with Badasses: Episode 24: Nick Maybury

On this episode of ‘BSing with Badasses’ Jo chats with guitar virtuoso Nick Maybury about how he got his start in Australia, his upcoming EP, the differences between being a signed artist/indie artist, his favorite moments in his impressive career so far, and much more!

Listen to the interview here and subscribe to get automatic updates when we release new episodes!

BB Live: September Resident Band: TUFT: Week 1

Sweet harmonies? Check. Stellar lyrics? Check. Super tight? Check. Killer overall vibe? Check. Something for everyone? Check.
Our new resident band, indie pop rockers TUFT, have all the bases covered for ya! They’ll be stickin’ around all September long, so check back every Monday from here on out for a new live performance video!
Thanks to TUFT, Block of Joy, Mike Delay, Riot at the Zoo and our sponsor, MVP!

 

 

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Monday:

The Deltaz @ Harvard & Stone. Free. 9pm.

Tuesday:

The Bones of JR Jones @ Hotel Café! 8pm. $10

Pom Poms start their September Tuesday night residency @ Harvard & Stone! 9pm. FREE

Wednesday:

The Record Company @ The Grammy Museum. 7pm. $20

SF- Down and Outlaws at Bottom of the Hill. 8:30pm. $10

Saturday:

The Pocket Rockets @ Acerogami. 9pm. $12

On Tour:

Zachary Kibbee is on a West Coast Tour starting Sept. 8. See dates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280937315280090/

 

*Will add as more pop up!

BB Live: August Resident Band: The Singles: Week 4-Interview

Our month with The Singles has come to an end, but not before we chat this trio up about Craigslist success stories, hidden talents, waiting for Bon Jovi to call and more! Peep the interview below!

Thanks to TS, Block of Joy, Riot at the Zoo, and our sponsor, MVP!

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Monday:

The Absolute @ The Mint. 9pm. $

Tuesday:

Final night! Kat Myers and the Buzzards @ Hotel Café! 9pm. $10

Wednesday:

The Active Set @ Harvard & Stone. 9pm. FREE.

Thursday:

Folk Riot @ Hotel Café. 10pm.

Saturday:

The Crazy Brave @ O’Brien’s in SM. 10pm. FREE.

 

*Will add as more pop up!

BSing with Badasses: Episode 23: The Shakers

On this episode of ‘BSing with Badasses’ we have OG badasses, The Shakers, in to meet their new lead singer, Blaze, plus we discuss new music, upcoming shows and we preview a new track, “Take a Little Fire”.

Tune in (and subscribe) here!

Recorded at Block of Joy!

BB Live: August Resident Band: The Singles: Week 3

Last week we were heartbreakingly doormat status with The Singles, but this week, we’ve dusted ourselves off and aren’t taking anyone’s shit, no matter how much we dig ’em. Peep this week’s track “Don’t Need Your Love”!

Thanks to TS, Block of Joy, Mike Delay, Riot at the Zoo, Joshua Cobos, and our sponsor MVP!

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Tuesday:

Bones Muhroni Residency @ The Hi Hat continues w/ The Absolute. 9pm. FREE.

Kat Myers and the Buzzards continue their residency @ Hotel Café! 9pm. $10

Wednesday:

Mars and the Massacre @ Sassafras. 9pm. FREE.

Thursday:

No Small Children @ The Hi Hat. 9pm. $10

Saturday:

The Shakers RETURN show @ The Mint! 8:30pm. $

Sunday:

Easyfriend and Polaris Rose @ The Virgil. 8pm. FREE.

 

*Will add as more pop up!

BB Live: August Resident Band: The Singles: Week 2

It’s week two with The Singles, and this time they perform their groove-worthy tune “(She’s Got) A Heart of Stone”! This one is for anyone who has been so into someone (who couldn’t care less about them) that they repeatedly let them get away with anything. Ugh. Turn this one up real loud and sing along with The Singles! 

Thank you to TS, Block of Joy, Riot at the Zoo, Mike Delay, and our sponsor, MVP!

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Tuesday:

Bones Muhroni Residency @ The Hi Hat continues! 9pm. FREE

LA River Bend, The Crazy Brave and Kat Myers and the Buzzards are at Hotel Café! (Main stage and side stage) 9pm. $10

Naked Walrus at The Troubadour. 8pm. $15

Friday:

The Evening Guests @ The Study. 7:30pm. $10

The Dear Ships @ Ace Hotel Palm Springs. 9pm. FREE

Polaris Rose @ Hotel Cafe. 9pm. $10

Saturday:

Will and the Won’ts @ Sassafras. 10pm. FREE

Friday/Saturday/Sunday: ECHO PARK RISING (ALL SHOWS FREE)

Badass Bands on the EPR lineup include:

King Washington

The Pocket Rockets

Dear Boy

WASI

The Knitts

Cutty Flam

Ivory Deville

No Girlfriends

Mars and the Massacre

Down and Outlaws

The Echo and the Sound

See the schedule for EPR here: http://epr.la/schedule/

 

*Will add as more pop up!

BB Live: August Resident Band: The Singles: Week 1

This month we’re introducing you to a badass trio called The Singles! They describe their tunes as “balls out heartache” and well, we wholeheartedly agree. So, let them do some “Voodoo” on you…click play below! And as per usual, these rock n rollers will be sticking around all August long!

Thanks to TS, Block of Joy, Riot at the Zoo, Mike Delay, and our sponsor, MVP!

 

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Tuesday:

Bones Muhroni Residency @ The Hi Hat. 9pm. FREE.

Kat Myers and the Buzzards Residency @ Hotel Café. 9pm. $10.

Wednesday:

King Washington @ The Satellite. 8pm. FREE.

The Diamond Light @ The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa. 8pm. $8.

Saturday:

The Absolute and The Diamond Light @ Solstice Skyline in Pasadena. 7:30pm. $8.50.

 

*Will add as more pop up!

 

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Monday:

The Soft White Sixties @ The Satellite. 9pm. FREE

Tuesday:

Bones Muhroni’s August Residency @ The Hi Hat begins! Zachary Kibbee is also on the bill! 9pm. FREE.

Wednesday:

Dear Boy @ The Roxy. 8pm. $12

Thursday:

Smoke Season @ The Echo. 9pm. $9.50

Saturday:

LA River bend at The Frog Spot. 5pm.

 

*Will add as more pop up!

BB Live: July Resident Band: Down and Outlaws: Wk 4: Interview

This week, we end our time with Down and Outlaws with our usual shenanigans and interrogation! We chat with the gents about their new album, Above Snakes, recording at Studio 606, favorite gigs, how social media can be distracting from the creative process, and more! Meet your new favorite band below!

Thanks to DO, Block of Joy, Riot at the Zoo, Scientist Sound Labs and our sponsor, MVP!

 

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Monday:

LA River Bend @ Ham & Eggs Tavern. 9pm.

Thursday:

The Get Down Boys and Pretty Polly Raising Sand Tribute @

York Manor. 6:30pm. $20

Play Like A Girl @ The Echo w/ Alina Bea and more! 8:30pm. $9.

 

 

*Will add as more pop up!

 

 

 

 

BSing with Badasses: Episode 22: Alina Bea

On this episode we bs with the awesome Alina Bea about tattoos, fangirling over your idols, being a woman in the music industry, new music and more! Listen in HERE.

Recorded at Block of Joy!

BB Live: July Resident Band: Down and Outlaws: Week 3

Is it really already week 3 with Down and Outlaws?! Damn. Well, that means this the the last track we get with ’em (boo), but they saved one of my personal favorites for last. This week the gents perform “Backwards from the Dead” another heavy track with the addition of some killer harmonica.

“You can’t quite be what you want to,
You can’t quite seem to breathe.
There’s a madman stuck inside you,
Looking for the dead to be…”

Let loose your inner madman (or madwoman) and crank this one up! Also, pick up their new album Above Snakes now! Oh, and LA, you can catch these guys on THIS FRIDAY at The Hi Hat, with another Badass Band, The Diamond Light! 9pm.

Thanks to DO, Block of Joy, Riot at the Zoo, Scientist Sound Labs and our sponsor MVP!

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Monday:

Young Creatures @ The Hi Hat. 9pm. $8

Tuesday:

Vanessa Silberman @ Silverlake Lounge. 9pm.

Wednesday:

The Singles @ Sassafras. 10pm. FREE.

Mars and the Massacre @ Los Globos. 7:30pm.

Friday:

The Diamond Light and Down & Outlaws @ The Hi Hat. 9pm. $10

 

*Will add as more pop up!

BB Live: July Resident Band: Down and Outlaws: Week 2

Ready to head to rip city again, music fiends? I sure hope so, because that’s where this month’s rock n rollers, Down and Outlaws, live, so press play below to get fired up via this week’s track “Don’t Call My Name”. You can take it and make sure to stay tuned through the climax too, its fucking RAD.

Be sure to pick up their new album Above Snakes, out now!

Thanks to DO, Block of Joy, Scientist Sound Labs and Riot at the Zoo!

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery:

Monday:

Battle Tapes @ The Satellite. 9pm. FREE.

Pom Poms @ School Night @ Bardot. 9pm. FREE.

Mars and the Massacre @ The Hi Hat. 9pm. $5

Swerve @ The Mint for Hunnypot Live. 8pm. FREE.

Friday:

The Dead Ships Record Release @ The Hi Hat. 8pm. $10

 

Saturday:

No Small Children @ Sassafras. 9:30pm. FREE.

 

*Will add as more pop up!

 

 

BSing with Badasses: Episode 21: Kat Myers and the Buzzards

On this episode we bullshit with Kat Myers and the Buzzards about how they came together as a band, playing a show on top of Mt. Baldy, the benefits of being a non-genre specific band, and more! They even play us a couple of tracks! Tune in (and subscribe!) by clicking here!!

Recorded at Block of Joy!

 

 

 

Bb Live: July Resident Band: Down & Outlaws: Week 1

We wanted to really heat shit up for ya since its July and all, so hold onto your butts for a month of rip roarin’ rock n’ roll from San Francisco’s Down and Outlaws! This week the gents perform “Fever”. Just press play and thank me later.

If you’re in SF, you absolutely have to go see these guys THIS FRIDAY at Great American Music Hall where they will be celebrating the release of their new album Above Snakes!

Thanks to D & O, Block of Joy, Scientist Sound Labs and Riot at the Zoo!

 

 

 

BB Live: June Resident Band: Smoke Season: Week 4-Interview

“We wanted to make sure our band philosophy was no bullshit…” and you definitely won’t find any BS in this interview. Time for you to meet the band! We talk why the name Smoke Season, their radical music video/short film series and much more!! Tune in below.

Thanks to SS, Block of Joy, Riot at the Zoo and Scientist Sound Labs!

 

SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: THIS WEEK’S GUARANTEED BADASSERY

Sifting through the Noise: This Week’s Guaranteed Badassery

Wednesday:

Mars and the Massacre and Outside Animals (EP Release Show!) @ The Lost Knight. 9pm. FREE.

Saturday:

DJ Al of PLaNETS at Casey’s Irish Pub. 10pm. FREE.

ON TOUR:

Smoke Season, see dates here: smokeseason.com

 

*Will add as more pop up!