NOT YOUR MAMA'S XMAS MIX- HOLIDAY ROCK
It’s the week after Thanksgiving, if you’re reading this, then you survived your first interaction with the family and probably stayed as far away from the malls as you could on Black Friday. Christmas is just around the corner and Christmas music is in full swing everywhere. Although the songs are played only for a short time every year the biggest complaint from people who hate Christmas music is that the music hardly ever changes.
EVERCLEAR & EVE 6 ROCK THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Many people go out to the bars on the day before thanksgiving and get hammered to the point where they can relax on the couch the next day until its time to feast. I, on the other hand, went to see Everclear and Eve 6 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Its been so long since I've listened to both these bands, but I was extremely excited to see them after all these years.
ONE TO WATCH: BRETT PEMBERTON
Every musician has a unique story, their own path to success. But it's not often that you meet a musician on the rise who has had such an extensive and eclectic background as having been an international superstar- starring in the recent #1 Japanese film - modeling for high fashion brands like Hermes, and touring in his early years with acts that include Bad Religion, Good Charlotte, and Dredg. Meet Brett Pemberton.
AAR, BOYS LIKE GIRLS, & PARACHUTE AT THE WILTERN
Beautiful night in Los Angeles. 75 degrees, nice breeze, and a line around the corner for Boys Like Girls, The All-American Rejects, and Parachute. You could feel the music breathing in the air. Everyone was here to listen to his or her favorite bands and enjoy this November night.
LAMB OF GOD PLAY THE PALLADIUM, ALL HALLOWS EVE
Halloween night in Hollywood marked a big event for metalheads everywhere – Lamb of God’s first show in Los Angeles since singer Randy Blythe’s June incarceration in a Czech prison for an alleged manslaughter charge of a stage diver at a Lamb of God concert in Prague in 2010. The circumstances forced the band to cancel tour dates in both Europe and Stateside after Blythe was held by Czech authorities for 37 days.