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I Rock Photos was founded by Guillermo Prieto to cover the music scene in California. Based in the Golden State, Guillermo has contributed to national publications including Rolling Stone, Spin and Billboard Magazine.I Rock Photos is a collaborative effort which counts on the wonderful recommendations of the thousands of blog followers who visit I Rock Photos everyday along with the contribution of Creative Director Leslie M. Place. Re-Blog and spread the word.I Rock Photos is fan focused so if you have a recommendation on the next new great band or if you want your favorite band featured on I Rock Photos, drop a message in the "Ask Me Stuff!" box or e-mail gprieto1@verizon.net Ask me Stuff!

Jello Biafra will be at Pappy and Harriet’s this Friday with Spindrift. Can’t wait until Friday. Pappy and Harriet’s is a few hours east of LA near Palm Springs. 
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Jello Biafra will be at Pappy and Harriet’s this Friday with Spindrift. Can’t wait until Friday. Pappy and Harriet’s is a few hours east of LA near Palm Springs. 

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Beck’s “Song Reader” presented by Warby Parker via Capital Records a collection of sheet music now interpreted by various artists is out now. The 20 songs were initially released in sheet-music form. This various artist album includes Jeffy Tweedy, Laura Marling, Jack White, and Norah Jones.

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Beck’s “Song Reader” presented by Warby Parker via Capital Records a collection of sheet music now interpreted by various artists is out now. The 20 songs were initially released in sheet-music form. This various artist album includes Jeffy Tweedy, Laura Marling, Jack White, and Norah Jones.

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Antemasque is the third collaboration between vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of Mars Volta. Antemasque had a throw back punkish rock vibe last Sunday at the Observatory. Cedric used a mic cord like a bull whip as he ran and leaped about the stage delighting a sold out crowd. Epic performance by Antemasque.

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Antemasque is the third collaboration between vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of Mars Volta. Antemasque had a throw back punkish rock vibe last Sunday at the Observatory. Cedric used a mic cord like a bull whip as he ran and leaped about the stage delighting a sold out crowd. Epic performance by Antemasque.

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Ooh Oooh Witchy Women!!!
L.A. Witch a hidden gem in the Constellation Room at the Burger A Go Go at the Observatory.  Caught the last few songs in their set and I was blown away. 
For the first time, L.A. Witch will perform in Mexico. 
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Ooh Oooh Witchy Women!!!

L.A. Witch a hidden gem in the Constellation Room at the Burger A Go Go at the Observatory.  Caught the last few songs in their set and I was blown away. 

For the first time, L.A. Witch will perform in Mexico. 

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Walking into the Observatory on Sunday, you could sense the anticipation in the air for Le Butcherettes. It was a sold out show with Antemasque on top of the bill.

Normally you see a smaller crowd for the opening act but tonight was not going to be a usual evening. Le Butcherettes are on the road in support of their latest album, Cry is for the Flies on Ipecac.

 

Teri Gender Bender aka Teresa Suarez was going to put on the show of her life and the best show that I have ever seen. As Suarez took to the stage I could not tell if she possessed control of her music or the music possessed her. There was something burning bright in that Mexican mind of hers full of passion, rage, and gleefulness as if a punk rock demon directed her soul. At times I could not tell if she could contain herself and stay on the stage or if I would witness a furious spring into the crowd. Lia Braswell was remarkable behind the drum kit.

 

Teri Gender Bender alternated between keyboard and guitar only leaving those instruments to run around at one point reaching out to the edge of the stage to appreciate a CD with a note from a fan. Fury and fierceness swapped with an appearance of joy as the Butcherettes ran through their thirteen-song set that kicked off with “Dress Off” from the 2011 release Sin Sin Sin. The set included “Boulders Love Over Layers of Rock,” and “Tainted in Sin.” From Cry is for the Flies the band included the sultry “Burn the Scab,” and the fantastic “Your Weakness Gives Me Life.”

 

Le Butcherettes will be at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Tuesday and at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Wednesday. 

 

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Chromeo was at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs for the close out of Splash House. Chromeo returned to the desert after their brilliant show on the main stage at Coachella this year. Their DJ set started with technical difficulties when the Pioneer turntables overheated requiring a little help from A-Track. The pool deck was crammed with fans and the pool overflowed. What a great way to spend an afternoon.

 

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Splash House Day on Saturday was a blast!!!!!!!!!!!

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Trippy Turtle performing at Splash House in the amazing Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs.
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Trippy Turtle performing at Splash House in the amazing Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs.

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Day 1 at Splash House in Palm Springs at the Hard Rock Hotel. The fun continues today. 

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Alex Harrington of All Night Shoes admiring his prototype DJ Helmet trying to decide how to plug this bad boy with AC.
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Alex Harrington of All Night Shoes admiring his prototype DJ Helmet trying to decide how to plug this bad boy with AC.

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Wearing an everlasting beam of joy, Katy Goodman let her songs and sweeping mane serve as a hypnotizer during her show at the Burger A Go Go at the Observatory on Saturday as she swayed and rocked holding the audience in her complete clasp. La Sera is going to pop. The enthusiasm of the crowd to Katy is something you rarely experience. La Sera is a brilliant blend of melodic trade-craft and charisma that is a delight to see for the very first time.
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Wearing an everlasting beam of joy, Katy Goodman let her songs and sweeping mane serve as a hypnotizer during her show at the Burger A Go Go at the Observatory on Saturday as she swayed and rocked holding the audience in her complete clasp. La Sera is going to pop. The enthusiasm of the crowd to Katy is something you rarely experience. La Sera is a brilliant blend of melodic trade-craft and charisma that is a delight to see for the very first time.

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It was easy to spot the Best Coast fans at the Burger A Go Go, they were the ones clutching vinyl copies of their work with sharpies in hand wishing for an autograph after the show and asking photographers to grab the set list for them during our three song temporary stay in front of the stage. There was even a fan boy photographer in the pit with smart phone in one hand and vinyls in the other trying to get someone’s attention in order to get an autograph. But Bethany Cosentino was not there to sign autographs she was there to please admirers with her music. Best Coast headlined the Burger A Go Go on Saturday at the Observatory during its twilight final set, which highlighted both fresh syrupy tunes and material from albums “Crazy for You” and “The Only Place.”  
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It was easy to spot the Best Coast fans at the Burger A Go Go, they were the ones clutching vinyl copies of their work with sharpies in hand wishing for an autograph after the show and asking photographers to grab the set list for them during our three song temporary stay in front of the stage. There was even a fan boy photographer in the pit with smart phone in one hand and vinyls in the other trying to get someone’s attention in order to get an autograph. But Bethany Cosentino was not there to sign autographs she was there to please admirers with her music. Best Coast headlined the Burger A Go Go on Saturday at the Observatory during its twilight final set, which highlighted both fresh syrupy tunes and material from albums “Crazy for You” and “The Only Place.” 

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Outfitted all in black the Dum Dum Girls took their positions at the Observatory for the sold out Burger A Go Go fest underwritten by Burger Records. 

The set started with the dreamy “Cult of Love” from their newest LP Too True which is a must have with smooth producing from Blondie’s producer Richard Gottehrer and the Raveonettes’s Sune Rose Wagner.

The Dum Dum Girls ruled their appearance executing their 15-song performance flawlessly. Haunting tunes and with loads of distortion is what the Dum Dum Girls came to share with a distinct pack of hipsters, punks and indies who attended the concert on Saturday. Dee Dee Penny’s vocals were impeccable belting out fan favorites including “He Gets Me High,” “Are you Okay?,” “Rimbaud Eyes,” and “Bedroom Eyes.” One day I hope the Dum Dum Girls will share their live version of the Smiths’ “There is a Light that will never go Out” which would put a smile on any Smiths fan.

If you missed the Dum Dum Girls they have additional tour dates in North America including two more dates in California:

08/09 San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 


09/11-14 – Victoria, BC at Rifflandia Festival

09/20 – Denver, CO at Riot Fest Denver

10/19 – Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge


10/20 – Omaha, NE at Waiting Room


10/22 – Minneapolis, MN at Fine Line


10/23 – Madison, WI at High Noon


10/24 – Chicago, IL at Metro


10/25 – Detroit, MI at Magic Stick


10/26 – Toronto, ON at Opera House


10/27 – Boston, MA at The Sinclair


10/30 – Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Bowl


10/31 – Philadelphia, PA at Making Time PURE Halloween at Union Transfer


11/01 – Washington, DC at Blak Cat

11/02 – Charlottesville, VA at The Southern


11/03 – Raleigh, NC at Kings


11/05 – Atlanta, GA at The Earl


11/07 – Dallas, TX at Club Dada


11/09 – Austin, TX at Fun Fun Fun Fest

11/11 – Albuquerque, NM at Sister


11/12 – Tucson, AZ at Club Congress


11/13 – Pheonix, AZ at Crecent Ballroom


11/15 – Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriet’s

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Sharin Foo and the Raveonettes have a new record out now. Pe’ahi is the bands seventh album a follow up to the 2012 Observator. Pe’ahi is a favorite surf spot on Maui that compliments the 10 tracks of surf rock sound and melodies. With any luck music fans will ride the Raveonettes’ wave and make this album a hit on the charts.

 
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Sharin Foo and the Raveonettes have a new record out now. Pe’ahi is the bands seventh album a follow up to the 2012 Observator. Pe’ahi is a favorite surf spot on Maui that compliments the 10 tracks of surf rock sound and melodies. With any luck music fans will ride the Raveonettes’ wave and make this album a hit on the charts.

 

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© Guillermo Prieto 2014