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Bsing with Bands: Episode 4: Dayle Gloria (Talent Buyer/Promoter Extraordinaire)

Episode 4: We were absolutely thrilled to have Dayle Gloria, Talent Buyer/Promoter Extraordinaire, in to discuss bands, the business, the Sunset Strip glory days and why you need to get off of your ass and do the legwork if you want to succeed! Dayle shares some excellent stories and invaluable advice. Recorded at Block of Joy!

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BBB Live-August Resident Band-The Knitts-Week 4 Interview

Alright y’all, this week we get cozy and sit down with The Knitts! Jo talks to the guys about growing up together, head lice, what they would change about the music industry, full frontal male nudity, and the boys each take a turn answering random questions from the wheel (You’ll find out who really loves […]

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SIFTING THROUGH THE NOISE: GUARANTEED BADASSERY THIS WEEK

Los Angeles: Monday: Fakers Final Residency night at The Echo, FREE. 9pm The Shakers at Lucky Strike Hollywood, FREE. 9pm Tuesday: The Get Down Boys at Angel City Brewery, FREE. Thursday: Will and the Won’ts residency at The Craftsman, Santa Monica. FREE. 10pm Bones Muhroni at Hotel Cafe, Hollywood. 8pm. Friday: The Crazy Brave at […]

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BBB Live-August Resident Band-The Knitts- Episode 3

This week The Knitts​ take you on a rad musical journey into their softer side. “Simple Folk” serves up sweet harmonies, a touch of acoustic lushness, and tempo changes that will keep your ADD satisfied in the best possible way, all while keeping just enough of that knitty gritty edge! Sponsored By: Silverlake Lounge Thank […]

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BSing with Bands: Episode 3: The Echo & The Sound

Episode 3: We BS with Brian Rich from The Echo & The Sound about talking dirty in a professional setting (strip clubs), backhanded compliments, how important it is to have a strong resolve as a band member, the hardships of being to be a duo versus a 3/4/5 piece, and why their new EP is called […]

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BBB Live-August Resident Band-The Knitts-Episode 2

“Vamanos Mexico!” Okay, maybe not for real, but our August BBB Live resident band, The Knitts, may wanna take you…only way to find out is by watching them perform this snap worthy, rockin’ track below! Thanks to The Knitts, KFM, Block of Joy, Scientist Sound Labs, and Riot at the Zoo!

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BBB Live-August Resident Band-The Knitts-Episode 1

August brings the garage rock, badass hooligans, The Knitts, as our BBB Live resident band! Their own description is too perfect not to post as an introduction, “The Knitts, they’re not on the grid, don’t play to click tracks, don’t know how to work a sampler or program a drum machine. They don’t growl or scream, […]

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BSing with Bands: Episode 2: Austin Antoine

In episode 2 we BS with a BADASS rapper, Mr. Austin Antoine. We talk persona, pancakes, West Coast vs. East Coast rap and he does a sick freestyle for us! Listen below! Recorded at Block of Joy!

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Badass Band 111- Rainbow Jackson

Photo Credit: Ben Watson Aggressive live show? Check. Killer tunes? Check. Badass? Most definitely. Time to meet another badass band, LA’s Rainbow Jackson. I first saw Rainbow Jackson a couple years back, and have since seen them more than a few times. Every single time they finish a set all I can think is, “HOLY […]

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BBB Live-July Resident Band-Light FM-Interview

Alas, we come again to a final residency week, this time with our July resident band, Light FM. This week you get to know Josiah, Nicki and Alexa! Watch the interview below to find out when/why they each started playing music, the differences between music scenes in Chicago and LA, and why Alexa got burned […]

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BSing with Bands: Episode 1: fakers

Turns out you all want to actually hear our conversations with bands, absolutely untamed and uncut, so we decided to indulge you. Now you can listen to our throat gurgles, burps, and all the killer conversation we have with local bands! For episode 1, we invited LA based band, fakers, down to the studio to […]

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BBB Live-July Resident Band-Light FM Week 3

So comes our final track with BBB Live July resident band, Light FM, in all its synth-y pop rock goodness! Let their anthemic track, “Pointless”, take you on a journey through personal realization. Sponsored by Silverlake Lounge! Thanks to Light FM, Riot at the Zoo, Block of Joy and Scientist Sound Labs!

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BBB Live- July Resident Band- Light FM Week 2

We’re cruisin’ on into week 2 with our July BBB Live resident band, Light FM! Get heavy with the trio this week on the topic of lost love with their track “The Reservoir”. Sometimes the love you give isn’t enough… Sponsored by Silverlake Lounge! Thanks to Light FM, Scientist Sound Labs, Block of Joy, and […]

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BBB Live- July Resident Band- Light FM Week 1

Hear Hear! New month, new band! Two girls, one dude and a whole hell of a lot of radness comes from our BBB Live July resident band, Light FM. Click below to watch the nu gaze trio perform “Your Loss” and that’s exactly what it will be if you don’t click… Sponsored by Silverlake Lounge! […]

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Expert Fan Profile- Joy Regen

Ready to meet another person you’d be lucky to have in your arsenal of fans? Our newest Expert Fan has quite an eclectic taste and her love of music is absolutely infectious. Meet the lovely Joy Regen. I met Joy via another Expert Fan, Trina Green. Yes, I like to think that us Expert Fans […]

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BBB Live- June Resident Band- The Active Set- Interview

Wow, we are already at week 4 with June BBB Live resident band, The Active Set! As per usual, this is the week that you get to know the boys behind the tunes! So, press play below to watch the gents play a round of Cards Against Humanity, discuss their new(ish) lineup, and the Lights EP. Sponsored by […]

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BBB Live- June Resident Band- The Active Set- Week 3

We aren’t ready to “Say Goodbye” to our June BBB Live resident band, The Active Set, just yet! Sooooo here’s one last track from the boys and its a brand spanking NEW one at that! Press play to scope this catchy, yet heartbreaking tune. Sponsored by Silverlake Lounge! Thank you to TAS, Block of Joy, Scientist […]

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Badass Band 110- Folk Riot

This band snuck up on me, as well as the rest of the crowd that stayed late to see them at The Satellite back in April. They’re one of those bands that reel you in quickly and drag you along on a beautiful musical journey. Badass Band 110 is Folk Riot. They’re exactly what their […]

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BBB Live- June Resident Band-The Active Set Week 2

This week you better “Watch Yr Back”, music fiends. In episode 2 with our June BBB Live resident band, The Active Set serves up a pop rock tune that warns us to, “Watch your back as you go alone, watch your back, cause you’re weak and they know it.” Scope them performing it live at Bedrock […]

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BBB Live Season 3 begins! June Resident Band-The Active Set- Week 1

We are back in action and are happy to kick off season 3 of BBB Live with a Badass Band we go waaayyyy back with, The Active Set. They describe themselves as Indie New Rock Post Wave Punk Gaze, and though I could probably write a few words to describe them myself, why do that when […]

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Badass Band 109- Roman

  Photo Credit: ZB Images Time to change the pace up a bit here, with a badass band that will blow you away in a different way. A band that easily has some of the best harmonies I’ve ever heard live, meet the newest Badass Band, Roman. I’d heard about Roman for a while via […]

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Badass Band 108- Popheart

Written by BBB Contributor Natalie Maitland Popheart was actually the very first band I saw play in Los Angeles, at a kind of a weird venue just a few days after my move from the East Coast. So perhaps there is a subconscious sense of nostalgia influencing my immense appreciation for the band, but I […]

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Shapeshifter ft. The Shakers is BACK!!! This isn’t your average rock show…

  So happy to be digging this post up because Shapeshifter is BACK this year!!!! I hear they’ve added MORE songs and plenty more artistic badassery! For those of you that didn’t make it out to see The Shakers’ Shapeshifter experience last year, you really missed out on something special. I walked in thinking that […]

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NEW tune from Badass Band Omega Swan-“Hate Love”

Hot damn, a song after my own cold heart. Kidding! (Mostly.) Badass Band Omega Swan just released this funky groove “Hate Love”. Genius in construction with its defeated lyrical content contrasting with its overall poppy funky sound.  The overall message seems to be found within these lines, “Your doors are shut, and my walls are up, But you can […]

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Expert Fan Profile- Emily Saex

  Its time again to introduce you all to another radical human that embodies everything we like to think goes into being an Expert Fan! Los Angeleno Emily Saex is absolutely someone you need to know. I believe my initial “meeting” with Emily was via social media, both being music fans and such, this happens […]

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Badass Band 107- Burning Jet Black

You’d think in a city like LA there would be plethora of solid rock bands. Sadly, this is not true. LA is home to a plethora of shitty rock bands and finding a great one is like finding a needle in a haystack. That being said, we’ve found another needle, music fiends, it’s time for […]

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Music aside, what other factors make a live show amazing?

Over the last year BBB has done a series on people I believe to be Expert Fans (new EF Profile coming soon!), and this is a question I typically ask. Recently, I went through all of the answers and here’s what it boils down to: 1. Authenticity. Bands who are passionate about what they’re saying, playing, etc. and […]

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BBB Live-March Resident Band- Battle Tapes-Interview

We have come to the end of our time with March BBB Live resident band, Battle Tapes, but not before we take a few minutes to have some fun and get to know these musical wizards! Watch our interview below to find out when/why they each started playing music, who was in a rival street […]

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Badass Band 106- Black Crystal Wolf Kids

Photo Credit: CraSH Photo Black Crystal Wolf Kids. The name alone will grab any pop-rock music lovers attention and you bet your ass it was designed that way. This badass band is original in the concept behind the band, but not so much in its content considering they are an indie-rock tribute band. Holy hell […]

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BBB Live- March Resident Band- Battle Tapes Week 3

Week 3 with our #BBBLive resident bands is always such a bittersweet feeling. The plus side is that they always leave us wanting more, and our March resident band, Battle Tapes​, is no exception! Their final track “Feel The Same” is an extra dancy, extra synth-y, heavy hitting tune that will have your body convulsing […]

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