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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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BBB Live- March Resident Band- Battle Tapes Week 2

BBB Live March resident band Battle Tapes is gonna knock-knock down your door and blow you away this week with their extra heavy track “Graveyard Shift”. Press play and let loose!! Sponsored by Silverlake Lounge! Thank you to Battle Tapes, Black Tie Studios, Scientist Sound Labs and Riot at the Zoo!  

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BBB RADIO: Every Wed. @ 4:30pm on KVCM!

Reminder! We now have ‪#‎BBBRadio‬!! Tune in every Wednesday at 4:30pm via TuneIn.com (Search: KVCM) or via the TuneIn app (Follow: KVCM)! Jo and Joan are showcasing a band a week and talking about all the badass shows on our radar!  

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BBB Live- March Resident Band- Battle Tapes Week 1

March is upon us and so is our last band of Season 2 of BBB Live! This month you’re going to be served a heaping helping of electro rock from Battle Tapes! If you dig bands like NIN, you’re going to fucking love these guys. Their episodes were shot different from any other so far, in […]

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BBB Live- February Resident Band- The Get Down Boys-Interview

We’ve got one more morsel of badassery from our February resident band, The Get Down Boys, for you! This week we get comfy with Andy, Matt, Israel and Evan! Watch the interview below to find out what Andy loves about his band mates, when and why each of them started playing music, and what its […]

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Badass Band 105- The Hidden Lines

This next Badass Band is another mixed bag of awesome. They give you a taste of everything: mellow, sweet, poppy tracks, enchanting, harmony driven, psychedelic style tracks, and straight up rock n roll tracks. Badass Band 106 is The Hidden Lines. I heard about The Hidden lines long before I saw them, and I ended […]

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BBB Live- February Resident Band- The Get Down Boys Week 3

Ah man, we are already at the final track of our BBB Live residency with The Get Down Boys. We are coming off Valentine’s Day, and this one is going to give you all the feels if you’ve ever felt like you weren’t good enough for someone. Prepare yourself for Israel’s sweet drawl, heart wrenchingly beautiful […]

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BBB Live- February Resident Band- The Get Down Boys Week 2

This week, “Spin the Bottle” with February BBB Live resident band, The Get Down Boys!! Press play and get your dancin’ shoes on for this quicker number. Be ready to play this one on repeat… Brought to you by Silverlake Lounge and MVP! Thank you to The Get Down Boys, Riot at the Zoo, Scientist Sound Labs […]

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BBB Live- February Resident Band- The Get Down Boys Week 1

February has rolled in and so has our next BBB Live resident band! This month we’re changing it up and getting our bluegrass fix with The Get Down Boys!! These guys do bluegrass so damn well, you have to try hard not to love them. Let their phenomenal harmonies transport you to another time period entirely. Add […]

The Janks Press 1 January 29

EXCLUSIVE! Listen to The Janks NEW single “Edge of Love”!!

Hot damn! Badass Band The Janks allowed BBB to “leak” their new single “Edge of Love” a little early and I couldn’t be more stoked about it! If you don’t know already (First off, if you don’t know The Janks, you are failing at life right now), this is the first of 12 brand new […]

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Badass Band 104- Bones Muhroni

Quirky? Check. Folk? Check. Rock n roll? Check. Awesome live show? Check. It’s about time you meet this next badass band. They will not only get you groovin’, but they’ll put a goofy grin on your face for the entirety of their set. Meet Badass Band 104, Bones Muhroni! I can’t exactly remember the first […]

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BBB Live- January Resident Band- The Shakers-Interview

All January long The Shakers have been rockin’ our world, and now its time to get to know these badasses on a personal level. So sit back, press play and be prepared to find out who is the mastermind behind “destroying” other projects to build this rad lineup, who is an avid golfer, what cool things […]

cool-question-marks-QuestionMarks January 21

5 things successful indie bands do

I’ve interviewed, booked, promoted and worked with a shit ton of indie bands and I often get asked what I think the successful ones do that really make them stand out from the rest (aside from having fantastic music and a stellar live show). I assumed the following things were a common practice, but believe me, […]

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BBB Live- January Resident Band- The Shakers Week 3

Are we really at our third and final tune with January BBB Live resident band, The Shakers?! Ugh, yes. Peep this video of them performing a slower, sexier jam dubbed “The Hold”! Let Jodie wow you with those pipes, Chris warm you up via his sweet riffs, and Ro and Nick get that head of yours bobbing to their […]

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Expert Fan Profile- Ryan Romenesko

Time to introduce you to another Expert Fan on the LA scene! This one is out constantly supporting all levels of bands and musicians in all kinds of genres. Meet the radical, badical, Ryan Romenesko! I met Ryan via The Janks. We both share a mutual love for them, and after being at a slew […]

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