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Debi Del Grande

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS + G.F.P. @ THE EL REY THEATRE

September 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande As I stood in line waiting for doors to open, a longtime fan of Stiff Little Fingers showed me photos she had taken of them backstage at The Whiskey in 1981. There is something to be said for bands that have longtime dedicated fans and are also bringing [...]

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TY SEGALL @ THE ECHO

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Can you imagine being on the tiny Echo stage at age 17 not really knowing where things are going, but you’re having fun, playing your music and the road ahead is unknown? Fast forward ten years later, and you’re on the same small stage with a ripping new [...]

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FUTURE ISLANDS + OPERATORS @ THE FONDA THEATRE

August 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande “too noisy for new wave, too pussy for punk” can probably best describe Future Islands’ music as stated on their Twitter account. Ever since Singles came out, Future Islands has soared from playing tiny little places to selling out two consecutive nights at The Fonda Theatre. No one [...]

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THE SONICS + THEE MIDNITERS + CRYSTAL ANTLERS @ THE ROXY

August 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande There were many options Friday night for your live listening pleasure. But when a legendary band that you’ve never seen before is playing, you go. A group from Tacoma, WA that started in 1963 and paved the way for so many bands for a garage rock sound that [...]

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REIGNWOLF + THE FUTURES LEAGUE @ THE TROUBADOUR

August 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Who is this guy? What just happened? Where did he come from? Do I need better earplugs? These are a few questions I’ve heard at Reignwolf gigs. Jordan Cook can leave you feeling that you’ve had the wind knocked out of you. When a guitarist/singer/drummer/songwriter like him oozes [...]

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THOSE DARLINS + DIARRHEA PLANET + THE HINDU PIRATES @ THE ECHO

August 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos by Debi Del Grande A solid lineup at the Echo as OC’s Hindu Pirates started the night off with strong beats and guitar riffs. But when Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet took over the stage with five guitarists and a drummer, it was non-stop crowd surfing as the guys rocked us hard. The crowd was able [...]

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ARCTIC MONKEYS + BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB @ STAPLES CENTER

August 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande People really shouldn’t be surprised that the Arctic Monkeys sold out the Staples Center within minutes of tickets going on sale. Last year, they sold out the Wiltern three nights in a row. It just took them a bit of time to get to where they are now. [...]

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BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB @ THE OBSERVATORY

August 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Thank you to all the musical spirits for bringing BRMC to The Observatory for a full-fledged rock show before they open for the Arctic Monkeys tonight at the Staples Center. Knowing we might only get an hour of BRMC was like having a teeny tiny sip of the [...]

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THE HOLD STEADY + CHEAP GIRLS @ THE EL REY THEATRE

July 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Fans of The Hold Steady aren’t casual fans. They know the words to every song and sing loud and proud with their arms in the air surrounded by fellow comrades. Every single song. Some fans had seen them several times. Some for the first ever with big grins [...]

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JOYCE MANOR + TONY MOLINA + WINTER BREAK @ THE EL REY THEATRE

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Putting up a barricade at the El Rey only made the crowd more crazy to get close to one of their favorite local bands, Joyce Manor. With their new album Never Hung Over Again on Epitaph, Joyce Manor knows exactly what their fans like and it was non-stop [...]

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