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Flamin’ Groovies

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The Chapel
Valencia Street, The Mission
San Francisco, California
By Victoria Joyce

The legendary Punk Pop Garage Band from San Francisco’s Summer of Love is back in business with (almost) the original guys.

The Flamin’ Groovies were the first to “drop the G” and took their name from a makeshift roach clip – marijuana cigarette or joint if you’re cool. They were the local kids and part of the 1960s San Francisco Music Scene you’ve heard so much about. That Summer of Love thing? Yeah, that. Fifty years ago – 1967.

The Flamin’ Groovies were the exception. They manifested a rough and ready texture of true Roots Rock with Eddie Cochran covers (“Something Else”) almost a nostalgic throwback and bridged the gap between the The Blues, Folk, Rock, Flower Power Psychedelic scene and the Power Pop Punk Rock scene that defined the 70s.

The Lemon Twigs

Sprigs of Lemon Twigs
Richard Foreman

With videos that blend the awkward geek humor of Napoleon Dynamite with the eternal vintage eulogy of Wes Anderson, the precocious teenage fraternal duo of Brian and Michael D’Addario, a.k.a. The Lemon Twigs, are a promising grafting of psychedelic pop, glam, and 70’s soft rock, entering your ears and eyes with the fizzy refreshment of Coca-Cola nostalgia. Let me bring the world of The Lemon Twigs to you.

The Electric Prunes / Strangers in a Strange Land

The Electric Prunes, Strangers in a Strange Land with DJ, Cyril Jordan
The Chapel
San Francisco, California
Victoria Joyce
Photography by Greg Gutbezhal

Our first rock and roll show of the New Year took us to The Chapel in The Mission in the beloved and bedraggled San Francisco.  Freezing cold rain and downed trees was no obstacle. Annoying, but not an obstacle.

The Chapel is a gothic and groovy live-music club on Valencia Street in the heart of the way-to-trendy Mission District that bravely features a rainbow of diverse musical artists, local and global. Eighty-something music master and father to Sheila E – Pete Escovedo will be there next week. Also SF’s famous and funny Sketchfest has a weekend’s worth of comedy showcases booked. It’s a very happening place. The Chapel is exactly that, a rehabilitated mini-cathedral with a mighty, mighty divine presence.

The 50 Kaitenz

The 50 Kaitenz
Rock’n Roll Is Not Dead!
By Thomaxe Goze

On November 20th & 23rd, Osaka’s very own Garage Rock superstars graced the stage of Piano’s in NYC to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album “50 Kaitenz no Gya!!”.

Lush

Lush
Fonda Theater
Hollywood
By Lucky
Photography by Alex Kinnan

My love affair with the band Lush steams back to the early nineties when I regularly haunted the Sunset Strip. I pretty much had free reign back in those days, bouncing from club to club as they all had an open door policy when it came to the Luckster. Being a DJ at The Rainbow Bar and Grill and a semi regular performing musician, I was entitled membership in the who’s who of Hollywood and thus just came and went as I chose.

Two Saints

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RETURN OF THE SUN
By Thomaxe

Boston Underground Rock Gods are back with a brand new 7 tracks EP, and -if you don’t already have it- I am giving you whatever time it will take for you to read these lines to open up a second window and place your order…