Los Angeles and beyond Chapter


Los Angeles and beyond Chapter

A Los Angeles area roots music forum to keep abreast of what's happening musically in our city and beyond!

Website: http://www.KGMusicPress.com
Location: Los Angeles
No Depression Community Members: 249
Latest Activity: on Sunday

Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls--"God's Name in Vain"

Americana and Roots Music Forum - No Depression

The Littlest Birds Cello / Banjo Duo L.A. Shows

Wed. Aug. 20 at Kulak's Woodshed, http://kulakswoodshed.com 8pmThurs. Sept. 18 at Mid-City Music Lounge (backroom of The Mint) 9:45pm…Continue

Tags: david, huebner, duo, bluegrass, cello

Started by David Huebner on Sunday.

Whitaker and Me - Live at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Please join us for a very important show at the Coffee Gallery in Pasadena on March 15th. The Coffee Gallery Backstage is a 49 seat show room connected to a coffee house surprisingly called, "The Coffee Gallery." The Backstage is a listening room…Continue

Tags: Banjo, Acoustic, Angeles, Los, band

Started by Dennis Whitaker Feb 11.


Greetings from Misner & Smith in Northern California! Today one of our songs "One Day" is featured on No Depression's music player and we wanted to take this opportunity to invite you…Continue

Started by Misner & Smith Jun 20, 2012.

The Brothers Comatose play The Mint Saturday June 23

Hey there - wanted to let you know of this upcoming show. Their video "The Scout" is a featured video on ND right and info below - hae a great day -The Brothers Comatose June 23 -…Continue

Started by Kim Fowler Jun 19, 2012.


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Comment by Jack Tempchin on May 11, 2014 at 3:31pm

Jack Tempchin with Loafers Glory featuring Herb Pedersen at McCabes...  $20  Tickets can be purchased EITHER at McCabe's, OR through their online store, OR by phone with your credit card at (310) 828-4497


Comment by Kimberely Grant on May 5, 2014 at 9:35am

About the video above:  "God's Name in Vain" from Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls latest record, Packed For Exile. The artwork and animation is from award winning animator, Alli Sadegiani of Embrya (Dreamworks, Disney).  http://www.jasonheathandthegreedysouls.com



Comment by Tim M. Otto on March 12, 2014 at 9:58am

I have always been impressed with the many talented members of the greater L.A. musical community like: J.D. Souther, Warren Zevon, The Eagles, Jackson Browne & CSN&Y. Maybe I should have gone to L.A. instead of Nashville as a young singer/songwriter in 1983. Hindsight is 20/20!

Comment by Johnny Angel Wendell on February 6, 2014 at 4:25pm
Comment by Kimberely Grant on February 6, 2014 at 3:07pm

Check out Median River Records as they're about to release 2 new gems, Rod Melancon's "Parish Lines" on March 4th and The Far West's "Any Day Now" on February 25th!  http://http://www.medinariverrecords.com/site/

Comment by Red Pelican Music on January 21, 2014 at 4:10pm

Red Pelican Music offers the finest private music lessons in Los Angeles. Our teachers are elite musicians, hand-picked for their enthusiasm and patience. We cater to discerning customers, who appreciate top quality and friendly service.

We offer lessons on piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, banjo, dobro, mandolin, pedal steel, violin, ukulele, saxophone and more!

*While we cover a broad range of styles and instruments, we specialize in roots and Americana styles - bluegrass, blues, folk and more. After all, where else can you find a great banjo, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, dobro or fiddle teacher in Los Angeles? :-)

Red Pelican Music
10845 Lindbrook Drive, Suite 209
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 893-0776

Comment by Kimberely Grant on November 28, 2013 at 9:43am

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

Comment by 50 Sticks of Dynamite on November 11, 2013 at 2:22pm

Latest review of banjo-fueled roots rockers, 50 Sticks of Dynamite from Ventura, CA!!!


On this follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut, this snappily dressed Ventura, CA foursome serves up another round of raucous, swampy country/blues-inspired rock. Though the group’s signature sound feels comfortably familiar on the surface, further listens reveal subtler, wider-ranging influences. Unusually, frontman Ian McFadyen wields an electric banjo as his primary instrument, going toe-to-toe with guitarist Whitey Wingland to produce thick, stinging leads. The driving Chuck Berry/Little Richard rhythms (fueled by bassist Michael Dominguez and drummer Chris Jensen) on opener “More Than You Can Handle” channel ‘50s/60s R&B, as do the Isley Brothers/Human Beinz “Nobody But Me”-isms on the chugging, harmonica-drenched “Get Wit it Now.”

Elsewhere, “For You” marries a Kinks “You Really Got Me” riff with McFadyen’s Iggy Pop-like, New Values-era vocalizing, while the title track’s low, rumbling bassline recalls The Damned’s “Neat Neat Neat” and “#1 Stunner” whips up some New York Dolls-inspired trashy glam. And on the aptly-titled “Nile River Delta Blues,” the band blends a muted, boomy tribal drum with the oft-pilfered Ali Baba/snake charmer melody from “The Streets of Cairo” (or, more familiarly, “King Tut” and Looney Tunes cartoons!), topping it off with McFadyen’s bluesy Little Walter-like drawl.

Finally, a few gentler, reflective tracks – each ruminating on love in both its positive and negative guises – bring to mind ‘70s folk. On the quick-fingered, banjo-strummed “Wishing Well,” McFadyen coolly evokes recently departed Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed, while on the closing “Love Is” he resembles Jim Croce, before the song morphs into squealy, psychedelic-tinged boogie rock. It’s easy to see why they were #1 on ReverbNation’s local Americana chart; 50 Sticks of Dynamite prove that when combined with gritty playing and songwriting flair, this ubiquitous style never grows old." - Big Takeover Magazine, Mark Suppanz

Comment by Kimberely Grant on September 30, 2013 at 8:45pm

Thanks to all who came out for the Grand Ole Echo season closer last night! 

Comment by christopher burkhardt on September 30, 2013 at 4:35pm


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