Cypress Junkies at Stones Throw vs Beat Junkies Warehouse Party

Cypress Junkies Cypress Junkies is a DJ / percussion duo made up of percussionist Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill & Beastie Boys) and DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies), hence where we get the name Cypress Junkies. Over the weekend, I checked them out at the Stones Throw…

Sandwich in Los Angeles

After performing at Apl.de.Ap’s Celebration of Global Filipino Music at the Hollywood Bowl, Sandwich played two more shows in the Los Angeles area.

Taken by Cars: Abduction Tour L.A.

One of the most rewarding aspects of writing a book on popular music is that checking out gigs becomes a form of field research. And while I’ve enjoyed every moment of “research” that’s brought me to the far-flung sides of Makati (Saguijo, B-Side), Kati Ave. (Route 169), and even up the mountains into Baguio (R.I.P. Ayuyang Bar), it’s been even more exciting to be able to help bring a little bit of the Manila indie rock scene’s energy back home to the U.S., to share with stateside friends, musicians, and audiences.

Vex Ruffin

My wife turned me onto this Filipino brother straight out of Chino Hills, CA. His name is Vex Ruffin. I recently checked out a live performance at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.

RAKENROL – The After Screenings & Parties Blog Post

I must confess I slept all day Sunday. Totally, exhausted from the RAKENROL screenings in LA and SF. With those screenings came after-parties, live performances, mini-reunions, late-night hangs and all around gud tymes! LOS ANGELES Take a listen to the DJ Un-G & DJ Joelquiz…

RAKENROL LA Screening After Party

RAKENROL LA Screening After Party @ Far Bar 347 E 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 No Cover 21 & Over After checking out the LAAPFF screening of RAKENROL, come to the after party, hang with the filmmakers and listen to the sounds of OPM…