Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:19 pm


Don Dio

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One of the benefits of no longer being married and not having kids is I get to go to a lot of concerts (160 thus far in 3 years).  Because most of my friends are all married and have kids, I generally go to a lot of these shows solo, which to me is no big deal.  I tend to meet a lot of interesting people along the way.

Since my friends and officemates think I'm a little odd for loving this Japanese band, Scandal, so much, I figured there would be no better place to find a like-minded rocker in the LA area than here in Scandal Heaven. 

Anyway, below is a list of shows I'm going to (or plan to go to) until the end of the year.  It will probably grow as more shows get announced.  If there is anyone out there in SH in and around LA that would like to meet up at one of these shows, have a few beers and debate the finer points of Scandal's music, please send me a message or write below.  And if you just want to discuss any of these bands in general down below in the forum, I'm cool with that, too. 

9/30 - Dweezil Zappa (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
10/3 - Tal Wilkenfeld  (El Rey, Miracle Mile)
10/4  - Blind Guardian (Fonda Theater, Hollywood)
10/6 - ZZ Top/Greg Allman/Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Greek Theater, Los Feliz)
10/7 - Tony MacAlpine (Baked Potato, Universal City)
10/13 - Smokey Robinson (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
10/21 - Sebastien Bach (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
10/22 - Letters To Cleo (Troubadour, West Hollywood)
10/29 - The Adicts (El Rey, Miracle Mile)
10/30 - Alice Cooper (Pantages Theater, Hollywood)
11/1 - Bad Religion (The Observatory, Santa Ana) [tentative]
11/4 - The Smithereens (Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood)
11/5 - Dee Snider (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
12/1 - Marc Ford (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
12/2 - Diamond Head (Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood)
12/3 - George Benson (Saban Theater, Beverly Hills)
12/6 - The Pretty Reckless (Mayan Theater, Downtown LA)
12/9 - Robert Cray (The Rose, Pasadena)
12/11 - Leon Russell (Canyon Club, Agora Hills) [tentative]
12/15 - Animals As Leaders/Intervals/Plini (Mayan Theater, Downtown LA)
12/17 - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Fonda Theater, Hollywood)
12/18 - Stevie Nicks/The Pretenders (LA Forum, Inglewood)
12/20 - Cracker/Camper Von Beethoven (Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood)

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:35 pm


tonymiller

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Wow that it a lot of bands !
And being my wife said I saw Scandal last year so I had no reason to go and see them again I am REALLY jealous Happy


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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:34 pm


Qberto

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Impressive and varied roster!  I saw Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker, and Letters to Cleo a while ago.

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:04 pm


Don Dio

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@tonymiller
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I had to bite my proverbial lip during your exchange in another thread regarding your wife's directive.  I felt your pain.  I had that, too, but more so in my compulsive CD-buying habit.  I'd hate to send you the full list of all the bands I've seen in the last few years alone.

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Good for you.  Hope the shows were good.  I haven't seen Cracker or Cleo perform live in 20 years, and CVB was even longer.  I think it was in '88 or '89.  I was surprised to find out Cleo reunited this year.  The Troubadour is the perfect venue for them.

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:13 pm


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I dont think I have any shows planned for this year other than Silent Siren this friday and then RHCP in March 2017. 

To be honest I dont know any of the bands you listed except maybe 3-4, but if you're planning on going to other stuff keep this thread updated because I might be interested in hitting it up


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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:46 pm


Don Dio

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@Noodles

I'll keep it going.  I plan to eventually get a ticket for RHCP.  Trombone Shorty is opening up.  I saw him perform last week, and he is terrific.  It's like late 70's era horn-driven R&B, ala Kool & the Gang or Earth Wind & Fire, but without the vocal harmonies.

As a Scandal fan I suggest checking out The Adicts.  They're a classic British punk band with very punchy, short, melodic songs-- much like Scandal's earlier garage rock sound.  Of course, they are much rougher around the edges than Scandal, but equally as fun live show.  A couple of  samples to consider...

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:20 am


Don Dio

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Adding to the overall list.  Just got tickets:

10/1 - The Descendents (Palladium, Hollywood)
10/23 - Last In Line (Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood)

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:41 am


Qberto

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I saw CVB in support of the Key Lime Pie LP and Cracker supporting their first LP so it was a while ago. Camper Van Beethoven were a great group of musicians.
Saw Letters to Cleo in the early '90s in a club back east.
Wow, you bounce from punk to funk to metal. Again, I admire your variety of musical appreciation.

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:41 pm


Don Dio

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Time to update my list of upcoming shows.  Most of these are general admission, so if anyone wants to get a ticket and join me I welcome the company:

11/21 - L7 (Echoplex, Echo Park)
11/30 - Ron Carter (Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood)
12/3 - George Benson (Saban Theater, Beverly Hills)
12/6 - The Pretty Reckless (Mayan Theater, Downtown LA)
12/9 - Robert Cray (The Rose, Pasadena)
12/11 - Leon Russell (Canyon Club, Agora Hills) {sadly, Leon passed away this weekend}
12/15 - Animals As Leaders/Intervals/Plini (Mayan Theater, Downtown LA)
12/17 - Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Fonda Theater, Hollywood)
12/18 - Stevie Nicks/The Pretenders (LA Forum, Inglewood)
12/23 - Fishbone (The Roxy, Hollywood)
12/28 - X/Mike Watt (The Roxy, Hollywood)
12/30 - Cracker/Camper Von Beethoven (Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood)
1/13 - WAR (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
1/20 - Metal Allegiance (Anaheim Grove, Anaheim)
1/21 - Eric Johnson (The Rose, Pasadena) [tentative: got the folks in town]
1/22 - STYX (Saban Theater, Beverly Hills)
1/29 - Ace Frehley/Enuff Z'Nuff (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
2/18 - Adam Ant (The Observatory, San Diego)
2/25 - Overkill (Anaheim Grove, Anaheim)
3/2 - Y&T (Canyon Club, Agora Hills)
3/16 - Saxon/UFO (Belasco Theater, Downtown LA)
5/21 - Robin Trower (Wiltern, Koreatown LA)

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:52 am


Qberto

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Seeing your list makes me realize one thing I really miss about living in SoCal; the variety of shows to go to. L7, Ron Carter, Robert Cray, Fishbone; punk metal, jazz, blues, to the musical mosaic that is Fishbone. I am jealous!
I'll pass on some of the 80's hair metal though.



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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:45 am


tonymiller

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Yes I am lucky enough to live only 50 minutes from London by train so there are always cool people to go and see.


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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:41 pm


Don Dio

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There is also a lot of good unsigned talent in Los Angeles, which I'd like to think I'm one of. 

Being near a major city is always a bonus for a music fan.  I have thought of moving, but aside from my profession really only existing here, the thought of not getting the musical variety of acts was a big deterrent to relocate.

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Re: Los Angeles Rockers Unite
Posted on Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:46 am


Don Dio

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There is a chance a friend may have to cancel on me for a show tomorrow night at The Regent Theater in Downtown LA.  The band is The Expendables, they're a semi-reggae/punk band from Santa Cruz.  On the punk side they're similar to Rancid or Pennywise.  Reggae is reggae.

Anyway, I'm offering up a free ticket for anyone interested in meeting up.  Opening acts are Tribal Theory (reggae) and Law (rock).  Starts at 8:00.

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