Hollywood Alley

NEW SHOW ALERT: 07/30/10:The Tattle Tales(New York)/The Jerk Officers/The Cosmeticators/TA-80

July 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on NEW SHOW ALERT: 07/30/10:The Tattle Tales(New York)/The Jerk Officers/The Cosmeticators/TA-80 · Events

It’s been way too long since the last Tattle Tales record, but all the hallmarks of their signature power-pop sound are here – zippy synth riffs, harmony background vocals, scintillating melodies. Feeling bad hasn’t felt this good since the Archies.

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

06/15/10: The Return of The DOLLYROTS

June 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on 06/15/10: The Return of The DOLLYROTS · Events

The Dollyrots are one girl and two boys. They’re a punk rock band but their CDs are very pop. They are on Blackheart Records.

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

New Show Alert! 04/10/10: William Leadpistol/The Father Figures/Vinyl.45/The Cosmeticators

March 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on New Show Alert! 04/10/10: William Leadpistol/The Father Figures/Vinyl.45/The Cosmeticators · Events





Father Figures are three veterans of the Phoenix (National and even Interplanetary) music scene have come together to make their version of post-punk

William LeadPistol sound like a live practice with a hint of progress.

Vinyl.45 sound like The bastard stepchildren of Keith Richards and David Bowie...

The Cosmeticators are Chela, Dee, and Amy. Their myspace page turns your cursor into lipstick.

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

New Show Alert! 03/19/10: WHITE FLAG DOWN (L.A.) with The Cosmeticators, Janitors of Anarchy, and The Round Eyes (Tucson)

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on New Show Alert! 03/19/10: WHITE FLAG DOWN (L.A.) with The Cosmeticators, Janitors of Anarchy, and The Round Eyes (Tucson) · Events



FROM THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES COMES THE HARD HITTING AND VERY REAL SOUND OF WHITE FLAG DOWN. THE BAND MIXES ROCK AND ROLL DONE WRONG WITH PUNK ROCK DONE RIGHT TO GET A SOUND THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS. WE COULD TYPE OUT A WHOLE BIG STORY OF WHO WE HAVE PLAYED WITH,WHAT BANDS WEVE BEEN IN..BUT FUCK IT!!LISTEN TO THE MUSIC..IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!! *

[Read more →]

Tags: ···

New Show Altert! 03/14/10 – MISS DERRINGER

March 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Events




Miss Derringer is a Los Angeles based rock band fronted by singer and underground artist Elizabeth McGrath and her husband/songwriter Morgan Slade. Rounding out the band's lineup are Sylvain de Muizon (bass), Cody James (drums) and Ben Shields (lead guitar).

Miss Derringer is heavily influenced by American music of the late 50s and early 60s - particularly the vintage sounds of outlaw country, early 60s girl group pop.

The band's lyrics deal with "honkytonk" subjects like prison, poverty, sobriety, God, death, marriage, murder, and alcohol.

Miss Derringer has opened up for several notable acts including Bad Religion, Blondie, John Doe,IAMX and Tiger Army.

Miss Derringer has released two albums with Sympathy for the Record Industry. The first King James, Crown Royal, and a Colt 45 was released in 2004.

Their second album Lullabies includes guest musicians such as drummer Clem Burke from Blondie and was co-produced by Derek O'Brien of Social Distortion and The Adolescents.

In 2007, Miss Derringer released the 2 song ep "Black Tears" electronically, on Stay Gold Records. Black Tears was produced by John Kastner of the Doughboys and All Systems Go! The song "Black Tears" and its remix version have been featured on the television show How I Met Your Mother

In 2008 the band signed a "strategic partnership" marketing deal with noted Advertising Agency Deutsch Inc. In late 2008 Miss Derringer was selected by Morgans Hotel Group as one several bands to participate in their "Recess is on" campaign, and was filmed performing a live version of their song "better Run Away From Me" at the Mondrian Hotel in Ls Angeles.

In February of 2009 Miss Derringer signed a record deal with Los Angeles label Triple X Records, who will release the band's third album "Winter Hill" in July of 2009.

[Read more →]

Tags: ··