Von Johnson’s ascent to prominence began in 2010 when he joined the storied Los Angeles hard rock act Faster Pussycat, playing alongside iconic and charismatic frontman Taime Downe for the next decade. Von Johnson subsequently joined L.A. Guns in 2018, where he continues to showcase his captivating stage presence and serve as the quintessential complement to revered six-stringer Tracii Guns.
Do you feel like joining Big Drink for a pint before banging the boredom out of your monotonous lives? It Was Supposed To Be So Easy can be your launching pad. Make sure to listen to every track as something new, and not like a string of the sameness you have had before.
The summer had officially reached its sultry midpoint, I was newly eighteen, and I was given the gift of Wolf Alice in the most unexpected way: a YouTube ad promoting their debut studio album My Love Is Cool. The ad began with clips from the “Moaning Lisa Smile” music video and ended with a still of the very understated My Love Is Cool album cover. I didn’t need to listen to another one of their songs to know that I was hooked. For the rest of the summer, I made exploring Wolf Alice’s discography my one and only goal.
During the original UK Punk movement, many bands came out of the woodwork. One of the more iconic bands was The Vibrators. One of the driving forces behind The Vibrators is talented vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, Knox. Knox is one of the hardest working guys in Punk, playing with countless groups and working on numerous projects.
We caught up with veteran bassist, Kevin Baldes, of stalwart SoCal Pop Punk outfit, Lit. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his origins in music, the history of Lit, the band’s new music, Kevin’s love for KISS, Van Halen, vinyl, and a whole lot more.
When the Punk explosion happened in the late 70s, a million bands came out of the woodwork. Only some of those bands created a legitimate impact on the scene. Out of those bands, only some created genre-defining albums that helped set the pace for the era.
For those who love the past and present of the genre, Pop Punk and Emo aren’t dead, and in “Batter Health,” we have full-fledged proof.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with guitarist, Bill Stephens or the seminal Punk band, Naked Raygun. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, Naked Raygun’s first record in thirty years, remembering bassist Pierre Kezdy, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Beat Zeller, the founder of Voodoo RhythmRecords, and also the de facto leader of Psychobilly Punk outfit, The Monsters. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, the origins of Voodoo Records, what’s next for The Monsters, his opinion of the Punk scene today, and what he’s looking forward to most once COVID-19 breaks.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Punk Rock legend, Jeff Wolfe of The Furys. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, The Furys newest music, his opinion of the music scene today, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.