Built in 1932 as a general store where travelers could pick up picnic supplies and ice,the Deer Lodgealso served as a place for hunters to skin deer, hence the name. In the 1930s and '40s its basement was reputed to be a secret gathering spot for gamblers and ladies of the night, and in 1947 it was transformed yet again into a popular bar and dance hall. By the 1960s, it had become a rugged roadhouse, where cowboys, bikers and hunters could shoot pool, play darts and get into a brawl or two.
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Rooted in Americana, country and hillbilly influences, this band delivers soul donning beards, overalls, and flannel. They sit at the throne of a revival scene in their native Oakdale. Watch avideoand anothervideoandanother one
Restavrant is junkyard high art. Electrocana, roots, punk, country and slide blues merge through the mad science of frontman Troy Murrah's beer soaked grumble and his drummer's homemade drum set's beer buckle breaks. Watch avideoand anothervideo
Johnny la Rocha’s grainy vocals and irreverent lyrics evoke a juke joint bluesman, a libidinous southern rocker, and a tender-hearted, crooning cowboy. His band juxtaposes stripped down rock songs with lavish, quasi-psychedelic arrangements, next to wailing country folk. Watch avideoand anothervideo
The band swirls together ukulele with whatever sounds, toys and instruments they enjoy into a pleasant, lo-fi sound, rooted in the sort of fun, sappy, playful and sneaky tunes you find in late-50s American Rock and Soul. Visually, the outfits, toys, lights and bubbling test tubes are a feast. It’s a PBS daycare set. Watch avideoand anothervideo
The New L.A. Folk Festivalformed in 2010 by Daiana Feuer and James Cartwright to harness the emerging new folk community in Southern California culture. Not every show can take place on a mythical mountain ranch, but some bands manage to deliver a slice of that atmosphere when they perform for city-folk at a concert. It's acoustic and electronic, traditional and experimental, throwbacks and progressive ideas rooted in the whimsical present. Committed to creating a truly unique experience for audiences as well as bands, the Folk Fest seeks unique venues, non-venues, turns stages into forests, and is obsessed with cowboys and ghost towns.
I live for adventure! I've been in rock bands, movies, plays and on TV. I adore animals, motorcycles get my heart racing and I also have a passion for sushi and ice cream (not at the same time). I was the Queen of the 31st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. I am also a professional belly dancer (swords are my speciality), a Polynesian/Tahitian dance student and a full-time journalist. Here, I'll share some of my life- who I meet and where I go in the music scene, as well as music news, and any other intriguing people, places and things I come across. **PLEASE NOTE: Here I will also post excerpts from press releases I receive with information on upcoming entertainment events and news.** Welcome and keep on rockin'!
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