Articles, Burger Records, Garage Rock, Ghosts, Interviews, L.A. Record, Performers, Personal Shit, Politics, Religion, Satan, Satan's Favorite Bands, Songwriters

Jessie Jones interview up on L.A. RECORD

This was a fun one: an interview with my old pal, Jessie Jones, who I first met seemingly yesterday when she was a teenager, a member of Feeding People, and now have to stand back and admire as a full-grown solo artist! Truth be told, the interview we did at Sage to prepare for this […]

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BRGR TV, Burger Records, Garage Rock, Performers, Personal Shit, Photography, Punk, Satan's Favorite Bands, Shows

Great photos from Burger Boogaloo 2015 (including some of yours truly)!

I think bands only let me interview them because they can’t help but look better in comparison to me?

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Albums, Bands, Garage Rock, Performers, Poetry, Songwriters, WORDS

WORDS “Earwig” Cassette Release Party w/ Guy Blakeslee, KERA, and Jessie Jones. April 19 at Pehrspace!

Instrumentally they’re a force in their own right–but when fronted by DM Collins (poet, TV star, and L.A. RECORD ne’er-do-well) they will scare you into forgetting everything you thought you knew about live music. And as an added treat, they’ll be accompanied by Stephen Kalinich, the only poet ever produced by Brian Wilson, and the unofficial 8th member of the Beach Boys, who wrote songs for such albums as Friends and 20/20.

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Articles, Bands, Garage Rock, Interviews, L.A. Record, Los Angeles

my very, very long interview with Jimmy Espinoza of Thee Midnighters is up at L.A. RECORD.

Read it here. -D. M.  Collins

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dublab, Garage Rock, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Personal Shit, Shows

my return to the Garage, AKA the Virgil

Tonight I am DJing an event with dublab at the Virgil. For those who know me, I used to DJ every week at the Garage, many, many years ago, and then had a set once a week at dublab. So for me, DJing a dublab event at the Virgil is a super double-backed reverse return to my much younger self!

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Bands, Books, Country Rock, Folk, Garage Rock, Los Angeles, Performers, Personal Shit, Songwriters, Television

the eagle never hunts the fly

I just finished reading Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood.  While it was cool to read about Frank Zappa’s log cabin and Joni Mitchell living with Stephen Stills, I have to admit that in my heart, I still prefer balls-out rockers to any of these hippie fucks.  What the fuck can Stephen Stills tell me […]

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Albums, Garage Rock, Glam Rock, Obituaries, Punk, The Stooges

Ron Asheton RIP

Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead today.  He was only 60. Though all obituaries about him will start by mentioning his work with the Stooges, including mine, I think perhaps he’d prefer to be remembered for some of his work without Iggy Pop.  So here it is, a track from his mid-seventies hard rock […]

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Garage Rock, Other Stuff, Performers, Shows, Songwriters

Ty Segall

I just saw this kid twice in one week–one of my bands played with him under a bridge in Frisco, where he performed as a two-piece, and then I caught him playing at a house party in Echo Park Friday night just by his lonesome.  He’s been in a bunch of awesome bands, like Epsilons […]

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Bands, Farfisa, Garage Rock

the Satelliters have a new video

This is one of my favorite garage bands from Germany–and I’m including the Monks and the early Beatles in that list!  The Satelliters discs on Dionysus have always rocked, and this new video’s tremolo keyboards don’t disappoint.

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Bands, Garage Rock, Los Angeles, Mr. T's Bowl, Performers, Personal Shit, Shows, Surf Music

one more month until the Trashwomen play Los Angeles!

Specifically, they’re playing Mr. T’s Bowl in Highland Park!  I can’t believe how awesome this is.  Imagine your favorite underground band that was active in your college years that you never got to see.  Then modify that by maybe a thousand and you’ll know what I’m talking about. I actually had a panic attack this […]

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