Author Archives: Fleur the Kiwi

Heart of Rock interview: Downey Orrick. Guitarist. The Road Crew, The Jaded.

Fleur the Kiwi Downey Orrick is lead guitarist for San Francisco Bay Area-based bands The Road Crew and The Jaded. Downey emailed his answers to the Heart of Rock questions. Check out The Jaded here, and The Road Crew here. From now [...] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Map of a Lifetime – Janet Atteberry

Janet Atteberry I’d had an idea in my head for a while. I love traveling and I have this thing for compasses and pocket watches. I’m sure there is a psychological reason for all of it but that is an [...] Read more »

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Shiprocked 2014

Rock ‘n’ roller Melissa Strenko was our eyes and ears on the 2014 Shiprocked Cruise. A veteran of the cruise, she reports that this year’s four-day shipboard rock-til-you-drop extravaganza was the best yet — and Papa Roach win her prize [...] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Phoenix Rising — Kathleen M.

Kathleen M. I have been through a lot these last few years. My dad passed away, and three months later, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few months after that, my youngest was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview. Ashley Purdy. Bassist. Black Veil Brides

Fleur the Kiwi Ashley Purdy is the bass player for Black Veil Brides. In true glam metal tradition (Nikki Sixx, anyone?), he regularly puts himself flamboyantly front and center on stage and genuinely enjoys engaging with the audience. He also channels [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Jimmy Arceneaux. Frontman, Guitarist. Soldier, Rexx, New Idol Son, Wonderland, Swerver

Hazelzworld A well-known member of  the Bay Area music scene in the ’80s and early ’90s, Jimmy Arcenaux fronted a number of bands, including Soldier, New Idol Sun, Wonderland, The Motherhouse (Wonderland’s alter ego “for like a week”), Los Bastaardos de [...] Read more »

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If it feels right, it’s rock & roll. An interview with The Road Crew

Fleur the Kiwi Photography by Rockin’ Ryan, Rockin’ Ryan’s Garage Crashing the energy of punk into late ’80s Sunset Strip–style glam metal, SF Bay Area rockers The Road Crew have shared the bill with Jetboy and Hanoi Rocks cofounder Michael Monroe. [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview. Cindy Blackman Santana. Drummer. Another Lifetime, solo artist.

Fleur the Kiwi “Never let anyone disturb your peace.” As passionate about living true to one’s self as she is about drumming (which has been an inextricable part of her true self since she was 7), Cindy Blackman Santana was [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Tony Cupito. Drummer. Beware of Darkness.

Fleur the Kiwi Tony Cupito is the drummer for LA-based Beware of Darkness, an alt rock band with a psychedelic edge that caught our attention at the 2013 Uproar Festival. Tony started playing music at age 10, at first dabbling [...] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: Warrior strength — Yamilet

Yamilet 1. I am a diehard NY Giants fan and I always say I bleed blue. So it’s the NY logo with blue blood drops. 2. The Dragon (which is on my back left side) represents part of the ying/yang [...] Read more »

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