Tag: Bay Area

Tattoo Tuesday: Sean Okin – Rosilyn

Hazelzworld – On August 26, I tapped the Facebook icon on my phone and immediately saw a post from my long time friend Sean. It was not his usual happy, inspirational, aloha posts. This one was written by someone who [...] 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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BAM! An interview with Brad Lang — part 2

Fleur the Kiwi Three years ago, Brad Lang  was getting his ass kicked by the house he was remodeling, when his phone rang. It was legendary Norcal band Y&T, mid-tour, asking if he were available to stand in for Phil Kennemore, the original [...] Read more »

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BAM! An interview with Brad Lang of Y&T — part 1

Fleur the Kiwi Three years ago, Brad Lang  was getting his ass kicked by the house he was remodeling, when his phone rang. It was legendary Norcal band Y&T, mid-tour, asking if he were available to stand in for Phil Kennemore, the [...] Read more »

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Vintage Trouble – live at the Oakland Coliseum, 2/1/13

hazelzworld A coworker asked me if I was going to see the Who play on Friday night. I told her yes, and she said that I would love Vintage Trouble, the opening band. Fleur and I were not disappointed. They [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Tony Musallam. Guitarist, vocalist. Restrayned.

hazelzworld Tony Musallam is the lead guitar player (and sometimes vocalist) for Restrayned, a hard rock band in Northern California. Find them at restrayned.com, facebook.com/restrayned, and twitter.com/RestraynedBand. Tony sent his written answers to the Heart of Rock questions. From now until the end [...] Read more »

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The Future of Rock: Haunted by Heroes

Because Todd Kerns’ accomplishments aren’t making me feel inadequate enough as a human, let me introduce you to Haunted by Heroes. They’re still working the local scene in California (based out of Pacifica), and by working the local scene I [...] Read more »

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On touring and stealing music: An interview with Johnny Lima — part 2

Fleur the Kiwi Singer/songwriter/producer Johnny Lima has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene since the early ’90s. After fronting a couple of popular local Bay Area bands, he released his debut solo album in 1996. He’s now deep [...] Read more »

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The Dave Rude Band Has The Key

spandexpanda Dave Rude might be best known for his guitar work with Tesla– he’s currently on tour with them now. But before Tesla came a knockin’, Rude formed Dave Rude Band in 2005, and he continues to write, record and [...] Read more »

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