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Public Image Ltd.: John Lydon Still Brings Some Rotten Mischief

 “Whoever you vote for, make sure it’s the right one.”

John Lydon had the election on his mind at last week’s PiL show at LA’s Club Nokia. Wearing a black and white color block shirt, neon orange suspenders, graphic art shoes with striped socks, and his tangerine-blond hair at spiked attention, Lydon led PiL, his post-Sex Pistols band of the last 30 years, through a 2-hour set, while still bringing a little bit of Johnny Rotten many came to see.

Read my full review on Yahoo!

And do what Johnny says – VOTE!

Photos of John Lydon by Kastle Waserman

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The Checkers, International Swingers: Rock!

I’m a rocker. When I feel excited, happy, angry, frustrated or I just want to drown out my noisy neighbors, I put in my earbuds and rock out. Music has always given me a boost from when I was a teenager and decided I want to move to Los Angeles to become a music journalist (I covered music and nightclubs for the Los Angeles Times for 5 years) to now. I have an entire wall of shelves dedicated to my massive music collection including vinyl, CDs and books. I refuse to give it up in favor of much more compact digital versions. (Yes, moving is hell!) Though I don’t hit the clubs every night like I used to, I still get out for a good show once in a while. Below are some photos from a recent show with the Checkers and International Swingers that reunited me with some old friends and classic rock stars.

The Checkers

I feel like I’ve grown up with singer Julie Green, we’ve known each other so long. Her band is a savvy mix of cool girly pop, mod and new wave. She’s got a rad ‘60s style that I love but she can break you with some punk rawk attitude! Check out their CDs “Running with Scissors” and “Make a Move.”


The International Swingers

Talk about all stars! Featuring former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Blondie’s Clem Burke, Gene Loves Jezebel/Generation X/The Alarm’s James Stevenson and 20 Flight Rockers’ Gary Twinn, this band blew the roof off lil’ ol’ Skinny’s bar in North Hollywood for a not-so-secret show before they headed out for an Australian tour. They performed hits from all of their previous bands and the crowd went absolutely ballistic, especially when they busted out a little Pistols’ anarchy. Yeah! Bring it!

See photos from the show here.

Rock on,

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