Girls put on an excellent show last Thursday. Great feedback from Girls fans from all over the world regarding this show at Pappy and Harriet’s. Based on the response from the show and Christopher Owens magnetic charm can we predict Girls headlining Coachella in the near future?

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Brody Dalle shared her new track ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ to the Pappy’s crowd the titled track to her new solo album 'Diploid Love’ which drops on April 28th. Dalle was in good spirits cranking through her punk fused set as her hubby Josh Homme looked on. She dedicated her last song to Alejandra.

She also wished happy birthday to a thirteen year old boy who came down from Santa Barbara to see her show.

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Grimes is a must see artist at Coachella 2013. Tickets are available for the second weekend. Your other option is to fly to Asia to see her live. A photo from the IROCKPHOTOS archives.

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Haim at Coachella on Friday. Haim talked about that they have been at Coachella every year since 2004 but never purchased tickets. Holes in Goldenvoice security that most do not know about.  Excellent performance by Haim on Friday.

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Claire Boucher current project Grimes stirred Old Town Pasadena  on Saturday at the Make Music Festival. Excited fans surronded the security gates and caused a little security concern causing the set to be cut short. I was impressed with Claire’s love for her fans prior to the show instead of staying in her air conditioned trailer she reached out to her fans saying hello and taking pictures with them before her set. Its nice to see that she appreciated the thousands of people that came out to see her set. My kudos also goes to the Make Music Pasadena Festival for putting on a FREE music festival that showcased excellent music in Old Town Pasadena. 

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend. My follower’s favorite photos from IROCK PHOTOS. Yes its Girls and Christopher Owens from a Pre-Coachella show in April. 

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The very cool and hot Dee Dee Penny took the Outdoor stage at Coachella yesterday with her customary black looking like an erotic vulture. Clad for the weather Dee Dee decided to wear pasties an sensual endeavor to cool down.

The Dum Dum Girls cranked through a twelve song set which featured tunes from their new record Too True with “Rimbaud Eyes,” “In the Wake of You,” and “Lost Boys & Girl’s Club. “ Fan response was higher when the first note of “Bedroom Eyes” was received. Dee ended the set with an amazing rendition of “Coming Down,” from their album Only in Dreams.

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If you missed Grimes at the Jimmy Fallon show this summer Claire Boucher is back in the US at the end of the month. Earlier this year IROCKPHOTOS photographed her at the Make Music Festival in Pasadena and the set was cut short due to the over capacity crowd. So if you have not purchased your tickets go buy them now. Grimes tour dates:

09-25 Hudson, NY - Basilica Hudson

09-26 Boston, MA - Paradise

09-27 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

09-28 Baltimore, MD - The Coward Shoe

09-29 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall  

10-01 Atlanta, GA - The Basement

10-02 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree

10-03 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge 

10-05 Dallas, TX - Trees

10-06 Austin, TX - Beauty Ballroom 

10-08 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom  

10-09 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre

10-11 San Diego, CA - Porters Pub

10-15 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge  

10-17 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore

10-19 Calgary, Alberta - Saits The Gateway

10-20 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Louis Pub 

10-22 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater 

10-26 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

10-28 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Christopher Owens from Girls at the Pre-Coachella Music Festival show at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneer Town last night. Catch Girls at the Outdoor Stage tonight at Coachella. Excellent Intimate set by this band at this iconic venue. If you live in the Coachella Valley and  you thought tickets were sold out guess again. There are limited available tickets today for Coachella Valley Residents. Golden Voice’s way of saying thanks to local residents.

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Christopher Owens from Girls at the Pre-Coachella Music Festival show at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneer Town last Thursday. Special thanks to all the Tumblr fans who love Girls!!!!!!!!! I have also attached the set list from Thursday’s show.

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Another photo of Grimes excellent performance at last weeks Make Music Pasadena Festival. If you love Grimes re-blog this photo. She will be back in So Cal in the fall at the El Rey.

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Nina Diaz and the rest of Girl in a Coma are touring right now, you should see them live and while you are seeing this picture go “Like” their Facebook page. They will be back in California in June and they are traveling to Dublin, Ireland to talk about the Moz.


A photo from the IROCKPHOTOS archives.

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Nina Diaz ringleader and lead vocalist of Girl in a Coma last Friday night at the Echoplex on Sunset in LA.  There is still time to catch this amazing band.

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4/30 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows

5/01 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

5/04 – Portland, OR – Dante’s

5/05 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project

5/06 – Boise, ID – Neuroplex

5/07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kirby Court

5/09 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

 5/10 – El Paso, TX – Trick Falls 

*GIAC only


Named after the skateboarding motto “Fuck it, Dog Life’s a risk” FIDLAR self titled new record with a surf punk sound is a must buy record from this LA based band. Follow this band on their Tumblr for current tour dates in Europe returning to the USA in mid-March. You can also download a free EP directly from Tumblr.

A photo from the IROCKPHOTOS archives.

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 The Dum Dum Girls at Pappy and Harriet’s earlier this month. Great band and Great performance.

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Lars Frederiksen with Rancid at 2012 Hootenanny in Irvine, CA, USA. As you can see by his guitar Lars is a big fan of Millwall Football Club. Plenty of shows coming up in Europe. Excellent performance by Rancid.

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One of the benefits of photographing great performers like Grimes is that sometimes you get to see the artist before they go on stage unvarnished. At the Make Music Festival in Pasadena earlier this summer the promoters set up an air conditioned artist trailer so the artist could get away from the summer heat before they hit the stage. But instead of relaxing in comfort. Claire Boucher spent about a half hour signing autographs and shaking hands with some of the thousands of fans on the other side of the barrier who waited to see her perform. So its no surprise that Grimes sold out her two shows at the El Rey in LA. 

You can see Claire in San Diego on October 11 at Porter’s Pub, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr.92037, La Jolla, CA, USA

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