Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sad Robot Rocks the VOTE!

Katherine Pawlak Rocks Fans at The Staples Center

Katherine Pawlak, Nick Perez, Michael Marigliano, and Chris Razze all share one thing in common…their love for Sad Robots. Their music is a combined effort of quirky meets indie rock. Powerful, cutting edge lyrics are sung with intensity over amazing guitar riffs, bass lines, and big a** drums courtesy of Chris Razze the real robot of the group.  Selected as one of four finalists out of, and I was only just informed, over 2000 music submissions from all over the country, if you haven’t seen them live, don’t miss the music of these Steam Punk inspired shooting stars online! 

Chris Razze Drums Robot Love at The Staples Center

Now it’s time to vote for our favorite  band in Los Angeles.  98.7 FM will be hosting a CD release party for their new upcoming EP.  FOX aired them on live TV and they rocked the Staples Center Jumbo Tron, their sponsors, Rocco’s Old School Tatoo, Schecter Guitar, who awarded them a fine instrument for their selection, Mickey Yeh and The who just published a 3 part feature on them and most of all LA Kings fans who stuck around to hear Little Miss Bi-Polar and mechanicals get down even after the game started!    

Mike Marigliano Thanks Schecter Guitars with Some Robot Rock!

Show us some Sad Robot love and visit their official LA Kings page and vote!  And you can “love” them as many times as you want (that’s kinda hot) by visiting the link:

Vote for SAD ROBOT!

Nick Razze Robot Romances LA Kings Fans

Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week coming to a close on one of the rainiest days we’ve seen here in Los Angeles.  Created by journalists, Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know. Find out more by clicking the poster link or visit:

… and how about those Marathoners?!  Sunset Blvd. was never-the-less packed with people as devotees and die hards of the Los Angeles Marathon ran through the off and on downpour this morning enthusiastically cheered on by everyone who thought they were crazier than a loon for doing it but courageous for braving the “elements.”  This IS California after all.  It’s supposed to be sunny.


LA Kings Love SAD ROBOT. Ice Ice Baby! Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

The Disgruntled Sherpa Project Attacks Pharmaceutical Industry with Sick Young Man

Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 2011 –

Prolific Philly indie scene mainstays, The Disgruntled Sherpa Project launch ess em 53, their eighth studio album, with a CD release show on Friday March 18th, 2011, at Fergie’s in downtown Philadelphia, PA.

Kicking off with “Sick Young Man” a pounding and piercing anthem about the pharmaceutical industry and the human guinea pigs used in drug testing, the album registers a noticeably harder edge than previous work, and marks a return to the three guitar system the band utilized from 2002 until their 2009 hit LP Scrambled Eggs. The track was chosen as a companion promotional song for the documentary Control Group from Sugar Hill Productions. “Lunare” a song on the disc written for the short film Lunar Eclipse is by far the most delicate of all of the tracks and there is a heavy blues and hillbilly country influence on “Smokin’ Joe,” an homage to Philadelphia’s own Smokin’ Joe Frazier and “Back Porch Door,” which Boylan describes as a “moonshine and crystal meth anti-adultery paean.” Revenge is also on the menu as vengeance soaks through the haunting, western tinged “War Machine” and the heavily cathartic “Don’t Try Me”. The band also keeps one foot in the 90’s, one in the 70’s and their head in the 60’s with the grungy “Not Alone”, the classic rock of “Landing Gear” and the psychedelic “No Way Home.”

“Each album we’ve done has a slightly different feel and sound to it mainly because it’s a different band essentially,” Boylan says. “And this incarnation I think is the most dynamic and easily my favorite to play with.”

The Scrambled Eggs release was the bands first to rely mainly on two guitars and more heavily on piano and keyboards. With the arrival of lead guitarist Reginald DeJesus, replacing original guitarist Dan Perry and new drummer John Vasudevan, the band’s material is some of their most dynamic to date.

DeJesus and Vasudevan join original members guitarists Joe Boylan and George Wright and bassist Walt Mamaluy. ess em 53, is the band’s third album recorded at Music Box Production Studios with producer/engineer David Reilly who also plays piano and keys on the band’s recordings. The official public album release will be on March 22nd. The Disgruntled Sherpa Project is based in Philadelphia, PA.

Joe Boylan: Guitars, banjo, harmonica, vocals
Walt Mamaluy: Bass, percussion, vocals
George Wright: Guitars, vocals
Reginald DeJesus: Lead Guitar, vocals
John Vasudevan: Drums, percussion

CD Release gig:
Friday March 18th
9 PM
$7.00 at the door. No advanced ticket sales.
Fergie’s Pub
1214 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 928-8118

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