Photobucket Hell Ya!: 4/27/08 - 5/4/08

Thursday, May 01, 2008

get to know VENUS INFERS (especially if you like Razorlight as much as I do)

I have been so f-ing busy that I forgot to give a quick recap of the last 1029310374 hell ya nights - - - so before I forget AGAIN - I wanted to quickly post about Venus Infers.

I first heard about this band from LARRY LITTLE from his kick ass TANKFARM compilation. Right away I loved the track, and when I saw a photo of the band I instantly thought of KINGS OF LEON. (hot)
These guys are damn good. I mean really good. I couldn't take my eyes off the lead singer for a number of reasons: 1) he's really pretty 2) he's really tall and super thin (*i like my rockstars to dissapear when they turn sideways!) 3) he's got some serious pipes 4) he started and played the whole set SHIRTLESS! SEE PHOTO

(mind you this is at the ECHO, i'm sure most people in the audience were put off by this, but I applaud them for having the balls to do it. Take that hipsters. If you got it, flaunt it! If you don't, create it! haha

So for fans of Johnny Borrell (RAZORLIGHT) & Kings Of Leon, etc.... this may be your new favorite band!

VENUS INFERS 'London's Raining' youtube video

**Thanks to all the bands who played, because the whole HELL YA! lineup was awesome - BIRDS OF AVALON and CAVIL AT REST both SLAYED live. Will somebody please get CAVIL AT REST a great producer that can capture their live show?

Head over to ROCKINSIDER to read more about the show and download mp3's. JAXwrote a great recap of the show on her blog HERE and posted photos from the night on her Flickr page HERE.)

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

oh yeah, he is the satisfier!

I cannot believe how long it took me to tell you guys all about this phenomenal experience Heather and I had a few weeks ago, I apologize for the time delay on this post, just be sure to read below – this is a band you don’t want to miss the boat on…

On April 18th Eli “Paperboy” Reed and The True Loves put on a stellar performance at the Continental Room in Fullerton. Although I have been to this part of the O.C several times this little spot totally slipped below my radar and I am sad it took me so long to discover it. Boy do I feel out of the loop! Check out some photos below of this place and you’ll see what I mean…

The setting was so unique, and the crowd was beautiful. Eli and the True Loves got the entire place moving their feet; even Miss Heather Peggs who swears she doesn’t ever dance could not stand still. I felt like we were transported straight to the early 1960’s, I don’t know how the night could have been more perfect.
I was absolutely blown away. It’s really quite difficult to explain in words how much fun I had or to express how great the music was. You should have seen the smile that literally did not move from my face the entire night.
Eli Reed passionately belts out perfect note after note of music that is reminiscent of Otis Redding and other pioneers of soulful rock. His accompanying band was flawless and just as full of passion as Eli himself. This soulful sound has definitely been making its way back up on the charts with influential artists like Amy Wineshouse paving the way. It is without question that Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the True Loves are just at the forefront of their stardom.

Here are a few photos from the show that night and a couple of youtube videos of past performances. These are some of my favorite songs. You can check them out at

OH! And be sure to NOT MISS their show at Spaceland on May 19th!!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

oh snap another one? hell ya girl school is this thursday . . . final lineup!

i know, i know, i can hardly keep track myself. so many club nights, so many great bands, not enough time in the day to get organized! thank goodness i'm finally learning how to delegate (thanks jax, evan, emily, kelsea) and of course the hottness GIRL SCHOOL duo (ANNA + MELISSA @ viper room)

here's the final ben tegel poster design + show info + lineup for this thursday! it will be the 4th installment of the HELL YA! / GIRL SCHOOL presents series @ the Viper Room. SO far - we have a great batting average. Hope we can keep our sellout/streak happening this week!

HELL YA! & GIRL SCHOOL @ the Viper Room
Thursday, May 1st, 2008

DOORS @ 8:30PM
(21+ / $12 Cover)

9 pm - The Library

10 pm - Buddy Akai

11 pm - The Lady Tigra

12 am - Wallpaper

for guest list inquires:

p.s. happy bday tyler shields, and happy early bday to anna gayer - i mean geyer. hahaha. ;)

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