Show Review & Photos: Dirty Honey @ Neumos

Dirty Honey @ Neumos, 2/21/20
Show Review & Photos by Casey Brevig

Dirty Honey – photo by Casey Brevig

Neumos was packed, and the crowd was bubbling with anticipation for Dirty Honey (hailing from Los Angeles, California) to grace the stage on February 21st. The band, consisting of lead vocalist Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone, put on one hell of a heavy performance channeled through Marc LaBelle’s vocals. As Notto states their sound is “New Fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The nostalgic music I heard that night reminds me of listening to a good old rock song as a kid riding in my dad’s Ford.

A lot of buzz has been surrounding the group since their self-titled debut EP last year. With tracks such as “Rolling 7s” there is a feeling this band isn’t bringing anything back, just putting down some fist bumping and hard rocking vibes! Friday’s live performance impressed and demonstrated their genuine love of the craft. Keep an eye out for this group on the next go-around in Seattle, as I’m sure the venue will sell out. After grooving to these five tunes I’m hoping additional material gets released soon!

Dirty Honey – photos by Casey Brevig

Photos: Magic Giant @ the Crocodile

Magic Giant @ the Crocodile, 2/27/20
Photos by Casey Brevig

Austin Bisnow of Magic Giant – photo by Casey Brevig

Los Angeles’ Magic Giant, an energetic and multi-instrumental band if there ever was one, headlined the Crocodile in February. The trio includes mandolin, cello, upright bass and many other sounds in their music. Check out their music for sure to hear what they are about. Unfortunately their April tour just got postponed, but look out for rescheduled dates!

Magic Giant – photos by Casey Brevig

Cool Cover: Rachael Sage’s Character

Artist: Rachael Sage
Details: Rachael Sage’s newest release, Character, features an awesome photograph by photographer Bill Bernstein. The red, black and white contrasts are so crisp in this one. A New Yorker as is Sage, Bernstein is known for his photos of Paul McCartney, among other wonderful subjects.

Cover art for Rachael Sage’s Character – photo by Bill Bernstein – design by Christopher Kornmann