Concert Review - Band of Skulls

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Sometimes the bravest, brashest thing a rock band can do is scale it back. England’s Band of Skulls did just that to great success at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 21, trading their rambunctious style for acoustics and a string quartet. The gorgeous Masonic Temple at the hallowed grounds served as the perfect venue for the muscular trio. Cranking out beautiful, revamped versions of boot-stompers off 2014’s Himalayan (Electric Blues Recordings), Band of Skulls filled the... READ MORE

Album Review - Band of Skulls, Himalayan

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:41 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Band of Skulls Himalayan Electric Blues Recordings The English nipped rock n roll from Americans back in the 1960s, and theyre doing it again, just as effortlessly as before. The spookily named Band of Skulls resurrect the brash jams of Black Sabbath and the White Stripes on Himalayan (Electric Blues Recordings), their third album. Its a throat-grabbing piece of art in a time where most "rock" bands sound like the second coming of New Wave.... READ MORE