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Recommended Music, Literature, Cinema, & Art
♛ email: MichaelRay@LoraxCommunity.org
323.592.7649
Los Angeles, CA, 2017

skulrot-logo-2Skulrot is San Fernando Valley Punk, an effervescent trio with a tenacious appetite for creating original tunes. These bags of bones, John (Guitar/ Vox), Paul (Percussion) and Sanford (Bass/Vox) can get the graveyard rocking with music infused with influences from bands like The Ramones, the Misfits, the Exploited, and even Mud Honey. Their recent single Operations, a music video shot in Lake View Terrace, California,  is now online.

These veteran musicians have played at a wide range of venues throughout the SFV, including Petie’s Place, Webber’s, Scotland Yard Pub, The Crest, Mental Mondays at the House of Brews in San Fernando, and  and are available for fundraisers and private parties. For booking send a direct message.

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SKULROT MARCH 2015 3Graveyard of Shows

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Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016 @ 7pm.

CAFE NELA, 1906 CYPRESS AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90065
A PRETTY MESS | SKULROT | STARS AT NIGHT | BITCHFITS
SPIDER | MEDIA BLITZ  | DJ GREG HETSON |
ARTISTS: ADAM GARRET | EVAN LAIRD
VEGAN BBQ BY CHEFS MICHELLE & GREG
CIRCUS ACT: COCO LOCO
Amazing interview of Animal Hope & Wellness by LUCHA PUNK NEWS!

WATCH: SKULROT LIVE AT THE CRESTLINE crestline-bar-la-crescenta-26-panorama"We are Skulrot!" ~John R. “We are Skulrot!” ~John R. "1! 2! 3! GO! “1! 2! 3! GO! Gotta have that bass. Gotta have that bass. This one is called "Operations." This one is called “Operations.” The Skulrottes The Skulrottes Skulrot logo design by MRDLA1111@gmail.com Skulrot logo design by MRDLA1111@gmail.com

The Crestline,  3645 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA. 91214

  • Wed., October 9, 10 p.m. 2013
    Skulrot, Blak, A Pretty Mess

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Universal Bar and Grill, 4093 Lankershim Blvd., Studio City, CA. 91604

  • Sat., April 15, 11p.m. 2014
    SkuLrot, Artside, Alien Sex Queen, Everything Masses, Mary Me

Paladino’s, 6101 Reseda Blvd., Reseda, CA  91335

#Skulrot @ #Paladinos, good ol’ face melting #Punk rock music for #VampireFreak Culture___for #LosAngeles #California #NewYork #Humboldt #Arcata #Waco #Austin #SxSw and beyond __ __ #LosAngelesVampireFreaks

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  • Sat., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. 2014
    Skulrot, The Stone Cross Band, King baby, Everything Masses, Julius Who
  • Sat., May 30, 8 p.m. 2015
    Scorpionzz, Strangers in the Night, Skulrot, Jibilian, Setar

WATCH:
Skulrot Invade Scotland Yard Pub
skulrot_invades_scotland_yard_pub-_september_27_2013_3_panoramaSKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA SKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA PHOTOGRAPHY BY VAMPYROHTECHNIX MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY BY VAMPYROHTECHNIX MEDIA INSIDE SCOTLAND YARD PUB INSIDE SCOTLAND YARD PUB PRE-SHOW PRE-SHOW COME EARLY SKIP THE LINE. COME EARLY SKIP THE LINE. SKULROT PREPARES THE STAGE SKULROT PREPARES THE STAGE SOUND CHECK SOUND CHECK LET THE SHOW BEGIN LET THE SHOW BEGIN SKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA SKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA 22041 SHERMAN WAY, CANOGA PARK, CA 91303 22041 SHERMAN WAY, CANOGA PARK, CA 91303 OUTDOOR SMOKING PATIO OUTDOOR SMOKING PATIO Paul W. DesCombes on Drums Paul W. DesCombes on Drums SKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA SKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA SKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA SKULROT INVADES SCOTLAND YARD PUB | CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA 22041 SHERMAN WAY, CANOGA PARK, CA 91303 22041 SHERMAN WAY, CANOGA PARK, CA 91303 Sanford Gallant on Bass Sanford Gallant on Bass John Redick on Guitar John Redick on Guitar SKULROT SKULROT SKULROT! SKULROT! SKULROT!! SKULROT!! SKULROT!!! SKULROT!!! The people come to enjoy their tunes The people come to enjoy their tunes Bassist power pose. Bassist power pose. Bass Solo! Bass Solo! Take it Paul! Take it Paul! Drum Solo! Drum Solo! Skulrot invades Scotland Yard Pub Skulrot invades Scotland Yard Pub Skulrot invades Scotland Yard Pub Skulrot invades Scotland Yard Pub SKULROT PLAYS "OPERATIONS!" SKULROT PLAYS “OPERATIONS!” ALMOST TIME FOR INTERMISSION. ALMOST TIME FOR INTERMISSION. JUST ONE MORE DRUM SOLO JUST ONE MORE DRUM SOLO SERIOUSLY, JUST ONE MORE. SERIOUSLY, JUST ONE MORE. Time for a cover tune Time for a cover tune WHERE'S THE DEEJAY? WHERE’S THE DEEJAY? ONE MORE! ONE MORE! LAST SONG! LAST SONG! A SHOW WELL-DONE. A SHOW WELL-DONE. PLEASE KEEP THE AISLES CLEAR PLEASE KEEP THE AISLES CLEAR SAFETY FIRST! SAFETY FIRST!

Scotland Yard Pub, 22041 Sherman Way, Canoga Park 91303.

  • Wed. July 22nd, 8pm.
    Skulrot, Squirrel Explosion, BLAK

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Michael Ray De Los Angeles
Contact: @vampyrohtechnix Media

Writer, editor, and Generation Y shutterbug. California grown environmentalist and music enthusiast .”  You can find me across social media platforms (including Twitter, Soundcloud, Bonoboville, Instagram, and Youtube) with photos, videos, and interviews with musicians, artisans and cinematographers. I curate deejay sets with fusions of punk rock, blues, jazz, opera, electronic and folk as well as recommended events. I  like craft beer, good vibes and animal rights.

In my non-writing life, I like fashion, yoga, and set design. I’m a graduate of Humboldt State University with a BA in English Literature, and was a costumer for the world-famous Humboldt Circus 2012-13. I love Poesy, spoken word and was Poetry Division editor for The Toyon Literary Journal.

LAST SONG!

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Michael Ray De Los Angeles. Recommended Music, Literature, Cinema, & Art ♛ email: MichaelRay@LoraxCommunity.org 323.592.7649 Los Angeles, CA, 2017…

I Scream Party at the 13th Floor Arts Society | Saturday January 14th, 2017

Live from the 13th Floor Arts Society in San Fernando California, Doren Damico of DreamingD Enterprises presents I Scream Party! 2017’s first look at Doren’s newest book When You Can’t Scream… 10 Reasons Why I Smoke, a book for the smokers looking to quit and for those who love them. Doren will be reading excerpts from this amazing and self-empowering book throughout the evening. Also featuring at this Scream-friendly event will be musical troupe Tikal Sun from North Hollywood, CA; photographers Violet Sotolense & Judith Foster Thompson; as well as art from Phil Ruiz, Sordaz, Gilbert Bernal, an appearance from Scar of “Cholos Try”Scar of “Cholos Try”, food menu by Romero Maybed, and more TBA.

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Suggested donation for the event is $10.00, with RSVP
PHOTO BOOTH! |  ART SALE & RAFFLE! | DRINK RAFFLE!

Come enjoy the one-of-a-kind artisan SMOKING LOUNGE, curated by Doren. DANCE the night away with a WORLD BEAT music set arranged by Doug Wendt, and spun by Arturo Hotreel Mc Maquina; EMCEE Michael Ray De Los Angeles. Throughout the evening you can view #BTS (Behind The Scenes) photos and video from the book When You Can’t Scream… 10 Reasons Why I Smoke— Photographers and models from the book will be in attendance. Come be part of the pop-up Scream Gallery.

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Where

13th Floor Arts Society
8913 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352-1916

When

Saturday, January 14, 2017  7:30- Midnight PDT


Get In Touch

Doren Damico
Doren@DorenDamico.com, 818.516.2069

 

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when-you-cant-screamWhat people are saying about 
“When You Can’t Scream… 10 Reasons Why I Smoke”

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A story of strength. I had the pleasure of meeting Doren Damico when she came to NYC this past summer. i have just finished reading this book. It is beautifully produced with beautiful photographs that accompany the poems in the first part of the book.”

Manhattan Girl

Amazing book!! Beautifully written, both poetry and prose. Brutally honest, sometimes difficult, but well worth the effort!

Linda LaTores

“When You Can’t Scream… or Ten Reasons Why I Smoke is certainly an original book and one worthy for your bookshelf.”

Katie Lewington

Order a copy before your next cigarette break

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Vampyrohtechnix Mix: Dead Times at Rue Morgue

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The set opens up with Korn’s Freak on a leash and it feels that it could become a hard rock playlist, but the quickly becomes journey into the macabre with Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s “Knock Three Times [Skinny Kinda Mix], and is quickly followed up with Caravan Palace’s Ended With a Night. Caravan Palace is known for their contributions to the genre of Electro Swing, an emerging genre within Europe which fuses 1920 speakeasy, big band elements with a wide range of modern technology; including synthesizers, and electronic instruments.

The mix run time is  one hour and includes iconic songs from the last three decades. Depeche Mode’s Master And Servant, Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, and Madonna’s  Get Into The Groove, pick up the tempo for the listener. To follow up, David Bowie’s  I’m Afraid of Americans reintroduces the ultra heavy beat that the mix started off with.  Canada’s The Birthday Massacre hold a unique space in the set as their cover of I think We’re Alone has both the electronic beat but also evokes a sort of 80s nostalgia.

Half way through the mix is Dieselboy’s Loading Program, which is abruptly halted by lead sing of the Cramp’s unmistakable vocals, howling and heavy breathing,  "Come on little mama let’s tear this damn place up.” he says  with a seductively, right before jumping back into a rockabilly ruckus of guitar, drums and bass. Indeed Tear this Damn Place Up is an icon track, as is its follow-up, The Time Warp– from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The ghoulish cult classics continue as the Time Warp fades and The Sister of Mercy’s Alice, synth drums and gothic  vocals play. The Horrors with Who Can Say and  The Yeah Yeah Yeahs with Maps offer a more contemporary take on gothic, punk inspired music. Alternatively Voltaire as well as Zombina and the Skeletons offer alternative lyrical content and musical arrangements that demonstrate the humorous side of gothic music. Both Voltair and Zombina And the Skeletons can be found on the social media site Vampire Freaks.com

The mix winds down with The Creepshow’s vintage sounding song The Garden, the song includes some amazing harmonies, and a hypnotic bass line that accentuates the vocals. To close the set is Etta Jame’s, a icon within big band, motown and jazz aficionados. Enjoy the set, leave a comment or contact me directly via Twitter @Vampyrohtechnix. Cheers!

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