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January’s Women Who Rock – Triple R Girl is Manda Mosher

MandaMosher2 webIntro and Interview by: Christi Broekemeier

Live Photo Credit: Vince Jimenez

It’s not often that an interviewer and interviewee become great friends; this is a transient industry after all, but in the case of Manda Mosher and I we hit it off from the first day we connected about 4 years ago and since we have seen one another morph and change both in our careers and personal lives. In fact I think that I can be one of her harshest critics rather than one that simply hands out the compliments left and right because I know what she is capable of doing. Also, while I tend to interview female musicians more than male (though both are great) artists Manda has been one of my favorite Indie artists male or female that I have ever come across. With an amazing voice, soul and songs that seem as if they are speaking to the listener and only the listener- I know why over the last year her career has been taking off-now allowing her to work with such famous people as Kevin Costner and his band. Signed to Red Parlor Records in the last year or so; she has been working extra hard to build the great fan base who tends to show up to her shows in spades.

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The Rock and Roll Report Band of the Week is Picture Me Broken

Picture Me BrokenI was invited to see a “Melodic Hard Rock” band that just happened to have some “Screamo” thrown in. “Picture Me Broken” is such a band and I was invited to their open showcase in Los Angles a few weeks ago. Sure I live in the LA basin, but the show was at 7:00pm on a Friday evening in the heart of Hollywood and I just wasn’t sure I wanted to take the two hour ride with my husband and 14 year old daughter through the streets of Orange County and Downtown LA to get to the small studio to see a band belonging to a musical genre I am just not too into in the first place. But I went, because after a long week I thought it would be great to get out for a show that possibly (but unlikely) my entire family could enjoy and relate to… But I was so very wrong in my assumption… because all three of us had a blast!

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The Rock and Roll Report Band of the Week is Mad Temple

mad-templeRock and Roll is alive in LA again and in no small parts the High Octane band Mad Temple is to thank for that. Though young, lead vox, Eli James, Andrew “Stone Hand” Benjamin who plays lead guitar, vox, Bryant Joel on rhythm guitar, Sal Flores on drums, and Mike Brownstone on bass, are full of TALENT, TRAINING, and HIGH OCTAINE ROCK N’ ROLL that they are ready to bring to the masses, using their well honed skills, charisma, and fan friendly rock vibes. They are the future of rock coming your way, right now!

Now using everything they have learned, they are bringing that energy, and charisma to packed houses all around LA to their fans called TEMPLE HEADS to venues including; The Whiskey a GoGo, House of Blues, Club Vodka, The Roxy, BB Kings The Gig and about a dozen others and bringing their astronomical, floor pounding act to these clubs since the youthful age of 15 and 16, and packing these clubs to full capacity.

Chris Broekemeir chats with Stone Hand about balancing school and music, tight leather clothing, Temple Heads and rock and roll in 2009.