Wednesday, January 28, 2015



My band, The Dramedy, is playing a very important gig at Vaucluse Lounge in Los Angeles THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 31! We need EVERYONE to be there because if we hit more than 25 tickets in presale, we'll get a free live recording of the show - our first official gig as a duo! In this way, everyone wins, because we'll be able to give you, our friends, more music!

Even if you are not in the Los Angeles area, we would be so grateful if you could purchase tickets. They are $10, and all sales after 25 tickets go straight to us, the musicians. Every little bit helps, and someday, we'll be able to repay you by coming to play in your town and send you awesome things like stickers, shirts, custom songs and more.

PURCHASE DRAMEDY TICKETS HERE for the Jan. 31 date. (Make sure you select the Dramedy in the pulldown menu.)

And join us on our social media and music sites!
The Dramedy Facebook
The Dramedy Instagram
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The Dramedy Twitter

We are also seeking a permanent drummer and bassist. If you know of anyone in Los Angeles who rocks hard and wants to tour, email melissabobbitt33 @ and refer them to the Dramedy's Bandmix page.

We are so grateful for your support, in any way you can show it. Much love to all, and keep rockin'!

- Melissa of the Dramedy

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About the New Belle and Sebastian Album

Folk-pop purveyors Belle & Sebastian have returned five years after the hushed Write About Love with their ninth album. Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance marks a shift in the sextet’s sound and energy, relying as equally on stomping beats as it does on the glittering soft rock it pioneered in the mid-1990s. Here are 10 things you need to know about the winning collection:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Album Review - Catfish and the Bottlemen, 'Balcony'

Catfish and the Bottlemen
are four lads from Wales with sex on the brain. One could say any young fellas worth a scrap from anywhere have sex on the brain, but these cats couple that lust with razor-sharp hooks and anthemic vocals.

Balcony, their full-length debut on Island/Communion, squishes 11 taut tantrums into one consumable box. Bastille fans will foam at the shuffling “Sidewinder,” with its persistent beat and Van McCann’s pub-doused singing. There are the near-funky upstrokes from guitarist Johnny Bond, which swing away into “Live Forever”-like heights. Drummer Bob Hall keeps things frenetic and electric, and bassist Benji Blakeway thrums like he’s ready to burst.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Donita Sparks Speaks About the L7 Reunion

Closing out the year with a biggie: my interview with music legend and all-around awesome woman Donita Sparks of L7.

PLEASE SHARE, as the more attention the return of L7 gets, the more likely they'll come to a town near you on tour. Support women in rock!

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Heavy Costs of Being an Indie Touring Band

Pomplamoose has blown the lid off of the world of the working musician with a detailed essay on their recent tour expenses. Read about it at!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pulp Ponder Life and Death in New Documentary

Jarvis Cocker reaches for the sky in "Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets."
Oscilloscope Laboratories

The Ramones were New York City. The Beatles were Liverpool. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were Los Angeles. These bands belong to their points of origin. Hometown reverence is in the very sinew of their rhythms, fashion styles and melodies. And like these legends that embraced the places of their births, Pulp have looked to Sheffield, England as their eternal home and ground zero for inspiration.

This fond nostalgia is the basis of Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, a documentary by Florian Habicht. The hardworking, long-suffering Britpop tour de force reunited in 2011 and sought to capture the spark by returning to Sheffield at the end of the year-and-a-half jaunt around the world. On camera, puckish front man Jarvis Cocker speaks quite fondly of the humble squalor and quaint elderly folk who populate the city of 1.5 million.