Sept. 2, 2017 Saturday night at The Viper Room was a dizzying melange of nostalgia, hilarity, #Bangover inducing riffs and sweaty summer sizzle. Four sharply skilled acts, all with a common metallic thread – a great way to celebrate Labor Day!! Schwartzenator     Take every memorable “Ahhnold” role, give it a strong, resonant vocal, a tightly fitting wardrobe (literally AND figuratively) plus a well-crafted metal soundtrack, and you’ve got Schwartzenator! I’ve never been a huge action movie fan, but, of course SO many of the Governator’s key lines have become part of our collective lexicon, someone had to put them all together.  And whatRead More →

Aug. 16th Was another satisfying night at the Viper Room, for Metal Assault‘s Warchief, Motorbäbe, Ironaut and Crowned by Fire show. Four crazy-talented bands, all highlighting many of the elements that make metal great. Opening the night was the hearty depth of Warchief, featuring a whirlwind of seismic bass, super-shreddy six-string-stylings all expertly conducted by the authoritative drumscore.  The layers were many and varied, from the blood-pumping, throbbing rhythmic structure to the melodic treble lines, this mighty metal unit has marched squarely into my head!! Want more? Find that beat below! One of the things I’m loving right now is the number of women steppingRead More →

This was a different kind of #RockWeek, where I kept it pretty low key. The Boyfriend and I started a new health regime so I’m off the drink for a few weeks. A few extra nights at home were kinda needed to make the necessary adjustments! But, alas, I had to make it out to celebrate the beginning of vocalist, Dusty Bo’s 3rd decade! Aug 5th found me having one last beer at The Maui Sugar Mill Saloon and watching Love Weapon sling celebratory tunes from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, bringing the heat into the wee hours of Wednesday morning. We got to hear andRead More →

Last #RockWeek was light on nights out, but heavy on killer tunes. We had one more #MorphineMonday, with Nervous Rx, at Harvelle’s and at The Viper Room, Derek Day kicked off his US tour with a high-energy, set that felt channeled from beyond. Jeff Salter and the guys from Nervous Rx launched themselves into creating a sensuous night of tunes that swerved and curved all over the road.  There were giveaways, guest artists, the room was PACKED and the sultry time was all documented on video.  I don’t know what I’m gonna do with my Monday nights now, but will certainly be keeping an eyeRead More →

This year, you may have gotten used to my incessant Facebook posts about the shows I’ve seen.  Seeing live shows energizes me, lets me support work I care about and gives me inspiration for my own musical projects. It feels so important to me, I’ve decided to create a new site, all about the music in my life.   CATYLYTICA.COM is the new home for recaps of the shows I see, and also where I’ll post info for upcoming shows in the LA area, interviews with local rockers, my own musical endeavours and much more! This final #RockWeek of July kicks it off!   JulyRead More →

Welcome to CATYLYTICA.COM! People say rock is dead, but I say come with me and I’ll prove you wrong!! Los Angeles has long been an important destination for those about to rock, whether it be in the pit or on stage.  I’m here to keep shredding guitars and heavy metal hearts alive and well!! What will I have for you? Venue calendars Show reviews Interviews with local rockers Photos Music …and so much more! And, because this is my passion project, it’s also where you’ll be able to hear what I’m working on. Of course, this is not just all about me!  If you haveRead More →