The Orion

‘Downtown Rocks’ delivers solid music despite poor promotion

Photo credit: George Johnston

Amanda Rhine

March 29, 2015

There’s something to be said for blindly attending an obscure music event at a bar with a checkered reputation. Even though LaSalles’ name is stained with a shooting that occurred in 2011 — and maybe the horrendous restrooms and sticky bar tops, also — it hasn’t kept th...

Local rock bands deliver invigorating benefit concert after recovering lost bass

Local band Bull Moose Party's singer Mallory Penzotti takes her vocal energy to the next level at Wanderers & Wolves' Replace the Bass concert on Saturday at The DownLo. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Jeffrey Fox

September 7, 2014

A monkey-masked woman belly danced against the stage, a singer leaped from a kick drum and the audience cried with delight as three bands proved that rock 'n' roll still exists in its rawest form on Saturday at The DownLo. The show, originally called "Replace the Bass," was intended to raise money for headliner and local band Wanderers & Wolves to replace a bass...

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