The Doll Hut closed its doors on December 31st, 2012. It was truly a legendary place as explained by Roy B. on Yelp: "I've seen a lot of great bands here and a lot of not so great bands here
too. Punk, metal, rockabilly, surf, you name it. Many bands cut their
teeth here at the Doll Hut and some like Social Distortion and the
Offspring sometimes returned after they had made it big to play surprise
performances. Many consider the Doll Hut to be the CBGB's of the west
The Doll Hut is the Webster's poster child for hole in
the wall dive bar. Its tiny 2 car garage sized interior is held together
with stickers from every band that's ever played there. Its gritty and
raw this is what an intimate performance is all about. Even the
bathrooms at this place are punk. http://www.yelp.com/biz_…
Doll Hut is an Anaheim Icon. Built in the 1920's as a private
residence, the Doll Hut became a truck stop cafe in 1936, a bar in the
1950's and a music venue when bought by Linda Jemison in the 1989. And
when Linda's Doll Hut closed its doors in the summer of 2001, it was
thought to be the end of an era. Luckily a couple who met at Linda's
took over the space and reopened it that fall. It continued to feature
live bands, often sold-out crowds and even occasional Sunday barbecues.
Cheap covers and cheaper beer made this a special place.
But sadly enough the Doll Hut will be shutting down her doors again at the end of the year 12-31-12. Maybe this time for good. http://www.yelp.com/biz_…"
So where has the punk scene gone? It is largely dispersed among various venues and skate parks. Here is one way you can still stay connected:
The Long Beach Sound Society brings you its 4th annual Mods May Day celebration. This year's event will be all day and all ages. This is an indoor and outdoor event with the outside area providing music by our own LBSS and guest DJ's, beer garden, food truck, sand pit area to play horseshoes, vendors and hang out area. The inside area is where all the bands will perform with LBSS and guest DJ's playing in between bands. Their will be a full bar provided inside for those who are of age. Guest DJ's scheduled to perform: Riley More, Alex Transistor, Glory Boy Kev, Lady Celeste. LBSS Dj's On Target, King Bee and back for more action King Steadybeat. Three great bands: Suedehead, The Skeletones, and The Savoys all confirmed to play this event. All sponsors and vendors to be announced shortly. The location will be in downtown Long Beach, local vintage scooter clubs will be meeting up at a soon-to-be-announced location to go on a scooter ride in the local area, then end up at the venue where all the May Day Mayhem begins. Support your local music and scooter scene here in Long Beach. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/225800360892675
• Be a part of a live recording session in a pro recording studio! • Shootout dozens of Shure mics side-by-side in real world applications! • Sidewalk blowout sale - save big on the hottest recording, guitar, and midi gear! • Enjoy free food and live music while you browse and network! • We will also be giving away free recording time and a Shure SM7b microphone, total value over $600!
A change of pace calls for metal music. An immediate shift into overdrive calls for Paradise In Exile. Based in Fullerton California, Paradise In Exile (PIE for short) blends progressive brutality and aesthetic atmosphere in a way that has never been heard before. Not only does PIE aim for unique sound, they also seek to perform in a style separate from the expected. Sound and visuals can be traced to guitarist Kurt Hessian. Odd musical timings and even more odd stage spontaneity are his specialty.
Next to Kurt, also on guitar, is Collin Haase. Collin, a classic rock fanatic, puts his own groove into intricate riffs and high energy performance. With percussion in his bones, Jon Royer uses his sixth sense of drumming to propel PIE's sound to the heaviness and fluidness that is required to melt faces. Jon, bound to his drumming throne, will still match the rest of the band's energy. Next, putting the heart-shaking low sound in their music, is Stephen Pickering. Stephen can usually be seen jamming on stage with classic head-bangs.
Last, providing aggressive vocals, is Nick Gorman. Every song screamed is a roller coaster of pitch and style, wound together with bizarre rants. You will find Nick rocking-out on and even off stage. Paradise In Exile is dedicated to inspire and entertain their audience and fans. Music is their inspiration and entertainment too! Are you hungry for PIE?