Charlie Steffens

Charlie Steffens

Photographer, Writer (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
- The gateway drug that began my descent into a lifetime of rock was Alice Cooper in his Billion Dollar Babies days. The transformation was complete upon attending a Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush concert, from which I emerged with chronic tinnitus. Thus, my life’s pattern was set. Writing and photography on behalf of PureGrainAudio allows me to indulge my habit of live music and affords me the opportunity to interview rock gods like Joe Perry.
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After their arresting performance at Southern California’s annual Doheny Blues Festival, we caught up with blues rock phenoms Southern Avenue for a soulful discussion about their music and second album Keep On, out now via Concord Records.
on Jun 13, 2019
Hollywood Vampires, the rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Johnny Depp, brought a star-studded affair to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 11th.
on May 16, 2019
THE END Machine, featuring members of Dokken, Foreigner, Lynch Mob and Warrant, absolutely lit up Hollywood, California’s Whisky a Go Go on April 4th!
on Apr 10, 2019
Merging tattoos and music, Travis Barker’s MUSINK returned to the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Here are our TOP 5 observations and reflections on this year’s phenomenal edition of the annual festival.
on Apr 03, 2019
Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway performed a provoking two-hour set for a sold-out crowd last Thursday at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. Thankfully for us all, we caught the show!
on Mar 14, 2019
Dimebash was a blast this year, as anyone would vouch. A sold-out Observatory in Santa Ana hosted the annual blowout last Thursday, kicking off NAMM.
on Feb 02, 2019
At their sold-out House of Blues show in Anaheim, Steel Panther pulled out all the stops, giving the crowd what they came to see: a rock and roll party in an intimate setting. Playing a set of originals with a few kick-ass covers, Steel Panther delivered!
on Jan 25, 2019
Since their formation now over forty years ago, X has maintained a loyal fan base, which was never more evident than at The Observatory in Los Angeles with Los Lobos and The Blasters.
on Dec 28, 2018
Ministry and the legend Al Jourgensen capped their 2018 tour, playing two shows in L.A. at the Fonda Theatre. We were there for one of them and we got all the photos for you.
on Dec 21, 2018
Drummer extraordinaire Travis Barker’s MUSINK will return for yet another year! Presented by KROQ, the festival will be taking place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California from March 8th to 10th.
on Dec 17, 2018
Ahead of an acoustic performance at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California, we connected with Spin Doctors front man Chris Barron to talk guitars, practice, and his latest solo album.
on Nov 27, 2018
Ghost came to Southern California to play a sold-out concert at the Los Angeles Forum, marking the band’s first of two headline arena performances in the U.S promoting Prequelle, their fourth studio album released on June 1, 2018.
on Nov 26, 2018
Capping off their one-month Canada/USA “Burn It Down Tour,” The Dead Daisies played the Glass House in Pomona, California, and gave the crowd a rock and roll show to remember!
on Sep 29, 2018
An enthusiastic crowd packed San Juan Capistrano, California’s Coach House to the rafters last Sunday as ‘90s rockers Gin Blossoms performed their hits, plus songs from the newly-released album Mixed Reality.
on Sep 14, 2018
In celebration of the forthcoming Cal Jam ‘18 festival, we caught a pop-up show at L.A.’s Hollywood Palladium featuring Taylor Hawkins’ band Chevy Metal and The Holy Shits, a moniker the Foo Fighters use for these surprise shows.
on Aug 30, 2018
Five Finger Death Punch gave an all-out bruising performance for their Southern California fans on Friday, July 27th, at Irvine, California’s FivePoint Amphitheatre.
on Aug 03, 2018
Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, and Ann Wilson joined together for the “Stars Align Tour” and we caught the action at Irvine, CA’s FivePoint Amphitheatre on July 20, 2018!
on Jul 31, 2018
Monday nights are jumping once again on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, largely in part to a band called Royal Distortion, featuring members of punk band Barb Wire Dolls. We spoke with frontwoman IQueen about the band and new music.
on Jul 17, 2018
On Sunday, Musink saw a much lighter turnout with Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly, Wifisfuneral, and The Fever 333 filling up the performance slots.
on Mar 24, 2018
As expected, Saturday’s bill drew the biggest turnout at Musink 2018 with headliner Blink-182. Good Charlotte and The Interrupters played excellent sets, while Lil Aaron started things off.
on Mar 23, 2018


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