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Tesla is back on the road, feeling refreshed and ready to rock

Tesla was born into the hair-metal heyday of the ’80s, its L.A. epicenter located just down the highway from their native Sacramento. But the gap between the two Cali metropolises proved just enough to instill a different set of sensibilities, even if they traveled in similar circles.

Yo ho ho and a flagon of rum

The band’s persistence resulted in a recording contract with Side One Dummy records (Irish punks Flogging Molly are label-mates) and a spot on Vans Warped Tour after a parking lot audition for Warped Tour owner Kevin Lyman. Its debut album, Forge & Flagon, came out in 2012. Band members went on to play their self-described

Web and flow

Photo: Mark Hancock There’s a lyric from Josh Sallee’s new album, Know Society, in which the 26-year-old Oklahoma City rapper confronts this very issue: “Who is he?/ Is he who he sees?/ Is he everything that he ever liked or seen?/ Is the game of fame influencing?”  The song — “TLD – Technologicallogicaldreams” — serves

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