Interviews

The Menstruators
An Interview with Nadia G of The Menstruators — We talk new EP, food, menstruation and superpowers

“If it wasn’t for menstruation, you wouldn’t be here…”   Los Angeles feminist punk rockers, The Menstruators have released their debut EP Dead Glitter and it’s quite the “dirty, feral and slutty” experience. Fused with a blistering dose of riot grrrl punk and 90s grunge, the album comes at you like a wild banshee out of […]

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An Interview with Shy Girls — we talk debut album and preventing himself from being pigeon-holed as alt-R&B

Shy Girls Set to Release Debut Album “Salt” via Hit City Records on January 20th   Here’s a riddle for you: If twenty people record demos on a synthesizer and guitar in their bedrooms, and someone labels it all alt-R&B, does anyone hear the difference between them? At the expense of some really great DIY artists, alternative R&B […]

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Spencer Ludwig
An Interview with Spencer Ludwig: bringing trumpets to pop, and making you move & groove

Even if the name is unfamiliar at first, chances are you’ve heard Spencer Ludwig’s signature trumpeting long before you even knew there was a man behind the horn. In a world in which instrumentals are as easily recorded as pushing a button on a keyboard, Ludwig’s ever-shining presence both in the studio and onstage has […]

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Warbly Jets
From couch surfing to rock ‘n’ roll, Warbly Jets open up ahead of January Satellite residency

In the land where jangly guitars and 60’s psychedelia have latched firmly onto the sound of what seems nearly every band is producing, Los Angeles newest addition Warbly Jets espouse unfiltered, against the grain rock that gleefully trades the nostalgia of yesterday for a face-melting tomorrow. Unsigned, with only one sizzling single to show, and […]

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Ninet Tayeb
An Interview with Ninet Tayeb — Israeli rock-star jumps the Atlantic for U.S. takeover

Ninet Tayeb: Keep an Eye on This Rising Rock Star Interview feature by Steven Ward Ninet Tayeb may be a new name on the Los Angeles music scene, but in her native Israel, she’s an acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress and one of the larger entertainment figures in the country. With four albums under her belt, Tayeb made […]

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An Interview with La Luz: We talk new album, making L.A. home, crowd surfing limbo and more

La Luz to Perform at El Rey Theater on Dec. 8 Interview feature by Emily Saex Surf doo-wop quartet La Luz originally hail from the rainy city of Seattle, and while a bit of that gloomy underbelly remains — though generally bright — effervescent tunes pair up nicely with Los Angeles’ sunnier outlook. Their sound finds […]

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Ex-sage
Video: Watch Ex-Sage and Twin Temple reveal strange tales from the road

In celebration of Ex-Sage’s Monday night residency at the Bootleg Theater, the band have shared a new video interview where they exchange tour stories with fellow Los Angeles band Twin Temple. From strange tour experiences that may or may not involve strip clubs, to haunted hotel rooms, check out what these two unique bands have […]

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Michael Kiwanuka
An Interview with Michael Kiwanuka: From folk to electric soul, and what it means to make “human music”

On New Album Love & Hate, Michael Kiwanuka Taps Into Darker Soulful Side and Explores the Meaning of “Human Music”   Interview Feature by Anne-Marie Schiefer This year crooner Michael Kiwanuka released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Love & Hate. After scratching several iterations of the album Kiwanuka, working with Danger Mouse, landed on a sound that […]

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The Pack A.D.
An Interview with The Pack A.D.: Dynamic Grunge-Rock Duo Pour Themselves Into New Album “Positive Thinking” – LA Date at The Roxy

It’s not hard to find oneself enraged by anything and everything these days (climate change, Trump, online trolls, you name it). However, Vancouver grunge-rock duo The Pack A.D.’s ferocious new album Positive Thinking (U.S. release Nov. 11 via Cadence Music) just might be the cure for what ails you or at least a good starting point […]

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Allen Tate of San Fermin
An Interview with Allen Tate of San Fermin: talks of lonely Copenhagen nights that inspired his solo debut Sleepwalker

Allen Tate may be known as the baritone swinging, other-half of San Fermin’s lead-singing duo, but with the upcoming debut of his album ‘Sleepwalker’, this could be the beginning of a beautiful solo career.   As one of the only members of Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s ambitious multi-instrumentalist, baroque-pop collective, Tate is the only member without a […]

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An Interview with Michael Stock: We Discuss All Things Part Time Punks – From Founding PTP to Vinyl Addiction to Booking Obscure Bands

Part Time Punks, founded in 2005 by DJ and vinyl collector extraordinaire Michael Stock, has a long and storied history in the Los Angeles music scene, providing one of the most beloved club nights (and subsequent KXLU radio show) that features punk, post-punk, new wave, industrial, synth-pop, shoegaze, and other dark, off-beat and deeply satisfying […]

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Interview With Pill: Feminist-Art Punks Discuss Noise-Fueled Debut “Convenience” – A Thought-Provoking Call To Political and Personal Action

NYC’s feminist art-punk four piece Pill have a big, bold and urgent sound that plays like a call to action — to stand up for what you believe and exercise your freedoms. The band’s debut full-length Convenience was released August 19 via Mexican Summer and it propels their passionate socio-political concerns and unwavering artistic expressions. Pill doesn’t shy […]

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Charlene Kaye
Interview with Charlene Kaye: From Kickstarter funding to being the new face of San Fermin, and now reborn as KAYE

San Fermin’s Charlene Kaye, Revitalized and Ready to Rock as KAYE — Debut Honey EP Out Aug. 18   Charlene Kaye is tired, she has to be, but the eager excitement that gushes from the other end of the phone line seems to overwhelm whatever physical exhaustion she’s carrying. In between her return home to New […]

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LadyHawke
Kat Von D and synthesizers: Ladyhawke on the chance encounter that spurned Wild Things

Born out of the swirling cauldron of indie-rock that began to overflow in the early 2000’s and gave us acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a little later Santigold and Dragonette, young Pip Brown  (aka Ladyhawke) made a name for herself with her elegantly crafted, 80’s fueled snythpop hooks. After two critically acclaimed albums and a massive tour for […]

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