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Mike Krol
An Interview with Mike Krol — a man of many hats who ultimately makes some stellar garage rock

There is something about being from Milwaukee. Whether it’s the midwestern work ethic or knowing you are on your own as far as any creative pursuits. When you meet a Milwaukeean in a creative field you can bet they had nothing handed to them. Mike Krol is no exception, except… he is. Krol’s path to […]

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Kolars are the wild-eyed rock duo to get your feet moving, listen to new single “Turn It Up”

KOLARS, the husband and wife duo of Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown, have released another sizzling addition to their already blistering collection with new single “Turn It Up.” The Los Angeles-based band pulls from a lot of different roots with this one, dipping their heavy-guitars in a bluesy bath and side-stepping with the punkish agitations […]

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Just Like Heaven Fest
Just Like Heaven Fest adds a second festival date at the Queen Mary

Who says you only go to heaven once? Just Like Heaven Fest has added a second festival date!!! Since their May 4 festival date sold-out, Just Like Heaven Fest will now have its second festival date on Friday, May 3 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Tickets to the second festival date for Just […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Vikesh Kapoor. Photo Farah Sosa
Vikesh Kapoor warms Los Angeles with blissful performance at Moroccan Lounge

We are barely getting used to these rather unusual cold days in Los Angeles and on a Sunday staying in is quite appealing. However, on this occasion, heading over to the Moroccan Lounge to check out Vikesh Kapoor was the best decision. Kapoor’s discography is not extensive yet, but his songs are profound and engrave […]

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FarahSosa |
jubilo drive
Premiere: Sleep Can’t Stop Jubilo Drive on Their New Album Late Night, Early Morning

The sunny quintet that Angelenos may know as Jubilo Drive almost called themselves Thursday Night Taxi Service. It has a neon sheen to it, though band names should not have that many words or letters. The phrase was used by the band’s previous drummer, Eric Cruz, as the title to his college radio show. One […]

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Zoe Elaine |



Crywolf on new single “DRIP” shares a self-portrait of a man in flux

Crywolf, the electronic project of Justin Taylor Phillips, has shared the first taste of his upcoming album widow [OBLIVIØN Pt. I] in the form his new song “DRIP.” Bubbling with the kind of atmospheric mayhem built to illustrate one of the more tumultuous years in Phillips’ life, “DRIP” is an intimate self-portrait of a mind on the fringes […]

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Steven Ward |
Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith
Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith announce co-headline tour with a Los Angeles date at the Greek Theatre

Double the badass women! Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith have confirmed a spring co-headline tour with a Los Angeles concert date at the Greek Theatre on May 14. Additionally, the empowering women will also perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 17. Trust, catching these two powerhouses, live, in one event not to be […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
flock of dimes and madeline kenney
Flock of Dimes and Madeline Kenney Announce Surprise Split and Tour, With LA Date at Moroccan on April 23

Every friendship between musicians ends in collaboration at some point or another. In the extreme case of a bond like the one shared between Jenn Wasner (aka Flock of Dimes, and half of Wye Oak) and Madeline Kenney, that collaboration takes on a life of its own. Wasner produced Kenney’s verdant record, Perfect Shapes, toured […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Flat Worms at Zebulon -- Photo: Megan Hullander
Flat Worms Celebrate New Record with Electrifying Performance At Zebulon

To celebrate their electrifying new record on Friday, Flat Worms hosted a rip-roaring show at Zebulon with support from Kaz Mirblouk and Automatic. For the entirety of the show, audience members were shoulder-to-shoulder with one another – allowing for some serious bouncing. Produced by Ty Segall, Flat Worms fractures through listener-comfortability with their frenetic ear-busting […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
The Schizophonics at The Hi Hat
The Hi Hat was shaking with The Woggles, The Schizophonics and The Two Tens

The Woggles may not be a household name but they have been an active band for over 30 years and they are not slowing down a bit. The garage rock veterans consist of “The Professor” mighty Manfred on lead vocals, Dan Elextro on drums, Buzz Hagstrom on Bass and Flesh Hammer on guitar. I’m thinking […]

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