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Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten “sold out the fucking Ace” and delivered an electrifying performance

Friday night and the feeling was so right down town at the Theatre at Ace for a night of musical therapy. Sharon Van Etten sold the beautiful space out to strike us with her matchless talent. Warming up the audience was Nilüfer Yanya. The young musician hails from West London with great presence. I know […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
the black ryder
The Black Ryder at The Echo: January 14, 2011 – Photos & Show Review

Looking absolutely gorgeous and badass dressed all in black, Australia’s The Black Ryder took the stage for their very first Los Angeles show at The Echo last Friday night January 14, 2011. The duo Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper (both ex-Morning After Girls) created some psychedelic jams that had me in a trance. When […]

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Mon Laferte
Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández duet on “Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor” a love letter to Mexican culture

Mon Laferte and Alejandro Fernández duet on “Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor” a love letter to Mexican culture

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Steven Ward |
sampa the great jungle pussy
All Black Queens to the Front: Rap Alongside Sampa the Great and Junglepussy by Entering “Time’s Up” Remix Competition

The world is finally ready for Sampa the Great. The Zambian rapper, raised in Botswana and currently based in Australia, represents the electric underground rap scene, always sure to incorporate elements of herself—from her lyrics to Afro-centric instrumentation in a track’s production. Her fierce flow has been matched recently by Krown and Junglepussy, on “Time’s […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Fischer King
Premiere: Fischer King gets “Lost” in a well of murky feelings on powerful new single

Fischer King, the alt pop producer/songwriter who crafts “pitch-black” soundscapes that split the difference between James Blake and Nine Inch Nails has shared a new single in the form of “Lost.” King’s vocals carry the bulk of the song’s emotional weight, his deepening murmurs and whispers digging themselves into his disorientation–but then the track dips […]

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Steven Ward |
Daniela Andrade
Daniela Andrade’s end of summer jam “Puddles” is perfect for the oddest summer in memory

Honduran-Canadian artist Daniela Andrade’s songs, and by extension her music videos, have always had this ability to slip us into the most sublime of fever-dreams. Her newest single “Puddles” finds Andrade in a similar role: jamming out to her own music in public, a staple of any Andrade music video. While previous films were shot […]

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Steven Ward |
Nancy Sanchez
Nancy Sanchez shares a pandemic-era single for Dia de los Muertos with “La Maldita Bruja”

On the heels of her newest album La Gran Civilización, Mexican-born singer/songwriter Nancy Sanchez has refused to relent and has shared a haunting new single in the form of “La Maldita Bruja.” Reworking a Dia de los Muertos classic and redefining those iconic females roles that emerged from it, like La Llorna, Sanchez manages to […]

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Michi Reflects on Isolation in New Single “Escondida”—Sugarbaby EP Due Oct 16

If you’re haunted by regrets, Michi might be able to help. Her new single will appear on her debut EP, Sugarbaby, due out October 16th, which is already shaping up to be a delicious release. The Los Angeles native released her first single last summer, and every sound since has been just as groovy. Case […]

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Zoe Elaine |
NYIKO
NYIKO’s newest Single Evokes A Nostalgic Sound and Creates a Space for Mental Health in the Conversation of Masculinity

Los Angeles based synth-pop artist NYIKO takes masculinity to new heights with his newest single “Call the Boys.” Featuring bass by Maggie Toth of Vagabon and guitar from longtime collaborator Niles Gregory, “Call the Boys” is expertly constructed and adds a new layer to the concept of masculinity by rejecting its conventionality and making space […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Perto and Banoffee Team Up for “I Miss You,” Recorded Between Melbourne Lockdowns

The pandemic is at once a worldwide and fiercely local phenomenon—Los Angeles has been at varying stages of locked down over the past six months, while Melbourne, Australia had a period where their restrictions were lifted before a second wave of infections began to spread. In that short requiem, Perto and Banoffee were able to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Rhye
Rhye composes an ode to the bliss of young love on “Helpless”

One of the big (and more positive) themes in the art and music being made in isolated quarantine right now is an appreciation and affirmation of the importance of art in our lives in moments of paralyzing crisis. Rhye‘s new single “Helpless” and its accompanying video captures all the blissfulness of falling in love–the way […]

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Steven Ward |
Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc shares gorgeous new anthem to perseverance just when we need it most on “Hold On Tight”

Aloe Blacc has shared another single from his upcoming third album All Love Everything, with his newest single “Hold On Tight,” a shining anthem encourages vulnerability and perseverance with its choir-backed, surging melody. Blacc has a penchant for filling his grandiose soundscapes with big themes and an even bigger poignancy that transform anthems like “Hold […]

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Steven Ward |