Monthly Archives: July 2018

Hot New Artist Alert: Australian songstress Vera Blue is the required end-of-summer listening you need

Vera Blue might be an unfamiliar name to some at the moment, but the Australian songstress is about to take your summer music playlist by storm with the release of her Lady Powers / Power Ladies Remix EP. The EP is just the latest exciting release from Blue, taking a fiery electro-pop track off her debut […]

Now, Now at the Troubadour
Now, Now make gracious return with sold-out LA show at Troubadour

Indie rock duo, Now, Now, sold out West Hollywood’s Troubadour this past Friday night. After releasing their third record Saved , they’re on a huge tour supporting the comeback tunes. Joining the team on tour was new friend Wens. This rising artist is one to watch! Feeling herself on her first ever tour at the young age of 19, […]

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Premiere: Expect a New EP This Friday from Livingmore, the Band as Tight as the Mafia

Local retro rock outfit Livingmore is regimented in the all right ways. As the band and I loudly chat over coffee on a hot day in Hollywood, drummer Mike Schadel breaks it down: “Everyone has a role,” and with structure, they are able to avoid disagreements and negative energy. Frontwoman Alex Moore jokes, “We’re like […]

In The Valley Below
In The Valley Below dazzle at Moroccan Lounge, Mikey Mike keeps it weird

The new single “Desperate Dance” from the once LA-based/now Grand Rapids-based band In The Valley Below is both a forward-thinking rock/pop anthem ready to rock the rest of the summer and an appropriate title for the move I’ve been doing since I last saw the band back in 2013 at SXSW. The band was just […]

Talker Headlines Exciting Showcase at Madame Siam, Dan Sadin Opens

I’m calling it now: Madame Siam is currently LA’s trendiest venue. There are benefits and drawbacks to the title, but a fun time will always be had at this underground spot. Tuesday night’s show was put on by We Found New Music and put together by Celeste Tauchar, who served as the night’s headliner with […]

Zoe Elaine |
el ten eleven
El Ten Eleven Reveal Final Single Ahead of Banker’s Hill LP

El Ten Eleven is the post-rock band that you either have never heard of or that you love; there is no in-between. Their style is often referred to as dizzying, sometimes as a reference to their love for looping, though also applicable to the layers of sound they manage to squeeze out of a guitar, […]

Zoe Elaine |
Outside Lands to debut “Grass Lands” Marijuana and Cannabis education at 2018 festival

Outside Lands, the music, art, and gourmet food festival that already seemingly had it all, is adding a new focus to its already outstanding lineup of offerings–cannabis. The San Francisco festival has announced plans to debut a “celebration, education, and integration of cannabis products” when it hits Golden Gate Park in a few weeks, making it […]

Steven Ward |
Starcrawler Warm Up For Beach Goth 2018 at The Growlers Pop-Up Event

If you had any reservations about attending Beach Goth 2018, the pop up events will sway you into buying tickets. In anticipation of the festival on August 5th, The Growlers have opened a pop-up shop at a warehouse in Chinatown and are throwing some insane parties. This past Saturday, Starcrawler headlined a raucous night filled […]

Zoe Elaine |
Desert Daze lineup 2018 complete
Desert Daze adds My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, and Julia Holter to 2018 lineup

Desert Daze has announced Phase III lineup additions featuring My Bloody Valentine, Shellac, Julia Holter, Steve Albini (speaking engagement), GUM, Escape-ism, Opening Ceremonies with Ian Svenonius, and Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers! Right now your’e probably screaming for joy with the addition of My Bloody Valentine (I know I am). The 2018 Desert […]

Luke Top Has Been Working Too Hard

Luke Top’s back with a new solo release, and his glee is hardly hidden in his latest single. Top was the frontman of Fool’s Gold until they broke up in 2015, so you may already be familiar with his sugar-coated retro pop. Within twelve months of his band’s split, he turned around and gave us […]

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