Monthly Archives: February 2019

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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Premiere: Singer-songwriter Susy Sun soars on new single “The Way The Wind Blows”

With the kind of piercing croons that as much wrap themselves in tenderness around the heart as they do make it shiver, singer/songwriter Susy Sun has made herself known with the eponymous single from her upcoming album, “The Way The Wind Blows.” Above a lilting piano ballad that eventually surges alongside Sun’s soaring vocals, the […]

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Steven Ward |
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Vintage Gold: The Mother of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When people generally think about the origins of rock ‘n’ roll, immediate thoughts go to Elvis’s shaky legs, Chuck Berry’s tumbling and electrifying riffs, or Little Richard’s clunky piano backbeats. However, none of this would have been possible without the legacy of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Elvis studied her instrumentation carefully. She was the first to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans
Premiere: Try Not To Get Caught in Paul Bergmann’s “MaL.A.ise”

Our sunny city provides plenty of reasons to brood. Recently, the rain has not been a positive influence on anyone’s mood. Though he doesn’t officially live here anymore, Paul Bergmann can relate—he wrote a song to that end. “MaL.A.ise” will appear on the next album from the Fair Moans, Make Yourself at Home; listen to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Five Reasons Just Like Heaven Fest is the mixed-CD you once burned for your crush

Seemingly out of the blue Just Like Heaven Fest has emerged to offer-up one of the biggest throwbacks of indie-rock of the year with a lineup that lays on the nostalgia rather thick. With synth-pop outfit Passion Pit celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their debut album Manners it appears that other late 00s artists have decided […]

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Steven Ward |