Monthly Archives: February 2019

Escort
Escort Discos Down for Upcoming Los Angeles Show at The Echo

Escort, the nu-disco band from Brooklyn New York is headed to the city of angels, bringing with them a body-delicious mix of dance music. Escort will perform at the Echo in Los Angeles on Friday, April 26.  Last year the band released two singles, both showcasing the best elements of the band. “Slide,” released in […]

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WAND Announces Upcoming Album “Laughing Matter” + Shares Eerily Soothing Single ‘Scarecrow’

Since their last full-length LP Plum, L.A.-based band Wand announce new album Laughing Matter out April 19th via Drag City. The band recently shared their moody performance video for the first single “Scarecrow”. Directed by Gordon De Los Santos, the video features eerily dark shots of the band mixed in with contemplative close-ups. With a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
CLAVVS rise from the smoke with new EP, share title track “No Saviors”

Amber Renee and Graham Marsh, the best-friend duo behind alt-pop act CLAVVS have shared the title track from their upcoming debut EP No Saviors and it’s the midnight stereo-burner we deserve. In the vein of other dark synth-pop meditators like Banks and Phantogram, CLAVVS build their electronic ballad on a take-no-prisoners sentiment as Renee gives voice to vengeful empowerment. “No […]

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jonny kosmo
Premiere: Jonny Kosmo’s New Single “Jessica Triangle” Promotes Community—See Him at Highland Park Ebell on Feb 27

Songwriting depends on hyperbole. The most common topic, love, is only spoken of at the extreme. We have the classic Dolly Parton line, “I will always love you,” which is the polar opposite of Cher’s sentiment: “Do you believe in life after love?” The feeling will either stay forever or kill you, according to these […]

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Jenna Lotti
Premiere: Fame Haunts Jenna Lotti in Her New Single “Hollywood”

The new single from Jenna Lotti, premiering today, is a perfect example of expectations versus reality. It feels similar to the Nicolas Winding Refn film, The Neon Demon: ethereal production clouds the story of a rising star. Shortly after Lotti wrote it, she herself would move here from Boston; in spite of that, “Hollywood” doesn’t […]

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Zoe Elaine |
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Best Los Angeles Concerts of the Month — February 2019

It’s February and there’s some dope concerts going off in Los Angeles! As always, we focus on lesser known / indie acts, but don’t be surprised if you see a few well-known names in the mix. This month of February, catch recommended acts such as:  SOAK at Moroccan Lounge, Helaine & the Hurricanes at The […]

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SOAK doubles-down on youthful rebellion on video for “Knock Me Off My Feet”

Bridie Monds-Watson, the cutting singer/songwriter behind SOAK, has shared the video for her single “Knock Me Off My Feet” off her upcoming sophomore album Grim Town. The 22-year-old  tackles all manner of small-town mania on the album, mingling a suffocating nostalgia for adolescence with the disorienting modernity of her early adulthood, and the new single is […]

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Steven Ward |
Lisa Papineau
Premiere: Lisa Papineau Debuts ‘Beautiful’ Single—New Album and Live Zebulon Show To Follow

Lisa Papineau, who has worked with bands such as Air and M83, has new pieces of worldly soft rock to share; she has a live show planned at Zebulon on February 24. She is known to travel frequently, calling Vermont, California and France all her homes. Her new album, Oh Dead On Oh Love, comes out […]

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Zoe Elaine |
The Dils at the Casbah in San Diego Photo by ZB Images
The Dils: Preserving Punk for The Next Generation — photos from recent Los Angeles and San Diego gigs

Recently, in the middle of Chinatown, a phoenix rose from the ashes at The Grand Star Jazz Club. It had been 40 years since the world heard Chip Kinman play songs from his legendary punk band The Dils. After the loss of his brother, founding member Tony Kinman (Tony 19), earlier this year and at […]

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Kim Zsebe |