Monthly Archives: March 2019

Donna Missal
Donna Missal Empowers and Inspires with incredible performance at El Rey

Donna Missal‘s prom-themed “This Year” tour held its second to last night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles this past Friday. The crowd was an enthusiastic smattering of hip high schoolers and retired Death Cab fans seeking a modern muse. Opening up for Donna Missal at the El Rey was Samia. She is […]

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Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle wrestles with existentialism in new video for “Every Single Thing”

Open Mike Eagle has shared a new video for his song “Every Single Thing” off his EP What Happens When I Try To Relax directed by Spencer Garland. The video follows the existential crisis of main protagonist Michel (Tracy Kernell) as he tries to reconcile the arbitrary value of the things around him with any […]

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CHAI band
CHAI charms The Echo Los Angeles with their unique Japanese Punk

My story with CHAI started a couple of weeks ago at SXSW. In 2015, SXSW was a trampoline for CHAI in the United States, and from then, they have toured around the country. I was aware they were coming to Los Angeles and it was a nice surprise to stumble upon the Volcom Garden show […]

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The Songery
Hot Artist Alert: Avant-garde and genre-hopping, The Songery is a breath of fresh air for singer/songwriters

Crafting the kind of swift, uplifting pop that seeks to “peel back the mask that humanity can so easily wear,” The Songery—a.k.a. singer/songwriter Alexandria Leon—boasts an avant-garde touch to her music. Her latest single “The Dark” is a budding, melodically enthused anthem to new beginnings—of which Leon herself appears to be on the cusp of. […]

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Snowball ii
Snowball ii premieres new song “Lost in Juarez” off upcoming record Eaton Super 10

Los Angeles-based rock band Snowball ii have premiered a new song in the form of “Lost in Juarez,” a heady piece of noisy-shoegaze that meanders on the edge of Jackson Wargo’s droning. The song is off the band’s upcoming record Eaton Super 10 and writhes with a kind of unmitigated angst and lucidness—interluded heavily with […]

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Pinky Pinky
L.A. trio Pinky Pinky prove once more why they need to stay on your radar with jangly new tune “Do Me Dirty (Charlie)”

A light, jangly tune with just the right amount of fuzz, “Do Me Dirty (Charlie)” is the latest single from Los Angeles trio Pinky Pinky. Produced by Hanni El Khatib and Jonny Bell, “Do Me Dirty (Charlie)”is the first offering of new music from the Pinky Pinky since the 2018 release of their Hot Tears EP. Comprised of […]

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Frankie and the Witch Fingers at Teragram Ballroom
Frankie and the Witch Fingers rip through explosive performance at Teragram Ballroom

Following the release of their latest record ZAM!, L.A. based Frankie and the Witch Fingers erupted on stage Wednesday night at the Teragram Ballroom. While they were technically opening up for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, the psyched-out punk-inspired outfit’s slot had a ginormous life of its own. With the Frankie and the Witch Fingers’ undeniable explosive […]

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Wild Belle
Wild Belle return with funky-saxophones and sizzling-rock bombast on “Everybody One Of A Kind”

Wild Belle, the funk-rock concoction of sibling duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman, have built their rising musical career on an ever-changing foundation of influences, sounds, and enigmatic worlds—and the engulfing textures of their third studio album Everybody One Of A Kind is no different. A drifting, passionate mixture of sizzling rock bombast and elusively funky […]

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teragram ballroom
Operators return with LP2, Tour and LA Show at Teragram

Electro-dance-punk group Operators are headed to Los Angeles with a headline show scheduled at the Teragram Ballroom for Thursday, June 13. Operators  have announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and hitting venues across the U.S. through July. The Montreal based project created by Daniel Boeckner, (Wolf […]

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Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi comes to LA’s Pico Union Project

Rhiannon Giddens stunning new collaborative project with Italian percussionist/accordionist Francesco Turrisi is coming to Los Angeles for a very special performance at Pico Union Project. Titled the ‘There Is No Other Tour,’ Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi will perform at Pico Union on Saturday, October 19. Giddens’ new duo album with Francesco Turrisi, ‘There Is No […]

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