Stuff by: Steven Ward

Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney gears up to play The Wiltern Los Angeles on June 25 in celebration of his ‘New Stage’ tour

Jesse McCartney is heading to a venue near you this month as the artist continues his New Stage tour in support of his fifth studio album of the same name. With a Los Angeles tour stop at The Wiltern on Saturday, June 25, this will be your one chance to catch the former Dream Street […]

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Rooted
LA newcomers, Rooted will sweep you off your feet with retro-pop single “Waiting”

Meet your new favorite band: Los Angeles indie rock/pop outfit Rooted has officially dropped their debut single with the release of “Waiting.” A vintage summer swooner that aches bittersweetly with lush synthesizers and electric textures over an unattainable crush. Over the jaunty swing of exciting drums and wailing guitars Rooted find an irresistible vein of […]

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Audrey Nuna Deb Never
Audrey Nuna and Deb Never hype each other up on their “chump change” singles

A collision of rising stars — Audrey Nuna and Deb Never have joined forces on a new collaborative set of singles titled chump change. But contrary to its name the two songs the duo recorded are anything but a dime a dozen. Nuna and Never flex their fiery bars on both tracks, from bass-thrummer “sardines” […]

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KAYE
KAYE is back with a luminous pop banger “Neon God”

Burning vibrant and unapologetically sacrilegious of anything that would constrain her voice, pop ethereal KAYE has returned with a blistering anthem in “Neon God.” Between its fireball of gilded riffs and heated synths, KAYE delves into an upbringing that demonized rock and kept her in church camp. But that all changed when she got her […]

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Jacklen Ro
Jacklen Ro share angsty summer jam “Time Bomb” from their upcoming debut album

Just in time for summer indie rock duo Jacklen Ro have released an angsty guitar swooner with their new single “Time Bomb.” Centered around the howling harmonies of Jackie Giroux and Caelen Perkins, the band is gearing up for the release of their debut album this year and is hitting the road along the west […]

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Altopalo
Beyond LA: Altopalo announce new album ‘frenemy’ with new single/video “Altopalo” — LA Date at Zebulon Oct. 15

With the release of their newest self-titled single “Altopalo,” Indiana-based indie-rock quartet, Altopalo has also announced an incoming third album called frenemy. Comprised of close-friends Rahm Silvergalde (singer), Jesse Bielenberg (bassist), Mike Haldeman (guitarist), and Dillon Treacy (drummer), the band’s new song also marks the beginning of a different collaborative approach to writing their songs. […]

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Ólafur Arnalds
Ólafur Arnalds to perform his ethereal compositions at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, June 14

Icelandic composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Ólafur Arnalds will be bringing his eclectic creations to the Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 14. Known for his blending of classical symphonic music and modern pop sleekness, Arnalds is an extremely prolific creator who has been releasing albums nearly every year since 2007 when he first started. He’s […]

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valleygirl
Valleygirl reveals debut single with euphoric heartbreak anthem “glitterheart”

Valleygirl is the project of San Fernando Valley queer actor and singer/songwriter Max Sheldon, serving as an outlet for his bombastic neo-disco and buoyant pop sensibilities. His new single “glitterheart” is a euphoric manifesto of the kind of illustrious beauty that valleygirl lets burst from his dance-ready hurricanes. Amidst budding bass and shimmering synth-showers, the […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward
Lauren Ruth Ward shares another rapturous rock single with “Messiah”

On her newest single “Messiah” Los Angeles rock revivalist Lauren Ruth Ward explodes onto the scene with all the fanfare of a second coming. “When they come she lets them into her fire / Warm aura feel good supplier,” she howls against the blistering strut of riffs and jittery drums. At the center of “Messiah” […]

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MUNA
Muna share their latest tease from upcoming third album with new single “Home By Now”

Los Angeles trio Muna is back with a new single in the form of “Home By Now,” the latest taste from the band’s upcoming self-titled album. Powered by an anthemic streak of electronica the song carefully balances the band’s sullen lyrics with a dance-ready vibrance. Muna is no stranger to creating ardent odes filled with […]

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Katzù Oso
Katzù Oso shares his radiant debut album and love-letter to Boyle Heights “Tmí”

After the release of two stellar EPs Colour and Pastel, Los Angeles Latinx artist Katzù Oso has finally unveiled his debut album with Tmí. In every way, Oso’s album is an immersion into the Boyle Heights neighborhood he grew up in. And he brings it all to life via the love story that unfolds throughout […]

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Jordana
Get acquainted with rising indie-pop artist Jordana via her personal new album ‘Face the Wall’ — L.A. Date at Moroccan Lounge June 17

With the release of her latest album Face the Wall, indie-pop rising star Jordana has proven herself as a reliable cultivator of lush dynamism and soberingly personal anthems. Los Angeles fans can hear the album live when Jordana arrives to headline the Moroccan Loung on June 17. Harry Teardrop will support. The new album comes […]

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Spill Tab
Spill Tab shares new single with the blisteringly melancholic “Splinter”

The opening of Spill Tab’s newest single “Splinter” paints a blue-toned and bleak image of love succumbing to the pain of sustaining it. “I’m not gonna brave the winter / And wear us thin to say we did,” she murmurs over the song’s moody-riff opening. Just before a pummeling of drums kicks the song into […]

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