Stuff by: Zoe Elaine

Vector Xing
Song Premiere: Vector Xing Mourns Innocent Black Lives Lost on New Single, “Funeral”

The first the world heard from the duo Vector Xing was a subdued lounge pop EP released in 2015 called 440Hz. It was comprised of synth-based tracks sporting simple, bold blocks of color for cover art and featured a haunting voice belonging to Stevan Cablayan. He has grown significantly in the past two years, both […]

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imaad wasif
Imaad Wasif Added to Desert Daze Lineup on Heels of Career Best LP

Imaad Wasif has an impressive resumé. Wasif has been part of collaborations for most of his career, so the pivot to making his own material felt like a promising turn. He put out three diverse, vaguely spiritual rock-leaning records in the late 2000s, and wrote three more that never made it to release. One Wasif […]

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She-Devils
Hot Band Alert: She-Devils Deliver Unconventional Nostalgia on Debut LP

The Man-Eaters were a fictional all-lady biker gang that terrorized a small Florida town and attacked a rival male biker gang, according to the IMDB description of the 1968 movie She-Devils On Wheels. This is the same film that the Montreal-based duo She-Devils cites as its namesake, but the DIY pop band doesn’t share the […]

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Street Joy
Street Joy Call For Police Accountability on New Single, “Ricochet”

You may remember earlier this summer when Grimy Goods premiered a funky new single from Street Joy, marking a change in the direction of the band’s overall sound. The elements of “Do A Thing” were thoughtful, intriguing even, with lyrics and instrumentation intertwined on several levels. Well, the band released a new song last Friday […]

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Psychic Love
Psychic Love Hypnotizes Audiences at the Satellite for July Residency

Residencies at local venues provide an invaluable service to music lovers across the city. If you’re strapped for cash, you can get in with just the check of an ID and enjoy music all night long. This month, the Satellite hosted a Thursday night residency featuring Psychic Love, a local indie rock group helmed by […]

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Umm
Stefanie Drootin and Chris Senseney of Big Harp Didn’t Stutter in New Project, Umm

Stefanie Drootin and Chris Senseney have formed a new apathetic project, appropriately called Umm, with a full-length LP due out next week. The two of them have been playing in bands for over a decade, separately when they were younger and more recently together, with drummer Daniel Ocanto, in Big Harp. Their origins lie in […]

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Joel Jerome
Video Premiere: Eternally Dancing Joel Jerome Debuts New Video, Album Release Details

Joel Jerome is the reigning king of LA’s underground music scene. You have probably heard about him recently for his work producing for some of the city’s brightest up-and-comers, such as Cherry Glazerr, La Sera, and LA Witch, among others. In a little under a month, we can expect to hear Cosmic Bear Jamboree, a […]

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Geneva Jacuzzi at The Broad -- Photo: Jason Lindley
Honoring an Icon: Broad Summer Happenings Pays Tribute to Nico with Performances by Jenny Hval, Geneva Jacuzzi and more

If you’ve not yet been to the Broad downtown, consider a visit this summer at an installment of the aptly titled Summer Happenings at the Broad. The museum currently features a number of notable exhibits, including Jeff Koons with those picturesque tulips and Michael Jackson and Bubbles; several pieces by Roy Lichtenstein; and of course […]

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Aldous Harding
Show Review: Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

New Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding is currently on a tour across North America to promote her beautiful new record, Party. The title is a slight misnomer, though, and I knew better than to expect a raucous affair at her LA stop at the Echo last Thursday night. Instead, audiences were entranced by her simplicity. Midnight […]

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Street Joy
Song Premiere: Dance With Street Joy on Their Apathetic New Single “Do A Thing”

So says Street Joy about their new single, “Do A Thing,” which you can and should listen to below. Street Joy is a local duo comprised of Jason DeMayo and Scott Zimmerman. They make what some could call rock ‘n’ roll, though to give their newest track any label, especially one so uninspired, feels wrong. […]

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