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Vintage Gold: The Many Lives of Son House, the Father of Delta Blues

Among the many iconic music moments on the documentary It Might Get Loud, Jack White’s favorite song stands out. He wordlessly pulls a twelve inch record out of a dusty sleeve and places the needle onto the wax. He doesn’t look at anything as he listens, unless you count a blank stare at the art […]

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Vintage Gold: America’s Most Successful Vocal Group in The Supremes

At the height of their rise in the mid-1960s The Supremes had risen to become—and still remain—America’s most successful vocal group, even rivaling The Beatles in terms of international popularity. Although the lineup changed dramatically throughout their run the core group of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross are often recognized as the definitive lineup responsible for […]

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Vintage Gold: Guru — Jazz/Hip Hop Collaboration Still Sounds Just As Smooth 25 Years Later

Known best for fuzing Jazz and Hip Hop in a revolutionary, yet copacetic way, Keith Elam AKA Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) had a knack for combining different styles of music as well as mastering socially conscious songwriting. Guru, who passed away in 2010, left a discography spanning decades that continues to inspire and entertain […]

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Mike Krol
An Interview with Mike Krol — a man of many hats who ultimately makes some stellar garage rock

There is something about being from Milwaukee. Whether it’s the midwestern work ethic or knowing you are on your own as far as any creative pursuits. When you meet a Milwaukeean in a creative field you can bet they had nothing handed to them. Mike Krol is no exception, except… he is. Krol’s path to […]

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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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Best Los Angeles Shows 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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Premiere: Rachel Goodrich is Feeling “Gucci,” According to New Song — Release Party at No Name on Feb 1

Designer idolatry is a real phenomenon. There are brands for everything, resulting in entire Instagram profiles constructed as a monument to Adidas or Louis Vuitton. Local musician Rachel Goodrich spins a tale on her new single “Gucci” using this thread of an idea, turning common label-flaunting into an exercise of self-love. See her perform at […]

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Win Tickets to the Music of The Rolling Stones for Kids at Echoplex

Calling all rock ‘n’ roll parents! One of our favorite show venues (The Echoplex) is hosting a very cool events that is totally family-friendly. In fact, it’s meant for kids. This Sunday, Jan. 27, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Playhouse is brining their infamous show to Los Angeles! Come out to the Echoplex with your kids, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Gabriella Rose
Premiere: In New Song, Gabriella Rose Reveals She Never Stopped Grieving

Nick Cave has been taking questions from fans via the Red Hand Files, and last October he published a submission from someone who had been dealing with many deaths in their life. The question, like most on the site, was spiritual in nature, and Cave began his answer with wisdom that could apply to anyone’s […]

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Album Review: Maggie Rogers finds her footing, finds her voice—shouts it from the mountaintop on Heard It In A Past Life

Performing at the Boston Calling music festival last year, Maggie Rogers stepped-out into the sun in a royal-blue-jumpsuit—trailing the cape that was attached to it behind her—and gave one of the weekend’s most invigorating performances. It was a stellar and lucid moment from an artist who at the time had only a handful of singles […]

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