Interviews

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How subscription service Jukely can start the live music revolution

About a month or so ago, I saw news begin to appear that a “Netflix for concerts” was about to kick off in Los Angeles. As someone who went to 100 concerts last year, my interest was obviously piqued immediately. Enter Jukely Unlimited. After trying the idea out in New York City, it officially launched […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Featured Interview: Beacon discuss their process and how playing live has affected their sound

Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gosset are on tour again with Beacon. On the release of their newest EP L1 the duo have been trying new things and designing new live arrangements to take on the road. When I speak to them over the phone on Friday, they are gearing up for their show in Seattle and […]

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Ziv Biton |
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Hot Band Alert: Dynamic Los Angeles rock duo The Two Tens set to release Volume 3 EP

Dynamic Los Angeles rock duo The Two Tens, aka Adam Bones (guitar/vocals) and Rikki Styxx (drums), are set to release Volume 3 EP, the third of their four volume garage-punk assemblage, on February 10th (2/10!). The duo originally played together in the band Adam Bones but when that band began to falter, they realized that it […]

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Keepin’ It Jewlicious – Jewish Musicians Dish on Traditional Eats

Photo by Got Kosher? Cafe Today marks the first night of Chanukkah, which means Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah song” does its yearly representing of the tribe in between hours and hours of non-stop Christmas music. Though silly it may seem, it is a time when I think of my own Jewish roots. I am transported back […]

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Emily Saex |
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An Interview with POND: the enormity of outerspace, whiskey and jokes

You wouldn’t be able to tell that POND considers their band a tongue-in-cheek affair if you just listened to their music. Throughout their six-year run they have made some of the hardest hitting psych-rock to come out of Australia. Touching on influences as far reaching as AC/DC and Outkast (with some Bowie sprinkled in for […]

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An Interview with Courtney Barnett: Books, Tomatoes and Life On The Road

Courtney Barnett has been on tour for the better part of the last two years. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when I get in touch with her over Skype she sounds relieved to be back home in Australia. “It’s so good to be back and seeing everyone.” she tells me, “it’s been awhile.” […]

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Ziv Biton |
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An Interview with Broods — their meteoric rise will continue with release of new album Evergreen

Just eight months ago, the New Zealand sibling synth-pop duo Broods was making their U.S. debut at Bardot’s It’s A School Night. This past Tuesday, they headlined the El Rey Theatre in front of a sold-out crowd to celebrate the U.S. release of their first full-length album Evergreen, which came out on these shores on […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Viva Halloween! (Even When It’s Not Halloween) — An Interview with P L a N E T S

Interview feature by Emily Saex / Photo by Lemuel Thornton  Anyone that’s seen Los Angeles based music/performance art collective P L a N E T S live can attest to the grand and striking performances that they give, nothing short of 110% every time. P L a N E T S currently have a Halloween […]

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An Interview with Craig Nyman: Get to know Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

Last October, Las Vegas played host to the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival — a two-day fiesta of music, art, food, and learning that took place on the city streets of the rejuvenated downtown Strip. The festival was such a success that this year’s festival has been expanded to include a third day and will […]

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An Interview with Dan Boeckner: From cooking for a living to endless tour life

Photo by Shervin Lainez / Interview Feature by Ziv Biton Dan Boeckner has had a prolific career to say the least. In the last 14 years he has released 13 albums from five different bands. His work with Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and Divine Fits has taken him all over the festival circuit twice over. […]

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