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LadyHawke
Kat Von D and synthesizers: Ladyhawke on the chance encounter that spurned Wild Things

Born out of the swirling cauldron of indie-rock that began to overflow in the early 2000’s and gave us acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a little later Santigold and Dragonette, young Pip Brown  (aka Ladyhawke) made a name for herself with her elegantly crafted, 80’s fueled snythpop hooks. After two critically acclaimed albums and a massive tour for […]

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Skyspace LA
Skyspace LA to host free outdoor block party in downtown Los Angeles featuring Snoop Dogg and more

Another exciting attraction is coming to our fine city of Angels; actually, it’s already here. OUE Skyspace LA will make its public debut this Saturday, June 25. Located at the iconic U.S. Bank Tower, Skyspace LA is California’s tallest open-air observation deck. Not only will thrill seekers be able to take in 360-degree scenic views of Los Angeles, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Barns Courtney
Hot Artist Alert: Barns Courtney talks going from sleeping in his car to viral sensation — LA date at Troubadour

Interview Feature by Steven Ward Wandering around the Warner Bros. studios, gawking at all the Harry Potter memorabilia, Barns Courtney is on top of the world. With a Conan O’Brian appearance slated to air that night, a debut album on the way, and two viral hit singles, you would be hard pressed to believe that the […]

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5 Free Los Angeles Summer Concert Series You Need to Attend

Los Angeles is one of the best cities for a summer vacation, especially for music lovers. Robust with a variety of free shows and summer concert series, L.A. is thee summer travel destination for music. Sure, a lot of concerts and music festivals can come with a hefty price tag, but summers in Los Angeles […]

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How Reunions and Massive Music Festivals Sealed the Orwellian Fate of Rock n’ Roll

Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Every January, there’s that special day on the west coast when the sacred Coachella lineup is announced. We all know the large-font usual suspects by now—the “indie band that still sells tickets off that one hit from 2008,” the “old school rapper you never listen to but want to tell everyone […]

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An Interview with Meredith Lockwood of Indie Jams: tasty musical treats you can eat

Food is the new rock n’ roll, a sentiment echoed throughout the ever popular, growing world of celebrity chefs, recipe blogs galore, hyped up food mashups in the social media spotlight, and the continuous roll out of “must have” kitchen gadgets. The spiciness of Sriracha may give you a similar thrill to that of jumping […]

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Viva Pomona 2016
Viva! Pomona 2016 to feature Shannon and the Clams, Chicano Batman, Alice Bag & more

Viva! Pomona is back! The annual festival known for its underground and up-and-coming selections from around will be headlining in its fifth year by Shannon and the Clams and Chicano Batman. Taking place Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 in the Pomona Arts District, Viva! Pomona will once again take over The Glass House […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Big Black Delta
Interview with Big Black Delta: How chatting with a friend landed him a dream Debbie Gibson collaboration

Jonathan Bates was sitting with a friend at a bar discussing his solo project Big Black Delta. Bates wasn’t even sure he wanted to continue the project, but his friend asked him if he could work with anyone, who would he choose? “I just said Debbie Gibson, because I love her music,” Bates relayed via […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
An Interview with The Heavy: We Talk New Album “Hurt & The Merciless,” Marmite and Grand-Dad Dancing to DJ Jazzy Jeff

I’ve been a fan of UK rock n’ soul band The Heavy for some time now, instantly hooked by their big, 2009 hit single “How You Like Me Now?” and then again by their 2012 release The Glorious Dead. So when I found out that their new album, Hurt & The Merciless, was dropping April […]

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Interview with La Sera: Discussing their new record and the role Ryan Adams played in producing it

If you read anything about indie pop darlings La Sera‘s new record Music For Listening to Music To, you undoubtedly will see the name Ryan Adams somewhere in the first paragraph (like I did just now), maybe even the sub-headline. While Adams worked his magic on the production side of things, newly-married Katy Goodman and Todd […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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