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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
An Interview with Cautious Clay: Tip-toeing to semi-fame and finding his niche there

Joshua Karpeh is inside an apartment building that is both not his own nor houses anyone he actually knows. He’s there to get a meeting with a leasing agent or manager after spending his morning—in a state of ever-evaporating interest—flipping through a stack of business cards and dialing the numbers printed on them—ten—twenty—forty—sixty-times—fishing for calls […]

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Dafuq … 5 Instant Feels About Coachella 2019

Yesterday, as my husband and I were chillin’ on the couch after putting baby to sleep, he started scrolling through is phone and asked me, “Did the Coachella lineup get announced?” I without even a blink, shrugged my shoulders and replied, “I dunno, did it?” As a music blogger (going on 11 years of Grimy […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Ulrika Spacek
Hot Band Alert: Ulrika Spacek talks their first North American tour, and the Importance of being Earnest

On the final leg of their first U.S. Tour, Ulrika Spacek rips up the stage at Desert Daze 2018. With their debut LP The Album Paranoia released in 2016 and their sophomore LP Modern English Decoration in 2017, the band has made quite a name for themselves in such a short time; from touring with […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
vote midterms
Voting Playlist — songs that inspire change and power to the people

If you got a long line at the polls today, pop this voting playlist on for some inspiration; use it to pump that patriotism back up (we know it’s been down since 2016) and blast the shit out of it when you send off your ballot. Featuring 20 songs that inspire change and power to […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Steady Holiday
Explore Power and Chaos with Steady Holiday at Their Bootleg Show on November 18th

Like many of us, Dre Babinski has found herself exhausted by the country’s state of affairs, so she unpacked her thoughts via songwriting. The record she wrote, Nobody’s Watching, became the sophomore LP under her moniker Steady Holiday upon its release back in August. Now the local artist is on tour, with a stop at […]

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stains of a sunflower
Grit and Grunge Mark New Single from Stains of a Sunflower — LA Show at the Whisky

Natalie Renée is fed up. Her band, the local rock quartet Stains of a Sunflower, has just put out a new single called “Enough,” which is filled to the brim with disdain. The song is the latest release after their self-titled EP dropped back in February. Browse any of their releases and you’ll find yourself […]

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Earthless
Earthless to perform two nights at The Satellite

It’s the end of the year as we know it … San Diego shredders, Earthless have announced a set of end-of-the-year shows including two intimate dates at The Satellite in Silver Lake. Earthless will perform at The Satellite on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14. Joining Earthless at The Satellite will be Volcano. You best […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Anticipation Grows for New Music from Joy Downer

Joy Downer—the moniker for local duo (and live three-piece) as well as the legal name of the band’s frontwoman—has been busy. If you follow them on Soundcloud, you may have noticed that new covers and demos appeared quietly on their page in the past week. It is only the tip of the iceberg.  We’ve known […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Tarfest Music and Art Festival returns as the must-visit, multi-cultural event of the fall

The sixteenth annual Tarfest Music and Art Festival returns to the La Brea Tar Pits Park on Saturday, September 22, bringing with it a host of entertainment and deliciousness for all ages. Thanks to non-profit Launch LA, along with support from sponsors and the local business/art community, the event is once more open to all-ages […]

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