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Stereophonics talk aging with grace and not becoming 90’s one-hit-wonders

In their over two decades run as a band, Welsh rockers Stereophonics have nurtured a commercially successful project that’s established a massive worldwide fan base, released ten albums, and created a catalog of music filled to the brim with hits. With the release a few weeks ago of their tenth studio album Scream Above the Sounds, […]

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Shout Out Louds talk strange tours and being fifteen-year underdogs

Touring in support of their fifth studio album Erase My Mind, Swedish indie-pop band Shout Out Louds are making their long-awaited return to the states. In their fifteen years as a group, they’ve achieved varying degrees of commercial success, opening shows for the likes of The Strokes and The Essex Green in their early years. But […]

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An Interview with The Sounds — the band’s twenty-year run and how they got here

Swedish indie-rockers The Sounds have been together for twenty years, now just as much experts on the music circuit as they are about spending prolonged periods of time with other people. Founded in 1988 by lead-singer Maja Ivarsson, Félix Rodríguez, Johan Bengtsson, and Fredrik Blond, the group added it’s final member Jesper Anderberg after meeting him by chance […]

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The Weather Station and James Elkington Eased the Pain of LA’s World Series Loss at Bootleg Theater

Walking up to the Bootleg Theater on Wednesday night, the streets were quiet. Acoustic guitar was the main feature of the night, with emphasis placed on what felt like each individual string for both acts; James Elkington needed little else aside from the instrument and his voice, though The Weather Station performed as a four […]

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Sego Promises New LP Soon, Prepares for Headlining Show at the Echo This Thursday

A New Era of Sego Walking down an unassuming street in an industrial area just a few blocks from Chinatown, I feared I was lost. When I approached the tall iron fence that guards The Cube, I searched for remnants of rock stars, but it was a quiet afternoon, with only some nondescript trucks parked […]

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An Interview with Colony House: From side job hustles to becoming full-time musicians

Colony House’s tracks can be best described as uniquely indie-rock. With grungier, synthesized songs like “3:20” and soft ballads like “This Beautiful Life”, Colony House’s discography truly embodies the entire spectrum of the genre. Anthemic choruses and uplifting lyrics characterize the bulk of Only The Lonely, the quartet’s sophomore studio album. The Nashville-based band’s lineup […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Pop-rock icons Sparks talk reinvention twenty-three albums in — L.A. dates at El Rey

Sparks Release 23rd Full-Length Album with Three Los Angeles Dates at the El Rey With a discography spanning decades and legacy of influences across genres, Los Angeles-born pop and rock act Sparks have made a career out of reinvention that’s culminated recently into the release of their twenty-third studio album, Hippopotamus. Comprised at its core of […]

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Desert Daze Reveals Set Times for its 2017 Event

Desert Daze is going off this weekend October 12-15 at the Institute of Mental Physics in Joshua Tree, CA. Nestled in the scenic desert, attendees can enjoy a gorgeous natural landscape (and stars for days) including the visionary architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and son Lloyd Wright. This year’s Desert Daze lineup will include: Iggy […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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The Lodge Room in Highland Park, Los Angeles’ newest music venue

Los Angeles gets yet another music venue with Highland Park’s latest piece, the Lodge Room The past decade we’ve been in a live music renaissance with online streaming, music festivals and venues popping up left and right. Just when you think Los Angeles couldn’t possibly get another music venue, it does (seriously, the amount of […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer talks filtering his darkest and honest songwriting yet into new project Jaws of Love

As one of the primary songwriters of Local Natives, chances are you’ve heard Kelcey Ayer’s work unbeknownst to you, as well as holding down his other vocal, keyboard, guitar, and percussion duties in the band. On Hummingbird Ayer’s affinity for piano ballads broke through the ice and even the band’s most recent release Sunlit Youth is unequivocally […]

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Steven Ward |
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