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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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Song Premiere: Francine Thirteen Flaunts Female Empowerment in “The Huntress”

Though she is not new to creating music, the name Francine Thirteen may be new to you. A quick sift through her Soundcloud will enlighten any layperson what her music is all about, namely, feminine power that bucks male narratives. Her latest project is titled “Lust Heals, Give Me My Sin Again,” of which the […]

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EP Premiere: Four New Songs from Raener Make a Cohesive Debut

The new EP from local four-piece Raener is a big deal. It came together a few months ago at a serene beach house in Santa Barbara. This was after, according to my calculation, the band–consisting of Daniel Fox, Will van Boldrik, Zach Bilson, and Daniel Vanchieri–had played every single intimate venue in the city, and […]

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oddnesse
Hot Band Alert: Entering the World of Oddnesse

It’s hard to imagine the world without constant turmoil, isn’t it? Last week was a doozy given all the natural disasters, from hurricanes to wildfires to an earthquake that should give every Angeleno some cause for concern. Art is a healthy distraction. Songs can transport you to another world, or rather connect you through a […]

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Let new songstress Jesse Jo Stark haunt your ears with her song “Deadly Doll”

Haunting all the way from the seventies Laurel Canyon hideaway that she evokes, femme-fatale Jesse Jo Stark prefers her gloom in the sunlight on her new song “Deadly Doll.” Crawling out from under lush reverb and the hot desert twangs of guitar strings, Stark’s powerful croons tear longingly at her grim atmospherics. Produced by Jason […]

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nvdes
Hot Band Alert: NVDES Bare All on La NVDITÉ Vol. 1

NVDES Local DIY pop outfit, NVDES, has earned a reputation for eccentricity. They released their debut Life With Lobsters EP less than a year ago, giving very little information about the band itself until it was out. Frontman and main collaborator, Josh Ocean, said this was “to establish the world in which NVDES exists,” one […]

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Ella Vos
Hot Artist Alert: Ella Vos — get lost in her lulling vocals that serenade with meaningful lyrics

After featuring her January School Night gig as a Best Show of the Night, Los Angeles vocalist / songwriter, Ella Vos quickly peaked our attention. With a vocal prowess that is smooth and lifting, and at times seducing, Ella Vos captivates with her enchanting range. Songs like “You Don’t Know About Me” are singalong perfection. Vos’ […]

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Vector Xing
Song Premiere: Vector Xing Mourns Innocent Black Lives Lost on New Single, “Funeral”

The first the world heard from the duo Vector Xing was a subdued lounge pop EP released in 2015 called 440Hz. It was comprised of synth-based tracks sporting simple, bold blocks of color for cover art and featured a haunting voice belonging to Stevan Cablayan. He has grown significantly in the past two years, both […]

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Sinéad Harnett
Hot Artist Alert: Sinéad Harnett makes LA debut at The Echoplex

Sultry and smooth, London’s Sinéad Harnett is making her way to Los Angeles with a headline show date at The Echoplex on Monday, October 30th. For lovers of all that silky smooth r&B, Harnett’s upcoming performance at The Echoplex is a show you will not want to miss. This budding vocalist is on the rise, […]

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Umm
Stefanie Drootin and Chris Senseney of Big Harp Didn’t Stutter in New Project, Umm

Stefanie Drootin and Chris Senseney have formed a new apathetic project, appropriately called Umm, with a full-length LP due out next week. The two of them have been playing in bands for over a decade, separately when they were younger and more recently together, with drummer Daniel Ocanto, in Big Harp. Their origins lie in […]

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