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Hot Artist Alert: Bloodboy – Surfer-turned-musician hits her indie-pop sweet spot with debut EP Best of Bloodboy

Surfer-turned-musician Lexie Papillion aka Bloodboy is an up-and-coming star in the Los Angeles indie music scene, having made some lasting impressions with outstanding live performances at this year’s Echo Park Rising and KROQ’s “One To Watch” series. Despite her burgeoning breakout she’s got a very humble and real sense about her that reveals itself in her […]

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Emily Saex |
Goon
Hot Band Alert: LA-based Goon deliver impressive debut EP with Dusk of Punk — so many flavors

Los Angeles-based musician Kenny Becker, known by the moniker of Goon, just released his debut EP Dusk of Punk and it’s sounding all sorts of awesome. The six track EP has a variety of enticing flavors that result in a never-a-dull-moment kind of experience. With Dusk of Punk, Goon reaches for all your senses; and it’s no […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Ziemba
On Her Debut LP Ziemba Proves Hope is Both Never and Always

Brooklyn-based René Kladzyk calls herself a child of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). When she was nine, her father’s auto industry job was relocated, moving them from Michigan to El Paso, where he met her stepmother from the neighboring Ciudad Juárez. Her childhood largely informs her music — her abandoned Michigan home was used […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Allen Tate of San Fermin
An Interview with Allen Tate of San Fermin: talks of lonely Copenhagen nights that inspired his solo debut Sleepwalker

Allen Tate may be known as the baritone swinging, other-half of San Fermin’s lead-singing duo, but with the upcoming debut of his album ‘Sleepwalker’, this could be the beginning of a beautiful solo career.   As one of the only members of Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s ambitious multi-instrumentalist, baroque-pop collective, Tate is the only member without a […]

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Royal Canoe at The Hi Hat Los Angeles
Royal Canoe outgrow bar shows with their arena-ready sound at Hi Hat debut

About three songs into their set at the Hi Hat in Highland Park this past Friday, it became clear that Royal Canoe had graduated from playing small bars and clubs like the one they were currently in, and were pining for a venue that could hold their grandiose atmospherics. Surging forward on their washed out, […]

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Steven Ward |
Night Talks
Song Premiere: Stream Night Talks’ Bold New Single “Mr Bloom”

Rumbling through with yet another rousing single, Los Angeles quartet Night Talks have premiered “Mr. Bloom,” the second song reveal off their debut full-length record In Dreams. Led by the vocal prowess of Soraya Sebghati’s bewitching croon, “Mr Bloom” wraps you in an anthemic blanket of sounds. From Sebghati’s classic vocals, heightened by the steady […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
J. Marco
Song & Video Premiere: Stream J. Marco’s new single “The Void” — an anthemic power pop ballad full of nostalgia

With bold anthemic flavors that make you just want to jump in and sing-along, Nashville–based guitarist/songwriter J. Marco (formerly of New City Savages) is swooning his way into your heart with his new single “The Void.” Sweet and breezy, the upbeat power-pop ballad will definitely pull on your heartstrings as it takes you through your […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Hot Band Alert: Ray & Remora share ’90s-inspired indie-pop originals on debut album “Startle It Up”

Synth-fueled indie pop duo Ray & Remora made their mark on the Los Angeles music scene in 2014 with their debut EP 1994, which featured covers by prominent indie rock artists of that era such as Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, etc. Their video for the cover of Pavement’s “Gold Soundz” even featured cameos by Pavement front […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Paranoyds — relentless garage punk, best experienced in the flesh

For those days when it’s “fuck this shit o’clock” or you just “can’t even” and seeking musical refuge is the only option to keep from losing your head, Los Angeles garage rockers The Paranoyds have got you covered. The four piece is comprised of Lexi Funston, Staz Lindes, Laila Hashemi and David Ruiz and with […]

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Alexandra Savior at Hote Cafe
Hot Artist Alert: Alexandra Savior bewitches Hotel Cafe crowd with her mischievous charm

Located at the heart of Hollywood’s extravagant entertainment scene, the Hotel Café sits rather unremarkably down a nearby alley, flanked on all sides by majestic venues like the Pantages Theatre and the Hollywood Palladium. Once inside, the Café reveals itself to be a much grander replication of Hollywood’s glory days, with intricate, gold placated architecture leading […]

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Steven Ward |
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