Tag Archives: alt pop

Gordi’s Debut LP Earns Your Trust with Its Emotional Honesty

This Thursday you’ll want to make your way to Resident in Little Tokyo to see Australian alt pop sensation Gordi before her debut LP drops next week. The record is titled Reservoir, which refers to a space brimming with emotion, where one may wade when mulling over life. If she brings even a fraction of […]

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Erin McCarley
Single Premiere: Erin McCarley drops riveting single “Die Die Die” (with stunning artwork to match)

Nashville’s Erin McCarley has dropped a fierce new single titled “Die Die Die,” and it’s quite the scrumptious banger. With summer officially here, this is the kind of soulful alt-pop you want blasting at that hotel pool party or summer BBQ. “Die Die Die” is McCarley’s fourth single. The song’s beats are fresh and will […]

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The Brinks
Song Premiere: Stream The Brinks’ sweet new single “Honey”

Los Angeles duo The Brinks have premiered their sizzling summer single “Honey.” Sweet as the delectable treat itself, “Honey” booms and rattles with all that addictive alt-pop and an oh-so-tasty hook: “oooooh, drip drip like honey…” Slather “Honey” onto your summer pool party playlist or drip it all over your favorite beach, whatever you choose […]

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Bishop Briggs
Los Angeles Acts That Kicked Ass in 2016 — Bishop Briggs

From the moment we first heard Bishop Briggs’ compelling breakthrough single “Wild Horses,” we knew this girl had it going on. Intrigued by her soulful voice and dope-ass beats, with all but a few songs released to her name, Bishop Briggs quickly turned heads (including ours). From her former home of Hong Kong and Japan, […]

Alina Bea
Alina Bea Brings Star Power and Strings to the Bootleg Bar

In the gentrified crannies of major cities, concerts are often more about the hype behind the performer’s brand name than the actual experience itself, making the path to success especially daunting for underground musicians who haven’t had help from the corporate generators of the music industry. “Free Monday night residency at the the Bootleg Bar” […]

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Kishi Bashi Returned to LA for a Joyful and Emotional Show at the Belasco

Without fully recovering from the mania that was Beach Goth over the weekend, I eagerly jumped at the chance to see Kishi Bashi at the Belasco this past Monday. I was first introduced to his whimsy with his newest LP, Sonderlust, an album I loved without context. This would be my first time seeing him live, […]

Photos: DRAEMINGS rings in birthday with sold-out gig at Resident in Downtown L.A.

On October 18, DRAEMINGS’ emerged to play another spectacular sold out LA show at the Resident in addition to celebrating singer Kimi Recor’s birthday. DRÆMINGS, the musical incarnation of singer and multi-instrumentalist Kimi Recor, conjured up an indescribable, intoxicating, and infectious post punk-kissed alternative show from the band’s new album, the Eternal Lonesome. Listen to […]

Zella Day
Zella Day rocks LA, Fleetwood Mac cover among highlights at high-energy Fonda Theatre set

Sometimes, pop music doesn’t make sense to me. Tuesday night, emerging alt-pop artist Zella Day headlined at the Fonda Theatre, supporting her debut album Kicker. It’s an impressive debut record with catchy tracks featured all throughout. I’d put it up against some of the better-performing stuff in the genre. Despite these opinions, the show wasn’t […]

Halsey rips industry at first sold-out Fonda show, teens scream, riveting alt pop performance

Wednesday night marked the first of two sold-out shows at the Fonda Theatre for rising alt-pop star Halsey, touring in support of her highly-acclaimed debut full-length album Badlands. It’s been a meteoric ascent for the 21-year-old. This marked the fourth time I’ve seen her perform live, beginning with an early-day timeslot at May’s Hangout Fest in Gulf […]

Stream Grimes’ new song “Scream” ft. Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes

I scream, Grimes screams, we all scream for Aristophanes. Fans of Vancouver-native Claire Boucher, who is better known by her stage name Grimes, have been waiting with baited breath for her newest LP, Art Angels, which will be out digitally this Friday. Boucher wrote this record in LA, leaving behind her usual process which she […]

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