Tag Archives: folk

Aldous Harding
Show Review: Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

New Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding is currently on a tour across North America to promote her beautiful new record, Party. The title is a slight misnomer, though, and I knew better than to expect a raucous affair at her LA stop at the Echo last Thursday night. Instead, audiences were entranced by her simplicity. Midnight […]

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The Staves at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever shot by Danielle Gornbein
The Staves enamor L.A. fans (and ghosts) at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Tuesday night served for a lovely night of music at the very intimate Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Guests filled in the dimly lit concert hall to enjoy the musical stylings of British sister act trio, The Staves.  Starting the night off was 24-year-old vocalist and harpist, Mikaela Davis. From Rochester, New York. This […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward
Hot Artist Alert: Making Love With Lauren Ruth Ward

Love. The only true reason for human interaction since the dawn of time. Is it an emotion? An affirmation? Or a web, uniquely connecting many? You can sense it in a song or a glance, but it remains one of life’s mysteries. Despite its elusive and subjective nature, that four-letter word is still the most […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Skyler Day talks balancing her budding acting career with music

Skyler Day Opens Up About Getting Her Start in Music — Residency Dates at The Hotel Cafe   Los Angeles is the city of a thousand concert venues, and because of that it’s easy to forget that many people who come to partake in the revelry of its glitz and glam are here for the […]

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Conor Obserst Salutations
Conor Oberst to headline the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Conor Oberst returns to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles with a headline show date scheduled for Saturday, May 13. Touring in support of his new album Salutations, set for release on March 17 via Nonesuch Records, the album is a companion piece to 2016’s lauded Ruminations. Recorded at the famed Shangri-la Studios in Malibu, the new work […]

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Lord Huron at Teragram Ballroom
Strange trails lead Lord Huron back home for the first of five sold-out nights in LA at Teragram Ballroom

“To the ends of the earth would you follow me?/There’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see.” With such an invitation, Lord Huron kicked off the first of five sold-out nights at the Teragram Ballroom in their hometown of Los Angeles, playing to the packed venue filled with fans who’d been waiting […]

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Michael Kiwanuka
An Interview with Michael Kiwanuka: From folk to electric soul, and what it means to make “human music”

On New Album Love & Hate, Michael Kiwanuka Taps Into Darker Soulful Side and Explores the Meaning of “Human Music” Interview Feature by Anne-Marie Schiefer This year crooner Michael Kiwanuka released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Love & Hate. After scratching several iterations of the album Kiwanuka, working with Danger Mouse, landed on a sound that is subtly bold, […]

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Lucius bring the harmonies and smooth the discord at Observatory show

Indie-pop outfit Lucius took the Observatory by storm Sunday night, filling the venue with their swelling love songs and enchanting two-part harmonies of frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. Rooted firmly in the obvious folk-country inspirations that trace their music, Lucius are defined by the angelic hollers of its lead singing duo, which on their […]

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Ty Segall
Ty Segall Debuts New Single “Orange Color Queen,” Announces Self-Titled Album, Tour with L.A. Dates at Teragram

San Francisco’s experimental rock wunderkind Ty Segall is back with tender folk ballad “Orange Color Queen” Usually one for avant-garde garage rock with heavy distortion, Ty Segall’s latest single “Orange Color Queen” off his upcoming ninth studio album due January 27th via Drag City is certainly a departure with its mellow, acoustic tone. Oozing psychedelic […]

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Adam Torres
Hot Artist Alert: Adam Torres stuns Resident Downtown L.A. with his insanely gorgeous voice

Adam Torres is Seriously the Best Folk Singer We’ve Heard in a While… Those Vocals!   Albuquerque-bred, Austin-based singer/songwriter Adam Torres brought his warm folk-pop to a polite crowd at Resident in downtown Los Angeles, the arts district’s newest music hotspot. His latest record, the Fat Possum-released Pearls To Swine, is one of the year’s […]

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