Tag Archives: folk

The Lumineers at Greek Theatre
The Lumineers announce Hollywood Bowl date for October

Popular folk band The Lumineers will headline the Hollywood Bowl on October 5 in a concert presented by KROQ. It’s been several years since they found large-scale success on the shoulders of their self-titled debut and the band now has a new album Cleopatra due out April 8, via Dualtone. The single “Ophelia” (which can be heard […]

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Kevin Morby drops new video for “Dorothy,” plays Bootleg Theater in June

Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby wowed us at FYF Fest last year and we’ve been anxiously awaiting new tunes from him ever since. Morby has delighted us with a new video for the song “Dorothy,” which comes off his upcoming album Singing Saw, due out April 15 via Dead Oceans. In the video, Morby walks down a […]

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Kera and The Lesbians
Kera and The Lesbians’ Record Release Show at Basic Flowers Reeks of Authenticity and Manic Passion

At a non-decrypt spot in downtown Los Angles you’ll come across a grungy “store front” called Basic Flowers. Inside there’s a room with only a single standing lightbulb, random chairs set against walls, a table made out of a house shutter, a stick tree displaying shirts for sale that are designed with sharpies.  Wandering your […]

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Kera and The Lesbians
An Interview with Kera Armendariz — blazing her own trail, loneliness and debut LP release with Kera and The Lesbians

Kera of Kera and The Lesbians is unmistakable. Not easily defined or categorized she roams the tumultuous landscape of life owning who she is while embracing the dream of what she is yet to become. Born and raised in San Diego to conservative parents, Kera is one of four children. She knew early on that […]

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Ker and The Lesbians
Video Premiere: Watch Kera & The Lesbians’ new video for “Green”

When a song has the ability to get stuck in your head, especially when it’s not a cookie cutter pop number, it speaks to the song’s staying power. Los Angeles alt folk outfit, Kera & The Lesbians have delivered a unique, yet pleasantly approachable gem with their new song “Green,” off the band’s forthcoming debut album. […]

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Omar Velasco
Hot Artist Alert: Omar Velasco Steps Into the Spotlight with New Album “Golden Child” and Bootleg Residency

Omar Velasco has toured with Jonathan Wilson and A Fine Frenzy, as well as having opened for Tom Petty, Wilco and Neil Young and now the talented singer-songwriter is stepping into the spotlight with his beautifully arranged debut Golden Child, which you can stream and purchase via Bandcamp. He’ll be showcasing the ten brand new tracks at […]

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Matt Costa
Matt Costa to perform free show at Hollywood Roosevelt’s new venue, The Garden

This past October, the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel introduced its latest space, The Garden. Lauded as one of the best new bars in Los Angeles, the popular entertainment industry hangout has also begun hosting intimate shows. On Wednesday, December 9, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will host a special acoustic performance with Matt Costa at its cozy new […]

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my dead air
Hot Artist Alert: My Dead Air — lush and celestial indie folk, watch new video for “Reckless With Your Memories”

From Los Angeles, My Dead Air (aka Dan Ballard) has shared the live video of his newest single “Reckless With Your Memories.” The song is a tender ditty with a celestial vibe, soft guitar strings and a lulling melody that just spreads warmth throughout your body. Ballard’s sweet vocals almost become a lullaby, and definitely […]

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Gregory Alan Isakov at Wiltern
Passenger and Gregory Alan Isakov warm hearts at packed Wiltern show

To begin the gorgeous night of music that was to enchant the Wiltern theatre this past Saturday, Gregory Alan Isakov calmly walked out on stage. It was as though our hearts stopped. Within seconds the room was filled with beautiful melodies backed up by mandolin and guitar. The South African native had brief talks with his audience, […]

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girlpool
Watch Girlpool’s new video for “Pretty”

  It’s less than two minutes and looks like it was shot on an iPhone, but there is a humble beauty to Girlpool’s simple new video for “Pretty.” Directed by Allyssa Yohana, Harmony Tividad, and Cleo Tucker, the video has an eerie feel. The lulling tone of the song is complemented by the out of […]

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