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Barns Courtney
Hot Artist Alert: Barns Courtney talks going from sleeping in his car to viral sensation — LA date at Troubadour

Interview Feature by Steven Ward Wandering around the Warner Bros. studios, gawking at all the Harry Potter memorabilia, Barns Courtney is on top of the world. With a Conan O’Brian appearance slated to air that night, a debut album on the way, and two viral hit singles, you would be hard pressed to believe that the […]

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Hot Band Alert: Howls mesmerizes and haunts on new single “White Noise”

Photo by J. Viles Within the first few second of the track “White Noise” by Los Angeles duo Howls, a number of different thoughts immediately jumped into my head. The electronically-fused track sounds as though it could serve as an updated score for the chase through the corn maze in “The Shining” — or even […]

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Hot Band Alert – New York’s Beacon leaves the bedroom for the dancefloor on L1

Beacon is a Greenpoint, New York based duo that came to blog attention in 2011 with their R&B styled debut No Body. Since then they released their similarly R&B leaning debut The Ways We Separate (2013), decided they weren’t into R&B anymore, and released a handful of remixes in 2014 which included, Tycho’s “See”, Thomas […]

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Hot Band Alert: King Callis and Black Peace Invite You To Brunch

King Callis is the most notable member of North Carolina’s small Black Peace artist collective. On his lush debut mixtape Brunch (Food For Thought) he establishes the crew as a serious musical force, one with a keen ear for production and a palpable hunger for success. Throughout the tape, Callis’ beats are front and center; […]

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Hot Band Alert: Boolan – Debut single “Passenger” is a charming dream pop number

Watch out Los Angeles! Five piece indie dreampop outfit Boolan may be new to the scene, formed just earlier this year, but they are ready to bring down the house. The group is comprised of Andru Bautista (rhythm guitar), Patrick Maniquis (lead guitar), TJ Perez (drums), Juan Rodriguez (bass) and Selena Vernon (vocals). The band […]

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Hot Band Alert: Flames of Durga — like two maenads taking part in a rite of delirium

Like two maenads taking part in a rite of delirium, twin sisters Beah and Cecilia Romero of the new East Los Angeles band, Flames Of Durga sure know how to put on an impressive rock show. Not only do these fierce brunettes deliver those early female punk vibes (think Babes In Toyland and Bikini Kill), but they’re […]

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Hot Band Alert: East LA’s The Bloodhounds dish up mouthwatering rock ‘n’ roll

If you had any fear that rock n’ roll was dead, don’t worry because all the things that you love about it are alive and kickin’ now that East Los Angeles four-piece The Bloodhounds have released their debut studio album, Let Loose!  via Alive NaturalSound Records. Power pop legend Arthur Alexander (Sorrows, The Poppees) produced this […]

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Hot Band Alert: Ex Hex — Mary Timony’s new power trio is about to let it “Rips”

Feature by Ziv Biton Mary Timony of Ex Hex has no first gear. Or, if she did, she revved up to 4th (and probably 5th) a while ago and has since busted the clutch. Listing off her prolific career arc is daunting; even if you started right now you would be hard pressed to accomplish […]

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Hot Band Alert: Butter The Children

What does the band name Butter the Children make you think of? The name itself may be kind of strange to hear at first. It probably even sets a weird image in your head, but not to fear — Butter the Children offer more than just a weird band name that isn’t Google search friendly. […]

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New Music Video: Herculion – Use Me (Bill Withers Cover)

L.A. blues, rock n’ roll duo Herculion, consists of guitarist/vocalist Aaron Silverstein and drummer, Mitchel McKenzie. While they’ve only been together since 2011, these guys already know how to draw some fresh, raw feeling out of a classic track, and that track being Bill Withers’ it’s complicated-relationship standard, “Use Me.”  While Withers’ version was as smooth […]

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Hot Band Alert – The Dire Honeys

For those that enjoy that old-timey Americana roots sound, with a touch of downhome blues — Massachusetts’, the Dire Honeys are just the sweet dose of new music you need to add to your iTunes library. The darling East Coast vixens are as fresh as newly plucked roses and began creating music together in December of […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Hot Band Alert: Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate – Album Review

Hot Band Alert: Vinyl Williams – Lemniscate – Album Review While the Los Angels-based Viny Williams, led by the 22-year-old Lionel Williams, offer some trippy motives — I prefer to let the sound speak for itself. Falling into the shoegaze and psyche pop genres, Vinyl Williams carves out a much more primal niche with their debut […]

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Hot Band Alert: Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three

  Celebrating that early Americana with a vibrant mix old-timey sound, Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three embrace all the musical goodness of yesteryear and deliver it in a classic package to captivate the rhythmic ears of today. Sprouting from St. Louis, Missouri — a city rich in the musical culture of blues, jazz […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |