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Hippo Campus
An Interview with Hippo Campus — we talk social media, the cathartic nature of songwriting, and short attention spans

It’s really easy to write-off Hippo Campus as just another indie-pop band. From their young age to their weird name, they have all the markers of the average Bandcamp musician. But the Minnesota-based quartet, comprised of Jake Luppen (vocals), Nathan Stocker (guitar), Zach Sutton (bass guitar), and Whistler Allen (drums), are able to set themselves […]

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Sego Promises New LP Soon, Prepares for Headlining Show at the Echo This Thursday

A New Era of Sego Walking down an unassuming street in an industrial area just a few blocks from Chinatown, I feared I was lost. When I approached the tall iron fence that guards The Cube, I searched for remnants of rock stars, but it was a quiet afternoon, with only some nondescript trucks parked […]

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Pop-rock icons Sparks talk reinvention twenty-three albums in — L.A. dates at El Rey

Sparks Release 23rd Full-Length Album with Three Los Angeles Dates at the El Rey With a discography spanning decades and legacy of influences across genres, Los Angeles-born pop and rock act Sparks have made a career out of reinvention that’s culminated recently into the release of their twenty-third studio album, Hippopotamus. Comprised at its core of […]

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An Interview with Meredith Lockwood of Indie Jams: tasty musical treats you can eat

Food is the new rock n’ roll, a sentiment echoed throughout the ever popular, growing world of celebrity chefs, recipe blogs galore, hyped up food mashups in the social media spotlight, and the continuous roll out of “must have” kitchen gadgets. The spiciness of Sriracha may give you a similar thrill to that of jumping […]

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Interview with Big Black Delta: How chatting with a friend landed him a dream Debbie Gibson collaboration

Jonathan Bates was sitting with a friend at a bar discussing his solo project Big Black Delta. Bates wasn’t even sure he wanted to continue the project, but his friend asked him if he could work with anyone, who would he choose? “I just said Debbie Gibson, because I love her music,” Bates relayed via […]

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An Interview with The Heavy: We Talk New Album “Hurt & The Merciless,” Marmite and Grand-Dad Dancing to DJ Jazzy Jeff

I’ve been a fan of UK rock n’ soul band The Heavy for some time now, instantly hooked by their big, 2009 hit single “How You Like Me Now?” and then again by their 2012 release The Glorious Dead. So when I found out that their new album, Hurt & The Merciless, was dropping April […]

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Interview with La Sera: Discussing their new record and the role Ryan Adams played in producing it

If you read anything about indie pop darlings La Sera‘s new record Music For Listening to Music To, you undoubtedly will see the name Ryan Adams somewhere in the first paragraph (like I did just now), maybe even the sub-headline. While Adams worked his magic on the production side of things, newly-married Katy Goodman and Todd […]

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Interview with POLIÇA: An in-depth discussion of their new politically charged album “United Crushers”

On Friday, March 25, Minneapolis synthpop band POLIÇA returns to Los Angeles for a date at the Fonda Theatre. They had a busy week during SXSW in Austin, playing upwards of a half-dozen shows during that stretch. Their new album United Crushers dropped a few weeks ago via Mom + Pop Records and it is a very […]

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An interview with Meg Myers: figuring things out as she goes along

Meg Myers has long been on our radars as an up-and-coming musician in the alt-rock scene, particularly as she’s made her ascent while living in Los Angeles. She’s drawn comparisons to acts like Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple but in an interview we did with her last year, she told us her influences were more […]

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Out from under the microscope: an interview with rising pop-star Ryn Weaver

Last June, a song exploded in the music blogosphere that had tons of people asking one question: Who the f*ck is Ryn Weaver? When the wildly addictive “OctaHate” arrived on the scene last year, there was very little information out there on the talented singer-songwriter behind the track. Now almost a year-and-a-half later, the 23-year-old […]

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