Tag Archives: singer-songwriter

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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Norah Jones at Greek Theatre
Norah Jones enamors fans at Greek Theatre LA with Day Breaks and them some

This past Tuesday, Los Angeles was treated to a special performance by Norah Jones, under the stars at the Greek Theatre as part of her Day Breaks World Tour. After the mini intermission between opening act Valerie June’s set and Norah’s set the whole stage went pitch black. Then one light shined on the piano in the […]

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Neil Young
Neil Young announces two nights at Fox Theater Pomona, shares new protest song “Indian Givers”

Surrounding his dates at the inaugural Desert Trips festival, Neil Young has announced two local dates at the Fox Theater in Pomona. The influential singer-songwriter will perform at the Fox Theater on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13. Supporting Neil Young at both Fox Theater dates are + Promise of the Real. Most recently, Neil Young voiced […]

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Joseph at the Troubadour
Sister trio, Joseph enamor fans at Troubadour while Duncan Fellows charm with playful performance

West Hollywood was in for a very special treat Tuesday night. The Troubadour had a hot bill with Portland’s soul sister trio, Joseph. The night began with close friends, Duncan Fellows, an indie rock band from Austin, Texas. These guys easily became one of my new favorites. On lead vocals and guitar they have Colin Harman, […]

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Donna Missal at the Troubadour
Barns Courtney lights fire under Troubadour, but Donna Missal steals show

One of the quiet blisses of living in the shadow of Los Angeles’ flourishing music scene is that on any given night, a dozen different bands, singers, rappers, and musical creatives can be found cutting their teeth on the nearly endless circuit of clubs, bars, and theaters that dot the city. But of all the places […]

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Hot New Music: Alexandra Savior Shares New Song “M.T.M.E”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter, Alexandra Savior is strutting in hot with another new song set to seduce your senses. Savior has debuted “M.T.M.E,” the second track shared from her forthcoming full-length debut record produced by Arctic Monkey’s frontman Alex Turner. The sultry new number follows “Shades,” the only other song Savior has released to date. Written by 21-year-old Savior and Turner, […]

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Bob Villain at Bootleg Theater
Paul Bergmann’s Album Release at Bootleg Theater Was a Freak Folk Haven Supported by Bob Villain and Matt Kivel

A couple weeks back, I described my adoration for Paul Bergmann’s acoustic masterpiece, Stars and Streams. Friday saw the record’s release, and the Bootleg hosted the album release party this past Tuesday, which I couldn’t resist attending; Matt Kivel and Bob Villain supported Bergmann for a night showcasing several unique songwriters. The opening act of […]

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Paul Bergmann
Album Review: Paul Bergmann’s Stars and Streams is out August 26, LA date at Bootleg

Intimacy Ebbs and Flows in Paul Bergmann’s New LP, Stars and Streams Words: Zoë Elaine At my college radio station, a friend of mine created and hosted a beautiful folk show. It was a program filled with soft melodies and emotional croons. When she graduated, I took it over, but never was able to capture the […]

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Passenger at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Passenger comforts fans at intimate Masonic Lodge show with extraordinary performance

Nestled in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the very quaint Masonic Lodge flooded in with listeners of all ages on an extraordinary Tuesday evening. Better known by his stage name, Passenger, Mike Rosenberg was back in Los Angeles. This being my fourth or fifth time seeing this musician, you could say I was pretty excited. I’ll […]

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Regina Spektor EL REY THEATRE
Regina Spektor Announces Two Concerts at the El Rey Theatre — New Album Remember Us To Life Out Sept. 30

Regina Spektor has announced two intimate Los Angeles performances at the El Rey Theatre.  The acclaimed singer-songwriter, Regina Spektor will take the stage at the El Rey on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30. Performing in support of her seventh album Remember Us To Life, due out September 30 on Sire/Warner Bros. Records, the […]

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lucy dacus
Lucy Dacus delivers warm and gorgeously impressive performance at The Echo

Lucy Dacus had the Echo completely enamored Friday night. The Richmond-based musician is definitely one to keep a solid watch on. Warmly welcomed by the crowd, her set began with her distinctly sharp and crisp vocals. I was instantly caught under her spell and carried away into the many stories she had to share that […]

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Julien Baker at Outside Lands 2016 photos
Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Julien Baker — penning emotionally cathartic tunes that make you feel all the feels

As Los Angeles’ premier music festival, FYF Fest edges closer, we begin to take a collective look at the lineup in search of missed gems and unfamiliar band names with familiar, one-off tunes we heard at a house party or hip coffee shop. Just because these acts live on the final two lines of the […]

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From Drummer to Frontman, Stream Adam Topol’s Eclectic Debut Solo Album “Regardless of the Dark”

Los Angeles based indie singer-songwriter Adam Topol is widely known as a drummer for the likes of household name acts such as Eddie Vedder, Ziggy Marley, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Cliff and David Gilmour, to name a few. Now, the talented drummer has stepped up from behind his kit and has taken the floor as frontman. […]

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Franky Flowers at Bootleg Theater
Margaret Glaspy and Her Incredible Voice Shone at the Bootleg, Supported by Franky Flowers

Margaret Glaspy is a rapidly rising star. She has been featured in some of the most high profile publications imaginable — The New Yorker, New York Times, NPR — and she deserves it. As the youngest in a family of musicians living in northern California, Glaspy learned to play the fiddle, but eventually abandoned it […]

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Amy Blaschke
“Breaking The Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, Out July 1st — Record Release at Grand Ole Echo

There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke […]

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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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Adeline HOtel
Adeline Hotel Delivers Uniquely Brilliant Americana Record with It’s Alright, Just the Same

The first line of Adeline Hotel’s newest release, It’s Alright, Just the Same is a roundabout expression of devotion. “I’ve got time of yours to waste,” Daniel Knishkowy sings, “you don’t know it yet but just you wait.” The track, called “Oh Well,” is a tender ballad with a two-minute ending which I consider to […]

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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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Natalie Prass
Natalie Prass will headline The Echo in October

Natalie Prass has booked a headlining show date at The Echo on Friday, October 23. The charming singer-songwriter, who toured as a member of Jenny Lewis‘ band last year just released her debut self-titled album this past Janaury and she’s ready to showcase it for Los Angeles fans. We last caught Prass at SXSW: “Her […]

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Courtney barnett
Courtney Barnett tops two nights at The Roxy with charismatic performances

The super charismatic and totally relatable, Courtney Barnett just finished up two back-to-back sold out shows this weekend at The Roxy. The Melbourne singer/songwriter has certainly made a name for herself over these last couple years and it doesn’t look she’ll be leveling out anytime soon. While people weren’t lining up for hours to get […]

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