Live Review

Morgan Saint Interview: The Moody Pop Hero Music Needs Now, Teases New Album

04/03/2018

Morgan Saint is a new artist whose five-track 17 Hero EP made a strong first impression. A “moody pop” collection of songs released last fall, the new major music label signee wrote her EP in the span of one summer after graduation and a slew of life experiences. “When I’m writing I write from a super Read More

Nina Nesbitt’s Confessional Pop on Jake Bugg Tour at Ace Hotel DTLA

03/29/2018

There’s something particularly special about a new pop artist on the rise whose songs aren’t your average cookie-cutter pop. At only 23-years-old, singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt seems to know what she’s doing. Her writing feels incredibly personal, emotional and heartfelt; her music blends elements of folk meets alt-pop and R&B; and above all, her music feels Read More

JUNGLE brings explosive modern soul to the El Rey Theatre

12/08/2017

London-based modern soul collective Jungle closed off their United States tour in Los Angeles — and it was fire. The seven-piece music collective played to a sold-out house of soul lovers at the El Rey Theatre on Thursday night. Their infectious live sound, infused with electronic funk and rhythmic percussions showed they know how to Read More

Morgan Saint is Pop Music’s Next Big Act

12/05/2017

Morgan Saint is an artist I had the opportunity to see and meet last Wednesday night in Los Angeles, and little did I know this New York artist would be on her way to become pop music’s next big act. “Exactly a year ago today, I was on a plane from New York to LA,” Read More

Jaymes Young wants you to “Feel Something” on tour with Oh Wonder

10/23/2017

Jaymes Young’s moody electro-R&B sounds feel perfectly familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. “Girl I get stoned on you / Rubbing my bones on you,” he sings in pleasant, clear-cut vocals to a vibing electronic drumbeat. “Nothing else burns like you / Ripping my shirt off you.” With the ability to blend alternative rock, electronic Read More

Company Of Thieves reunite for 10 years of “Ordinary Riches” at The Troubadour

10/07/2017

“It feels like we never stopped,” guitarist, cofounder and cowriter Marc Walloch of the indie rock band Company of Thieves said to me in an interview on Saturday. The Chicago-born trio, made up of singer and founding member Genevieve Schatz, Walloch and bassist and keyboardist Chris Faller, reunited this September to play a slate of Read More

Photos: An Astronomical Evening with Sufjan Stevens and Co. at Fox Theater

07/31/2017

Words by Christine Javier Photos by Leticia Molina It was a stellar Friday evening at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, United States, Northern Hemisphere, on planet Earth. The sold-out crowd was in for an out of this world performance of Planetarium, a galactical project by Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister, whose Read More

Photos: At Burger Boogaloo 2017 Punk Legends Steal the Show

07/11/2017

Words by Farren Jecky, photos by Pedro Paredes-Haz Oakland’s Burger Boogaloo is now in its eighth year running. The garage punk fest is located in leafy Mosswood Park, just beyond the industrial sprawl, the docklands and the tent cities of downtown. It’s different out here, as the locals will tell you, the heat is a Read More

Nick Waterhouse Interview: A Californian with the heart and soul for the blues

06/21/2017

Nick Waterhouse is a true California soul. A retro rhythm-and-blues-playing vinyl-collecting thick-framed-glasses-wearing young guy oft seen wielding his hollow-body guitar and singing moody blues tunes is an artist you need to know. Waterhouse is the embodiment of California music. His extensive background in writing, recording and producing music from Orange County, San Francisco and Los Read More

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