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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FELICITY

Felicity, born in Australia, raised in South Africa, and schooled in Colorado, has distilled the scenery and many experiences from her international lifestyle into an infectiously soulful brand of pop.  “The way I think about things or even say things is different,” she says. “Living abroad means different musical influences, and it’s definitely effected the…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SMOKE SEASON

Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen, also known as Los Angeles-based electro-soul duo Smoke Season, want to tell a different story this Valentine’s Day. “There are two-person love stories being told all the time, we wanted to tell a one-person love story,” says Wortman. The pair chose to reimagine Lionel Richie’s 1984 classic hit “Hello,” and…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MOLLY BURCH

Austin-based chanteuse Molly Burch, with her smokey, come hither vocal style, splashed against a backdrop of vintage reverb and every-girl lyrics, can best be described in one word—timeless. “I’ve been singing my whole life,” she says in her quiet, breathy voice. “I started listening to jazz at an early age, and went to school for…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GREYFACE

Lifelong friends from south Florida, Jutty Taylor, Ryan Malina, and Julien Bellin, each a professional touring musician in his own right, had always helped each other on their respective projects—The Very Best, Natalie Walker, and Western Lows, amongst others—until one fateful night during a jam session in a dimly-lit practice space in their current homebase,…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with CLOSENESS

Hardship and pain provide a fertile ground for change; for seasoned artist Orenda Fink, that impetus came in the form of a misdiagnosed condition that lead to emergency surgery. “A little over a year ago, I had surprise heart surgery, and it really shook up our worldview,” recalls Orenda, who had been batting around the…

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PREVIEW: OCEAN PARK STANDOFF at 12TH & PORTER on 2/7/17

“It all related to music. We weren’t like a family band, but there was always access to music,” says Samantha Ronson, multi-instrumentalist, seasoned DJ, and member of Los Angeles-based electro-pop trio Ocean Park Standoff, of her upbringing with her famous musical family members.  “I didn’t even really start playing until I was older. My stepfather…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with CARRIE LANE

Carrie Lane is a busy lady—the model/writer/budding pop songstress literally does it all. Recently, she released a new single, “If I Can’t Be With You,” via the website of major clothing retailer Forever 21. “A lot of my story involves modeling,” Lane begins about the unique premiere opportunity. “It’s fun to combine fashion and music,…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with TEAMMATE

It’s hard to name a band these days, which likely explains the plethora of unique and, frankly, downright weird ones floating around the musicsphere. As band names go though, one outfit has successfully conveyed their dynamic history with their chosen two-words-pressed-into-one moniker. Meet Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo TeamMate. “We met in our college marching band,…