AUSTIN WARD MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Technology is so awesome – until it’s not. As I sit here with a strained neck, eyes bleary from staring at my computer screen, sore wrists, and the inability to get away from the constant barrage of information which wreaks havoc on my emotions on a daily basis (which is totally my fault as I … Read more AUSTIN WARD MADE US A PLAYLIST!

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with KENSINGTON MOORE

“I started singing before I could even talk which is so funny,” says Kentucky-raised, Nashville-honed, Los Angeles-based alt-pop artist Kensington Moore. “Recently, my parents moved; there was a box full of stuff from when I was a baby, and we found a tape recording of my singing from when I was two years old. I literally … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with KENSINGTON MOORE

8 QUESTIONS with OCNSIDE

In the summer of 2017 and after the breakup of their band Voxhaul Broadcast, David Dennis and Tony Aguilar holed up at the famed Sound City Studios where artists like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Nirvana plied their craft and created some of the modern American songbook’s must-listens and essentials. The pair emerged as alt-pop duo … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with OCNSIDE

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with NO SMALL CHILDREN

It’s been said that a mediocre teacher tells, a good teacher explains, a superior teacher demonstrates, and a great teacher inspires. Meet No Small Children, an alt-rock trio from Los Angeles, who definitely fall into the latter category—by night, they wield their guitars and shoot out searing riffs, but by day, the three are molding … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with NO SMALL CHILDREN

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MAD HAWKES

  Sitting by the water as she drinks coffee in the brilliant California sun, Maddi Hawkes, who makes her gut-punching brand of pop rock music under the moniker Mad Hawkes, the self-proclaimed beach kid who always has a suit in her car, is contemplating a swim. Los Angeles native Hawkes will release Undone, her new … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MAD HAWKES

PREMIERE: “ORDINARY LOVE” by AJA WARREN

“Sade is the sensuality queen, and this song really epitomizes the ideas that I love to sing about; a deeper and more real love than one can imagine, a searching for something more than typical,” explains Los Angeles-based artist Aja Warren of her new single, “Ordinary Love.” Warren, whose background experiences include film, modeling, and … Read more PREMIERE: “ORDINARY LOVE” by AJA WARREN

PREVIEW: MAGIC GIANT at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 5/6/18

The last time we spoke with Los Angeles-based folk-pop powerhouse Magic Giant, they had just recorded new album In The Wind—in a solar-powered mobile recording studio that allowed them to make music in some unorthodox places—like in a redwood tree in Avenue of the Giants and in a reverb-y tunnel in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Now, … Read more PREVIEW: MAGIC GIANT at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 5/6/18

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GOTHIC TROPIC

Attending SXSW in Austin is quite the experience, one that will test the boundaries of your lack-of-sleep threshold, challenge your patience for traffic issues, and stretch the imagination as far as music-making goes. At a venue at 11:30pm waiting for a show that was set to begin at midnight, my inner old person was fighting … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GOTHIC TROPIC

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACKTOP QUEEN

It’s an age-old story: band gets together, band makes amazing music, industry folks want in on the excitement, and things begin to change–not always in a positive way. Such is the journey of rock duo Blacktop Queen, who burst onto the Los Angeles scene a few years ago. ”So we release the music, we’re rolling, … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACKTOP QUEEN

PREVIEW: WILD at EXIT/IN on 12/2/17

Three, some say, is the magic number–the ancient, mystic trinity. Though others might suggest that bad things also come in threes, there’s only goodness when it comes to Los Angeles-based trio WILD, and their anthemic alt-pop sound. WILD is composed of Lauren Luiz (vocals), Tyler Thompson (producer/bass), and Zach Daegatano (guitar/vocals), who all came to … Read more PREVIEW: WILD at EXIT/IN on 12/2/17

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