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  • Retro and Future Talk with Livingmore

    Had they gotten their start about 20 years ago, Livingmore would surely have been sharing the stages of the TLA and the Trocadero with the likes of Morningwood, Shiny Toy Guns, and Kill Hannah during my college years.   The LA quartet kick out sassy and sparkly post-punk jams whose...
  • Mara Connor Talks COVID and Covers

    Last week Southern California singer/songwriter Mara Connor released the Decades EP, a celebration of some of the greatest songs of the second half of the twentieth century and also some of Connor’s best musical friends, with whom she collaborated on the five-song EP.  Connor covers songs by Fats Domino,...
  • BEVERLEE: “I’m not trying to be like a mainstream artist.”

    “My goal is just ‘to be seen,’ and I don’t mean that in some narcissistic way, but ‘to be seen’ just meaning to exist,” says BEVERLEE.  BEVERLEE has been in the music industry for more than a decade now, although until recently, she’s primarily co-written for other artists and...
  • Magdalena Bay Talk Pop Music (Sat. at B&S w/ Yumi Zouma)

    In an age when it’s become okay for punks and hipsters to listen to Carly Rae Jepsen and Miley Cyrus, there may not be a more unabashedly and unashamedly “pop” artist worth listening to than Magdalena Bay…  The LA-duo, comprised of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin, churn out something...
  • Audrey Mika: “My main goal as an artist is to be a mentor…” (3/3 at Voltage Lounge)

    2020 really does seem to be dominated by the young ladies so far… A few weeks ago 15-year-old Jayden Bartels provided one of the best sets we’ve seen in the year’s first quarter while opening for Echosmith, and one of our favorite releases, 5 A.M., comes courtesy of 19-year-old...
  • Flashing Back to 2014 with Slothrust (Thursday at Johnny Brenda’s)

    This September some of our favorite 21st Century alternative rockers, Slothrust (whom we last spoke to in March of last year), released their fourth full-length, The Pact.  The LP has the band, who originally hailed from Boston, but have spent recent years in Brooklyn, and recently relocated to LA,...