Not often, but sometimes I wish I were still 21, and my favorite band was still a coveted secret stateside. Just once more, I’d like to see Arctic Monkey at a General Admissions only venue, where you did your best to make it to the front and the whole crowd ignited at the riff of […]Read More Arctic Monkeys Romance Outer Space from the Hollywood Bowl
The past few weeks have provided folk/indie music fans with a cornucopia of new music to dive into. From Swedish songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth to Echo Park local Bedouine and even classic country veteran Willie Nelson, there is plenty to choose from. For a soothing introduction to these releases, here are seven songs […]Read More New Music: Seven Songs to Soothe Your Soul this Autumn.
From outlaw country to rock n’ roll and so much more, a carefully curated playlist can help get you through your work day. Whether you work from home or you’re stuck in an office, grab some headphones and dive into this week’s featured playlist. This week’s playlist is one of my own creation, an impulse […]Read More Playlist Alert: The French Press
To suffice with the label “band” would be a serious disservice to Jess Joy and Andrew Martin, the swamp rockers who make up Moon Honey (your local eclectic Echo Park musicians formerly from the Louisiana bayou). Sure, they are a band, and they make music. But the way they express themselves (take a look at […]Read More Moon Honey New Release: ‘Mixed Media on Women’
Whether she was singing a cover or an original, you knew as soon as she opened her mouth that the song was meant to be hers. Aretha Franklin had the ability to lay down vocals and command a song with the utmost ease, and yet, at the same time, give into a melody and ride […]Read More A Reluctant Goodbye to the Queen of Soul
Minneapolis natives Bad Bad Hats released their sophomore album, ‘Lightning Round,’ on August 3. The new album takes us deeper into the mind and heart of lead vocalist and lyricist Kerry Alexander as she leads us on a bittersweet journey. Alexander of course, is accompanied by band mates Chris Hoge and Connor Davison, who are […]Read More ‘Lightning Round’: New Bad Bad Hats Album Very Very Good
The month of May has been huge for Arctic Monkeys fans. The band began touring again, making a highly anticipated stop in Los Angeles, and on May 11, they dropped their sixth LP, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino.’ Even after a five year hiatus, frontman Alex Turner proves he still knows how to play us. […]Read More Arctic Monkeys: ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’