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Press Release Roundup: June 24, 2013

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, I will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across […]

Interview: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez from Bosnian Rainbows

As a music fan, there are few things better than when members of great bands get together and create a new great band. New alt rock band Bosnian Rainbows (comprised of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Deantoni Parks from Grammy-winning The Mars Volta, Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes and Nicci Kasper who’s worked with Kudu and […]

Interview: The Impossible Girl Kim Boekbinder

Cosmic chameleon The Impossible Girl’s Kim Boekbinder returns this week with her latest album, The Sky Is Calling, dropping June 21. Exploring space and time travel themes this time around, visual artist, composer and musician The Impossible Girl takes intergalactic flight with EDM, pop and new-wave detours. Cracking the code by leveraging her vocal and […]

General Interest: The Red Bulletin

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Live Show Review: Taking It Back To Basics

As I prepare for another hype weekend in LA, I’m STILL recuperating from last weekend. Pride for East and West Coast indie hip-hop was alive and well in So Cal and supporters came out in droves to the Back To Basics Fest at The Observatory last Saturday. When I saw this line-up, I couldn’t believe […]

TED Talk about Free music and “The Art Of Asking”

I had to share this TED Talk by Amanda Palmer from the Dresden Dolls. She makes a great argument for why bands and labels need to stop making people pay for music and instead, asking them to pay.

On The Verge: The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson)

“The Aquarium” by one-of-a-kind duo The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson). “The Aquarium” is the second single from The Uncluded’s debut album Hokey Fright, recently released via Rhymesayers. Watch the darkly comic video featuring numerous aquariums and sea-creatures at the links below: The Uncluded are rapper Aesop Rock and singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson, and Hokey […]

Artist Update: The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars SELF-TITLED RECORD FROM THE CIVIL WARS TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 6 ON SENSIBILITY MUSIC/COLUMBIA RECORDS FIRST SINGLE “THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY” PREMIERES ALBUM PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE The Civil Wars’ highly anticipated sophomore self-titled album will be released August 6 on Sensibility Music/Columbia Records. This is the follow up to the three-time […]

Interview: Jarren Benton

Attracting eyeballs and comments from fans and haters alike over the past few months for his offbeat humor, love of gory, violent imagery, attention-grabbing cover art, theatrical over-the-top stage shows, Jarren Benton’s been hard to ignore. Funk Volume’s (who’s developed quite the crew rivaling others now) resident ATLien has developed quite a rep, dropping three […]

Exploring the Jovial Jubilee (Fest)

Experiencing another action-packed weekend in the City of Angels, I kicked off last Friday night attending the Jubilee Music & Arts Festival. Moved from its original location in SilverLake, the festival’s ambiance in its main location was quite different- cult-like, underground (like a secret society) and badass right next to the Sixth Street Bridge in […]

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