Posts tagged california
Orville Peck: The Man Behind the Fringe Curtain Comes to the Wild West

A new cowboy is in town and he’s pulling on everyone’s heart strings. A man of love, tragedy, and above all — mystery. This outlaw’s name is Orville Peck. A sturdy voice that'll straddle your heart, songwriting that will haunt your subconsciousness, and a pair of piercing blue eyes that’ll set your chaps on fire. Where does this sensitive culprit hail from? Although it seems like Peck appeared out of nowhere, he’s actually been under all of our noses for years. In interviews, he speaks of most of his music career spent in different punk bands. From 2008 to 2013, he was drummer to a popular Vancouver punk/grunge trio off Suicide Squeeze Records as well as another grunge band that stemmed off afterwards. This isn’t Orville Peck’s first rodeo but nevermind his past projects for now because his present spotlight is currently striking gold and deserving of our full attention.

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San Diego Native Kara Connolly Brings Personal Lyrics and “Girl-Next-Door” Charm to the San Diego County Fair

Born and raised in La Jolla, and based in Los Angeles, California, charismatic singer/songwriter Kara Connolly, had spent many a childhood day at the San Diego County Fair. But this year, it was finally time for the young artist to skip the fried oreos (or not!) because the spotlight was once again calling her name.

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Disconnecting and Creating with The Voidz

What do you get when you mix blasts of color, retro-fashion, and synth-infused tribal beats? Enter The Voidz.

Musical director and lead singer, Julian Casablancas’ collaborative project, The Voidz, is an outlet for the artist’s creative and experimental artistry. This isn’t Julian Casablancas’ only music outlet, he owns his own independent record label and store, Cult Records, featuring The Voidz! Also, in between managing a record label and touring with his group, Julian Casablancas continues to tour with The Strokes, which created the foundation of his music endeavors. Exploration is key for The Voidz which is embarked on through innovative mediums. The Voidz’ creativity ranges from multi-colored cinema, foreign instruments and subliminal imagery in their songs, and retro-inspired merchandise.

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The Drums Share Joy and Human Connection with "Brutalism"

Currently on their Brutalism tour, The Drums are connecting with their faithful audience through compelling tracks, personal social media posts, and riveting live music experience. Jonny Pierce’s introspective and vulnerable lyrics manifest an immediate connection with first time listeners. Each engaging track provides meaningful dialogue on unrequited love, depression, and self exploration. Avid fans seek to find out more about their favorite tracks through The Drums and Jonny Pierce social media posts due to the gritty details shared in the lyrics. The nostalgic tracks highlight important issues not easily discussed in every day life. He presents in his art form, social media, and live performance on how joy can be achieved with connecting with others and connecting with oneself.

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Welles to Headline The Moroccan Lounge and Space Bar San Diego

Growing up in the small town of Ozark, Arkansas, singer/songwriter, Jesse Wells, originally spent his days on an artist compound. And while he struggled to make ends meet, the budding talent gained a fruitful education in all things J.D. Salinger, Apocalypse Now, and Led Zeppelin, as he rented books, music, and films from the local library.

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Meg Mac Talks New Music, Self-Empowerment, and Her Upcoming Tour

Reminiscent of Adele with her powerful vocals and soul meets dark-pop crossover sound, Australian up-and-comer, Meg Mac, is a woman on a mission.

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Catfish and the Battlement announce first details of highly anticipated new album, "The Balance"

Catfish and the Bottlemen’s third album, The Balance, will be out Friday, April 26 via Capitol Records. In the breaks between electrifying outdoor and festival shows in 2018, Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert “Bob” Hall (drums), and Benji Blakeway (bass) retreated with Irish producer Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers) to carefully craft The Balance over a 12-month period. Recorded in seclusion at two locations – Grouse Lodge in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire – the band lived and breathed the album while residing together in rural isolation. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey (Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire).

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Underoath Set Personal Records with the Erase Me Tour

Hailing from Tampa, Florida, metalcore icons, Underoath, pulled out all the stops to make their visit to the Shrine LA one for the books. In addition to breathing new life into their music career through a rebirth process of refining, rebranding, and releasing a sixth studio album (Erase Me out April 6 via Fearless Records) Underoath blew away expectations with not only a new sound, but a new identity so to speak. Dropping their title as a Christian band and adding additional hints of pop influence to their latest tracks, the newly energized group set their sights on crafting what can only be described as a tour of massive proportions.

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New York trio Sunflower Bean returns with Sophomore Album Twentytwo in Blue

Sunflower Bean is a New York alternative trio with post-punk influences and psychedelia. The band was Founded Nick Kivlen and Jacob Faber. The name comes from Kivlen’s sunflower seeds obsessions and Fabor's love for coffee. The two later decided to add Julia Cumming to their lineup as lead singer and bass player.

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Don't Do Encores and We Are Not Worthy

Maybe there’s something in the water or just maybe Australia is secretly one big talented musician factory disguising itself as a country, but we have AC/DC, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, The Avalanches, Nick Cave, Wolfmother, and so many more to thank the down-under for. Aside from our cringeworthy, annoying, and slightly offensive Australian accents (I am so sorry), us Americans really do love Australia and appreciate all of the great music native to the fantastic country. And now, many more Americans find themselves thanking Australia once again for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard!

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Hundred Waters Creates A Poetic Plea Of Self-Expression Through A Series Of Unfiltered and Transparent Lyrical and Instrumental Magic With New Record Communication

Hundred Waters has beautifully melted two vastly different genres of electronic and acoustic together to form a memorable sound. They have the musical ability to transport audiences into an electric sea filled with bold, authentic, and eccentric melodies and intrumentals that will undoubtedly leave viewers in a dreamlike trance

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The Growlers' highly anticipated South Florida tour with local heavy hitters, Deaf Poets

The Growlers out shine their popular "Beach Goth" enigma with groove-laced rhythms, memorable live performance, and masterful tracks. The Growlers will be headlining their music festival, The Growler Six, at the Los Angeles Waterfront on October 28th and 29th. The upcoming music festival will feature performances by renowned artists: the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Danny Brown, Girl Talk, Butthole Surfers, and many more. 

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Potatoes, Pirates, and an Oddboat....? Potato Pirates and Flatfoot 56 take on Denver

When Pirates and Punks come out to play, Denver is truly the place to be. Chicago natives Flatfoot 56 are currently touring supporting their Odd Boat album, released March 14th 2017, and brought Denver's own Potato Pirates out for a night on fun at the Marquis Theater.

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Glass Animals at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA

The English indie rock band, Glass Animals, made their return to Los Angeles with an explosive sold out show at the Shrine Auditorium. To match their brand-new stage design, countless fans shared the pineapple themed enthusiasm that matched the insane energy the band delivered.

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Album Review: Portugal. The Man "Woodstock"
Signs of Light, The Head and The Heart