“Am I Giving Enough? Am I Loving Enough? Am I?” With the success of their 2010 debut album Gorilla Manor, you can imagine the anticipation and pressure revolving around California Rock band Local Natives‘ recently released second album, Hummingbird.
The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival pays homage to the legendary and iconic rock band the doors! Sunset Strip Music Fest is the ultimate summer L.A. rock fest you don’t wanna miss! Thu, August 16,1:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Sunset Strip Music Festival, 9040 Sunset Blvd #212, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
BUY HERE Trendland celebrates 50 years with The Rolling Stones They are inseparable from the entire genre of rock ‘n’ roll classics, and were the soundtrack of a generation. The wild darlings of the media, and the collective face of a rowdy time, this group gave modern rock ‘n’ roll a gritty, yet sensitive [...]
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Angels, The Shirelles, Rosie & The Originals, The Chiffons, The Crystals, The Shangri-Las, The Toys, and of course, The Supremes: Girl groups of all shapes, colors, and sizes ruled 60′s airwaves, giving way to a precursory movement of R&B female acts like TLC, Destiny’s Child, Allure, and the seeds [...]
Listen to “Synthesizers” here BUY HERE Butch Walker leaves the producer seat for songwriter once again alongside the Black Widows for the release of their 6th album, The Spade now out on Dangerbird Records. After producing hits for Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry,
Listen to “Guilty Filthy Soul” here Buy Here Listen to “Sail” here Buy Here Santa Monica based, Awolnation, is the solo project of Aaron Bruno. The concept behind his music not only comes out in the genre-mashing nature of his sound, a hi-fi pulse of electronic-rock/hip hop, but also encompasses his brand(of AWOL), which he [...]
Listen to “Monk” here BUY HERE Psychedelic garage band, Mini Mansions, is an American modern-day Beatles, if you put aside their ethereal, grunge-goth sound not too far from a more pop-inclined Pink Floyd. “Monk” shows the whimsical side of their many catchy tunes off the LA threesome’s self-titled debut album. Although, “Kiddie Hypnogogia” is a [...]
Ever heard of Munchausen by Proxy? No? Well they’re only the best fictional band ever. Check out the world famous Jim Carrey in Yes Man and you’ll discover Zooey Deschanel proving her rock chops. Sure her pipes shone bright in Elf, but this actress turned dorky rock star teamed up with guitar maven Matt Ward [...]
I had to go old school for this week, mainly because I can’t get enough of this song. Hopefully you’ll feel the same. Before there was Van Morrison there was Them. I mean they were Them. I mean, err…never mind. Founded in 1964 out of Belfast, the band released one single unsuccessfully before going in [...]
Prince and the Revolution : Darling Nikki Prince, often known for his eroticism in music, came out with the highly sensual hit Darling Nikki whose lyrics are supposedly the reason Parental Advisory stickers on album covers were founded. The song is performed by Prince and the Revolution during a particularly emotionally climactic part in the epic [...]
SO FUN! San Diego resident Nathan Williams makes blistering, doo-wave rock about teenage boredom in sun-drenched suburbia. The self-described surf punk says his sound is about: “buried melody. A combination of musical influence both from my parents and friends growing up.” This means a stew of Beach Boys harmonies and the lo-fi energy of Nirvana and Sonic Youth.