Interview With Matt Lewkowicz of Little Daylight

How to make synth-rock fun

April 22nd, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview
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Synth pop is here to stay, it seems. Not that I’m complaining. The marriage of indie rock and slick electronic production might be the best thing to happen to electronic music since the masses started realizing there’s more to the genre than techno. With bands like Chvrches and Keep Shelly in Athens enjoying relative popularity, this little corner of the indie rock microcosm is bubbling over with catchy bands. Little Daylight is one of them.
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Kevin Skaff of A Day To Remember on Self Help Fest

Inaugural fest set for today in San Bernardino

March 22nd, 2014
Paige Montgomery
Category: Interview
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Today, March 22nd, A Day To Remember will host the inaugural Self Help Fest at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, California.
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Travis Barker Talks Musink, Memoir, and More!

Legendary drummer presents music & tattoo fest

March 20th, 2014
Kristin Houser
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SoCal’s annual Musink tattoo convention and music festival is taking over the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa this weekend, and for the fest’s seventh iteration, they’ve brought on legendary drummer and tattoo aficionado Travis Barker to present. Match made in heaven? Definitely. Kinda like tattoos and music…
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Interview with Dave Aguilera of Maphia Management

Maphia CEO talks roster, upcoming concert, & more

March 17th, 2014
Paige Montgomery
Category: Interview
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“I think anyone who is really in this business for the right reasons is in it because they don’t have a choice.” – Dave Aguilera, Maphia Management CEO/Founder

Everyone has their own theory on what will save the music industry, whether the solution lies in live shows, satellite radio, Netflix-style albums, crowd funding…whatever. A case can be made for any and all of the above, but Maphia Management founder Dave Aguilera’s theory comes down to one thing: drive.
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Interview With Dreamy Psychedelic-Pop Duo Sumeau

Debut album out now!

March 3rd, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Interview
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In an industry in which the product is becoming increasingly formulaic, Los Angeles-based duo Sumeau is carefully crafting a brand of psychedelic pop music all their own. Born from pure love and bold experimentation, the pair’s recently released self-titled debut album features Chris Sousa’s dreamy soundscapes paired with Kat Primeau’s sultry vocals. The duo explores instrumentation, looping, and dramatic effects to create a truly hypnotic experience.
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Interview with Harrison Koisser of Peace

Los Angeles, music videos, and John Cusack…

Angelica Corona
Category: Interview
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Finding out about a band called Peace is no easy task; the name isn’t exactly Google-friendly, but whether it be through word-of-mouth, stumbling across a music video, or even hearing about the band on sites like yours truly, they’re well worth the quest. The UK quartet released their full-length, In Love (still not making for an easy Google search), just last year and have already made the US rounds a couple times since their American debut in Austin.
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From DC to LA: An Interview with Misun

Aquawave, the Bootleg Theater, and…Hanson?

February 25th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview
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The Bootleg Theater. With a name like that, you’d expect the place to be little more than a hole in the wall with maybe a boombox plugged into the wall and a bar that serves moonshine. That’s not too far off. It is a small venue, but that smallness makes it great for two reasons: the sound is excellent, and whoever’s on stage is basically in the crowd.
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Interview with Producer/DJ Morgan Page

I chat with the two-time GRAMMY nominated artist

Twila Grissom
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I first fell in love with Los Angeles resident Morgan Page in 2008 after listening to his song “Longest Road.” The remix of that track by Deadmau5 went on to receive a GRAMMY nomination in 2009, and in 2011, Page’s remix of Nadia Ali’s “Fantasy” received a GRAMMY nomination as well. The motivated DJ/producer manages to post a weekly podcast, remix hundreds of tracks, and tour internationally all while bringing an astonishing energy to each and every dance floor he encounters. LA residents can experience that energy for themselves when Page brings his music to Avalon Hollywood this weekend for a two-day takeover on Friday and Saturday.
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Q&A with Singer-Songwriter Marissa Nadler

Catch her headlining show in Los Angeles tonight

February 21st, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: Interview
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One of of the shows featured in our Weekend Jumpstart yesterday was Marissa Nadler, who will be headlining at the Church on York this very night. Her new album, July, released this month through the excellent Sacred Bones label, is a ghostly and stunning piece of work, broad in scope and yet utterly focused. It’s something of a coming of age for a singer-songwriter who has been doing this for a while (this is her sixth album).
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