A conversation Barenaked Ladies

The Canadian and 90’s legends play Friday!

June 12th, 2018
Lex Voight

As a kid, Barenaked Ladies were one of the few bands my whole family could agree on. Rock Spectacle (Live) and Stunt scored most of our family road trips. I remember that on more than one occasion, my parents were forced to drive down the highway, suffering in silence as my little sister and I competed to see who’d memorized more lyrics to “One Week.”
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The Bones of JR Jones: LAMB Session

Hot off of his new record release!

June 6th, 2018
Lex Voight

The Bones of JR Jones recently released his fourth project, Ones to Keep Close. The largely solo endeavor has plugged in and expanded, his once quiet and introspective songs, often mournful and heartfelt, have taken on a hard blues edge. While the influence of the delta blues and americana still rings through, the Chicago blues sound has a much bigger influence on this record, to stellar results.
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LAMB Session: Kitten

New wave revivalist rockers return to LA

March 10th, 2018
Lex Voight

It’s been awhile since I last checked in with LA-formed, Brooklyn-based Kitten. I caught them a couple years back opening up for Courtney Love at the Majestic Ventura Theater and the troupe impressed me with their incredible presence and sultry vibes. In the last few years, the band has turned to a brighter sound and a brighter future–the band’s next full length is imminent and they stopped by the Blog for an acoustic session. Watch below.
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LAMB Session: Cub Sport

Poised to hit the US for a national tour!

March 9th, 2018
Lex Voight

Cub Sport have quite the story to draw inspiration from. The Australian pop band has just released their second album, detailing their slow fall into love and eventual marriage. The songs span 8 years of growing feelings, courtship, anxiety, elation, reciprocation, and love. They are due to embark on a US tour in a month, so keep an eye out for them in the LA area!

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Terra Naomi on her new single “Machine Age”

She hits the Hotel Cafe Thursday 1/18!

January 17th, 2018
Lex Voight

Terra Naomi is coming tomorrow, January 18th, to the Hotel Cafe. The singer-songwriter is touring in support of her new single, “Machine Age,” a deeply angry yet tentatively hopeful ballad in reaction to the election of President Donald Trump. Be sure to check her out tomorrow and read some of her thoughts on the track as well as the state of art in the world today, below.
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Interview with Desert Daze Founder Phil Pirrone

Joshua Tree fest enters its 5th year on Thursday

October 11th, 2017
Jillian Goldfluss

Putting on a music festival is like producing a movie. It’s an arduous, stressful process. You’ve got to book the best celebrities on the budget you’re allotted, play logistical tic-tac-toe from one day to the next, put out fires that only lead to bigger fires, and get it all sorted before the release date. Then you cross your fingers, hope tickets sell, and pray that the audience enjoys the spectacle. It’s stressful as hell, and Desert Daze founder Phil Pirrone can’t get enough of it.

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