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A Q&A with my favorite discovery of 2015

November 25th, 2015
Lesley Park
maribou state

If you were to ask me what my favorite discovery of 2015 has been, I’d point you in the direction of English electronic duo Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, aka Maribou State. Their stunning debut release, Portraits, is chock-full of textural, downtempo deliciousness that is as sumptuously soothing as it is head-bobbingly groovy. 
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PAPA Talks New Album, New Song, and Hometown Show

LA duo hits The Echoplex on November 27

November 23rd, 2015
Angelica Corona

For the unfortunate few who are unfamiliar, PAPA’s music is the auditory manifestation of flirtation, and there’s no denying the infectious party nature of the band’s tone. After the release of their debut EP, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, the band cultivated a devoted, dance-ready fan base that fueled the anticipation for the release of their full-length, Tender Madness.
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Interview With Warren Haynes

Legendary musician talks new record and tour

October 7th, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: Interview
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Over the course of his decades-long career, Warren Haynes has collaborated with everyone who is worth collaborating with and participated in epic jams worldwide. Personally, I’ve seen him with outfits such as The Dead, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Dave Matthews Band, Robby Kreiger, and Derek Trucks. And that’s just what I’ve witnessed. The man and his guitar don’t seem to stop.
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Interview With Legendary Drummer Alan White

Catch him playing with Yes at The Greek on Sunday!

Anthony Marks
Category: Interview
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Many rock legends have, obviously, lived the dream of being rock legends. It takes an enormous amount of work, practice, networking, hunger, and climbing of the musical ladder to get there, and those who have reached the top will tell you how difficult the journey was. They’ll say stuff like, “Bro, we slept in a van for two years before getting our first big gig.” I know this because I’m currently on that journey. I’ve been trying to be an official rocker for some time now, but I’m also happy as the amateur rocker that I currently am.
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Photographer Mick Rock Talks New TV Series & More

My chat with “the man who shot the ’70s”

July 31st, 2015
Anthony Marks
Mick Rock

It’s hard to call a photographer “legendary.” Such a term is usually used to describe rockstars and top-tier actors, but after meeting and interviewing Mick Rock — who is also known as “the man who shot the ’70s” and has taken incredible shots of everyone from Queen, David Bowie, and Lou Reed to Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett — I must say he is a truly legendary photographer.
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Interview With The Bird And The Bee’s Inara George

Catch the duo at the Ace Hotel on Sunday!

July 8th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Bird and the Bee

In May I had the opportunity to see The Bird and The Bee at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which was the LA-based duo’s first show together in five years. With a new album, Recreational Love, out July 17th and a show at LA’s Ace Hotel this Sunday, July 12th, I caught up with one half of the project, Inara George (the other half being producer extraordinaire Greg Kurstin) to discuss the new album, get details on the upcoming show, and defend Los Angeles from the haters.
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