Exclusive Video: VOKES At Eat|See|Hear!

Concert series wraps with more than a little soul

September 21st, 2016
Kristin Houser
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We’ve had some pretty major losses in the music community over the course of 2016, with some particularly painful ones in the mix. One of those artists is Prince, whose artistic brilliance and persona will remain ingrained in our collective consciousness so long as we keep spinning his records and periodically screening Purple Rain, which is exactly what happened at the very last Eat|See|Hear of the summer.
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Interview: Sacha Robotti @ Nocturnal 2016

Good sound systems and sloths make Sacha happy!

September 20th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Interview
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Up next in my series of interviews from the Insomniac music festival Nocturnal Wonderland is none other than Dirtybird’s own Sacha Robotti!

According to Robotti’s biography on Resident Advisor:

“Although Sacha’s sound has evolved throughout the years, you can recognize his signature in everything he creates. Meandering between the dirty bassheavy ‘booty’ plains of electronic dance music and its futuristic shores, his music is funky, creative, has character, uses a palette of rich sounds, and tells a story with layers of depth and emotion. It also has a sonic quality that makes it stand out. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this gentleman with a weird little thing for sweaty dance workouts and happy bass-massaged faces…”
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Interview With Seratones’ AJ Haynes

Catch ’em 9/18 at Acerogami or 9/20 at The Wiltern

September 13th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
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This week, I caught up with Seratones frontwoman AJ Haynes, who was busy navigating traffic in her home state of Louisiana and getting ready to head back out on the road in support of the band’s much talked about “gospel in the garage” new album, Get Gone. We talked about AJ’s career as a teacher, Marlon Williams, and why punk and jazz go together like peanut butter and jelly.
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Interview: Stephen Lieberman @ Nocturnal 2016

Behind the scenes, in front of the stage…

September 12th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Interview
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The main thing I took away from my first Electric Daisy Carnival was how visually engaging it was compared to other festivals. I was so blown away by the lighting and the stage design that I wrote a whole review about how stunning it was. Little did I know that a few months later I would have the opportunity to interview the mastermind behind it all!
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Interview: Ephwurd @ Nocturnal Wonderland 2016

Throw your W’s in the air!

September 9th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
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Over the Labor Day weekend, one music festival was more “lit” than any other: Nocturnal Wonderland! It is the longest running dance music festival in North America, and it came back for its 21st year more beautiful, massive, and full of amazing music than ever.
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Interview With Band of Skulls’ Emma Richardson

Don’t miss the band’s show at The Wiltern on 9/23

September 1st, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
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UK trio Band of Skulls returned this spring with their fourth LP, By Default, and just like the band itself, the album is hard-hitting, dynamic, and chock full of swagger. In advance of their September 23 show at The Wiltern, I got a chance to chat with bassist/vocalist Emma Richardson about Band of Skulls’ recording process, Los Angeles, and the influence of her background as an art student on the band’s album covers.
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No Regular Play Talk New Album and More

Hip-hop & Cuban influences combine for NRP

August 26th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
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No Regular Play members Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn met as 8-year-olds growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the duo bonded early over a mutual love of hip-hop and jazz legends such as A Tribe Called Quest. No Regular Play became integrated into the Wolf + Lamb family, and since 2008, they’ve had a string of releases on the label, including the Owe Me and Too Dramatic EPs, as well as their debut album, 2012’s Endangered Species.
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