Art and Electro: An Interview With The M Machine

Ben Swardlick talks Metropolis, touring, & more!

February 7th, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview
The M Machine

Epic. That word is painfully overused for all sort of things that aren’t actually epic. An oversized plate of nachos? Delicious, sure, but not epic. The drop in “Tsunami“? Huge? Absolutely. But epic? No. To be epic, you’ve got to tell a story.
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Interview with Mike Davenport of The Ataris

Reunion tour, music trends, and Versus the World

February 6th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Interview
The Ataris

Since The Ataris announced they would reunite to tour in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of So Long, Astoria, playing the album in its entirety, I haven’t stopped listening to the seminal release.
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Interview with Juan Devis of KCET

LAMB chats with the mind behind Live from Studio A

January 20th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Interview
Juan Devis

This year, KCET is launching an original music program showcasing some of Los Angeles’ top musical talent. The show will delve deeper into the diversity of Los Angeles by looking at the cultural backgrounds and musical influences of the city’s most prolific artists. Artists on board so far include Chicano Batman, The Internet, Best Coast, Run River North, Noah and the Megafauna, and Chelsea Wolfe.
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Interview with Matt Zane of Society 1

We talk new music & acting/directing during hiatus

January 17th, 2014
Paige Montgomery
Category: Interview
Matt Zane Society 1

You can’t open up the conversation about LA metal without mentioning one of its most profoundly entertaining frontmen: Matt Zane. The industrial-metal vocalist behind Society 1 put himself on the map with his famous suspension at 2005′s Download Festival, but what fans may not know about this rebellious performer is that, beyond his penchant for the extreme, Zane is a seriously well-rounded artist.
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Interview With Los Angeles’ Blackmore

Hard rockers talk debut EP w/ producer Sonny Mayo

January 7th, 2014
Paige Montgomery
Category: Interview
Blackmore

One of the best things about live music in Los Angeles is that without any expectations, you can stumble upon a band that completely reaffirms your belief that great music isn’t only found on the radio.
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New Network Transforms Music Video Viewing

Interview with ZUUS’ Co-Founder Steve Goldstein

December 19th, 2013
Kristin Houser
Category: Interview
Zuus lead

Ever since The Buggles’ aptly titled track “Video Killed The Radio Star” launched the MTV network in 1981, the music video has played a central role in the marketing and discovery of popular music.
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Flame On! An Interview with Firebeatz

I chat with the high-energy EDM duo

December 16th, 2013
Marcus Slater
Category: Interview
firebeatsz

Walking into the lobby of the Radisson at LAX isn’t exactly a world-shattering experience. There’s a concierge, busily chatting up people at the front desk. The air smells like pine needles and disinfectant. People mill about, waiting for taxis to take them to the airport. In a word, it’s boring. It’s pretty much the exact opposite of the scene you’d expect at a Firebeatz show.
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Interview with Kurt Vatland of La Madness

Vocalist talks German tour & being inspired by LA

December 11th, 2013
Paige Montgomery
Category: Interview
la Madness

Having your band’s tour funded by strippers is pretty rock ‘n roll.

Well, the men of Minneapolis’ La Madness (not to be confused with “L.A.” Madness) can put that at the top of their rockstar resume alongside touring Europe on five days’ notice, sharing the stage with Papa Roach, and headlining a Saturday night at the Whisky A Go Go.
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