Getting To Know My Phlipping Hero: J.Phlip

An interview with the leading lady of Dirtybird

March 7th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
Category: Interview
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While I was getting ready for CRSSD, I could barely contain myself as I planned my drive, tried to pick out cute outfits (my entire closet was dutifully strewn all across my floor), and naturally checked out the lineup to make sure I could see all of my favs and check out some new music too!
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On The Magic That Is Hiatus Kaiyote…

Or “Zen and The Art of Hiatus Kaiyote”

February 19th, 2016
Lex Voight
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Art is a kind of magic, and few things are as powerful as a true artist. Words written several millennia ago still guide the lives and studies of modern scholars, paintings created centuries ago still captivate onlookers for hours, and songs recorded decades ago still bring listeners to tears. When an artist is true, the art they create can affect the lives of the entire world around them. In this modern age, musicians are particularly powerful.
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Show Review: Demrick and DJ Hoppa @ The Airliner

Rapper talks headlining tour and hometown shows

February 2nd, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: Interview, Review
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Demrick and DJ Hoppa turned it up at The Airliner here in LA on their first headlining tour for Stoney Point. A year after releasing the album, they have made it back home to treat Los Angeles to a killer show in the last days of their nationwide tour.
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Interview With Oliver Wood Of The Wood Brothers

My favorite kind of brothers — musical ones!

January 18th, 2016
Anthony Marks
Category: Interview
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Chris and Oliver Wood grew up jamming and loving music with one another. Their father, a professor, would sing to them and jam around the campfire. Family parties must have been musically themed. Reminds me a lot of my own family, which is likely one of the reasons I have an affinity for The Wood Brothers. Another is their music.
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Interview With The Brinks

Newly formed LA duo is gaining traction for 2016

January 14th, 2016
David Fisch
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We’re two weeks into 2016, and I’m trying to put my finger on “the sound” that will define the year. BBC Music predicts it will be something along the lines of Jack Garratt or Alessia Cara, but my money’s on The Brinks.
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Interview With Bryce Avary Of The Rocket Summer

New Zoetic LP a solo effort with a shift in style

January 8th, 2016
Mary Bonney
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I’ve been a fan of The Rocket Summer, the brainchild of Bryce Avary, for nearly a decade. From the moment I heard the piano pop rock and impressive vocals of Hello, Good Friend, I knew I had found an artist that would carry me through my adolescence and well into my adulthood.
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Show Preview: Maribou State @ The Echo

A Q&A with my favorite discovery of 2015

November 25th, 2015
Lesley Park
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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
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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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