Show Review: Defeat The Low Gets Rowdy At The Roxy

Rise Records CEO roughs the tour life with band

December 5th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview, Review
Defeat The Low

This Tuesday, the Sacramento-born hardcore princes in Dance Gavin Dance headlined the Rise Records tour at the infamous Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. The tour bill also included other members of the Rise Records roster, including Secrets and Alive Like Me, and opening the show was Defeat The Low, a band founded by the label’s CEO, Craig Ericson, who plays guitar, writes, and performs with the Portland group, all while controlling his powerhouse post-hardcore label.
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Interview With WALK THE MOON

Band talks inspirations, new album, and Nerd Rope

November 24th, 2014
Christine Perez
Walk the moon

When WALK THE MOON announced the release date for their sophomore album and supporting tour dates back in September, their social media world stopped or exploded or changed in some capacity. Fans from all over the world tuned in to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to witness the band’s next move in the musicscape.
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Interview With Indie-Pop Songstress Eriel Indigo

Artist unveils unconventional single release plans

November 18th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview
Eriel Indigo LEAD

Los Angeles is a mecca for artists, a place where innovative, spiritually driven and creative people gather and feel at ease surrounded by kindred souls. Like many of her peers, Eriel Indigo moved from Northern California down to the City of Angels so she could pursue her artistic dharma. The songstress just released her first single and plans to keep releasing one song a month for an entire year.
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North of Nine: The Rising Stars of 2015

Jackson Guthy-fronted rock band preps debut EP

November 14th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview
North of Nine

Nothing restores my faith in the future of rock and roll quite like a refreshing set of vocal chords and an innovative use of keys. North of Nine, a newly formed band from Los Angeles, flaunts both of these qualities. Fronted by piano prodigy Jackson Guthy, North of Nine blends the talent of five young men from across the country into a cohesive, soulful sound.
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Interview With Odesza’s Harrison Mills

EDM duo returning to LA for HARD Day of the Dead

October 17th, 2014
Mary Bonney

Odesza would have landed in the electronic music spotlight sooner or later. Their dreamy, mesmerizing style pulls from multiple genres — classical, rap, hip hop, and indie to name a few — and the attention to detail in every song distinguishes this Seattle-based duo from the chillwave pack.
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Interview With Kill the Noise

Catch the LA-based producer at Club Nokia on 10/11

October 3rd, 2014
Jeanette Hernandez
Category: Interview
Kill The Noise

Show me an artist who is not afraid to speak his or her mind and who can take their audience on a roller coaster ride during a live performance, and I’ll be hooked instantly, which is exactly what happened when I saw Kill the Noise for the first time at HARD Summer 2013. From the moment he began singing over Zedd’s “Clarity,” I knew I’d found someone whose career I’d be paying very close attention to, and I can’t wait to get another up-close look when Kill The Noise comes back through LA later this month.
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Interview with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

We talk creativity, the universe, & Strange Desire

September 19th, 2014
Christine Perez
Jack Antonoff Bleachers

It’s a totally typical thing. You don’t really mean to write an album. It sort of just happens. You write a song or put some notes together on a page, and before you know it, you’ve released a full-length with RCA Records and you’re embarking on a national tour.
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Interview: Borgore’s Bitches Love Cake Is Layered

There’s more to #NewGoreOrder than you may think

September 15th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Interview

Genre-bending composer Borgore is often criticized for his music’s somewhat-misogynistic content, but his newest record, #NewGoreOrder, touches on more serious issues than you may think. When I had a chance to talk to the controversial producer at Made In America fest, he confessed that many of his songs have underlying themes and that he prefers to cover up his critical world views with outlandishness and humor.
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