Viaduct Sunset Series Puts L.A.’s History Centerstage

Photo Credit: Mathieu Young Originally appeared on LA Weekly.  People call this a young city, and in a way, they’re right. “L.A. is all about reinventing itself, and abolishing the history of the past,” Sean Woods of the California Parks Department tells me as we stand, sweating, beneath the Baker Street Viaduct. The Metro Gold Line whizzes by, gracing us with a merciful breeze. I glance … Continue reading Viaduct Sunset Series Puts L.A.’s History Centerstage

Liminal Performs Stripped-Back Arrangement of Debut Single Originally appeared on LA Weekly.  Tom Crouch exists in the in-between, as if in a permanent transition. As Liminal, he deliberately exploits seemingly trivial sounds to make an impact. His two singles to date layer them gracefully, but a new studio performance features a stripped-down arrangement. Read more.  Liminal | website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud Continue reading

Fei-Fei Debuts Vibrant Music Video as THRILL YOU KILL YOU Originally appeared on LA Weekly.  Local Fei-Fei has made the leap into recording artistry with her new electro-pop project, THRILL YOU KILL YOU. And what a vibrant project it is, given the earworm potential of her debut single, “Never Even Really.” Read more.  THRILL YOU KILL YOU | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram … Continue reading

Joachim Cooder Teams Up With Zack Whedon for “Everyone Sleeps in the Light” Originally appeared on LA Weekly.  Joachim Cooder revealed a brand-new music video on Monday for “Everyone Sleeps in the Light,” directed by Zack Whedon, brother of Joss (Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly). The video’s concept mimics the creative process and its inherent mystery. Whedon explains, “I wanted to make something about … Continue reading

A Hazy Shade of Winter

Photo by Jeff Leeds Cohn Originally appeared on LA Weekly. Though Winter advocates indulging in all forms of childlike ideation, what she sees in music is not strictly daydreams. She experiences synesthesia, where sounds are perceived as colors when the frequencies reach her brain. It contributes to her vivid life, which she views with unrelenting optimism. Winter goes through color phases, most recently having been … Continue reading A Hazy Shade of Winter

Local Rock Queens Form Sisterhood of the Traveling Wilburys

Originally premiered on LA Weekly. Time to ruin more testosterone-centric childhoods with another all-female reboot, this time of The Traveling Wilburys. Aptly called Sisterhood of the Traveling Wilburys, five of L.A.’s strongest singer-songwriters came together for a cover of “Handle Me With Care,” which makes its debut today. Read more. Sisterhood of the Traveling Wilburys: Livingmore | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | … Continue reading Local Rock Queens Form Sisterhood of the Traveling Wilburys

Monogem Drops Intoxicating New Video for “Get You High” Originally premiered on LA Weekly.  Jen Hirsh has been writing dark pop songs for several years as Monogem, named after the glowing remnant of an exploded star. Last fall saw the release of her seven-track sophomore EP, 100%, and she wasted no time writing and recording more material; her new single, “Get You High,” is already … Continue reading

Honey Child Illustrate the Musings of a Woman Scorned With Bloody New Video

Originally premiered on LA Weekly. “Please come to me,” Claire McKeown sings on “She Calls His Name,” a song about being lovesick in a literal sense — unwell because of the intense grip of the feeling. McKeown is a Wagnerian opera singer, practically able to do acrobatics with her pliable and powerful voice, and in Honey Child, she leads a gorgeous femme choir; who better … Continue reading Honey Child Illustrate the Musings of a Woman Scorned With Bloody New Video

Joy Autumn’s Gentle New Single Reflects Upon Hollywood’s Club Culture Originally premiered on LA Weekly.  After moving to Los Angeles, Joy Autumn became jaded by her proximity to fame. She fell into “afterparty culture,” indulging in all her vices until loneliness found her. “I was so busy not making it in Hollywood that I forgot the reason why I created music in the first place,” … Continue reading