A Year of Happiness, Joy and Sarcasm: My 2020 in Review

Absolutely nothing needs to be said about the year of our lord 2020 that hasn’t already been shouted from every social media platform like a shrieking alarm alerting us that the ship is sinking. We know. We’re all wet.  I will not remember 2020 as mask-clad because I didn’t take any photos while wearing one.  Every December, I reflect on the year through a short … Continue reading A Year of Happiness, Joy and Sarcasm: My 2020 in Review

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

Emily Gold and Friends Find Themselves Drawn into the Funnel of Love Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  When special moments happen live at concerts, it can feel like magic. Last February, the Galentine’s Day show at the Hi Hat was the setting for a particularly magical collaboration between Emily Gold, Lauren Ruth Ward, and Sarsten Noice. The trio (along with Gold’s band) covered Wanda Jackson’s … Continue reading

Lauren Ruth Ward Debuts Video for Her Defiantly Queer Single “Blue Collar Sex Kitten” Originally premiered on LA Weekly.  Los Angeles is the proud home of Baltimore-bred indie-rock queen Lauren Ruth Ward. She put out her debut LP, Well, Hell, earlier this year and today marks the release of a new video for “Blue Collar Sex Kitten,” a defiantly queer standout single from the record.  … Continue reading

A Steamer, a Cult, and Lauren Ruth Ward’s Debut Album

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Lauren Ruth Ward stands in front of a mirror holding up a shimmering disco ensemble. We’re in the Echo’s green room joined by a few people that play in other bands on tonight’s bill, as well as some peripheral friends. It is the first night of Ward’s January residency and the two-piece suit and jacket on … Continue reading A Steamer, a Cult, and Lauren Ruth Ward’s Debut Album

[Originally posted in May, but the embed had broken.] Lauren Ruth Ward hits full throttle on the highly personal single, “Blue Collar Sex Kitten.” This is the most recent of a series of new tracks Ward’s released this year, which is a promising sign of something bigger coming soon.  [Editor’s note: The single will appear on Ward’s upcoming LP, Well Hell, due out in February.] … Continue reading

Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at her Record Release at the Bootleg

sngshows: Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. for http://www.BlurredCulture.com Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.  If her oversold show at the Bootleg revealed anything, it’s that Lauren Ruth Ward is LA’s worst kept secret. Filling the venue last Friday were all of Ward’s friends–both current and future, she reminded us. This made for a wild and endearing … Continue reading Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at her Record Release at the Bootleg

Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at her Record Release at the Bootleg

Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. for http://www.BlurredCulture.com Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.  If her oversold show at the Bootleg revealed anything, it’s that Lauren Ruth Ward is LA’s worst kept secret. Filling the venue last Friday were all of Ward’s friends–both current and future, she reminded us. This made for a wild and endearing show, … Continue reading Friends of Lauren Ruth Ward Pack House at her Record Release at the Bootleg