New EP is out now from Livingmore, the band as tight as the mafia

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Local retro rock outfit Livingmore is regimented in the all right ways. As the band and I loudly chat over coffee on a hot day in Hollywood, drummer Mike Schadel breaks it down: “Everyone has a role,” and with structure, they are able to avoid disagreements and negative energy. Frontwoman Alex Moore jokes, “We’re like the mafia.” Without missing a … Continue reading New EP is out now from Livingmore, the band as tight as the mafia

Luke Top Has Been Working Too Hard Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Luke Top’s back with a new solo release, and his glee is hardly hidden in his latest single. Top was the frontman of Fool’s Gold until they broke up in 2015, so you may already be familiar with his sugar-coated retro pop. … His latest release is “I’ve Been Workin’” ahead of The … Continue reading

Wish for love anew on Jesse Jo Stark’s “Dandelion” Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  With her new single and EP, Jesse Jo Stark is here to convince us that love is not fleeting, but regenerative. “Dandelion” is the title track of the LA pop goddess’ latest EP, which is out now. Come for the warm, golden rock hues, but stay for … Continue reading

King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by David Fisch.  “Are you filled with joy?” asks Kyle Thomas, also known as King Tuff. Crowds were restless at the Teragram Ballroom last Thursday night, buzzing for the polished rock acts of the night. SASAMI, formerly of Cherry Glazerr, opened up the night, with retro outfit Cut Worms filling in the middle slot. By the … Continue reading King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom

King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by David Fisch.  “Are you filled with joy?” asks Kyle Thomas, also known as King Tuff. Crowds were restless at the Teragram Ballroom last Thursday night, buzzing for the polished rock acts of the night. SASAMI, formerly of Cherry Glazerr, opened up the night, with retro outfit Cut Worms filling in the middle slot. By the time … Continue reading King Tuff and Cut Worms End Their Spring Tour with a Bang at the Teragram Ballroom