10 Early 2018 Tours Worth Getting Excited About

Although the first few months of the calendar year tend to be slow on good tours, 2018 already has a plethora of tours well-worth marking on your calendar from a wide variety of artists from the hard-rocking to the indie-popping and singing/songwriting. Here are 10 tours we’re quite excited for in the first quarter of 2018. 10. Dorothy It wouldn’t […]

Top 10 Tours of 2017, According to a Child of the 90s

Not that there weren’t plenty of great tours to hit 2017 from young, emerging, and about-to break artists (PHOX, July Talk, Potty Mouth, Slothrust, Jay Som, Diet Cig, Vérité, Bishop Briggs, Torres, Jessie Reyez, Mitski, In The Valley Below, and Kali Uchis all come to mind.), but there are a lot of children of the 90s out there who have […]

Daena Jay’s Ever Unfolding Story

“What I hope the music is conveying is an ever unfolding story and the fact that I’m always growing and changing.” ~ Daena Jay Daena Jay is a singer/songwriter whose life would actually seem to be changing with far more frequency than the average individual. She comes from South Africa, but has also called London, Durban, and Perth home at […]

Summer Aviation: “Somewhere between My Bloody Valentine and the Carpenters”

In a time when so many musicians want their music to have a recorded-to-released turnover rate of about an hour and a half, there’s something quite nice about a band that isn’t afraid to take their time with a recording.  Such is the case with Summer Aviation.  The Seattle-based husband/wife duo of Kevin and Lee Kelly actually took a solid […]

[Re]Introducing… WASI

Sometimes when work gets backed up and a significant amount of time passes before you can actually post an interview a band will go through some relatively significant changes… In this case, this Silverlake duo actually changed their moniker… When I talked to Cosmo (guitar/vox/synth) and Jess (bass/vox/synth) late this summer they were known as We Are/She Is.  However, this […]

Chic Gamine “have a lot of harmonies runnin’ around”

Chic Gamine are quite a bit of lovely… although a different kind of lovely than their earlier work may have suggested.  Chic Gamine are a four-piece girl group, rounded out by a pretty amazing drummer.  The outfit are from Canada and earlier this year they released their self-titled US debut.  The album rings of sounds ranging from Motown to Ye’ye […]

Maria Minerva… Currently Busy Making Herself Happy

“Everythingis an inspiration.  Right now I’m having some personal issues… as always… with my love life,” electro chanteuse Maria Minerva tells me.  She tells me that her love life always manages to inspire her to feel like she’s being creative: “I think that’s the point when people should be making music.  You can call it heartache, but that’s a big […]