5 (Plus 5 More) Albums You May Have Missed: 2016

Slouching towards – no, not Bethlehem – the end of the year, some may find themselves in a gentle repose awash in the glow of the year’s merciful bounty… I am not one of those people. If your feelings run similar, please join me in bidding 2016 a hearty “Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.” while setting […]

Hear This…Love, Dharma69: 12/16/16

It’s Friday, it’s raining in Los Angeles and there are but 15 days left in this wretched excuse for a year. The universal consensus is that 2016 has been an annus horribilis (still thanking Queen Elizabeth II for that one) but, music wise, there have been some rays of goodness to hold on to. So put your earbuds in or headphones […]

Hear This…Love, Dharma69: 12/9/16

With a mere three weeks left in the year, I only have 39 more attempts (52 counting this past Friday) to hook you on a song, artist or band. I accept this challenge and put forth my updated Spotify HEAR THIS playlist: 13 songs added every Friday for your music discovery pleasure. In addition to the four bits of quality listed below, it’s been […]

A Dream Year For Dreamers

In the grand scheme of things, 2016 kind of sucked more than a Hoover, but Nick Wold (vox, guitar), Nelson (bass) and Jacob Wick (drums) aka DREAMERS have been fruitful and productive: from thousands of road miles on tour spreading the goodness of their punchy, iridescent and more thoughtful than you would expect pop tinged rock to moving cross country, […]

Hear This…Love, Dharma69: 12/2/16

Hey there, lovelies. Welcome to this HEAR THIS quick hit. My Spotify HEAR THIS playlist grows deeper by the week: every Friday I add 13 songs that are interesting (to my ears, anyway) and feel are worthy of getting into yours. The goal: That you, my friend, may find at least TWO songs/artists that warrant further inspection. Find your new favorite […]

The Record Company Give It All Back At The El Rey

Homecomings should always be so grand. Since September Marc Cazorla, Alex Stiff and Chris Vos have racked up some mighty road miles traversing the country taking on venues and audiences on their biggest national headlining tour yet. This was a milestone for Los Angeles’ The Record Company: a trio of upright and forthright rock and rollers with heady respect for blues, punk, […]

HEAR THIS: The Regrettes / Highly Suspect

Hear this. Now. Considering the changes our socio-political landscape has and will continue to go through, you’d be something of a dim bulb to not expect some portion of your favorite artists (and even your least favorite) to expressively and musically chime in with their thoughts. From Woodie Guthrie to Joan Baez to Rage Against The Machine, music has always […]