Music On, World Off: #NeverForget The Swedish Incident

Pacific storm Lucifer hit the west coast, the original “funky drummer,” Clyde Stubblefield, has left us for that ever-growing and what is surely the most EPIC band in heaven, Hidden Figures is now the highest grossing film to be nominated for the Academy Awards Best Picture ($132 million, yo) and – oh yes – the person who now occupies the White […]

Music On, World Off…Love, Dharma69: 2/3/17

So we’re 35 days into the new year: how’s it working out for you? Great. Now that we’ve gotten the awkward out of the way, we can talk about things that – unlike haphazardly applied human bans targeting certain groups of people – are basically harmless yet can be more cerebral than the current president of the United States…like music. If […]

Four Ways To Engage: Black History Month

It’s Black History Month and, without any shadows of any doubt, take away the multitude of contributions to science, medicine, music and art, activism, let alone the back and soul crushing labor (voluntary and otherwise) of black people, America would not be the country that she is today. While black history is worthy of acknowledgement year round, February serves as […]

Introducing…Aly Ryan

Who is Aly Ryan? We’re all about to find out. Fresh on the heels of releasing her first single, “Headed for Heartbreak,” The 20 year young singer-songwriter will get to show and showcase her talents opening for the extraordinary Zane Carney (from the band CARNEY) on Thursday January 26th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. With a big […]

Pat Benatar Supports The Women’s March on Washington with “SHINE”

Pat Benatar may not be able to physically attend the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday January 21st due to a scheduling conflict, but that isn’t stopping her from lending her unmistakable and rock iconic voice to the cause and releasing her first new song in over 10 years. It’s “SHINE”: an anthem for women created by female artists because music […]

10 Artists To Watch In 2017

This is the part of the program where I do that end-of-the-year thing and get all predictive, hence my annual 10 Artists To Watch, version 2017. These days there’s no such thing as a sure bet but, where these artists are concerned, the odds are looking pretty sweet. The folks below are either fresh faces who have displayed a boatload of promise or […]

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 […]