Echo Park Rising 2018: All Scene Eye/ROVE Showcase

Another year, another Echo Park Rising! Now in its 8th year, Echo Park Rising which runs from Thursday, August 16th to Sunday, August 19th continues to be THE local-centric Los Angeles summer festival (for the low, low price of FREE) due to its pointed focus on local musicians, small businesses, creativity, and diversity in Echo Park. Throughout the four days […]

Portugal. The Man Are Coming For You, Los Angeles: You’re Welcome

It only took about 14 years for Wasilla, Alaska’s Portugal. The Man to become the badass overnight music sensations that they are but, in the end, it works out for the best for all involved. No, really, it does. In November of 2017, I stood backstage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles and watched Portugal. The Man take […]

MUSIC ON, WORLD OFF: I Love L.A. Edition

So…apparently someone’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star got jacked up? Yep. Am I fond of the violence? Absolutely not, but I do approve of the sentiment behind it. We’ll just leave that right there because it’s time to get all playlist-y, MUSIC ON, WORLD OFF-style. Now here’s the part of the program where I – via my Spotify playlist – pimp 13 […]

VON GREY’s Roots Shine On In Bloom

The sisters VON GREY (Annika, Kathryn, and Fiona) have released In Bloom: Acoustic – a body of work that may very well become a defining measure in their career. The EP is six of VON GREY’s folk-pop songs, not simply re-recorded acoustically, but reimagined to capture and release the painful beauty in living, loving, growing, hurting and healing. Earlier this […]

Freddie’s Ready: Here’s The New Official Trailer For Bohemian Rhapsody

Fearless lives forever.   The two-minute official trailer for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody gives us an extended taste and feel for what is in store for the viewer watching the legendary band’s meteoric ascent to superstardom, Mercury facing an AIDS diagnosis, and the band giving – inarguably – one of the single greatest performances in the history of rock and […]

HEAR THIS: The Beauty Of Sisterhood And The “Dawn” Of VON GREY

If you allow anything to (pleasantly) distract or relieve the cacophonous noise and discord in your day, let it be the latest gem from the trio VON GREY: “Dawn.” Now calling “Dawn” a delicate stunner would be an understatement but it’s also a bit deceptive because Annika, Fiona, and Kathryn Von Grey weave their sister voices and musicianship into a fine and vulnerable […]

Let Freedom Ring With Dorothy

Hotter than July. Yes, that is the title of legend Stevie Wonder’s iconic 19th studio album but it is also an accurate descriptor for the second leg of rock and roll powerhouse Dorothy’s Freedom Tour. When Dorothy Martin appeared on the Los Angeles music scene in 2014, she seemingly did so out of nowhere but that voice definitely comes from somewhere. […]