#TourHappens…With Aric Chase Damm Of The Brevet

For professional musicians, touring is a lot of things: hard work, a necessity, how you make new fans, a main source on income, an excuse to legally run away from home, etc. But if you’re doing it right, then it’s also fun. Take Aric Chase Damm (vox/guitar), John Kingsley (lead guitar), Michael Jones (piano), David Aguair (drums) and Ben Ross (bass) of […]

In His Words: Kamtin Mohager (The Chain Gang of 1974)

It’s one hell of a day of import; a fact not lost on me as I watch Kamtin Mohager, clad in black from head to toe, meticulously organize his tour merch in the front room of the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles. He admits to being slightly OCD about it but where merch is concerned, it’s good business to know […]

Introducing….Ray Little

Who is Ray Little? She’s the side of her artistic self that Lauren Little (former frontwoman of Los Angeles rock band, Queen Caveat) wants to introduce the world to – wants to introduce you to. Queen Caveat hit the ground running in 2011 with their debut EP Emptor and a dynamic sound that translated into intense, adrenalin-filled live shows and […]

Mathias Wakrat of WAKRAT

As a Frenchman, co-owner of a restaurant, drummer and mastermind of the punishingly hard rock trio, WAKRAT, fronted by bassist Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) along with guitarist and fellow countryman Laurent Grangeon, Mathias Wakrat has but one job: play hard, play fast, and play loud. Everything else will sort itself out. The band is fresh off of […]

On The Road With…The Frights

Seasonally, it may be Fall but does surf punk have an expiration date? We think not and neither do San Diego surf punk heroes Mikey Carnevale (vox/guitar), Richard Dotson (bass), and Marc Finn (drums) aka The Frights who kick off a series of show dates with FIDLAR and SWMRS this week on the Too Much Tour. It’s what happens when you bug […]

Bad Suns

Having only formed in 2012, it almost seems as if Los Angeles quartet Bad Suns skipped those awkward “teenage” band years of being more mediocre than not and sprang forth fully formed. After releasing the single “Cardiac Arrest” in 2013, Chris Bowman (vox, guitar), Miles Morris (drums), Gavin Bennett (bass) and Ray Libby (guitar) more than delivered on the promise […]

Jarryd James

He is the most unassuming of musicians but his music – it leaves a mark. He’s Jarryd James. The 31 year-old Brisbane, Australian singer/songwriter found his voice again when he needed it, put it to sound use when he teamed up with the likes of New Zealand hit-maker Joel Little (Lorde, Broods), Mikky Ekko (Rihanna), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Sia, Adele), […]