“Believer” By Imagine Dragons

The Who: Imagine Dragons (Las Vegas, NV) The What: Dolph Lundgren. Who in their right mind would want to go toe-to-toe with that guy? He’s He-Man. The Punisher. And did we not see Rocky IV??? Pour one out for Apollo Creed. From the safety of a metaphorical space comes this video for Imagine Dragons’ current single, “Believer.” Directed by Matt […]

“Winning As Truth” By Trapdoor Social

The Who: Trapdoor Social (Los Angeles, CA) The What: As Trapdoor Social, Merritt Graves, Skylar Funk, Louie Gonzalez, Patrick Griffen and Ben Ebert are that alternative rock band driven as much by social activism as by the art of making music: do you know any other band who tours the county in a solar trailer putting on solar-powered, clean energy […]

“Sweet Disaster” By Dreamers

The Who: Dreamers (Los Angeles, CA) The What: Wow, Dreamers. Just wow. Since relocating from the east coast to the west, Nick Wold, Nelson and Jacob Wick seem to have made themselves quite comfortable in the land of make believe aka Los Angeles; we’re glad to have them here, and – apparently – they know how to make damned good/hilarious use of […]

“Kanye’s In My Head” By Boy Epic

The Who: Boy Epic (Dallas, TX/ Los Angeles, CA) The What: Perhaps more of a headspace than a physical state of being, Boy Epic has an issue or two to contend with as you can clearly see in his latest video venture/adventure, “Kanye’s In My Head.” But it’s nothing that his cinematic pop noir-ish sound hyped by some clever/creepy/comical/comic book/Nightmare […]

“Hello” By Smoke Season

The Who: Smoke Season (Los Angeles, CA) The What: There’s a lot to dig about Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen who make up the electro-soulful duo Smoke Season, not the least of which are their musical stylistic choices when covering time-tested songs with very distinct identities. Last year they tackled The Talking Heads’ punchy “Psycho Killer” and imbued it with so […]

“It’s How I Feel (Free)” By Leopold And His Fiction

The Who: Leopold and His Fiction (Austin, TX) The What: The new album from Daniel Leopold and his trusty Fiction, Darling Destroyer, is due out on January 27th and, par for the band’s musical course, their latest single, “It’s How I Feel” is an exercise in flagrantly fiery guitar work and uniquely crafted lyrics. As for the song’s inspiration, according […]

“New Heart” By Heaps n Heaps

The Who: Heaps n Heaps (Los Angeles, CA) The What: One inevitability of life is – whether we like it or not – anything that begins must eventually come to an end. Capturing that natural fact is the indie folk foursome of Alisa Fedele, Zach Moon, John Pruitt and Dan Dowsett as Heaps n Heaps and their latest single, “New Heart.” […]