American Songwriter Says To Watch Sunny War This Year

Posted on Jan 24, 2022
American Songwriter Says To Watch Sunny War This Year

American Songwriter has Sunny War atop its list of artists to watch in 2022. “We wouldn’t be surprised if the Los Angeles-based folk artist Sunny War had a Grammy nomination or two by this time next year,” the site writes, on the way to comparing her to the likes of Brandi Carlile and Valerie June. “She’s that skilled at both writing and performing. […]

PAM Shares Combo Chimbita’s Video For “Yo Me Lo Merezco”

Posted on Jan 24, 2022
PAM Shares Combo Chimbita’s Video For “Yo Me Lo Merezco”

Pan African Magazine recently shared the newest video from their upcoming LP IRÉ, available at the end of the week from ANTI- Records. As the site notes, the clip “features Teresa Karolina seeking abundance from Yemaya, orisha of nourishing waters, while the video follows her emerging from her everyday routine and into a dreamy dimension.” See the engaging visuals here, and get […]

New Music From Gus Engelhorn

Posted on Jan 19, 2022
New Music From Gus Engelhorn

Before Montréal-based singer-songwriter Gus Englehorn was signed to Secret City Records, he lived in a cabin in the woods and wrote the upcoming LP Dungeon Master, which may be the cutest, heaviest, and strangest rock n roll record you’ll hear this year. Before he moved to the cabin he fell in love — in Salt Lake City, Utah – with a drummer, Estée Preda, who plays like Moe Tucker on salvia. Before meeting […]

Particle Kid Talks J Mascis With FLOOD

Posted on Jan 19, 2022
Particle Kid Talks J Mascis With FLOOD

Micah Nelson, aka Particle Kid, told FLOOD about how he came to meet J Mascis. “I met J Mascis in Amsterdam when I played there at the Ziggodome with Neil Young + Promise of the Real,” Nelson recalls. “We have been occasional pen pals ever since, and he was nice enough to play some electric guitar on [my new album], which […]

Buzzbands Shoots L.A. Witch

Posted on Jan 17, 2022
Buzzbands Shoots L.A. Witch

Buzzbands has photos from the first L.A. Witch show in the trio’s hometown of Los Angeles since the pandemic began. Go here to see the fantastic shots, with psychedelic lighting courtesy of Mad Alchemist, from the Lodge Room performance last Friday. The tour continues this week and then winds its way back down to Southern California in early February. Support L.A. […]

The May Magazine says Alison Clancy is Mesmerizing

Posted on Jan 17, 2022
The May Magazine says Alison Clancy is Mesmerizing

According to The May Magazine, Alison Clancy‘s debut single is mesmerizing. “‘Mutant Gifts ‘introduces us to the interdisciplinary creative as the centrepiece of a minimal tableau, backed by an altar and religious artwork. Performing in a clean-lined black gown, the angularity of the scene is softened by the glow of gentle lighting, creating an eerily ethereal atmosphere […]

New Music From Combo Chimbita

Posted on Jan 13, 2022
New Music From Combo Chimbita

Combo Chimbita is a visionary quartet that draws from ancestral mythologies and musical enlightenment. Comprised of Carolina Oliveros’ mesmeric contralto, illuminating storytelling and fierce guacharaca rhythms, Prince of Queens’ hypnotic synth stabs and grooving bass lines, Niño Lento’s imaginative guitar licks, and Dilemastronauta’s powerful drumming, the lure and lore of Combo Chimbita is intense and undeniable. Continuing their mystical saga, […]

Lido Pimienta and Combo Chimbita Arrange Spring Dates

Posted on Jan 13, 2022
Lido Pimienta and Combo Chimbita Arrange Spring Dates

Combo Chimbita is a fierce live act, which is one of the reasons why they made SPIN magazine’s “50 Best Rock Bands Right Now” list last year. This year, they’ll not only be releasing an album but they’ll be hitting the road with labelmate Lido Pimienta, whose excellent LP Miss Colombia we promoted to radio in 2020. Both artists are award-winning […]

OC Art Blog Reviews Sunny War, Who Plays Chicago on January 23

Posted on Jan 13, 2022
OC Art Blog Reviews Sunny War, Who Plays Chicago on January 23

OC Art Blog‘s Meg Linton caught a Sunny War performance towards the end of last year and wrote, “War is a seasoned performer known for her self-deprecating chatter, her mischievous smile, and her mesmerizing fingerstyle and clawhammer technique. Her long, flexible digits walk along the guitar with confidence and speed and only stumble when she wants to offer a […]

New Music From Particle Kid f/ J. Mascis, Sunny War, and Peter Bushnell

Posted on Jan 12, 2022
New Music From Particle Kid f/ J. Mascis, Sunny War, and Peter Bushnell

On his latest project, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Particle Kid (J. Micah Nelson) pulls listeners down the rabbit hole to experience the music he’s been making over the past five years. Described by Rolling Stone as a “trippy troubadour” and a “musical polymath who combines an indie DIY aesthetic with a questing hippie spirit and a relentless work ethic,“ […]

L.A. Witch Tours Up And Down The West Coast

Posted on Jan 12, 2022
L.A. Witch Tours Up And Down The West Coast

In the mood for leather-clad, reverb-drenched moto-rock? Get your fix with L.A. Witch, on tour again starting this Friday in Los Angeles. The group released a Gun Club cover, “Ghost On The Highway,” last year, and they put out rad sophomore LP Play With Fire in 2020. Used to relentlessly touring before being sidelined by the pandemic, they played all […]

Pluralone Pays Tribute To Betty White

Posted on Jan 12, 2022
Pluralone Pays Tribute To Betty White

Pluralone‘s Josh Klinghoffer has posted a tribute to Betty White in the form of an acoustic cover of “Thank You Being A Friend,” the 1978 Andrew Gold joint best known as the theme song to Golden Girls. As Exclaim.ca notes, the recording comes at the end of a busy year for Klinghoffer that “also saw him join Earthlings, a new band with Pearl […]

Rock N Roll Globe Heralds Combo Chimbita’s “Memoria” Video

Posted on Jan 10, 2022
Rock N Roll Globe Heralds Combo Chimbita’s “Memoria” Video

Rock N Roll Globe lists Combo Chimbita‘s “Memoria” amongst its videos of the year. “An earth goddess performs a strange ritualistic dance in and of the earth and then ascends stone steps for another ritual we witness,” the site writes. “At first, you might assume it’s the band’s captivating singer Carolina Oliveros but it’s actually performance artist Helen Cebeallos who’s entrancing […]

21Grams Interviews Alison Clancy

Posted on Jan 10, 2022
21Grams Interviews Alison Clancy

Writing for 21Grams Official Blog, Chris Hartford predicts that Alison Clancy‘s “transcendental” music will one day be “important… for listeners of legendary music. Alison changes the world around her through her art, and her music will help the world raise its own collective consciousness, allowing all people to feel the flow of love and energy that permeates her sound.” […]

KCRW Features David Newton On Its Deirdre O’Donoghue Podcast

Posted on Jan 10, 2022
KCRW Features David Newton On Its Deirdre O’Donoghue Podcast

Visit KCRW for a podcast featuring David and Bekki Newton, who reminisce about the legendary DJ Deirdre O’Donoghue and her importance in the rise of Newton’s classic 80s band The Mighty Lemon Drops. The feature ought to fascinate any fan of the band or anyone excited about the history of college radio. You can also check out more episodes of Bent by Nature: […]

Echoes Lists Lanterna Among Its Top Albums of 2021

Posted on Jan 10, 2022
Echoes Lists Lanterna Among Its Top Albums of 2021

Lanterna‘s Hidden Drives landed on Echoes’ Top 30 Albums of 2021 list, which is here along with a nice Spotify playlist. Earlier in the year, the show said Lanterna makes “a sound that seems right for these times, one made up of a few simple elements, but crafting an organically complex music that plays like the soundtrack for the view outside […]

Christmas Underground Shares David Newton’s New “Winter Tragedy”

Posted on Dec 13, 2021
Christmas Underground Shares David Newton’s New “Winter Tragedy”

“Winter Tragedy,” the new one from David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels, is what Christmas Underground describes as “a toe-tapper of a holiday song.” According to the site, “plenty of hooks and handclaps infuse this joyous romp with enough energy to get you through a whole afternoon. But then you listen to the lyrics – and that is […]

Visions.de Compares Alison Clancy To Harvey, Wolfe, and Nadler

Posted on Dec 13, 2021
Visions.de Compares Alison Clancy To Harvey, Wolfe, and Nadler

Visions, a website in Germany, recently shared Alison Clancy‘s “Mutant Gifts,” which she recorded at a church called St. John’s in New York’s West Village. According to Google Translate, the site says “Her songs and sounds are mostly of a shady nature, and her guitar is often a tool for creating smooth drones. In part, her pieces […]

New Music From Shiva Burlesque

Posted on Dec 8, 2021
New Music From Shiva Burlesque

Independent Project Records will release the two-CD Mercury Blues + Skulduggery collection from Shiva Burlesque in February 2022. Hear single “Paul Is Dead” (Demo) now. Creators of what Uncut Magazine editor Allan Jones lauded as “…timeless, brilliant music” Shiva Burlesque was founded by transplanted northern Californians Jeffrey Clark and Grant-Lee Phillips, emerging from the alternative music scene of subterranean Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles in the […]

KCRW Recommends “Winter Tragedy” From David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels

Posted on Dec 8, 2021
KCRW Recommends “Winter Tragedy” From David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels

“Pucker up,” advises KCRW, because “David Newton from legacy psych-rock outfit The Mighty Lemon Drops is back with a new release that’s custom made for the season. It’s a California Christmas jam, laden with irresistible rock standards like guitar solos, hand-claps, and harmonies — plus, sleigh bells and a sitar. Update your holiday gathering with this winky track.” […]

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