Alex Lilly Goes On Tour

Posted on Jan 14, 2019
Alex Lilly Goes On Tour

Alex Lilly, whose critically-acclaimed new album 2% Milk is on the way to stations this week, has announced some tour dates for the springtime. The LA-based artist is starting things off with a date this January in North Hollywood, and will be playing dates through March. See below for the full itinerary: 1/20 – The Federal […]

The Guardian Draws Deserved Attention To Thirdstory

Posted on Jan 14, 2019
The Guardian Draws Deserved Attention To Thirdstory

The Guardian has included Thirdstory‘s “Still In Love” among its list of “best songs from 2018… that you didn’t hear.” That headline is a bit presumptuous, considering how much support Thirdstory’s album Cold Heart found with the NACC panel last year, but we’re glad they’re getting props nonetheless. According to the Guardian, “‘Still in Love’ is […]

Alex Lilly Explores Her Influences and Training With Keyboard Magazine

Posted on Jan 7, 2019
Alex Lilly Explores Her Influences and Training With Keyboard Magazine

Keyboard recently talked to Alex Lilly, whose album 2% Milk will be released this month. Lilly, who has played in Beck‘s touring band, explained that the artist had a big impact on her. “Beck’s Sea Change,” she said, “left a big impression as did Midnight Vultures. I remember copying out string parts by hand while blasting […]

Down Dirty Shake Plays “Woman” For Jam In The Van

Posted on Jan 7, 2019
Down Dirty Shake Plays “Woman” For Jam In The Van

Down Dirty Shake is poised to make a strong impact at radio this month with their full-length self-titled debut album. The lead single “Woman” has already gotten some significant play, as DJs around the country are falling in love with the psyched-out, Desert Rock sound of the group The Bay Bridged has described as “part […]

The Smoking Flowers Tour In Alabama

Posted on Jan 7, 2019
The Smoking Flowers Tour In Alabama

The Smoking Flowers continue to promote their 2018 LP Let’s Die Together, and they’ll start 2019 with a short jaunt to Alabama followed by a set in their hometown. Released on Bandaloop Records, the album finds the East Nashville duo exploring themes of resilience and passionate love. Musically, they rock hard enough to have been compared to […]

Down Dirty Shake Goes For Adds

Posted on Dec 10, 2018
Down Dirty Shake Goes For Adds

Based in San Francisco, Down Dirty Shake seamlessly blends the sounds of Latin, psych, soul, pop, and garage rock. The group was founded by AJ Ayez (vocals, keys), Kyle DeMartini (guitar, vocals), and Aaron Grimes (drums, vocals) while the three were high school classmates in Merced, CA, and in the ensuing years the band’s style […]

Culture Collide Shares An Intimate Video From Inara George

Posted on Dec 10, 2018
Culture Collide Shares An Intimate Video From Inara George

Culture Collide writes that Inara George‘s new record finds the longtime bird and the bee singer “exploring ambitious new territory.  Perhaps nowhere on the album is this more apparent than with the track ‘A Bridge,’ in which George does away with all instrumentation and pop influence, choosing to experiment with the hypnotic and spiritual nature […]

Park Ave Lauds Tobias The Owl

Posted on Dec 10, 2018
Park Ave Lauds Tobias The Owl

Aly Crase of Park Ave has a glowing review of a recent Tobias The Owl performance that also includes a brief interview with the band’s Elijah Dhavvan. According to the site, “The sound was huge and the songs melodic” during the band’s set at The Conor Byrne Pub in Seattle. Read the review here, and check […]

Steve Reich Talks About Music With Essential Tremors

Posted on Dec 5, 2018
Steve Reich Talks About Music With Essential Tremors

Essential Tremors, a show on WYPR, describes itself as a forum “in which musicians and other creators talk about the songs that shaped who they are.” Steve Reich appeared on a recent episode, which can be heard right here. According to the show’s description, Reich “long ago transcended the ‘minimalist’ tag to stand as one […]

Sunny War Plays The Kennedy Center – Watch The Full Concert

Posted on Dec 5, 2018
Sunny War Plays The Kennedy Center – Watch The Full Concert

Sunny War has had one heck of a year, and she capped it off with a late-November performance at the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts in Washington, DC. According to the Kennedy Center’s site, War is “a master of fingerstyle guitar with a superb clawhammer technique.” She’s also a tremendously gifted songwriter with a […]

The Barr Brothers Announce Full-Album Shows

Posted on Dec 3, 2018
The Barr Brothers Announce Full-Album Shows

The Barr Brothers have just announced some full-album shows in Canada. According to Jambands, “The Barrs will play all of their 2011 self-titled record, 2014’s Sleeping Operator and 2017’s Queens of the Breakers over the three nights” at two separate venues – one in Toronto and one in Montréal. According to the band, “Nostalgia, as […]

Dude York’s Christmas Album Is Still Good

Posted on Dec 3, 2018
Dude York’s Christmas Album Is Still Good

Do you remember Dude York‘s Halftime For The Holidays, which we delivered last year with a big helping of Christmas cheer? Stereogum said, “It’s a mix of pumped-up originals that act as sardonic takes on classic holiday songs, and it’s a whole lot of fun.” The good news about Christmas albums is that they can […]

Thriftys Plays The Bay Area This Month

Posted on Dec 3, 2018
Thriftys Plays The Bay Area This Month

The legendary Elbo Room in the Mission District of San Francisco is closing this month after three decades in business, meaning that The City will have one fewer spot for up-and-coming indie artists to play in front of people. It’s sad indeed, but fortunately there are still a few more shows and fortunately Thriftys gets […]

Glide Magazine Profiles Inara George

Posted on Dec 3, 2018
Glide Magazine Profiles Inara George

Glide Magazine has an interview with Inara George, whose Dearest Everybody is at radio along with her duet with Charlie Wadhams. George explains that the album is made of “songs that I wrote for friends, for special people, and sort of as a gift mostly; for people who had lost someone or as kind of […]

Inara George & Charlie Wadhams Go For Spins

Posted on Nov 28, 2018
Inara George & Charlie Wadhams Go For Spins

When she announced the formation of her new label Release Me Records, Inara George (the bird and the bee, The Living Sisters), she told VoyageLA that her goal was “exposing some very talented people, that I’ve had the pleasure of working with, to the world.” One such person is Charlie Wadhams, a longtime George associate. […]

Inara George Discusses Loss With The SF Examiner

Posted on Nov 28, 2018
Inara George Discusses Loss With The SF Examiner

The San Francisco Examiner has a feature on Inara George‘s new solo album, Dearest Everybody. The album is pre-occupied with loss, as George explains to the Examiner: “The whole record is just different versions of saying goodbye to people, and there are only a few songs about my dad (Little Feat‘s Lowell George, who died when […]

The LA Times Shines a Light on Sunny War

Posted on Nov 28, 2018
The LA Times Shines a Light on Sunny War

Earlier this year, The LA Times pointed to Sunny War‘s album With The Sun as one of LA’s best offerings of 2018. Wrote the site, “She works with a lilting vibrato that recalls the great jazz vocalists of the 1950s, and as she maneuvers her fingers across her guitar, she doesn’t need to shout to […]

Popmatters Shares Alex Lilly’s “Pornographic Mind”

Posted on Nov 26, 2018
Popmatters Shares Alex Lilly’s “Pornographic Mind”

Popmatters recently premiered “Pornographic Mind,” the second single from Alex Lilly‘s forthcoming 2% Milk LP.  As the site puts it, “The tune is a combination of classic AM radio pop, of the kind that has inspired Lilly’s sometime bandmate Inara George, as well as breezy, late ’80s synthesizer pop, think Madonna with a more poetic […]

The Country Blues Says Sunny War Is One Of The Genre’s Most Exciting New Voices

Posted on Nov 26, 2018
The Country Blues Says Sunny War Is One Of The Genre’s Most Exciting New Voices

While Sunny War might be a new face at radio, she’s been on the radar of certain music fans for a while now. We recently dug up this article from The Country Blues, which eloquently explains the appeal of War and deftly indentifies the creative promise that she’s since brought to fruition on her new […]

B-Sides and Badlands Gives A Nod To Inara George

Posted on Nov 26, 2018
B-Sides and Badlands Gives A Nod To Inara George

B-sides and Badlands approves of the new Inara George LP, giving Dearest Everybody a four-out-of-five rating and exploring the album’s heavy themes. “Three years in the making,” the site writes, “Dearest Everybody culls together decades-worth of experiences, as George processes her father’s death, handles relationships with her mother and three children, and soothes her own […]

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