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Vajra: “The Mirror”

By Obie Millickian Oh yeah! One of our favorite bands is back and badder than ever. Vajra’s new single “The Mirror” is blasting up the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart just off of a 29-city U.S. tour. The single is from their upcoming album Irkalla and is indicative of Annamaria Pinna’s crazy good voice and the […]

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Chrystyna Marie: LIFE Release Party

By Castio Guerrera How about some blues? How about a power house singing those blues? Chrystyna Marie is back with a new record LIFE and it’s time to shake what the good Lord gave ya. True to her style, the artist has returned with her trademark sound that put her on the map with blues […]

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TALIA California Tour

By Stephen Chow One of our favorite bands TALIA is here in Cali and you’re going to want to see them live on their Angels Tour. They blew out the Whisky a Go Go last summer and now they’re here once again so you’re going to want to get yourself to one of these shows. […]

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Freddie Nelson: Shake The Cage

By Stephen Chow Freddie Nelson’s Shake The Cage is here and you need it in your life. It’s excellently done and you’ll appreciate every track because it doesn’t suck. Nelson is a masterful song maker. He’s been at it since age 11 and has been quite successful with his contribution to rock. So many times, […]

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Jacqui L: Planet Parallel 5

By Castio Guerrera Jacqui L isn’t just making music for aliens who visit her home planet, she also makes music for faeries, dark elves, orcs, you name it. Her music is other worldly and mesmerizing. Her latest record Planet Parallel 5 doesn’t quite fit into the prog rock genre. But it perches nearby. Jacqui L’s […]

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Adam Winn

By Stephen Chow Adam Winn reminds me of a character out of novel where people live off the land and sit around fires telling stories and singing songs about harsh weather, fair maidens, and huge mythic animals, only Adam Winn is a real guy. Do pardon my run-on sentence. The singer songwriter takes real life […]

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Alarma: World Ignition

By Stephen Chow Alarma is my new fav. This Northeast LA band brings together Latin Cumbia, Reggae, ska, African, and Middle Eastern flavors to their latest record World Ignition. There are eight bomb tracks to move, drink, surf, drive, or relax to. Hell, I don’t dance and even I was flinging myself around. World Ignition […]

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ds|fečo: “Jihad du Jour”

By Logan P. Oakland experimental artist ds|fečo has returned with his take on the current political climate, specifically focused on “jihadism.” Of the single Of the single “Jihad du Jour,” ds|fečo, who’s real name is David Fetcho, explains, “In light of the recent spate of deadly attacks by lone wolf, ‘self-radicalized’ extremists—Egypt, Sweden, London, Manchester, […]

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Nashaat Salman: “Unforgettable (feat. Lakita Bagwell)”

By Castio Guerrerra Nashaat Salman makes music on the side. Well, the artist is a film and multimedia composer as well as an instrumentalist and orchestrator so there’s that. In his latest single, Salman captures love and longing. He leaves the nature of the relationship up to the listener. “Unforgettable” dips and soars as Salman’s […]

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Once Around Saturn: These Promises

  By Castio Guerrera Dan Kelso created Once Around Saturn in 2014 to spread his love of synth pop and his talent for making it. Fans love his shaping and crafting of the beloved genre where he keeps that pure ‘80s sound while adding his own fresh take. His new EP Three Promises is the […]

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Only a Visitor: Lines

By Stephen Chow I almost don’t want to tell you which kinds of genres Only a Visitor comprises. Any genre typing just doesn’t do this band justice. And none of the genres are uncool. If I were giving them a shout out on their latest record Lines, I’d say something like, “Come for the art […]

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Sam Levin: Frame of Mind

By Stephen Chow Sam Levin was born to make music, seems like. And he’s already got a bio made for the music business. As a wee lad, Levin was steeped in all the greatest in folk, pop, and rock. He picked up a Fender Mini-Strat when he was five. Performed his first open mic at […]

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Shawna Virago: Heaven Sent Delinquent

By Lydia Miller  Shawna Virago has been transgender pioneer way before it was cool. She’s lived and performed as a trans woman since the ‘90s so she knows a thing or two about storytelling and custom designing several extra sets of skin. The ten tracks on her latest album Heaven Sent Delinquent could serve as […]

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Winter Calling Releases Three Videos from Their Faces Album

Winter Calling has seamlessly blended metal, rock, and prog rock while maintaining a contained raw power. Their sound is tight, lyrics sharp, and their presence magnetic. The band is also not afraid to take a deep dive into serious topics. Wayne Hoefle brings his experience as a film composer, adding a wide screen foundation to […]

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Dusty Grant: “This Longing Heart”

By Antiem Boyd Dusty Grant has been making music for nearly 20 years and his new single “This Longing Heart” is proof that he has not been wasting his time. From a young age, Grant wrote and recorded his own music, never ceasing to absorb some new aspect of the creative process. Grant has moved […]

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GaBso: Made Me Wanna Change My Name

By Lisa Waugh He’s huge in Israel and kind of looks like a more attractive Dave Grohl (no offense, Dave, I love you) and GaBso’s new album is pretty much spectacular. Made Me Wanna Change My Name demonstrates the EDM artist’s skillful way of pulling in a listener. He writes and sings from the heart […]

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D.G. Adams: The Old Heart

By Stephen Chow D.G. Adams is clearly having a good time making music. His latest record The Old Heart vibrates with his special and smooth brand of sarcasm, mirth, and pithiness. I get the feeling Adams is a professional smart ass. His wit in on full display throughout the whole of The Old Heart. I […]

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Tipsy in Chelsea: Gaslighter

By Lisa Waugh Dean Falcone and Trish Thompson as Tipsy in Chelsea make their music long distance but you wouldn’t know that from their latest EP Gaslighter. The two met when a mutual friend passed away and Thompson asked composer and songwriter Falcone to play at the tribute in Atlanta. Thompson flew out from New Haven, […]

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Sara Ontaneda: Entre Espacios y Colores

By Lisa Waugh Sara Ontaneda has been serious about music since the age of 13. She studied at conservatories in Guayaquil, Ecuador while also delving into contemporary styles as well. Ontaneda played with jazz and bossa nova bands and toured across Ecuador. She studied writing and production at Berklee College of Music and released her […]

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