3 new songs by sineadoconnor Sinead O’Connor is releasing her 9th studio album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? on February 21 and she’ll be in Los Angeles at El Rey unleashing wondrous holy fervor and high intensity romance, which can be gathered in checking out these three songs from her new [...]
February 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment
September 16th, 2011 · No Comments
Download: Total Wreck x Carlos Rossi + Trina Darling [Audio clip: view full post to listen] DJs Carlos Rossi and Trina Darling will be reinforcing L.A. RECORD at Footsie’s for Total Wreck on Saturday, and they made us this special double-shot mix, including intense personalized introductions! Come out at 10 pm for free fuzz, funk, [...]
August 15th, 2011 · No Comments
Random Patterns released a new single this past weekend available for free download here. Catch their next show at the Kibitz Room.
July 21st, 2011 · No Comments
A mighty twenty six bands will play the Folk Fest event at Zorthian Ranch on August 6th. That’s something like one band member for every four guests attending this musical feast. Tickets on sale now at http://lafolkfest.com. Listen to Amanda Jo Williams, Ana Caravelle, Cowboy And Indian, The Djin Aquarian Band (that’s the Djin of [...]
July 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Random Patterns reveals new songs and there’s cowbell involved. Known for its parts and progressions and long jams, the band explores (or records) itself in a new way here on “Cans All Day.” The wall of noise is clearer, more like a window. That’s just a warm-up for “Raw Luck,” a really cool Random Patterns [...]
July 19th, 2011 · No Comments
Merle Haggard is putting out a new album this October with Vanguard Records. Below, get a free download of the title track, “Working In Tennessee,” an upbeat, happy, swinging tune that sounds grudge-free but, according to the official document, “underscores Haggard’s oft-confrontational relationship with Music City.” Haggard is loved, afterall, for his simple way of [...]
June 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments
True Widow tumbled out from the heart of Texas with a knack for the reverberatory arts. Their ‘stonegaze’ sound, as some call it, sounds a bit like a cool soothing rockslide. They will play the New Weird America Fest this Saturday at Nomad. Win tickets here! This interview by Matt Dupree.
June 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment
As the drummer for the Nerves and Breakaways and lead singer of the Beat, Paul Collins helped create the genre of power pop. His songs have been covered by virtually every band with a guitar, from Audacity to Green Day to White Fence to the Muffs to the Exploding Hearts to … me. He will play Friday at Blue Star—win tickets here! This interview by Dan Collins and Kristina Benson.
June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments
It’s interesting to see the ways people are exploring the meeting point of folk and classical instruments. Here’s a banjo and a string section. His new album is called The Jessamine County Book Of The Living. Matt Bauer dips into the hauntedness of things, so a “Blacklight Horse” is probably not a purple glowing stallion [...]
June 14th, 2011 · No Comments
Julia Holter went to Canada with Dublab for a week to immerse them canucks in Tonalism, a night-long ambient music experience. She says, “I hastily ditched my microkorg plan last minute and decided to try out my songs on the church piano instead. At 4am.” Here, in audio form, is what she showed them. Down [...]