LIVE EVENTS, MUSIC

Gothic Tropic, 6/6 @ The Resident

0 Comments 18 June 2017

Shots from Gothic Tropic’s performance at The Resident in DTLA. by Daniel Barron     Indie pop band Gothic Tropic was  recently named by The Guardian as an artist to watch for in 2017. This, following their studio time with Ryan Adams, or their touring days withBørns and Charli XCX. An equally warm reception was found […]

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LIVE EVENTS, MUSIC

Valley Queen, 6/10 @ The Echo

0 Comments 18 June 2017

Photos from Valley Queen’s show at The Echo on June 6th, presented by Play Like A Girl. by Daniel Barron     Artist collective Play Like A Girl hosts monthly all-ages shows in Los Angeles and their most recent highlighted the Motown-southern rock fusion of local group Valley Queen. The band’s EP, Destroyer, was released this past March and the […]

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ART, CLASSIC YAY! LA

Classic Yay! LA: Fantastic Flights

0 Comments 18 June 2017

A compilation of the best Yay! LA pieces featuring artists who dabble in mythic themes and otherworldly realms. by Daniel Barron     This coming week the revamped Yay! LA will begin the rollout of its first new issue, “Myth.” I’m very excited about the coverage and hope we can set a strong precedent for forthcoming editions. This […]

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MUSIC, TRAX

Trax: Ramonda Hammer, “Destroyers”

0 Comments 13 June 2017

Trax highlights the songs that need to be in your rotation. by Daniel Barron     Emerging LA foursome Ramonda Hammer takes their name from a contestant on early 2000s reality show Cheaters, but their biggest influences run a decade prior, when grunge sirens like Courtney Love and Shirley Manson howled across the airwaves. Frontwoman Devin Davis […]

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LIVE EVENTS, MUSIC

Play Like A Girl Celebrates One Year @ The Echo, P.I

0 Comments 07 June 2017

The collective and record label Play Like A Girl celebrated one year last month at The Echoplex with a killer lineup. by Daniel Barron     In just a year’s time, the record label, artist collective, and event producers known as Play Like A Girl have left a firm footprint on LA music culture. DRAEMINGS frontwoman […]

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LIVE EVENTS, MUSIC

Play Like A Girl Celebrates One Year @ The Echo, P.II

0 Comments 07 June 2017

The second batch of photos from Play Like A Girl’s One-Year Anniversary party at The Echoplex. by Daniel Barron     This second set of photos from Play Like A Girl’s anniversary shindig is a testament to the group’s dedication to hosting eclectic shows that span styles and genres.   Part I Part III   […]

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LIVE EVENTS, MUSIC

Play Like A Girl Celebrates One Year @ The Echo, P.III

0 Comments 07 June 2017

The final set of photos from Play Like A Girl’s One-Year-Anniversary celebration at The Echoplex. by Daniel Barron     Enjoy the final batch of photos from Play Like A Girl’s One-Year Anniversary at The Echoplex and be sure to follow them as well as their PLAG Records label.   Part I Part II   […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO

Music Video: The Tambo Rays, “Get It Right Now”

0 Comments 06 June 2017

Music video for Oakland-based band The Tambo Rays, animated by Shayna Yasuhara & Josh Herbolsheimer. by Daniel Barron     San Francisco-native siblings Brian and Sara DaMert are both members of California band Waters, but they also front their own band, The Tambo Rays, along with fellow Waters member Greg Sellin. Together, the group make buoyant, […]

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ART, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist Spotlight: Joe Karg/Chris Bivins

0 Comments 05 June 2017

Artist Spotlight on the illustrative team of Joe Karg & Chris Bivins. by Daniel Barron     Art is an often lonely activity, which makes good company valuable to come by. Atlanta-based artist Joe Karg has been close friends with fellow illustrator Chris Bivins since they first met at the Art Institute of Atlanta in 2004, but if […]

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LIVE EVENTS, MUSIC

Badass Bands Live w/ Easy Friend/Holy Wars/The Crazy Brave

0 Comments 04 June 2017

Photos by Chris Camargo from Badass Bands’ April 19th taping at The Hi Hat. by Daniel Barron     Since the Summer of 2011, the Badass Bands blog has highlighted promising local music artists through filmed interviews, studio performances, and live events. Their mission is “Exposing the unexposed” to potential favorites. This past April, Badass Bands filmed three exciting acts […]

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