LIVE EVENTS, MUSIC

Gothic Tropic, 6/6 @ The Resident

No 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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Valley Queen, 6/10 @ The Echo

No 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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MUSIC, TRAX

Trax: Ramonda Hammer, “Destroyers”

No 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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Play Like A Girl Celebrates One Year @ The Echo, P.I

No 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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Play Like A Girl Celebrates One Year @ The Echo, P.II

No 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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Play Like A Girl Celebrates One Year @ The Echo, P.III

No 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”

No 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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Badass Bands Live @ The Hi Hat w/ Easy Friend & Holy Wars

No Comments 04 June 2017

Photos by Chris Camargo from Badass Bands’ April 19th taping at The Hi Hat. by Daniel Barron     [UPDATE: The entire EasyFriend and Holy Wars sets from the evening are now here for your viewing pleasure! Each is produced & directed by Charles Lopez.] Since the Summer of 2011, the Badass Bands blog has highlighted […]

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Poppy Jean Crawford @ The Satellite, 5/24

No Comments 04 June 2017

Photos by Chris Camargo from Poppy Jean Crawford’s headlining show at The Satellite on May 24th. by Daniel Barron     Punk siren Poppy Jean Crawford left a deep impression on photographer Chris Camargo, who documented her electric May 24th set at The Satellite, along with performances by Long Beach rockers Meow Twins, Cryote, and Sweater   From the artist’s bio: […]

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MUSIC, TRAX

Trax: Blushh, “I Don’t Wanna Leave”

No Comments 07 May 2017

Trax highlights the songs that need to be in your rotation. by Daniel Barron     Take it from a guy who’s been covering creatives for more than half a decade: eventually you tire of being a spectator. And it becomes time to get wet. Such has been the experience of Shab Ferdowsi, the young […]

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