For Ad Experts Nordmeister, Making Compelling Films and Music, and Giving Back is The Great Escape

The Great Escape New Album: ‘Universe In Bloom’ By DONNA BALANCIA It’s a rare time in Los Angeles when you’d rather stay in than go see any one of thousands of hot bands performing in […]


VIDEO: The National Releases “Day I Die” on Video in Advance of New Album, ‘Sleep Well Beast’

By JOHN DALY The National is red hot. One of the hardest working bands in the alternative world, the Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati band has released a new video and will be making a bevy of TV and […]


EXCLUSIVE: Innovative Leisure’s Waterhouse ‘Grateful’ Allah-Las, Fans, OK After Attack Attempt

Waterhouse: ‘Band’s Name Not Meant to Offend’ By DONNA BALANCIA Nick Waterhouse said he is “grateful” his labelmates Allah-Las are OK following an apparent attack attempt near the band’s concert venue in The Netherlands. The […]


Echo Park Rising Keeps the Beat; Bassists from Cheap Tissue, Plague Vendor, Cat Scan, Rock and Rule

Schizophonics and C.G. Roxanne Blow Doors By DONNA BALANCIA Echo Park Rising is a unique kind of music fest, one that people look forward to all year long. Bands of every type are scattered throughout […]


New Music: Million Miles Shows Heartbreak Will Go Away With ‘Ice Cream and Cigarettes’ – Soundcloud

By DONNA BALANCIA Million Miles has a style that is sure to capture the masses. Mellow and beautiful, her voice brings the emotional quality that the people need now. In her new release, “Ice Cream […]

Live Reviews

HARD Fest Brings Out Variety of Music Genres and Performers Including Snoop Dogg and Destructo

By DAN MACINTOSH The 10th  annual HARD Summer music gathering celebrated its first decade of giving Southern California dance and hip-hop fans a lineup with more variety than the similar (and formally Southern California-based) Electric Daisy […]


Slash to Develop Guitars with Gibson Brands as the Company’s First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador

Featured Photo by EL HUMILDE FOTERO Gibson Brands has appointed guitar superstar Slash as Global Brand Ambassador, the first such designation in the company’s history, it was announced. As part of his new role with […]

Echo Park Rising

Summer Concerts Wrap Up with the Mother of All Indie Festivals: Echo Park Rising Kicks Off on Thursday

By DONNA BALANCIA Summer may be winding down but cool concerts in Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica Pier have given way to the annual prize: Echo Park Rising. Echo Park Rising this year features […]


Paris Tomkins Brings Back Good Ol’ Rock N Roll with New EP ‘Here’s The Riot’ a Blend of Alt and Cool

Songs of Love, Anger and Freedom By JOHN DALY Singer-songwriter Paris Tompkins’ newest EP called Here’s The Riot is a true rock and roll experience, grunge-influenced experience in true rock and roll. The music on […]

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Live Reviews

Mike Patton Debuts as Frontman with Dave Lombardo’s Dead Cross at Observatory for First Show

Dead Cross Rips in the OC Photos By DONNA BALANCIA Dead Cross featuring Mike Patton performed the first show at the Observatory in Orange County last night to a receptive and enthusiastic, albeit small crowd. […]


VIDEO: Gorillaz Release New Dance Track, ‘Strobelite’ Off Most Recent Album, ‘Humanz’

Gorillaz To Play Outside Lands Fest By JOHN DALY Gorillaz have released a new dance track from their latest album Humanz, called “Strobelite.” Directed by Stoke native and Murdoc Niccals’ acolyte Raoul Skinbeck, the “Strobelite” […]

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Live Reviews

Valerie June: A Darling of a Performer Who Took Fans at the Santa Monica Pier by the Soul and Heartstrings

Irma Thomas Glitters at Twilight Concert Series By DONNA BALANCIA One thing about Valerie June, for a little gal from Tennessee, she’s got a boatload of soul. Love her voice or not, she is a […]

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Desert Daze

Iggy Pop, Ty Segall — Rock’s Newest BFFs — Join Hot Lineup at Desert Daze Fest in Joshua Tree Oct. 12-15

Veteran Rocker and Beloved Local Join Forces By DONNA BALANCIA The newest BFFs in rock and roll — Iggy Pop and Ty Segall — have signed on to headline Desert Daze fest Oct. 12-15 in […]