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Blood Orange Brings Message-Driven Electronic R&B to The Roxy April 11

By DONNA BALANCIA Blood Orange, AKA Devonté Hynes, takes a new approach with electronic-alternative R&B, giving a new voice to some of society’s most persistently oppressive issues. Hynes, the multi-instrumentalist and producer known as Blood […]

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‘Scary Pool Party’ Alejandro Aranda Posts Classic Piano Song About Woman Who Left

By DONNA BALANCIA ScaryPoolParty AKA Alejandro Aranda posted an amazing classical piano work on his Instagram page prior to American Idol this week. Watch Alejandro Aranda team with Ben Harper on “American Idol” at 8 […]

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‘Setlists For Young Voices’ Auctions Off Famous Setlists to Benefit Teen Writers

By DOTTIE PARIS Original setlists from Patti Smith, REM and Janelle Monáe’s upcoming Coachella performance will go on the auction block to benefit programs for young writers. “Setlists For Young Voices​” aims to benefit programs for […]

Greg Antista and The Lonely Streets - Photo by Harmony Gerber

Greg Antista and The Lonely Streets Release ‘Goodnight Ramona,’ Open for Katey Sagal at The Mint

By DONNA BALANCIA Greg Antista and The Lonely Streets have released a fun new video for the hot song “Goodnight Ramona.” The band is pure SoCal punk with Mexican flair. Greg Antista and The Lonely […]


Previously Unreleased Songs by Massive Attack, Noam Chomsky, Pussy Riot Auctioned at ‘University of the Underground’

By JOHN DALY The University of the Underground has released a series of unique records made on X-ray films featuring unreleased songs and audio from artists and thinkers, Massive Attack, Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Alex Somers, Pussy […]

Stranger Than Paradise with Richard Edson on April 7 - Courtesy

Jim Jarmusch Films Screen at Zebulon in April Starting With ‘Stranger Than Paradise’

By DONNA BALANCIA A Jim Jarmusch film residency will take place at Zebulon Cafe during the month of April. On April 7, “Stranger Than Paradise,” (1984) directed by Jarmusch, and shot by cinematographer Tom DiCillo, […]


Alejandro Aranda Brings it Home with Post Malone’s ‘I Fall Apart’ on ‘American Idol’

By JOHN DALY Alejandro Aranda crushed the competition again on American Idol Monday night, performing Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart” for his Top 20 solo. Aranda’s performance was held at historic Los Angeles concert venue […]

Alejandro Aranda covers 'Yellow' on American Idol - Courtesy

Alejandro Aranda Covers Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ and Nabs Top 20 Spot on ‘American Idol’

By JOHN DALY Alejandro Aranda of Pomona, Calif., covered “Yellow” by Coldplay on “American Idol” on Sunday night and nabbed a Top 20 spot in the competition. Enamored judge Katy Perry told Aranda, also known […]


Ghost Launches 6-Week North American ‘Ultimate’ Tour in Bakersfield and Reno

By JOHN DALY Ghost will launch a 6-week North American tour called the “Ultimate Tour Named Death” that puts the GRAMMY-winning Swedish rock band in the spotlight. Ghost’s latest single on alternative radio is “Dance Macabre.”  Ghost was […]