Musicians

Jenny Lewis Invites Guest Jackson Browne on Stage During her Show at The Hollywood Palladium

By DONNA BALANCIA  Jenny Lewis was joined by guest performer Jackson Browne on stage for a couple of songs at The Hollywood Palladium Saturday night. During her anticipated show promoting her new album On The […]

Musicians

Review: Foxygen Album ‘Seeing Other People’ an Insightful Collection of Reflections

By DAN MACINTOSH “Face The Facts,” one of the singles released off duo Foxygen’s Seeing Other People album, includes some strikingly inventive lyrical lines, which makes it one of this quirky new album’s better cuts. […]

Musicians

Review: Band of Skulls’ Latest Album ‘Love Is All You Love’ Puts Pop-Rock in the Spotlight

By DAN MACINTOSH Band of Skulls, a group from Southampton, England, may have a scary skeletal name, but the music they create together is not frightening at all. In fact, their Love Is All You Love […]

Cerny Brothers to release 'Looking for the Good Land' - Courtesy image
Alternative

Cerny Brothers Take Listeners on Unforgettable Journey with ‘Looking For The Good Land’

By DONNA BALANCIA The Cerny Brothers bring a treasured piece of home with them on their musical Odyssey Looking For The Good Land. Bob and Scott Cerny take the listener on a long journey with the new […]

Blues

The Strands’ Debut Album ‘Freshly Cut’ Blends Jazz, Blues and Something Extra

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN Freshly Cut,  the debut full length album by The Strands, will not only excite their local following, but introduce the wider world to Amanda Campbell’s languid pop/jazz and incisive love lyrics that […]

Americana

Review: ‘Dance into the Desert’ by Heather Gruber A Loving Blueprint for Life

By DONNA BALANCIA Heather Gruber’s music brings reassurance and beauty into a hectic world. With her new full-length album Dance into the Desert, The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter has put forth an eloquent and strong collection […]

Avicii performs in ‘Avicii: True Stories'
FILM AND TV

Review: Netflix Doc on Swedish DJ, ‘Avicii: True Stories’ is a Cold Night’s Tale 

By DONNA BALANCIA It’s a heartbreaking story of one of the world’s most beloved DJs, Avicii, in the documentary “Avicii: True Stories,” airing on Netflix.  The 2017 documentary by Levan Tsikurishvili tells the story of […]

Musicians

Brian Wilson Delivers a Gift with ‘Christmas Album Live’ at Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

By DAN MACINTOSH The first few songs into Brian Wilson’s The Christmas Album Live concert were awkward and – truth be told – just a bit creepy. Wilson, who required help walking to, and sitting […]