It is good to be a live music fan in Los Angeles. Just about every major music act has to make a stop in the Southern California area, but it can be hard to keep track of who’s rolling into town when, and where (out of a bevy of venues both storied and brand new) they’ll […]
When I was in middle school and high school, I and seemingly my entire generation recorded our every thought in blogs on platforms like WordPress, Livejournal, and Xanga. I had several Xangas; every so often, I would hop accounts and conjure new usernames out of whatever I was obsessing over at the moment, linking certain […]
“Everyone’s looking at me weird probably thinking, ‘what is this guy wearing rugby shorts doing in our Western store?’” Caleb Nott joked as he phoned me whilst looking at cowboy hats at a pitstop in Dallas, Texas. He and his sister, Georgia, were in the middle of their first tour in support of their second […]
To me, the concept of the festival was always good in theory but never in practice. Yeah, paying a flat fee to have literally dozens (sometimes hundreds) of acts at your fingertips sounds like a great time but while all my friends in high school and college took part, I was that person who went, […]
The first sensation you feel upon hearing Dagny is a burst of light and energy. There is a wave of confidence that sits atop massive pop tunes that warms your soul. That magic transcends and is amplified when you see Dagny perform live. She’s vivacious, captivating, and possesses everything that will catapult her into pop stardom.
Go to enough live shows, and you’ve seen them all. Kidding! Because while certain kinds of album releases are the subject of hype and invention again, live music (and not the merch aspect) is also at its peak.
Having trouble keeping up with new music? Same, same. So, we’re spending every Friday rounding up some of the sweetest new jams of the week. SPECIAL BELATED EDITION!
Back in June, three interlocking triangles were the first taste of WWCOMMS from Bastille and what would ultimately be the driving force behind their sophomore offering Wild World. An abbreviation of “Wild World Communications,” WWCOMMS has been described as “an all-seeing media outlet” that is inspired by the concept of Big Brother, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, […]
A week before I interviewed DIY punk rocker Lisa Prank over the phone, I celebrated my 24th birthday with some friends in a private karaoke room. Halfway through the night, I put on the All-American Rejects’s “Swing Swing”; despite not having listened to that song in probably a decade, I remembered every lyric, every rise and […]
“Feeling hopeless I go looking for distraction — I go searching for you.”