"There’s nothing pretty or polished about Drenge’s debut LP. It’s gritty, it’s reckless, it’s full of angst, and it’s damn-near-perfect in its own right.
To start, these brothers make a hell of a lot of noise for just a duo in an age of 12-member bands featuring keys, synth, bass, drum machines, laptops… Drenge strips it all back to nothing more than an electric guitar and drums, and the raw instrumentals leave little to be desired. The brothers fill the stage with stunning string solos and percussion, sometimes abandoning lyrics for minutes on end to just play. This is exactly what we (music fans, the music industry, and the genre of rock and roll as a whole) need.”
Read Angelica’s interview with Drenge here!

"There’s nothing pretty or polished about Drenge’s debut LP. It’s gritty, it’s reckless, it’s full of angst, and it’s damn-near-perfect in its own right.

To start, these brothers make a hell of a lot of noise for just a duo in an age of 12-member bands featuring keys, synth, bass, drum machines, laptops… Drenge strips it all back to nothing more than an electric guitar and drums, and the raw instrumentals leave little to be desired. The brothers fill the stage with stunning string solos and percussion, sometimes abandoning lyrics for minutes on end to just play. This is exactly what we (music fans, the music industry, and the genre of rock and roll as a whole) need.”

Read Angelica’s interview with Drenge here!

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"I left the Hollywood Bowl feeling like The Simpsons Take The Bowl was a lot like seasons 16 through 23 of The Simpsons itself: it has its bright moments, but its lack of direction left me feeling only satisfied rather than praying it would never end. If they ever do an event like this again, I might not raise my expectations so astronomically high.”

See the rest of David’s review of The Simpsons Take The Bowl here!

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The luckiest of musicians enjoy a career blessed with longevity, but many can grow comfortable within their respective bands, neglecting to realize the potential that lies outside of their successful projects. For the past few years, Mike Einziger, perhaps best known as the guitarist for Incubus, has been transitioning from successful band member to legendary musician and producer, expanding his creative reach to previously untapped arenas.
Alice recently had the change to interview Mike Einziger, check out what they had to talk about, here!

The luckiest of musicians enjoy a career blessed with longevity, but many can grow comfortable within their respective bands, neglecting to realize the potential that lies outside of their successful projects. For the past few years, Mike Einziger, perhaps best known as the guitarist for Incubus, has been transitioning from successful band member to legendary musician and producer, expanding his creative reach to previously untapped arenas.

Alice recently had the change to interview Mike Einziger, check out what they had to talk about, here!

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Moving from the Sunshine State to the Big Apple, from Surf City to a secluded writing studio in Brooklyn, and then facing the immediate obstacle of the destruction of their studio by NY’s Hurricane Sandy has caused Delta Spirit to grown exponentially in their songwriting. Into The Wide has an uncanny ability to sound like a rock party album while simultaneously hitting on some of the most immediate struggles of modern American life.
Check out the rest of Angelica’s review of Delta Spirit’s new album here!

Moving from the Sunshine State to the Big Apple, from Surf City to a secluded writing studio in Brooklyn, and then facing the immediate obstacle of the destruction of their studio by NY’s Hurricane Sandy has caused Delta Spirit to grown exponentially in their songwriting. Into The Wide has an uncanny ability to sound like a rock party album while simultaneously hitting on some of the most immediate struggles of modern American life.

Check out the rest of Angelica’s review of Delta Spirit’s new album here!

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Nothing is inherently wrong with keeping within certain margins of production if you know they work well, but what this LP says in fourteen tracks, Banks’ EP said in only four. Goddess offers a much-lengthier collection of siren songs to enjoy, but not much else. She’s still an “artist to watch,” though, as I have a feeling that something bigger and bolder is yet to come from Banks.
See what else David had to say about Banks’ new album, Goddess, here!

Nothing is inherently wrong with keeping within certain margins of production if you know they work well, but what this LP says in fourteen tracks, Banks’ EP said in only four. Goddess offers a much-lengthier collection of siren songs to enjoy, but not much else. She’s still an “artist to watch,” though, as I have a feeling that something bigger and bolder is yet to come from Banks.

See what else David had to say about Banks’ new album, Goddess, here!

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I have written for years about the power of live music, especially when it comes to fist-thrusting choruses and heartfelt crowd sing-alongs.  While several LAmb staffers (Lesley Park, Marcus Slater, Twila Grissom…) have been covering EDM in Los Angeles for a while now, this past weekend’s Nocturnal Wonderland marked my first time dipping my toe in the pool of trip-hop, trance, techno, and so much more.

Read the rest of Mary’s first time rave experience here!

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I have written for years about the power of live music, especially when it comes to fist-thrusting choruses and heartfelt crowd sing-alongs.  While several LAmb staffers (Lesley ParkMarcus SlaterTwila Grissom…) have been covering EDM in Los Angeles for a while now, this past weekend’s Nocturnal Wonderland marked my first time dipping my toe in the pool of trip-hop, trance, techno, and so much more.

Read the rest of Mary’s first time rave experience here!

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It’s been 9 long months but we have @YellForHelpMusic back on! Get ready to see them perform next!

It’s been 9 long months but we have @YellForHelpMusic back on! Get ready to see them perform next!

Guys! We’re live! Tune in now to hear the latest music news and get ready to see @YellForHelp on @TradioV  (at Tradiov)

Guys! We’re live! Tune in now to hear the latest music news and get ready to see @YellForHelp on @TradioV (at Tradiov)

Musical performances, interactive workshops, food trucks, & more…for FREE! Don’t miss the #VoicesOfLA Culminating Festival this Sunday!

Musical performances, interactive workshops, food trucks, & more…for FREE! Don’t miss the #VoicesOfLA Culminating Festival this Sunday!

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