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The Echoes – Pop Song Of The Year – Binx with “Shockwaves”

(Beverly Hills, CA) BINX is one of those people who is everywhere, and we are really glad she is.  A writer, model, online-media personality, multimedia talent and great pop songwriter and singer.  I have been following her, and her onstage persona The African Bee, for some time, starting with her breakout song, “Headlights” from her debut album Buzzed.   Her second song on the album “Shockwaves” ...[Read More]

LA/LA Land – Lodge Room: from our 20th century past to Doe Paoro right now.

“We are having sound problems so you will have to go around to the alley,” said the affable young man at the door of the building housing the Lodge Room in Highland Park. I had never been to the Lodge Room, although I had heard about it.  And I love Highland Park, an LA neighborhood with one foot in the millennial-21st century and the other in a gentler mid-20th century past.  ...[Read More]

Carlos Sé’s debut EP introduces the Sé Sound of East LA.

(Los Angeles) Carlos Sé, a friendly East LA roquero singer/songwriter with a light touch on the guitar and a knack for clever penetrating lyrics, handed me a copy of his debut EP Ready or Not, Here  I Come a few weeks ago at a Dia de los Muertos event and I am still playing it.  The EP’s six songs are easy to listen to and quickly get under your skin. Playing a  blend of reggae, rock, and Latino f...[Read More]

LA/LA Land: Dive bars. You never know in LA

The land that is now Los Angeles County was originally claimed by Rodriquez Cabrillo in 1542, but it was not really settled until 11 Spanish families known as “Los Pobladores” arrived on Sept. 4, 1781 and began displacing the native Tongva and Chumaz peoples to build what they called “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula”.  Mercifully, over the ...[Read More]

A Lebanese blueswoman and a Texan loop artist. Amanda Abizaid and Sydney Wright

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Amanda Abizaid is best known as the captivating vocalist on the theme song “A Place In Time” from Paramount’s The 4400, the featured song “Dreams in Ashes” from Lifetime Television’s Odd Girl Out, as well as other lead vocal appearances in songs appearing in Smallville, Ed, One Tree Hill, Felicity, and Charmed, and many...[Read More]

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