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]

Gina Chavez gives us a peek at her forthcoming album.

Gina Chavez is a bilingual Latin-folk singer/songwriter who blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. Her music blends cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk combined with dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary. She is the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner for her song “Siete-D,” a rock-cumbia-rap mix that explores the delights and dangers of...[Read More]

Space Cadets and the Simpkin Project. SoCal rock from reggae to hip hop.

The Los Angeles band Space Cadets, comprised of Zachary Wexelman, Dan Creed, and John Cocco came together to create a sound that marries blues and hip hop with alt rock in recordings and live performances. Formed in 2012, Space Cadets rose by crafting a unique mix of chill urban vibes and grooving acoustic blues rock. Their style  goes beyond their records into high energy performances first in th...[Read More]

Q&A: Sohini Alam and Wiyaala are part of GRRRL: a mind blowing, awe inspiring collective

We recently caught up with Sohini Alam and Wiyaala about their their new project GRRRL. GRRRL is a project put together by In Place of War. It is a bespoke electronic music collaboration between independent, revolutionary women artists from around the world, coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music. Fusing together sounds of dark techn...[Read More]

Operatic pop and the best party on the Coast. Charlotte Bash and Afrolicious.

Los Angeles-native singer/songwriter, Charlotte Bash, began performing at a young age and has sung at numerous venues internationally with the likes of John Mellencamp, Sara Bareilles, Aaron Carter, Marietta Simpson, Sylvia McNair, and Shahkar Bineshpajooh at The Microsoft Theatre at LA Live. She was classically trained as an opera singer at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, but when sh...[Read More]

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