British electronic duo, Jack Beats are going to bless our ear-holes with a very special set as this year’s Hard Fest in LA at the Wiltern! With acts such as A-Trak, Destructo, Oliver, and Jwls, Hard Fest LA has all the makings for a crazy kick-ass night!
On March 20th The War on Drugs will be coming to the Avalon in Hollywood in support of their new album Slave Ambient, released August 16 2011 on the American independent record label Secretly Canadian. As most of our readers are aware, some of our staff here are very big fans of this band. Take a listen to some of their music after the jump, check them out March 20th at the avalon, and then let us know what you think!
Cahlaj is an LA based hip-hop artist that is definitely an up and comer. Blending old sounds with the new, Cahlaj paints a portrait with his words of not just everyday life but of dreams and aspirations on his debut album, Broken Silence.
DJ, dance music producer, bandleader, and co-founder of Ghostly International, Matthew Dear has released his latest work, Headcage EP. Working with Stockholm producers Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid of Fever Ray, this EP slightly strays from Dear’s previous sounds.
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Wake! Owl is a new folk band that is already showing some huge potential with their very first release, Wild Country EP. Headed by singer songwriter Colyn Cameron, their sound represents every element of a great folk group.
I was lucky to get the chance to sit down and talk with two great up and coming artists, Andrei Tutunaru and Travis Knight of Talons of Spring. They were awesome enough to invite Rabbits Black out to the set of their new music video “Hi, Lo,” off of their new album, Copacetic Part I, expected to be officially released on December 25th. During the sit down, we dove into some of Talon’s past projects as well as some future ones that the public will be seeing in the upcoming months such as a national tour and two art exhibits. The first art exhibit being in Los Angeles and the second in New York that Knight will be producing and Tutunaru will be directing.
Beautiful and soulful is what comes to mind when listening to Counting Crows’ lead guitarist and backup vocalist, Dan Vickrey’s latest band, Tender Mercies. Their self-titled debut album was released in late October under Collective Sounds and is making quite a name for itself