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INTERVIEW: Country Pop Trio Auburn Road

INTERVIEW: Country Pop Trio Auburn Road

Auburn Road from Sacramento, CA is talented country-pop trio that recently released its debut EP, Fancy. The young singer/songwriters Alicia Paulson, Paxton Martin and Kristen Brown show a lot of promise and potential crafting an EP “that is colorful and dynamic” and the memorable songs strike a balance between “melodic ballads of love and heartache” […]

FEATURE: Fender EVP Richard McDonald & Master Builder John Cruz at NAMM 2017

FEATURE: Fender EVP Richard McDonald & Master Builder John Cruz at NAMM 2017

At The NAMM Show 2017, SoCalMusicToday.com spoke with Executive Vice President of Fender Guitars to get insight on their new offerings for 2017 and had a conversation with Master Builder John Cruz to discuss his experiences building custom guitars. Richard McDonald, Executive Vice President What does Fender want to highlight or promote at NAMM this year […]

INTERVIEW: Citizen Zero at NAMM 2017

INTERVIEW: Citizen Zero at NAMM 2017

Citizen Zero is a Detroit rock outfit. The high-energy band “deliver arena-size hits fueled by intricate musicianship” on its full-length debut, State of Mind preceded by the 2012 release of their first independent EP, Life Explodes. Citizen Zero’s expansive sound strikes a balance between an “edgy grunge attitude like the Stone Temple Pilots and bluesy […]

FEATURE: GearSecure founder Adam Mandel – NAMM 2017

FEATURE: GearSecure founder Adam Mandel – NAMM 2017

GearSecure – The end of lost or stolen music instruments. Patented technology that bridges the gap between RFID and GPS allowing any musical gear to be tracked in real time. Debuting the GearSecure product at NAMM 2017, founder Adam Mandell spoke with Harriett Kaplan of SoCalMusicToday.com to discuss the idea behind creating the product and […]

INTERVIEW: Chris Wirsig of no:carrier

INTERVIEW: Chris Wirsig of no:carrier

L.A.-based no:carrier, the electronic noir band, released its fourth full-length album “Broken Rainbow” subtitled “Songs for an Apocalyptic World” in the Fall 2015. no:carrier was founded by brainchild/songwriter Chris Wirsig in the mid-1990s. The group originally started as a two-piece unit and has grown into a bigger project including five singers: Cynthia Wechselberger, Lauralee Brown, […]

Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit Concert @ The El Rey Theatre – 11/03/2016

Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit Concert @ The El Rey Theatre – 11/03/2016

Year two of Rhonda’s Kiss, the all-star benefit show to raise money for cancer patients who can’t afford care was held on November 3 at The El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. This SOLD-OUT show once again included exciting and passionate rock performances featuring The Hellcat Saints with vocalist Mark McGrath back onboard who also […]

INTERVIEW: Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter Paul Nelson

INTERVIEW: Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is an experienced and prolific studio and touring musician. He has performed and recorded alongside a variety of today’s top artists including Slash, Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Robben Ford, Dicky Betts, Joe Bonamassa and many others. Nelson, a GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist/producer, is most famously known for being the bandmate, […]

Dave Stewart & Friends @ The Troubadour – 10/03/2016

Dave Stewart & Friends @ The Troubadour – 10/03/2016

Dave Stewart & Friends at The Troubadour on Monday October 3 with special guest Jon Stevens was a wonderful and stellar night of bluesy and soulful yet modern rock and roll. The blistering set was anchored by the tasty and scorching guitar of Dave Stewart, a legendary singer/songwriter/guitar/producer/author and co-founder of The Eurhythmics. The generous […]