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INTERVIEW: Singer / Songwriter Seth Swirsky

INTERVIEW: Singer / Songwriter Seth Swirsky

Singer/songwriter Seth Swirsky’s accomplishments in the music industry are vast and far reaching; spanning a 30-plus-year career. Swirsky has written hit songs for Al Green, Michael McDonald, Olivia Newton John, Air Supply and Taylor Dane. This prolific artist has also directed the award-winning documentary “Beatle Stories” and is a best-selling author of “Baseball Letters.” In […]

The Fame Riot @ The Viper Room – 07/20/2016

The Fame Riot @ The Viper Room – 07/20/2016

Tacoma, Washington’s exciting glam/electro-pop/synth rock group, The Fame Riot, fronted by brothers Liz Scarlett and Shazam “Tea Time” Watkins, took over the stage at The Viper Room for a recent showcase by their label Another Century on Wednesday night July 20. The band could barely contain their immense talent and larger-than-life, flamboyant persona that was […]

INTERVIEW: Phil Leavitt of 7Horse

INTERVIEW: Phil Leavitt of 7Horse

Promoting their third album, Livin In A Bitch Of A World, and getting ready to tour this Summer and into the Fall to support the release in the Midwest and on the East Coast, SoCalMusicToday sat down to talk face to face with one half of the blistering and ballsy blues rock duo 7Horse’s singer/songwriter/drummer […]

INTERVIEW: Fin O’Brien of The Jacques

INTERVIEW: Fin O’Brien of The Jacques

The Jacques, featuring brothers Fin O’Brien and Elliot O’Brien, Clint Trembath and Will Hicks, have over 75 shows under their belt in the U.K., Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Formed in 2014, they made their London debut in May of that year with The Libertines. With two critically acclaimed EP’s and mini album releases in […]

INTERVIEW: Peter Furgiuele of Gringo Star

INTERVIEW: Peter Furgiuele of Gringo Star

Gringo Star pushes the barriers of rock and roll “to create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti- western weirdness.” The band takes its musical cues from the likes of Santo & Johnny, The Stooges, Ritchie Valens, Marc Bolan, Percy Faith, Sam Cooke to Robert […]

INTERVIEW: Singer/Songwriter Billy Lawler

INTERVIEW: Singer/Songwriter Billy Lawler

Billy Lawler is an up-and-coming artist with a deep and passionate singing style that is “drawing comparisons to Sam Smith and Stevie Wonder.” The Sacramento-born singer-songwriter and pianist also has been described as “echoing the pure emotion of Donny Hathaway.” On the eve of the releasing of his first EP, Nostalgic, original material culled from […]

INTERVIEW: Jason Reeves of High Dive Heart

INTERVIEW: Jason Reeves of High Dive Heart

Nashville and Los Angeles-based pop duo High Dive Heart (songwriter and solo artist Jason Reeves and singer-songwriter Nelly Joy) are set to release their six-song sophomore EP HDH VS. MTR (Part One) late summer 2016. The EP is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 debut Sonic Graffiti. HDH VS. MTR (Part One) was produced by Morgan Taylor Reid at his MTR […]

The Mowgli’s @ The Troubadour – 06/08/2016

The Mowgli’s @ The Troubadour – 06/08/2016

Los Angeles’ The Mowgli’s offer up an unbeatable combination of sunny and optimistic indie pop/rock/garage songs that are both inspiring and uplifting anchored by bright, shimmering melodies and beautiful harmonies with catchy, sing-along choruses. The six piece unit, featuring Andy Warren, Katie Jayne Earl, Colin Dieden, David Appelbaum, Matthew Di Panni, Josh Hogan, captured the […]