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FEATURE: Hercules P32 DJ Controller – NAMM 2016

FEATURE: Hercules P32 DJ Controller – NAMM 2016

Hercules P32 DJ Controller A unique all-in-one controller at the crossroads of DJing and performance, the P32 DJ is the defacto entry level DJ system by Hercules. SoCalMusicToday’s Harriet Kaplan spoke with Hercules North America Marketing Director Michael Peterson and DJ Karla Kenya from Berlin Germany at The 2016 NAMM Show to discuss the thrill […]

INTERVIEW: Indie/Alt Rockers Stroamata

INTERVIEW: Indie/Alt Rockers Stroamata

Brookyln based band indie/alt rockers Stroamata featuring Dara Eagle (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Robert Morrison (lead guitar and vocals), Akil Marshall (bass) Alexander Markowitz (drums/backing vocals) are known for combining heavy-sounding guitars with big vocal hooks to create an edgy sound. The band is also known for tossing in some post-hardcore Paramore and industrial influences. The […]

INTERVIEW: Alternative/Hip-Hop Artist Brian Howe AKA SIKES from SIKES & The New Violence

INTERVIEW: Alternative/Hip-Hop Artist Brian Howe AKA SIKES from SIKES & The New Violence

Melding electronic beats, rap and an alternative sound with hard-hitting lyrics, Brian Howe AKA SIKES and The New Violence’s debut album, “I’ve Seen Better” shows a lot of promise. Think Gorillaz meets Linkin Park with a modern twist and edge. The alternative hip hop artist and producer from Pittsburgh, PA and his backing band who […]

Wynonna Judd @ Hotel Café – 11/30/2015

Wynonna Judd @ Hotel Café – 11/30/2015

Wynonna Judd and her excellent and accomplished band, The Big Noise, led by her husband/ producer/drummer Cactus Moser, wowed the music industry-only crowd at Hotel Cafe recently with a gritty and raw showcase of sorts playing new material from her soon-to-released, self-titled album in February 2016. The songs were both memorable and often instantly likable […]

Danny Click @ Genghis Cohen – 11/19/2015

Danny Click @ Genghis Cohen – 11/19/2015

Blues-rock singer/songwriter guitarist Danny Click delivered a sparse, intimate set recently at Genghis Cohen that felt original, authentic and genuine. Click’s performance was augmented and accented by the complimentary talents of singer Emily Zulik, offering lovely accompanying vocals and harmonies, and guitarist Steve Posstel who played slide. The incredibly nice and down-to-earth artist has been […]

Warren Haynes: Q&A Session and Performance @ The GRAMMY Museum – 10/27/2015

Warren Haynes: Q&A Session and Performance @ The GRAMMY Museum – 10/27/2015

Serious and self-deprecating, Warren Haynes, GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist/songwriter and guitarist, discussed his new solo studio album, Ashes & Dust featuring Railroad Earth, as well as his illustrious career that includes 25 years with the Allman Brothers Band and 20 years at the helm of his band, Gov’t Mule, on October 27 at the Clive Davis […]

Rhonda’s Kiss All-Star Benefit @ The El Rey Theater – 11/03/2015

Rhonda’s Kiss All-Star Benefit @ The El Rey Theater – 11/03/2015

What could upstage an exciting and high-energy performance of cover songs including Cheap Trick and KISS by your favorite musicians spanning the 1980s, 1990s and today from the rock supergroup comically named the Hellcat Saints? A young, enthusiastic perhaps overzealous female fan that jumped on stage to hug her “crush” Billy Idol and was quickly […]

The Word @ The Fonda Theater – 10/03/2015

The Word @ The Fonda Theater – 10/03/2015

Listening to all instrumental music with barely any vocal accompaniment during almost a two hour concert is a challenge in of itself especially to the initiated unfamiliar with a band that does nothing but that. It can sound like one endless jam and continuum with only a break when the said band member goes to […]