Kaeleigh Morrison

Matthew Dear @ El Rey – 10/26/2012

Matthew Dear @ El Rey – 10/26/2012

Promoting their self-titled synth-riddled and distortion-soaked late spring release, Light Asylum opened for Matthew Dear at the El Rey Friday night. Vocalist Shannon Funchess has worked with many notable acts such as !!! and TV On The Radio, creating a buzz around her addition to the Brooklyn duo, however, it was Bruno Coviello’s Nintendo-inspired melodies that […]

 Kaeleigh Morrison

REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – “Ride”

REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – “Ride”

At first, the metaphor-riddled monologues bookending “Ride” are directionless, artificial, and seem to be just another “complex” persona that LDR has adopted just as easily as her own luxurious, seaside-inspired moniker. The ten-minute video begins with a parade of clips, displaying a Lolita-esque character drifting between liquor stores, street corners, and long stretches of Mojave […]

 Kaeleigh Morrison

Culture Collide Festival – Echo Park – 10/4/2012 – 10/7/2012

Culture Collide Festival – Echo Park – 10/4/2012 – 10/7/2012

This weekend, FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival invited bands from countries across the world to bring music’s finest to Los Angeles’s own Echo Park. The lineup included buzzworthy artists such as of Montreal, The Big Pink, and even The Wombats. SoCalMusicToday.com brings you the best little bands from this weekend’s international showcase.   MONSTER CAT […]

 Kaeleigh Morrison

REVIEW: Guided By Voices – ‘The Bears For Lunch’

REVIEW: Guided By Voices – ‘The Bears For Lunch’

Guided By Voices’ The Bears For Lunch is finally here. Opening with heavy, procession-esque strumming of “King Arthur The Red” balanced by some lighter, pop melodies, it is clear that GBV has made a persistent attempt to move away from their lo-fi past without disappointing their fans. Disappoint they do not. Guided By Voices has […]

 Kaeleigh Morrison

Matisyahu / The Dirty Heads @ The Hollywood Palladium 9/18/2012

Matisyahu / The Dirty Heads @ The Hollywood Palladium 9/18/2012

Tuesday night at the Hollywood palladium, fans gathered to hear Matisyahu perform new material from his summer release, Spark Seeker. Opening for the reggae-rap “king without a crown” we’re Huntington Beach natives Pacific Dub followed by fellow local The Dirty Heads. The Pacific Dub boys kicked off the night to a crowd modest in size, […]

 Kaeleigh Morrison

Pokey LaFarge @ The Echoplex – 9/13/2012

Pokey LaFarge @ The Echoplex – 9/13/2012

Thursday night at the Echoplex, Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three were joined by The Driftwood Singers and the endlessly witty, Two Man Gentleman Band. The backwoods, bluegrassy lineup permitted- perhaps misguidedly- some of the more eccentric Angelenos to pull out vintage wild west garb; bowler hats, cowhide vests, and Navajo bola ties in […]

 Kaeleigh Morrison

Niki & The Dove @ The Echo – 8/31/2012

Niki & The Dove @ The Echo – 8/31/2012

Swedish, synth-pop duo, Niki & The Dove kicked off their 24-date American tour at The Echo last Friday night. Opening the evening was rocked-up punk band Devin and gritty, Californian duo Tashaki Miyaki. Rocked-up punk band Devin opened the night, unfortunately they played a short set to a mostly-empty Echo. They’re a great band with […]

 Kaeleigh Morrison

INTERVIEW: Wolf Hoffmann of Accept

INTERVIEW: Wolf Hoffmann of Accept

Since their origins in the early 60’s, heavy metal band Accept has played a major role in the development of speed metal and sat at the forefront of German metal in the 1980’s. Reunited for the second time with Mark Tornillo (TT Quick), at the mic, Accept sets off on the beginning of their three-month, […]