Stephanie Deere

M. Ward @ The Orpheum – 02/07/2013

M. Ward @ The Orpheum – 02/07/2013

On Thursday night, M Ward’s expressive songwriting and excellent guitar playing was on full display in front of a unique blend of fans at Orpheum Theatre — a makeup date for the October show he was forced to postpone because of illness. While some may be most familiar with M. Ward as the “him” half […]

 Stephanie Deere

Justin Townes Earle @ Soho Music Club – 12/11/2012

Justin Townes Earle @ Soho Music Club – 12/11/2012

Singer-songerwriter Justin Townes Earle rolled through Soho Music Club in Santa Barbara last Tuesday night, where the crowd was treated to a dynamic set showcasing his new music as well as his fantastic catalog. Perhaps the best shows to go to are the ones where you know it’s just a given that you’re merely moments […]

 Stephanie Deere

Henry Clay People @ The Satellite – 12/03/2012

Henry Clay People @ The Satellite – 12/03/2012

In support of their tenth year anniversary since the band was first formed, The Henry Clay People kicked off their month-long residency at The Satellite last Monday night. Their delivery was tight and intense, playing an incredible range of music throughout their career while showing off their competence and versatility. The bands stage presence was […]

 Stephanie Deere

Wild Roses @ The Mint – 11/9/2012

Wild Roses @ The Mint – 11/9/2012

Los Angeles-based Wild Roses took the stage at The Mint last Friday night. The band’s combination of acoustic guitar, with a rock n’ roll rhythm, brings a new twist to the classic alt-rock sound. The atmosphere at The Mint was lively, unpretentious, and youthful. As for the band, Wild Roses covered a lot of ground. […]

 Stephanie Deere

Divine Fits @ The Fonda – 11/4/2012

Divine Fits @ The Fonda – 11/4/2012

Many bands nowadays produce one, maybe two, really good songs (otherwise known as the ‘singles’). But once every blue moon, there will be a band that has a whole entire catalogue of ‘singles’, where every song is a favorite. These bands are extremely rare, but with two such distinct vocalists– each track on Divine Fits’ album […]

 Stephanie Deere

Friends @ The Palladium – 10/25/2012

Friends @ The Palladium – 10/25/2012

Brooklyn’s five-piece Friends performed their funky-beat driven tunes last Thursday night at Hollywood Palladium. The band has received rave reviews from a variety of music sources including The Guardian, The New York Times, as well as NME’s “Top 50 Artists” list. The band is comprised of Samantha Urbani (vocals), Lesley Hann (bass, percussion, backing vocals), […]

 Stephanie Deere

INTERVIEW: Vocalist Marc Orrell of Wild Roses

INTERVIEW: Vocalist Marc Orrell of Wild Roses

Wild Roses creates something that’s been defied categorization as folk-rock, country-rock, and Americana. The Los Angeles-based band comprised of Marc Orrell (lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar, and accordion), Gavin Caswell (slide guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, and vocals), Evan Breese (drums), and Jazz Limbo (bass) When Wild Roses announced their current tour was coming to Los […]

 Stephanie Deere

REVIEW: King Dude – ‘Burning Daylight’

REVIEW: King Dude – ‘Burning Daylight’

As a side project of Teen Cthulhu and Book of Black Earth, TJ Cowgill explores a far more dark, spiritual-folk side—It’s a guy who is a king. Well, he’s King Dude. King Dude’s newest album, Burning Daylight, brings you into a darker-than-dark world. It should be noted that the production of this record might be […]