Stephanie Deere

REVIEW: Diamond Rings – ‘Free Dimensional’

REVIEW: Diamond Rings – ‘Free Dimensional’

Let’s be real, there’s nothing quite like dance moves from the 80’s. And we all know they’re the most fun. Right? Well, if you’re into electronic sugary 80‘s-influenced bubblegum pop, then Diamond Rings is your go-to band. Diamond Rings is a solo project of Toronto-based John O’Regan. His latest sophomore album Free Dimensional is filled […]

 Stephanie Deere

The XX and 2:54 @ Hollywood Palladium – 10/12/2012

The XX and 2:54 @ Hollywood Palladium – 10/12/2012

It was three years ago when I discovered the delicious dream pop sensation that is, the XX. The British trio presented the most sophisticated, seductive, yet somehow still innocent minimalist-pop gems last Friday night at Palladium in Hollywood, Ca. The band comprised of Romy Madley-Croft, whose guitar lines seem effortless, but fits comfortably within the […]

 Stephanie Deere

INTERVIEW: Ari Picker of Lost In The Trees

INTERVIEW: Ari Picker of Lost In The Trees

SoCalMusicToday.com recently caught up with frontman Ari Picker—Lost in the Trees full force, composer, and songwriter. The band combines American folk and modern pop with its symphonic classical arrangements that brings a cinematic aesthetic that is reflected in their sound. Ari Picker’s mother sadly took her own life, creating a deal of inspiration for this […]

 Stephanie Deere

The Black Keys @ Staples Center 10/06/2012

The Black Keys @ Staples Center 10/06/2012

It was my third time seeing the Black Keys live last Saturday night, and they never seem to disappoint me. Although longtime fans may feel the duo comprised of Dan Auerbach (Vocals/Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums) may have lost a bit of an edge from the remembrance of their earlier albums, Magic Potion and Attack […]

 Stephanie Deere

Ariel Pink @ The Fonda 10/05/2012

Ariel Pink @ The Fonda 10/05/2012

Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti plucked various hard-to-describe grooves last Friday night at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA. An artist from Beverly Hills, whose work over the past decade has defied categorization as the most immediate, bizarre, and straightforward pop/rock of ‘70s and ‘80s new wave. As a songwriter, Pink has a real […]

 Stephanie Deere

REVIEW: Tame Impala – ‘Lonerism’

REVIEW: Tame Impala – ‘Lonerism’

You should probably stop whatever you’re doing and listen to Lonerism by Tame Impala. The bands forthcoming second album doesn’t drop until next week- October 9th, but yesterday NPR had provided a first listen: Lonerism’ In Its Entirety. This album has been highly anticipated, and for a good reason. Since the release of 2010’s Innerspeaker, […]

 Stephanie Deere

REVIEW: Fiction Reform – ‘Take Your Truth’

REVIEW: Fiction Reform – ‘Take Your Truth’

The 90‘s were an excellent decade for music, so it’s no secret (or surprise) bands from that era had a huge influence on Fiction Reform. They’re described as “catchy, hard rockin’ tunes in vein of the Distillers, Foo Fighters, and Rise Against.” Although I hear some Courtney Love or Joan Jett styles on the vocals […]

 Stephanie Deere

Henry Clay People Announce Tour

Henry Clay People Announce Tour

The Henry Clay People are about to kick off their September/October tour at Riot Fest in Chicago, IL on Sunday 9/16 while the tour ends in Los Angeles, CA at Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday 10/06. It was Record Store Day, April of 2012 when I first heard of The Henry Clay People. They […]