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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 […]

INTERVIEW: Musician, Producer and Songwriter Sean …

INTERVIEW: Musician, Producer and Songwriter Sean Hurwitz

Israeli-born guitar pro Sean Hurwitz has toured the world with Enrique Iglesias and Smash Mouth, and played with Anna Nalick, Judith Hill, Jordy Towers (SomeKindaWonderful), Gin Blossoms, Chris Wallace and many more. Hurwitz studied sound engineering in Tel Aviv and by 21, he was a popular audio engineer and stage tech, working with some of […]

INTERVIEW: Al Jourgensen of Surgical Meth Machine …

INTERVIEW: Al Jourgensen of Surgical Meth Machine & Ministry

SoCalMusicToday.com’s Chris Loomis recently spoke with Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen regarding his new project Surgical Meth Machine. In his usual outspoken way, Jourgensen talks candidly about how Surgical Meth Machine came about, the recording process for the record, the lyrical theme of the record, a future Surgical Meth Machine tour and his favorite Lemmy memory. Surgical […]

FEATURE: Turn In-Store Events Into Profits Panel D…

FEATURE: Turn In-Store Events Into Profits Panel Discussion – NAMM 2016

On Thursday afternoon January 21 just as the first day of The 2016 NAMM Show was coming to a close, a diverse and experienced group of panelists gathered in The Idea Center in the Anaheim Convention Center lobby to speak on the topic of Turning In-Store Events Into Profits. Moderated by former Morbid Angel vocalist/bassist […]

FEATURE: Bad Cat Tube Amplifiers – NAMM 2016

FEATURE: Bad Cat Tube Amplifiers – NAMM 2016

Built in Southern California, Bad Cat takes a ‘no compromise’ approach when designing and producing amplifiers. SoCalMusiToday.com’s Harriet Kaplan caught up with Bad Cat Amplifier President John Thompson at The 2016 NAMM Show and John tells his story of how he became involved with Bad Cat and revived the company to produce high quality custom […]