Asia Nichole Hodges

INTERVIEW: Lorine Chia

INTERVIEW: Lorine Chia

Lorine Chia is a Cameroonian-American vocalist based out of Ohio. When she spoke with SoCalMusicToday, she had already released her debut album, Lorine Chia, several months earlier and had begun to play venues in the Northeast at only 20 years old. Check it out now absolutely free. With so little known about her and the […]

 Asia Nichole Hodges

REVIEW: Rage Against the Machine – ‘XX’

REVIEW: Rage Against the Machine – ‘XX’

It’s been 20 years since cosmetic forces brought together Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha to form the first and only ensemble of its kind: Rage Against the Machine. They have been labeled every genre, from rap metal to funk metal, with Morello’s righteous riffs lifting the scope of the […]

 Asia Nichole Hodges

Miike Snow @ The Palladium – 10/30/2012

Miike Snow @ The Palladium – 10/30/2012

Miike Snow is the quintessential feel-good sound of the electronic music era, with the creative force of their influence spanning across the boundary of genre. The core of Miike Snow includes pop production duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, also known as Bloodyshy & Avant, with the seasoned Andrew Wyatt delivering on vocals. Maybe you […]

 Asia Nichole Hodges

Miike Snow – Coming to Palladium on October 30

Miike Snow – Coming to Palladium on October 30

Miike Snow hits the stage at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Boulevard, October 30th, 2012, after Swedish natives Niki and the Dove set the tone for the eletro-pop livened evening. The brainchild of the Swedish, songwriting duo Bloodshy & Avant featuring Andrew Wyatt on vocals, is now touring and performing songs from their new album, […]

 Asia Nichole Hodges

INTERVIEW: iLL and Mo of Nerd Revolt

INTERVIEW: iLL and Mo of Nerd Revolt

SoCalMusicToday.com writer Asia Nichole Hodges recently sat down via Skype with iLL and M0 of Nerd Revolt to discuss their new music video for “Twisted.” Below is her account of the interaction. I spent over an hour and thirty minutes with the iLL.F.O. and m.0, the dyad of Nerd Revolt who have just released a […]

 Asia Nichole Hodges

The Hives @ The Wiltern – 9/14/2012

The Hives @ The Wiltern – 9/14/2012

The stage setup itself literally pulls you in with an image; an uncomfortably close face shot, blown up to span the width and height of the stage.  The photo has two hands and ten fingers eerily reaching out towards the crowd, with real ropes both wrapped around each finger and extending out into 3-D space, […]

 Asia Nichole Hodges

Tyga @ Club Nokia – 9/4/2012

Tyga @ Club Nokia – 9/4/2012

Spending my prep-time trying to look my best for the upcoming show, I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that I would have the opportunity to spend the evening in the presence of some of the most widely buzzed names in music: headliner Tyga, Kirko Bangz and Iggy Azalea, in addition to special appearances by […]

 Asia Nichole Hodges

Revolt of the Nerds: Nerd Revolt Isn’t Taking Anymore of Your Scene Crap

Revolt of the Nerds: Nerd Revolt Isn’t Taking Anymore of Your Scene Crap

Origins unknown but currently based out of San Francisco, Nerd Revolt may have always been here, bubbling under the surface of the white-washed, washed-out and wit-less dance music scene of the last 5 years. Here, there has been no depth, no spirit, no journey to the music. But with their self-titled album (which is out […]