Music In Our Mind: music picks from staff

The Lemon Twigs debut album Do Hollywood is already a year old, but the nostalgic mood Brian D’addario and Michael D’Addario create make in our millennial present covers you like a daydream. Taking cue from 60s baroque pop and 70s electric guitars, each song brings a familiar yet distant sound in our mind. As we ponder of lost love or where we stand in life … Continue reading Music In Our Mind: music picks from staff

Radiowaves: Pop Psychedelic

“I tried and I tried on my life on my life To get you to be with me”   Do Hollywood by The Lemon Twigs Similar Acts (Old and Contemporary): The Kinks Foxygen Harry Nilsson Of Montreal Paul McCartney Whitney David Bowie Perhaps you’ve stepped into a Wes Anderson movie, or perhaps you just stumbled upon one of Los Angeles newest band’s breaking into the … Continue reading Radiowaves: Pop Psychedelic

Concert Series: Kinky

Hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, Kinky’s funky beat thumped the stage and brought most of the crowd to its feet. A mix of rock and electronic music, Kinky brings together a new, yet deep-rooted sound to American and Latin American audiences. The electro beats jumped along the hip hop rhythm, reminiscent of the Gorillaz. Meanwhile, lead singer Gilberto Cerezo, pulled the audience with the same energy … Continue reading Concert Series: Kinky

First Concert at Levitt Pavilion – Review

By Calisho June 17th marked the first performance of total fifty concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park. With three acts kicking off the event, we got a range of synth pop to salsa to western Hispanic-tinged music rebounding all the way across to the Park Plaza Hotel. However, there was more than enough space to take a front row seat, whether on the … Continue reading First Concert at Levitt Pavilion – Review

Radiowaves: An Escape

When I can’t speak my mind, I can only sing my heart Stevie Wonder’s “A Place In The Sun” 1966 The Beatles “There Is A Place” 1963 The Kinks “Holiday” 1971 Beach Boys “Sloop John B” 1966 Too often we face the weariness of the everyday life, surviving rather than living it. The pressure of our circumstances pushes us to dream and long for that … Continue reading Radiowaves: An Escape

Radiowaves: Dreamy Vocals

A MONTHLY PLAYLIST “Just let the sound ride through you” This month’s playlist features the dreamy sounds of female pop artists of the 60s and 70s. It begins with the flirty ye-ye song made popular by Gillian Hills. The playful love song was once recorded by Sophia Loren and produced by George Martin, but has survived into this modern era as the version sung by Hills. … Continue reading Radiowaves: Dreamy Vocals

Bothersome Mornings in Whoville

Tiny Vox Upon hearing the song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” the Grinch’s face fell into his hand, one eye looking up to the giant Christmas tree standing stoutly in the square. Here was his verse by verse reaction: [Looks through his wide window and sits down for breakfast] “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re cuddly as a … Continue reading Bothersome Mornings in Whoville

Nostalgic Soup: This Land is Your Land

A small reminder of this land as home. A Folk song by Woody Guthrie “This Land is Your Land” This land is your land, this land is my land From the California to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me As I went walking that ribbon of highway I saw above … Continue reading Nostalgic Soup: This Land is Your Land

Just Like Bob Dylan

In celebration of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize win, let’s shift our gaze back to the 60’s. A change has been brewing for years – where song and lyrics give a new meaning to emotion, reflection, and poetry.  by Misha | October 16, 2016 Don’t Look Back and No Direction Home Both documentaries, Don’t Look Back and No Direction Home, present Bob Dylan as a musician distant … Continue reading Just Like Bob Dylan