Dont'cha just love this song and Lisa's voice?! How could you not!?
Check out PICKSYSTICKS past review of KILLOLA'S show HERE.
Canadian Alessia Cara made her highly anticipated Los Angeles debut at The Troubadour. Signed to Def Jam records based on her Soundcloud page that included covers of Lorde, The Neighbourhood, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, this show marked Alessia's first headlining gig.
Ahead of their June 9th release of their upcoming album Wild Nights, UK's PINS have released their new single "Young Girls." Also, they just announced their U.S. summer toiur which kicks off June 13rh in New York.
Zella Day has released her debut album Kicker and she celebrated with a sold out show at LA's famed Troubadour last week.
Last Saturday, over 150 bands made their journey to downtown Pasadena to take part in Make Music Pasadena (MMP), billed as the largest free, all-day music festival on the West Coast.
Driving home after the Mather Louth show Thursday night with her music still in my head, I couldn’t help but conjure up David Lynch. You know the mood – a long dark stretch of road. It’s near empty but for the other few drivers willing to brave the night life of
Mather Louth lists her influences as, “…memories of the desert…” and “…
Mather Louth is scheduled to play again this Thusday at the Taix 321 Lounge. If you wanna hear good music along with a fine glass of wine it’s well worth the price of admission – FREE! And stick around afterwards for Tulsa Skull Swingers. Their sound would best be described as Voodoo Rock! And imagine yourself stuck in a Tim Burton movie where the dead come to life to play one rockin’ show. Check ‘em out! And check out the review and MORE pics at 405east!
melinda dahl photography
Alison Sudol, aka A Fine Frenzy, will make her acting debut on the season premiere of “CSI: NY,” which airs Wednesday, September 26th @10pm, on CBS. Sudol will also perform two songs: “Almost Lover,” the lead single from One Cell in the Sea, A Fine Frenzy’s debut, and “Last of Days,” another track from the album. Check local listings for stations!
Here's the CBS Press Release regarding her show:
BLOOD FOUND ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY LEAD MAC AND THE TEAM TO FIND A VIGILANTE KILLER, ON THE FOURTH SEASON PREMIERE OF "CSI: NY," WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
"Can You Hear Me Now?" - Mac and the team find human blood on the crown of the Statue of Liberty, leading them on a race against time to save a famous musician from death at the hands of a vigilante, on the fourth season premiere of CSI: NY, Wednesday, Sept. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Georgia Morrison...................... Hollie Stenson
Charles Price................................ Erik Fellows
Gate Agent................................. Korrine Salas
Flight Attendant.......................... Ingrid Walters
Kendall Novak............................... Bess Wohl
Damion Brock................... Kato James Bonner
Nova Kent.........................Alison Sudol
Morton Brite............................... Misha Collins
Lee Nakashima.............................. Chase Kim
Anthony Colton....................... Charlie Koznick
Marie Casimira............................. Minta Allred
YAY! If you haven't seen her yet or just want to watch her again, you can catch Ms. Sudol tomorrow night. Could she be a victim?? Or the suspect?? Tune in and find out!
Check out our past review of her show at the House of Blues!
Vh1’s “You Oughta Know” tour came to the House of Blues earlier this week. On the bill was
I was glad I got to go after being invited at the last minute. Screw going to sleep! I was in the mood for some good music and that’s what I got. Brandi Carlile headlined this night and she was the reason I actually decided to go. Her folk, alternative country sound is sweet and simple. Harmonies are pure all around. I’m sure she gets this a lot so I won’t make the comparisons with Melissa Etheridge. But I’m not writing this because of Brandi. No offense. She’s from
Don’t let the name fool you. A Fine Frenzy refers to the music. In a sense it’s a contradiction. Ordered chaos? But it’s neither. Think of it like an impressionistic Monet painting. Deep and layered. By itself, each brush stroke, like each note, doesn’t really capture the imagination. But with more carefully placed brush strokes, the painting comes to life. Take a step back and you start to see a beautiful landscape. That’s what “A Fine Frenzy” sounds like.
Alison’s ability to construct melodies that are haunting yet simple can be heard on “Almost Lover” and "Come on Come Out." Their debut album, “One Cell in the Sea,” is sure to get the Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlin comparisons. As much as we all want to categorize artists, in this instance, it’s really not fair because each artist does have their own sound. But what separates “A Fine Frenzy” from Tori and Sarah is the texture in which Alison is able to weave a rich arrangement of drums, bass, guitars and piano together with a little bit of soul. What category what that be in? Is there an impressionistic category? Oh well…just listen to these guys when they hit your neighborhood. Peace out!
I'll leave you a cool video of A FINE FRENZY singing "Almost Lover."
In a city where live music is playing every night, it’s not too hard to find great music. Thursday night (9/6/07) at Safari Sams was no exception. I have to say that Safari Sams has got to be one of the best places to catch good music. Not only is it small and cozy with a DJ spinning great music between sets, it has, in my opinion, the best sound in
LOTS OF LOVE
Jessica: vocals, guitar, keys
JC: lead guitar
Blake: bass guitar
Phil: drums and cymbals
Close your eyes and what you hear is something close to an early 1900’s vaudeville/cabaret style singer. Can you picture it? Sitting in a smoke-filled nightclub after hours as a singer stands center stage singing to no one in particular. Open your eyes and what you get is Lots of Love – a young quartet that sounds much older than how they look.
Lots of Love, according to their website, was formed by singer/songwriter Jessica Fleischer in the summer of 2005. Their first show was in August of last year and since then their songs have been featured on MTV’s dating show “NEXT.”
Lisa Rieffel: lead vocals
Dan Grody: drums
Mike Ball: guitar/vocals
Johnny Dunn: bass guitar/vocals
photo by JMHebron/405 east
KILLOLA, an in your face, hard rock new-wave band took the stage in electrifying fashion! Driven by power guitars and high octane beats, KILLOLA energized the crowd with their new-wave rock and screaming vocals by the spark-plug of a lead singer, Lisa Rieffel who, if not for the confines of the stage, would’ve broken loose like a caged phoenix.
photo by JMHebron/405 east
Even when Killola’s raw and powerful performance seemed out of control and frenzied, they seemed in control at all times, managing to keep themselves from boiling over onto the crowd. So when they played their power ballad, “I Don’t Know Who,” we finally got to see them slowed down and take a breather. And what they showed us was that they can also weave beautiful, vibrant melodies without straying from their pulse-pounding foundation. Killola’s performance at Safari Sams was a roller-coaster ride from beginning to end. So when it ended and I finally got off, I wanted to hop on for more!
Kelly Ogden: Vox/Bass Guitar
Luis Cabezas: Guitar/Vox
Chris Black: Drums
photo by JMHebron/405 east
THE DOLLYROTS brought this night to an exciting end with punk/pop rock at its best! With a commanding presence on vocals and playing bass, Kelly Ogden belts out her catchy lyrics so effortless that you’ll find yourself singing along with her AND, not surprisingly, along with the entire crowd. Recently named as one of BLENDER Magazine’s “Hottest Women of Rock,” Kelly just makes it look so darn easy and fun - all the while as she handles and abuses that bass guitar. Take for instance, “My Best Friend’s Hot.” Kelly’s pop-anthem lyrics are catchy and Luis Cabezas guitar riffs contagious. Don’t shy away from them for their bubble-gum poppie sound, evidenced by the fact that they get played on Radio Disney and a recent Khols commercial where pre-teens lip-sync to their single “Because I’m Awesome.” Live and on stage they are complete raw, energized, punk and it shows. This was the first time I’ve seen them play live and they did not disappoint. Currently The Dollyrots are on tour in support of their new album, “Because I’m Awesome,” which was released in March. Catch ‘em if you can.
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