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.


Winter's new album Supreme Blue Dream is the ideal soundtrack to your summer..

Friday, January 23, 2009

NICO VEGA = NEW CD Release Show!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Emily of Go Betty Go on American Idol!!

Long story short: Darlings of Glendale, Go Betty Go started in 2001 with sisters Nicolette and Aixa Vilar, Betty Cisneros and Michelle Rangel playing their latin/punk-esque gigs all over Los Angeles. Nico left around 2006 and became a graphic designer and was replaced, after months of searching, with Emily Wynne-Hughes. Since Go Betty Go formed, they have played regularly at Universal City Walk, played on the Warped Tour in 2006 and opened up for Bad Religion.

Go Betty Go (Betty Cisneros, Emily Wynne-Hughes, Aixa Vilar)
photo by
George Mendivil

Which brings me to American Idol. Anybody see the season premiere of “American Idol” Tuesday night? Well, if you did, then you probably recognized L.A.’s own Emily Hughes, lead singer of Go Betty Go.

Out of THOUSANDS who showed up in Phoenix last July to audition in front of the judges, she was one of 27 people who got the ‘golden ticket’ to come to Hollywood, singing a badd-ass rendition of Heart’s “Barracuda” and the judges LOVED her.

She auditioned unbeknownst to her band members. As I watched, you could already tell she was gonna make it to Hollywood. You could usually tell when someone made it through the next round. As soon as they showed Emily’s story, complete with old childhood photos, sappy music and heart-warming storyline you just knew she made it. And that made me ALL the happier. YAY for Emily. Let’s wish her luck! (although there are rumors on the interwebs of Emily’s fate, I won’t spoil it here.) Either way, this could only mean good things for Emily and for Go Betty Go. Let's wish them all the best!!

Anyways, here's Emily singing my favorite Go Betty Go song, "C'mon." Enjoy!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Jan 8 - The Go-Sheilas @ THE DOLL HUT
Jan 8 - Electric Valentine @ Hush
Jan 8 - Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Cafe
Jan 9 - HoneyHoney @ Hotel Cafe
Jan 9 - eagle and talon @ SPACELAND
Jan 9 - Gram Rabbit @ @The Troubadour
Jan 11 - The Wrong Trousers @ The Casbah
Jan 12 - Mather Louth And Radio Noir @ the Steve Allen
Jan 13 - Pink Mochi @ Spaceland
Jan 13 - sally jaye @ Room 5 w/Jen Lowe
Jan 13 - Sara @ UC Riverside
Jan 14 - Brandi Emma @ El Cid
Jan 15 - Jessie Baylin @ House of Blues
Jan 15 - amilia k spicer @ Arnie’s Cafe
Jan 15 - Julianna @ Largo
Jan 15 - meiko @ Hotel Cafe
Jan 16 - Electric Valentine @ Malibu Inn w Hyper Crush
Jan 16 - The Muffs @ Club Spaceland
Jan 16 - Jessie Baylin @ House of Blues
Jan 16 – The Muffs @ Club Spaceland
Jan 16 - Calamity Magnet @ Club Spaceland
Jan 16 - emily wells @ Hotel Cafe
Jan 17 - The Ditty Bops @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Jan 17 - sally jaye @ The Lodge
Jan 17 - Phoenix and the Turtle @ The Vault Martini Bar
Jan 18 - The Action Design @ Bar Pink
Jan 18 - Killola @ Bar Pink
Jan 19 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ The Viper Room
Jan 20 - Mather Louth And Radio Noir @ BORDELLO
Jan 20 - Sara @ Spaceland
Jan 21 - Julianna @ Largo (Little Room)
Jan 21 - The Ettes @ SPACELAND
Jan 22 - obedient waves @ Alex’s Bar
Jan 22 - Loverlee @ The Hyperion Tavern
Jan 22 - Beatmo @ The Airliner
Jan 23 - Ladies and Gents @ Ladyfest LA
Jan 23 - Miss Derringer @ The Roxy
Jan 24 - AURA @ Key Club
Jan 24 - Brainspoon @ Rhythm Lounge
Jan 24 - The Automatic Music Explosion @ Fox & Hounds
Jan 25 - Ladies and Gents @ The Airliner
Jan 27 - io echo @ The Echoplex
Jan 27 - Sara @ Spaceland
Jan 28 - Rachael Cantu @ Echo Curio
Jan 28 - The Street Profits-Allegra Prosper/Becky Wreck @ Cranes Hollywood Tavern
Jan 29 - The Action Design @ Alex’s Bar
Jan 29 - KILLOLA @ Alex’s Bar
Jan 29 – Action Design @
Jan 29 - WHITE CARRIAGE @ Alex’s Bar
Jan 29 - Raining Jane @ House of Blues
Jan 30 - The Action Design @ Cobalt Cafe
Jan 31 - FUJI MINX™ @ eVocal
Jan 31 - Michele @ Royal Cup Cafe