New music round ups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest new music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This edition includes records from the last couple months, including new releases from electronic artists Nightmares On Wax and Nicolas Jaar (Against All Logic), new Bay area hip-hop quartet SOB x RBE and … Continue reading New music round up: February (late)
Childish Gambino, Beach House, Gibbs and Madlib. The music outlook for 2018 translates to great expectations for lots of big names.
The sophomore effort from Santa Barbara duo The Shorelines is another psych rock triumph that finds a comfortable medium between surf and space.
5:30 p.m. Off work. Need to fuel up on tacos and booze, and get ready to dance. This was my state of mind heading into last Thursday as I made my way to the first of two Alex Cameron shows on consecutive nights at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Cameron, coming off the release … Continue reading Alex Cameron @ Lodge Room
Vinyl updates are brief recaps on my latest and newest record store buys. This edition includes Fleetwood Mac's seminal 1977 rock record Rumours, multiple soul releases from Daptone Records and more. Charles Bradley - Changes My most recent record store stop included copping the final album by the late Charles Bradley. The last release by the … Continue reading Vinyl Update: rock essentials and modern soul