Category: Pop

A few words about critters with English Beat’s Dave Wakeling

At 61, San Fernando-Valley-based Brit Dave Wakeling knows how surreal it sounds to have not one, but two, viable versions…

3 days ago

Jonathan Wilson revels in rock ‘n’ roll classicism

North Carolina-bred, Los Angeles-based tunesmith and producer Jonathan Wilson has found his unique artistic vision to be both a blessing…

5 days ago

The music is gonna get you ‘On Your Feet’

There’s a conga line of late-bloomer-Boomer-era song stylists like the Temptations (“Ain’t Too Proud”), Tina Turner (“Tina”) and Cher (“The…

1 week ago

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers celebrate five decades

Not many musicians can make the claim that Scotsman Roy Gullane can: He’s made a decent living playing music in…

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Broadway vet Jason Mraz on the road with new album

Ever since he strummed acoustic on the San Diego coffeehouse circuit nearly two decades ago, double-Grammy-winning folk-popper Jason Mraz thought…

2 weeks ago

Tom Odell’s most recent inspiration: suburbia

Looking back at his first two albums -- 2013’s “A Long Way Down” and 2016’s “Wrong Crowd” -- soulful English…

2 weeks ago

LVL UP takes a victory lap

LVL UP, beloved indie rockers who produced three nearly-perfect albums of cathartic tunes this decade, announced earlier this year that…

2 weeks ago

Andrew WK is back making music

When New York metalhead Andrew W.K. conjured up his majestic wall-of-noise debut “I Get Wet” in 2001, it proved to…

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