Category Archives: Feature Stories

George Clinton Teaches Us a Thing or Two About Staying Funky

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What’s most intriguing about a man who’s helped define music for 60 years? His unique insights into the evolution of technology reveal the effects of such a phenomenon on the very industry. Breaking on to the scene in 1955 with his formation of The Parliament, inspired by doo-wop group Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Mr. George Clinton would rise to fame. His Parliament/Funkadelic ... Read More »

Three takeaways from the SF MusicTech Summit

As music creators and lovers, the 15th annual SF MusicTech Summit posed many interesting ideas and questions. Were answers and solutions provided on the spot? Not necessarily. But, sometimes merely being cognizant of the way the industry we love is changing is enough to move with it. Enjoy this food for thought from some of the leading thinkers in the ... Read More »

SF MusicTech Summit: Founder Brian Zisk Gives Conference Insights

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The SF MusicTech Summit provides a forum for leaders in music, business and technology to share ideas, network, attend some great parties and, ultimately, close some deals. It’s an opportunity for futurists in the space to knock elbows and move the industry forward. Past speakers run the gamut, from rock icons like Incubus to online music CEOs to business development ... Read More »

SXSW Artist Profile: Miniature Tigers

We had so much fun at SXSW we’re still catching up! One act that had us dancing all night was synth-pop group Miniature Tigers at Karma Lounge for a fun, punchy dance party. Vocalist Charlie Brand’s singing falsetto is so different from his speaking voice (think a low hipster-chill, slightly gravelly voice with a bit of ‘50s-movie star twang) that ... Read More »

Bright Future for Little Daylight

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Little Daylight is an electro dance band with an ear for remixes, a taste for intimate melodies, and a very big future. They’re currently out on the road for the Three for Clubs Tour, and Eric Zeiler, one third of the trio that is Little Daylight, took a moment from the frenetic tour life to tell us about life on ... Read More »

SXSW Artist Profile: Black Taxi

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A band with character offstage is a band with loads of character onstage. Brooklyn rockers Black Taxi, well known for their unique and energetic live performances, put on quite the show in person when we chatted at SXSW. I quickly realized I was going to get a whole lot more than the standard 15 minute interview I bargained for when ... Read More »

Whisky a Go-Go Celebrates 50 Years on Sunset Strip

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The halfway point of the month-long 50th Anniversary celebration (and anniversary to-the-day) of Hollywood’s oldest rock club was headlined by Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger. His Jam Kitchen band filled out the well-loved stage, comprised of keyboardist Tommy Mars, bassist Arthur Barrow, drummer Joel Taylor and a horns section featuring Larry Kilmas and Vince Denham.             ... Read More »

Happy Tears for Sad Robot

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I used to think that writers were fascinating people. Now I know that they’re just curious people who write about what interests them. When I signed on for this adventure (covering the Sunset Strip Music Festival), I did so with a certain what-the-hell spirit, even though I wouldn’t list rock music in my top ten preferred genres. I’m a total ... Read More »

Burning Rain’s Epic Obsession: Because Music is Intimate

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If you want to fill up your skull with some tasty melodies, driving hard rock, excellent guitar riffs and satisfying lyrics, Burning Rain’s Epic Obsession might just be the thing. The band’s latest record comes lightning hot and fast, tightly wound and well-produced by founding members Doug Aldrich and Keith St John. Epic Obsession doesn’t seem to suffer from a ... Read More »

Most Thieves Will Be Stealing Hearts Across The US This Summer

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In recent years, Las Vegas has become a music industry focal point by continually turning out successful new artists.  Well-known artists, who have come through this Nevada turnstile, include The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Panic! at the Disco, and Ne-Yo.  Now, Las Vegas natives Most Thieves are on their way to being added to the list.  This recently formed quintet is ... Read More »

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