Interview with Night Beats
Mar26

Interview with Night Beats

Night Beats By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi As an outfit that channels all the crackle and hiss of searing rock and roll with a soul sensibility and a little cowboy char, Night Beats are a trio who consistently put out face melting, high octane burners with a dizzying drawl. While bands in similar veins channel nostalgia, directionless grunge or casual indifference, Night Beats takes more responsibility. Hitting on multiple creative cylinders...

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La Sera releases ‘Music For Listening To Music To’ & Tours
Mar22

La Sera releases ‘Music For Listening To Music To’ & Tours

By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi Music For Listening to Music to is a moniker that may be a bit ham-handed, but in the end is a relatively accurate descriptor for La Sera’s starry and light fourth studio album. Leading away from the noisier, punkier habitat the outfit has been inhabiting, La Sera (former Vivian Girls bassist Katy Goodman and new husband/guitarist Todd Wisenbaker) has put out an album that is grown up (or growing up),...

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Mrs Magician announce sophomore album Bermuda; release first single “Forgiveness”
Mar16

Mrs Magician announce sophomore album Bermuda; release first single “Forgiveness”

By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi They promise it’ll be better than a thimble full of pee pee crust. There is a band that died and came back to life, who makes promises like a capricious lover between breaths of stale beer and who will provide some stellar music recommendations should you decide to creep around their wordpress as unabashedly as I have. A San Diego based outfit with a sporadic touring schedule, two beachy, bratty albums...

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Night Beats release Who Sold My Generation & Tour
Feb20

Night Beats release Who Sold My Generation & Tour

Night Beats release Who Sold My Generation & Tour By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi ‘So now you have a tape recorder…you have a device that is capable of capturing sounds; sounds around us.’ Oh, how good things come in threes. The gloriously grunged out Seattle based psychedelic trio Night Beats (currently consisting of Danny Lee Blackwell on guitar/vocals, drummer James Traeger and Jakob Bowden on bass), released their...

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Mystic Braves’ release Days of Yesteryear- Time Travel is Imminent
Dec16

Mystic Braves’ release Days of Yesteryear- Time Travel is Imminent

Mystic Braves By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi A bevy of psyche soaked revivalist bands have been making the rounds in Los Angeles for quite some time – The Allah-Lahs, Dead Ghosts, Night Beats, etc – so what makes the Mystic Braves stick out? In addition to always donning a king’s ransom of silk shirts bathed in paisley, Mystic Braves [Julian Ducatenzeiler (guitar/vocals), Tony Malacara (bass/vocals), Shane Stotsenberg...

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