‘Joywave’ Hits ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ (2/8) With ‘Doubt’

Joywave
As far as musical ear candy goes, Joywave’s “Doubt” is a tune I’ll play over and over again for my daily mix of neurosis (and catharsis). The outfit plays that standout tune February 8 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and it’s a performance you shouldn’t miss . . .
 

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Amber Rubarth Talks ‘American Folk’ And South Africa Journey

American Folk
January may be considered a dumping ground for movies but there are gems to be had. American Folk, the story of two strangers (Amber Rubarth, Joe Purdy) who drive a van cross country in the aftermath of 9/11 is simply unforgettable. My full interview with Rubarth is below, and during our chat she talked about her American Folk journey, crafting her solo album Wildflowers in the Graveyard, and finding a sense of place in KwaZulu-Natal.

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VIDEO: Chris Blue Talks Inspiration And Pain Behind ‘Blue Blood Blues’

Chris Blue
Channeling heartbreak and pain into your work is what fuels some of the best (and most productive artists). For The Voice alum (and season 12 winner) Chris Blue, these experiences helped shape his single “Blue Blood Blues.” Check out video on Blue as he talks about the genesis of the track.

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‘X Japan’ Returns To The U.S. With Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Debut

X Japan
Iconic rock band X Japan are coming back to the U.S. for their debut performances at Indio’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The outfit will play the Saturday dates (April 14 & 21) of the fest. Further details below!

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Lalo Schifrin Birthday Concert Hits Alex Theatre In October

Lalo Schifrin
Six-time Oscar nominated composer/conductor Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible, Dirty Harry) will celebrate his 85th birthday with a special concert that spotlights and honors his music. The October 7 event, which will be held at the Alex Theatre (Glendale, Ca), is being presented by Musicians at Play Foundation and AFM Local 47’s Music Fund of Los Angeles in association with Varese Sarabande. Further details below!

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Sigrid Continues Creative “Vibe” With U.S. Tour And ‘Plot Twist’ Stylings

Sigrid

 

An intriguing artist on the rise is Sigrid, a 20-year-old whose career has taken off with the success of her debut single “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Details on the Norwegian artist and her first U.S. tour is available after the jump.

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Alisan Porter Marks A “Change” With New Single

Alisan Porter
The Voice season 10 winner and Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Alisan Porter has a special place in my heart,. as Curly Sue is one of the first movies I reviewed during my time as a UCLA Daily Bruin film critic. Though I’m a creature of habit, change is inevitable, and Porter explains why “change” is more than just the moniker of her latest single.

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Dashboard Confessional And The All-American Rejects Get Mutual Coverage

Dashboard Confessional
Bands and artists covering each other’s songs is old hat but never grow tiresome if done right. The All-American Rejects and Dashboard Confessional have traversed this well worn path but with a solid (and creatively inspired purpose). For one, they are on summer tour together and  offering up their respective interpretations is simply perfect timing. Secondly, they did not “move along” (pardon the pun) and offer up a by the numbers rendition of these two heralded song. Details after the jump!

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