Tristan Prettyman looks out over the East Hollywood landscape from the top floor of the Capitol Records building. The San Diego county resident spent the day doing press and has a label showcase later tonight at the Troubadour. In two weeks, she leaves for a cross-country tour supporting Joshua Radi ... More >>
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Song: "I Won't Give Up" is the first single from Jason Mraz's upcoming album. No title has been released for the album yet. Nobody at his label could think of on ... More >>
Timothy NorrisLana Del Rey
December 7, 2011
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Better than...I ever even knew. Then again, what do I know?
"I have my fingers crossed that LDR lives up to all this hype. Girl's got talent," said my friend after I told her I was s ... More >>
Timothy Norris(See also: Our Band of Horses and Brett Netson slideshow)Band of Horses The Wiltern September 8, 2011
Better Than: Sitting on the porch of a cabin in the woods with loved ones drinking a beer and listening to cicadas.
Band of Horses has two gears: mellow-pseudo-philisoph ... More >>
Danielle BacherSo & So Viper Room
September 7, 2011
Better than: Being stuck in a steam room with 98.7 FM on the radio.Los Angeles-based folk-rockers So & So performed a triumphant gig at the center of a nuclear reactor last night. . . oh, wait. It was actually the Viper Room, which se ... More >>
Erica E. PhilliipsXimena SariñanaWHO: Ximena Sariñana WHERE: The Echoplex WHEN: 7/16/11 Better than... the movies. Cut from a similar dainty-floral-patterned cloth as Zooey Deschanel and Jenny Lewis, child actress turned cheerful indie darling Ximena Sariñana has led an ... More >>
Urban Nomad, the gregarious Jeremiah Alexis, will be shooting exclusive video for LA Weekly. Make sure you check out the previous installments here.
The Urban Nomad presents Song Trek, the story of how one song can truly affect the world, featuring Jason Mraz, Luc and the Lovingtons, and Free the S ... More >>
Anna AxsterRyan BinghamRyan Bingham ought to be a lot more famous than he is.
The 29-year-old roots rocker has already won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)," as well as come up big in the scene he had in the Jeff Bridges movie. He's played Coac ... More >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were dem ... More >>