From Devo to Dolly: The 183rd LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from LP Giobbi, hip-hop from Megan Thee Stallion and Monaleo, pop from Mindless Behavior, punk from Geza X and Devo, and so much more.
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From Devo to Dolly
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Cover star Dolly Parton told us that, “I had often thought that I’d maybe like to do a rock album, because my husband is a huge rock & roll fan. Off and on, I used to think, maybe someday I’ll do a rock album. Then I started getting older, and then I thought, “Well, it’s probably too late now.’ I wasn’t expecting to go into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I kinda resisted it at the start, but they put me in anyway. I’m really big on timing. I believe that timing is everything. I thought, ‘Well, if I’m gonna be in the rock & roll hall of fame, I need to earn it, and if I’m ever gonna do a rock & roll album, now’s the time.’ So I took advantage of all of that, and just went for it. I think it turned out really well. I’m really proud of it. I was a little nervous at the start, but I felt like it turned out pretty good, considering I’d never done it before.”
In “Not Another DJ,” LP Giobbi said that, “After college I would play solo jazz piano gigs at a bar in San Francisco every weekend and one night an engineer and producer for Daft Punk heard me playing and asked if I wanted to join an all female electronic band in LA that the Daft Arts team was putting together. The other women in the band were also jazz musicians and together we learned about synthesis and electronic gear and I started using Ableton and Protools to produce for the band. I have always personally taken it seriously because I loved it and because I wanted to be a visual representation for other women considering only 2% of producers are women. My first real ‘break’ came when Sofi Tukker asked me to go on tour with them and that is when I learned how to DJ and read a dance floor. I was horrible at first but they believed in me and gave me the space to practice and learn in front of their supportive and loving dance floors.”
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