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Interview: Singer and songwriter Tim Atlas on “All Talk!”, competing on The Voice and his upcoming national tour

Singer and songwriter Tim Atlas grew up in California’s Bay Area and recently made the move to Los AngelesHis groovy, R&B-infused, indie pop sound features layered guitars and heartfelt lyrics, which he says take influence from artists like Hall & Oates, John Mayer and Phoenix.  Continue Reading

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Interview: What So Not talks collaborations, ‘Not All the Beautiful Things’ and speaking at Harvard before his Sasquatch set

You have to try extremely hard to miss What So Not. Chris (What So Not) walks in with freshly dyed, as he describes it, “tennis ball green” hair, bright red overalls with a matching fanny pack slung around him and bright pink shades. He screams cool and upon talking to him, is just that. We got the chance to chat with him before his set at Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge. Continue Reading

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Interview: French DJ Petit Biscuit talks traveling, college and Drake before his set at Sasquatch Festival

18-year-old Petit Biscuit released his debut album, Presence, in November. He has been taking the EDM scene by storm since he was only 15-years-old, with the release of Sunset Lover. While age clearly doesn’t matter, it’s important to note just how many waves Petit Biscuit is making at such a young age. Love for the French born artist is palpable in the crowds he draws. We got the chance to chat with him before his set at Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge. Continue Reading

Interview: Lovelytheband talk band origins, Instagram and Dave + Busters backstage at Hangout Festival

Lovelytheband formed in Los Angeles in 2016 and quickly burst onto the scene with “Broken,” which racked up over three million streams on Spotify. Led by former Oh Honey member Mitch Collins, the band also consists of guitarist Jordan Greenwald, and drummer Sam Price. At Hangout Festival, we caught up with the band to hear their origin story, roots in music, and advice for fellow musicians.  Continue Reading

Interview: Chappell Roan finds inspiration in Seattle at The Vera Project with Declan McKenna

Surrounding The Vera Project’s main stage is an intimate crowd of Seattleites, welcoming Chappell Roan as she tosses a handful of waist-length curls over her shoulder and cradles the microphone. Continue Reading

Hippie Sabotage, Azizi Gibson and Melvv take the stage at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo

Last week Hippie Sabotage took over Seattle with two sold-out nights at the Showbox SoDo. Continue Reading

Interview and Live Photos: Petit Biscuit talks pump-up songs, birthdays and CGI before show at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall

Petit Biscuit, born Mehdi Benjelloun, is an 18-year-old French DJ and tropical house producer, who released his debut album, Presence, in November 2017. He performed his classical and electronic inspired music at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall this week, and also spoke with us about his inspirations, musical roots and favorite pump-up song before the show. Continue Reading

Bay Area bands light up the Great American Music Hall

It’s hard to be too surprised at small San Francisco concerts, but indie-pop newcomers First in Flight did just that at the Great American Music Hall alongside the established pop groupMOSAICS. There were backflips, metal riffs, rapping, and solos that made the front row paw at the stage. Both bands did not disappoint during this energetic, colorful night.

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Interview: DREAMERS on Bumbershoot and The Meadows, playing with Chester Bennington, and their upcoming tour

Take a look at most of this summer’s best festivals, and you’ll find DREAMERS on the bill. The up-and-coming indie rock act are making the rounds with a new album, “This Album Does Not Exist”, and the lead single “Sweet Disaster,”  which recently broke into the top 10 on alternative radio. Continue Reading

Interview: Tei Shi talks Bogotá, Britney Spears, and Berklee ahead of her upcoming North American tour

Tei Shi, the moniker of Valerie Teicher, grew up in Buenos Aires, Bogota and Vancouver, and now lives in Chinatown in New York City. Her music takes influence from this diverse range of environments, using her vocals and sparse musical backdrops to create lush, delicate pop music. Recently, The New York Times included Tei Shi in a “30 Under 30” special and Billboard called her album “Crawl Space” one of the Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far. Continue Reading

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