Turn Me On: Young Rockers Greta Van Fleet Riding Buzz from ‘Black Smoke Rising’ EP to Sold-Out U.S. Tour

Turn Me On: Young Rockers Greta Van Fleet Riding Buzz from ‘Black Smoke Rising’ EP to Sold-Out U.S. Tour

That deafening buzz you’re hearing in the modern rock realm lately? That’s the attention being given to Greta Van Fleet, a rising rock act from Michigan who scored big with their new debut EP, Black Smoke Rising. The band — made up of three brothers, Josh, Jake and Sam Kiszka along with Danny Wagner — […]

Turn Me On: Wallows, a Los Angeles Indie-Pop Band with ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Dylan Minnette on Vocals/Guitar

Turn Me On: Wallows, a Los Angeles Indie-Pop Band with ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Dylan Minnette on Vocals/Guitar

Netflix scored a big hit with 13 Reasons Why, a dramatic series based on a 2007 book that focused on depression, mental health and teen suicide that premiered in March and garnered much attention online. The series’ male lead, 20-year-old Dylan Minnette, also has a band, Wallows, which also features fellow actor Braeden Lemasters (known […]

Turn Me On: Juliet Piper

Turn Me On: Juliet Piper

88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson turns his attention to LA-based singer/songwriter Juliet Piper in this Turn Me On…. “I remember sitting in a car seat, honestly, around the holidays,” recalls Juliet Piper of her first songwriting experience. “My dad and I wrote a song together about Christmas trees as we drove past everyone’s […]

Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson writes about Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones….   If this was the early 1970s, Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones — with their stylish, horn-powered, Otis Redding-cum-Al Green-meets-early-Chicago, can’t-get-it-outta-your-head soul music — would own the airwaves […]

Turn Me On: The Rescues

Turn Me On: The Rescues

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson spotlights LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist trio The Rescues…. What started many years ago as one man inviting three of his favorite local singer/songwriters to join each other onstage at his Hollywood Hills house party soon turned into The Rescues, a working band that […]

Turn Me On: Mondo Cozmo

Turn Me On: Mondo Cozmo

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson writes some words about LA artist Mondo Cozmo…. It’s always great to hear new music that shakes you, that sorta knocks you off center a little, and makes the hair stand up on your goosebumps. The first 63,000 times I listened […]

Turn Me On: Passenger

Turn Me On: Passenger

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson explores the music of Passenger….   You know Mike Rosenberg gets asked every day. Every single day. Todos los días. In die una. Every day the affable singer/songwriter from Brighton, England, gets asked why he records under the name Passenger. And […]

Turn Me On: Dawes

Turn Me On: Dawes

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson shines a light on Los Angeles’ own Dawes… We’re all gonna die. Deal with it. It’s easy enough to infer a certain harshness from the title of Dawes’ fifth and latest CD, We’re All Gonna Die. But frontman/songwriter Taylor Goldsmith has said of this […]

Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

The next time you’re at one of those parties where a trivia game breaks out and the question gets asked, “Who was the last person to open a show for the late, great B.B. King,” you can go ahead and smirk knowingly as you boldly and confidently answer that it was Hamish Anderson, a then-23-year-old […]

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