Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together Bonfiglio’s classic rock, Philly soul and power pop influences, presented through a musical lens that weaves in the groovy ambiance of Southern California, all of […]

‘The One More Light Festival’ Chester Bennington Tribute Event Planned for Los Angeles 10/21 (Details)

‘The One More Light Festival’ Chester Bennington Tribute Event Planned for Los Angeles 10/21 (Details)

The one-year anniversary of the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington came on July 20. Fans across the world put together memorial tributes and events to honor his memory and further the conversation about mental health — which is crucial, and a good way to help those who may be suffering in their own […]

Turn Me On: Brian Whelan

Turn Me On: Brian Whelan

Since leaving Dwight Yoakam’s band in 2015, Americana singer/songwriter Brian Whelan and former member of indie rock band The Broken West has continued to tour as a sideman and solo artist in support of his second solo album, Sugarland. Although thirty-six-year-old Whelan is a staple of the Cinema Bar in Culver City and the Grand Ole […]

Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie theater built in 1914. Martha Davis says her compositions serve as time machines or travelling agents and are “supposed to transport you…When I was a […]

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Chelsea Williams knows how to work a crowd. Williams honed her craft as a singer-songwriter busking around Los Angeles for the past decade, a regular at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Playing acoustic guitar, Williams performs a mix of Americana and indie-folk tunes as she competes with breakdancers, drummers, magicians and clowns for attention – […]

Los Angeles: Rock Cellar’s Annual Holiday Charity Concert Set for Dec. 9 at the El Rey Theatre; Win Tickets

Los Angeles: Rock Cellar’s Annual Holiday Charity Concert Set for Dec. 9 at the El Rey Theatre; Win Tickets

It’s time once again for an annual tradition: Rock Cellar’s co-sponsored Charity Holiday Concert, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s theme is Let’s Go Back to the 80s, so expect a night of popular hits and classics from the 1980s. In conjunction with […]

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 […]

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