Music Minxes

Artist To Watch: JMSN Takes Center Stage

On Monday, April 23rd, 2012
JMSN Christian Berishaj wears many hats; singer, producer, songwriter, musician (a multi-instrumentalist, actually), director, mixer, engineer – he does it all. His latest project, JMSN, released its debut album †Priscilla†  in January. Employing the same type of downbeat-but-totally-earnest approach emphasized by The Weeknd, JMSN taps into themes such as loneliness, disappointment, and self-reflection, with a voice […] ...

Legendary LP Makes The Spotlight Her Own

On Friday, April 20th, 2012
LP If you’re an Angeleno, you may very well get chills the moment you hear someone utter the letters LP.  This evokes vivid memories of that beautiful sound,   her powerful, awe-inspiring voice that’s made Jason Scoppa’s cover nights at Bardot and now at Sayer’s Club legendary. If you haven’t heard of LP, perhaps you’ve heard […] ...

M. Ward Drops New Album: A Wasteland Companion

On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
M Ward Twelve tracks, eighteen musicians and eight different utilized studios is the breakdown for M. Ward’s 8th newest album “A Wasteland Companion”, which was released April 10th through Merge Records. He has referenced it as a “musical travelogue”, as he recorded in different states as well as a stop in England, and to a certain extent […] ...

Socialite Pixie Geldof’s Musical Debut

On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
pixie violet Another Geldof is making waves from across the pond, this time it’s British model Pixie and her band the Violets. You might be more familiar with her sister Peaches…they’re part of one of those socialite sister crews that work their tails off, apparently. Music is no obscure career choice for a Geldof, father Bob was a […] ...

Party With DJ Duo Flight Facilities

On Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Flight-facilities2011-21 There has been some dispute over the originating details of anonymous DJ duo Flight Facilities, (perhaps they’re from Trinidad and Tobego, maybe Australia) but what isn’t up for debate is the quality of their music…it’s good. If you’ve been waiting for them to surface close to home Los Angeles now is your chance. Their two-month […] ...

KROQ Locals Only: White Arrows & The Stone Foxes

On Thursday, March 29th, 2012
stone foxes This week, The Roxy hosted a KROQ Locals Only concert featuring, among other acts, White Arrows and The Stone Foxes (who actually hail from San Francisco, but routinely play venues in the Hollywood area). Opting to play a bounty of fresh material (as they’ve recently spent some time in the studio working on a follow-up […] ...

Miike Snow Releases New Album Happy to You

On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
miikesnow Happy to You, the second full-length from Swedish indie pop outfit Miike Snow, was released this week. After the hype machine enveloped the group’s 2009 debut, based on the strength of engaging songs like Animal and A Horse is Not a Home, the trio of Swedish musicians –Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg and Andrew Wyatt – had […] ...

The Ladies of Haim: L.A. Locals Poised for a Big 2012

On Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
haim A girl-led band of native Angelenos with an eclectic, percussive-laden dance-pop-folk-r&b flavor that proudly displays a strong affection for the familiar sounds of the 1980s…does this sound like something you’d dig? If so, you’ll love Haim, and its creative core of three sisters – Danielle, Alana & Este. Just listen to Forever, from the group’s free […] ...

Lana Del Rey Premieres New Music Video ‘Blue Jeans’

On Monday, March 19th, 2012
lana-del-rey-blue-jeans-official-video That buzz-worthy minx Lana Del Rey released her new music video for “Blue Jeans” today, the third single off her first major-label album “Born to Die,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Though she also self-released a video for “Blue Jeans” via her own personal webcam in 2011. If you’re wondering who that tattooed hot dude in […] ...

Class Actress The Class Act

On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
class actress The brilliance behind Brooklyn electronic pop outfit Class Actress is Elizabeth Harper. She’s cool, glam, and alluring with a look and voice that pulls you in and holds you captive (and you don’t ever want to escape). Alongside producers Mark Richardson and Scott Rosenthal, the trio’s sound combines brash electro-synth laden beats with a uniquely girlish, […] ...