JUNK MADE ILL DO THE TRIBELA MUSICIANS ACROSTIC INTERVIEW

Brooklyn-based band Junk Made Ill recently completed a 3 show stint in Los Angeles, playing famed Angeleno haunts including the Whisky a Go-Go and Silver Lake Lounge. The band, comprised of Jaime Lynn, Trevor Collins, and David Maldonado are self-proclaimed...

ANDY AND THE GMP DO THE TRIBELA MUSICIANS ACROSTIC INTERVIEW

Imagine red vinyl booths, candlelit tabletops, and an Old Fashioned in your hand: that's what you get when you turn on Andy & The GMP (Great Mouse Parade). Andy Leon and bandmates Dominique Carrieri, Marc Babcock, Jono Santos, and Michael Keehan's music is smooth...

SOUNDS and THE CITY

Linda J. Albertano expounds about trips to West Africa, and playing the kora with Prince Diabate

Linda J. Albertano expounds about trips to West Africa, and playing the kora with Prince Diabate

I first saw Prince Diabate perform at an event for the Dalai Lama’s citywide World Festival of Sacred Music held in LA in 1999. I was mesmerized. I was flattened by the cascades and crescendos of celestial sound that flowed from his exuberant kora (West African harp). It sounded like angel tears bursting into fireworks of joy!  

Lemonade with Lexie Rose

Lemonade with Lexie Rose

I met – not Lexie Rose – but her mom at the Peppermint Club in July. I got my hands on a promotional card with a code to hear Lexie’s newest single (at the time), “Wrong”, and was hooked. Shortly thereafter I met Lexie Rose herself at Lemonade in Glendale. Over lunch we chatted about growing up in the Valley and handling school and music.

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