Rock

Damian Marley Delivers Shining Performance for KCRW’s Reggae Night

Rounding out Fourth of July weekend celebrations, Damian Jr. Gong Marley and two of his collaborators, Third World, and Kabaka Pyramid took center stage for the KCRW World Festival 20th anniversary at the revered Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, July 7th. One of the annual traditions and highlights of this event series has become Reggae Night […]

Vampire Weekend’s Long Game Rollout Continues With 2 New Singles

After being nearly omnipresent in the indie scene from 2008-2013, Vampire Weekend dropped off the face of the earth for almost 6 years. The slow-burn rollout of their upcoming album Father of the Bride has been building a steady wave of hype throughout the early stages of 2019. As the latest in a trio of […]

Spike Jonze’s Masterful Shoot of Karen O and Danger Mouse’s “Woman”

Last week the always-innovative Spike Jonze broke new ground for late night television with his one-take live shoot of Karen O and Danger Mouse’s “Woman” on Late Night with Stephen Colbert.  “Woman” plays as homage to the aggressive peppiness of girl-groups past and serves as the poppy focal point for the influence-driven Karen O and […]

Clean Spill’s ‘Far Out’ is an Outburst of Surf Rock Excellence

Looking to drop into a punk rock, power pop fusion? Clean Spill exceeds any and all expectations. Representing Santa Barbara, California, the four-piece unit is riding the new wave of indie surf music. The rock sub-genre– which has evolved in the past 50 years from conventional styles of The Beach Boys to the more modern […]