November 17, 2018

 photography by Giselle Melendres @gisellelisabeth

Indie rock band The Dig celebrated the release of a 12-song double EP Moonlight Baby/Afternoon With Caroline, at the Moroccan Lounge on November 16th, featuring performances by Asian She and Cones. 

With an electrifying performance and an encore, The Dig attracted a packed crowd following their recent move to Los Angeles from Brooklyn. The highly acclaimed EP produced by the tal...

October 17, 2018

Photography by Giselle Melendres @gisellelisabeth 

Gabriella Cohen performed her sophomore album Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional Love​ in Downtown Los Angeles at the Moroccan Lounge on October 16th, 2018. With a packed crowd, the show consisted of fuzz-soaked dreamscape melodies including hit tracks: "Baby", "Sever the Walls", "I Don't Feel so Alive", and more.

Check out her latest album Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional L...

October 15, 2018

A quick listen into the melancholic popscapes of “Baby” and you might recognize the dreamy fuzz-soaked melody of Gabriella Cohen, the Australian indie pop artist whose sophomore album Pink Is the Colour of Unconditional Love released this past summer in June. After taking the stage on a worldwide tour, Cohen has set her sights on Los Angeles, CA, and will be performing at the Moroccan Lounge on October 16th this Tuesday.

Her ne...

October 2, 2018

 The Winnetka Bowling League at the Peppermint Club - OCTOBER 1st

Photography by Giselle Melendres @gisellelisabeth

New indie rock band The Winnetka Bowling League performed their second ever show on Monday, October 1st, at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles. The band played favorites from their five track debut EP, "Winnetka Bowling League", with a setlist including dreamy songs: "On the 5", "Feeling California", and...

October 5, 2017

Photo courtesy of Brandon Jernigan

One evening I was riding an Uber back home and the driver had music playing. The voice I heard intrigued me to the point where I felt compelled to "Shazam" the song. Since that day I've been a fan of Brent Faiyaz who, as I later learned, is a part of a group called Sonder. This Sunday I had the opportunity to see them live at a sold out show at The Chapel in San Francisco. 

The t...

September 18, 2017

Photo courtesy of Vogue  

A little over a year after being exposed by Kim Kardashian in the "Taylor is over party" that graced just about every person's feed, and just one week posterior to winning a single dollar in her sexual assault case against DJ David Mueller, Taylor Swift has declared her slew old personas dead. As we move forward into the musical escapes the self-proclaimed "new Taylor" has to offer, I’d like to reflect...

September 12, 2017

While her past releases exhibit a sense of fierceness and confidence, the emotional rawness and vulnerability in Kesha’s new material is completely unmatched. Releasing her first single in four years, Kesha’s return marks a huge turning point in her music career, and she is with no doubt back, stronger than ever.  

Taking it back to 2010, we knew Kesha as the pop sensation who woke up in the morning “feeling like P-Diddy.” Her...

August 15, 2017

All photos and video by Chalisa Singh 

You know that feeling you get on Christmas Eve when you can't fall asleep because you are too excited for the actual day to come? Well, that's the feeling I get every year the day before Vans Warped Tour (VWT).

Just to backtrack a bit, if you have no clue as to what the VWT is, let me paint a picture for you. Vans Warped Tour is a summer-long music festival that runs every year from June to...

August 8, 2017

dvsn | photo by Arthur Mola

90’s R&B music is forever golden and can’t be touched. Growing up as a '90s baby and now in my late 20s, old school R&B is still my favorite type of music to listen to. The 1990s seem like just yesterday, along with our favorites Jodeci, TLC, Brian McKnight, and even my favorite group of all-time, Boyz II Men. The nostalgia is at a perpetual high and always makes for a great time to visit memory lane...

June 26, 2017

Photo by Aidan Doyle featuring Albina Silchuk for Mad Sounds Magazine Issue 24

As I’m nearing the end of my minor-hood, I wanted to compile a list of tracks that captures youth; the restless spirits of teenagers and how magnified our emotions are. I bring to you 10 songs that have defined my younger years.

1. 8TEEN by Khalid

2. Loud by Coucheron

3. Supercut by Lorde

4. Sunshine by Tom Misch

5. FOOLS by Troye Sivan

6. Holy Ghost by BØ...

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