|Posted by JMWest LIVE on July 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
Memphis-raised Taylor Carroll releases his four-song EP, The Damage, with each song, each instrument, and each vocal performed by the artist himself. Drumming for years, Taylor rounded off stints with Pillar, The Letter Black, Our Hearts Hero, and Grammy & CMA award-winning Peasall Sisters, with the production of a song for vocal training coach extraordinaire, Brett Manning’s Love Justice album.
Now joined by drummer Krislyn Woolley (Bread Of Stone, Shine Bright Baby) and guitarist Shae Padilla (KSM, FireSky), this trio is set to start recording their full-length album in August.
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on July 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
MarBella is an LA-based band that fuses together a variety of Latin-American folk rhythms with catchy soulful songs. The band borrows lively elements from bossa nova, samba, cuban son, rumba, flamenca, reggae and boleros, among other genres, to create its own style. Its rhythmic structures are enhanced by sultry nylon strings with harmonic mellow tones, which make its sweet Portuguese lyrics shine even more.
The band was born in November 2008 with the purpose of creating a new genre that incorporates an interesting fusion of the genres that are innate to most Latin Americans in the world, and that will remind every listener of the beauty of the historic folk that these ageless genres represent. MarBella intends to spread a message of unity which is metaphorically conveyed through the fusions in their songs and their members' backgrounds. MarBella is Simon Carroll (percussion), Jeremy Bieber (guitar), Jose Pablo Peña (bass), and Caro Pierotto (vocals).
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on July 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on July 8, 2012 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
With an infusion of piano, jazz melodies, soulful lyrics, and a splash of pop, Lindsey Harper embodies what it means to be soulful. With her debut, “Living”, she had gained notoriety in the local and international music scene. She has performed all over the world as one of Selena Gomez's background singers and as an artist all over the country at notable venues such as Hotel Café, House of Blues, The Pasadena Jazz Festival and The Sundance Film Festival. Most recently Lindsey was featured singing the theme song on the smash ABC Family show “Huge.” She has also had her original music featured on VH1, MTV and TV Land, as well as the title track in the hit indie film “Loving Annabelle.”
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on July 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
FEASTofFETUS – Dark, heavy Art Rock with a dash of absinthe.
FEASTofFETUS is an utterly unique project from the mind of composer Jess Gabriell Cron. Fusing the darkness of Nick Cave with the heaviness of Queens of the Stone Age, FEASTofFETUS has been described as “what it would sound like if Lewis Carroll made music ” and “like strolling through a haunted Moroccan street fair” (Sum from thegoodlook.net) and “a demented ‘Gangs of New York’ band” (Sean March of Dream Band).
The live performances are super-charged by the talents of Mike Caffell and Chris McCarthy (of Dreaming Dead), Ian Malcolm (The Milky Way), and Travis Kimble (Murderland), who bring the intensity and ambiance of the twisted and haunting songs to life. FoF has recorded an EP, two albums, and is in the process of creating the third. With a growing cult following in the Los Angeles area, FEASTofFETUS looks to continue making an impact with such songs as the disturbingly sexy “Diamond Encrusted”, the frenetic head-banger “The Man Who Loves Quilts”, or the epic mind-trip of “Metamorphosis: i, ii, & iii”.
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on July 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Sunday Lane is not your typical singer/songwriter who left Middle America for the City of Angels. A classically trained pianist, she writes articulate lyrics about social injustices in our society, young love, and growing up. Her soulful approach to songwriting expresses the depth of her musicianship. After receiving critical acclaim in her home state, Sunday Lane decided to pursue the only career path that made sense--music. Sunday has been playing some of the most sought after venues in Los Angeles and winning over new fans nationwide. A few of her songs were featured on the hit TV show One Tree Hill and its final season, and iHeartRadio selected her as an artist to watch. She recently released her first full length album "From Where You Are" which is available on iTunes.
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on June 6, 2012 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
Exploding out of South Central, Los Angeles is Alex Mac, 1/10th of the hip hop collective Wednesdays. At the age of 11, he began free-styling back when free-styling didn’t involve smart phones or the memorization of lyrics. By 2006, he took to the chitlin circuit with the band Cupid's Bullet. Following moderate success, the band went on hiatus.
After a couple years behind the scenes with Aftermath Songwriters, he wrote and recorded the “#WDLAhaveagoodone” Project, using tracks from Menahan Street Band, Daft Punk, TV on the Radio, and RJD2. Alex Mac’s first single from that project “Ghostwriter” reached #1 on Wild 109′s Michael Jay Show. Now being backed by the Dub (Wednesdays) and his new band Dub 4:15, every show is electric. Genesoul Productions Four-Time Grammy Nominated Haskel Jackson has referred to Alex Mac and the Wednesdays Movement as “a breath of fresh air, you would’ve thought these kids graduated from Wu-School.”
Alex Mac’s music is a perfect blend of 90′s hip hop, and modern day mainstream. He is on a quest of evolution hell-bent on breaking open that box called hip hop. When asked to comment on how he plans on changing the game, he said, “I’ve listened to the greats (rock-rap) all my life, but unlike most people, I actually listened. I am what happens when you pay attention, then crave attention.”
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on June 6, 2012 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
Cassidy & The Mujicians
He was born in Texas, grew up in Los Angeles, moved to England, played for Paul McCartney, and now he lives in Hollywood, California. Cassidy has taken influences from all those places, mixed them together, and created Cassidy and the Mujicians. With everything from country duets to jazz lines, jam band solos to digital sounds, catch a breath of fresh air when listening to the traveling sounds of Cassidy and the Mujicians. These "Mujicians" always have a great trick up their sleeves.
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on June 6, 2012 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
In a world where most music is mundane, there are few artist that dare to be different. Marcus Miles is the breathe of fresh air that we've all been waiting for. Marcus Miles was born June 27, 1989; "It was the year the world changed," he would later say. Early on, Marcus Miles was drawn to the art of sound; it's safe to say music is life for this young man.
Born and raised in suburban Orange County, Marcus is also known as "THE JUICE". He experienced a wide range of culture from those who lived in the area. The north side was home to Marcus and his family for years until his parents moved them south. Marcus would eventually declare his hometown in Lake Forest, California, a suburaban city in southern Orange County, where "The Education of Marcus Miles" began.
As a child, Marcus would singalong with his mother when driving in the car. Once she noticed his god-given talent, she placed Marcus in the children's choir at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Marcus truly enjoyed his time with the Antioch Missionary Children’s Choir, particularly when he was able to have the spotlight, as he was regularly chosen to sing solos.
In the eighth grade, Marcus got a glimpse of the attention he would receive for his talents. He joined the school's drama class and entered the school's talent show. He chose to sing a song by MusiqSoulchild, (a highly talented soul artist). Once he began to sing, the crowd grew with excitement as applause roared throughout the auditorium during his performance. That moment, it was clear to him that this is what he wanted for the rest of his life.
In high school he joined the schoolchoir allowing him to practice and condition his voice to what would eventually pay off as a driving force in the entity of Marcus Miles. This kid knew what he wanted from an early age; he was often reprimanded for writing lyrics and practicing his signature during class lectures. At sixteen he began studying rap and hip hop. Now, Marcus Miles is working day in and day out on his craft at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Only time will tell that which is to become of this young dreamer. One can be certain this is not the last you'll hear of Marcus Miles.
|Posted by JMWest LIVE on June 6, 2012 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
The Barefoot Bandits are a rock band based in Los Angeles. The band first began developing their sound in October of 2010 when Leon (Vocals/Guitar) started jamming with Chris (Drums), but only really took shape with the addition of Jeremy (Bass) in 2011. Since then, the band has won the Loyola Marymount Battle of the Bands and continued to develop their style and refine their sound, which has been described as vintage rock accented with existential lyrics and neongrit.