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Break The Fall by Laura Welsh

Laura Welsh is a singer from the UK who has enticed chills while performing her soulful-sounding singles, “Cold Front” and “Break the Fall.” Last Monday, October 13, the singer played a free show in Bardot Hollywood alongside the bands, The Kite String Tangle and Swimm. She’s an incredible musician and performer, even with the Hollywood show being one of her first performances in the US. It’s also great to know that she writes a lot of her own stuff.

I write from personal experience in an emotional reactive way. Certain situations and people who are close to me have inspired some of the songs on the album. Songwriting is still a mystery to me, I can’t really explain where it all comes from. I’m not very good at pouring out how I’m feeling in conversations with people so writing is something that allows me to get those emotions out. I’m fascinated by human relationships, the one we have with ourselves and other people. -All Access Music Interview

Be sure to check out the song, Break the Fall, off of her self-titled EP below.

L is for the Locals

LA visitor drives in from over the Grapevine and into the thin layer of smog covering the lid of the Central Valley that has been collected from cites all over. The non-local knows only of what he has been told. For the strange new face, Bakersfield is this mystic town filled with locals riding horses on city streets in barren desert. However, he eventually changes his tune after his personal tour guide and former local resident takes him on a journey.

The stranger is taken onto the fertile land, where the majority of the nation’s produce is grown. The visitor realizes how close everything is to the city at the base of the valley. The mountains of Tehachapi, Lake Isabella, Los Angeles, the beaches along the coast, and the family owned farms and dairies, surround the growing city creating new and exciting events and ideas for vacations.  Read the rest of this page »

“K” is for Kayaking

KThe bright yellow mass is carried to the edge of the shore. Together, we drop the two-person kayak into the water and push it further into the bay. My sister and I guide the vessel past the small tides letting our bare feet leave the hot sand and follow it into the cold water. We manage to hop in our seats—me in the front, and my sister in the back. The long double-sided paddles that lay in the watercraft on each of its sides are picked up and held in our hands to steer us beyond the beach.

The sun continues to beam its bright and very hot waves down directly over our heads, but after several minutes of paddling hard against the oncoming current, we manage to meet up with the other kayak that held our friends. Read the rest of this page »

Great Escape by Korbee

The Los Angeles alternative/pop/rock band, Korbee, has blessed us with some of the most epic-sounding melodies on their new EP, Great Escape. The songs, reminiscent of an interesting mixture of Coldplay and Lady Antebellum, have already received some airplay on Madison’s Rock Station 105.5 Triple M and the Darren Yates should on CBS Radio St. Louis.

The band themselves are also playing and selling out shows. One of which happened this past Saturday at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard.

The husband and wife duo, Tom Korbee and Jenn Korbee, came together as a band in 2012 after previously being the trio Korbee Jones, with Daniel Jones of Savage Garden.

The duo mentions that the self-produced EP, Great Escape, is “an amalgam of everywhere they’ve come from and everywhere they are going.” And I’m sure that where they are going with their music will be amazing.

“J” is for Junk

JA loud crash of boxes startles me and my heart skips a beat. I notice that the alarming sound has come from the closet that I used while I was in high school. No really one goes into my old room unless I’m visiting my friends and family in Bakersfield, so I’m curious to see what has disturbed my untouched room.

I walk over to the door and slowly slide the rolling door of my closet open and peek inside. As suspected two boxes has crashed onto the floor. However, they are not just any boxes. These worn shoes boxes that have been decorated with brightly colored paper and wrapping were my memory boxes filled to the brim with small knick-knacks and trinkets that represented moments that have passed long ago. Read the rest of this page »

“I” is for Irony

IA towering inferno grows out from underneath the cubicles of the modern-style office. The blaze melts the computers on the desks and burns the stacks of pages lying around like a box of gasoline soaked matches.

There I stood in the middle of the chaotic scene with my tote bag in tow. I peered out from behind the flames and calmly announced the phrase, “I quit,” and nonchalantly walked out of the front door. Read the rest of this page »

Endlessly Repeating by Torches


What an aptly titled song. I definitely kept this track going on, endlessly repeating after I first heard it. The Indie Rock duo, Azad Cheikosman and Eric Fabbro, of Torches bring their dark pop and tribal grooves to the LA scene with the release of “If The People Stare EP” in May of 2013 and their EP, “Endlessly Repeating” this year.

Their latest EP was engineered by David Newton (who has worked with The Soft Pack, The Mighty Lemon Drops, and Henry Clay People) and Jeff Lipton (who has worked with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Wilco).

So far the group has already headlined a SOLD OUT residency at The Echo. They grabbed the attention of KROQ, Alt 98.7 FM, KCRW, LA Weekly, FILTER Magazine, shared the stage with bands such as Wild Nothing, Atlas Genius, The Drums, PEACE, Maps & Atlases and and have made airtime on MTV’s Catfish and Underemployed.

“H” is for Hypnotist

HThere I was, sitting in the back of a room full of people with their eyes closed. The conference room was filled with people who had gathered from all over to hear the author of their favorite self-help book speak. I had my eyes open because I have this thing about closing my eyes in public. You know, people can totally come up and rob you or stab you in the neck with a knife.

Anywho, I stood in the back of the room and watched the group of people sit in a trance-like state as my boss at the time spoke softly and gave positive reaffirming commands for people to follow when they exited their trance. Deep breathes and soft music played in the background, and I continued to stand there awkwardly in a room full of hypnotized people. Read the rest of this page »

“G” is for Grad School

GEveryone thinks they have an idea about what grad school is going to be like. They know that they will end up writing. A Lot. They know that there is a ton of research involved, and that they will be able to focus on the academic subject that they really care about.  But what they don’t know is that their lives will forever be changed, not just because they are moving forward into the next step on the higher education ladder toward a deeper understanding of their field, but because they also will never look at things the same way again.

Here are several other things they won’t tell you about grad school. Read the rest of this page »

Alexander by Rey Pila

So, last Monday I went to the Interpol concert at The Fox Theater Pomona on their El Pintor Tour. It was an amazing show and I’ll forever cherish it. Their opening act from Mexico City, Rey Pila, also put on a great show.

The band, who was is made up of Diego Solorzano, Rodrigo Blanco, Andres Velasco and Miguel Hernandez, first came on to the scene in 2009 with a self-titled album and gained success in Mexico and abroad. Not only are have they opened for Interpol, but also Muse, TV on the Radio and Ariel Pink, in addition to their own headlining concerts.

Their song, “Alexander,” is a single that comes off their second album under Julian CasablancasCult Records. Check it out below.

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