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Mt. Joy was recently on the road with The Lumineers when the tour was cut short by the pandemic. The members of the group perform for us separately from home in this session.
The Smell has been a home to lots of LA bands and musicians, including artists like No Age, Ty Segall, Mika Miko, Best Coast, Warpaint and Feels.
From Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra to Bonnie Raitt and Paul McCartney, here's how the studios at Capitol Records in Los Angeles influence artists' sound.
The acclaimed jazz pianist and songwriter's new album, Pick Me Up Off The Floor is out tomorrow. She talks about how her non-stop work ethic and the spirit of collaboration shaped her seventh studio album.
There are a lot of heartbreak albums out there. Heartbreak is maybe the biggest and most enduring inspiration when it comes to songwriting, but it's rare to hear heartbreak dealt with as much nuance as Courtney Marie Andrews gives it.
Not only did the Grammy-winning band get its start here, but its leader, La Marisoul, also operates a shop in the Mexican Marketplace found on Olvera Street.
Today, you can pretend it's 2001: John Mayer visits the World Cafe just after the release of his debut album Room For Squares, which sold over 4 million copies and won him his first Grammy award.
Christine is expressive in every sense, not only in her avant-garde music or the way she communicates complexities through dance, but also in conversation.
After settling in LA, Jamie waited 10 years before she started performing publicly. But, as you are about to hear, the wait was worth it.
LA Hood Life Tours take you to where Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle and the larger genre of West Coast Hip-Hop got started.
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