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June 26, 2017

Thinking about getting rid of your puppy?

by NoHo - North Hollywood
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Keep on going and keep on doing!

by Fran Montano
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Presence: Be Here, Now, In This Moment

by Connor Coman
June 19, 2017

Cut Through the BS and Start Dating Like This

by Cristina Morara
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Designing on a ‘baby’ budget

by Christopher Porikos
June 12, 2017

“Art’s a Trip”: A Tour of Metro’s Artwork

by Raleigh Barrett
June 01, 2017

Horoscopes - June 2017

by Maya White
May 30, 2017

An interview with singer and songwriter MATT SUCICH

by Waide Aaron Riddle
May 30, 2017

The Sloths, The Blessings and The Fab Four

by Caroline McElroy
May 25, 2017

The Importance of Hydration

by Connor Coman
May 22, 2017

Finding Your Acting Class - An Actor's Guide

by Fran Montano
May 18, 2017

Money and Fame and Very, Very Independent Film

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
May 16, 2017

Build Your Credit Score!

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Things to Refresh Your Space

by Christopher Porikos
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 08:47

Music >> Summertime Music In LA - Part 2

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Greetings and hope you all have had a wonderful (and cool!) 4th of July with friends and family around the Los Angeles area (and elsewhere!). With the summer season in full swing, I’d like to continue to spotlight some incredible upcoming concerts happening around greater LA.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 04:31

Music Review >> Sam Bradley

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Sam Bradley releases his latest EP ‘Not Your Kind’ and contrary to what it’s titled this EP will no doubt appeal to the masses given the chance. The London based singer/songwriter claims his influences from a mixture of Americana, folk, blues and rock. He isn’t lying either, you can hear these genres spread across his music and mixed together in a seamless way.

One notable thing he has managed to pull off rather fine is the overall style of his EP. Just like the likes of other British musicians such as Bobby Long, he has entered a genre of music that is not native to his country and made it sound like he is living in the era. Only further bridging the gap between British and American cultural differences and displaying the talent that England has to offer in terms of country and folk singers.

Even though there are only four songs on this release, he manages to fill his time perfectly. There is a good range within the tracks and at no point does it feel forced or boring. There is no single strongest point of it. A mixture of his flawless voice and touching and at times thought provoking lyrics; which include subjects of family, religion and relationship blend together nicely to produce true music.

It is hard to pick out the strongest track between the five, lyrically ‘Science Prevents Me’ with cleverly written religious themes that turn into an ordinary relationship. For the tone however, the strongest track would have to be the opening one ‘Not Your Kind’ it contains a real authentic sound, one that would be hard to rival with most of todays current music.

Ultimately this EP is a game changer. It’s smart and touching. Bradley is known for having a loyal fan base and this EP will only further that theory. Sam Bradley is fast becoming one of Britain’s hidden folk gems.

Rating: 10/10

Monday, 10 June 2013 17:10

Music >> “Summertime Music In LA”

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If you’re like me, once summer hits in Los Angeles, live music is a priority to compliment the wonderful weather we get at this time of year.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 00:00

Music Review >> Bastille "Bad Blood"

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London based band Bastille are the UK’s next big thing. Their debut album charted in the UK at number 1. Their CD ‘Bad Blood; is a bit of a confusing one. It has a great sound, great vocals and great lyrics, but I get the feeling that they are trying too hard and at times do not come across as authentic.

 

 

Nohoartsdistrict.com is dedicated to promoting local musicians/bands.  Sarah D caught our attention!  Here is what she has to say.... 

Thursday, 02 May 2013 02:24

Music Festivals in Los Angeles

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Kick off the summer enjoying live music.  Check out the festivals below and for more events, visit our calendar

May

CINCO! Hottest Concert Of The Year! 30 Of Social Media's...5 May 2013 at 2:00 PM
CINCO! Hottest Concert Of The Year! 30 Of Social Media's Most Popular Stars
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA

http://avalonhollywood.com/ai1ec_event/cinco/?instance_id=5100


May 5 2013 at 11:00 AM
30th Annual Topanga Blues Festival
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA) 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard Topanga, CA 90290

http://scbsevents.org/


Starts May 11, 2013
Eat See Hear Festival 2013
Culver City

http://eatseehear.com/music/#.UYH8hLU3uHA

 

May 12, 2013 at 3:00PM
10th Annual Mother's Day Jazz & Blues Extravaganza
Ford Ampitheatre 

http://www.mothersdayjazz.com/Welcome.html

 

June


June 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2013
Ink-N-Iron Festival
Queen Mary – Long Beach

http://ink-n-iron.com/

 

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June 20 & 21 2013 11:00 AM
Vans Warped Tour 2013
Pomona Fairgrounds

http://www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands/


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Playboy Jazz Festival 2013
**** Father’s Day Weekend! ****
Hollywood Bowl

http://www.playboyjazzfestival.com/

 

MARIACHI USA - Hollywood, CAJune 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM
24th Annual Mariachi USA Festival
Hollywood Bowl

http://www.facebook.com/MARIACHIUSA

Friday, 26 April 2013 08:35

Music Review >> James Blake

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Good vocals go with just about any genre and can also save many ill composed songs. Luckily James Blake has not only good vocals, but also good instrumentals to go with it. The London born singer-songwriter and producer has recently released his sophomore album ‘Overgrown’ and just like his debut self-titled release ‘James Blake’ he has taken his talents and shared them with the world.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:48

Music >> Deftones bassist, Chi Cheng, dies at 42

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Deftones bassist, Chi Cheng, has died.

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:55

British Music Review >> Daughter

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Daughter, originally just the solo work of Elena Tonra, have spent the past few years making a name for themselves, so their debut album was highly anticipated and it is safe to say that they truly lived up to their expectations. ‘If You Leave’ is a wonderful collection of songs from the three piece band.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:37

Music Interview >> Every Time I Die

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"You let your hair grow out," says Andy Williams as we soundcheck for the interview. "You look like a fucking hippie."

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:56

Band Review >> Glass Battles

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The NoHo Arts District dot Com team likes to showcase the immense talent we have in our growing one-mile neighborhood. We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with North Hollywood band Glass Battles.

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Monday, 25 February 2013 13:03

Album Review >> Bobby Long - "Wishbone"

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The British folk scene is one that is truly thriving at the moment.  Each week it seems that we are introduced to a new fresh-faced artist or act that claim they are going to take the genre further.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:35

LA Music >> Between the Buried and Me

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It's the last day of the Summer Slaughter tour and things are hectic in Anaheim.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:44

Album Review >> Funeral For A Friend

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Funeral For A Friend has finally released their eagerly anticipated album ‘Conduit’ and things are sounding interesting. This band is without a doubt a huge influence on the current British post-hardcore scene. Their debut CD ‘Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation’, was of such high quality it has been said by many that the band have never really matched up to the standard they so highly set themselves. As the albums went on we heard the band start to stray from their roots that started it all, not to say they were any less appealing, they just didn’t seem to have that nostalgia that they possessed in their first record. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:56

LA Music Scene >> And So I Watch You From Afar

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"It was surreal being there," bassist Johnny Adger says of touring Europe in 2010 with Them Crooked Vultures. "On the first night, [Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme] introduced themselves to us. I was like 'yeah, I know who you are,'" he laughs.

Ryan Minic is the creator of Ryan's Rock Show.  Ryan's Rock Show is a daily resource for music news and candid video interviews covering the most relevant bands in the rock music community.

Monday, 07 January 2013 09:08

Music Review >> Shooting Pigeons

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Shooting Pigeons- City of Peace

Manchester alternative rock newcomers Shooting Pigeons have just release their debut EP ‘City of Peace’. Consisting of a mere four tracks, the band really had to focus in on their talents to get people to listen to them; and that is exactly what they did.


When they landed in Philadelphia after an 8-hour flight from France, Hypno5e's bassist Gredin and their light guy were denied entry into the US. "Customs wouldn't let them in," drummer Thibault Lamy says, smoking a hand-rolled cigarette on the front patio at Bonnerhaus.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:41

Music Review >> Wiz Khalifia - o.n.i.f.c.

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Wiz Khalifa is currently one of Hip-Hop’s hottest musicians and has recently realised his latest album ‘O.N.I.F.C.’. So how does it compare to ‘Rolling Papers’?

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How did you get started in the music industry?
Noah:  I started recording myself around sixteen. I started with an actual 4 track tape recorder and worked my way up to teaching myself 
Pro-Tools and some other software. Now I pretty much do the same thing, just at a slightly bigger scale. I record everything at home,
and work independantly for the most part. I guess the only difference now is that more people listen to what I make, so that's cool.

What makes your music unique?
Noah: I'm a big fan of juxtaposition. It seems like bands can go in a very electronic direction, with synths and drum machines, or a very natural 
direction with acoustic guitars and natural drums, slide guitar ect. I like to take my favorite elements of both and try to play them 
against each other. And then find a harmony between the two that's compelling.  I think that juxtaposition is what makes a lot art 
compelling. Something that you want to look at or listen to more than once.

What would you call your style of music?
Noah:  Acoustic songs with a lot of electronic elements. 
Indie is probably where I fit in the best, literally and genre-wise, but I've always made music similar to what I make now. 
And I've never felt like I fit in comfortably into any genre. But I think a lot of artists feel that way, so I'll leave it to other people to 
decide what to call it. 

What has been your favorite gig so far and why?
Noah:  I was playing at someone's house in Northern California. I was outside and the place was in the mountains. As soon as I started playing 
there was a really strong echo coming from the mountains on both sides. At first I thought it was going to be distracting but after a 
few minutes it got really addicting. After a while I was just making sounds to hear what they would sound like coming back. 
That was really fun.

Any advice to a band/solo artist trying to cut their first CD?
Noah:  Yeah, people aren't as interested with the specific sound of your music as much as the soul behind it. Don't force anything, 
and keep it simple.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Noah:  Making music no matter what. Hopefully on an even bigger scale. 

What do you like about NoHo?
Noah:  I live in the arts district so there are so many awesome things so close together. One of my favorite things in NoHo is 
"Kulak's Woodshed". It's a music venue that's set up like a TV studio and the perfomances are broadcast live on the internet.
It's a great place to play and there's a very supportive music community there.



The Debut Ep entitled "Life is long, we'll meet again" is available now on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-is-long-well-meet-again-ep/id475782918?uo=4

www.facebook.com/thesleeptapes

 

Monday, 19 November 2012 09:43

Music Review >> Boolfights' latest album "Feral"

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French touch indie rockers Boolfights are on the verge of releasing their latest album ‘Feral’.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:07

British Music Review >> Jake Bugg

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Looking at the 18-year-old Nottingham native Jake Bugg, you wouldn’t expect his music to be mature or sophisticated but he is proving that age doesn’t mean everything. As soon as he opens his mouth you can hear influences from the likes of Dylan and Oasis that can truly be felt within his jangly style sonnets of his self-titled debut album.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:41

Music Interview >> Early Morning Rebel

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Recently called "Darlings of the Fashion World” So Cal based band Early Morning Rebel is proud of its LA roots but their soulful sound has universal appeal and has been winning hearts in Europe as well as the U.S.    We caught up with EMR lead guitar player Dustin Bath fresh off the fashion show runway world of London and Paris Fashion week.

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The first time I saw and heard Dean Regan perform was at The North Hollywood Church of Religious Science. Dean is a phenomenal singer with a vocal style and range that is reminiscent of the giants in Old School Broadway.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 22:13

Album Review >> Mumford & Sons Babel Review Gets 5/10

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Mumford & Sons are back with their new album ‘Babel’ and credit should be given where it is due. The record, in terms of sound quality, composition and lyrics are fantastic. Once again the band strip down music to the bare essentials and make it work for them. Songs like "Reminder" and "The Boxer" are perfect poetic stories that, whilst being short, have a huge amount of depth to them.

Monday, 17 September 2012 09:06

Music Review >> Ryan's Rock Show at "BONNERHAUS!"

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"I didn't know sh*t like this happened in the Valley" - Common comment from audience members.

Monday, 10 September 2012 09:04

Music Review >> Matchbox Twenty - "North"

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Comebacks aren’t for everyone...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 09:47

LA Music Interview >> OTYP

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Today, we are interviewing Jim Manzo, member of  the OTYP Band.  Jim goes back quite a few years with the NoHo Arts District.  He graduated from the Los Angeles Recording Workshop, which moved to Hollywood and is now where the Art Institute of California Hollywood is standing.  Jim was a regular at local recording and rehearsal studios such as AMP, Leeds and The Alley.   Now, the  OTYP Band is releasing their new album.

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