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About Ashley Prillaman

Ashley Prillaman is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. When she's not living that #FestivalLife, you can find her walking her pug Wednesday, listening to This American Life, or chowing down on street tacos. Follow @AshleyPrillaman on Twitter & check out her interview series #LetsTellAStory on her blog

PREMIERE: Moon Honey “Life Has No Meaning”

The plight of the monarch butterfly may not seem like a fitting subject for a song, yet LA's Moon Honey tackles butterflies, climate change, and death itself in their new single "Life Has No Meaning." Don't let it get you down though. Frontwoman Jess Joy uses the flutter of her voice and a kilowatt smile [...]

By | 2018-09-14T16:39:14+00:00 September 14th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Billy Moon “Tangerine Dream”

Punk is a loaded word. It's been ascribed to popular artists as diverse as New Found Glory, Green Day, and Patti Smith. Graham Caldwell makes music as Billy Moon that expands beyond the label, gifting listeners with a tonally diverse album made for a record player's full turns. Punk Songs, Caldwell's debut LP, contains traces [...]

By | 2018-09-10T14:05:05+00:00 September 10th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Cillie Barnes “Mudslides”

Vanessa Long is the woman behind Cillie Barnes, a five-piece "avant-pop" project out of Happy Valley, California. It's her Ojai style, her witchy lyrics, and her shaman (that's right, I said shaman) that make this band feel intrinsically LA. It's an easy aesthetic to dismiss nowadays. Every band north of the 101 carries crystals in their [...]

By | 2018-08-30T15:42:11+00:00 August 30th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Jen Baron of Girls Rock Helps Young Women Find Their Voices

It's hard for a guy to interrupt you if you've got your amp turned up to 11. Many women know the feeling of being mansplained to or interrupted mid-thought with the words "just to piggyback on that." Girls Rock Santa Barbara is all about getting girls in charge and on stage. The Girls Rock mission [...]

By | 2018-08-24T12:49:45+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Jackie Venson Stands Her Ground With “Never Say Die”

Jackie Venson's music feels good. Its laid back vibe mirrors Austin, Texas, the city she calls home. In recent years however, Venson's music, like many artists living in the era of Trump, has taken on a bit more of an edge, her lyrics tackling the shift in American culture. "'Never Say Die' is a song [...]

By | 2018-08-21T15:36:12+00:00 August 21st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Ace of Wands “Float The Flood”

On the minor arcana tarot card from which the Toronto-based band Ace of Wands take their name, a hand reaches out from a cloud to present a flowering branch, signifying inspiration, power, creation, beginnings, and potential. It is with this offering in mind that Lee Rose, the woman behind both the music and the visual storytelling that [...]

By | 2018-08-16T15:53:22+00:00 August 16th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Uruguay “Pretty Pretty Rampage”

If you have something to say, say it with style. Stepha Murphy and Benjamin Dawson-Sivalia, aka Uruguay, are looking to make a big impact on the world; from their socially conscious lyrics to their carefully curated clothes, they are two artists working their image from the ground up. "Pretty Pretty Rampage," their latest track, is dedicated [...]

By | 2018-08-16T20:54:27+00:00 August 16th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

AUDIOMAMA: Making Baby’s First Concert a Success – Even When You Forget the Headphones

The second Monday of every month, we explore the trappings of the millennial mama with parenting tips and tricks that are more Tycho than Tangled. "Forgotten Baby Headphones" by Ashley Prillaman It wasn't until we reached the pay lot that it dawned on me we'd forgotten the one thing parents needs to bring to [...]

By | 2018-08-14T18:30:17+00:00 August 13th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays|

PREMIERE: Church Girls “Black Seas”

Photo by Marissa Carroll Mariel Beaumont has a few tricks up her sleeve this year. Her band Church Girls has a new EP Home, set to release in September, with more music coming down the pipeline later this year. Beaumont has described her band as "straightforward punk / 90’s indie rock", and it [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:08+00:00 July 26th, 2018|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Gabrielle Marlena “Easier Love”

Photo by Cesar Soto Gabrielle Marlena is young and earnest, character traits that describe many NYC transplants. Her second EP explores love in, around, and for the city. Brooklyn in particular is a character in Marlena's music, the new boyfriend who remains steady, unlike the ones who often disappoint. "Easier Love" is the [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|