Articles by

Liz Ohanesian

Kraftwerk’s Influence Knows No Genre

There are few details that I remember vividly about my first Kraftwerk show. It was June 8, 1998 at the Hollywood Palladium, midway through a year where I saw a hell of a lot of live music, and I...

INTERVIEW: L.A. Punk Legend Alice Bag Returns with Sister Dynamite

On “Spark,” which opens Sister Dynamite, Alice Bag crafts an earworm. “Hell no! I’m not dimming my/I’m not dimming my spark,” she sings. That line can stick with you throughout the day. In can infiltrate your dreams. It’s can...

L.A. DJ Francesca Harding Spins Sam Cooke’s Legacy

Los Angeles-based DJ and music supervisor Francesca Harding had been wanting to dive deep into her favorite artists’ discographies. “This is a perfect time,” she says on a recent phone call; while clubs and bars in L.A. have closed...

How Suzie Chism’s Debut Album Came Together In Her Closet

On her debut solo full-length, L.A.-based singer-songwriter Suzie Chism spins intensely personal, narrative songs that expertly flit across genres from rock to folk to synthpop. Where is an album about big life changes, new beginnings and finding a sense...

Interview: Anabel Englund on the Allure of House Music

Not too long ago, Anabel Englund was in what she describes as a “depressive state” – but luckily, she already had a cure in mind. “If you’re feeling down, all you have to do is get in your car,...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Details New LP and Caribou Tour

(Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this piece venues have shuttered and tours have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, including the Caribou tour mentioned below. They are working on rescheduling those dates, but a lot is up...

Event Preview: Ami Dang, Unitard: Badassy! on 1/29 @ Joe’s Pub

Ami Dang @ Joe’s Pub January 29, 9:30 p.m.   Since the 2011 release of her debut album, Hukam, Ami Dang has carved out a singular career as a sitarist and electronic music producer. The Baltimore-based artist is classically...

Chelsea Wolfe Reflects on Birth of Violence

On Birth of Violence, released this past September, Chelsea Wolfe shines in quiet introspection. Eschewing the heavy crunch of 2017’s Hiss Spun, Wolfe drew from folk music influences and acoustic sounds, weaving threads of spirituality, perceptions of femininity, personal...