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Liz Ohanesian

About Liz Ohanesian

Liz Ohanesian is a journalist by day, DJ by night. She has written for Los Angeles Times, Noisey, Bandcamp and other publications. As a DJ, her sets range from synthpop to house. She is based in Los Angeles.

INTERVIEW: Pauline Black On Why The Selecter Is Still Relevant Today

"I don't really think that history repeats itself perfectly," says The Selecter front woman Pauline Black on a call from Monterrey, Mexico, where the band was on tour. Instead, she notes, "history rhymes," adding, "I think that we're definitely very much in a kind of rhyming situation right now." In May of 1979, the same [...]

By |2019-10-28T01:58:46-05:00October 28th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

ONLY NOISE: I Can’t Remember All the Shows I’ve Seen. Does It Matter?

A collection of ticket stubs are often more reliable than memories. Photo courtesty of Liz Ohanesian. ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Liz Ohanesian wonders what it means when her musical memories start to blur together. My first [...]

By |2019-10-22T03:51:33-05:00October 24th, 2019|COLUMNS, Only Noise|

REVIEW: that dog. Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Their Debut with LA Shows

that dog. circa 1994 - photo provided by band Anna Waronker wanted to take us back to the early years of that dog., back to a place where, she said on stage Saturday night, we would be "sweating together and smelling really bad together." In the early 1990s, that might have been Jabberjaw, [...]

By |2019-08-17T17:02:36-05:00August 16th, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews|

ONLY NOISE: DJing is My Meditation

The author blisses out on the decks: Dolce Vita at The Lash in Los Angeles, 2018. Photo courtesy Liz Ohanesian ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Liz Ohanesian struggles to focus and live in the moment - until she [...]

By |2019-07-10T08:07:25-05:00July 11th, 2019|COLUMNS, Only Noise|

ONLY NOISE: How Tainted Love Became My Feminist Jam

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we’re shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, Liz Ohanesian hits replay on the unlikely track that gave her strength on dance floors and in traffic alike. Stuck in the perennial gridlock that crisscrosses Los Angeles, blasting the same oldie over and over [...]

By |2019-03-19T15:55:03-05:00March 21st, 2019|COLUMNS, Only Noise|

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