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Sarah Ramirez

VIDEO REVIEW: Maryleigh Roohan “Oh Brother”

With nothing more than three and a half minutes, some bluesy guitar, and some starkly emotive lyrics, Maryleigh Roohan effortlessly sets our hearts a smolder with her new track and video for her song “Oh Brother.” A lost relationship...

VIDEO REVIEW: Idgy Dean “The Indian Squirrel Dance”

There is a lot left to the imagination when you hear a song entitled “The Indian Squirrel Dance” — you don’t even have to listen to conjure up the jungle drumming, fringe flying, and Earth romping that Idgy Dean...

EP Review: Little May S/T EP

What do you get when the members of Mumford & Sons are swapped out for three equally rocking women? You get something like the Australian folk rock trio known as Little May, who have a self titled debut EP,...

VIDEO REVIEW: Young Tongue “Cat Calls”

There is a lot of momentum behind Austin band Young Tongue. Formerly known as The Baker Family, the band has transitioned to a sound that depends heavily on prog rock energy tinged with jarring varietals of guitar and percussion....

TRACK REVIEW: G “Outer Space” (feat. Genevieve)

Hearing Genevieve Schatz’s voice in an actual song again has brought me nothing but pure joy. Since the disbandment of Company of Thieves, I have had to live off of the series of Instagram videos from the artist now...

LIVE REVIEW: HAIM @ The Wiltern, L.A.

After appearing at almost every music festival that summer had to offer this year, HAIM returned to Los Angeles for two nights of homecoming shows that were destined to be nothing short of a kick ass homage to the...

VIDEO REVIEW: Bear in Heaven “Time Between”

After only a few seconds of watching Bear in Heaven’s new video for their song “Time Between,” I was immediately reminded of an old Smashing Pumpkins song called “We Only Come Out at Night.” Much like that track has always...

LIVE REVIEW: Altimate 4th of July Block Party, Grand Park L.A.

It’s hard to improve upon the old Fourth of July celebration standbys: burgers, hotdogs and beer. But in an attempt to reinvigorate the celebration and to make downtown Los Angeles a more enjoyable place to gather for special events,...

TRACK REVIEW: White Arrow “I Want a Taste”

Ever since their psych-pop debut album Dry Land is Not a Myth  (2012), White Arrows’ sound has proven to pervade the alt-rock scene, particularly in their native Los Angeles. The premiere of their newest track “I Want a Taste” precedes the...

VIDEO REVIEW: Arum Rae “Gold”

Back in April, Arum Rae hit the scene with her debut EP Warranted Queen, which has since met much critical acclaim. The five-song EP gives us a good dose of experimentation with moody sounds from her smoky vocals to...

TRACK REVIEW: PHOX “1936”

Love at first listen is a rare occurrence, especially if, like me, you’re a self-proclaimed picky listener. It takes a while to really become smitten with any artist. Those that win me over instantly usually bring something new to the...

VIDEO REVIEW: Weatherbox “Pagan Baby”

For a song about lamentation, a video paying homage to times past is the perfect eulogy for something that is lost. Gearing up adfter a hiatus of nearly five years, San Diego punk rockers Weatherbox recently released Flies in All Directions,...