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A pastor's daughter, Eliza Rickman learned to play the piano in church at age 13, and then discovered Nick Cave. Things went south from there - or north depending on your prespective - and now Rickman is a musical artist who is not exactly religious, although her most recent album, O, You Sinners, is laced with religious references. Controversial but honest themes pervade her music and her acts, which are often accompanied by a toy piano or an accordian or a grand piano in complex lyrical melodies. She is witty, sometimes profane, down to earth, always in tune and very, very talented. Her music is a joy to listen to and her lyrics make you think. There is nothing like her and you will be so happy you listen to her words and her music.
Cold Blood Club is a dark,8-piece band that sings like an indie rock love letter to New York City and puts a new spin on the electro dance/pop sound with an edgy blend of soul and rock influences. Inspired by life in New York and the likes of New Order, Depeche Mode, Broken Social Scene and The Flaming Lips, guitarist/songwriter Tom Stuart (Radio America) began writing songs for powerhouse singer Kendra Jones. What started as a small studio project quickly evolved into a collective of dynamic live musicians. After recruiting former bandmates Jesse Reno (Radio America) to play bass and Brad Peterson (Earlymay) to join on lead vocals, Cold Blood Club was soon joined by wunderkind drummer Shin Kamei (Angela Jane), flame haired violinist Hilary Davis (Bella Koshka) and Adina Benno on keys. The rest is history - and great music.
Electronic music icon Thomas Dolby, who first shot to fame in 1982 with his self-directed MTV video hit “She Blinded Me With Science” waited nearly thirty years to attempt the leap to full-fledged film director; but in February his 30-minute debut film THE INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE won two awards at the Los Angeles DIY Film Festival.
Dolby attended the gala award ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and hosted a screening of the film in its entirety while performing the evocative score and narration live on stage. “THE INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE is a romantic and hypnotic piece of filmmaking. As a fan of Thomas’ music, I am excited to see him make such an excellent, Dolbyesque film debut!” said STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS director J.J. Abrams. The film charts the imminent closure of an historic lighthouse on the tip of a mysterious island near his home on coast of Suffolk, formerly used as a testing zone for experimental weapons.
The lighthouse features heavily in the as yet unsolved Rendlesham UFO incident, widely referred to as “the British Roswell.”
Continuing in the vein of his critically acclaimed album A MAP OF THE FLOATINGCITY and the groundbreaking FloatingCity.com transmedia game, Dolby heads out on a theater tour of the USA later this year with live performances of THE INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE.
In the early ’90s Dolby began distributing music on the Internet via his tech company Beatnik Inc. A few years after that he switched over to mobile phones as a mass-market platform, co-inventing the tiny synthesizer that powered millions of Nokia cell phones.
NiVO DEUX (pronounced nee-voh doo) is a French-American duo based in Los Angeles. The band's 80's New Wave and Electro-Pop influences are apparent, but the band also hints at the influence of the Smooth Jazz, Funk, Rock FM, Electropop, and Nu-Disco styles in their music. The group's core members comprise of Platinum French R&B/Pop Producer and Chart-Topping Guitarist U-Nam and up and coming Saxophonist and Vocalist Shannon Kennedy.
Planet Booty is a force to be reckoned with. Having started as a genre-defying concept album by brothers Nathan and Dylan Germick that blends electropop, sci-fi synths, space funk and booty bass, the project has evolved into a live show of epic proportions. The 6-piece ensemble fuses electronics, drums, percussion, horns, marimba, guitars, and soulful singing (with a splash of choreography and theatrics) to create a hyper-charged and highly entertaining dance party experience.
Planet Booty is a force to be reckoned with. Having started as a genre-defying concept album by brothers Nathan and Dylan Germick that blends electropop, sci-fi synths, space funk and booty bass, the project has evolved into a live show of epic proportions. The 6-piece ensemble fuses electronics, drums, percussion, horns, marimba, guitars, and soulful singing (with a splash of choreography and theatrics) to create a hyper-charged and highly entertaining dance friendly experience.
Having quickly earned a reputation as one the Bay Area’s must see live acts, Planet Booty has earned prime slots at Rickshaw Stop, Café du Nord, Bottom of the Hill, Red Devil Lounge, and the Viper Room (Hollywood). Their combination of high-caliber musicianship, adventurous arrangements, and good ol’ fashioned funk is guaranteed to raise a smile and get booties bouncing.
We spoke with guests Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey of the Indie Electropop band Uh Huh Her from the road! They were touring North America, packing clubs with ardent fans. Camila first impressed us with her keyboard chops touring with Adam Lambert's Glam Nation show, and soon we were hooked on Uh Huh Her's sound. Join us to hear tracks from their new album.
Guests Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey of the Indie Electropop band Uh Huh Her are currently touring North America, packing clubs with ardent fans. Camila first impressed us with her keyboard chops touring with Adam Lambert's Glam Nation show, and soon we were hooked on Uh Huh Her's sound. Join us to hear tracks from their new album. We'll be taking questions live on the air from listeners.
Can you imagine, this young man has gone from being seen my millions on "Full House" and the Movie " The Little Rascals" is now shaking and singing and " Screaming@ The Opera"! Well let me explain really what this all means! In June of 2014 Blake Mc Iver released his new album The Time Manipulator at the on Monday June 2nd at the Lyric Theatre in LA.
The Time Manipulator encompasses 9 songs in all, including heartfelt hit Wish I Didn’t Need You, the powerful Screaming @ The Opera, and the rousing Stand and Fight. So really, he is not technically Screaming @ The Opera..but you will be when you hear the song! And just for the record, its no where near Operatic tones!!
On his release which is described as “a musical journey through Blake’s own “space time continuum.” It has flavors of decades gone by (classic rock, gospel, bossa nova) as well as futuristic yearnings (dance, electropop). The through-line of the album is empowerment. Blake implores the listener to overcome their past to make way for the future.
Blake McIver is a self-proclaimed “reformed” child star, known for his roles on such TV series as Full House and Home Improvement and in films like The Little Rascals and Anastasia. His comeback as a musician has been chronicled by such media outlets as Inside Edition, The Huffington Post, International Business Times, E! Online, Buzzfeed, Examiner.com, The L.A Times, WROM and the World Entertainment News Network.
Please welcome to " Live From The Bay With Joey"..Blake Mc Iver!!