Musicians (Page 2)

photo by Charlotte Patmore T Natalie Durkin (TribeLA): Give your band a Tagline. Sophie Negrini (Janelane): Oh no I am bad at this…”Always crying” ? R ND: What got you started in music? What is the Reason you are where you are today? SN: Music has always been second nature, as I grew up with parents that were opera singers. However, they rarely (if ever) forced any sort of musical development upon me and just encouraged me to do whatever I wanted to do. I took violin in Elementary school and started participating in school musicals, and then began writing songs in my pre-teens while READ MORE

Katie Mitchell

I arrive an hour prior to have a pre-show chat with Katie Mitchell, Kilo Tango’s frontwoman. I approach Katie at the bar where she’s with her friend and bassist, Caitlin Dee. She lights up like her fiery red hair and gives me a warm hug when I say, “Are you Katie?” We step outside to talk, Dee in tow. Mitchell tells me about her cottage cheese addiction, the café in Echo Park that has her heart, and how to do what you love and survive the meltdowns that come with it. READ MORE

Moollz at the Peppermint Club

I was at Urban Outfitters on Ventura Boulevard with a friend last spring when I ran into Molly Kirschenbaum. Warm, inviting, redheaded, and smiley, Molly, out shopping with her mom, was just a normal teenaged girl. But not to me.

Molly is a musical artist, known as Moollz. Before that encounter, I would often play her EP, Moon Fruit, because it took me out of the suburbs and to another galaxy with its trademark synth and Molly’s mesmerizing, inviting melodies. READ MORE

Sir Miles Dewey Davis, III was not only one of the greatest jazz musicians that I know, but he was also a renowned visual artist highly regarded for his paintings and drawings. Happy Birthday MILES! The entire Miles Davis Festival experience is one that I will always remember. It not only featured Miles’s nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Barbara Morrison, but also Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Russell Gun, Phil Perry, Jazz Edge, Young Lions and local talent. It was a 12-hour back-to-back jam session filled with music, poetry, and dance. The city was floating until midnight as Ahmad Jamal worked his magic on the keyboards punctuated with jazzmick and contagious rhythms that Miles Davis would gladly approve, having been a fan of Ahmad’s work. READ MORE