I first saw Prince Diabate perform at an event for the Dalai Lama’s citywide World Festival of Sacred Music held in LA in 1999. I was mesmerized. I was flattened by the cascades and crescendos of celestial sound that flowed from his exuberant kora (West African harp). It sounded like angel tears bursting into fireworks of joy!
I met – not Lexie Rose – but her mom at the Peppermint Club in July. I got my hands on a promotional card with a code to hear Lexie’s newest single (at the time), “Wrong”, and was hooked. Shortly thereafter I met Lexie Rose herself at Lemonade in Glendale. Over lunch we chatted about growing up in the Valley and handling school and music.
Musicians: Seven Chapters from (CD Baby founder) Derek Sivers new book, “The Mindset of Marketing Your Music”
I was a struggling musician, with big ambitions but not much success, when I went to a music industry conference in Las Vegas to promote my music. I was nervously doing everything I could to make connections with the executives at all the big music companies. I would attend every panel of experts, taking notes on everyone’s name, and going up to the stage afterwards to introduce myself and get their contact info.
Bell Peppers,” Moollz says, is “very much a first relationship very high school song!” Dating in Los Angeles assumes a myriad of forms, but with our varied and vast terrain, romantic beach and hike dates are staples.
Meet The Regrettes, a pack of young Angelenos exploring the true meaning of punk rock. As the band’s bassist rightfully declares, The Regrettes have “worked their butts off.” Listen up!