Natalie’s SOUNDS and the CITY & Featured Musicians
ND: What is the best advice you’ve received and the best advice you can Impart on us?
Cassie: Don’t cry over someone who won’t cry over you.
Nick: It’s far better to have a dream than to achieve it. For both.
Geoff: Try to not care so much.
An Angeleno by way of London, Kate Nash’s visuals in My Little Alien evoke bohemian, desert-centric Southern California nostalgia. “My Little Alien” is lyrically reminiscent of 60s girl group love songs dedicated to their heartthrobs and Nash’s canine companion is the object of her Supremes-reminiscent infatuation.read more
“All of This and More” isn’t so much about LA, as it is about a certain hardness you develop living in this city. It’s so vast, and everyone is so isolated by physical distance and their own ambitions.read more
The Weekend,” written in Sizzy’s San Fernando Valley bedroom, swells with audible pangs of nostalgia. While the track is wholly raw and personal, the verses incorporate a coffee table aspect; it’s as if you’re sitting across from Sizzy as she recounts her time with this girl. The track’s visions of snowy Manhattan roof tops and faded red solo cups evoke the cross-coastal memory of love on the weekend.read more
Natalie Durkin, producer of Sounds and the City returns to Bard College for the school year and we will miss her
Natalie Durkin is staff writer and social media assistant at TribeLA Magazine. She is also a student at Bard College in New York’s idyllic Hudson Valley and returns intermittently to L.A. to see her parents and black Labrador Retriever, Buoy.read more
The video accompanying Sam Outlaw’s “Angeleno” zeroes in on an Americana couple embarking on life together in Los Angeles. Shots of Downtown and the Hollywood Walk of Fame cover Los Angeles’ trademark postcard views and the Angeleno couple brings a lesser known element of all-American grit characteristic of true Angelenos.read more
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...read more
Jenny Lewis originates from the San Fernando Valley. As a child star in the 80s and 90s, she is no stranger to the sometimes dismal display behind Hollywood’s red velvet curtain. “Rabbit Fur Coat” recounts how Lewis became a spoke in the cog of Los Angeles’ film and television industry via her mother’s biography.read more
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
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
We are launching TribeLA Music to give up-and-coming and established artists a platform to project their creative voices in addition to their musical talent
This summer, TribeLA Magazine contributor Natalie Durkin’s song of the week will help us uncover some of the brightest stars in our city, both established and emerging.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
The One and Only
I cherish my time in the studio by myself just working. That’s the space to experiment and work out the formalistic issues I have been following. Usually I am excited by internal fixations rather than things in the objective world. I love color and movement and playing with figures in action. Also learning new techniques and discovering different ways to use materials is my joint.read more
Review 2017: Thank you Harold Cleworth for sharing 40 years of eclectic experience as the “Automotive” artist – and for being our Artist of the Week!
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Harold Cleworth [hoot_dropcap]Tagline: Give yourself and your work a tagline.[/hoot_dropcap] Harold Cleworth, Automotive artist. [hoot_dropcap]Rest: How do you spend your time off?[/hoot_dropcap] Time off from what? I love what...read more
Photograph by Leroy Hamilton http://photographybyhamilton.com TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Dr. Synthia SAINT JAMES [hoot_dropcap]Tagline: Give yourself and your work a tagline.[/hoot_dropcap] “The Creative World of Synthia SAINT JAMES” — I’ve used this...read more