Laci Kay Somers, influencer: “You can’t fake genuine”

Laci Kay Somers has over 8 million followers on Instagram. To put that into perspective, on May 2, 2017, the Los Angeles Times ran an article proclaiming a new milestone for the city’s population: 4 million. The story delineated the nearly 70 year journey it took to amass that respectable number. Not only is Laci’s…

“Bad Girls Make the News”: Kathryn Dean concert photos

Kathryn Dean’s voice is a sultry fire that blazes with unrestrained passion. She is a fierce and commanding performer with a wickedly sharp wit and an irresistible charisma. She creates with such remarkable soul-baring honesty and beauty that her fans become utterly devoted to both her and her music. Currently, Kathryn is on a national…

Tunnel Vision: Lions and lightning and sharks, oh my!

What a phenomenal year this is turning out to be for Southern California’s Tunnel Vision. Hayden Hanson (vocals and guitars), Jacob Hernandez (bass), Matt Risley (keys), and Tanner Payan (drums), along with Daniel “Dela” Delacruz (sax, Slightly Stoopid) are living life to the extreme, setting world records, and raising awareness for a worthy cause. All…

Serena Ryder: Diving right in and going deep

Serena Ryder is a visceral artist. Her music grabs you by the gut and shakes you around in its rhythmic maelstrom until the only thing you feel is truly alive! Her latest release in the States is a potent EP called Electric Love (Atlantic). Culled from nearly 100 songs that Serena has written over the…

Chetti’s “Home”: For the people who make you feel whole

“My favorite childhood memory? To be honest, I remember being a little girl and my mom was dancing with me to The Bodyguard soundtrack in the basement of our apartment on 15th Avenue.” With moments like that, how could Brooklyn’s Chetti not grow up to be an artist? “My mom has influenced me in such…

Amy Allen: Forging a successful career in music

The ’90s began with a cultural embracing of grunge music, a style which emphasized a raucous sound that was a drastic alternative to ’80s synth-driven pop. By the end of the decade, the antithesis had become the mainstream obsession, catalyzing the rise of pop superstars like Britney Spears. Somewhere in the middle was perfection, artists…

Frank Shiner: From a place of love

There’s something transcendent about a Frank Shiner performance, an element that goes beyond a gifted artist connecting with his audience. It’s bigger than that. Deeper. To find where this soul-driven passion comes from, we need to spin the clock backward a bit to when a younger Frank was traveling down a path that could have…