I am really digging Autumn in June’s new track HEROin Kidz featuring rich melodies, hip-hop beats and raw lyrics that shine a light on some of life’s darkest realities. Growing up on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles, Autumn In June’s childhood was saturated by violence, gang culture and a community revere for gangster rap music. Despite this, he took a leap of faith and began to experiment with an array of music rarely heard. His local hood soon gave him the name of Autumn In June as they considered him to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A year later, he is now hood famous with his unique blend of indie pop, dance and electro. Take a listen below
SoCal band Island Apollo create a danceable indie rock with a blazing horn section and catchy vocals. They are quickly developing a reputation as the indie rock band to watch in Los Angeles. Check out their two singles below “Miracle” and “Lion Eyes” featuring Spencer Ludwig from Capital Cities fame on trumpet.
Attic Empire are a dynamic 7-piece space funk musical collective from Los Angeles California. Fusing ska, indie rock, soul, and funk, the large ensemble packs serious talent with a rhythm and horn section both sonically and visually impressive. Check out their latest single “Astro Getaway” to get you thru the week!
Check out Major Minus an acclaimed indie-rock musical collective from Pasadena California. Fusing rock, indie pop, and operatic raw vocals, the four-piece soon garnered attention from renowned industry execs including Grammy nominated producer Ghian Wright (Paul McCartney, Oasis, John Legend) who worked with the band on their debut EP. Love their new single!
Jimmy and his Jack
Cobi Mike’s recent decision to leave Gentlemen Hall (Island Records) to release his first solo project arose from his desire to rediscover his voice and share his personal message. As part of the successful Gentlemen Hall, he has shared the stage with such powerhouses as Beyonce, One Republic and Young the Giant. With the help of Grammy Award-winning engineer Tom Weir (Blondie, Willie Nelson) and an all-star cast of musicians, Cobi Mike’s debut single combines beautiful electronic and acoustic elements.
Have a listen below to Walking Through The Fire:
Growing up on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles, Autumn In June’s childhood was saturated by violence, gang culture and a community revere for rap music. Escaping the violence, Autumn In June took a leap of faith and began to experiment with an array of music to which his peers were aggressively opposed. The locals soon gave him the name of Autumn In June as they considered him to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite the often-negative criticism he received Autumn In June embraced this title and decided to continue to make the kind of music that he truly loved and to inspire other people to be proud of who they are. Autumn In June is one of the few, if not the first, indie-pop artist to emerge from South Central, Los Angeles.
His debut EP is insanely amazing mixing electronic and hip-hop beats, with soulful pop lyrics. Check out his single "Hey Arnold" here:
Acclaimed indie surf rock, Latin musical collective Salt Petal just released a video for their popular single “Por La Luna” and I am loving it! The band’s exuberant and unique blend of indie rock, cumbia, and South American beats is showcased perfectly by a beautiful montage of imagery by Director Camille Stochitch and cinematographer Ludovia Isidori.
Thanks to Priceonomics and an anonymous source at the booking agency Degy Entertainment, we have a list of the asking prices of hundreds of musical acts, from the ones who are just slightly more successful than a bar band to the the elite few who ask a million dollars just to show up—¦