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2014 Stories by DANIEL KOHN

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  • Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

    published September 11, 2014

    Over the past several years, standup comedians have become a massive draw on the touring circuit. Between the stars who have their own shows and... More >>

  • Dwight Yoakam

    published September 4, 2014

    At this stage in his career, country icon Dwight Yoakam doesn’t need to tour unless he wants to promote a new album. Yet the singer/actor... More >>

  • Yuna

    published September 4, 2014

    In her native Malaysia, Yuna is a superstar. The 27-year-old singer/songwriter’s rise to fame there is partially due to the area's explosion... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published September 4, 2014

    Seeing Dave Matthews Band in the summertime has become a rite of passage for music lovers. Not quite a jam band, DMB has won over fans with their... More >>

  • B.B. King

    published August 28, 2014

    When someone nears their 89th birthday, the last place you'd expect to see them is grooving on stage. But not everyone is BB King. The iconic... More >>

  • Lake Street Dive

    published August 14, 2014

    Earlier this year, Boston’s Lake Street Dive were pegged as one of the bands to watch, and with good reason. The group’s melding of... More >>

  • The Relaxed Rebels of Rebelution

    published August 7, 2014

    A rehearsal space adjacent to the Burbank airport is almost as far away as a band can get from the rigors of the road. It's also miles away... More >>

  • Lykke Li

    published August 7, 2014

    Since her debut album release in 2008, pint-sized Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li has stayed very, very busy. In addition to reigning as an... More >>

  • Burger-A-Go-Go Is a Fine Femme Fest

    published July 31, 2014

    The past few years have been kind to Lee Rickard and Sean Bohrman of Burger Records. Their Fullerton shop is a success, and Burger is becoming... More >>

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    published July 31, 2014

    Since the dawn of this century, these hard rockin’ San Franciscans have carved out quite a nice niche with their blend of... More >>

  • Chloe Chaidez: Scratching and Clawing

    published July 24, 2014

    At an early age, Chloe Chaidez knew she was different from other kids. While her friends were playing with toys and learning how to play the... More >>

  • Santana

    published July 24, 2014

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since Carlos Santana released Supernatural, his best-selling album that went platinum a... More >>

  • The Chain Gang of 1974

    published July 17, 2014

    Upon the release of his third album and major label debut Daydream Forever, indie-electronica musician Kamtin Mohager (better known to the masses... More >>

  • The Aquabats

    published July 10, 2014

    After an extended absence, these Huntington Beach-natives return to the stage to celebrate their 20th anniversary and play a host of live shows.... More >>

  • David Alan Grier

    published July 3, 2014

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 20 years since In Living Color reinvented sketch comedy. Though there may be bigger... More >>

  • Southern Culture On The Skids

    published June 26, 2014

    More than 30 years after they first brought the world their blend of punk, surf rock and rockabilly, Southern Culture on the Skids have managed to... More >>

  • Animals As Leaders Are the Pride of the Prog-Metal Pack

    published June 19, 2014

    Few characters in music seem as dated as the heavy-metal virtuoso. The term unintentionally conjures images of cocky, '80s shredders with... More >>

  • Jersey Boys

    published June 19, 2014

    Back for another run, the jukebox musical that traces the life of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has some serious momentum pushing it across... More >>

  • Lady Antebellum

    published June 12, 2014

    At a time when many musicians are having trouble selling music and filling venues, Nashville’s Lady Antebellum excels at both. Since the... More >>

  • Nick Waterhouse Matures Into a Bigger, Badder, Blue-Eyed-Soul Man

    published June 5, 2014

    On a brisk Thursday morning, one of the few things that motivates Nick Waterhouse to rise and shine is the opportunity to catch some waves with... More >>

  • T-Pain

    published June 5, 2014

    It’s rare that a rapper is as well known for performing on other musicians’s songs as he is his own. Yet T-Pain has managed to do... More >>

  • Once Again, the Faint Make Fans Happy About Feeling Depressed

    published May 29, 2014

    For an indie band, taking six years off can be an eternity. Yet for the Faint, it was a much-needed hiatus. After touring and recording... More >>

  • Stephen Stills

    published May 29, 2014

    Stephen Stills has seen (and been through) it all—from mainstream success with Buffalo Springfield to becoming an international icon for his... More >>

  • Brody Dalle Sidesteps Her Fears to Rule the Stage

    published May 22, 2014

    Before she hit the stage at Alex's Bar in Long Beach this past February, Brody Dalle was a wreck. Despite having played at stadiums and... More >>

  • Sea Wolf

    published May 22, 2014

    Many musicians fancy themselves cinematic storytellers, but few have the experience that Sea Wolf has behind the camera. Having attended film... More >>

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