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2014 Stories by DANIEL KOHN

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  • 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 >>

  • Skid Row

    published May 15, 2014

    The late 1980s were very kind to Skid Row. Sebastian Bach and company preached the gospel of hair metal, and during their glorious hey day, were... More >>

  • Primal Fear

    published May 8, 2014

    Since its inception in 1997, Primal Fear has steadily proved to be one of the preeminent and most popular metal bands to emerge from the... More >>

  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    published May 1, 2014

    Known for its revolving door of musicians over the years, the Brian Jonestown Massacre's one constant force is singer Anton Newcombe. The Newport... More >>

  • Curren$y

    published April 24, 2014

    Curren$y is one of the hardest working rappers in the game. He releases multiple mixtapes per year—the most recent, The Drive In Theatre,... More >>

  • 420 Fest: Kottonmouth Kings

    published April 17, 2014

    While some may spend this weekend out in the desert, there’s another, hazier music festival that’s staying local. Placentia’s... More >>

  • Jeff Bridges and The Abiders

    published April 17, 2014

    For the past decade or so, Jeff Bridges has been living a boyhood dream. After learning to play guitar from his brother Beau, the actor spent his... More >>

  • Lil Debbie

    published April 10, 2014

    As a member of the White Girl Mob (with fellow Bay Area rappers Kreayshawn and V-Nasty) since she was a teen, Lil Debbie was better known for her... More >>

  • Shooter Jennings & Friends

    published April 3, 2014

    Since he burst onto the outlaw country scene in the early 2000s, Shooter Jennings has always done things his way. Unlike some other children of... More >>

  • Blackberry Smoke

    published March 27, 2014

    Since forming in 2000, Blackberry Smoke has cemented themselves as one of the hardest working bands in rock—playing more than 250 shows a... More >>

  • Building a Better Burgerama

    published March 20, 2014

    Saturday afternoons at Burger Records can be hit or miss. On this particular one, it's bustling. Burger has lured record collectors to its... More >>

  • Anthony Jeselnik

    published March 20, 2014

    Over just the past handful of years, Anthony Jeselnik has established himself as a rising-star in the comedy world. With influences such as Mitch... More >>

  • Krewella

    published March 13, 2014

    Since 2007 Chicago-based trio Krewella has spread their blend of dubstep-meets-electro house to the masses. Singers Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, plus... More >>

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