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UNCOVER & DISCOVER: a Music Show for Music Heads #9

This week featuring... Matt Jaffe & the Distractions :: Dark Waves :: III :: Immune :: Decoded :: TALAWA


UNCOVER & DISCOVER: a Music Show for Music Heads #8

UNCOVER & DISCOVER a Music Show for Music Heads This week featuring... Sonny Boy Thorn :: Tennis System :: Name The Band :: The Soaks :: Vanessa Silberman


LIVE at DARREN'S with The Mowgli's

Whether it's a massive stage on their sold out Kids In Love Tour or a backyard deck, The Mowgli's infectious harmonies are a roaming, feel-good, sign-a-long party & everyone's invited. Come on in.


LIVE at DARREN'S w/ Sonny Boy Thorn

Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon, AWOLNATION) & Davie Dennis (Voxhaul Broadcast) brought in friends from Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Trashcan Sinatras & Wallflowers to create a dynamic, singable, and infectious collection of songs bound to be everywhere soon. Christopher & Davie stopped by to play a few songs & talk about recording the forthcoming album.

Uncover & Discover (2-10-15) show 3

This week... Kiven :: Animato :: Kori Lynn Deathrow Tull :: LA Font LA Witch :: Wet & Reckless :: Reignwolf

Kyuss founder, Brant Bjork talks music career

Raised in Palm Desert two hours east of Los Angeles, Brant Bjork found his way into playing the local underground punk scene by the age of 13. During high school he collected the finest musicians in the desert and established what became Kyuss - one of the most influential Rock bands of the late 80's, early 90's era. In the 25 years since founding Kyuss, Brant tells stories of battling fame, depression, lawsuits and publication deals. He shares his potpourri of musical influences and how...


Brad Smith of Blind Melon talks No Rain, Shannon Hoon, songwriting, music b

Not only did Brad Smith write a generation-defining song in "No Rain", but he also works wonders with a hammer and nails. His knowledge of construction & acoustics is both fascinating and well-applied to his Studio Wishbone... But before all that he was just a boy from Mississippi, new to LA, busking future hit songs on Venice Beach, eventually forming a band called Blind Melon - then Unified Theory, Abandon Jalopy among others. Brad fills in the blanks and tells the rest of the story on...


"Stuttering John" Melendez: Howard Stern & Jay Leno writer/personality (pt

...And now the entertaining conclusion with ex-Howard Stern and Jay Leno writer/personality, "Stuttering John" Melendez. We pick-up with John telling the shocking story of the moment his stutter arrived. He goes on to share his perspective on the brilliance & kindness of Jay Leno, royalty checks both big & small, and the future of Howard Stern - which leads to a colorful discussion on the neutering of radio and our censorship-obsessed culture.


Foo Fighters' Studio 606 manager Scott Parker

Scott Parker is a renaissance Punk Rocker who has worn many hats in the music business - management, A&R, label running - you name it, Scott speaks in-depth and intelligently from his 25 years of experience. With his unique perspective, Scott explains how Foo Fighters tapped into the REAL beauty of music for their Sonic Highways album. We explore what artists & the music industry can learn from the Seattle Seahawks & the NFL. The OC native tells us about the best American songwriter you've...


AWOLNATION manager Berko Pearce

Berko Pearce is a modern-day music industry philosopher with sage wisdom and insight only found in a journeyman with a few ups & downs. He advises on cashing-in career favors, breaksdown the 15 year music cycle and walks us through the unlikely Alternative-to-Pop radio crossover - and general mega-success - of AWOLNATION "Sail". Berko talks about the new AWOL album, tour plans and his history with front-man Aaron Bruno which goes back two bands and nearly 15 years. With his roots in A&R,...


Buzzbands.la founder Kevin Bronson

After 35 years in the newspaper business as a designer, editor & sportswriter, Kevin Bronson took his LA Times "hobby" column Buzzbands and launched Buzzbands.la - quickly becoming the go-to spot for all things music discovery in Los Angeles. Kevin's been called "the last great music journalist" and his track record for picking talent reads like a who's who of industry success and radio stardom. Take note as he runs-down his list of the hottest artists coming out of So Cal. Kevin is an...



Co-founder of Swollen Members and an initiate in The Rock Steady Crew, Madchild is a rapper's rapper: a true hip hop artist. This underground MC from BC hustled his way to the top before an addiction took him to rock bottom. Madchild survived, thrives and tells his story as only he can with valuable insight on failure, hard-work and ingenuity. We discuss the business of having fans (Madchild breaks down Insane Clown Posse's Juggalos) and he shares tattoo regrets, the questionable means by...


John Ivey, KIIS programmer & musician, talks music biz

Equal parts musician & radio junkie, John Ivey found his way onto the radio at age seven. His experiences since span half a century, to tap into his insight I present a wide range of industry topics: singles (hits & misses), egos, Bono, radio edits, guitars, his retirement, NEW music, layoffs vs firings, the art of programming, John's affinity for Nick Jones - too name a few. Any Stories? Plenty, from Pit Bull to The Black Keys and Taylor Swift to Jimmy Buffett. Perhaps most endearing (and...


Ras MG of Sublime & Long Beach Dub All-Stars

Marshall Goodman, aka Ras MG, is a producer, drummer, turntablist, song writer and key player in the creation of what became the "So Cal Sound". An instrumental part of Sublime, he shares personal stories and insight into his relationship with the band's prolific, talented, yet substance-troubled front-man Bradley Nowell. Ras gets into the creative process of several Sublime hits - the serendipitous sample in "Doin' Time", the quick magic of the #1 Alt-Rock standard "What I Got", the deep...


Trina Green

Police officer, Homeland Security, TSA Agent, Social Worker, US Army vet, Music Journalist: just a taste of the fascinating resume of Trina Green who dedicates her daylight hours to public service while in the evening devouring the Los Angeles music scene and chronicling it on High Voltage. Trina, with golden, well-versed ears, shares her picks for the next crop of bands to become household names. Are you listening to any of these artists? You should.



Slaine's story starts on the streets of Boston and since the age of 9 his life's saga has been chronicled in meticulously crafted rhymes. It would take 10 years of penning raps before Slaine's first lyrics, with much artificial courage, were dropped live on stage. Movies & music are equal passions for Slaine - he tells the tale of getting kicked out of film school in New York only to be sought out and cast years later by Ben Affleck. With an ingenious knack for the hustle, Slaine found an...


Billy Corgan, No Doubt, Cypress Hill

Hit play for a quick audio rundown of this week's session with modern music pioneers Billy Corgan, No Doubt, and Cypress Hill


The Last Internationale

Edgey Pires & Delila Paz A rapper and scholar turned guitar shredder meets a shy folk-singer - they bond over political views and build an epic Rock platform with a message: The Last Internationale. The addition of Brad Wilk brings a strong, one-of-a-kind foundation with his Rage Against the Machine spirit on and off the drums. Edgey and Delila, NYC natives, talk about 9/11's impact on their lives, US imperialism and declare the social issues they see effecting this country the most....


The Mowgli's Katie Earl and Josh Hogan

As indie rock's Wu-Tang Clan, The Mowgli's, are a harmonizing, heartfelt, 7-piece on-stage party from LA with one of the hardest working stories in music. Katie & Josh tell about the band's busking days just a few years ago and how they pulled off playing 3 to 5 shows a week around LA's west side. Now, The Mowgli's are on a nationwide tour and their songs are on radio, TV, film and video games - one is even a city's anthem... They share social media strategy, career advice, their stance on...


Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen

Dave Krusen, who played drums on Pearl Jam Ten and would drum for Hoovercraft, Candlebox and countless other projects, shares stories of gigging around Seattle's Punk-Metal scene in the late 80's when bands like Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden played the bar circuit. He illustrates the immediate chemistry during those pre-Pearl Jam rehearsals with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard. Krusen goes in-depth on the Ten sessions: the quick brilliance of "Alive", the haunting flow of...