Author Archives: Stepfanie Aguilar

Feist Returns to the Music Industry

Canadian singer Feist is back with new songs. After receiving wide fame, the singer decided to go on a little hiatus.  “I just wanted to remember what it is to be still,” she tells Rolling Stone. Her album The Reminder … Continue reading

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Rocks & Doo Wops with Hanni El Khatib

Hanni El Khatib is a Los Angeles based musician who will take you to a world of rock and blues. But this Palestinian-Filipino develops his songs with only an electric guitar and drums, played by his high school friend Nicky … Continue reading

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Kina Grannis Captivates MTVU with Her New Music Video

One of the early YouTube sensations, Kina Grannis, recently released a music video that was shown on MTVU. Grannis is a 25-year-old acoustic singer-songwriter who won the Doritos Crash the Superbowl contest in 2008. She sang “Gotta Digg,” which gained … Continue reading

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Gym Class Heroes Coming Out with a Sequel

Gym Class Heroes is releasing their fourth studio LP, The Papercut Chronicles II.  This upcoming LP is a sequel to their debut album, The Papercut Chronicles, which produced a top song called “Cupid’s Chokehold.”  After making a hit, the band’s … Continue reading

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When Fish Ride Bicycles with The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids have finally released their new album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, featuring other hip hop artists such as Bun B, Ghostface Killah, and more, while drummer Travis Barker also partakes in this album. It has been three years since … Continue reading

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Ask “What Does the Senator Want?”

Stephen Malkmus has put his solo career on hold and joined The Jicks again.  Malkmus first achieved fame as the lead singer of influential indie rock band Pavement. On August 22, 2011, the 5th post-Pavement album from Stephen Malkmus and … Continue reading

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A Spotlight on Scottish Band Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura has been around for over a decade as an indie pop band started by Tracyanne Campbell, John Henderson, and Gavin Dunbar. Their music reminds me of the oldies but more pop-like. Tracyanne, the lead singer, has a cool, … Continue reading

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Multi-Talented Singer Yuna Covers “Come As You Are”

Yunalis Zarai a.k.a. Yuna is a 24-year-old singer who has captured many music fans with her cover of “Come As You Are” by Nirvana. This isn’t the usual acoustic cover that you see all over Youtube. Yuna shapes the melody … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Planking

“Planking” has been such a popular trend lately that even celebrities such as Katy Perry joined in. So what is it exactly? It’s a game in which the person lies flat with arms at their sides and heads facing down … Continue reading

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Graffiti6 and Eastern Conference Champions Perform at the Hammer in LA

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles recently began hosting free concert shows curated by Buzzband LA and in collaboration with KCRW 89.9 FM, NPR‘s flagship in Southern California that’s also known for playing eclectic and independent music.  Last night, Graffiti … Continue reading

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