Late July is the nom de plume of Nicole Simone, a singer songwriter with a lot to offer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she spent much of her childhood in Del Mar, California, leading her to consider herself bi-coastal, Despite her stage name, Late July’s month of preference is actually October. Late July’s recent single, ‘Calling To The Moon’, was released in Late January, and comes with a music video which was shot in Bronson Canyon, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, which is probably most famous for being the location of the Bat Cave, in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.
As part of her series of interviews with Los Angeles artists, Lisa had a chat with Late July and asked her some questions.
AWOLNATION return and challenge us with the questions, “What does it mean to be ‘The Best’?”, and “When it comes down to it, does being ‘The Best’ really matter?” Singer songwriter Aaron Bruno, the mastermind behind AWOLNATION wants to know in his new single and accompanying music video, ‘The Best’.
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Devin Kennedy is a musical prodigy, teaching himself guitar, piano, and drums from a very young age. He released a number of singles during 2018, all of which were well received, and today October 4 – which also happens to be his birthday – the Los Angeles native releases his new EP, ‘You & Me, That’s Enough’.
Late last year we introduced readers to Soft People, a husband and husband duo from San Luis Obispo, almost exactly in between San Francisco and LA. Their song ‘Absolute Boy’, struck us with its deeply personal lyrics, and 80s stylings, and we really enjoyed their sound. So we’re happy to announce that their new single, ‘Tender’, is set for release this Friday July 12, ahead of their performance at The California Central Coast Pride Festival that weekend.
Greg Antista has been a face in the California punk scene for the better part of three decades, having played with the late Steve Soto, in Joyride, whose 1992 debut set, ‘Johnny Bravo’, is a landmark in that state’s punkpop scene. He’s toured Europe, including Rebellion Festival in the UK with Foxy, another fun and exciting punk band. Now he’s got his own group, The Lonely Streets, who will be releasing their debut album, ‘Shake, Stomp and Stumble’, produced by Paul Miner, in May this year. First drop from the album is the brisk and hooky, ‘Goodnight Ramona’.
Born in Illinois and raised in California, Carly Marie Masten, who performs as C’Marie, is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. She started dancing at the age of 2, winning many national championships and dance scholarships from major dance conventions. C’Marie has worked with choreographers such as Dave Scott, and danced in music videos for the likes of Mindless Behaviour, Brian Freedman, and Cris Judd. She’s also appeared on TV, performing on Ellen, X Factor, and various programmes on Nickelodeon.
From Sacremento, California, punk band, American High have released their new album, ‘U.N. Article 14’. The group make catchy 60s infused music, all with a social consciousness that’s been missing in a lot of modern music. All proceeds from the album go to the Sacremento Food Bank and Family Services.