Tag: #indie pop

The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Amanda MarkleyWhere:  Seattle, WASounds like:  Dia Frampton, Rachel Platten, William Beckett, Kelly ClarksonSometimes you turn a tragedy into inspiration…into a music career.  This is exactly what the Emerald City native has done thus far as a devastating spinal injury ended her horseback riding career.  The raw emotional roller coaster afterwards eventually became […]

L2 relaunches as RUUMER; debuts brand new single

By Alan HoReinventing and relaunching is a common thing in pop music and in the last few years, doing so results in striking gold.  Ask Taylor Swift as she switched gears via the former.  Ask Katy Perry or Lana Del Rey for the latter.For NYC sisters Melissa and Jessica Labbadia, it will be the latter […]

The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Ives The BandWhere:  Malibu, CAFor fans of:  Dashboard Confessional, The Maine, Eisley, Muse, Civil TwilightWhen you think music from the beaches, the cool and surf of Malibu, you think a lot of coffeehouse acoustic pop/rock with an observational philosophy.  You’re not exactly thinking of pop/rock with electric guitar play, full of metaphors […]

The Jukebox

Who:  Charlotte Sometimes ft. Coley O’Toole (We The Kings)Song:  Losing SleepYou may know her as a one-time contestant and finalist on the NBC hit show The Voice.  But Charlotte Sometimes has been known in music circles for quite some time, starting with her five-piece band in 2006 and her major label debut album (and only […]