Johanna Samuels is an LA-via-NYC songwriter whose recently-released debut full length, Excelsior!, marks the emergence of a  strong voice in the indie folk/pop realm, with timeless melodies delivering an impressive warmth and depth. Here, Johanna is joined by Adam Brisbin on guitar (as well as engineering/mixing duties), for a performance shot by Ale Alviar and edited by Aaron Curry, and she joins us for a conversation about the new record, predicting the future thru song, and what she has coming up. Excelsior! by Johanna Samuels is available now from Mama Bird Recording Co.
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Johanna Samuels is an LA-via-NYC songwriter whose recently-released debut full length, Excelsior!, marks the emergence of a strong voice in the indie folk/pop realm, with timeless melodies delivering an impressive warmth and depth. Here, Johanna is joined by Adam Brisbin on guitar (as well as engineering/mixing duties), for a performance shot by Ale Alviar and edited by Aaron Curry. Excelsior! by Johanna Samuels is available now from Mama Bird Recording Co. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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Was Gaetz attempting to parody himself at a rally in Florida? Probably not, but he certainly did anyway.
Their newest album ‘Love is for Lovers’ is a statement of just that in pop-punk form.
ICYMI: Musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, plus other music news.
A new Axios poll finds that Americans favor vaccine mandates, and that approval has increased in the past two months.
As hospitals across the country fill with people suffering from COVID-19, especially in states where vaccination rates are low, conservative media has changed their messaging.
The state of the left and the challenges ahead, and conservatives react to the Delta spike. Chicago Sunrise Movement Rallies for a Green New Deal Chicago, Illinois Photo courtesy of  Charles Edward Miller via Wikimedia Commons
The idea that Congress must approve student debt cancellation is false, but the Speaker of the House said it anyway.
During a CNN town hall that featured a few flubs, the president provided a business owner with a simple strategy to get people back to work.
Lindsay Reamer is a Philadelphia-based artist who started writing and producing over the past year. Here, she delivers a cozy, solo performance of music from her debut EP, Lucky.
Gamblers is a Long Island, NY-based rock band led by songwriter Michael McManus. With catchy hooks, indie rock grit, pop melodies, psych rock and dance touches, as well as creative production, the collective has a way of defying description while making super memorable tunes. Here, they give us a tour of their recording/practice space and share a stripped-down taste of their music. Small World is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
After a bad breakup, Lo Gwynn tattooed herself as a way to give herself new skin. She shares how tattooing saved her from a dark time in her life and created a new passion for herself.
This week Kimberly spoke with Pasadena-based painter Willis Stork. Throughout the conversation they talk about Willis’ interest in materiality, music and art theory and the purpose and function of the artist in today’s world. All images courtesy of the artist
Bandcamp Friday is back this week! Great music on the show today! New Molly Burch, plus tracks from The Northern Belle and so, so much more.
Electronica via Andrea Megamix, Jerzy Roginski, Cashew, Bad Intentions, Akcent, Ku De Ta, Brosif help you work towards crushing your goals!
Another awesome show this week!!! Featuring tracks from Pita, Absalon, One Million Eyes and a ton more! So let's do this, right now. This is the glitch//idm show!
Time for new music! Album tracks from some recent favs including Lea Thomas, Mega Bog, and Molly Burch, plus brand new singles from Joan As Police Woman, BRNDA, and so much more - let's get listening!
This week hear from Canadian pop-punkers Real Sickies—a chat w/ frontman Benny and their newest album 'Love Is For Lovers.'