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Musicians

Romance & Rebellion

October 17, 2016
Romance and Rebellion

With their most recent single, “Vanity Fair,” Los Angeles pop band Romance & Rebellion have crafted a soaring depiction of youthful infatuation, one complete with lush vocals layered atop addictive power pop beats reminiscent of 1960s rock. “Vanity Fair” was featured on the Romance & Rebellion’s debut EP, released in June of 2016, on which the group teamed with veteran pop producer Stefan Litrownik (Andy Grammer, One Direction) to hone their infectious sound into six glistening songs that are making waves in the music industry.

Featuring David LaViola (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Aaron Medina (lead guitar, harmony vocals), Brandon Davis (bass, harmony vocals), Aleksandr Landsberger (harmony guitar, harmony vocals), and Kyle Jordan Mueller (drums), Romance & Rebellion is the byproduct of four individuals who came to Los Angeles looking for something, but what they found was each other. And through their common belief that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, they discovered musical harmony. READ MORE

Musicians

Karen Dezelle

August 24, 2016
Karen Dezelle

On her first two albums, 2013’s Lost and Found and 2014’s Bloom, Unfold, Wither, singer-songwriter Karen Dezelle took listeners on a mesmerizing journey through her thoughts and emotions, bringing them to life by way of introspective lyrics layered atop beautiful melodic flourishes. In support of those albums, Dezelle performed her unique brand of acoustic folk at famed venues across the United States and the UK including the House of Blues, The Hotel Cafe, Hotel Utah, The Bitter End and at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

Dezelle, who recently returned to Los Angeles after living in New York for several months, will soon be releasing her third album, Room for Two. On the first single, “Alchemy,” Dezelle sings of change and reflection, her voice softly dancing along a hypnotic beat and cascading instrumentals. READ MORE

Authors, Comedians, Screenwriters

David Misch

July 21, 2016
David Misch Funny

When it comes to comedy writing, few men have compiled more impressive resumes than David Misch, who has lent his unique voice to legendary sitcoms including Mork & Mindy, Police Squad! and Duckman, served as a guest writer on Saturday Night Live and worked as a special consultant on The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Raised in Highland Park, Illinois, Misch attended Pomona College and, after graduation, moved to Boston, where he wrote political satire, hosted a live music radio show and performed as a comic folksinger and stand-up comedian at colleges, coffeehouses and nightclubs. His song “Somerville” was released nationally by Fretless Records, and in 1976, Misch was named “Best Comedian in Boston” by Boston Magazine. Misch then moved to California, where he wrote for Mork & Mindy and co-wrote Leave It To Dave, the pilot for David Letterman’s first talk show. In 1982, Misch served as the Executive Story Editor on the iconic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker series Police Squad!, starring Leslie Nielsen as intrepid detective Frank Drebin, and in the mid-’90s, Misch worked as a writer and producer on the the USA Network’s quirky animated series Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, which featured the voice of Jason Alexander as the title character. READ MORE

Musicians

Nick Valentini

May 26, 2016
Nick Valentini

Born in Los Angeles in the fall of 2015, The Nick Valentini Collective is a critically-acclaimed eight-piece musical collective that blends elements of indie rock, jazz and psychedelic soul into a captivating, multi-layered melange of rich melodies and soulful, cathartic vocals. Led by Nick Valentini (singer, keyboard), the group also features Erik Shibowski (bass), Hugo Shibowski (tenor sax), Nate Schwartz (guitar), Nicolo Scolieri (flute), Nick Velez (drums), Gabriel Wheaton (string orchestration) and Tyler Wennstrom (keyboard/percussion). On the strength of their dynamic live shows, the group has garnered a devoted following since their debut.

The group’s two singles, “Carousel” and “Mr. Mister,” will both be featured on their debut album, scheduled for release in late summer 2016. In the meantime, The Nick Valentini Collective will be touring extensively during the coming months. READ MORE

Musicians

Sarah Dashew

March 11, 2016
Sarah Dashew

On singer-songwriter Sarah Dashew’s latest album, Roll Like a Wheel, she takes the listener by the hand and guides them on a heartfelt journey through the musical styles and genres that have helped to shape her unique sound. From Texas tejano to Southern gospel to blue-eyed soul with a generous helping of Los Angeles flavor, Dashew lays bare her musical and personal history, singing of family and spirituality and love and, in the process, drawing comparisons to legendary performers such as James Taylor and Janis Joplin.

A native of Los Angeles, Dashew’s family left California when she was four and spent seven years sailing around the world. Music was a constant companion on the boat, either playing over the stereo or performed live by locals who had come aboard. After returning to the mainland, Dashew attended Wesleyan College in Middletown, Connecticut, where she sang in a gospel choir and, after graduation, formed her first band. READ MORE