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Katie Hill’s New Memoir Is Going To Shake Up The Political Patriarchy

Former California Rep. Katie Hill will not be silenced, despite a year of scandal and controversy that ultimately chased her out of Congress. After nude photos of the former California Representative were published online without her consent, Hill was investigated for a relationship with a former campaign aide, eventually resigning from her post. She didn’t go quietly though: Katie Hill’s viral resignation speech called out revenge porn and the sexist double standard faced by women in poli...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, California, Time, Los Angeles, New York Times, Elle, Hill, Katie Hill


Your 2020 Guide On What To Give Up For Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which will last until Thursday, April 9, 2020. Even if you don’t participate in it, you may have some idea about what it is — kids at school might have talked about giving up chocolate for 40 days, for instance. For many practicing Christians, the season is meant to be a time to commit to your faith by abstaining from something you consider a pleasure or a distraction. People observe Lent in different ways. But despite its reputation, the holi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, California, Cdc, Earth, Belgium, Los Angeles Times, KU Leuven, Instagram Twitter, Huda Beauty, Huda Kattan, Bastin, Margot Bastin, William E Rushman, New York 's Church of Saint Agnes


Hot Pockets Heiress Michelle Janavs Gets Prison Time For College Admissions Scandal

Michelle Janavs, a former executive at Chef America Inc., exits federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, March 29, 2019. Wealthy parents appeared in court as the clock ticks down on plea bargains for their alleged role in the biggest college admissions scam the Justice Department has ever prosecuted. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images Update: On Tuesday afternoon, Michelle Janavs was sentenced to five months in prison for her role in the college admission...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Fbi, Justice Department, Usc, University Of Southern California, Felicity Huffman, Boston Massachusetts, Georgetown, Hodge, Lori Loughlin, Rick Singer, Scott Eisen Bloomberg, Michelle Janavs, Janavs


Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein’s Trial Isn’t Over — Here’s What Happens Next

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock (10565809a) Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial, in New York Sexual Misconduct Weinstein, New York, USA – 24 Feb 2020 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal assault on February 24 in a landmark decision in New York. While Weinstein’s conviction represents a major victory in the eyes of the #MeToo movement and for ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, California, Washington, La, America, Los Angeles, Ap, Harvey Weinstein, Beverly Hills, The Guardian, Manhattan, Rikers Island, Young


Marana Blake Gives Off California Vibes In New Track

If Marana Blake doesn’t get any traction with the track California Waves, then I hope Lana Del Rey cuts it. In fact, Lana Del Rey hasn’t released a song that gives off California vibes in a long time. Back to Marana Blake. She’s an indie singer-songwriter born in Chicago. She  released a few tracks as well as several cover videos. We added the track to our Indie Invaders Playlist. Give it a stream.
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, California, Chicago, Indie Invaders, Marana Blake, Marana Blake California Waves, Marana Blake Gives Off California


Bernie Sanders Won The Nevada Caucuses Thanks To Young & Latino Voters

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday with a decisive victory —  all thanks to young and Latino voters.  With 46% of the vote, Sanders is the projected winner in Nevada, the first state in this early primary season with a diverse voting population, according to The Wall Street Journal. With 50% of the Nevada vote reported, former Vice President Joe Biden is predicted to come in second with 19.6%, followed by former Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg (15.3%), Massachus...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Texas, California, Nbc News, Joe Biden, Indiana, New Hampshire, Iowa, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vox, San Antonio, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders


Sleep Sustainably With These Top Bedding Brands

Although our best intentions are to approach every day as Earth Day, sometimes we need a reminder (and a little green-guidance) in order to lead more eco-conscious lives. In honor of supporting worldwide environmental protection every day, we're tackling an at-home sustainability step that's easy enough to practice in your sleep — and it all starts with making a more sustainable bed.We rounded up the top sustainable companies that are redefining our concept of what trendy bedding looks and feel...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, California, US, Earth, Northern California, Snowe, Gryphon, Global Organic Textile Standard, Oeko Tex, Boll Branch, Buffy Buffy, Alterra Pure Snowe Home, Snowe Boll Branch Boll Branch, SÕL Organics


Big Twins & DirtyDiggs – “Queensbridge” (EP Review)

This is the brand new EP from New York emcee Big Twins. Best known for being a member of the Infamous Mobb, it wouldn’t be until the late 2000s that he would branch out solo & has released 4 studio albums to date. However, he is now teaming up with California producer DirtyDiggs for Queensbridge. It all starts with “No Hesitation”, where Twins raps about how he isn’t afraid to shoot anyone over an organ. The next song “Infamous Chain” with Godfather Pt. III & the Durag Dynasty sees the East ...
Tags: Reviews, New York, California, Jazz, West Coast, Twins, East Coast West Coast, Dirtydiggs, Big Twins, Durag Dynasty, Big Twins Best, Asia Hus Kingpin


Crissy Van Meter's Playlist for Her Novel "Creatures"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Crissy Van Meter's novel Creatures is a stunning debut, a coming-of-age tale with a strong sense of place. The New York Times wrote of the book: "Vivid and moving . . . The tempo o...
Tags: Music, California, David, New York Times, Snoop Dogg, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Johnny Cash, San Francisco Chronicle, Evie, Evangeline, Emmylou Harris, Liam, Chuck Berry, CCR, Antiheroines


New York Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed in Apparent Home Invasion Robbery in Hollywood

Pop Smoke, an up and coming rapper out of New York, was murdered Wednesday morning (Feb. 19) in an apparent home invasion robbery at a house he was renting in Hollywood Hills, California. The Los Angeles Police Department said a shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. PST at a home in Hollywood Hills. Officials said the home is an Airbnb owned by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband, and Pop Smoke was renting the property at the time of the shooting....
Tags: New York, Celebs, Hollywood, Shooting, Guns, California, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Airbnb, Party, Lapd, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Gun Violence, Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Hills


Southern California rock band Fu Manchu will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a tour

Rock band Fu Manchu is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020 and will commemorate the milestone by heading out on a full-fledged tour that kicks off on April 27 in Phoenix and wraps up with a trio of shows closer to home. The band will headline The Troubadour in West Hollywood on Nov. 7, The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa on Nov. 14 and The Casbah on Dec. 12 in San Diego. Related Articles Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ North American Tour stops at Staples Center in October ...
Tags: Music, California, Berlin, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Nick Cave, Southern California, Concerts, West Hollywood, Phoenix, Costa Mesa, San Clemente, Scott Hill, Fu Manchu


Still Doe – “Elevator Music For Different Dimensions” (Album Review)

The Bay Area carries a signature sound that is displayed in every artist that comes out of the northern region of California. The sound is original, unheard of, extremely creative and always outrageous. The home of Mac Dre, E-40, and the newest addition to greatness, Still Doe with his new album, titled, Elevator Music For Different Dimensions. The 13-track album embodies the essence of the Yay Area. Exploring memorable landmarks, remember unforgettable moments in history and unveiling unknown...
Tags: Reviews, California, Jazz, DOE, Bay Area, Still Doe


Punk in the Park will bring together craft beer and punk rock

Orange County’s Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced its inaugural Punk in the Park Beer & Music Festival featuring Pennywise, The Vandals, The Adicts, Lagwagon and more in partnership with KROQ 106.7 FM. The event, which will include a dozen-plus bands playing on multiple stages and more than 100 beer tastings from local and regional craft breweries, will take place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado on Saturday, April 25. Brew Ha Ha Productions celebrated its 10th anniversary in September and pai...
Tags: Europe, Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, Punk, San Diego, Music Festivals, Coachella, Orange County, Collins, Southern California, Concerts


Can The Worldwide Vinyl Boom Recover From The Apollo Factory Fire?

A billion dollar industry dependent on one factory in California? That’s physical manufacturing, so perhaps not. The factory, where 75 percent of the world’s blank lacquers were made, burned in early February. “Pressing plants and mastering engineers are assessing the future. Some have expressed fear that the fire will disrupt the global production of new album releases and slow the seemingly endless supply of reissues that major labels churn out.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, California, Los Angeles, 02.14.20


YG – “Konklusions” (Feat. Kehlani)

California stars YG and Kehlani have been a couple for a few months now, and with this being Valentine's Day and all, they've just come out with a new single about being really into each other. But YG and Kehlani aren't exactly born romantics. YG mostly raps about committing crimes and not caring about other … More »
Tags: Music, California, Yg, Kehlani


Euglossine Creates a Gleaming Electronic Vista with 'Psaronius'

"Utah Teapot", named after the famous 3D graphics test model, begins with breezy flourishes before a funky beat takes over, and the song is transformed into a strange, sparse dance track. If the sudden appearance of a standard time signature is Euglossine's bid for mainstream acceptance, he does an immediate 180 with "Dryocampa Messenger Service". It's a song full of random bursts of electronic squalls, in addition to random beats that (thankfully) never quite coalesce into a song-length pulse...
Tags: Music, California, Experimental, Music Review, Frank Zappa, Ambient, Jazz Fusion, Electronic, Sound Design, Orange Milk Records, John Tesh, Euglossine, Psaronius, Utah Teapot, Dryocampa Messenger Service, Megaphyton


2020 California Roots Music and Arts Festival Line-Up

The California Roots Music and Arts Festival has become synonymous with the North American reggae and roots music scene, but for years the event has also featured some of the biggest names in hip hop. The 2015 edition had the legendary Roots headline and Cypress Hill also perform that year. Minneapolis’ Atmosphere has become a staple at the festival with 2020 being their fourth year. Cali Roots has also featured Rhymesayers labelmates Brother Ali and Dilated Peoples. 2018 included the Bay Area ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, Events, Nas, Jazz, Cypress Hill, Ali, Bay Area, Jurassic, Sean Paul, Chris Tucker, California Roots, Dan Sheehan, Cali Roots, N W A Ice Cube


At 85, singer Pat Boone says he’s ready for the end, but will do one last concert in Southern California

When singer Pat Boone walks off the stage at the Coach House on Saturday, that’s it, he says. That will be his last-ever show near his home of more than six decades in Southern California. “I mean, my dad used to say, ‘I won’t promise anything except I won’t promise anything,’” Boone says by phone from Florida recently. “Because he said, ‘As sure as your word, you promise something and you’re not able to keep your promise. “But I am considering this to be my last concert on the West Coast,” he s...
Tags: Music, Florida, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Beverly Hills, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Jesus, Shirley, West Coast, Beverly Hills Hotel, Frank Sinatra, Presley


Ava DuVernay-Directed Nipsey Hussle Documentary Coming To Netflix

A little less than a year ago, the California rap hero Nipsey Hussle was murdered in Los Angeles at the age of 33. Today brings the news that Nipsey's family has reportedly teamed up with an A-list filmmaker to tell the man's story. More »
Tags: Music, News, California, Los Angeles, Ava Duvernay, Nipsey Hussle, Nipsey


Stream: Cold War Kids, ‘Who’s Gonna Love Me Now’

In November, Southern California stalwarts Cold War Kids released their seventh album — and the first of an album trilogy — “New Age Norms 1.” It found the band expanding its sound and utilizing for the first time contributions from co-writers such as Bonnie McKee, Mikky Ekko, producer Lars Stalfors and members of Electric Guest. Their calling remained the soulfully buoyant vocals of frontman Nathan Willett, especially on singles such as the socially observant “Complainer” and the piano ballad “...
Tags: Music, Featured, California, George Michael, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Cold War Kids, Lars Stalfors, Novo, Joe Plummer, Willett, Nathan Willett, Matthew Schwartz, David Quon, Bonnie McKee Mikky Ekko, Matt Maust


Janet Jackson will bring Black Diamond World Tour to Southern California

Music icon Janet Jackson has announced a new album and a new tour for 2020. The 53-year-old revealed she’d be dropping a new record, “Black Diamond,” later this year and will support the release with a massive tour that comes to Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at San Diego State University on Aug. 10, Staples Center in Los Angeles on Aug. 12 and Honda Center in Anaheim on Aug. 15. Tickets go on sale starting at noon on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com. Related Articles ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, San Diego, Long Beach, Connor, Jackson, Staples Center, Southern California, Black Diamond, Concerts, Janet Jackson


Photos: Fever Joy, Luna Aura and Talker at the Echo

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Wednesday night’s show at the Echo with Fever Joy, Luna Aura, Talker and Phebe Starr was like watching ships passing in perfectly coordinated choreography through the night, as Talker (led by Celeste Tauchar) and her band just got back from their five-date tour through the West Coast, and this was the second date of Luna Aura and Fever Joy’s four-date romp across California and Phoenix. Luna Aura graced the stage in a white sash and satin gloves, befitting th...
Tags: Music, Featured, California, San Francisco, Gallery, Sydney, Vancouver, West Coast, Show Review, KROQ, Sheryl Crow, Sean Baker, Robitaille, Phebe Starr, Talker, Luna Aura


Sam Hunt will bring his Southside Summer Tour to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine

Country music singer-songwriter Sam Hunt is finally dropping his sophomore album, “Southside,” on April 3 and he announced The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with Kip Moore, Travis Denning, Ernest and a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus. The jaunt kicks off on May 28 in Charlotte, N.C., and and begins to wrap up as it ventures to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on Sept. 19 and North Island Credit Union in Chula Vista on Sept. 24. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at LiveNation.com. The 35-year-old ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Diplo, Stagecoach, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, George Michael, Concerts, Luke Bryan, Hunt


Best Coast – “Different Light”

Best Coast's new album, Always Tomorrow, is out in a couple of weeks. It's their first proper one since 2015's California Nights, and so far we've heard two tracks from it, "For The First Time" and "Everything Has Changed." Today, the duo is sharing one last one before the whole thing … More »
Tags: Music, California, Best Coast, First Time


Here’s Why This Member of The Beach Boys is Now Boycotting His Own Music

(NEW YORK) — One of the co-founders of The Beach Boys has joined a boycott of his own music to protest it being used by another band member at an animal hunting convention. Brian Wilson has denounced a performance of Beach Boys music on Wednesday at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada. The concert is being led by The Beach Boys’ co-founder, lead singer and chief lyricist Mike Love. In a tweet, Wilson said he and band member Al Jardine are “emphatically opposed” to trophy hun...
Tags: Music, New York, News, Entertainment, California, Uncategorized, United States, Brian Wilson, Hunting, Donald Trump, Reno, Humane Society, Wilson, Trump, The Beach Boys, Al Jardine


AI upscaling makes this Lumiere Bros film look new – and you can use the same technique

A.I.! Good gawd y’all – what is it good for? Absolutely … upscaling, actually. Some of machine learning’s powers may prove to be simple but transformative. And in fact, this “enhance” feature we always imagined from sci-fi becomes real. Just watch as a pioneering Lumiere Brothers film is transformed so it seems like something shot with money from the Polish government and screened at a big arty film festival, not 1896. It’s spooky. It’s the work of Denis Shiryaev. (If you speak...
Tags: Google, Video, Music, California, US, Techniques, Research, Intel, History, How-to, Shanghai, Nvidia, Ai, Gpu, Motion, Iris


Incubus announces new music and summer tour stop at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine

Southern California rock band Incubus announced its plans for the summer as they’ll be hitting the road with 311 and Badflower. The 36-date tour comes to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on July 18 and North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre July 19. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at LiveNation.com. The Calabasas band, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its third studio album, “Make Yourself,” last year, just dropped a brand new single, “Our Love,” last week and will released ...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Metallica, Livenation, Aerosmith, James Hetfield, Las Vegas Strip, Concerts, Inglewood, Anaheim, Shrine Expo Hall, Irvine, Kane Brown


Stream: Greatest Hits … This Week (Vol. 140)

Stopping by your inbox on a sunny weekend in Los Angeles: Here’s Buzz Bands LA’s latest playlist, Greatest Hits … This Week (Vol. 140), featuring music from Dear Boy, Trapdoor Social, Alicia Blue, the New Division, J. Laser, Mayer Hawthorne, Ethan Gruska, Dustbowl Revival, Greer, CAPYAC and a bunch more. Find links to more info on the artists beneath the player, and catch up on all of Buzz Bands LA’s playlists here. Dear Boy, “The Nominee” J. Laser, “Sunshine” Trapdoor Social, “Whispers” Alic...
Tags: Music, Featured, California, Los Angeles, Playlists, Playlist, Greatest Hits, Buzz Bands La, Mayer Hawthorne, Greatest Hits ... This Week, Los Angeles music, Nicole Kiki Jaffe, LA scene, New Division Lost Life Riki Earth Song, Kumi Greer


Ears Wide Open: Joy Weather

As happens with departures, breakups and other partings of the ways, songwriter Brian Ishiba didn’t know what he had until it was gone. In the case of the song “Oh California,” it was good old suburban Los Angeles. Ishiba fronts the L.A. trio Joy Weather, who released their self-titled debut album of emo-inspired indie-rock last week. The band got its start under the name Royce, but its evolution was put on hold a few years ago when Ishiba moved to Tokyo, where he had attended college. While liv...
Tags: Music, Featured, California, America, Tokyo, Pacific, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Joy Weather, Brian Ishiba, Los Angeles Ishiba, Ishiba


ClockworC – “More” (Prod. By Young Wicked)

After teasing it for almost 2 months, California rapper ClockworC finally delivers the Young Wicked-produced banger “More”.
Tags: California, Jazz, Singles, ClockworC



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