Agora by Bear Hands

“Agora”is another track with an insanely catchy chorus, so much so that it almost erases the impact of “Giants” as it keeps replaying in your head.  The first time I heard this track I probably went back and repeated it 3 or 4 times before continuing with the album.  And that is very out of […]

Giants by Bear Hands

Giants was the first single of off Distraction and it immediately caught my attention the first time I heard it on the radio.  What really stands out on this track is the chorus, and the combination of the unusual vocal delivery and the great guitar line that is played along with it.  It does what […]

Bear Hands

Bear Hands may not be my first choice for a band name, but I guess it helps this Brooklyn quartet stand out a bit from other bands.  The band first formed in 2007 when Dylan Rau was going through a crazy time with his love life and was inspired to write a ton of new […]

You + Me by P!NK

Not since “Just give me a reason” from P!NK and F.U.N. has there been such a melodic matching of harmony–this track will melt your heart. I can’t help but really consider the evolution of this artist, Alecia Moore Hart stole the R&B stage early on in her career, her lyrics were classic LA Reid and […]

The Third Annual California Music Industry Summit

The third annual California Music Industry Summit took place at Laney College on June 8-9th. I couldn’t speak for how many people showed up on the first day, but when I made the trek to Oakland on its second day, I found myself pretty damn amazed by the turn out upon arrival. However, it was […]

One Month Until ASCAP EXPO!

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is almost here! For those who haven’t heard of this event, you’re in for a treat. The ASCAP EXPO is an event that takes place in Los Angeles, CA and has been running strong for the past six years. Now, a plethora of producers, songwriters, editors, musicians, and just […]