Music Friday Blog

  • New Media Festival Director, Susan Johnson, joins us Friday

    The New Media Festival has become the place for indie film makers and musicians to be seen and heard in Los Angeles.  It is whee innovation and creativity happens and draws talent from around the world.  A sort of SXW for SoCal, it is where a lot of new talent is born.  Susan Johnston, the power behind it, will tell us how she puts it together, how it has grown and how you can be part of it

  • Ray Bonneville headlines Music Friday this week.

    The legendary Ray Bonneville brings is deep gravel voice and heartland rock, blues and story telling to Music Friday this Friday.  He is on tour with two stops in Los Angeles, Saturday night at McCabe's in Santa Monica and Sunday night at the Grand Ole Echo in Echo Park.  We will be playing tunes from his album Bad Man's Blood and talking about the songs he has in the works.

  • Joe Gil and Sonnet this week on Music Friday.

    Joe Gil opens tonight at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood with his unique, dreamy tunes from early EP's Leave or Stay and Blankets and new songs for the upcoming album.  We talk with him in Segment 1 and get beneath the very impressive high gloss shine that this young talent brings to the stage and the recording studio. Call in, email in, tweet us.

    In Segment 2 we are joined by the fabulous Sonnet, queen of California pop with songs from her debut album Sonnet.  We will play cuts from the album - which ranges from the heart stopping "Girls" to bounce and pop in "Boys".  Sonnet is a talent on the move. You have heard her songs (and seen her) in commercials including Coca Cola, now you can talk with her on Music Friday this week.

  • Two great talents this Friday: King Washington and Hana Kim

    Two great but very different talents will join us this Friday to play cuts from their new albums - in Hana Kim's case  to preview her new album Exodo - and talk to listeners.  You asked for them and we got them here for you.

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  • Hana Kim previews her new album EXODO, this Friday.

    Soulful, jazzy singer-songwriter Hana Kim turns on the heat with her full length album "Exodo", due out September 13th, 2013. Hana has spent most of her performing and writing music, influenced by  Norah Jones and The Black Keys. The result is an authentic and perfectly crafted pop music like nothing else you can heard. She's performed in countless Los Angeles venues and opened for Ryan Cabrera and Sam Bradley, building a dedicated fan base . With the release of two successful EP's, 2010's "Until You Believe" and her live session, "Studio Sessions" in 2012; the next logical step was the dynamic 10-track release "Exodo.", out next month.  We will get to hear early cuts from the album and talk on air with one of the great musical artists of the day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdb4eWoLYqc

  • Tyson Kelly of King Washington joins us this Friday

    The kinetic, high energy rock n' roll  and retro soul harmonies and big guitars of King Washington lead off Music Friday this week. Tyson Kelly, lead for the group will be the air for you to talk to and to talk about their new album, Overload, and his upcoming roll as John Lennon on Broadway. We will play cuts from Gears, the new album showcases King Washington's wide range from building a smooth harmonious wall of vocals to some of the best shredding you will hear anywhere. Tyson will be up in Segment 2, 2:30 pm ET.  Listen at www.blogtalkradio.com/musicfriday and at www.cyberstationusa.com.

     

     http://www.kingwashingtonmusic.com/

  • CD Release Party for Adam Cullen in NoHo, 8.2.13

    Paper-Bag-Games-Cover_small.jpgLast week's featured interview, Adam Cullen,  is releasing his new EP Paper Bag Games at a party sponsored by Built to Last Music.  The party will be at Bob's Espresso Bar in NoHo this Friday, 8.2.13.  Party starts at 7, music starts at 8:30.  Adam will be joined onstage by this Friday's star interview Serena Foster will be playing cuts from her new EP California.  Bobs is at 5351 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.  I will be there to meet all of my listeners.   

  • Serena and Frank Palangi up this week

    I interview Frank Palangi in Segment 2 Friday on his new EP, I Am Ready.  Frank is up for a LA Music Award and fresh from the Reality Dance Show in Philly PA at TLA club opening for IM5 and a well-received east cost tour, Frank brings unique creativity to rock. Frank is a rapidly emerging artist who is impacating mainstream rock with very personal melodies and riffs and thought provoking lyrics.  Frank has developed a huge east cost following by  speaking to listeners with his lyrics, his mdia outreach and his accessible music.  

  • Music Friday launches on Nation Builder

    Well, this is the first step in giving Music Friday its own identity.  Up until now, Music Friday was the Friday show of my 5-day-a-week program to function as a separate program with a separate website, Facebook page, twitter feed etc.   Each week I will interview two bands or artists, and I will reprint the interview one of them in Vents magazine, along with a review of their EP or CD.  We have had a lot of great musicians on the show in the past two years and we will have many more, starting this Friday with two emerging artists, Adam Cullen and Valarie Ponzio.  Music Friday will continue to mix emerging artists with established artists.  The level of talent in the US is so high, that sometimes it is hard to tell the new kids on the block from the long time hit makers, but that is the fun of it.

    We will post each weeks artist here, on Facebook and on twitter.  When possible, I will post photos on Instagram from clubs and concerts I go to, and I will invite you to post yours.

    As always, you can call in and talk to musicians at 424-675-6806.