Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cat’s Eye View Morris’ Return to Chicago

Cat’s Eye View

Morris’ Return to Chicago

By C. Duke 



Morris who? Why the old orange tabby from TV’s 9Lives commercials. He’s back. Rebooted and ready to serve up some more sassiness.


The original Morris the Cat was discovered at Hinsdale Human Society in 1968. Hinsdale is a Chicago area city so, Morris is thus a Chicagoan. He starred in more than 50 9Lives TV commercials and was a distant memory until now.


Of course this isn’t the original Morris the Cat but, the rebooted Morris has that same saucy attitude and affinity for 9Lives cat food. Except now he’s decked out with fancy “wearable technology” that let’s you get a “Cats Eye View” of his experiences around the house.


Go to the 9Lives website, http://www.9lives.com/catseyeview/ and you will see Morris wearing his “face computer” goggles prompting you to press the start button. After Morris’ package arrives you’ll begin the cat’s eye view adventure. This is an interactive video where you chose what he does next such as, “take nap”, “visit salon”, “meet fan”, “redecorate”, “watch theater”, “play game” or “take challenge. You get to go through three choices before the video ends but you get the chance to view the other videos you missed as well as share, see outtakes or get a coupon.


Not only do you get to see a day in the life of Morris from his point of view but, he also has profiles for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where he shares his feline opinions, comments on hot topics and other social media type stuff.


Welcome back Morris the Cat you have been missed.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This Week’s Video Reviews - 5th Week of October 2014

This Week’s Video for the 5th Week of October (Happy Halloween)
Reviews By C. Duke



Gwen Stefani: Baby Don’t Lie


Starting out in black and white this video quickly turns to color when Gwen gets swept away by a word tornado that leaves her lying on a yellow brick road. Singing as she walks down the road the geometric mountainous landscape on either side continuously morphs with black and white striped, checkered and houndstooth patterns.

Dancers start emerging around her as she walks and the video just gets more bizarre when three creatures representing, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion in some weird form, get swiped off her phone screen and appear besides her dancing.

Toward the end there is a short focus on Gwen and her dancers’ kicks as they walk/dance down the head light lit alley at which point everything reverses into a time-lapsed trip back to the beginning of the video, only the black and white portion is now in color.

This video is pretty trippy and full of effects and what the Wizard of Oz reference is…your guess is as good as mine.




2Cellos: The Trooper Overture {Official Video}


This one starts off when two geeky looking cello case carrying fellows come across a street wall with posters with the question, “Want to Be a Rock Star?” and the date and time to show their stuff. The background picture on the poster has a guitar player on his back crowd surfing as he plays guitar.
We then zoom into the poster and into a club where our two geeks are. Dressed in black with leather jackets they come up on stage with their cellos amidst boos and hisses from the crowd. But, once they get going on their feverish playing, they win the crowd over to cheers, showing that classical can be just as rock as rock itself and yes you can play lead guitar on a cello and crowd surf on your back as you do it.

The camera then zooms back out of the poster to the pair still staring at it, one with mouth agape, and then they walk off.

An enjoyable must see video showing you that classical music doesn’t have to be boring. These guys are amazing.




Sister Cristina: Like a Virgin 


Uhm…okay, I’ll just say it. This video is just so wrong. A nun singing Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”?! Yeah, okay, she does a nice mellow rendition and has a pleasant voice but, it seems to me she’s trying to change the meaning of the lyrics to mean a personal message to God. “Like a virgin, touched for the very first time……you’re so fine and your mine….”. No, no, no, no, no, no. This is not a holy song, far from it. What is going through her brain?

I don’t know why this is so hot on Facebook and Youtube right now except, that it’s a novelty to see a nun singing something so contrary. What’s she gonna sing next, “Obsession” by Animotion?
Anyway, this video is filmed in black and white with scenery of Italy, I believe and Sister Cristina with outstretched hands.




 


From the upcoming album “The London Sessions” (out December 3rd) this tune has a hypnotic, atmospheric, club sound to it. Simple footage of Mary singing in the street and of her riding back seat on her way to a club performance, she sings about taking her love back after being done wrong.

Kick him to the curb Ms. Blige.





Kiesza: Hideaway


Wearing high top skinny jeans, suspenders, a halter bra and red sneakers, red headed Kiesza gets out of a taxi and enacts some ballet moves as she sings. This is a continuous shot of street dancing up a city block picking up dancers as she goes.

“You’re just a hideaway, you’re just a feeling/You let my heart escape beyond the meaning”, she says in part of a verse. An upbeat club tune that will have you oohing and aahing along with the chorus.
When she’s done with the song and dance, she hails the cab back down and gets back in. This video makes me think of the 80’s.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bad Pollyanna & Sophie Lancaster Foundation Launch 'Invincible Girl' Marking 7th Anniversary Of Tragic Murder

Bad Pollyanna & Sophie Lancaster Foundation Launch 'Invincible Girl' Marking 7th Anniversary Of Tragic Murder

October 14, 2014 - United Kingdom - Alternative Rock Band Bad Pollyanna have joined forces with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and cult makeup brand Illamasqua for their poignant charity song 'Invincible Girl' commemorating the seventh anniversary of the brutal murder of Sophie Lancaster.
Check out the Official Video for Bad Pollyanna's 'Invincible Girl':
Sylvia Lancaster, mother of murder victim Sophie, founded the Sophie Lancaster Foundation in order to honor her memory, provide education and raise awareness, and to challenge prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.

“To say that everyone at The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is extremely excited about this track is an understatement. We all feel that seven years is an appropriate milestone to celebrate the strength and courage Sophie’s death has given us to slowly but surely change the world. The proceeds and awareness from this charity single will help us continue our crucial work”.
- Sylvia Lancaster

Bad Pollyanna's 'Invincible Girl' is available to purchase on digital download and will be released on collectable, limited-edition 12 inch vinyl – in Sophie’s favorite hue, purple.
Buy Bad Pollyanna's 'Invincible Girl' in CD & Digital formats at www.badpollyanna.com, iTunes, and Amazon MP3.
For more information on The Sophie Lancaster Foundation:

Sophie Lancaster Foundation Official Site
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About Bad Pollyanna:

As their oxymoronic name suggests, Bad Pollyanna represents a mix of both beauty and darkness. The band explores and celebrates the duality of love, sex and the human condition through music and art. Bad Pollyanna believe you should be whoever you want to be and are proud to support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation in conjunction with makeup brand Illamasqua.

With their debut album "Monstrous Child", vocalist Olivia Hyde takes us the journey of a young woman kidnapped by a grieving scientist who uses her to resurrect his deceased lover in the form of a doll - with disastrous consequences. Having being transformed into a monster, she sets out on a journey to discover the meaning of love, and the sweet yet bitter taste of revenge.

With the addition of bassist and programmer Nikki Kontinen, Guitarist Stephen Kilpatrick, and Drummer Valerian Adore, "Monstrous Child" creates a blend of beautiful harmonies against a backdrop of heavy beats that will take you on a ride through the deepest, darkest reaches of your being.

Bad Pollyanna have gained their cult following after sharing stages with The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Cruxshadows, and former Aiden frontman William Control on 'The Punishment Tour" in August 2014 throughout the UK and Europe.

Bad Pollyanna are proudly sponsored by cult make-up brand Illamasqua, with whom they have released the charity single "Invincible Girl" in aid of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity who helps to promote the message of tolerance towards alternative subcultures, LGBT groups and people with disabilities in schools and in prisons.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Why Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Should be Inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Why Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Should be Inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

By C. Duke 



Cleveland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame has announced it’s nominees for its 2015 inductions. Nominated for their third time, previous 2012 and 2013, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are once again included in the running. Other nominees are, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Green Day, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed, The Smiths, The Spinners, Sting, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War and Bill Withers.


“Give me Joan Jett with a shag haircut and black eye” states Sandra Bernhard in her 1999 DVD, “I’m Still Here…Damn It!” going off on how she can’t take the waifish alternative singers anymore. Well, it’s 2014 and those waifish singers are still around but, so is Joan Jett. In fact she has never left. She’s been touring and performing consistently since her start at the age of 15 with, “The Runaways”, her first band of the 1970’s (Classic line-up: Cherie Currie-vocals, Joan Jett-rhythm guitar, Lita Ford-lead guitar, Jackie Fox-bass and Sandy West-drums). The Runaways’ story was also told in the 2010 biopic, “The Runaways”.


The Runaways went through a revolving door of bass players and after singer Cherie Currie left the group, Joan took over the vocals. Disbanding in 1979, Joan placed an ad in L.A. Weekly stating she was “looking for three good men” and formed Joan Jett and the Blackhearts with counterparts, Gary Ryan (bass), Eric Ambel (guitar), and Danny O’Brien (drums). O’Brien was replaced with Lee Crystal and later, Erick Ambel with Ricky Byrd. Current line up is long time drummer, Thommy Price, long time lead guitarist, Dougie Needles and bassist, Acey Slade.


Their first album entitled, “Joan Jett” was rejected by 23 major and minor labels so, Joan and Kenny Laguna (her manger and writing partner) started their own label “Blackheart Records” using their personal savings to press and distribute the record, sometimes out of the back of Kenny’s own Cadillac. The album was later re-released on Boardwalk Records as “Bad Reputation” with a favorite tune of the same nomenclature.


The next album, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” produced one of Billboard’s # 1 top songs of all time, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”. It rocketed Joan and the boys to the top. Lasting seven weeks on the charts this was a song original by The Arrows that Jett first tried to bring to her bandmates in The Runaways to no avail.


Jett’s hits also include a Tommy James and the Shondells cover, “Crimson and Clover”, Gary Glitter’s, “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah), “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and an amalgam of
other originals and first rate covers Jett has definitely earned her place in rock ‘n’ roll history.


With her raw, raspy voice, anthemic music and loyalty to her rock ‘n’ roll roots she has been often referred to as the Queen of Rock. Deservingly so.12 albums, multiple acting roles (let’s not forget her movie,” Light of Day” with the great Michael J. Fox), compilation albums, collaborative albums, a multiplicity of songs about her, references to her in books, film, TV, music and stand up routines, accolades and awards, induction to Long Island’s Music Hall of Fame, and own record label, she’s worked and influenced a superfluity of musicians and fans too numerous to name. Joan Jett loves rock ‘n’ roll, lives and breaths rock ‘n’ roll and is rock ’n’ roll. Against all odds Jett and company have prevailed in this male dominated industry and who can be more deserving to be inducted to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame than a self proclaimed lover of rock ‘n’ roll, a poster child of rock and true rockstar? Will Joan Jett and the Blackhearts finally be inducted? I’m curios to know who will do the inducting if so.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Weekly Video Music Review

Video Reviews

By C. Duke



Taylor Swift – Shake it Off 

* From her 5th upcoming CD release “1989” out October 27th, 2014. Starting off with a catchy marching band beat and horns, a departure from her usual country lean, Swift pops off about “shaking it off” when the “haters gonna hate”. Through many costume changes and scenes of ballerinas, break dancers, cheerleaders, ribbon dancers, twerkers and finger tutters, a little rap bit and making fun of her lack of dancing skills, Taylor has you “shaking it” off to this bubblegum, fun, upbeat pop tune of overcoming the adversity of haters.




Jessie J., Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang 

* This video is HOT. Sweltering hot that is. Set in a an urban cityscape suffering from a heat wave Jessie J. and company will have you up and outta your seats sweating along to this anthem of promiscuity. The video starts and ends with theatrical style movie credits and Jessie kicks it off getting out of a pink muscle car in skin tight pants with suspenders and a halter bra and belts out, “She got a body like an hourglass, but I can give it to you all the time..”. Ariana comes in between verses with a pink megaphone singing, “you’ve been waiting for that, stop, hold up, swing your bat”. “Bang, bang into the room (I know you want it)/Bang bang all over you (I’ll let you have it)…” begins the chorus then, Ariana sings the second verse in her pink themed bedroom. Just after midway, Miss Minaj lends her rap skills to the joint from a helipad back lit in…wait for it…pink, where all the girls and party end up.




Nickelback – Edge of a Revolution (Main Version)

* Disgruntle with this political climate, Nickelback sing of “standing on the edge of a revolution” in this video with political protest footage playing from a classroom projector. As they perform in front of the projector screen, a first, single student building to several, scream for change and revolution as a resolve to this country’s woes. Viva la revolution.


Nicki Minaj – Anaconda 

* Further objectifying women and their backsides, Nicki, rapping over Sir Mix-a-Lot’s, “Baby Got Back” sample, inserts plenty of scantly clad girls twerking and flapping asses in this Amazonian jungle setting. Nicki brags about her “fat ass” and wanting to see all the “fat assed bitches in the club” and “f@%$ those skinny bitches in the club”. Full of sexual innuendo, this video is just as mindless as the women girls in it.



Colbie Caillat – Hold On


* Set in a moonlit, sandy, wooded area, Colbie has a flock of female dancers around her as she sings about falling out of love and moving on, but, “gets the feeling” maybe, she “should hold on” in this chorus catchy tune of fading love. The video ends with Colbie and company dancing in a lake with a giant moon back drop.
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Duncan Faure – Machine from the Other Side


 Duncan Faure – Machine from the Other Side

By: C. Duke


Duncan Faure, front man for the all time number one South African 70’s rock band, Rabbitt, and latter day front man for Bay City Rollers, who took the lead vocalist position in 1978, has released a new album May 16, 2014, “Machine from the Other Side”.

Consisting of piano and vocal based Lennon/Beatlesque melodies with a tad of Elton John, Duncan has birthed a pleasing collection of tunes as well at a couple of John Lennon covers. A twelve song album of which five I was able to listen to.

1. Billy in the Big Band – I can see Elton and John writing this song together except it wasn’t. Duncan was channeling here.

2. Love and Dreamed Wishes - “Across the universe I hear your voice and harmony/still sounds like the first time to me/ and did we ever get to learn the message….in the hands of time just let it be…” an ode to John Lennon’s, “Imagine”? Perhaps.

3. Hullo Baby - A tune with electric guitar included, tells the story

of a person’s lost love. “Hullo baby, I see you’ve lost your love/ hullo baby I’ve heard you lost your love”…“what I gotta do is move a mountain/what I gotta do is stop a freight train…”

4. Feels like a Day- “And though the eyes that are closed/ as the years roll away/so quick that is feels as fast as a day” opens this short Old English reminiscent sounding ditty.

5. Tennessee- A cover of John Lennon’s unreleased song known from bootleg records.


Full track listing follows:
1. Billy in the Big Band
2. Hullo Baby
 3. Imagine
 4. It Was All So Different Then
 5. Love and Dreamed Wishes
 6. Villain of the Peace
 7. Leaves
 8. Machine from the Other Side
 9. Tennessee 
 10. Don't Win the Broken Heart 
11. England Doesn't Sleep 
 12. So Quick It Feels Like a Day
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Prince and 3rd

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL



TOMORROW ON THE LIVE NATION CHANNEL ON YAHOO

 
Live Stream Celebration on Tuesday, September 30


'PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE'



Album Release Party with a Behind the Scenes Look at Prince's Iconic Recording Studio, Paisley Park

LOS ANGELES (September 29, 2014) - Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today announced that music icon, Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL will appear tomorrow evening at 9:30 PM/CT on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo for PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE an exclusive album release party.

In addition to the live stream, fans will get an exclusive behind the scenes look at Prince's legendary Minnesota studio complex, Paisley Park, the creative sanctuary where Prince has recorded many of his most recognized musical creations.  Fans around the world can watch the free live stream on mobile via the Yahoo Screen app or online at www.yahoo.com/live.

The exclusive window into Prince's world is a celebration marking the release of two brand new albums on the same day:  'ART OFFICIAL AGE,' a classic Prince album produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton and 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM' a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL, which include Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Fans first got to experience select songs from PLECTRUMELECTRUM during Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL's recent critically acclaimed UK 'Hit & Run' tour.

The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo launched on July 15th, streaming a live concert every day.  In addition to the biggest collection of concert live streams available on the Web, the Live Nation Channel and Yahoo Screen are part of the Yahoo Live experience featuring an on-demand catalogof songs on video and hundreds of insider vignettes including behind-the-scenes footage, artist interviews and more.

For more information and to purchase Prince's album ART OFFICIAL AGE visit - www.ARTOFFICIALAGE.com
For more information and to purchase Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL's album PLECTRUMELECTRUM visit - www.3RDEYEGIRL.com
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.

For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

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The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21, 2014

Festivals today are a huge business. As events like Coachella, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Outside Lands pop up in cities around the country it is hard to imagine these outdoor shows as descendants of 1969’s seminal Woodstock Music & Art Fair. One of the most memorable moments of Woodstock was Jimi Hendrix’s iconic performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but before amazing audiences at Max Yasgur's the outdoor concert pioneer. In its 57th year, the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF)

Spread out among eight stages, concertgoers were treated to three days of mind-blowing music from around the world, starting with the Brazilian sounds of Santa Cruz’s own SambaDá. Dressed in all white, SambaDá got the enthusiastic crowd on its feet with blasts of funk and samba. By the end of their hour long set, the experienced MJF alumni were ready to get the party underway. On the main arena stage, a.k.a. the Jimmy Lyon’s stage (named after the jazz radio broadcaster and MJF founder), Grammy Award winning Houston native, Robert Glasper demonstrated the contemporary sounds of his Black Radio Experiment. As he dropped beats big enough to be measured on the richter scale, Glasper played a medley of songs which included a remixed version of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day.” MJF 2014’s first night ended with a lively performance by another Grammy award winning artist, renowned pianist, Herbie Hancock. Bringing it back old school with his white Keytar, Hancock got people grooving and swaying in their seats. “We just love this festival,” Hancock exclaimed before leading audience members on a sonic journey through his classic hit, “Watermelon Man.”

For the next two days of the festival, the Jimmy Lyon’s stage played host to hotbed of burgeoning acts including Davina & The Vagabonds, Bill Childs, Marcus Miller, , Jon Batiste & Stay Human, as well as The Charles Lloyd Quartet. This stage also housed the festival’s most provocative and mind-bending performances. Booker T. Jones, best known as the frontman for Booker T. & The M.G.’s, showed true grit during a romping performance of his acclaimed hit, “Green Onions.” Performing on stage with his son, bassist Ted Jones, Booker T. payed tribute to Jimi Hendrix as he covered “Hey Joe,” which earned him a standing ovation.

Almost 44 years to the day of Jimi Hendrix’s death, the memory of his 1967 performance in Monterey still resonates with locals. Following in his footsteps, Gary Clark Jr. hit the stage, reminding folks how the sheer power of guitar can make performances legendary. As the western Texas native began his set, it was apparent that the stoic sea of baby boomers were unfamiliar with his sound. Arms folded, the audience looked like it was waiting for something big to happen, and during GCJ’s third song, it did. The paradigm shift occurred during the bluesy “When My Train Pulls In,” off his debut album, Blak and Blu. Reminiscent of an outlaw walking into an old bar saloon from the wild west, Gary Clark Jr.’s slinky guitar riffs and soulful voice got people in the crowd nodding their heads. But it was his vicious guitar solo, filled with sliding sounds and colorful distortions, that woke everybody up. The song only lasted for eight minutes, but that was enough time to make everyone who saw him on stage a believer. The rest of set was met with cheers and standing ovations. “That was awesome!” said one fan after the set
ended. As Gary Clark Jr. sealed his place in the MJF history books, another first time act brought the crowd a different kind of boom.

Known as the house band on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Roots dropped the lyrical hammer as they taught the crowd a thing or two about hip hop. Led by founding members Tariq "Black Thought"and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, the Philadelphia natives gave an energetic performance filled with classic songs as well as tracks off their most recent album, “...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.” Black Thought showing no signs of slowing down, despite being in the game for over two decades, as he jumped around the stage during Kool and The Gang’s “Jungle Boogie.” From Curtis Mayfield to Guns’N’Roses, The Roots moved from genre to genre like a game of musical hopscotch. Booker T.’s “Mannish Boy” also found its way into The Roots’ repertoire, the second time that day Questlove paid homage to Booker T. The first time came during an intimate performance by the Philadelphia Experiment, which consists of ?uestlove on drums, Uri Caine on keyboard, and Christian McBride (sporting a Philadelphia Eagles jersey) on upright bass. The Roots’ performance showed that despite all the success on the Tonight Show, this band has a lot more music for us to chew on.

Although the Jimmy Lyon’s stage showcased the more established talent, the outside Garden stage is where the actual party took place. People were dancing, blowing bubbles, and camping out in front of the stage, which was a nice contrast to the more formalized set up of the other stage. Some highlights from the Garden stage include Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio, the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, the Harold Lopez Nussa Trio, Red Baraat, and Ana Popovic. While Brooklyn-based Red Baraat used their North India bhangra rhythms to get the people out of their seats, Memphis-based Serbian blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic stole the show. The sultry blond sounded less like Rayna Jaymes, and more like Joe Satriani or Derek Trucks with the way she handled that axe. It was essentially a guitar solo clinic, and by the end of her hour and half long set, the crowd expressed their appreciation via hoots and hollers.

Review by Sam Frank
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LP @ Casbah, San Diego, CA 9/24/14


Someone You Need To Hear

By C. Duke


If you haven’t heard of LP yet, you need to look her up on youtube and her site, “iamlp.com”. LP (Laura Pergolizzi) is a slight American ukulele wielding singer/songwriter with a power house voice and a stage persona to match. She’s quite the whistler too.

LP got her start in New York City in the early 2000s with her own band of the same moniker releasing two albums, “Heart-Shaped Scar” and “Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol”. She moved to L.A. in 2010 and after a couple of record label changes and a stint writing for other artist such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Cher and a plethora of others. LP started performing again in clubs around L.A., she released an EP, “Into the Wild” in April of 2012 with Warner Brothers Records and in 2012 became Martin Guitars’ first female Ambassador.

LP is currently touring following the release of her album with Warner Brothers Records, “Forever for Now”, released June 2, 2014.

She gave a phenomenal performance at San Diego’s small club, Casbah, Wednesday, September 24th. Spot on vocals without a sour note she opened with, “Free to Love”, with a chorus that states, “…the day has come, the day has

come…we’re free to love, free to love”. Tokyo Sunrise is a crowd favorite and the official video has just been released on youtube. It will have your mouth agape at the Japanese scale used in the chorus performed with razor sharp precision and vocal altitude. A must see live. LP performed her complete album as well as some covers such as Phil Collins’, “I Can Feel it in the Air” and the Beatles’, “Something”. The latter performed with just her ukulele as an encore.

Closing this stellar performance was, “Into the Wild” her runaway hit from the City Bank commercial with the girl rock climbing to dizzying heights.

Afterward LP was gracious enough to meet and greet her fans, signing items and taking pictures. A nice way to cap off a show for this voice of voices. - Read the full story at UnRatedMagazine.com