Category Archives: Interviews

Spare Change on Livation Wednesday 7/24/19

Livation welcomes the duo Spare Change to the KXLU performance studio this Wednesday. They describe their sound as “a mashup of punk rock and hobo sensibilities” with a “severe bluegrass addiction”. Spare Change is Candy Graham, the local multi-talented muse (The … Continue reading

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Getting Real With David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, and A.J. Eaton

Yesterday I was afforded the opportunity to speak with the sometimes irascible and always venerated David Crosby, filmmaker Cameron Crowe, and Director A.J. Eaton to discuss their documentary, Remember My Name. Opened today in select theaters in Los Angeles and … Continue reading

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The Falling Doves on Livation Wednesday, 7/3/19

This Wednesday Livation welcomes The Falling Doves and Norwegian classical guitarist Christina Sandsengen. The  two joined together for a  recent tour so it made sense that they perform together when on Livation. The Falling Doves members are Christopher Leyva on vocals … Continue reading

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Gary Tackett’s ‘Blue Eyed Sole’ Album Combines Gritty Blues, Country And Funk In An Irresistible Package

Gary Tackett ‘s Blue Eyed Sole is his just-released debut album. Although this is the first album under his own name, Gary has been on the music scene both locally and nationally for many years, playing guitar on Merle Haggard’s Blue … Continue reading

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The Slashes on Livation Wednesday 6/12/19

The Slashes from San Diego, are a 3-piece, post punk band who’s sound reminds fans of Gang of Four, Joy Division, David Bowie, Lou Reed and on. The band’s line-up is  vocals/guitar: Esteban Rene, drums: Carlos Robles and bass: Alberto Bautista. … Continue reading

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Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets on Livation Wednesday, 6/5/19

With a wide range of musical styles (punk, pop, country) and an all-star Orange County band with members from Joyride, Foxy, Cadillac Tramps, Manic Hispanic, Adolescents, The Busstop Hurricanes, Russell Scott & The Red Hots, D.I. and Mink Daggers, Greg … Continue reading

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Compress Collide on Livation Wednesday, 5/29/19

Up this week on Livation is Compress Collide, a band that has been described as “treading the boundary between garage-y and tight, barreling through their meticulously crafted arrangement with reckless abandon.” – their Facebook page Compress Collide is Adam Bones, … Continue reading

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An Interview With Christopher Job: Opera Singer, OC Native, Headbanger

Bass-baritone Christopher Job is a Southern California native who has been busy making a name for himself in the opera world. Having cut his teeth in Orange County with Opera Pacific, Mr. Job has sung all over North America and … Continue reading

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Million Kids on Livation Wednesday 5/15/19

Starting from a 4-track demo back in the late 90’s, Million Kids has played hundreds of west coast shows and have released 2 full length albums, and several EP’s. Still going strong, they are “smashing grime influenced garage rock with … Continue reading

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An Interview With The Linda Lindas: LA’s Pre-Teen Queens Of Punk

Elise Thompson contributed to this post. The Linda Lindas are a band that has come out of the Save Music in Chinatown benefits put on by Martin Wong, co-founder and editor of Giant Robot magazine, music writer, photographer and friend … Continue reading

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