Category Archives: Interviews

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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The Dils on Livation 4/24/19

Chip and Tony Kinman fronted the punk band, The Dils, in San Diego in 1976 and released their DangerHouse Records single “Class War” in 1977. The Kinman brothers moved to San Francisco in the late ’70s and the band’s reputation … Continue reading

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Eric Sardinas headlines the New Blues Festival in Huntington Beach: Interview

Eric Sardinas headlines the New Blues Festival in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 27. The Festival, which brings the fun and music of Labor Day Weekend’s annual New Blues Festival in Long Beach to Orange Country and an inaugural spring … Continue reading

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The Premonitions on Livation 4/17/19

The Premonitions, featuring members of Cheap Tissue and The Neumans, are a six piece band from Echo Park. Their influences are a wide range across the board, but are making sure rock n’ roll alive and well. They have been … Continue reading

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Sunny War on Livation 4/10/19

Sunny War has been described as an unlikely combination of styles, “she may be a Robert Johnson with a shot of Bad Brains, but even this description falls short.” (Michael Simmons, L.A. Weekly) The first thing you notice about Sunny … Continue reading

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Mecolodiacs on LIVATION Wednesday, 4/3/19

Joe Baiza is truly one of the great guitarists to come out of the punk scene of Southern California. His intense instrumental jams, independent attitude and improvised creative style make him stand out. With Ralph Gorodetsky on bass, Wayne Griffin … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Presents Madama Butterfly in Little Tokyo

On Saturday, April 6th, and continuing with two more performances the next weekend, Pacific Opera Project will present a new production of Puccini’s beloved opera Madama Butterfly at the Artani Theatre in Little Tokyo. Originally written and traditionally sung in Italian, POP … Continue reading

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A Frenchman in Los Angeles: an Interview with Conductor Lionel Bringuier on His Return to LA and the Philhamonic

French Conductor Lionel Bringuier is returning to LA to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic with pianist Hélène Grimaud from March 28th through 31st in a program of music by Gershwin and Ravel at Disney Hall. Bringuier was named the Phil’s … Continue reading

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