Category Archives: Interviews

Sean DeLear Superstar: A Conversation with Seandy

Today is the birthday of the late great Sean D. Lear, beloved to the music communities of Los Angeles, Vienna, and points beyond. This interview was originally recorded by Stuart Sweezy for his documentary, “Desolation Center.” But the interview was … Continue reading

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Arthur Alexander Band on Livation Wednesday 8/28/19

This week Livation is proud to welcome the Arthur Alexander Band to play live on KXLU. Formerly of the Poppees, mid-70’s band in NYC and the early ‘80s Sorrows. (both power-pop bands)  Arthur Alexander  has seen it all in the … Continue reading

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Transatlantic on Livation Wednesday 8/21/19 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, Transatlantic had to cancel for Livation this week, but we will have a replacement band. Watch here for updates. Livation is on every Wednesday night at midnight (PST) through to Thursday’s wee hours. Listen live at KXLU 88.9fm in Los … Continue reading

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From Zero 2 Hero on Livation Wednesday 8/7/19

This week on Livation we welcome From Zero 2 Hero. The band from Southern California is Enzo Fuentes on vocals, Dragonface Clay on guitar/vocals, Ruben Crash on lead guitar, Trevor Arnold on bass, and Bret Smith on drums. From Zero 2 … Continue reading

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Boy Dirt Car on Livation Wednesday 7/31/19

Livation welcomes Boy Dirt Car to the KXLU performance studio this Wednesday night. The Milwaukee noise band was founded in 1981. Their industrial sound, back then called nightmarish chaos combined with improvisation, reflected the decaying culture of 1980’s music. Boy … Continue reading

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The Amityville House Gets Repossessed: An Interview with Actress Diane Franklin

Over the years, the name Amityville has conjured up images of murder and the supernatural, with the infamous house’s formerly triangular-eyed windows casting a shadow on countless posters, movies and books covers. From the first horror movie in 1979, the … Continue reading

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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 had the opportunity to speak with filmmaker Cameron Crowe, director A.J. Eaton, and the irascible, venerated musician David Crosby, to discuss their documentary, Remember My Name. Opening today in select theaters of Los Angeles and New York, the … 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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