Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
21 & over
Blondfire : Brother and sister, Bruce and Erica Driscoll, make music.
Omniflux : Best known as the stick-wielding hurricane behind L.A. greats Sabrosa Purr, Mahsa Zargaran has been quietly crafting her own beautifully dark and melodic tunes that are finally seeing the light of day under the pseudonym Omniflux.
The Iranian born musical prodigy wrote, recorded and produced all her own tracks – eerily dark and complex soundscapes reminiscent of bands like Bats For Lashes, Portishead and even composer Clint Mansell. An admirable accomplishment for any musician, but what’s even more impressive is the fact that Zargaran had little to no exposure to any rock/pop music until moving to the States at age 15.
With the release of an online EP, and an artfully surreal new video, this “female force to be reckoned with” has been catching a rapidly growing buzz among L.A.-based tastemakers and bloggers with a sound that is truly innovative, unique and strikingly emotive.
Mystery Skulls: Mystery Skulls is the name of Luis Dubuc (The Secret Handshake)’s new project. Formed in 2011, It is a blend of funk, soul, and electronic dance beats.
Dubuc has released several promotional videos for Mystery Skulls, mixing his songs with retro footage of Star Wars, He-Man, and other classics. However, Mystery Skulls has only recently gained notoriety after a Phoenix Wright video was posted with the song, “Money”.
In the Valley Below: In The Valley Below is a new musical project by LA based singer/instrumentalists and multi-lovers Jeff Mendel and Angie Mattson. By way of Memphis and Michigan they have crafted their love of vintage synth pop and power ballads into their own unique brand. Their debut EP blends dark stories of LA dreams and dares with brooding riddles and romance. It is a sultry collection of duets in a bed of drum machines, rolling guitars, and layers of dreamy keys.