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Neverwonder

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With a new lead singer in Alima Soul, Neverwonder is taking on music venues in southern California with its CD, “Really Let it Out.” “These songs are really about life experiences and relationships,” says Alima, who writes most of the melodies and lyrics for Neverwonder. With the composition of Alima on lead vocals, backup vocalists […]

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Rick Brindell

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While he may not hail from L.A. or have charted a pop tune, musician Rick Brindell has an everyman appeal in his country-blues songs. “Most of the songs I write are really just about everyday life and things I can relate to,” Brindell says in his Long Island brogue. “I’m just an honest, hardworking normal […]

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Pantaleimon

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With an introspective, other-worldly appeal, Pantaleimon’s recent release, The Butterfly Ate the Pearl, defies the weight of ego. All nine songs on the album were written or co-written by Andria Degens, the first of her offerings as, “Pantaleimon.” Sung in an ethereal unison with such instrumentation as harmonium, dulcimer, sansula and tampura along with guitar, […]

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Tess Wolfe

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An experienced journalist with a classical-music education, Tess likes to blend words to create sensory images. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she also studied music therapy. Both pursuits spring from a lifelong interest in creative expression that ignites aspiration.

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Alcest

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In its way, the French band, Alcest, creates a new sound that is as familiar as a friend you’ve never met. With the January introduction of Shelter, its fourth, full-length release, the vanguard duo opens transparent doors into ethereal yet well-grounded territory. Multi-talented musicians Neige and Winterhalter have laid eight songs, with a bonus track […]

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Solomon King

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L.A.-based musician Solomon King draws the blues out of his guitar with a voice that’s always personal and songs that ring true. Leaving his native Detroit and rusting auto-industry days behind, King started driving and headed West, finding in Southern California a new life for himself and his music. “Being from Detroit, I was always […]