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Interview with THE DODIES

  Quarantine interview time! MonkeyGoose contributor Jason Robey had a Zoom chat with The Dodies, a young garage rock duo from the southern desert of Israel. Check it out:     THE DODIES songs jump head-first into depression, alienation and rage, contrasted by hooky riffs and catchy melodies. They are completing their new album

Artist Showcase: Great Willow

GREAT WILLOW – FIND YOURSELF IN LOS ANGELES WINNER: “BEST AMERICANA BAND” – LA MUSIC CRITIC AWARDS (2018) “The perfectly combined voices of James Combs and Erin Hawkins is the stuff legends are made of …  an incredible addition to any Americana library.” No Depression. “Perfect harmony…Excellent… the new sound of the West

Artist Showcase: Tobias the Owl

Featured Image: Tony Hammons of Rain City Collective   "As much beauty as can be fit into the human sonic experience." - Ben Harper Tobias the Owl is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed musical collective based in the Pacific Northwest, helmed by songwriter Elijah Dhavvan. The songs are based on Dhavvan's recovery from leukemia, and focus


    Soulful singer-songwriter-guitarist returns on January 26, 2018 with his first collection of new songs in 15 years   PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Throughout his two-and-a-half-decade recording career, Jeffrey Gaines has maintained an impressive standard for soul-searching, introspective lyrics and catchy, uplifting melodies. Since bursting on the scene with his self-titled 1992 debut album, the

Getting to Know: Potty Mouth

Potty Mouth are Western MA-based trio Abby Weems (guitar, lead vocals), Ally Einbinder (bass) and Victoria Mandanas (drums). Originating in 2011 from the hometown of guitar rock predecessors Dinosaur Jr., Potty Mouth emerged from a "why not?" attitude when the 3 members set out to form a band of like-minded

Getting to Know: MEERNAA

      Meernaa is Carly Bond’s beautiful, freaky dream. When you listen to her songs, you have the feeling of being in this dream: walking alone in the woods, sometimes spooked and sometimes elated, and you are uncertain whether or not you will wake up in a familiar place. Bond (guitar and vocals)

Getting to Know: Flint Eastwood

FLINT EASTWOOD   Besides having played 4 successful Lollapalooza shows (including supports for Phantogram and Sylvan Esso), Flint Eastwood had a huge set at Bonnaroo and was the youngest artist invited to join the “Superjam” to perform “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown with Preservation Hall and Jon Batiste as

Radio8Ball – A Pop Oracle Experience

Article and Photos by: Turhan Troy Caylak   There are a lot of podcasts out there, folks. And separating the good ones from the “yawners," (or those two or three drunk dudes/dudettes spewing what they think would be of interest to their limited-to-no audience), can be a tedious venture, because there are

Silent Planet: Best Underground Metal Band of 2017

Article and Photos by: Andrea Chvatal   What does lemonade, dad hats, no shoes, and an endless supply of hugs all have in common? The Alternative Press Music Award's Best Underground Band of the Year Silent Planet, that's what! This four-piece progressive metalcore band from Los Angeles, California got their start back in

Getting to Know: ELENI MANDELL

  It all started with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where an innocent afternoon wandering the exhibits led acclaimed LA singer and songwriter Eleni Mandell on an unexpected journey of profound musical and personal self-discovery culminating in Dark Lights Up, her tenth and most captivating album yet. Touring