Lead singer/guitarist Nick Foy and drummer Sam Cook recently teamed up to form How Mean after a late night, half-baked idea came to fruition. Originally from Mass, Foy and Cook strive to offer audiences more of a show than a concert, packing a greater punch than anyone would expect from a two man act.
Drawing influence from bands like Led Zeppelin and Brand New, How Mean’s way of reimagining familiar classics makes every song sound new again, combined with an equal dose of clever, crowd-pleasing originals which, according to Cook, fall under the genre of “gentle pressure.” As they continue to play more local shows, they look forward to expanding their act across the Los Angeles music scene. “We’re not here to make a living,” Foy says. “We’re here to make a killing.”
How Mean on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S10.E12 – March 31, 2019
Lucy Gallant is hailed as one of the most talented indie artists on the scene. The British-born virtuoso plays an array of instruments, skillfully producing intricate, high-energy rhythms on the Cajón, while simultaneously singing and playing guitar, drums, ukulele or melodica. Gallant’s unique voice soars with rhapsodic range, conveying a full spectrum of emotion in her songs. From light-hearted and ethereal to intense and edgy, her vocals propel passion as visceral and versatile as her lyrics.
She writes her own original songs, fusing sounds of rock, reggae, soul, latin and folk-pop. Having toured the USA, South and Central America, Japan, Australia and much of Europe, the bohemian powerhouse dazzled audiences at both intimate venues and major festivals such as Glastonbury Festival, Beautiful Days Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Caloundra Music Festival, Art Basel, Falls Festival and Australia’s largest music festivals, Woodford Folk Festival and Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Gallant’s multicultural heritage is eclectically reflected in her craft. Her Burmese, Russian, Irish and Australian roots inspire genre-blended tunes and thought provoking verses. Her colorful repertoire of medicinal, empowering, uplifting music which unites those who imbibe its aural magic. Fans throughout the world are vitalized by her live shows, which at times include mesmerizing fire dancing and an invitation for audiences to join her on stage in an extraordinary co-creative experience.
While no set is ever the same, the effect of Gallant’s music remains a pure and undeniable enthralment. Her artistry is a movement of love and liberation, with a mission to stimulate joy. It is the reason she awakens with a smile each day … and precisely why her fans follow suit.
Lucy Gallant on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S10.E12 – March 31, 2019
The Morning Yells is a Los Angeles band made up of siblings Phil and Laura Stancil, who have played music together their entire lives. Also in the band are multi-instrumentalists Trevor Smith and Jacob Boll. The band will release their debut LP “On the Lash” this Summer, recorded at Boulevard Recording. All four members write songs and play multiple instruments, and when they’re not playing music they can be found playing a game of pool at Hinano’s or Crawfords in their downtime.
The Morning Yells on Radio Venice
Two handsome singer/songwriters from different places join forces in Venice Beach. Adding tasteful sounds over and under notes and melodies.
Quartz & the Derbz on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S10.E11 – March 24, 2019
Witucky Derby is an American singer-songwriter with influences from folk, funk, soul, rhythm & blues with a bit of reggae and rock & roll. Lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, Kevin J Witucki, is currently writing, recording and performing in Los Angeles, California.
His music crosses many genres and musical findings, with influences such as Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, Witucky Derby uses harmonies and sometimes simple structures to conform his tunes into the little gems they are. With songs written about freedom and gun control, relationship problems and solutions, be sure to keep an eye out for new music from this powerful singer-songwriter.
Witucky Derby on Radio Venice
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Jules Muck started doing graffiti in Europe and great Britain twenty years ago. Muck began bombing in New York in the late 90s. She was discovered on a Bronx rooftop by Sandra Fabara “Lady Pink”, Muck apprenticed under her for the next 4 years. Muck has shown at Tokyo Big Site, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Phantom Gallery in St. Louis and the Fuse Gallery in New York. She has been published in Ganz’s Graffiti Women, Cey Adam’s Definitions and both of the Murrays books Burning New York and Broken Windows. more Jules Muck
RAMEKEGA is a California-based alternative band, which was officially formed in September 2007 and is comprised of singers/songwriters/sisters KELLI (rhythm guitar, keyboards, vocals), GABRIELLE (drums, percussion, vocals), and KAIRA POZON (bass, vocals).
That’s pretty much it. Now, a more interesting aside would be that the bassist, only ten years old at the time, played on the tracks of the band’s latest self-titled (and still unreleased) album: RAMEKEGA. A full-length 12-song album in just two days! Now, this, after just having acquired the bass guitar as a gift for her 9th birthday. Are there witnesses that this actually occurred? Yes – there are. And, no, the band mates are not slave-drivers. So, back to the regular programming.
Ramekega on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S10.E10 – March 17, 2019