Vida Moxy is a pop/alt group out of Los Angeles, CA. It’s four core members are comprised of lead vox/guitarist Giovanni Simone, drummer Jojo Ortiz, bassist Jordan Chastain, and lead guitarist Reggie Villaveza. With a love for Classic Rock, Soul, Latin, and Alternative the band blends those influences with pop sensibilities. VM is a musical melting pot that reflects the culture of LA.
Based in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Sankaran is a 4-piece led by Indian-Vietnamese songwriter Jasmine Sankaran. Jasmine began writing songs in her bedroom, shrouded in the obscurity of Ventura County’s suburban labyrinth. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Creative Writing, she realized she had written more songs in college than short stories…
The band emerged from the bowels of the LA River in late-2016 and includes Tristan “Trashbag” Starr (bass), Aviel “Mann Balls” Ballo (drums), and Kevin “Nashcan” Nash. Now in their second year and playing under more inclusive band name, the four friends pull from their diverse musical backgrounds in indie, punk, prog rock, shoegaze, and disco to create their mysterious melodic arrangements. They have graced stages all across LA and played as part of moonroom’s #APAHM festival and Echo Park Rising 2018. The band dreams of one day playing #Coachella2012 and hopes to fund their first tour via Tecate sponsorship.
Their debut LP, Interesting Times, is an anti-corporate feminist manifesto recorded entirely DIY by the band members out of their practice space, living rooms, and home offices on borrowed equipment.
He never misses a note. With over 10 years of experience with the guitar combined with his extensive performing and touring record, Runson Willis is finally ready to embark on his solo career. The Los Angeles based artist, calls on his idols, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Willie Guthrie and Willie Nelson as constant reminder of the level of greatness he is working toward. With roots in the deep south, you can hear the soul in every lyric he sings and note he plays.
Runson is geared up and ready to bring his music to the world! From his own words:
“this guitar is noisy, beat up and it may have a lot of scratches on it. But it’s true, it’s lasted a long time and it hasn’t gone anywhere. And I think it’s like me.”
Blending honey-sweet vocals with fiery guitar chops, Christina Apostolopoulos’ music provides an emotional and honest journey through the folk, rock and jazz genres.
Born in Toronto and raised in Santa Barbara, Christina began studying guitar at age seven. She attended the Berklee College of Music on scholarship, where she was recognized for her songwriting talents and was featured in songwriting showcases every year of her attendance. In 2013 she released her self-titled EP, a solo acoustic outfit that showcased her repertoire of covers and originals.
In 2015, Christina relocated to Los Angeles and quickly fell into a supportive community of artists. In 2016 she exceeded her monetary goal in a Kickstarter campaign to fund her first full-length album, produced by local legend Nick Stoubis and featuring contributions from composers Drum & Lace and former Passion Pit member Ian Hultquist. In 2018 she was a headliner at the WFSU Fest in downtown Los Angeles, sharing the bill with Kimya Dawson and other female-fronted groups, and released her debut full length album, The Only Thing I’m Good At.
In addition to her solo career, Christina is a sought after session musician, and has contributed to various bands and recordings for artists including Georgia Nott of Broods and Kimi Recor of Lone Priestess, as well as music for film and television. Look for Christina Apostolopous as she continues to tour behind her album and performs new material regularly for her fanbase through social media.
Chris Nash is a prolific songwriter with deep rooted history in Hollywood and the music industry. Music has always been his passion. His lifting melodies and moving messages come from life lessons, loss and love.
Chris Nash has a signature blues style with complex finger-picking and slide guitar. Nash’s vocal resonation is far reaching, emphasized by fine-tuned, melodic tones. Nash was originally discovered by John Hammond Sr., at the age of fourteen. He hitchhiked across country one year later, busking on Venice beach and Westwood Village, being discovered by Barry Josephson and represented by Gallin Morey Associates, as well as CAA. Chris has had several publishing deals, was in popular film and TV, and his band was featured in Rolling Stone magazines, as well as other national publications.
Paracosmic is a collaborative project of musicians from various parts of California and the United States. The band’s sound can be described as a funk-based improv flow, incorporating rock and blues with a keen taste for the psychedelic soundscape.
Forming through the deep seeded dreams of 4 individuals, Paracosmic began in 2015 in Los Angeles through mutual friends in the southern California music scene and festival circuits. Since then, the band has grown to a 6 piece and along with playing several staple venues in Los Angeles, are making their way onto Festival line-ups with their favorite artists.
So what does the name mean? Paracosmic is the adjective of the word Paracosm, which is a detailed, imaginary world. Within that concept the 6 musicians aim to take you on a very lucid yet imaginary funk voyage through your mind and reality simultaneously for a rockin good time!