DEAD ROCK WEST — the acclaimed California alt-country rock group fronted by Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen — are heading into 2018 with an array of tour dates. Their recently released album MORE LOVE (August 2017 via Omnivore Recordings) was produced by John Doe of X who helped create an album that places Wasserman and Drennen’s achingly beautiful signature vocals and harmonies in finely etched rock, alt-country and pop settings. The sound is both contemporary and timeless. Click here to listen to “Boundless Fearless Love,” a joyously infectious standout from the album which was praised by Randy Lewis of Los Angeles Times’ Pop & Hiss as he premiered the song (6/21/17) and noted it is “set to a propellant track that’s part R.E.M., part Tom Petty and part Neil Young…”
Says John Doe: “They have combined all of the influences (alt-country, gospel, Everly Bros) from their previous records into this one. Great songs. Great playing. Wonderful performances. More Love is heart & soul from two deeply original singers & songwriters.” Doe adds: “Somehow Cindy & Frank connect the dots between ’70 country & ’60 soul music. They are a modern day Gram & Emmylou singing songs that Otis & Carla would sing.”
Dead Rock West on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S11.E09 – June 30, 2019
Zora Noble on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S11.E08 – June 23, 2019
Bryan Chan is always trying to achieve the goal of giving music the heart, soul and respect it deserves. He performs a mix originals and covers in blues, country and rock music.
Bryan Chan on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S11.E08 – June 23, 2019
Drew Stiles, meaning I, can’t play music at all. I just pretend so I can get chicks n money n botox.
Yes, I played Madison Square Garden, the Boston Fleet Center, Brownies, CBGBs, Webster Hall, etc.
Yes I’ve been signed to labels.
Yes I’ve done films and TV and I was featured on a Panasonic commercial, Ive been in Rolling Stone, Spin, Maxim, GQ, etc.
One of my songs even made the Top 5 in Zurichs Music Conference..
But I dont like music. It’s just noise.
I’m from NY, now in LA.
I healed a few years ago in a way hard to describe — music poured through me for a year.
I was in Switzerland.
I’m sharing that music now.
Drew Stiles on Radio Venice
Fake 3rd Person
Why we play music:
For the love of it. Because we’re hungry. To make people happy and dance. To make all the pretty girls cry. Because we’re high. Because we’re low. Because we’re drunk or ascetic. Because we can’t in good conscience do anything else.
Here is some fake 3rd person:
Paul Chesne (born June 4, 1976) is an American rock n’ roll singer-songwriter and guitarist.
He has traveled throughout the United States and played well over 1200 shows since 1999 including cutting his teeth playing upwards of 150 times at the infamous Kibitz Room in Canter’s Deli. He also held court with a 9 year residency at O’Brien’s Pub in Santa Monica.
Paul Chesne on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S09.E05 – October 7, 2018
Paula Montondo and Rebecca Stout, both veteran recording musicians who spent years in the alternative music scene in Nashville and the eastern US and are now joined together with their quirky 1920s-30s style music. Paula on ukulele and vocals and Rebecca on autoharp and vocals, they blend their fun original songs (some about technology set to the sound of the 1930s) mixed with some lesser known songs of the past.
Paula Montondo was a recording engineer for 20 years and played drums with several touring bands and played guitar and wrote in her original alt band ShaShaBoom who gained a following in the south and had regional air play as well as songs used for film and television. Since in LA she has unplugged and gone acoustic!
Rebecca Stout is also a world famous flat foot dancer and is featured in the International Bluegrass Music Museum and she heads up the dance portion of the annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Fest. In addition to her years as a unique alternative and rap artist, she now also sings in Nevenka, an Eastern European Folk Choir.
Paula Montondo & Rebecca Stout on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S11.E07 – June 16, 2019
Christopher Hawley makes music in major metropolises, ski towns, artist communities, and beach and college towns all over the world, solo acoustic and with his band, the Rollers. Warming hearts in even the coldest of places, Hawley has a gift of making people feel good with his music. more Christopher Hawley