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Sunny War

It’s no secret that great art comes from the margins. From those who are either pushed to create from inner forces, or who create to show they deserve to be recognized. Los Angeles based street singer, guitarist, and roots music revolutionary Sunny War has always been an outsider, always felt the drive to define her place in the world through music and songwriting.

As a young black girl growing up in Nashville, she searched for her own roots, looking first to the blues she heard from her mother’s boyfriend, and learning from a local guitarist. Moving to Los Angeles in her teens, she searched for herself in the LA punk scene, playing house shows with FIDLAR, and shoplifting DVDs from big box stores to trade at Amoeba Records for 80s punk albums. But here too she found herself on the outside, working to bridge her foundation in country blues and American roots guitar traditions with the punk scene she called home. She first made her name with this work, bringing a wickedly virtuosic touch on the fingerstyle guitar that sprang from her own self-discoveries on the instrument. But her restless spirit, a byproduct of growing up semi-nomadic with a single mother, led her to Venice Beach, California, where she’s been grinding the pavement for some years now, making a name for her prodigious guitar work and incisive songwriting, which touches on everything from police violence to alcoholism to love found and lost.

Sunny War on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 150th Episode – July 28, 2019
Radio Venice S11.E05 – June 2, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E13 – October 29, 2017 with Anus Kings
Radio Venice live at Timewarp – May 28, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E04 – April 2, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E08 – October 30, 2016
Radio Venice #23 – March 13, 2016
Radio Venice #6 – October 25, 2015

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Vida Moxy

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.

Vida Moxy on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S11.E05 – June 2, 2019

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Sankaran

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.

Sankaran on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S11.E05 – June 2, 2019

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