Articles by Randy Bookasta

Simone Istwa Goes “Driving” Through Stark Los Angeles Visuals in New Video

The latest from Rain Phoenix and LaunchLeft’s Launched Artists Digital Singles Series arrives today courtesy of 22-year-old Los Angeles-based singer/composer Simone Istwa. “I started out…

Watch Remi Wolf Play LA’s First Drive-In Show for “Neighborhoods” Session

The first live show in Los Angeles since the pandemic unfolded raised funds for PLUS1 for Black Lives Fund and Summaeverythang.

Rapper Chika Chronicles Her Police Detainment At Los Angeles George Floyd Protest

Jane Oranika (aka emerging rap star Chika) has never been a stranger to speaking out, with her voice first gaining notoriety when she posted a…

Sharon Van Etten to Perform with Fountains of Wayne in Honor of Adam Schlesinger

The remaining members of FoW will reunite for the first time in seven years.

Watch “The Illumination of Jim Woodring,” a New Documentary on the Fascinating Artist

The full-length film can be watched here.

Like, Oh My God! Iconic ’80s Movie “Valley Girl” Available on Digital Platforms for First Time

The movie that helped launch the career of a teenaged Nicolas Cage is now streaming.

PREMIERE: Sofi Tukker’s “Fantasy” Gets Remix Treatment from Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries

The track is from their new “Dancing on the People Remix EP.”

Remembering Bill Withers: 1938-2020

Questlove, Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Kacey Musgraves, Flea, and many others on the passing of the soul giant.

Light in the Attic to Host Livestream Charity Event with Jarvis Cocker, Fred Armisen, and More

Jarvis Cocker, Fred Armisen, Devendra Banhart, Ben Gibbard, Marcos Valle, and many others will perform in support of MusicCare’s COVID-19 relief fund.

10 Great New Quarantine Cover Songs from Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Jim James, and More

Tierra Whack, James Blake, and Jason Isbell take on covers by the likes of Radiohead, Roxy Music, and John Prine.

Here Are Radiohead’s Personal Discoveries from Their Public Library

The band members took turns curating picks from the extensive online archive.

Looking Back at David Bowie’s First U.S. Show in Cleveland in 1972

On his birthday, an unearthed Ziggy Stardust show preview and video from Bowie’s historic American debut.

PREMIERE: Hear Lee Hazlewood’s Unearthed Demo of “Trouble Is a Lonesome Town” From 1956

The track is from “400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56,” a new collection featuring the first known recordings of Hazlewood singing his own material.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Pasadena Daydream Festival with The Cure, Deftones, Pixies, and More

The music fest curated by Robert Smith also featured Throwing Muses, Chelsea Wolfe, and Mogwai.

Behind the Curtain: Cherry Glazerr at Outside Lands 2019

Clementine Creevy and the band frolic behind the scenes of the annual San Francisco festival.

PREMIERE: Sarah Jaffe Unveils Hypnotic New Song “Blame It”

The track is from her upcoming “This Is Better Pt. 1” EP.

Thom Yorke, Low, Duran Duran, and More Reflect on the Passing of Scott Walker

The brilliant singer-songwriter passed away today at age seventy-six.

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