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Weezer's latest effort doesn't seem to be alright

Weezer’s latest effort doesn’t seem to be alright

Jake Tully October 7, 2014

It’s painful to write a review of a new Weezer release that doesn’t begin with a rush of accolades or adoring thoughts on their return that’s been too long coming.   For a band that...

Edgey Pires of The Last Internationale talks rebellious music and Robert Plant

Edgey Pires of The Last Internationale talks rebellious music and Robert Plant

Jake Tully October 7, 2014

The remarkably fervid and socially charged rock trio the Last Internationale, is making the case for one of the most outstanding bands of 2014. With messages of political, social, and native issues,...

Prince gives listeners a double dose with dual album release

Prince gives listeners a double dose with dual album release

Jake Tully October 1, 2014

It seems nonsensical to begin to quantify anything Prince does by means of an essay review. This reviewer’s, otherwise novice opinion of one of the greatest composers, multi-instrumentalists and...

Photo Courtesy of Graveface Records

Whirr delivers impressive sophomore album, “Sway”

Jake Tully September 24, 2014

It doesn’t seem like there’s quite enough umbrage taken with the lack of shoegaze in the current market. While inundated with the likes of radio hip-hop, dragons who imagine and practically everything...

Interpol delivers fifth studio album after four year absence

Interpol delivers fifth studio album after four year absence

Jake Tully September 10, 2014

  It’s difficult to imagine that Interpol would have as much a toehold in the indie scene today as they did in their pre-Obama years. What was once a group of championed indie darlings quickly...

Photo Courtesy of Lee Choo

Diana Krall brings ragtime pizazz to the VPAC

Jake Tully April 5, 2014

Witnessing Diana Krall perform live is analogous to witnessing Fitzgerald read passages from This Side of Paradise (or so I’m told) — you are beholding one of the great practitioners of their craft...

The era of emo pop-punk is trying to make a come back, it's not working

The era of emo pop-punk is trying to make a come back, it’s not working

Jake Tully April 3, 2014

It’s safe to say that when it comes to the hipster music scene, the relative pervasiveness that made it once so truly underground has proliferated into a widespread dissemination of fandom and buzz. It...

Don't spend the day waiting for the headliners, give these Coachella openers a listen

Don’t spend the day waiting for the headliners, give these Coachella openers a listen

Jake Tully April 2, 2014

With Coachella upon us, one may have a difficult time parsing out which artists to see earlier in the day while waiting for Outkast, Arcade Fire and Muse. Fear not, for the Sundial has compiled a list...

Water is a universally accepted necessity for summer festivals. Here, attendees from last year’s Coachella festival cool off. | Courtesy of MCT

Do’s and don’ts of this summer’s Southern California music festivals

Jake Tully March 27, 2014

As bragging rights for scoring Coachella tickets are flying around faster than Indio’s tumbleweeds, so begins the preparation period for Southern California’s music festival season. Of course,...

Valley venues see the birth of musical greats

Valley venues see the birth of musical greats

Jake Tully March 20, 2014

The San Fernando Valley and its nearby outlying areas have been highly conducive to the progression of the popular music scene for more than half a century. With bands such as The Doors, Los Lobos,...

DJ renaissance man Chris Douridas talks putting together a soundtrack, ‘ House of Lies’

Jake Tully March 11, 2014

Chris Douridas is perhaps one of the most prolific DJs and music supervisors in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition to hosting an incredibly popular and progressive show on radio station KCRW,...

Savion Glover steps out at the VPAC with amazing tap performance STePz

Jake Tully March 8, 2014

Having no genuine conception of what to expect when attending Savion Glover’s “STePz” performance at Cal State Northridge’s Valley Performing Arts Center on March 7, 2014, it was quite easily...

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