From Billie Eilish to Dio: The 128th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from Avision, hip-hop from Symba, new wave from Josie Cotton, alt-pop from Jesse Jo Stark, alt-country from Ginger & the Sinners, metal from Dio, and so much more.
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From Billie Eilish to Dio
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Print star Dan Stuart told us that, “There were three records and three books. I did a record called Marlowe’s Revenge that had no book with it when I put it out. It was sort of the odd man out. I knew I had to write another book now. These last few years have been so bizarre. What’s real and what’s not – I can’t figure it out. I know that I was in a ‘72 Winnebago behind a duplex that a friend of mine owns in Downtown Tucson in 2018/19. That’s where I started it, and I had always been perplexed by my years in Tucson in the ‘90s. It’s my hometown, and I come and go every other decade or so. So it made sense to write the book of those years. Also, Marlowe died in my second book, The Unfortunate Demise. Marlowe’s dead by 2015 or so, so I had to go back.”
In “Not Another DJ,” Avision said, “With social media and everything, it’s become a lot more accessible for people to start producing and DJ’ing, but at the same time it’s also made things lose focus a bit on the actual craft of what we do. I’ve been involved in electronic music for 15 years, and it’s nice to see the opportunities for people to make a career in this. It’s interesting to see the pop crossovers this year with huge global artists dipping into the genre. That can lead to new people discovering it, and those artists discovering other producers, etc.”
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