Author Archives: alysonw

About alysonw

I'm a full time design student in the LA/OC area. I'm not a writer by any means, but I'll do what I can to share good music when I find it.

Shone- Heat Thing

Introducing: Shone It started last December, when bands like mewithoutYou, Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine and more all started posting the same exact thing on their twitter pages: “be patient. http://heatthing.com.” It was intriguing, but it got even better as … Continue reading

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Dry The River- New Ceremony

Introducing: Dry The River Folk Rock Its possible I have the best roommate in the world. Besides being ridiculously awesome, Katie is the one who introduced me to London folk rock band, Dry The River. This might be just me, … Continue reading

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Nice Hooves- Roots

Have you all heard of The Armed yet? No? Well, you should check them out. But this is not a post for that awesome punk rock band from Detroit. Turns out a couple of the fellas from The Armed are … Continue reading

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Christian Dasilva Memorial Show at Chain Reaction

I don’t think we’ve ever promoted a show on liveforliving.com before, but this is a particularly important show and I thought I would get the word out. Growing up in Orange County, Chain Reaction was and is my local venue. … Continue reading

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York Interview

Introducing: York Folk/Indie/Rock/Blues Earlier this week I had the chance to meet up with York, a local Orange County band, and talk about their new album, I Might,  as well as their upcoming tour. I think York is one of … Continue reading

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Shane Vincent- Mouthful of Diamonds

Shane Vincent Folk Rock/ Indie  I am so very proud to introduce to you folk artist, Shane Vincent. Shane is so new to the scene there’s really nothing out there on him other than this video…at least, not yet. He … Continue reading

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Best Coast- The Only Place

Best Coast Surf Pop If you live in California, if you love California, or if you like really good surf music- you should listen to Best Coast’s new single, “The Only Place.” It’s an absolutely perfect summer song. You can … Continue reading

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The Lumineers- Ho Hey

The Lumineers Folk Rock In case you were wondering what that awesome song in the background of the new BING Hawaii commercial was, this is it. Presenting “Ho Hey” by Denver’s The Lumineers. There may be a few too many … Continue reading

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mewithoutYou- Ten Stories

Rating: A For Fans of: Thrice, The Chariot, La Dispute, Listener, and weird music with great lyrics mewithoutYou’s newest album, Ten Stories, previewed on equally frustrating and wonderful Spotify late last week. I’ve had the chance now to listen to … Continue reading

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Avi Buffalo- What’s In It For?

Introducing: Avi Buffalo An Indie-Pop band from Long Beach, California, Avi Buffalo is the perfect band to listen to as spring turns slowly into summer. Their first single, “What’s In It For?” is light and catchy, and the music video … Continue reading

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