Sister Speak performs “Lady Love” live on Tyler Russell’s show

Zella Day performs on We Found New Music with host Grant Owens

Jimmy and Mike of TNN radio interview Aaron Barrett from Reel Big Fish and Maximum Maxie from The Maxies

Story and photos by Anthony Guinnip

Last night, KX 93.5 hosted the French Horn Rebellion and Hey Champ show at The Roxy in West Hollywood. The show had a great turnout and we were there to see the action unfold.

Due to some scheduling complications, French Horn Rebellion performed first to their L.A. crowd, while Hey Champ, who were playing their last show with the alt-dance act, ended the night with a fun set.

The brothers and friends in French Horn Rebellion played to some ecstatic fans; no one in the room was able to stand still! They even invited a fan, a fellow French Horn player, to join them on stage for their last song.

To close out the night, Hey Champ, who would’ve normally opened for the French Horn wielders, rocked the place as if they’ve been headlining the tour for weeks. With an uncertain time frame due to the late start, the band melted faces for as long as they could with as many songs as they could, keeping the energy going and closing out strong. 

Check out more photos from the show here.

Listen to French Horn Rebellion, Hey Champ, and more generational alt-rock on KX 93.5, Laguna’s Only F.M.

Milosh Interview on The Groove Express show

Dawn DiMare of The Groove Express show on KX 93.5 interviewed Milosh about his solo work, his side project, Rhye, and his photography. Listen to the audio from the interview here:

Greg from SA Rock Connection Interviews Johnny Clegg

Greg Neethling from The SA Rock Connection show on KX 93.5 interviewed the legendary South African musician Johnny Clegg on a recent episode of his radio show. Check out the audio from the interview here!

Brett Ecklund from KX 93.5’s Jazz Quest radio show interviews a Nameless Ghoul from the band Ghost at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Ca.

Story and photos by Anthony Guinnip

Earlier this week, indie-rock band Tokyo Police Club played a headlining show at the Observatory in Santa Ana with Geographer and Said The Whale.

Five-piece Vancouver natives, Said The Whale, started the night off with some songs off their latest album, hawaiii. The Juno Award winning group was then followed by indie trio, Geographer. With a home-state advantage, the band played a variety of dance tunes and serenading music and no, I still can’t get over how rad the cello player was!

With a full house and an excited crowd, Tokyo Police Club took the stage, a moment the bulk of the room had been waiting for all night. Having just released their latest LP, Forcefield, hot tracks such as “Argentina, Pts. I, II, III” and “Hot Tonight” gave a refreshing new sound and feel to their setlist. While the crowd was a bit rowdy, frontman David Monks advised them to settle down a little, concerned for the safety of others in the audience. The singer joked that if the guys kept running into the girls, there wouldn’t be anyone to take home after the show. That charisma was not only found in their words, but in their stage presence, radiating vibes similar to other rock acts, like Arctic Monkeys or The Hives. Ending the show with a sensational encore, the Ontario group will be playing to a sold out crowd tonight at The Echoplex in L.A.

See more photos from the show here.

Listen to Tokyo Police Club, Geographer, Said The Whale and more indie-rock on KX 93.5, Laguna’s Only F.M.

story and photos by Anthony Guinnip

Last night, So Cal indie band Bad Suns played a sold out show in the Constellation Room at The Observatory in Santa Ana. We gave away some tickets to two lucky listeners on Twitter right before the show.

While the show got a late start, opening act Cillie Barnes certainly made up for the wait. The singer/songwriter took the stage with her band playing material off of her Happy Valley EP.

Playing their first ever, sold out headlining show, Bad Suns came out to a roaring crowd. Fans alike waited hours to see the indie-rockers play songs off of their latest release, Transpose - EP. The band claimed that it was their second time playing the Constellation Room, citing their first gig in Santa Ana as having an attendance of about seven. The four musicians got the room dancing and swooning throughout the night, having a crowd of devoted fans sing back lyrics to their songs, including their popular single Cardiac Arrest.

Want more of the Bad Suns? Listen to our very own Mookie interview the band for Unsigned Sunday Radio here.

Listen to Bad Suns and more indie/alternative on KX 93.5, Laguna’s Only F.M.

story and photos by Anthony Guinnip

RAC played at The Observatory last night with guests Joywave and Ghost Beach. With a packed house and new material, the Remix Artist Collective put on a great show and certainly got the O.C. pumped for the weekend.

Opening act Joywave started things off with music from their new How Do You Feel EP. Vocalist Dan Armbruster even joined RAC later in the show to perform a remix of their hit song “Tongues (feat. Kopps).”

Playing their last show with RAC before their next run of shows, Ghost Beach got the crowd going with music from their latest album, Blonde. They will be supporting Blondfire and The Sounds for the last few shows of their North American tour. Check out our coverage of The Sounds’ stop in Santa Ana here.

Finally, after much anticipation, RAC took the stage. Upon the release of their new record, Strangers Pt. 2, the Remix Artist Collective weaved in some new originals to their set. Bumping tunes all night, RAC performed their renditions of fan favorites ranging from Lana Del Rey remixes to Foster the People. The Portland natives are set to play a sold out show at the El Rey Theater in L.A. next week; make sure you check out the full length debut album, Strangers.

Listen to RAC, Ghost Beach, Joywave, and more on KX 93.5, Laguna’s Only F.M.