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Mondo Cozmo – Shine

New band – new tour bus – new music.

Things are shining bright for Josh Ostrander and his new project ‘Mondo Cozmo’ – named after his dog Cozmo. Ostrander says he wanted something that would look cool on a t shirt. Fast on the rise with a rave review from Rod Stewart and he’s been praised with an ‘in tune’ Bob Dylanish quality.

‘Shine’ a big single that hooks right into the heart sounds as good or better live than the recording which is true testament to the sincerity of Josh’s voice. Asked if he wanted to share the meaning behind the song he simply replied ‘Absolutely not. I’ll just play it for you.’ It’s perfect in a way, because the song takes on a meaning all it’s own for whoever listens.

“I am East Los Angeles but originally from Philly. I am not sure if I graduated high school. I can be soulful one moment and screaming Sixes and Sevens the next. I am the guy who orders 2 beers whenever I go into a bar and I pick up the phone whenever my mom calls. I want to do whatever I want. I want to connect with everyone. There is no demographic.”

Be sure to call into their telephone line and leave some love and encouragement.

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The Palms – A Band You Will Fall For Over and Over Again

It was a windy spring break 2014 at Venice Beach, when we first met up with Ben Rothbard and Johnny Zambetti – key players in the then band Terraplane Sun.
Nothing not to love about this ensemble of good souls and a sound that would make any lover of music cry for more.

Then it seems that life has a way of coming along and shuffling us all into the spots we are meant to shine – hence The Palms.

THE PALMS

The Palms

When the chemistry is right anything is possible. Ben Rothbard has a voice you don’t come by often but once heard, stays with you wherever you go. Johnny lights up the room on guitar and nobody can replace the vibe and vision uniquely his own that makes this collaboration click.

‘I really believe in our body of work and I am behind it 100% – all the way.’

Ben Rothbard

The Palms bring a pineapple express kind of breeze – lending inspiration , freedom and escape to the average heart. Their honest lyrics about standing up for yourself and staying true – delivered with their downtown vibe – makes the essential pains of growing a lot more fun.

A new project – new vibes and lots of new music for all to enjoy. So much ahead for these guys and you don’t want to miss a thing.

I had the chance to catch up with them this week in Los Angeles on their way to the studio to see how they are feeling about where they are at right now.

Be sure to experience The Palms the month of February during their residency at The Satellite – the best place in Los Angeles for live music.

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May flowers bring Bands on Tour!

Alberta Cross

Why are all the best songs, the shortest songs? Kind of like the weekend, right.

Discovered a new gem in our inbox this morning: Alberta Cross

Catch Alberta Cross on tour this May and You’ll Be Fine.

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A day spent in LA includes a stop at the TASCHEN Mick Rock David Bowie Exhibit

Starman remembered: A behind the lens ode to Mick Rock and his work with David Bowie.

Thank-you for letting us in and inspiring a new generation of photographers.

Long live the mystery to Rock n Roll.

David

Backstage

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