L.A. Buzz Bands Show, tonight at 10 on 88.5 The SoCal Sound


Join me tonight at 10 for the L.A. Buzz Bands Show on 88.5 The SoCal Sound. Since we’re just a tick past the midway point of this year, I’m revisiting a small sampling of my favorite tracks from so far in 2024, including songs from Loren Kramar, Storefront Church, NoMBe, Brother Swan, Hana Vu, Nico Vega, Courtney Farren, Brainstory and Escape Artist Lovers. I’ll mix in some new tunes from Chatrooms, Dummy, Dream Phases and Chris Cohen. Plus, in honor of “All My Rowdy Friends,” the Elliott Smith tribute concert coming to the Regent Theater on Aug. 6, I’ll play a 20-year-old gem from Earlimart.

Check out the playlist below; and go here to find archives of recent programs. Get background on many of these releases by checking our weekly playlists.

Brother Swan, “Swimmer”
Escape Artist Lovers, “Out Where I Can Wander”
Storefront Church, “The High Room”
Loren Kramar, “Hollywood Blvd.”
Brainstory, “Nobody But You”
Chris Cohen, “Night or Day”
Courtney Farren, “Fear”
NoMBe, “Best Friend”
Jagged Baptist Club, “Bull on a Chain”
Nico Vega, “$5”
Chatrooms, “User Error”
Hana Vu, “Airplane”
Dream Phases, “Turn Away”
Dummy, “Nullspace”
The Black Watch, “Gobbledegook”
Earlimart, “Heaven Adores You”