Interview - The Gitas Go Hard and Holy

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   “Los Angeles is the cradle of all the showbiz dreams,” Sasha Chemerov says in enthused broken English. Chemerov, a Ukrainian cultural refugee who now fronts Angeleno band the Gitas, explains his motive for moving to the city three years ago. The artist was weaned on American films and music, and one day hoped to come to the entertainment hub.   He’s here now, and he’s carving his own path in a music scene that tends to bloat... READ MORE

Flagship set sail with epic 'Are You Calling'

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Courtesy Michael Finster The Carolinas tend to breed bands that rely heavily on sounds of the South: banjos, foot stomps and the like. But Flagship, out of Charlotte, N.C., rock like New Yorkers the National or Las Vegas' hometown heroes the Killers. Their expansive sonics are at the forefront of their new single, "Are You Calling." With the radio-friendly gallop of the Bravery and the world-weary vocals of baritone Drake Margolnick, this number will definitely... READ MORE