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Feb 12, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of the Gambia

It’s a perfect time to explore the music scene of the Gambia, as the country transitions from the bullish presidency of Yahya Jammeh to the lead of Adama Barrow. Most of the performers on our...

Feb 6, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Gabon

The central African nation of Gabon is considered one of the more stable economies and governments of the continent — where even its First Families get involved with the arts and mercantilism. Here are five...

Jan 29, 2017

What We're Digging Right Now: Jakuzi

We’ve got awhile before we reach Turkey in our ongoing Occur Goes Global series, but a particular darkwave duo has captivated us so much, we had to introduce you to their tunes now. In a...

Jan 23, 2017

7 Killer Records Released by Couples

    When you give your heart to another, it’s not usually literally. But indie rock couple the Finks practically did that when singer Orenda (of Azure Ray) underwent extensive cardiac surgery. She recovered well, thanks in...

Jan 16, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of France

The land of l’amor, of Gainsbourg (Serge and Charlotte), of Daft Punk and Madeon, and of Jim Morrison’s eternal resting place. France is now more than ever a sanctuary of music. When terrorists shot up...

Jan 9, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Finland

Baby, it's cold outside, especially in the Northern European nation of Finland. The spirited peoples of the wintry realm have kept one another warm with reverbering riffs and tales of woodland creatures. These five acts...

Jan 2, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Fiji

Though the Pacific archipelago has a population of less than 1 million, the cultural combinations of Indian, Anglo and indigenous influences give Fiji a unique music scene. Reggae is tops here, with speckles of sub-continental...

Dec 20, 2016

Make a Resolution To Listen to These L.A. Artists in 2017

Angelenos, let us never forget that we are among the most fortunate when it comes to our music scene. We are the home of the Doors and Kendrick Lamar, Weezer and Ozomatli, Red Hot Chili...

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