After their tantalizing one-off gig in 2007, Robert Plant has hinted that he’s open to a Led Zeppelin reunion next year. Speaking to Australia’s version of 60 Minutes, the singer deflected the notion that he’s the reason for Zeppelin’s dormancy. “[Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones] are Capricorns. They don’t say a word. They’re quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me,” said Plant. “I’m not the bad guy . . . You need to see the Capricorns – I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.” Read more
Buzz Track: Gone Baby Gone
Anya Kvitka made it to the CBS News list as one of the Best Breakouk Music Acts of 2012 and voted Best Singer/Songwriter by Bay Area paper The Metro. She has performed at Red Bull Studios and The El Rey Theatre.
1) Early Morning Rebel – Life Boat
2) Indevotion – Go Go Go Go Go!
3) Dinner And A Suit – Too Late
4) Kelly Sweet – Ashes of My Paradise
5) Kellie Rodriguez – A Song
6) April Kry – Character
7) Michelle Rene - Try
8) Dylan Gardner – I’m Nothing Without You
Buzz Track: When The Lights Go Out
Go Tell The Eskimo’s single “When The Lights Go Out” is enjoying radio play on BBC Radio London, Radio One, and Six Radio in the UK. The band has toured with The Rapture in Europe and are selling out shows in their hometown of London. Their EP “Smoke Signals” was featured by iTunes in their “New and Noteworthy section during the first week of the release. The band will perform at Hotel Cafe on Tuesday February 19th.
Speaking at AllThingsD’s conference in Laguna Beach, the chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M sought to explain why his service will be better than the ones currently available. One reason? It’s being designed by creative people instead of geeks.
“Most technology companies are culturally inept,” Iovine said. “The way content companies never get tech right, never get culture right. They can hire anyone they want to sing in front of advertisements, but they never get curation right.”
Iovine then said that everyone offers the same service except for Apple, for which he reserved high praise. Steve Jobs was able to create a great service because he mirrored the current generation, boasting a background in both culture and technology. Read more
Buzz Track: Summer Dream
Darla Beaux a 14 year old with influences ranging from Amy Winehouse to Etta James will release her debut EP on March 19th, 2013. Her single “Summer Dream” was world premiered on Ryanseacrest.com. She sang on X-Factor in front of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and L.A. Reid, and she performed January at Snoop Doggs “Big Dogg Bowl”.
Buzz Track: Heartless
Swedish indie pop band Fou De Toi just released a new single Heartless which became a Kings favorite. The band released their first EP in 2011 “The Impossible Thrill” (acclaimed by the Swedish music magazine Gaffa) and gigs at popular venues like Almost Famous and Sticky Fingers landed them a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell.
Buzz Track: Life Boat
Los Angeles based Early Morning Rebel is gaining traction after landing several TV syncs including Grey’s Anatomy and A&E’s Breakout Kings. This indie act has such a knack for creating memorable and atmospheric melodies that top UK Fashion Designer Francesca Marotta will build her next show around their music.