WALLA – “101”

Music for… fellow long time fans of LA indie groover WALLA and their steady stream of pop-tinged throwback jams. “101” may be their most infection yet with an instantly singable chorus and hooks for days. Cheers to a big 2015 for these guys.

Location: Los Angeles.

Future: Take a second to vote for these guys to record their next album with RAC and Green Label Sound. Heck yeah!

WALLA – “Gangsters of Suburbia” + “Love Was On Your Mind” + LIVE TONIGHT @ The Spare Room

Music for… grown up kids who love 80s movies, their soundtracks, and dancing along with them. Walla continue to evolve and bring new grooves with every jam. I love having these guys in the LA scene.

Location: Los Angeles.

Future: LIVE tonight at The Spare Room. Bowling, Jenga, cocktails, and the sweet sounds of Walla.

The Burning Ear 5th Birthday Party // Feb 1 @ The Satellite // Bands – DJs – FUN


February marks the 5 year anniversary of The Burning Ear. 5 years ago I started this music blog with a mission to Read more

Venice Music Crawl #2 @ Wurstküche 9/21/2013 – Presented by The Burning Ear & Friends


I am more than pleased to announce that The Burning Ear has teamed up with fellow LA bloggers Blah Blah Blah Science and Free Bike Valet for the hottest stage of music at this weekend’s Venice Music Crawl. VMC is an all day FREE music event along Venice’s Lincoln Blvd and we have some awesome bands lined up to play. TBE alums like Story of The Running Wolf, Gamble & Burke, Walla, Kid Cadaver, & Memoir are on the bill as well as a handful of new favorites. Plus our venue is the famous Wurstküche beer and sausage hall across the street from where I grew up!

Catch up on all the bands in the playlist below and I will see all you LA folks on Saturday for beer, sausages, and music!


WALLA – “Rising Tide” + “Nature”


Los Angeles’s WALLA just dropped the Nature EP but have been mixing up sweet jams for a while now (See the year old “Rising Tide” above”). Some seriously smooth and catchy indie rock that forgoes gimmicks in favor of tight production, big hooks, and the occasional guitar solo. Get into it now and then come out to LA for their set at Blind Date #10 with TBE faves Donora!