Billy Bio at Firewater
Biohazard vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei wrote and recorded his second BillyBio album, Leaders And Liars, during COVID Lockdown. Graziadei is pictured working with Ernie C (Bodycount) at his Firewater Studios in Los Angeles.
Dua Lipa's Service95
Dua Lipa has announced her new media project, Service95, a global style, culture, and society concierge service created to highlight up-and-coming artists, grassroots activists and the sort of travel tips only an extensively travelled international pop star could offer. “The more we share with each other, the closer we become, the wider our circles grow,” Lipa says.
Twelve'len at SoundWAV
Independent R&B singer Twelve’len is pictured at Miami’s SoundWAV Studios in a photo by Frank Anthony. Twelve joined frequent collaborator Denzel Curry on Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep tour, and released Sugar Hill Express, featuring Guapdad 4000, Childish Major, Reid Waters and production duo FNZ.
Grant Geissman at Dragonfly Creek Studio
Jazz guitarist-composer Grant Geissman recently stopped by Malibu, CA’s Dragonfly Creek Studio for a session. Pictured (l-r): Josh Smith (producer), Grant Geissman, David Garfield (piano), Steve Shepherd (engineer), Trey Henry (bass), Ray Brinker (drums), Charley Pollard (Dragonfly Creek Studio), Russell Ferrante (keys).
All Hail QUEEN KWONG
“It’s not a fun record… but, at times, it’s a funny one," admits Carré Kwong Callaway a.k.a. QUEEN KWONG about her new album. Signed to indie record label Sonic Ritual , Callaway has assembled a notable cadre of contributing musician friends, including The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell (keyboards), Swans’ Kristof Hahn (lap steel) and Blood Red Shoes’ Laura-Mary Carter (backing vocals) who appear on assorted tracks on the upcoming LP.
Wisdom of HÄllas
Swedish “Adventure Rock” stars HÄLLAS have returned with an evocative, feel-good blend of nostalgic 70s hard rock, prog, proto-metal, folk and psychedelic influences on their third studio album, Isle Of Wisdom, out April 8 via Napalm Records. The band will embark on an extensive European tour this Spring.
Almighty Opp at United Recording
United Recording staff engineer-producer Johnny Morgan (right) is helming a project with performance artist almighty Opp. For 18 years, almighty Opp has appeared in L.A. at the corner of Elmwood and Western Avenues on the last Saturday of the month. His performances create a musical, carnival atmosphere with his cast of singing puppets with odd, misshapen faces, haunting eyes and sometimes disturbing voices and lyrics.