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The Girl with the Golden Voice • Bishop Briggs Speaks Her Truth

Singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs may be relatively new to the scene, but her soulful voice, exuberant presence and stirring songs have helped her build a résumé that seems far in advance of her years. Her first single “Wild Horses,” released in 2015, landed a spot in an Acura commercial that got…

The Lord of the Rings

As I write this, I’m watching news footage of Hurricane Irma, a category 4 storm, tear through Florida. Such a devastating weather event would be devastating enough on its own, but coming so close on the heels of another horrible storm, Harvey, which left Houston underwater, makes Irma all the…

Go West • Warm Brew Puts Santa Monica on the Hip-Hop Map

Any avid music fan knows Los Angeles as a city of hip-hop legends: Snoop Dogg hailing from Long Beach, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E representing Compton and countless more that have contributed to the genre in their own way. Thanks to artists like them, the early ‘90s were a golden age…

Raw Like Soosh*e! • Soosh*e! Reps Sactown Hip-Hop On and Off the Air

If listening to “My Year,” the latest, infectious single by Sacramento’s very own Soosh*e!, succeeds in shooting you upward a wave of optimism about your current state in life, it should be of special note that when he wrote it, some time ago, the song’s hopeful message rang hollow in…

Flinging Toilet Seats & Gummy Bears | Logan Lucky | Rated PG-13

I went into the theater with a sense of nervous apprehension that can only be ascribed to a transplanted Southerner. I didn’t know much about Logan Lucky other than a few keywords: “NASCAR,” “heist” and “Channing Tatum.” Oh, brother. Could it be yet another movie depicting a bunch of good…