The Morning Benders started in 2005 as a solo-project for Chris Chu. During that time, he spent his days studying music at the University of California, Berkeley whilst spending his nights recording songs from a laptop. As time passed, he formed a band with friends who he had met in UC Berkeley.
Cayucas, previously Oregon Bike Trail, formed in 2011, is an US-american indie-pop band from California. Listen to their song “East Coast Girl”:
Thanks for this nice suggestion, Sheryl!
Deap Valley are a Rock Duo formed 2011 in Los Angeles , California. The group consists of Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums). In the heart of Silver Lake, California, Edwards met Troy at a crochet class. They bonded over their shared frustrations as struggling artists, among other things and hence, Deap Vally was formed.
I saw them live on the Southside Festival 2013 , right here in Gemany and fell instantly in love with this two georgeous musicians. Only playing drums and electric guitar it´s marvellous what great sound they create , but don´t let us forget their outraging voices . One of my personal favourite´this year on the festival !
Here is their song “End of the World ” and a few pictures from the Festival
Beth Hart is a American rock musician (vocals, piano), * Pasadena (California) born 24.1. 1972.
Here is a cover from the led Zeppelin song “Whole Lotta Love ”
Warpaint is an experimental American rock band from Los Angeles, California, founded 2004. 4 years later they released their debut album mastered by John Frusciante RHCP guitarist
Here is their song “Elephants ”
“Man on Fire” is a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
You can read more about them, and listen to another one of their songs here.
I like the deep lyrics aswell as the dynamic sound. When listening to the song with headphones you can really hear the stereo mixing.
Ravi Shankar born 7 April 1920 in Varanasi, † December 11, 2012 in San Diego, real name Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury was an Indian musician and composer who played the stringed instrument sitar.
He inspired the Beatles and became a hippie icon in Woodstock, in India, he was a superstar: the musician Ravi Shankar. Now he has died aged 92 in California.(the same age as Dave Brubeck a few days ago , you remember ? )