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88FIVE LIVE at Mr Musichead with Beabadoobee

Published 24 hours ago by Byron Gonzalez

88FIVE LIVE at Mr Musichead with Beabadoobee

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88FIVE LIVE In-Studio with Los Saints

Published 8 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

88FIVE LIVE In-Studio with Los Saints

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Hear At Home with Gabe Roth from Daptone Records

Published 10 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Hear At Home with Gabe Roth from Daptone Records

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Hear At Home with Moorea Masa

Published 11 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Hear At Home with Moorea Masa

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88FIVE LIVE In-Studio with Raye Zaragoza

Published 15 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

88FIVE LIVE In-Studio with Raye Zaragoza

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Beabadoobee at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay

Published 16 days ago by Gala Albo

Last Tuesday, SoCal was fortunate enough to host Beabadoobee, Luna Li, and Wallice! The three musicians performed at the San Diego venue Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay.

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Published 18 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

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Al Chan recalls decades with the cult band you should know

originally appeared in AsAmNews

By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Music Writer

Interview with Al Chan from the Rubinoos

The Rubinoos is a band that is not a household name in the American rock music landscape, but yet they should be.  For a band that has been pretty much self-released and self-managed, they have a legacy of music and performing that spans over 40 years. 

 

After a 5 year break, Priscilla Ahn returns to music

originally appeared in AsAmNews

By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Music Writer

Interview with Priscilla Ahn as she returns to the music scene after a five year absence

Korean American Priscilla Ahn broke into the music world over a decade ago, under the Blue Note record label, captivating people with her sweet delicate voice which bordered the gap between folk, pop and country.  But five years ago, when her first child was born, she shut down the musical part of herself. 

 

3 AsAm musicians to be uplifted by Spotify, Live Nation & Gold House

originally appeared in AsAmNews

By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Music Writer

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The Futures Music Guild Initiative in a partnership with Spotify, Live Nation, and Gold House have announced the three chosen for a new initiative to amplify and accelerate Asian music artists: Ruby Ibarra, Anik Khan, and Thuy Tran. 

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AAPIs are more than food. Music is a thing too.

originally appeared in AsAmNews

By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Music Writer

Asians and Pacific Islanders for all eternity have noted food as one of their cultural mainstays.  We get together to enjoy the food of our ancestors and regale in each other’s company.  As an Asian American born in Chicago, my memories of Chinese food has its place in a special area; I was only able to eat it when we could afford to go to a Chinese restaurant to partake of all the special delicacies. 

My mom was raised a privileged child in China, she only had to ring a bell to obtain a glass of water, but when she came here a FOB as a young 16- year-old student sent to study by herself in America, she learned the hard way to manage how to live in a large American household.  Consequently, I was raised mostly on a diet of pizza, spaghetti and bagels.  Easy food for someone who didn’t really learn to cook.

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St. Lenox is one of Rolling Stone’s “Artist We Need to Know”

originally appeared in AsAmNews

By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Music Writer

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He’s your stereotypical over-achieving Asian. He attended Juilliard, graduated from Princeton, obtained a PhD in philosophy and is now a full-fledged practicing attorney in New York City. A few days ago, Andrew Choi found himself named an “Artist We Need To Know” according to Rolling Stone Magazine. AsAmNews sat down to talk with Choi, otherwise known as St. Lenox. He’s definitely not your average rock star.

Why the name St. Lenox?

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Hear At Home with Ray Lamontagne

Published 18 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Hear At Home with Ray Lamontagne

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