Albert Ching

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  • 5 years ago | Music News

    Despite what national news or teen dramas might suggest, Los Angeles and Phoenix aren't so different. Sure, L.A. has an ocean, but it also has massive shopping centers, myriad freeways, and 80-degree Januarys. So with two Los Angeles bands —...

  • 5 years ago | Local Wire

    Lynyrd Skynyrd has endured a lot in their nearly 45 years of existence — withstanding allegations of racism over "Sweet Home Alabama," the 1977 plane crash that claimed the life of three band members (including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant), ...

  • 5 years ago | Music News

    Last year, Steve Martin released a 15-song banjo album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo. Sounds funny, right? Well, with winsome songs such as "Pretty Flowers" and guest spots from Vince Gill and Dolly Parton, it was actually a surprisi...

  • 5 years ago | Local Wire

    Since 1994, Seattle-based indie label Barsuk records has proved that there's more to the area than Sub Pop. It has released music by Death Cab for Cutie, Mates of State, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf, and Rilo Kiley. So when Phantogram — guitarist J...

  • 5 years ago | Local Wire

    Sweden is a peculiar country — the furniture comes disassembled and the fish taste like gummy bears — but its people have put out some good music. For a nation with a population comparable to North Carolina, Sweden has created some pre...

  • 5 years ago | Music News

    You've heard of Justin Bieber. Duh. You know that he's huge on Twitter (more than 3.3 million followers at last check) and you know that he's the biggest teen idol since — at least! — the boy bands of the late '90s. You may have read t...

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