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The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

New Indie Music Gems From LA's Underground

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?).

Shyboy's Water on Mars Is the Debut Pop Album of 2013

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If Nick Drake, Alan Parsons Project and M83 spawned a child raised on a healthy diet of Prince, Alfred Hitchcock, and classic science fiction films, it would be something resembling Shyboy.

Grammy Winner Allee Willis Unites Detroit in Song With 'The D'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit
Xaque Gruber

Reinvention and constantly shifting one's perspective to stay inspired is at the heart of Willis' philosophy of creativity. This philosophy has served her as a successful music maker, and she notes, "reinvention is as vital for places as it is for people."

Hit Songwriter Allee Willis Celebrates Her Life & Music in Badeya, Baby!

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Grammy winning songwriting machine, Allee Willis, composer of dozens of musical favorites spanning nearly 40 years of pop culture will be performing her acclaimed multi-media, hit-packed spectacular, Badeya, Baby! for two nights.

Legendary Songwriter Allee Willis Brings Her Party to the People

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

You think you don't know Allee Willis, but we all do. The songwriter may have left her touring days behind her, but her songs (most notably the theme song to the TV show Friends) are daily staples we've consumed for years.

Yes, You Can! Lessons From A 91-Year-Old Drummer On An Oxygen Tank

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Why is Allee Willis's new video "Hey, Jerrie" one of the fastest growing videos on YouTube? Because it's what I call The Anthem of the "YES YOU CAN"...