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The Mayer of Motor City

Although singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/DJ/producer Andrew Cohen wasn't even born until the end of the '70s, his sound — at least under the stage name Mayer Hawthorne — is firmly rooted in '60s and '70s soul. It was in L.A. that Cohen veered away from his DJ start, caught the ear of Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter […]

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Forget everything you think you know about Los Angeles: Moby's enthusiasm for his new hometown is infectious. "So much amazing art and literature and music came out of New York in the 20th century," says the native New Yorker. "But I feel now New York has become a victim of its own success. Certainly a […]

Peaceful easy feeling: Americana band Dawes takes the California country rock of Laurel Canyon (home to The Eagles, among other famous acts) and updates it. Their new record, Nothing Is Wrong, is instantly familiar and easy to like. Photo by Kevin Hays

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It's one thing to channel the cool, dusty, boots-and-aviators California country rock of the '70s, filtered through a 21st-century aesthetic. It’s really something to effortlessly evoke that Laurel Canyon sound (the stomping grounds of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Gram Parsons and Crosby, Stills and Nash, among others) and then temper it with punk sensibilities. […]