Live Review: Alela Diane at the Old Church, 6/26

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Given the delicacy of Alela Diane’s newest material, the Old Church, with its gently sloping walls and towering heights, is the ideal venue for her to perform in. The 131-year-old edifice cups every note with a padded hand. Opener and musical co-conspirator Holcombe Waller seemed keenly aware of the wonderful acoustics at play, singing in soft melodic, howls and beautifully annunciated verses. ...   More
Friday, June 28, 2013 MARK STOCK

Album Review: Alela Diane

About Farewell (Rusted Blue)

Album Reviews
[FOLK] On the title track of her new album, About Farewell, local songstress Alela Diane sings, “Leaving is the hardest part, that’s what we always said/ Once upon the other side, it’s best    More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Out of Print

So much music. So little page space. Here are some shows we missed in this week's print edition.


Wednesday, May 15 White Fang, Colleen Green, Heavy Hawaii, Comaserfs [PUNK] Spazzy Portland punks White Fang headline this showcase of West Coast basement-party upstarts. Make sure to get there early for San Diego surf-wavers Heavy Hawaii and, especially, L.A.'s Colleen Green, whose dreamy bedroom pop-punk plays like a stonier version of Best Coast. Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave. 9 pm. ...   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Alela Diane Embraces Soft Rock on New Single


Oh, and you thought the headline was snarky! On the first peak from Alela Diane's upcoming album, Alela Diane & Wild Divine, the local singer-songwriter puts a little '70s country in her step, with a bouncy, very Fleetwood Mac electric organ line and soft square dance percussion. "To Begin" is a completely new sound for Diane, who in the past relied mostly on her rich, husky voice and acoustic ...   More
Friday, March 4, 2011 by Michael Mannheimer


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