Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

LAist Essential Listening

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Sample these tracks and let us know what's in your iPod playlist this week.

The Shore | Local Rock
Hard Road [download | watch video]
Formed in Silverlake during 2002, The Shore's hard work paid off when they were signed to the Maverick label. Listen to "Hard Road" from their self-titled debut. If you like what you hear, you can see them at Spaceland on November 16.
Judd and Maggie | Folk
Perfectly [free stream | download]
This Maryland-based brother and sister duo cook up some spectacular ear candy on Subjects. Sample a few free clips on their website. Then listen to Judd & Maggie live at Spaceland on November 15.
Limbeck | Local Rock/Country
Home [download]
These OC natives have been touring cross-country—from Tulsa to Minneapolis to Tucson. Their latest CD (which has hints of Tom Petty) reflects that vagabond experience. Limbeck perform at the echo on November 17.
David Ryan Harris | R&B
For You [free stream | buy]
This tremendously talented Atlanta musician has a voice that is reminiscent of Stevie Wonder. Take a listen to any of the tracks on Harris' latest release and you'll be a fan. Harris performs November 16 & 30 at Hotel Cafe.
Zack Hexum | Local Rock
Met A Girl Like You [free stream | buy]
You've probably heard Hexum on Fox's OC or perhaps KROQ. His music is polished and radio-friendly, but remains honest enough to keep it believable. You can catch Hexum at Hotel Cafe on November 18.