Karen O

The Bootleg Theater Is Closing: So Many Memories…

By Alyson Camus | June 21, 2021

It’s really a shame the Bootleg could not make it

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 22ND TO 28TH

By Alyson Camus | April 21, 2019

Alice Bag is opening for Bikini Kill on Thursday

My Top Ten Musical Events Of 2018

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2018

An exceptional, restless, badass performance of a man at the top of his form

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 10TH TO 16TH

By Alyson Camus | September 9, 2018

Hooveriii are at the Echo on Friday

Listen To Karen O’s ‘Yo! My Saint’, Featuring Michael Kiwanuka, For Kenzo’s Campaign

By Alyson Camus | February 14, 2018

self consume with a burning desire and plenty of heartbreak

Girlschool 2018 At The Bootleg, Friday February 2nd 2018

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2018

this new edition of Girlschool was packed with stars

Karen O Writes A Song To Celebrate Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly On Google

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2015

So I say this is great when a simple tune makes you aware of somebody who may have been otherwise forgotten, because Nellie was a totally badass riot grrrl. a true feminist a century before it was trendy, or not!

All Your Favorite Musicians To Celebrate David Lynch’s Music At The Ace Hotel

By Alyson Camus | February 12, 2015

On Wednesday April 1st, another perfect fit for the place will be celebrated: David Lynch and his music with performances by Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Tennis, Twin Peaks, Zola Jesus

Not With The Band: Women In Music, Have We Really Made Any Progress?

By Alyson Camus | October 7, 2014

‘I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology.”

Karen O At Amoeba, Tuesday September 16th 2014

By Alyson Camus | September 18, 2014

Karen O appeared on stage wearing a summery, white and black outfit, and she was radiant… ‘it’s about fucking time’ she said meaning it took her forever to have her show at Amoeba. She was backed up by only two musicians and I was pleasantly surprised to recognize Moses Sumney on electric guitar — I have seen him several times and truly enjoyed his solo shows

Listen To Karen O's New Song 'Rapt'

By Alyson Camus | August 2, 2014

It is simply called ‘Rapt’ and the tune reveals a real vulnerable side of the usually daring frontwoman, since she is singing it with a fragile, almost husky, voice over a totally stripped-down music arrangement

Direct Currents Up Coming Releases

By Iman Lababedi | June 28, 2014

A new Sia is always good news, a new Manic Street Preachers we’ve been waiting for all year, Clapton taking on the late JJ Cale, Tom Petty hopefully in Southern accents style, Van Dyke Parks (not on Spotify no doubt),. The second week in September is killer: Robert Plant, Loudon Wainwright III, Ryan Adams and Karen O.

The Oscar Songs 2014 Get Happy!

By Iman Lababedi | March 3, 2014

Pharrell’s joyous all dancing all smiling, all aboard performance was the best and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go”, tailor made for the Oscars, a big bland musical theatre pastiche that, not unlike self evident influence “Wicked”, is simply not good enough musically to matter

Academy Award Music Nominations: Do Win Butler And Karen O Even Have A Chance?

By Alyson Camus | January 18, 2014

‘Her’ is nominated for best original song with ‘The Moon Song,’ a collaboration between Karen O and Spike Jonze, and best music (original score) with Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Owen Pallett’s score. The question is, does any of them even have a chance?

The Beautiful Melancholia of Spike Jonze's 'Her'

By Alyson Camus | January 13, 2014

You will have to stay till the end of the credits to hear Arcade Fire’s ‘Supersymmetry’, a song originally composed for the movie but finally reworked for their ‘Reflektor’ album. I must say I was expecting to hear it sooner, but pay attention since instrumental variation of the same song recorded with Owen Pallett, is also featured on the score