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Artist’s Cookbook: Raw-vocado Key Lime Pie Courtesy of Alice Brightsky

The road hasn’t always been easy for indie folk rock artist Alice Brightsky. In 2009, citing “creative and logistical roadblocks”, the overwhelmed artist walked away from the music world, leaving a partially finished solo debut album lying on the floor. After three years away, Brightsky returned with a renewed passion and determination for finishing the album. With the help of friend/producer Brandon Wilde, she was able […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Vegan Chocolate ‘Cheese’ Cake by Starar

A few nights ago I feel asleep to a documentary about the disappearance of bees from what has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder. According to the documentary, this is a very serious threat. It is one that could wind up having a huge impact on future eating habits and access to certain fruits and vegetables. What do bees have to do with British duo […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Cornbread and Gumbo Courtesy of Empire Beats

Empire Beats and Camille Atkinson are no strangers to the food/music combo that I write religiously about on this blog. Camille, a New Orleans native, is a professional vocalist who has laid down her sound on numerous songs including an original one dedicated to one of the world’s finest condiments, “Hot Sauce”.  Mark Boquist, the drummer and founder of Empire Beats is also a renowned chef who […]

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A Decoded Thanksgiving

Enough about my Thanksgiving. Let’s check in on a real band Thanksgiving: The Setup When you are in a band that actually likes each other the holidays can be a difficult time. Who do you spend the day with? Your family? Your significant other and his/her family? Your band? All three? I’m not sure how LA’s Decoded structured their family obligations but I do know […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Portobello Makhani by Maybird

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” -T.E Lawrence Dreaming is as unique a sport as this world has ever seen. No […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Chef Jeremy Haffner of JJXO Shares His Mango Chili Lime Sorbet

I was on one of those food blogger dating shows the other night and the host, a cute thing with short brown hair and blue eyes, asked me point blank…”Tender, what really gets you going?” I thought for a few brief seconds and then answered, “Well, it is really cool when bands write to me and tell me how much they love to cook and […]

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Guest Post: Orly’s Pear, Raspberry and White Chocolate Crumble

Orly is a Manhattan based, Australian born soul-pop-R&B artist that has drawn comparisons to Adele and Amy Winehouse. Her second album,  Distraction, has just hit stores and it is all the rage. Its blend of old school soul, beautiful ballads, and pop, has fans and critics alike clamoring for more. Orly doesn’t just bring it on stage or in the studio, she also knows how to bring […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Sirsy’s Fourth of July Vegetarian Mexicali Burger and Cannonball Cocktail

Sirsy (here) is an indie pop rock duo that write songs consisting of one part soul, one part sincerity and on part sass. These tracks are hook-drenched and melodic in a way that resonate with the listener long after the cd has faded. Lyrically the duo is clever, honest and emotive (running the gamut from joyful to heartbreaking). The band consists of guitarist Rich Libutti […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Garlic Pasta with Spinach & Sausage by Devyn Rose

After posting this about Devyn Rose’s new video “Want It All” I prepared to move on to the next pack of songs in my inbox, leaving Devyn behind until her next batch of music comes out. Unfortunate, yes, but that is the name of the blogging game. A fun fact sent my way by Devyn’s press agent, Sarah, made me slow down for just a […]

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