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Lola Kristine Premieres Heartfelt “Just Friends” Music Video and Gains Prime TV Placement

California singer-songwriter premieres new music video “Just Friends” exclusively on V13, diving into a relationship gone awry.

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Lola Kristine, photo by Hello MJ Photography

Lola Kristine, the enchanting singer, pianist, and songwriter hailing from Laguna Beach, California, has recently graced the music scene with the premiere of her latest music video, “Just Friends.” The emotionally charged track delves into the intricate web of thoughts and emotions that arise from a complex relationship gone awry. The accompanying music video, a delicate yet passionate portrayal, beautifully captures the heartbreak and reflection that stems from rejection and unrequited affection.

“Just Friends” captures the desperate plea for a lover to reignite the electric connection they once shared, showcasing Lola Kristine’s ability to infuse deep emotion into her music. Known as “the little girl with the big voice,” Lola has been captivating audiences throughout her life, drawing listeners in with the soulful depth of her songwriting and penetrating vocals.

The release of “Just Friends” comes as part of Lola Kristine’s album chapter two: when things fall apart, a work that has been making waves in the entertainment industry. The song, with its poignant narrative, has earned a coveted spot on the soundtrack of the popular Canadian TV show Children Ruin Everything. For fans south of the border, the good news continues, as the Canadian broadcast will be followed by an anticipated airing on Roku and CW in the coming months, ensuring a broader audience for Lola’s captivating sound.

Lola comments, stating:

“The powerful fire of pain and loss served as a reawakening, leaving me in a place where I can still feel love for those who have hurt me.”

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Lola Kristine’s musical journey has taken her across the country, touring with renowned musicians such as Premik Russell Tubbs (Santana, Sting, James Taylor), Jeff Haynes (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), and Michael Manring. Her collaborations extend globally, including work with artists like Kinobe from Uganda in a series sponsored by American Voices.

Lola Kristine’s rise to prominence was significantly boosted in 2022 when a live video of her performance went viral on TikTok, amassing 4.5 million views and enhancing her online presence. Her talent has earned her recognition alongside legendary rockstars like Mick Fleetwood and Don Cromwell of Air Supply.

Currently residing in Southern California, Lola can be found gracing venues and clubs along the coast, captivating audiences with her timeless and soul-stirring music. As fans eagerly await the release of “Just Friends” on national television and streaming platforms, Lola Kristine continues solidifying her place as a rising star in the music industry, leaving an indelible mark on listeners on both sides of the border.

Lola Kristine 'chapter two: when things fall apart' album artwork

Lola Kristine ‘chapter two: when things fall apart’ album artwork

Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.

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Joseph Luca Drops Second Installment of EP Series ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death)’

Joseph Luca has shared the newest installment in his three-part EP series, ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death),’ out now via ONErpm.

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Joseph Luca, photo by Ryan Berry
Joseph Luca, photo by Ryan Berry

Joseph Luca has shared the newest installment in his three-part EP series, PART 2: Ouroboros (Death), out now via ONErpm. The new five-track project follows last year’s entry, PART 1: Ouroboros (Life).

Via PART 2: Ouroboros (Death), Luca embarks on an introspective odyssey, navigating a profound shift from idealism to realism amidst the intricate realms of Love, Loss, Life, and Death. This segment unfurls as a deeply personal expedition, charting Joseph’s inner struggles and triumphs within a complex tapestry of emotions and experiences.

At the core of Luca’s journey lies a series of poignant moments, where the collision of his ideals with life’s stark truths serves as the beginning catalyst for deep self-reflection. His once unyielding idealistic perspective begins to fracture when confronted with the profound depths of life’s challenges.

It’s a journey steeped in introspection, where Joseph confronts deep-seated fears, insecurities, and long-held beliefs, leading him toward an unburdened and authentic self. Ultimately, “Ego Death” surfaces as a central theme in PART 2: Ouroboros (Death). Luca undergoes a profound shedding of outdated perceptions and attachments, cultivating a newfound resilience rooted in the acceptance of life’s impermanence. This theme highlights the intricate dance between upheaval and personal growth, emphasizing the immense capacity within individuals not just to endure but ideally, to evolve.

PART 2: Ouroboros (Death) Track Listing:

1. I Can Pull You Up
2. Peter
3. Just Go
4. Dirty Laundry
5. My Best Dancing Shoes

Joseph Luca ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death)’ EP album artwork

Joseph Luca ‘PART 2: Ouroboros (Death)’ EP album artwork

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George Alley Shares Single & Video for “Just Leave Me Dreaming”

George Alley shares his latest single, “Just Leave Me Dreaming,” and it is accompanied by a stunning music video to support.

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George Alley, photo by Adam Peditto
George Alley, photo by Adam Peditto

George Alley is a Philadelphia-based multi-media artist whose music has been the center of his work as a composer, performer, professor, journalist podcaster, choreographer and curator. He is sharing his latest drop single, “Just Leave Me Dreaming,” and it is accompanied by a stunning music video.

First forming a band in high school with Frank Musarra of Hearts of Darknesses, whom he continues to collaborate with on this upcoming album, Alley has been releasing singles, performing and using his original music for performance and dance pieces as part of his company Alley Ink. Performance has informed his work either in his music video collaborations with Adam Peditto or as a curator for 5 years of the Philadelphia Multimedia Arts Festival Collage.

He is a frequent music contributor for the UK-based LGBT pop culture Loverboy Magazine. Interviewing a variety of notable musicians. As well as a podcaster for the top-ten iTunes comedy podcast “I’m Going to Kill You!” And The pandemic cast “Queerona.”

As a professor, he teaches courses on punk and creativity. This work informs his music through an emphasis on the DIY ethos and the philosophies of chance, spontaneity and assemblage.

After the release of a digital-only remade version of his 2017 single, Just Leave Me Dreaming, this February. Alley will be releasing his self-titled debut album, George Alley, this spring. Produced by Ian Romer with additional production from Frank Musarra, it also features musical contributions from Norma Alley (vocals), Eric Coyne (cello), Sasha Ki (violin, viola), Russel Kotchner (violin), Jack Reilly (drums), Alec Spiegelman (saxophone), and Branson Yeast (cello).

To accompany this release, a 5-song concert has been filmed and will be released along with 3 promotional music videos. A collectible run of 500 albums will be available on “transparent root beer” vinyl pressed by Gottagroove Records. Find more information and performance dates on George’s official website.

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Blueprint Music Studios Announces Rockstar Master Class with Simon Wright and Robert Sarzo

Musicians of all levels welcome Blueprint Music Studios, which is turning it up to 11 with experience in mastering the music industry.

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Blueprint Music Studios Master Clinic with Simon Wright (AC/DC) And Robert Sarzo (Queensrÿche)
Blueprint Music Studios Master Clinic with Simon Wright (AC/DC) And Robert Sarzo (Queensrÿche)

Musicians of all levels should mark their calendars. Blueprint Music Studios is turning it up to 11 with an electrifying, educational, and memorable experience in mastering the music industry. Join them for the highly anticipated Blueprint Master Clinic featuring legendary musicians Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) and Robert Sarzo (Queensrÿche, Hurricane). RSVP today on Eventbrite

Blueprint Music Studios, known for its vibrant, rockstar clientele of musicians around Ventura and Los Angeles counties, is thrilled to introduce the Blueprint Master Classes series at its Westlake Village studio. Serving as the ultimate hub for artists of all genres and ages to nurture their creativity, Blueprint is kicking off its inaugural clinic on Sunday, March 3rd, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. This not-to-be-missed event will feature an intimate panel-format session led by music industry veterans Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) and Robert “The VuDu Man” Sarzo (Ozzy, Hurricane, Interscope/Universal). The event is a collaboration between Blueprint Music Studios, Radford Media Group, and ReTune Wellness.

Dubbed the Blueprint “Rockstar” Master Class, this event promises attendees an immersive experience as Wright and Sarzo share invaluable insights gleaned from their illustrious careers. Hosted by Blueprint Studios owners Jasan Radford (ONESIDEZERO, CENTERSHIFT) and Ted Wenri (Bemus, CENTERSHIFT), the 5-hour class will delve into the essential elements of thriving in today’s music landscape, drawing from the mentors’ rich tapestry of successes and setbacks. With Wright’s four decades of drumming expertise and Sarzo’s iconic guitar prowess, participants are positioned to gain invaluable knowledge and inspiration to elevate their craft.

Blueprint Music Studios Master Clinic with Simon Wright (AC/DC) And Robert Sarzo (Queensrÿche)

Blueprint Music Studios Master Clinic with Simon Wright (AC/DC) And Robert Sarzo (Queensrÿche)

Event Co-partner, The Radford Media Group, is an all-inclusive music management and artist development company based out of Westlake Village. ReTune Wellness was founded by professional musicians, scientists, and board-certified doctors to provide specialized products for musicians. Since its inception in 2023, Blueprint Music Studios has emerged as a premier destination for musicians across various genres, providing a nurturing environment for practice and recording. From aspiring students to established artists, Blueprint’s dedicated team stands ready to support projects of all sizes, ensuring every artist’s vision comes to life.

Rockstar Master Class Itinerary:

– Attracting A&R and labels in today’s climate
– Best practice techniques
– Securing studio gigs
– Networking
– Marketing
– The dos and don’ts in 2024 for musicians
– How to excel at guitar and drums

Purchase Master Clinic tickets via Eventbrite

When – March 3rd, 2024
Where – Blueprint Studios
Time – 11:30 am – 4:30 pm PST
Cost – $299.99
Address – 31143 Via Colinas ##506 Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone – 818.874.3090

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Blueprint Music Studios Master Class flyer

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