Author Archives: Richie Frieman

DocFell & Co.


Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based band DocFell & Co. is named quite appropriately – for obvious reasons, it’s named after band leader Dr. John Fell, a local physician/artist who is probably one of the most talented folks we’ve ever spoken with. For less obvious reasons, the band moniker is perfect; it drips with an […]

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Castille Landon


While 25-year-old director and actress Castille Landon is certainly one of the best-educated features we’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting down with, even she was caught by surprise when her true passion found her. The Harvard graduate and current student at Oxford set out to become an actress…only to […]

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Howard Simon


We don’t always do it on purpose, but what great timing to be writing about singer/songwriter Howard Simon on the weekend – the laid back, folk rocker borrowing inspiration from some of the most laid back artists of the 1970s, and adding an element of blues for good measure. Needless […]

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Mystery Loves Company


Chamber Folk – it’s one of the few genres that we here at PEV have yet to feature. And this is no gimmick; guitarist Carlos Machado, and classic cellist Madeline Herdeman (who also happen to be newlyweds), not only feature their fantastic play prominently on their many records, but the songs […]

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Weslynn


Bound together by the trials of college, members of the indie pop rock band Weslynn forged a bond during their years at Arizona State University, one that has only grown stronger since 2013. The trio (Jared Geyer, Greg Olin, and Kevin Holmes) have since become some of the favorite musical […]

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LEA


We’ve seen our latest feature, NY-based electric alternative artist LEA before – it’s been a lot of fun watching this genre mixer transform herself through the years, and this latest musical approach may be our favorite yet. These sonic textures LEA is creating will tempt you – they’re dark, warm […]

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GoodcaT and PEV’s 10th Anniversary!


It gives us great pleasure to first, introduce you to you our latest feature, the funky feel-good Des Moines-based band GoodcaT, and second, to inform you that this just so happens to be our 10th Anniversary feature – hard to believe, but our little musical web baby just hit double digits! That’s […]

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The Cuckoos


Let’s be clear – in the world of rock n’ roll (and compared to PEV staffers), Austin-based Psychedelic Rock/Blues band The Cuckoos (Kenneth Frost, Dave North, Cole Koenning and Eric Ross) are babies on the scene – an extremely young group that’s still more than cutting it in a very saturated musical […]

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Natalise + the Sunset Run


The accomplished Natalise Kalea (better known as the leader of the mellow pop rock band, Natalise + the Sunset Run) has been building her musical arsenal from an early age, beginning with piano lessons at the age of three. Dance at seven quickly followed, singing in the church choir at eight, […]

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Kendra Black


It’s been an international path that’s brought ‘Urban Pop’ artist Kendra Black from her home in Italy to the clubs of Manhattan – having trained with teachers from the Music Conservatory of Cannes and The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Black has since performed in France, Monte-Carlo, Italy, Egypt, and the Caribbean […]

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