music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth
•Interview with Erol Alkan for his second excellent double disc mix for Bugged Out for DJ Times Magazine at the Standard Downtown on August 3, 2012 (top right) •Raphael Saadiq—whose album Stone Rollin’ is one of my absolute favorites of last year and was playing in my ears when I saw my first glimpse of Devil’s Throat at Iguazu Falls Argentina–at KCRW’s Who Shot Rock ‘n’ Roll Live at the Annenberg Space for Photography on August 4, 2012 (bottom left). •Interview with Sea Wolf‘s Alex Brown Church for his amazing new album (I wasn’t a fan before this), Old World Romance for Soma Magazine at LA Mill Coffee on August 8, 2012 (bottom right). •Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk with former students for the first time on August 9, 2012 (top left).
Check out Erol’s extensive Soundcloud page for a taste of what he’s all about musically.
Watch some footage from Raphael’s performance at the Annenberg.
Free download of “Old Friend,” a new track from Sea Wolf’s Old World Romance.