Preview: Milo Greene – The Independent

Milo Greene is a band, not a person. In fact, in the band, Milo Greene, there is no one named Milo Greene. That aside Milo Greene is an awesome band. They’re part of that collective hub of brilliance that is the tiny suburb within Los Angeles, Silverlake. Over the past decade, Silverlake has produced artists such as: Jenny Lewis, Zooey Deschanel and now theĀ imitable Milo Greene. Their eponymous debut album got tons of buzz and with good reason, it was one of the better debut albums to come out this year.

We’ve talked a lot about presence and band’s taking risks on this blog and this band has both. With beautiful vocals that verge on folk they are part of that alt-country/art folk revival in the Southern California rock scene that hasn’t been great for forty years. The last real L.A. music scene to take off was the late 80’s early 90’s gangster rap musings of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg/Lion/Penguin. Now, with that resurgence the scene is becoming once again brilliant.

If you want a chance to check this beauty in its intended form, live, then then they’ll be playing at the Independent November 16. Remember when we told you about seeing Imagine Dragons at the Independent and how it’d be one of your last chances to see a band before it blew up on a small scale. Same here. Milo Greene could become the next Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, but with a female. Four lead singers that are also multi-instrumentalists is damn near impossible to come by. Mobilize yourselves San Franciscans and check out this band.


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