Unfamous

Unfamous

Unfamous is for fans to discover new artists and music. Hosted by Rachel McGowan, the podcast dives into the personal lives of your favorite up and coming artists and musicians in Los Angeles. From their favorite brunch spot to their worst Tinder date, Rachel’s affable personality will draw out interesting stories from your new favorite creatives. By getting personal with the artist, fans are able to develop a deeper connection creating more ‘super fans’ for these rising professionals. Host & Producer: Rachel McGowan (@rachelllita) Director & Executive Producer: Chris Cashman (@chriscashman.la) Audio Engineer: Paul Hernandez (@noiseculturemusic) Designer: Tiffany Montes (@5tarkid)... Show More

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August 18, 2019 33 min

Jordyn Simone is LA born-and-raised, but her music has taken her many places! At a young age she began writing and singing and has not stopped inspiring people since. A veteran of both American Idol and The Voice, Jordyn's talent is noticeable as soon as she opens her mouth. But her passion lies in connecting with her fans; she writes music that people can connect with. She gave us a fresh performance of one of her songs and... Read more

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August 4, 2019 31 min

Sydney Franklin brightened up our studio with her vivacious personality and soulful voice. She is new to LA, but not new to the music scene. As an accomplished R&B/Soul artist and singer-songwriter, she released her debut freshman EP Make It Hurt in February 2018. She is a delight of a human and a badass vocalist - you don't want to miss hearing all about her story and hearing her perform live!

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July 28, 2019 34 min

Anna is a prime example of a brilliant musician who made the LA music scene her own small family. While LA can feel very fragmented and intimidating, Anna has used her time here to cultivate deep + meaningful connections with other artists which has resulted in some pretty amazing collaborations. We talk all about her songwriting process, both as an individual and in group settings, and we dig deeper into how artists can wor... Read more

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July 21, 2019 32 min

This is an exciting episode that features someone who works behind the scenes at Unfamous - our very own Paul Odir! Not only does Paul masterfully record + edit our podcast, he is also a musician on his own. Paul has had several years of helping friends with their projects which all have led him to become the self-made musician he currently is. He writes, records and mixes all his own material and released an EP earlier this... Read more

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June 30, 2019 41 min

Sara Dee is a force to be reckoned with! She's been studying music since she could read and has been creating it for years - and clearly she has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. With a new record out (after a livestream world-premiere listening party!) she is taking her feisty folk sound to new places and new levels. It was fascinating to learn all about her story. And if you haven't heard the captivating musings o... Read more

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June 23, 2019 38 min

Arielle often says that her words are not for the ears but for the soul. She has a beautiful way of fine-tuning her craft while also being willing to live in the imperfect and share the ups and downs along the way. Her spoken word poetry will slap you in the face with its honesty and then wrap you in a hug with its tenderness and we are so honored she stopped by the studio to tell us her story.

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June 16, 2019 46 min

Teryn Ré has a disarming voice and a passion for music that is just as contagious as it is palpable. With years of studying and teaching music under her belt, Teryn is a trailblazer as a musician, songwriter, and big band leader, showcasing her charts at venues all over Southern California. With a bit of whisky and a decade of shared history, Rachel and Teryn talk all about how her music has evolved and what she hopes happens ne... Read more

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May 30, 2019 47 min

After spending a few minutes with Highland, it would be easy to think they've been friends and bandmates for a lifetime rather than just a short amount of time. Their charisma, collaboration, and strong bond all came through loud and clear during our conversation with them, and it was so fun to be a part of it for an episode! We fell in love with their passion for punk music, their hilarious one-liners, and the way they conn... Read more

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May 26, 2019 48 min

The Unfamous team is extremely passionate about elevating the platforms and voices of local musicians, so we couldn't think of a better collaboration than with Sofar Sounds! In this episode we learn all about Sofar and the humans behind the scenes - Vicky, Jeanne, and Max! Sofar exists to amplify artists and bring music to spaces where people come to truly listen and experience the music. The team behind Sofar in LA makes a ... Read more

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May 26, 2019 48 min

The Unfamous team is extremely passionate about elevating the platforms and voices of local musicians, so we couldn't think of a better collaboration than with Sofar Sounds! In this episode we learn all about Sofar and the humans behind the scenes - Vicky, Jeanne, and Max! Sofar exists to amplify artists and bring music to spaces where people come to truly listen and experience the music. The team behind Sofar in LA makes a lot of ... Read more

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May 19, 2019 48 min

Justin Glasco seriously does it all - he's a sought-after producer, a mega-talented musician, and a gifted songwriter. With numerous collaborations, tours, and projects on his resume, we had so much to talk with him about! Sipping whiskey while learning from Justin was one of the best ideas we've had in awhile. Pour yourself your favorite drink and get ready to learn a bit from a true master-of-all.

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May 12, 2019 36 min

Our conversation with Lucy & La Mer covers so many important things, like mostly how insanely cool she is. Listen in to hear all about the places her music has taken her (and where it will continue to take her) as well as issues that are important to her like representation for the LGBTQI+ community. She inspires us with her tenacity, creativity, and all around charisma. Don't miss it!

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May 5, 2019 38 min

We had such a great time talking with the queen of words herself, Annika Grace! Annika is a singer-songwriter based in LA who discovered at a young age that she had a beautiful ability to string words together. Not long after that she started putting those words to music and found a whole new way to connect with people. If that sounds like your thing, then this episode is for you!

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April 29, 2019 35 min

Torii Wolf has a way of filling up a space, whether with music or with words, and this episode was no exception! We talk about creative expression, gender identity, and staying connected to self amidst an ever-changing human experience.

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April 29, 2019 35 min

Torii Wolf has a way of filling up a space, whether with music or with words, and this episode was no exception! We talk about creative expression, gender identity, and staying connected to self amidst an ever-changing human experience.Music: Apple Music | Spotify | SoundcloudSocial: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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April 22, 2019 32 min

We would call Suede Silver a Jack of all trades if he wasn't actually a master of all! He truly does everything, both with his music and beyond. We had a blast talking to him about all his creative endeavors - check it out! And don't forget to leave a review if you liked the episode!

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April 15, 2019 42 min

Fire Chief Charlie takes family band to another level. Their elusive music ignites curiosity as they transcend the normal limits of folk music. We talk all about their life as musicians with their most recent addition, Penny (she had a lot of valuable input on this episode) and we hear about the ways they create visual components to elevate their music. Don't miss it!

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April 15, 2019 42 min

Fire Chief Charlie takes family band to another level. Their elusive music ignites curiosity as they transcend the normal limits of folk music. We talk all about their life as musicians with their most recent addition, Penny (she had a lot of valuable input on this episode) and we hear about the ways they create visual components to elevate their music. Don't miss it!Music: Apple Music | Spotify | SoundcloudSocial: Website | Facebo... Read more

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April 8, 2019 46 min

Benjamin is a storyteller through and through - that shows up in his music and in this conversation. We talk about everything from his songwriting process to his sweaty tendencies (we have his wife Yasmine to thank for that special fun fact!) In this episode, he keeps it honest and keeps us laughing as we dive into the inspiration behind his art and where he's going next.

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April 1, 2019 38 min

Madison is an LA-based musician who describes herself as an ethereal artist who is "stepping out of her artistic shell to release songs that use the light to recognize the dark." Mostly, Madison is one of those people who makes you want to be a better human. She makes music that inspires nostalgia, and she fills up the room with her genuine passion and infectious joy. In this conversation we hear all about her journey to... Read more

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