It was New Year’s Eve at Dead & Company’s final show of a four-night “Fun Run” mini-tour that included two stellar performances the previous week at The Forum in Los Angeles. In line with storied tradition, the trip remained long and strange.
For Aluna Francis, lead singer of AlunaGeorge, the British electronic duo’s recent crossover success is of epic -- even religious -- proportions. “It feels like Moses has parted a river and I’m standing on one side of it, like, ‘No way!’ ” says the 28-year-old, sitting cross-legged and barefoot in a warehouse studio on the east side of Los Angeles. “I’m worried that the water is going to fall back over me and I’m going to drown. It’s weird.”
"In just one year I went from overlooked to overbooked," G-Eazy raps on "Sad Boy," summarizing his ascent from Tumblr heartthrob who made a rap version of "Runaround Sue" to rising star with a Billboard 200 No. 3 debut (2014's These Things Happen).