For 13 days in the Month of May 2022, NextFest LA will launch its inaugural year on multiple stages within the LA County Fair experience, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. This will be one of the largest indie culture events on the West Coast, if not the nation, with over 200 artists, DJs, boutique parties, and more scheduled to perform.
On May 15 seven specially selected artists will grace the Label Squadz & Unheard Gems stage. Ranging from indie to pop and RnB to alternative grit, these artists are here to do what they do best, perform. The artists performing: Sam Stacy, Cate Tomlinson, Jackii Kennedy, Christina Castle, AprilFoolChild, Stereo Jane, and Caroline Sky.
If you have been waiting for your favorite new pop-rock duo look no further than sisters, Emilia and Sydney of Stereo Jane! They are closing out weekend 2 of NextFest LA.
Unheard Gems: We are so excited to be co-curating a stage at NextFest LA with Label Squadz and are so thrilled to have you be a part of the experience! Are you excited for the festival?
Stereo Jane: We’re beyond excited! We’ve heard nothing but good things and we can’t wait for the show.
Unheard Gems: We are stoked to hear your fun sister duo sass come to life on stage! What is your favorite part of collaborating and performing with eachother?
Stereo Jane: We’ve been performing together since we were 8 years old. The best part about it is it’s so natural to us!
Unheard Gems: When it comes to playing live, do you have a favorite pre or post-show ritual you want to share with us?
Stereo Jane:We usually try to take it pretty easy on the day of a show so that we’re completely ready to perform. We always grab some vegan junk food after every LA show! It’s our go to post show ritual. It almost always ends up being Monty’s.
Unheard Gems: We are so excited to hear your set, is there a song you are most excited to perform and why?
Stereo Jane: We’re really excited to play all of the songs on our new EP “Are We There Yet”! It’ll be one of the first shows playing them since the release!
Unheard Gems: In terms of instructions for the audience that day, what would be the craziest, most fun, silly, thing you want to see in the crowd?
Stereo Jane: If everyone could wear their most outrageous silly sunglasses that would actually be hilarious. But other than that obnoxious dancing would definitely be the way to go.
Unheard Gems: What inspired you to start making music? Who were your role models and inspirations?
Stereo Jane: Our dad is who inspired us to start making music. Some of our biggest role models are Chris Cornell, Hayley Williams, Aretha Franklin, and Dave Grohl.
Unheard Gems: In true Unheard Gems fashion we have to close by asking who your favorite emerging artist is but let's narrow it down to artist playing NextFest LA
Stereo Jane: We’re super excited to see Jackii Kennedy!
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