23 episodes

Sisters Rain and Summer Phoenix have grown up eating, sleeping and living left-of-center. Raised in an artist activist family growing up Phoenix meant it was normal to think outside the box and color outside the lines. Welcome to LaunchLeft where famed creatives launch the next wave of music rebels. LaunchLeft aims to create an intentional space that highlights and empowers all artists for whom radical creativity is not a choice but a necessity. LaunchLeft begins with music but will eventually include all art forms.

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Sisters Rain and Summer Phoenix have grown up eating, sleeping and living left-of-center. Raised in an artist activist family growing up Phoenix meant it was normal to think outside the box and color outside the lines. Welcome to LaunchLeft where famed creatives launch the next wave of music rebels. LaunchLeft aims to create an intentional space that highlights and empowers all artists for whom radical creativity is not a choice but a necessity. LaunchLeft begins with music but will eventually include all art forms.

    Portrait: Dirty Projectors

    Portrait: Dirty Projectors

    Expect the unexpected when Rain and Summer go remote to interview David Longstreth aka Dirty Projectors before a show. He candidly unpacks his process of song writing, recording and live performance, unravels the mystery of the band name and tips his hat to bands old and new. While you’re tuning in, don’t forget to rate and subscribe!

    • 44 min
    Portrait: Alejandro Aranda

    Portrait: Alejandro Aranda

    This intimate conversation centers around music and it’s healing power for Alejandro, in regard to both mental health and life path. He shares about his family life, homeschooling, his meteoric rise on American Idol and how his fight to maintain his self-expression ultimately won them over. Plus we find out he only started playing at age 19?! A virtuoso with a virtuous heart. Don’t miss this episode. So much about honesty and vulnerability and how we can “support, encourage and remind each other” to make art from that place.

    • 51 min
    Portrait: Cherry Glazerr

    Portrait: Cherry Glazerr

    Oh my darlin’ Clementine Creevy is a peach! Don’t miss this conversation centered around her greatest passion music, how she discovered it in early childhood and how it has remained her North Star. Her love of guitar and how it guides her is so authentic and inspiring! You may also learn a few things about skincare and assume a new dude persona. The best part- when they discuss doing what you love for the art of it, not caving to critical opinion or anything that might take you away from your creativity. Welcome to the first LaunchLeft of the new decade.

    • 39 min
    LaunchLeft Live Music Showcase

    LaunchLeft Live Music Showcase

    Welcome to LaunchLeft’s first annual Winter Solstice Showcase! A live wrap up of LaunchLeft artists and a few LA local artists Rain and Summer think you should know about. Many thanks to all who participated in this special benefit concert. Thank you for following, listening and subscribing. From all of us at LaunchLeft, Happy Happy New Year!

    • 42 min
    LaunchLeft Live ~ Phoebe Bridgers launches Charlie Hickey

    LaunchLeft Live ~ Phoebe Bridgers launches Charlie Hickey

    Welcome to the first ever LaunchLeft Podcast Live at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles! Rain and Summer welcome very special guest Phoebe Bridgers who shares about her music through the years, her new record, being a legend at 10, guitar store concerts, life on the road, her collaboration in Boy Genuis and Better Oblivion Community Center + she launches her favorite new artist Charlie Hickey! Saving the best for last, Charlie and Phoebe perform a few songs to close the show.

    • 54 min
    Joseph Arthur launches Grandma

    Joseph Arthur launches Grandma

    This episode is so chock full of interesting subjects- music, high school, Jaco, Peter Buck, fine art, podcasts, universe, spirit, Narcissism, God, youth, Lou Reed, old age, good times, Charles Bukowski, family, bad times - oh heck....just listen and watch cause you won’t be disappointed! To tie it all together there are some important moments of silence and an insanely catchy song by Grandma!

    • 58 min

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