On May 19th, Ali participated as an ambassador and panelist for Mental Health Action Day, powered by MTV Entertainment. The second National ‘Mental Health Action Day’ was a mission to drive the culture of Mental Health from awareness to action. Setting the theme of ‘Connection,’ Ali MacLean and more than 1400 companies and organizations addressed the surge of … More Ali MacLean takes part in Mental Health Action Day, interviews top artists
Ali MacLean has tapped indie-rock stalwart Craig Finn, frontman for The Hold Steady, to pen original music for the new mounting of her play This Will Be Our Year. This grunge rock-n-roll story follows the star-crossed, ten-year love affair between Gen (a struggling New York jewelry designer) and Hugo (a fledgling British rock star). In … More MacLean collaborates with indie rocker Craig Finn
Ali MacLean’s play This Will Be Our Year, described as a rock-n-roll Greek tragedy, melodramedy, or Normal People meets A Star Is Born, was a rock rollercoaster ride that audience members rode on Saturday at The Zephyr Theater. The play, starring playwright MacLean, Adam Sinclair, Juliet Lopez, and Eric Delgado, chronicles the ten-year-long tumultuous relationship … More This Will Be Our Year debuts at Zephyr Theatre!
MacLean’s This Will Be Our Year, fresh off dynamic performances at the Zephyr Theater, will be joining two other projects at the Sundance Institute’s Collective Kitchen later this month. The Sundance Institute Collective is a family of artists supported by Sundance Institute over the years through their labs, workshops, and the Sundance Film Festival. The … More This Will Be Our Year joins the Sundance Collective Kitchen
MacLean gathers some of indie rock’s best for a show soundtrack: “Some great bands have graciously lent permission to use their music while we tell the story of Gen and Hugo. I’m lucky and happy I can incorporate music from some old friends in my show. Take a trip down memory lane and listen to … More This Will Be Our Year: Music Spotlight!
The two leads of This Will Be Our Year, Ali MacLean (Gen) and Adam Sinclair (Hugo), took a minute or two from rehearsing to sit down and promote the play running at the SHELA Arts Festival. As you might be able to see, they are getting along swimmingly.
Ali MacLean was interviewed in Broadway World about her new play This Will Be Our Year which was selected as part of the 2020 She NYC Arts/ She LA Arts Theatre Festival. The Festival was due to open at the Zephyr Theater this summer, but due to COVID has switched to a virtual, online festival. … More Ali MacLean profiled in Broadway World
SxSw was a (not so hot) mess. If you combined the party hounds from the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras and Spring Break and confined them to a six block radius…and then tried to add some showcasing bands to the mix, you get a pretty good idea of the mayhem. I have a full report on … More South By Skulldiggery – Band of Skulls Continue To Conquer The US
Carina Round is my favorite female performer today. Her live show was phenomenal tonight – and every night I’ve seen it. She is about to leave my other faves like her (PJ Harvey, Auf Der Maur, etc) in the dust. Here’s one of her softer songs. Check her out!! more about “Carina Round – Backseat … More Carina Round – Backseat (Official Video)
The Los Angeles Museum of Natural History hosts First Fridays intermittently, where people can go to the museum for wine, food and some polite music. I’ve skipped these shows though a few, like Sea Wolf and The Little Ones, piqued my interest. When I heard the new line up of Wolfmother was the headliner this … More Lions and Tigers and Wolfmother, Oh My.