This roundtable of music experts -- including Marion Hodges and Valida Carroll -- troll the waters of sound for lost gems, unexpected noise, bird calls and the occasional perch.
If you see live music in Los Angeles, you've probably seen Marion Hodges (The Lab, Sundays, 3-6am) -- either in her role as a blogger, a show promoter, or just a die-hard music fan, she is a ubiquitous presence at venues throughout the city...
Originally from Sarajevo, Valida fled a heavily conflicted Bosnia to pursue higher education in the US. A musician and a performer since the age of four, she developed a passion for the art of mixing vinyl and rose through the ranks to become an important figure in LA's nightlife scene. Her specialty is a seamless blending of a variety of music styles, fearlessly fusing everything from disco to country and beyond, making her a perfect fit for KCRW, where she started on air hosting of The Lab in 2010 on rotating Sundays 3-6AM.