Tom Petty came to Russell Mark in a dream and performed a new song. Russell remembered it when he woke up.
This is that song.
The Nextdoors are featured in the October 27th episode of The Crown City Podcast.
James DePietro sat down with us at our home studio for an in-depth conversation about music and Pasadena life. Listen here!
2023 is off to a great start in the best possible way - our conversation with Pasadena Weekly’s Christina Fuoco-Karasinski in on the news shelves now! But for those who don’t live near Pasadena, you can read it here.
The Nextdoors find humor in social media - Jan 5 2023
Social media produces some of the best laughs. Pasadena’s Mika Larson and Russell Mark were so inspired by nextdoor.com’s most eye-rolling, melodramatic posts that they formed a duo around it.
THE NEXTDOORS: MIKA LARSON & RUSSELL MARK
We are The Nextdoors. Welcome to our place. We’re a wife-and-husband duo out of Pasadena, CA and our cello-soaked Americana debut album Linda Vista, recorded at home over the pandemic, is available for purchase and streaming everywhere.
Our songs have garnered radio play across the country in the past year, including a #1 song, our leadoff single “Awaken”, at WBSD in Wisconsin.
COVID meant only online and backyard shows for us until 2023, when we played our first public show to a packed house at Wild Parrot Brewery, an event we called Neighbor Day - which drew out Pasadena’s Mayor Victor Gordo and all his staff - he introduced our set, and later declared that “The Nextdoors are one of the true gems of the city.”
Please take a look around, and check out our album - named after Russell’s sister Linda Wiener, who we lost to cancer in 2020. She was one of our biggest supporters, and in fact she drew the flowers and bugs on our album art and website.
More about us: We’ve been playing music together since the minute we met. We even played on stage together at our wedding. We had an idea years ago to write songs based on the most eye-rolling, melodramatic posts on Nextdoor.com. Thus, we named our duo The Nextdoors. But when we were isolated from our other bands during COVID we slowly started recording an album of "regular" original songs… and this is that album! But our song “Honest Mechanic Got Bad” is our first foray into our original concept ;)
Check out our latest videos and subscribe on Youtube to view more.
Honest Mechanic Gone Bad
Our original song inspired by a highly dramatic post on our local Pasadena Nextdoor-dot-com
Live @ My Back Porch
A few songs and stories from our live performance at MBP concert series, Torrance CA. Includes Awaken and Times Like These.
Why Would Anyone Answer Their Door
Our latest Nextdoor.com musical extravaganza - a new song based on a post submitted by a fan, performed live at MBP.
YouTube Album Release Show
We celebrated our new album Linda Vista with a show on our YouTube page, recorded live in Andy&Renee’s garage. They performed after, and each joined the other for a song or two.
NPR Tiny Desk
We decided to submit a performance of our song Awaken to NPR’s Tiny Desk contest. We had a blast filming this. If you’ve never worn a desk on your head, you really should!
All Right Here
My Great Escape
Let It In
Hard to be Mad
Honest Mechanic Gone Bad
Next LIVE Events
OLD TOWNE PUB, PASADENA
NEXTDOORS AT 10:15PM
WITH OUR FRIENDS DON'T GO ALONE AT 9:15PM
AND LOSER COMPANY, 3RD RATE
66 N FAIR OAKS AVE
$5 | 21+
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Tuesday May 28, 2024, 6-9pm
TASTE OF SOUTH PASADENA PRESENTED BY SOUTH PAS ROTARY CLUB
NEXTDOORS PLAY 3 SETS
30 FOOD AND DRINK STOPS
20 WINERIES AND BREWERIES
METRO RAIL PLAZA, NEAR 905 MERIDIAN AVE, SOUTH PASADENA, CA
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