It’s an all Eastside L.A. episode. We open in Echo Park with Chefs Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery, owners of the hit Japanese sandwich shop Konbi. The two longtime friends and restaurant industry vets opened the daytime restaurant in fall of 2018, and it instantly gained critical notoriety and a cult following for its katsu and egg salad sandos. Our good pals at Silver Lake’s Dangerbird Records give us an up-close look and listen to their Microdose single series with dream pop upstarts Mirrorball. The band is the project of singer Alexandra Johnstone and guitarist Scott Watson, both longtime fixtures in Los Angeles’ underground music scene. The duo share their story with us along with some of their latest songs, including the single “This Time.”

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