Donna Kern grew up attending $5 punk and indie shows in West Philadelphia, developed a raging obsession with 60s psych and sunshine pop and 70s glam and power pop in sparkly Los Angeles and now hangs her vintage Penny Lane coat collection in piney Portland, Oregon. She harbors a weakness for harpsichords, tambourines, foggy, breathy vocals, fuzz pedals, shiny outfits and devastating lyrics. Trashy rock bios are one of her guilty pleasures and she owns at least four Scott Walker biographies and even more on the New York Dolls, plus a signed copy of Donovan's very groovy memoir. In publications like LA RECORD and Aquarium Drunkard she's sung the praises of up-and-comers like 70s bedroom rock opera wizard Harley and the Hummingbirds, thinking man's psych band Lucille Furs as well as icons like 60s producer Curt Boettcher and tropical paramour Kevin Ayers. She's also had the opportunity to chat about the afterlife with folk heartthrob Kevin Morby, bond over a shared joy of stinky cheeses with "the nicest man in rock" Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, and get the dirt on British troubadour Duncan Browne directly from his widow Lin, Rock Hall of Famer Colin Blunstone of the Zombies and legendary producer and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.