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Preview: Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA *MUST-SEE Shows!

October 30th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

unnamed1 Preview: Red Bull Sound Selects 30 Days In LA *MUST SEE Shows!So we are soon approaching something very awesome in LA featuring over 60 musicians in a 30 day period in November. Starting November 1st through November 30th, Red Bull Sound Select has put together 30 concerts showcasing various talents and I can’t be more excited. My coworkers at The Grammys and I have been talking about this constantly about what shows were going to, as I’m really excited not only because of the musical variety that RBSS has curated during the month of November but highlighting local acts that need more attention and curating shows at venues all over this vast city of Angels. Below I’m here to tell you which 5 shows you definitely can’t miss! (more…)

Review: Wildcat! Wildcat! at El Rey Theater

October 29th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review |

BEST NEW BANDS Wildcat Wildcat Live  600x322 Review: Wildcat! Wildcat! at El Rey TheaterLast Tuesday, I got to see Wildcat! Wildcat! for the 3rd time ever and out of all the times I’ve seen them live, this was in the largest venue as they were headlining to promote their new album, No Moon At All (iTunes). Their live performance convinced me their album is worth listening to and once I did after I found there were some new tracks I really enjoyed, I discovered the album is pretty great and this is an alternative band that is a must-follow act!

Here’s my favorite songs from their show, “Hero”, “Holloway” and “Circuit Breaker”.


Preview: The six must-see musicians performing at Pacific Festival 2014!

August 14th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, synthpop |

image002 385x600 Preview: The six must see musicians performing at Pacific Festival 2014!This Saturday August 16 marks the 3rd annual Pacific Festival which will be held at The Dunes in Newport Beach, California. It’s a great location with DJs and bands performing on or near the beach, there should be beautiful weather present and hopefully a laid back fun ambiance in what should be a very fun one-day music festival. This will be my third time attending the Southern California festival in which I’ve discovered some real talented artists. Here’s the set times:

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Below are the six acts I’m most excited to see on Saturday (purchase tickets here)! (more…)

Review: Make Music Pasadena 2014 featuring Saint Motel, Run River North, Yuna and The Record Company

June 10th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Pop, Rock |

10365349 10152203036371523 6485846312974828339 o 399x600 Review: Make Music Pasadena 2014 featuring Saint Motel, Run River North, Yuna and The Record CompanyAt Make Music Pasadena 2014, the free arts & music festival in Downtown Pasadena, California, I saw about 5 or 6 musicians, about 4 of which definitely kept my attention and were a pleasure to see live. Read my review on Saint MotelRun River NorthYuna and The Record Company. (more…)

Review: French Horn Rebellion and Hey Champ’s farewell show

June 2nd, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Music Video, synthpop |

tumblr n6gffeNo7F1re7hubo1 500 400x600 Review: French Horn Rebellion and Hey Champs farewell showAbout a week and a half ago, I had the pleasure of seeing French Horn Rebellion and Hey Champ at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. Read my review below. (more…)

Album review: Strange Talk – Cast Away *Most underrated album of 2014

May 29th, 2014 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Electropop, synthpop |

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I thoroughly enjoy almost every single song from Australian indie electro-pop band Strange Talk‘s debut album, Cast Away. This is a group that has loads of potential and will be a headlining act across the US very soon.

The album starts with the track “Cast Away” which has an excellent beat and a catchy hook that get you pumped for what lies ahead on the album. You will be singing fall to the night shortly after hearing it a couple times and the beat will get your hipster ass actually dancing to the song, no more folding your arms as you enjoy Strange Talk. After “Cast Away”, there’s the club jam “Falling In Love” which really gets you amped and this is when you start looking for someone to dance with. “Picking Up The Pieces” is super upbeat and has great rhythm. Then comes two of my three favorite songs ever from Strange Talk, ”Eskimo Boy”, a 2011 release that got me falling in love with this Aussie band, and “Young Hearts” their latest single that’s getting love from Snapchat! “Eskimo Boy” is that indie electro pop anthem that is super fun while “Young Hearts” is that timeless electro pop summer anthem that gets you reminiscing about past summer love and you will be surely singing along to the catchy chorus, something Strange Talk are experts in creating in almost all their songs!

“Another Day” may have some of the best instrumentation and is a great track following “Young Hearts” because after you’ve sang the chorus to your summer love in “Young Hearts”, then you can pledge your interest in them by seeking to be with them for “Another Day”. Sounds corny hearing me describe it but trust me, it’s an awesome song with great synths. “So So La La” I think is a song that makes fun of poor communication, almost like playing the telephone game and just writing a song about how frustrating it is to accurately carry a message through several people; it’s silly but if your embarrassed to sing along to this jam, I don’t blame you. What I love about the next track “Is It Real” is the catchy part where the harmonies come about with the band singing How Does It Make you Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeellll, very catchy and I enjoy the beat, very 80′s electro pop influenced. My other top 3 favorite songs ever from Strange Talk is “Climbing Walls” which is so awesome, two music videos were released for the song! I absolutely love this song, probably know all the words to this electro pop jam and when it gets to the chorus where the lead singer goes Oh, I Keep Trying To Run Away From What Your Saying, that’s when you really fall in love with this track.

“Come Back Home” is the slow jam that you slow dance to with your dance partner but your dancing will probably get interrupted by the chorus because Come Back Home, ‘Cause I’ve Been Waiting, Waiting for You is so god damn sexy to sing to someone you truly care about! “Morning Sun” is that fun synth pop jam where I love how the singer saying “Morning Sun” gets louder and louder as the track begins and it’s a song about post-hooking up/love making/getting it on. It’s a bit corny but to play this song after sex to remind your lover that you both should wake up early enough to catch sunrise is a great way to be romantic or creepy, however you pull it off is your thing but next time I have some sweet love making, don’t be surprised if I tell my lover “If we make it through the night, let’s watch the morning sun” “Wanted (Dead Or Alive)” is that 80′s synth jam with once again a super catchy chorus. The last song, “Take Me As I Am”, is one of the more forgettable songs but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it; it’s about being yourself and asking those to accept you for who you are, unless you have no soul, there’s no reason not to enjoy that message!

I absolutely love this album, love this band and hope everybody reading this becomes a larger fan of Strange Talk. Stream Cast Away (iTunes) below which includes 12 of the 14 tracks from the album.

Debut song: DAE – Where We’re Going *indie pop fun

May 22nd, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop |

avatars 000084979346 cd6gjc t500x500 Debut song: DAE   Where Were Going *indie pop funWow after hearing “Where We’re Going” from newcomer indie-pop duo DAE, featuring Zachary Heiligman aka producer Reazon (former member of Foster The People) and emerging female vocalist Lwam, this is a duo you need to pay attention to! I’ve spoken at length with Zachary on his music and believe DAE will be cooking up some hit releases in the near future!

DAE just hit us up with their debut release, “Where We’re Going” and it’s upbeat, catchy fun indie pop that is real easy to sing along to! Stream it below and follow DAE on facebook!

Download the song below!

Stream: The Griswolds – Beware The Dog *new indie pop-rock single

May 20th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop, Rock |

artworks 000078845514 8749c2 t500x500 Stream: The Griswolds   Beware The Dog *new indie pop rock singleMy favorite up-and-coming Australian band, The Griswolds, released their latest single off their debut album, “Beware The Dog” and it’s so much fun! I love the pop-rock vibe that is just so catchy and sounds a bit tropical, like your dancing on a raft floating down a tropical Amazonian river with exotic animals and tribal people following you along the river dancing and cheering as you are dancing on this raft floating down some exotic river outside your comfort zone.

Stream the new Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83) produced single ”Beware The Dog” from The Griswolds below.

I can’t wait for The Griswolds debut album to come out, it’s going to be great!

Review: Brother Ruxpin, Keith Masters, Verbs and Awfully Awesome at The Mint

May 13th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Tuesday, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap |

10286832 10152036648347327 8819582795034813938 o 450x600 Review: Brother Ruxpin, Keith Masters, Verbs and Awfully Awesome at The MintLast week on Monday, I saw 4 different musicians perform in the back of The Mint for what was a packed audience performing hip-hop and electronic music in a crowded intimate space. The artists I saw included Keith MastersVerbs, Awfully Awesome and Brother Ruxpin DJing. Read my review below.
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Review: De Lux at The Echo *sold out post-punk dance party

May 3rd, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Rock |

12945628945 cf0eecd907 o Review: De Lux at The Echo *sold out post punk dance partyA few weeks ago I saw post-punk dance band De Lux perform live at Los Angeles venue, The Echo. This Los Angeles-based band, signed to Innovative Leisure, is poised to breakout once they start touring more and open for a similar band like !!! (chk chk chk), Rapture, and Talking Heads. (more…)


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