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Review: Cut Copy opens up Red Bull’s #30DaysInLA

November 3rd, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electropop, Music Video, Rock, synthpop |

image proxy large 600x392 Review: Cut Copy opens up Red Bulls #30DaysInLAOn Saturday November 1st, Red Bull Sound Select’s #30DaysInLA kicked off with Australian dance pop/rock band Cut Copy headlining a fantastic show at the Downtown Los Angeles Luxe Hotel parking lot across the street from LA Live. I absolutely love Cut Copy, they are in my top 5 favorite artists I’ve seen live with their upbeat, catchy fun dance tunes and lyrics that are easy to sing along to and uplifting.

I loved almost every single song they played and after seeing them for the first time since 2011, I was so excited to be able to take my close friend @MikeRips, who saw Cut Copy with me back at Pacific Festival 2011 so I knew I had to invite him again. Thanks to Grandstand Media for hooking me up with press passes and I can’t wait to attend further Red Bull Sound Select shows in LA this month and beyond!

Below are a few must-listen Cut Copy tracks. (more…)

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 |

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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…)

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: Mikey Pauker and Scotty Grand at The Hotel Cafe

April 13th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Music Video, R&B |

10154205 10152777467119816 1488427142 n 408x600 Review: Mikey Pauker and Scotty Grand at The Hotel CafeEarlier this month I saw Jewish folk musician Mikey Pauker and up-and-coming R&B musician/songwriter Scotty Grand at The Hotel Cafe. Here’s my review. (more…)

Hidden Gem: Saints of Valory *upbeat alternative Pop/Rock

April 8th, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Pop, Rock |

1957299 saints of valory 617 409 600x397 Hidden Gem: Saints of Valory *upbeat alternative Pop/RockI don’t know how I discovered this band, I just found four of their songs on my iTunes that I downloaded in December and finally got to. But wow, Saints of Valory‘s four song Possibilities EP is some great upbeat fun that I enjoy very much! This rock/alternative/pop band signed to Atlantic Records and are a hit!

Stream the Saints of Valory‘s Possibilities EP to understand the hype, my favorites are “Kids”, “Long Time Coming” and “Back Up”.

Oh wait, now I remember how I might have discovered them! When I was really into ”Royals” covers, I think I came across theres and became a fan of the band. Watch their Saints of Valory‘s acoustic cover to “Royals”, the harmonized vocals are hot and makes you want to sing along to Lorde‘s catchy lyrics!
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