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Hidden Gem: Adventure Galley + upcoming show at @TheCentralSAPC

September 27th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Rock |

oct 1 revised 463x600 Hidden Gem: Adventure Galley + upcoming show at @TheCentralSAPCThe next upcoming indie dance band you need to follow is Oregon indie dance rock band Adventure Galley. I first heard “Weekend Lovers” sometime over the summer but somehow got lost in the shuffle of dance music that I love moving to.

However @BenOprstu contacted me about Adventure Galley doing a show at my favorite Santa Monica music venue next Monday. I watched the “Weekend Lovers” video and realized why I dig their upbeat electro-synth indie rock vibes so he asked me if @BeforeBigs wanted to co-produce the show with From The Hip LA. After watching “Weekend Lovers” and listening to “Marooned” and “Addict”, I knew this was a special band making music they like to call Glow Wave.

To attend this 21+ event at The Central SAPC this upcoming Monday, purchase $8 advance tickets or pay $10 at the door. Now onto some fun music! (more…)

Contest: Win two tix to Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival!

September 25th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Guest Mix |

CC 2012 9x575 430x600 Contest: Win two tix to Filter Magazines Culture Collide Festival!Filter Magazine has once again given us two passes to their annual Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles! Culture Collide’s line-up boasts 63 artists from 25 countries, converging in Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood October 4-7. If you love discovering new music from a diverse group of artists and sounds, this is an event you won’t want to miss and we got two tickets for you and a friend for all four days of the event! View the entire performance schedule here: http://bit.ly/NAGpT0

Read below to find out how you can win tickets to Culture Collide Festival (or purchase tickets here if your not feeling lucky). (more…)

Review: Moshav, Purdue Avenue at the @MintLA

September 17th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review |

jf6 moshav Review: Moshav, Purdue Avenue at the @MintLALast Thursday, I attended The Mint in West Los Angeles to see Purdue Avenue and Moshav. This was truly a special night of music filled with plenty of up-and-coming American-Jewish musicians including Yael Mayer whose been featured on MTV and had songs licensed in many huge commercials.

Read my full review below. (more…)

Mashup Monday + Ticket giveaway: Kids & Explosions

September 17th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Before Bigs Exclusive, Mashup, Mashup Monday |

 Mashup Monday + Ticket giveaway: Kids & ExplosionsWho is Kids & Explosions? K & E is Josh Raskin, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker (I Met the Walrus) turned mash-up artist. His LP Shit Computer offers a collection of some of Raskin’s own favorite tracks, which are reinterpreted and rearranged into glitchy and nostalgia-filled songs (this is his signature strategy). Genres are mixed and numerous samples of various songs turn hybrid in Shit Computer, revealing Raskin’s dexterity in transforming looped layers into tracks that sound fresh and new. Just listen to “Everything”, where he whisks a little of Eminem‘s “Lose It” with Slash’s guitar salute in the GNR classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Stream & download Shit Computer below.

If you dig this music and are in the LA area on Wednesday night, see how you can win two tickets to Kids & Explosions at The Central SAPC on 9/19.
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More in-depth review: Pacific Festival 2012

September 12th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Music Video, Pop, Remix, Rock, synthpop |

562043 417068355006953 271753665 n 600x222 More in depth review: Pacific Festival 2012A couple Sunday’s ago, I attended Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes, featuring Mayer HawthornePoolsideBag RaidersCapital Cities and much much more vibe out at the Newport Beach Marina. This was my 2nd time attending Pacific Festival and this year they toned it down on worldwide acts (last year Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris were some notable favorites) but they moved the location away from an isolated area (from Oak Canyon Ranch to Newport Beach) and really created this unique festival vibe on a beach.

While E-Wish’s review was straight to the point, it only covered half the acts we saw and is very simple.  Read my full review below.
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Review: Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes

September 9th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review |

photo 4 600x450 Review: Pacific Festival 2012: The Dunes

Last Sunday, we had the luxury of attending the Pacific Festival at Newport Dunes. This event was very spread out on a beautiful resort with four different stages and a great beach vibe. It was the first year in this part of Newport Beach but certainly not the last. On top of it all, it was an extremely beautiful day. Perfect for an end of the summer fiesta!

The Pacific Festival had a much different atmosphere than your typical music festival (no drug use, somewhat conservative, kind of quiet, reserved etc.). Regardless, it was truly a great experience.

My favorite acts of the day were definitely Capital Cities, Mayer Hawthorne, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Steed Lord, American Royalty and Poolside many more. Take a listen to the best song of each performer’s set. Enjoy!

Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”:

Mayer Hawthorne – “Held The Hand”:

Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Mr. Quiche”:

SteedLord – “Bed of Needles”: 

American Royalty – “Matchstick”:

Poolside – “Take Me Home:”

Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 preview + official festival mix

August 21st, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Guest Mix |

Pacific Festival The Dunes Sept 2 2012 385x600 Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 preview + official festival mixSouthern California’s Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012 is quickly approaching and I thought I would provide some details into one of the most underrated festivals in California. Not only is there a great variety of music from retro soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne to daytime disco duo Poolside to probably the best electro-dance pop/rock band ever, Capital Cities, this is a festival you don’t want to miss on Sunday September 2! This festival will be set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean at The Dunes in Newport Beach with DJ sets from plenty of up-and-comers you need to see live including Bag Raiders, Goldroom andMiami Horror to name a few.

The best way for me to express my excitement for Pacific Festival (which we reviewed last year), is to once again provide the “unofficial” Pacific Festival 2012 mixtape, which features 15 of my favorite songs from the acts performing at this year’s festival. Stream the 15-track mix below as well as the official “Pacific Festival: The Dunes 2012″ mix. Purchase tickets here and visit PacificFestival.com for more info on this must-see event that added the people behind Identity Festival to make this year’s festival even more of a rager! (more…)

Contest: Win tickets to Mr. Little Jeans @TheCentralSAPC

August 19th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Electropop, Pop |

 Contest: Win tickets to Mr. Little Jeans @TheCentralSAPCWe’re giving away tickets to another show at The Central SAPC that you don’t want to miss out on! This time it’s for Mr. Little Jeans a really hot upcoming act from Norway whose doing a rare live set on Friday at the Santa Monica music venue/dive bar. Show details here.

Here’s how to win two tickets: click the tweet button below

or copy and paste this on twitter:

I want to win two tickets to Mr. Little Jeans at @TheCentralSAPC bit.ly/PptZwX #MusicFutureNow via @BeforeBigs

Follow @TheCentralSAPC and @BeforeBigs to improve your chances of winning. Contest ends Thursday at Midnight.

Some music from Mr. Little Jeans and the other acts performing on Friday at The Central is below. (more…)

Best You Never Heard 7: Summer Underdogs

August 15th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Electro, Electronic Dance Music, Electropop, Guest Mix, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Pop, R&B, Rock, synthpop |

The Current BYNH Flyer 600x600 Best You Never Heard 7: Summer UnderdogsToday we are excited to present Best You Never Heard Volume 7: Summer Underdogs. Shouts to @E_Wish1 on the cover art and the artists for agreeing to have their songs featured on this mix.

With our latest edition of Best You Never Heard, we put out songs that have fun feel-good summer vibes from artists we believe should be getting way more attention for their music. Our criteria for selecting these artists is they had to have under 5,000 facebook fans or under 10,000 twitter followers.

We continue to help young, upcoming musicians in their efforts to reach mainstream success. Many of the people featured on our previous mixes have gone on to accomplish a lot within the music industry.

Below is our 12-track mix that will surely add to your favorite music list and provide you with new artists to listen to that we consider to be the Best You Never Heard. Enjoy!

Tracklist and previous edition of Best You Never Heard below. (more…)

Vote For The Final Track Of Best You Never Heard Vol. 7!

August 8th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap |

The Current BYNH Flyer1 600x600 Vote For The Final Track Of Best You Never Heard Vol. 7!

It’s that time of the year again. Another one of our infamous Best You Never Heard mixes is due to release on August 15th!

We are going with a little bit of a different approach for this one. There is already 13 great tracks confirmed which you will find out about when the mixtape officially releases a week from today. However, there will be a vote for a 14th track between now and then. We want to engage the fans more and will be giving you all the choice of three great songs by talent artists and musicians. The one with the most votes by the morning of August 15th will get the final spot.

Included are the three track options for you to listen to and then a poll to vote on which one you like the most. Listen  and make your choice carefully, you only get to vote ONE time. Enjoy!

Yury – “Landing On Stars”

Riot !n Paris – “Disposition”

Wild Cub – “Straight No Turns”

Vote: 

Which song would you rather have on Best You Never Heard Volume 7?

  • Yury - "Landing In the Stars" (60%, 35 Votes)
  • Riot !n Paris - "Disposition" (33%, 19 Votes)
  • Wild Cub - "Straight No Turns" (7%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 58

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