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Hidden Gem: De Lux *post-punk dance like Rapture, Talking Heads

April 9th, 2014 by | Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem |

de lux scion av 600x399 Hidden Gem: De Lux *post punk dance like Rapture, Talking HeadsLos Angeles duo De Lux is back with a new video to “It All Works All The Time”. These guys are a hit in the realm of post punk dance revival acts like RaptureTalking Heads, !!! (chk chk chk) and Scissor Sisters. It’s very fun laid back music that you can dance to.

Watch “It All Works All The Time” from the Innovative Leisure band De Lux.
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Review: Steed Lord and Flower Drums live at Los Globos

April 1st, 2014 by | Alternative/Indie, Ambient, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electropop, synthpop |

10153855 10202768983764454 1774323253 n 600x554 Review: Steed Lord and Flower Drums live at Los GlobosLast Thursday I saw international music coming to LA in the form of Iceland’s best electro dance pop trio Steed Lord and Australian psychedelic/dream pop band Flower Drums at Los Globos in Silverlake, California. The Icelandic hipsters were out in full force supporting Iceland band Steed Lord and although it wasn’t the largest crowd until the headliner Steed Lord got everybody dancing, it was still a fun show filled with new songs I have come to enjoy.
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Review: Das Tapes live at The Spare Room, Roosevelt Hotel

March 24th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electropop, synthpop |

Bipf9FdCIAA1zeV 458x600 Review: Das Tapes live at The Spare Room, Roosevelt HotelLast Thursday, The Burning Ear put together a fantastic free show with Los Angeles funky brother duo Das Tapes bringing their dance vibes to The Spare Room at The Roosevelt Hotel for Glenn Close’s birthday. It was a fun night and one of the best free shows I’ve been to since Das Tapes and the audience not only sang happy birthday to Glenn Close while she was bowling nearby the stage, but I met actor Michael Pena and told him how I enjoyed his movies, he said thanks and gave me a bro hug, it was awesome! Yet the best part of the evening was hearing Das Tapes perform their new jam, “Fetish” which is an absolute hit that sounds like a mix of ClassixxPoolsideToro Y Moi and Chromeo.

Stream and download the new track from Das Tapes below.

Review: Com Truise at Echoplex

March 10th, 2014 by | Ambient, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Electro |

74c58908a3f611e39afc122e3f5a0d70 8 600x600 Review: Com Truise at EchoplexA couple Friday’s ago I saw Com Truise at Echoplex. This show felt like being in the game Tron but with drugs like speed and cocaine to enhance your skills in the game. It was almost surreal, especially since Com Truise had the lights going in accordance to the beats he was making; truly a sweet show to be at although some vocals would be nice. I really enjoyed all of it as the music puts you in a trance to dance and feels great but I would love some damn vocalist on stage with Com Truise, that would make things really interesting.

Anyways it’s tough to pick a favorite but the most memorable was probably “Brokendate”. Watch the interesting video for that song below.
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Review: Penguin Prison live at Echoplex

February 25th, 2014 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electropop, House, Music Video, synthpop |

c3e4d78e9c6511e39d7812ff38e342a5 8 600x600 Review: Penguin Prison live at EchoplexSaturday night I saw one of the best performances of a DJ singing ever in Brooklyn’s Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison performing live at Echoplex. The only other DJ who also sang that possibly rivals how awesome of a performance I saw Saturday night might be that of Mystery Skulls back in October at Culture Collide Festival. (more…)

Contest: Win tickets to Strange Talk & The Griswolds at The Satellite Thursday

November 5th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Rock, synthpop |

04.03.strangetalk 1 Contest: Win tickets to Strange Talk & The Griswolds at The Satellite ThursdayCourtesy of Wind-Up Records, they’ve given us two tickets to giveaway for Thursday’s show to see two rising bands out of Australia, including one of my absolute favorite acts, Strange Talk and another I’ve slowly become a fan of, The Griswolds.

To win 2 tickets to see Strange Talk and The Griswolds this Thursday at The Satellite, email beforebigs@gmail.com with subject CONTEST and mention why you deserve tickets to see both Australian acts at the Satellite on Thursday. Contest ends Thursday at noon PST and if you don’t win, I highly recommend going to the show, more details on it here.

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Review: Crystal Fighters at The Fonda Theatre

October 29th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance |

MG 9406 as Smart Object 1 665x452 600x407 Review: Crystal Fighters at The Fonda TheatreLast Thursday, courtesy of Groundsounds I had the pleasure of seeing UK alternative dance rock band Crystal Fighters at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. It was an excellent show as Crystal Fighters proved to have lots of energy, engaging the audience with clapping, dancing and many fun moments to sing along.

I highly recommend seeing this band as they know how to get the crowd dancing and there were quite a few cute hippies in the audience to mingle with if you go see Crystal Fighters. This band won’t produce fans that fold their arms when watching them, but produce much dancing, singing along and attractive hippy chicks. Although there were many songs I heard that I didn’t know before the show, I still enjoyed most of them very much but especially loved “Plage”, “You & I” and “LA Calling”. I also really liked that when it felt like Crystal Fighters was done performing like after they performed “Plage”, they came back and performed even more, it was a never-ending dance party! Enjoy those three tracks below.


Review: Armand Van Helden at Create Nightclub

October 25th, 2013 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electro, House |

1384154 10151901357046413 663077003 n 400x600 Review: Armand Van Helden at Create NightclubLast Saturday, a few buddies and I caught, Armand Van Helden, aka 1/2 of critically acclaimed DJ duo Duck Sauce, at Create Nightclub in Hollywood.  His DJ set went by super quick although it lasted for over two hours, which shows how entertaining of a set he performed, which was mostly disco and progressive house, lots of fun!

Anyways, I don’t remember a ton of what he spun, but when he performed 2009 Duck Sauce hit “Anyway” and the latest Duck Sauce single, 2013′s “It’s You”. Oh and also his 1996 classic, “The Funk Phenomena”; watch music video’s for those three songs below.


Hidden Gem: Lancelot *Australian Nu-Disco/Dance

October 17th, 2013 by | Dance, Disco, House |

919832 649621955053526 762950066 o 600x395 Hidden Gem: Lancelot *Australian Nu Disco/DanceAbout a month ago on my way home from work, I put on Songza’s Indie Dance & Nu Disco playlist and about 3-5 songs in I hear Australian musician Lancelot‘s “Spoken Word” and immediately fall in love with his tunes. Within that same week I believe I heard another track, maybe “Higher Ground”, which I also dug a lot.

The dude has less than 5,000 Facebook fans, which will change when DJs more well-known than Goldroom and Le Crayon start remixing his tunes or when he starts remixing some mainstream music in Australia and worldwide. Either way, I hope he comes to LA soon, so I can impress my Nu-Disco music friends when I invite them to see Lancelot.

Below is my favorite, “Spoken Word”, his latest project, “Thinking Of You” EP and a 2-track Free EP as well.. I really love the handclaps or finger snaps with the piano to open the song plus I believe I hear children cheering in the background of the song, just lovely dance vibes especially when the guitar riff jumps in, so smooth!


Preview + Giveaway: Culture Collide Festival, October 10-12, 2013

October 7th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Rock, synthpop |

cc 9.18 388x600 Preview + Giveaway: Culture Collide Festival, October 10 12, 2013This Thursday through Saturday in Echo Park, Los Angeles is the upcoming Culture Collide Festival put together by the wonderful people at Filter Magazine who have graciously offered us a pair of wristbands to giveaway! Email us at beforebigs@gmail.com with the subject including Culture Collide and who you are most excited to see to win the pair, winners will be selected Wednesday at 5pm. Check out CultureCollide.com for more info and purchase tickets on Ticketfly, it’s only $30 to see around 70 musicians perform!!!

This will be my 3rd year attending the diverse weekend music festival which features musicians all over the world. Several acts I’ve become huge fans of after hearing them at Culture Collide include Icona PopRoyal Teeth, PoolsideClassixxCSSAsteroids Galaxy Tour, and Datarock.

This years lineup continues the tradition of diverse musicians from all over the world which includes several personal favorites of ours including Miami HorrorPlastic Plates, The Silent Comedy, Chateau Marmont, GRMLN, Gemini Club, Mystery Skulls and Ghost Wave.
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