While I didn’t catch the entirety of the three acts I saw perform at the Santa Monica Pier for All Hands on Deck, I thoroughly enjoyed this show as it was outdoors with the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop and I got to take an awesome chick to enjoy these upcoming acts with myself. Anyways here’s my review of Kisses, YACHT and Poolside at All Bands On Deck. (more…)
First off, I love The Knocks! Secondly, I’m increasingly becoming a big fan of St. Lucia the more I hear their music. Thirdly, I love this collaboration and if you don’t, maybe you don’t like dancing, which is understandable because if you don’t like dancing, that’s probably because you don’t think you know how to dance…. hey dum dum, everybody knows how to dance, just freaking move to the beat of the song!
Anyways, stream this infectious dance/electro pop track below, it’s quite the jam!
Story of the Running Wolf is an electro duo based out of Los Angeles, CA. A little bit retro, a little bit future, they blend 80′s influences like Depeche Mode and Duran Duran with modern electro-dance elements, creating an infectious sound that’s all their own. After playing their first show at a rooftop party in early 2012, the band began developing a live show experience which has been described as a “John Hughes party on Neptune”, replete with neon lasers, make-up, fog and feathers. Their new self-titled EP is available for free download at www.sotrw.com.
They just dropped their first song/video from their debut EP, “Stratospheric”. Stream and download their EP below.
Shout out to @DeanRisko for recommending Zak Waters, a pop/funk artist out of LA with a smooth yet upbeat fun sound. But rather than continue to describe his sound, listen to these songs from Zak Waters below. (more…)
Last Monday, I saw Mind the Gap, Young Hunting and Jhameel at The Bootleg Theater as part of Jhameel‘s December residency at the Silverlake/Echo Park area music venue. Read below for my review. (more…)
Our favorite hip-hop group from San Diego, Vokab Kompany, has released, “Don’t Owe You” their latest single and video from their upcoming collaboration album with Crush Effect. The album, titled VKCE, drops December 18 and I can’t wait for it. If the previous collaborations with VK and CE are any indication what’s to come between these two exciting up-and-coming acts, then this will be a must-listen album!
Listen to “Don’t Owe You” below.
Watch the official video to “Don’t Owe You” and a special download link for the song below. (more…)
If there’s two music acts indie pop acts I’m intrigued by and want to see live, it’s St. Lucia and Pacific Air. With this remix, you get the best of both worlds, combining both their upbeat fun indie electro pop vibes to create a fun indie dance remix.
Stream and download St. Lucia‘s “All Eyes On You” (Pacific Air remix) below.
Last Friday night I saw indie dance pop band Capital Cities perform their last LA show for a long time as they prepare to hit the studio to record their next album. It was a packed audience with lots of passionate fans who sang along to most of Capital Cities releases and while this was my 3rd time seeing them live, they continued to impress with a more upbeat slightly improved set list, more dancing on stage among the founding duo of the band with a uniform clothing style of all band members wearing gold/yellow jackets.
It felt almost magical seeing them live as most of the audience and I knew this would be Capital Cities last Los Angeles show for the year and maybe the next several months. I loved the show because it was the fans way of getting to celebrate Capital Cities recent signing under the Capital Records imprint.
Big things continue to happen for Capital Cities and if you haven’t seen them live, I suggest you try to do so soon before they start selling out arenas all over the world.
Here’s a great why you should see them live: “Safe & Sound”.
I’m really proud to share Jhameel‘s new music video for “Shadow of a Man” with you. The video captures Jhameel‘s raw emotionality as he watches a loved one crushed under the weight of an abusive relationship. Shadow of a Man was directed, shot, conceptualized, and edited in-house by Jhameel and his team with no outside support or funding, making it a fully independent project. The video was shot amidst the wrecked and abandoned buildings of Salton City, a desolate California ghost town left to decay by its inhabitants in the 1970′s.
Watch the official music video to “Shadow of a Man” below. (more…)
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