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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…)

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: St. Lucia, Capital Cities and Two Door Cinema Club live at The Greek

November 12th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Music Video, Rock |

TwoDoorCinemaClub 0453 600x399 Review: St. Lucia, Capital Cities and Two Door Cinema Club live at The GreekFirst time at the Greek on November 2nd and what an amazing time sitting in section A to see St. LuciaCapital Cities and Two Door Cinema Club. Read my review below.
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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.

Below read more about both bands including links to my favorite songs from each! (more…)

Show & Album Review: Basic Vacation at It’s A School Night & their debut EP

November 4th, 2013 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Rock |

IMG 3627 600x450 Show & Album Review: Basic Vacation at Its A School Night & their debut EPA week and a half ago I saw emerging electronic pop/rock act Basic Vacation. Based on what I heard in their 5-track debut EP and their intimate performance at Bardot for the KCRW curated It’s a School Night, they will become a huge mainstream act in the realm of Imagine Dragons mixed with Fun. I repeat, this group will become a huge mainstream act!

I actually dug almost everything they performed including their hit, “I Believe”, “It’s All Happening” (probably their next single), “You’re In My Head” and “Worlds Collide”. These 4 tracks are on their 5 track EP which I highly recommend listening to below. Their live set was fun alternative pop rock with many people singing the oohs and other words that are easy to sing along to. I also enjoyed when Basic Vacation covered “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears, thanks @JakeCraney for the reminder of that classic gem getting cover treatment.

Actually Bardot didn’t do this band justice, they deserve to play in front of way larger crowds and I feel very lucky to get to see them free on a Monday night in Hollywood at a venue that holds no more than 200 people. Stream the Basic Vacation EP (iTunes) below and watch their video for “I Believe”.

I highly recommend attending It’s A School Night, it was my first time there and I had a nice time getting to see a band that wouldn’t normally be free to see. They usually curate shows getting artists before they blow up, I wish I had KCRW’s resources to do something like that.

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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Review: Carousel & Trails and Ways live at Bootleg Theatre

March 15th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Rock |

 Review: Carousel & Trails and Ways live at Bootleg TheatreLast Saturday I had the pleasure to catch indie electro pop duo Carousel and dream pop quartet, Trails and Ways, live at the Bootleg Theatre near Downtown Los Angeles. Read my review below. (more…)

Review: Jhameel, Young Hunting and Mind The Gap at Bootleg Theater

December 18th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Pop, Rock |

705960 442739915781695 1008876246 o 600x600 Review: Jhameel, Young Hunting and Mind The Gap at Bootleg TheaterLast Monday, I saw Mind the GapYoung 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…)

Review: Gold Fields at The Viper Room

November 12th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Electronic Rock, Rock |

proxy Review: Gold Fields at The Viper RoomOn election night last week, I saw buzzworthy indie electro-rock act Gold Fields. The opened the show because it was on Election night and just jammed out in front of a packed crowd at The Viper Room.

Not only did Gold Fields bring their massive sounds on the tiny stage of The Viper Room but Obama won so after their set, everybody got free shots! Gold Fields music was upbeat and intense indie dance rock that you can’t help but move to! The whole band just rocked out and one of the band members even brought out a cowbell during the set!

I highly recommend catching Gold Fields live as this is a group that is going to be performing all over the world and brings such an upbeat fun indie dance vibe live.

Stream and download my three favorites below: “Dark Again”, “Moves” and “Treehouse”.



Currently Gold Fields is embarking on a nationwide tour with St. Lucia, make sure you catch them live when they come to your town!

Hidden Gem: Krisp *Miami chillwave

October 24th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Rock |

krisp Hidden Gem: Krisp *Miami chillwaveKrisp is a 4-piece indie/dance/chillwave/dance rock band from Miami. @FreedzyBaby sent me their stuff after seeing them open for Reptar recently. I listened to all their soundcloud stuff and I got to say, I’m impressed with the fun upbeat catchy electronic rock vibes.

Stream and download Krisp‘s 4-track EP below.

If you like what you hear, follow Krisp on facebook and twitter.


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